David Gossman - Gossman Consulting, Inc.

David Gossman
Gossman Consulting, Inc.
45W962 Plank Rd.
Hampshire, IL 60140


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David Gossman
Gossman Consulting, Inc.

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Industrial and Environmental Chemical Forensics

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Looking for Technical Assistance in Litigation Proceedings?
As an Associate Member of the American Bar Association, Gossman Consulting, Inc. can provide technical assistance to legal counsel in litigation involving chemical and environmental forensics, hazardous waste materials, hazardous materials handling, regulatory compliance, fires and explosions at hazardous waste facilities and injury or chemical exposure claims due to hazardous materials or hazardous materials operations.

Incidents routinely occur as a result of poorly designed or executed maintenance procedures including:
  • Hiring and training practices
  • Laboratory methods
  • Sales and marketing strategies
  • Ambiguous or conflicting regulations
Proper analysis of these potential causes requires both technical and operational expertise.  GCI has the technical background and the needed communication skills to explain the science behind what happened and the real life operational experience to explain why it happened.  Incidents that prompt litigation do not just happen, they occur as the result of a string of decisions that can date back to the initial facility design.  Even a badly written regulation may contribute to the eventual incident.  Clearly GCI’s experience and expertise can be a valuable aid in preparing for litigation.     


GCI provides the technical expertise and develops the evidentiary basis for legal arguments relying on or involving:

  • Industrial and environmental chemical forensic analysis
  • Causation proved by fate and transport of chemicals and their degradation products in the environment.
  • Appropriate standard of care for management of hazardous waste and hazardous materials
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Safety and prevention of catastrophic events at industrial facilities such as fires and explosions
  • Prevention of injury or chemical exposure resulting from hazardous materials or hazardous materials operations
  • Prevention of chemical spills and/or proper management of historical environmental contamination


David Gossman's academic background includes a BS and MS in Interdisciplinary Physical Science.  His graduate program focused on Analytical Chemistry, Geophysics and Science Communication.  He has extensive industrial and laboratory experience as well as an expert support staff.

The following links provide a few examples of the expertise we can provide.

The Use of a Comprehensive Facility Operations Review and Hazop Study to Limit Liabilities and Risks in the Operation of Hazardous Waste Fuel Facilities

GCI Tech Notes "Restricting Highly Toxic Wastes at Hazardous Waste Fuel Facilities" Mar-99

GCI Tech Notes "HAZOP REVIEWS" August-98

GCI Tech Notes "Working Together in Plant Operations" Dec-96

GCI Tech Notes "EPA Dioxin Exposure Assessment Comments”, Feb-95

"The Added Risk to Health, Safety and the Environment Due to the BIF Regulation"

HWF Notes "GC Solvents-Safety and Health”, Feb-93

HWF Notes "DOT Hazmat Training”, Jan-93

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If you have questions or wish to set up a meeting please contact David Gossman at (847) 683-4188 or send an e-mail.