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, Civil Engineering, Dram Shop & Alcohol Services, Employment, Gaming & Gambling, Hotel & Restaurant, Law Enf & Criminal Justice, Medical Management, OSHA, Police Practices & Procedures, Premises Liability, Safety, School Safety, Security, and Social Work.

Nicol Stolar-Peterson, LCSW, BCD www.nicolstolar.com

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 Therapist Coach Consultation & Mediation Family Law/Parenting Plans Child Custody Evaluations Psychotherapy Crisis Counseling Mental Health Counseling Forensic Interviewer Case Management Community Outreach Group Therapy Record/Case Review Structured Decis...

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 fatigue, police misconduct, criminal defense, civil, police, investigations, pursuit, detention, prosecution, neglect of duty, fail to train, negligent retention, arrest, false arrest, law enforcement, evidence, use of force, handcuffing, police procedures
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 have extensive experience and knowledge in researching, developing, implementing, and evaluating police policy and procedure that reflect best practices of the law enforcement industry. 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 certified assessor for the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CA...

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...

John Hlinka, PE, M. ASCE

Benton, Kentucky
Structural Engineering, Civil Engineering - civil, forensic science, accident analysis, failures, foundations, structures, drainage, culverts, washouts, hydraulics, investigations, corrosion, chemical, industrial, building codes, inspections, construction, OSHA Compliance, swimming pools, structural, tornado, earthquake, railroad, highway
Over Thirty-five years engineering experience designing and investigating reinforced concrete, masonry, wood, and steel structures. Engineering experiences include design engineering, project engineering, forensic investigations, and new product development. Management experiences include design management, project management, and construction management. Communication is critical to coordination of design and construction teams; accomplished through written reports and oral presentations. Specific experiences are in chemical, refinery, pulp and paper, adhesive, nuclear power generation, nuclear feed stock, and steel industries.

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 is also the Training and Education Coordinator for the Historically Black Colleges and Universities - Law Enforcement Executives and Administrators (HBCU-LEEA) organization which serv...

Derk Boss, CFE, CPP, CSP DJ Boss Assoc

Las Vegas, Nevada
Gaming & Gambling, Security - Surveillance, Gaming, Casinos, Internal Theft & Fraud, Gaming Regulatory Compliance, Loss Prevention, Investigations, Premises Liability, Security, Risk Management, Retail, Restaurant, Hotel, Bars/Lounges/Nightclubs, Safety/Slip, Trip & Fall.
Derk is an independent consultant with over 36 years of gaming surveillance, security and loss prevention experience. He has served in executive positions in security, surveillance and compliance capacities for both commercial and tribal gaming. Derk is Board Certified as a security professional and possesses knowledge and proficiency in security principles and practices, business principles and practices, legal aspects of security, personnel security, physical security, information security, crisis management and investigation. He has earned professional certification as a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and as a Certified Surveillance Professional (CSP). He is currently the President of the International Association of Certified Surveillance Professionals (IACSP) 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.

James J Barlow, PE Barlow Engineering

RALEIGH, North Carolina
Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering - Wood, Steel, Concrete, Masonry, Cold formed steel, Light gage steel, blast analysis, blast design, Inspections, Investigations, Failure, Remediation, seismic and dynamic analysis
Experienced in structural engineering for nuclear facilities specializing in seismic and dynamic analysis. Served as the chief structural engineer for greenfield engineered wood product plants. Provided design engineering services as founder/president of a consulting firm for residential and commercial buildings. Developed analyses and designs for the petrochemical and nuclear industries for blast rated shelters. Designed hurricane and tornado shelters using modified steel shipping containers. Designed energy storage units using modified steel shipping containers including the back up power units for the Soshi Winter Olympic Games in Russia.

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...

Michael J. Canaan, CPP CFLC Trident Investigative Service, Inc.

Kent, Washington
Security, Premises Liability - Premises Liability,Security,Security Negligence,Security Training,Security Supervision,Use of Force,Bar Security,Nightclub Security,Policies Procedures,Standard of Care,Foreseeability,Investigations,Voyeurism,Employment,Screening,Background Checks,pre-employment,Surveillance,Workplace Violence,
FORENSIC SECURITY PREMISES LIABILITY EXPERT with nearly forty-five years of experience in professional security, investigative, military, and law enforcement fields. That BACKGROUND AND TRAINING have allowed me to become familiar with security industry standards and best practices. Quarter Century member and BOARD CERTIFIED IN SECURITY MANAGEMENT by the American Society for Industrial Security, International. This credential is the security profession's highest recognition of practitioners. ASIS is the world's largest membership of security management professionals, with 35,000 members and is the premier source for learning, board certification, networking, and standards. CERTIFIED FORENSIC LITIGATION CONSULTANT from the Forensic Expert Witness Association. HONORABLY SERVED in the United States Marine Corps, supporting the Presidential Helicopter Mission as security aboard Marine One, the Presidential helicopter. Also served as a Military Police Watch Commander, Military Workin...