Investigations Expert Witnesses

Investigations expert witnesses and consultants listed here may be able to form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, provide expert witness testimony at deposition and/or trial as or serve as consulting (non-testifying) experts on investigations. The investigations expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Child Abuse, Dram Shop & Alcohol Services, Employment, Engineering, Environmental, Forensic Psychology, Forensic Science, Gaming & Gambling, Hotel & Restaurant, Law Enf & Criminal Justice, Legal, Medical Management, OSHA, Police Practices & Procedures, and Premises Liability.

Karen R Laser Laser Consulting, Inc.

Temecula, California
Police Practices & Procedures, Law Enf & Criminal Justice - Investigations, Security, Use of Force, Policy and Procedure, Internal Affairs, Administrative Complaint Process
Karen is recently retired from law enforcement, having been employed as a police officer with the Los Angeles Police Department and Oceanside Police Department for a total of 30 years, retiring as a Lieutenant with the Oceanside Police Department. Karen brings experience from a multifaceted career, having been assigned to or responsible for units such as K9, Crisis Negotiation Team, SWAT, Crisis Response Team, Homeless Outreach Team, Harbor Operations, Psychological Evaluation Response Team, Internal Affairs, Community Resource Team, and Investigations. Karen was a Detective Sergeant, supervising the Robbery-Homicide Unit, Crimes of Violence Unit, and Property Crimes Unit. She investigated hundreds of criminal cases ranging from low-level thefts to homicide. The City of Oceanside brings tourists from around the globe, offering a variety of destination activities. Karen planned and organized large-scale special events such as the City of Oceanside’s July 4th celebrations, music ...

Nicol Stolar-Peterson, PsyD, LCSW, BCD

Murrieta, California
Social Work, Child Abuse - Child Protective Services, Department of Children and Family Services, Investigations, Standard of Care, Removal, Exigency, Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Neglect, Child Death, Child Fatality, Child Welfare
Child Abuse/Child Welfare Expert national practice. Completed over 1000 child abuse investigations and interviews, 100’s of removals, 100’s of foster care and adoptive placements. 11 years of field experience working in child protective services as a child abuse investigator, interviewer, trainer, foster care/adoption social worker (2003-2015). Licensed clinical social worker in California since 2009. Trained over 1000 social workers in child abuse investigation and current standards and duties. National trainer on mandated reporting. Focus Areas Include; Child Welfare Expert Child Abuse Investigations Clinical Social Worker Expert Witness Child Fatality Investigations CPS /DCFS Expertise Consultation Psychotherapy Crisis Counseling Forensic Interviewer Case Management Community Outreach Group Therapy Record/Case Review Structured Decision-Making Tools Testimony

Patrick Maroney Maroney Consulting Services LLC

Platteville , Colorado
Dram Shop & Alcohol Services - Liquor, Alcohol, Liability, Compliance, Dram Shop, Accidents, Injury, Retail, Accident, Investigations
Patrick Maroney is the President of Maroney Consulting Services LLC, which provides expert witness testimony related to dram shop cases. He provides training and consultation for Colorado liquor laws and rules; trade practices laws and rules; retail, wholesale and supplier compliance and licensing in Colorado and is certified as a Colorado Responsible Vendor Trainer. He has over 33 years of law enforcement experience and was the Chief of Investigations and the Director of the Colorado Liquor Enforcement Division. Mr. Maroney's experience includes working for the Larimer County Sheriff's Office (Fort Collins, Colorado), Arapahoe County (Colorado) Coroner's Office, and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. Patrick instructed numerous training classes on Colorado liquor laws and rules and provided official interpretations of Colorado liquor laws and rules to liquor stakeholders, legislators and licensees. He testified before the Colorado Legislature on numerous occasions as an e...

John A Campanella, SHRM-SCP Campanella Consulting Group, Inc.

Newark, Delaware
Police Practices & Procedures, Law Enf & Criminal Justice - Police policy, police procedure, police standards, police practices, policy compliance, police misconduct, police, investigations, human resources, neglect of duty, fail to train, negligent retention, negligent hiring, law enforcement, private sector workplace investigation, workplace investigations
I worked in Law Enforcement for over 32-years retiring from the Delaware State Police in September 2017 at the rank of Captain, serving the last four years as the Director of Human Resources. My law enforcement experience includes increasingly responsible roles and achievement in the areas of: Policy/Procedure Development; Human Resource Management; Compliance Monitoring; Internal and External Investigations; & Training/Development. I served as the Accreditation Manager for the Delaware State Police responsible for two meritorious re-accreditation awards with the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) and supervised a third meritorious re-accreditation as a commander. I have been a part-time assessor for the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) since September 2014 where I travel the country evaluating the policies and procedures of law enforcement agencies to be sure they meet the best practice standards set forth by CALEA. ...

Joshua C Shelton, CPP, CTM Group Nine Risk Consulting

Peachtree City, Georgia
Security, Premises Liability - Security, Premises Liability, Threat Assessment , Active-Shooter , Inadequate & Negligent Security , Workplace Violence , Security Management , Security Guards, Gas Station, Apartment, Parking Garage, ASIS, Physical Security , Asset Protection, Logistics Security, Investigations , WPV, SHRM, assault
Josh is a senior consultant at Group Nine Risk Consulting and a seasoned professional with over 20 years of career experience in corporate security and law enforcement. Josh is board certified in Security Management, having earned the Certified Protection Professional (CPP) certification through ASIS International. Globally recognized as the standard of excellence for security management professionals, the CPP demonstrates one’s knowledge and competency in seven key domains of security: Security Principles and Practices, Business Principles and Practices, Investigations, Personnel Security, Physical Security, Information Security, and Crisis Management. Josh is also a Certified Threat Manager (CTM) by The Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP). ATAP is a distinguished and dynamic organization that serves as a pivotal hub for professionals dedicated to the comprehensive field of threat assessment and risk management. Comprising a diverse community of experts from var...

Randy Gray, CHST, CSHM, GSP, OHST, BS, MS Grayhawk Advantage, Inc., dba. Grayhawk Safety & Health Consulting Company

Benton, Kentucky
OSHA, Safety - OSHA, Industrial Accidents, Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Loss Control, Risk Management, Slip Trip & Fall, Construction Accidents, Manufacturing Accidents, Insurance, Investigations
Mr. Gray provides expert witness services in defense and plaintiff litigation matters, safety and health on-site audits, customized OSHA safety and health training, OSHA 10 and 30-hour construction and general industry training, and assistance for employers who have been issued citations that they need assistance with obtaining better citation settlement agreements and working in conjunction with legal counsel with litigation assistance contesting OSHA citations. Highly-experienced OSHA Forensic Expert Witness with 75 separate fatality and more than 150 non-fatal work-related accidents. 25+ years of OSHA compliance with 29 CFR regulations related to construction and general industry. 8 years of private Safety and Health Consulting specializing in Defense and Plaintiff's occupational injuries, conducting safety and health audits, Authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer for construction and general industry, and employer assistance with settlement of OSHA citations, and testifying in O...

Leroy K. James, MS L. K. James & Associates

Cheltenham, Maryland
Law Enf & Criminal Justice, School Safety - School Security, Clery Act Compliance, Campus Security Operations, Investigations, Emergency Management, Special Events Management, Policies and Procedures, Community Policing, Consortium Building, Patrol Operations, Local Law Enforcement Collaboration, Training & Education
Mr. James has served as a University Chief of Police, as well as an Executive Director for Campus Safety and Security at two (2) four-year higher education research institutions, and at a community college in the Washington DC and Baltimore metropolitan region. In those positions he served as the chief architect for the safety and security infrastructure for several different campuses and over 50,000 students. He also served as an adjunct professor in criminal justice at a community college. He serves as the founder of a campus security consulting firm that specializes in assisting university leaders comply with their federal responsibilities under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act. Mr. James has served as the Training and Education Coordinator for the Historically Black Colleges and Universities - Law Enforcement Executives and Administrators (HBCU-LEEA) organization whic...

Frank A. Mancini, DCJ Prezza Consulting LLC

Middleton, Massachusetts
Law Enf & Criminal Justice, Police Practices & Procedures - Police accountability, police internal affairs, police misconduct, early intervention systems, police mediation, police use of force, police supervision, law enforcement administration/operations, community policing, law enforcement auditing, excessive force, police/public corruption, investigations
Law enforcement operational, administrative, and policy expertise, criminal justice doctoral academic degree, use of force, criminal justice university teaching experience, subject matter expert in areas of law enforcement operations, police accountability, application of discipline, internal affairs processes, police officer administrative and criminal investigations, organizational risk analysis, Early Intervention Systems, police/community mediation, law enforcement auditing and inspections, community outreach, and police oversight mechanisms, internal affairs. Expert witness in depositions, court testimony, administrative hearings, MA Civil Service Hearings, labor arbitration testimony. Doctoral Research Portfolio: Dissertation Title “Technology and Police Accountability: Body-Worn Cameras, Effects on Complaints and Use of Force”. Experienced in Public Sector Investigations; Workplace Misconduct, Law Enforcement Training and Consulting Police Superintendent, Chief (ret.), Prof...

Scott Hilden J Hilden S. J. Hilden Consulting

SOUTH LYON, Michigan
Law Enf & Criminal Justice, School Safety - use of force, civil liability, policy procedures, school policing, premise liability, police operations, risk managemement, crime prevention, police training, supervision, management, pursuits, internal investigations, racial profiling, best practice, investigations, excessive force, misconduct
I am writing to introduce myself as a distinguished police consultant and expert witness with over 32 years of extensive experience in law enforcement. Currently serving as the Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police for a vibrant community of 33,000 residents, I have garnered invaluable insights and expertise across various critical areas within the field. My career trajectory includes 23 years in supervisory and managerial roles, during which I have demonstrated a profound understanding of effective management strategies, policy development, and procedural enhancements. My expertise spans a wide array of crucial areas within law enforcement, including police training, use of force protocols, misconduct investigations, implementation of best practices, school policing, and comprehensive oversight of all police department operations. I have served as a Defensive Tactics Use of Force Instructor and Police Emergency Vehicle Driving Instructor, ensuring officers are prepared and ...

Derk J Boss, CFE, CPP, CSP DJ Boss Assoc

Las Vegas, Nevada
Gaming & Gambling, Premises Liability - Security, Surveillance, Bar/Nightclub, Dram Shop, Event Security, Hotel, Inadequate/Negligent Security, Investigations, Loss Prevention, Multi Unit Housing, Parking, Regulatory Compliance, Retail/Restaurant, Risk Assessment, Security Management, Title 31, Use of Force, Workplace Violence.
Independent Security Consultant specializing primarily in gaming security and surveillance as well as premises liability with over 36 years of practical experience. Earned professional certification as a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) from Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Certified Protection Professional (CPP) from ASIS International, Certified Surveillance Professional (CSP) with International Association of Certified Surveillance Professionals. Currently the President of the International Association of Certified Surveillance Professionals and is one of its founding members.

Timothy C. Egan, SPHR Coalition Resources Group

New Mexico
Employment, Medical Management - Human resources, HR, healthcare, hospitals, employee relations, hiring, labor relations, union avoidance, background checks, investigations, drug testing, sexual harassment, termination, collective bargaining agreement, discipline, workplace violence, HIPAA, performance evaluation, FMLA, ADA, WC
Executive-level human resources leader. 35+ years of experience in employee and labor relations, as well mediation conflict resolution, employee training development, and resource allocation assessments. Special experience in healthcare human resources. 13-year Marine Corps veteran, including Gulf War. Experience also includes RIFs, Layoffs, Reduction in Force, Leave of Absence, Reasonable Accommodations, Interactive Meetings, Americans with Disabilities Act, and Job Descriptions.

Paul J. Angelides, PE Paul J. Angelides, P.E., P.C.

Melville, New York
Engineering, Forensic Science - Forensic Engineering, Building Structures and Systems, Structural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Foundations, HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical, Construction, Construction Defects, Investigations, Fires, Floods, Insurance, Property Casualty, Disaster Recovery, Premises Liability.
Expert Engineering Staff with Interdisciplinary Experience Client base consists of Insurance Professionals, Building Owners, and Attorneys representing Plaintiff's and Defendants. Retained as Experts in Over 10,000 cases. National Academy of Forensic Engineers Certified Safety Professional Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator National Society of Professional Engineers American Society of Civil Engineers American Society of Mechanical Engineers OSHA and Suspended Scaffold Certifications New York City Special Inspection Agency Licensed in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Florida, US Virgin Islands Qualified as Experts in State Supreme and Federal Courts FAA Certified Drone Pilot

Wayne S. Promisel Compass Investigative Services

Leland, North Carolina
Police Practices & Procedures, Law Enf & Criminal Justice - Investigations, Child Abuse, School Safety, Sexual Assault/Exploitation, Domestic Assault, Death/Cold Cases, Victimology, Investigation Procedures, Multi-agency Investigations, Crisis Management, Police Ethics, Training and Education, Community Policing, Police Supervision, Title IX investigations
Twice retired law enforcement professional spanning forty-years with proven track record of investigating the most serious criminal offenses resulting in a foundation of legal knowledge and extensive courtroom testimony experience. Reputation and character led to specialty assignments in several investigation units following a promotion to rank of Sergeant. One previous certification as expert surrounding sexual abuse allegation within non-profit organization in Florida. Recipient of recognition and awards for accomplishments associated with networking, collaboration, and policy development within multi-disciplinary team and agency environments to implement law enforcement best practices for local, state, and federal initiatives. Provider of numerous trainings applying investigative practices as related to topics including victimology, child abuse/exploitation of children, sexual/domestic assaults, violent crimes and death, evidence collection/preservation, and courtroom testimo...

Timothy A Dimoff, CPP SACS Consulting & Investigative Services

Akron, Ohio
Security, Police Practices & Procedures - Human Resources, Investigations, Active Shooter, High-risk Workplace, Sexual Harassment, Substance Abuse, Internal Theft
Certified Protection Professional A.L.I.C.E FBI Task Force Member Former detective in the Akron, Ohio Police Department Awarded the International Narcotics Special Award of Honor from the International Narcotic Enforcement Officers Association in 1991. Dimoff is an internationally board Certified Protection Professional (CPP); a registered national security and human resources expert with the Technical Advisory Service for Attorneys (TASA); a member of the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS); a member of InfraGard, a joint professional organization between the FBI and security professionals to work collectively against crime, terrorism and to improve educational abilities and knowledge for the private sector; a member of The National Council of Investigation & Security Services (NCISS); a member of the Ohio Association of Security & Investigative Services (OASIS); and a nationally certified ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) training instructor. Dimo...

Randy M. Stedman, Esq. Workplace Practices Group

Powell Butte, Oregon
Employment, Legal - Investigations, Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Harassment, Recruiting, Compensation HR Policies & Practices, Handbooks, Negligent Hiring/Retention/Negligent Supervision, Severance, Title VII, Labor Relations, Negotiations, Employee Benefits, ADA, FMLA, FLSA, EEOC, AA
Randy Stedman is an expert witness, human resources and labor relations executive, labor and employment lawyer, and HR consultant. He has over 25 years of C-level human resources experience in large organizations with over 35 years total experience in all facets of human resources and labor relations. He adds value as labor and employment lawyer with both in-house and private practice experience. Randy has broad public and private sector experience, including public transportation, electric utilities, retail, business process outsourcing, professional services, financial services, and software and IT processing companies. He is known as a skilled strategist, exceptional negotiator, persuasive presenter, wise counselor, and a keen-eyed developer of talent. His Clifton Strengths Signature Themes are: Strategic, Analytical, Relator, Achiever, Command. Randy has appeared in dozens of civil and administrative trials, both as an expert and fact witness, and he has been deposed many ...

Madeline I Maysonet Scavo, Psy.D Dr Maysonet Clinical & Forensic Psychology Firm PLLC

Allentown, Pennsylvania
Psychology, Forensic Psychology - PTSD, Trauma, Psychological Autopsy, Suicide Prevention & Risk Assessment, Clinical/Forensic Evaluations, IME, Disability, Compensation, Personal Injury, Fitness for Duty, Inspections, Audits, Investigations, Threat Assessment & Management, Workplace Violence, Malpractice, & Evaluative Mediation.
Dr. Maysonet is a seasoned bilingual clinical and forensic psychologist with 22+ years of experience in investigations and as a correctional psychologist within several government agencies (e.g., State Department of Corrections, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Immigration & Customs Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security) and private practice. She is licensed in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Florida. Dr. Maysonet has provided many specialized therapeutic services and legal consultations to veterans, law enforcement, attorneys, and the community in general. She has been the subject matter expert and consulted in cases related to: Psychological Autopsy Investigation (completed suicide) Correctional standard of care Audits/Reviews/Investigation of Correctional Suicide Prevention Programs Competence Evaluation Suicide Risk Assessment Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Compensation Social Security Disability Personal Injury Fitness for Duty Pre-surgery Lethal Weapon Training Act...

Timothy C. Egan, SPHR Coalition Resources Group

Horizon City, Texas
Employment, Medical Management - Human resources, HR, healthcare, hospitals, employee relations, hiring, labor relations, union avoidance, background checks, investigations, drug testing, sexual harassment, termination, collective bargaining agreement, discipline, workplace violence, HIPAA, performance evaluation, FMLA, ADA, WC
Executive-level human resources leader. 35+ years of experience in employee and labor relations, as well mediation conflict resolution, employee training development, and resource allocation assessments. Special experience in healthcare human resources. 13-year Marine Corps veteran, including Gulf War. Experience also includes RIFs, Layoffs, Reduction in Force, Leave of Absence, Reasonable Accommodations, Interactive Meetings, Americans with Disabilities Act, and Job Descriptions.

Bentley Nettles

College Station, Texas
Dram Shop & Alcohol Services, Hotel & Restaurant - Liquor Liability, Intoxication, Investigations, liability, Alcohol Seller/Server training, Liquor delivery driver training, Alcohol Regulatory Compliance, Injury, Retail, Nightclub, Bar, Restaurant, Drunk Driving,
Chief executive of state agency tasked with regulating alcoholic beverage sales throughout Texas. The TABC has 635 full time employees, distributed across 41 locations and a biennial budget of 96 million dollars. Supervised and directed the nearly 200 auditors and sworn peace officers who helped enforce the laws and regulations dealing with underage serving, serving while intoxicated, over-serving, etc. Responsible for the prosecution, evaluation and settlement of thousands of alleged violations of public safety standards regarding alcohol. Assisted in the development and implementation of the Targeted Responsibility for Alcohol Connected Emergencies (TRACE) procedure. TRACE is used after an alcohol related emergency (such as an impaired person injury someone in a motor vehicle accident) as an investigation technique to track back to a permitted location and determine if the driver was over served or impaired at the time of his last drink purchase.

Bruce Champagne, B.S., MPA Quadrant Operations, LLC

Sandy, Utah
Police Practices & Procedures, Law Enf & Criminal Justice - Police Uses of Force, Police Training, Police Practices, Civilian Self-Defense, Biomechanics, Investigations, Memory, Martial Arts, Criminal Gangs, Behavioral Profiling, Crime Analysis, Specialized Interviews, Tactical Operations, Aquatic Crime Scenes and Investigations
As a decorated law enforcement officer with service in both urban and rural municipal agencies and a county sheriff’s department, Bruce Champagne has completed assignments as a field training officer, patrol and investigations supervisor, corrections officer and supervisor, criminal gang investigator, forensic diver, major crimes detective, civilian review board representative, SWAT leader and member, and firearms/defensive tactics instructor. Bruce was a previous president of the Utah Tactical Officers Association, Utah Gang Investigators Association, Utah Forensic Divers Association, and Utah Peace Officers Association. Bruce is a member of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA), Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, International Association of Forensic Criminologists, Association of Force Investigators, Society for Integrity in Force Investigation and Reporting, and National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA), and is a certified instruct...

Harry H Kelso, Esq. Harry H. Kelso, Esq., PLLC

Henrico, Virginia
Legal, Environmental - energy, utilities, drinking water, groundwater, redevelopment, contaminated industrial plants & military bases, airports, arsenals, shipyards, superfund, hazardous waste cleanup, PFAS, toxic substances, climate change, flooding, military accidents, investigations, mediation, enforcement, litigation
Harry H. Kelso, through alternating private and government law and consulting practice, is an expert on the range of complex, federal and state regulatory issues and enforcement related to current and former (dating to World War I) private and public industrial facilities. These encompass military bases, airfields, shipyards, arsenals, and training ranges, as well as private sector, Defense contractor-managed industrial plants; toxic chemicals, e.g. PFAS; and investigations conducted by Congress, DoD Inspectors General, and military accident investigators.. Served as the Department of Defense’s award-winning head lawyer (with a TS-SCI security clearance) for issues concerning domestic and foreign military installations, their complicated infrastructure and host communities, often including other government agencies and Defense contractors; toxic chemicals; and military accident investigations. Previously served in senior environmental leadership in the Justice Department and a...