Law Firms

Law firms trust Baker & O’Brien to provide expert support and testimony in arbitration and litigation matters for a wide variety of disputes in the oil, gas, chemical, construction, and related industries. With over 30 years of experience, the evidence is overwhelming.

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Baker & O’Brien consultants have testified as experts in international arbitration, U.S. Courts, foreign courts, and in public hearings. Our consultants assist in discovery, site review and analysis, causation analysis, determination of economic damages, application of industry standards and practices, valuation of assets, and evaluation of contracts. Let us proceed.

Case Studies

Construction on a Slope – Hazard Awareness on Pipeline Construction

January 24, 2023

A pipeline inspector was fatally injured while operating an off-road vehicle on a steep hill along the pipeline construction route. Baker & O’Brien was engaged to determine the incident cause and to opine on the site responsibilities of the various parties associated with the pipeline construction and inspection. Our expert reports and testimony were used by counsel to reach a settlement before trial.

Construction Contract Termination Dispute – Assessment of Progress and Completion of Work

January 25, 2023

A storage terminal owner terminated its construction contract for a brownfield project with its contractor and filed claims for deficient and incomplete work. Baker & O’Brien was engaged to analyze the project’s completeness at the time of contract termination and determine the costs associated with completing the work. Our opinions, based on an industry-recognized methodology for milestone activity achievement, were presented in an expert report.

Pipeline Sabotage Leads to an Explosion of Force Majeure Claims

January 25, 2023

A gas pipeline experienced a series of events where saboteurs detonated explosives that damaged it and its associated facilities, causing numerous pipeline outages and associated force majeure claims. Baker & O’Brien was retained to provide an independent and objective assessment of whether the repair durations met the standard of a reasonable and prudent operator. Our consultants testified in four arbitration hearings providing expert opinions based on our review of the force majeure events.