Expert Testimony

All members of PAL’s senior staff are qualified to provide expert testimony within their specific areas of expertise.

This includes appearing before federal and state courts, and providing written and oral depositions for Public Service Boards, Conservation Commissions, Historic District Commissions, Planning Boards, and other governmental entities. PAL has also been called as an expert witness for civil court cases involving historic and archaeological properties.

Past Expert Testimony Appearances

PAL has testified in support of client projects before the Vermont Public Service Board and the Maine Board of Environmental Protection, and has routinely provided documentation to the Coastal Resource Management Council in Rhode Island, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs, and regional and city entities such as the Cape Cod Commission, the Martha’s Vineyard Commission, and the Boston Landmarks Commission.

Our staff works within the guidelines of the profession, as presented in the Codes of Ethics of the Society of American Archaeology, American Anthropological Association, and Register of Professional Archaeologists, and are knowledgeable of federal, state, and municipal historic preservation legislation.


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