Morgan, Angel, Brigham & Associates has long provided expert witness services to federal and state governments. Principals and associates have given expert testimony in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, U.S. District Courts and state courts on a variety of historical and public policy issues.
FEDERAL INDIAN POLICY
Determining facts and histories regarding Federal Indian policy presents a variety of significant challenges. With a geographic range that is literally nationwide and a history of agreements, treaties, and claims that potentially goes back several centuries, there is a vast amount of information spread across a wide range of repositories.
SUPERFUND SITE RESEARCH
Under the liability scheme established by the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), questions can arise regarding what occurred at a hazardous waste site during the Cold War, World War II or even the 19th century.
The concept underlying takings cases is fairly straight forward: when one party negatively affects the value of another's property, the party must provide compensation. When such situations involve the federal government and major tracts of land however, the resolution is rarely simple.
NATURAL RESOURCE OWNERSHIP AND DEVELOPMENT
Few topics involving land ownership are more complex than the issue of natural resource development and the associated issue of past compensation paid for related management and oversight.
Knowledge of the detailed histories of laws and policies and of their broader contexts is indispensable for understanding many Native American, natural resources, and environmental issues. Since 1981, Morgan, Angel, Brigham & Associates have established a reputation for providing detailed histories of the origins and administration of different laws and public policies in these and other areas.
ENERGY POLICY & DEREGULATION
Morgan, Angel, Brigham & Associates can provide detailed political, social, and technological research for publicly-owned and investor-owned utilities as the industry faces the uncertain future of the deregulated energy market. Among the projects that Morgan Angel Brigham historians have worked on are histories of specific electrical systems and the examination of historical issues related to FERC relicensing.
For Morgan, Angel, Brigham & Associates’ researchers and historians, the past exists beyond the courtroom and the archives. Our nation's collective history ranges from construction of American homes and neighborhoods to the engineering triumphs that stand as examples of our technical ingenuity.