Workplace Violence Expert Witness

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Workplace violence 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 workplace violence. The workplace violence expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Behavioral and Social Sciences, Emergency Preparedness, Employment, Forensic Psychology, Hotel & Restaurant, Law Enf & Criminal Justice, Medical Management, Police Practices & Procedures, Premises Liability, Psychology, Risk Management, Safety, and Security.

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Michael A Carlish, Ph.D. Expedient Medicolegal Services

Carlsbad, California
Psychology, Forensic Psychology - Neuropsychological assessment, cognitive evaluations, PTSD, fitness for duty evaluation, traumatic brain injury, abuse, capacity, conservatorship, competency, will contest, workplace violence, suicide prevention, standard of care, malpractice
Michael A. Carlish, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist. He graduated with High Honors in Psychology from the University of California in Santa Barbara, received his Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, and earned his doctorate degree at Alliant International University in San Diego, where he studied the relationship between humor and mental health. Dr. Carlish’s practice has centered around three populations: the severely mentally ill, Native Americans, and geriatric patients. Dr. Carlish put himself through graduate school by providing emergency mental health assessments in emergency rooms and psychiatric hospitals around San Diego County, and he continues to see patients in this setting on a regular basis. For the past twelve years he has assessed hundreds of severely mentally ill patients, evaluating suicidality, psychosis, and aggression. For the past four years, Dr. Carlish has acted as the primary testing ...

Alexandra Clarfield, PhD Alexandra Clarfield, PhD

Auburn, California
Psychology, Forensic Psychology - Workmans Compensation, PTSD, Military mental health, Psychological malpractice, Disability Impairment Evaluation, Immigration evaluation, Mental health provider incompetence, Pain management evaluation, Psychological assessment, Fitness to practice, Workplace violence, Autism Spectrum Disorder
Provided nearly ten years of Med-legal evaluations addressing allegations of Psychological/Psychiatric impairment/disability in the Workers' Compensation system. Experience with successful court testimony and deposition throughout Northern California. Highly proficient at analysis of all elements of data related to a case and identification of other issues that may be relevant to a claim. Attorneys on both sides have expressed appreciation that my reports offer opinions that are thorough but provided succinctly without digression into material that is superfluous. In terms of treatment, I have more than 20 years of providing psychological treatment and mental health evaluation in a variety of settings including schools, Native American reservations, VA palliative care , an overseas Army base, and a Women's and Children's hospital with patients of all ages including children, adolescents and families.

Rachael L.N. Frost Frost ICED / Investigation, Consultation, Education & Development

Murrieta, California
Police Practices & Procedures, Law Enf & Criminal Justice - Investigation, School Safety, Domestic Violence, Stalking, Strangulation, Sexual Abuse & Assault, Workplace Violence, Child Abuse, Coercive Control, Restraining Orders, Murder/Suicide, Child Abuse, Interviewing, Internal Affairs Standards, Program Development, DV & Child Custody
Master Investigator (ret.) Rachael Frost is a reliable and proven expert witness for both court testimony and detailed case investigation and development. The first female Master Investigator at her agency, she is a twenty-year law enforcement veteran specializing in intimate partner violence-related cases, specifically, physical and emotional abuse, stalking, strangulation, restraining orders, sexual abuse, and child abuse. After obtaining more than $3.5 million in grant funding, M. Inv. (ret.) Frost developed numerous multidisciplinary teams during 15 years to include their policies, protocols, and training across government, nonprofit and for-profit agencies directed at addressing intimate partner violence, threat assessment, murder/suicide, and more. Serving in her department's Internal Affairs bureau and as a defensive tactics instructor enhanced M. Inv. (ret.) Frost's vast experience in law enforcement policies, procedures, and standards, and their application. Master Inv. (r...

Marshall L Hennington, Ph.D. Hennington and Associates

Beverly Hills, California
Employment, Behavioral and Social Sciences - Employment, Harassment, Human Resources, Sexual Harassment, Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Workplace violence, Race, Personal injury, Employment Law, Employment Litigation, Trial Consulting, Jury Consulting
Employment Law Expert, Expert Witness and Litigation Consultant Current President and CEO of Hennington and Associates Psychological Group, Inc. Offices: New York, Miami, Beverly Hills, Sacramento University of California Berkeley and Columbia University Educated, Ph.D. Consulted in over 100 civil and criminal cases in 25 year career. Helped Plaintiff Lawyers obtain over 20 million dollars in Jury Verdicts in 2019. Helped Defense Lawyers obtain 10 Jury verdicts in 2019. Marshall L. Hennington, Ph.D. received his Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science from the University of California Berkeley. Received his Educational Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from Columbia University in New York City, received his Master’s degree and Ph.D. from the California School of Professional Psychology with honors. Dr. Hennington has extensive experience administering psychological personality test and he has a thorough understanding of the EEOC labor employment related practices and proce...

Steve Kaufer, CPP INTER/ACTION ASSOCIATES

Palm Springs, California
Security - hospital security, workplace violence, bar security, nightclub security, concert security, venue security, alarm systems, alarm monitoring, security guards, special event security, school security, school violence
Board certified security expert with more than forty-six years of experience.

Brian H Kleiner, PhD

Fullerton, California
Employment, Safety - ADA, Compensation, Discrimination, FMLA/CFRA, Harassment, Hiring, Human Resources Management, Investigation, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment, Workplace Violence, Wrongful Termination
Brian H. Kleiner is a Professor (Emeritus) of Human Resource Management at a prestigious California University following his having earned a MBA degree and PhD in Management degree, each from UCLA. He has over 40 years of human resource management experience and has served as a human resource management expert witness in over 1,000 cases, for both plaintiffs and defendants. Dr. Kleiner was a former human resource manager for Ford Motor Company and has provided consulting services to over 100 business and government clients. He has trained thousands of managers and taught three 36-hour courses on KLCS TV. Dr. Kleiner has over 500 publications and has given trial or arbitration testimony over 80 times. He has been favorably featured in Employment Law Verdicts and Bender’s California Labor & Employment Bulletin. Dr. Kleiner has received many honors, awards, and commendations as a result of his numerous achievements. Additional employment-related topics for which Dr. Kleiner has provi...

Mindy B Mechanic, Ph.D. Forensic Psychological Consulting Inc

Long Beach, California
Forensic Psychology, Psychology - Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Stalking, abuse, infanticide, Homicide, Child Forensic Interviewing, workplace violence, risk assessment, IME, personal injury, trauma, PTSD, worker's compensation, employment discrimination, violence, mental health, forensic evaluation, psychological assessment
I have worked in academia as a professor for approximately 20 years. In that capacity, I engaged in research, teaching, mentoring/supervision, and clinical work, focusing on the psychological consequences of trauma, violence and victimization. During graduate school and internship, i received specialized training in forensic psychology. I have been practicing forensic psychology independently since receiving my first license to practice in 1998. In addition to my academic appointment, I also work regularly as an expert witness, legal consultant, and forensic psychologist in civil, family and criminal (civilian and military) cases. I have numerous peer reviewed publications and presentations and federally funded research grants. I have conducted many professional trainings for attorneys, other legal/court professionals, mental health professional, and medical professionals.

Bo Mitchell, CEM, CPP, CBCP, CHS-V, CSI-ML, HSEEP, IAC, MOAB, CHSP, CHEP, CSHM, CESCO, CHCM, 911 Consulting

Wilton, Connecticut
Emergency Preparedness, Risk Management - Emergency Management and Training, Business Continuity, Emergency Plans, Disaster Recovery, Emergency Response Training, NFPA Standards Compliance, OSHA Compliance, NFPA 1600, Emergency National Standards, Life Safety Compliance, Workplace Violence, Active Shooter
Bo Mitchell was Police Commissioner of Wilton, CT for 16 years. He retired in February 2001 to found 911 Consulting which creates emergency, disaster recovery, business continuity, crisis communications and pandemic plans, plus training and exercises for organizations like GE HQ, Hyatt HQ, MasterCard HQ, four colleges and universities plus 25 secondary schools. He serves clients headquartered from Boston to LA working in their facilities from London to San Francisco. Bo has earned 22 certifications in homeland security, EM, DR, BC, safety and security. He also serves as an expert in landmark court cases nationally. CERTIFICATIONS Bo has earned Board Certifications in a broad array of skills with a great depth of training: CEM: Certified Emergency Manager CPP: Certified Protection Professional CHS-V: Certified, Homeland Security-Level 5 CBCP: Certified Business Continuity Professional CSI-ML: Certified Safety Instructor-Master Level HSEEP: Homeland Security Exercise & Evaluation Prog...

Michael S. D'Angelo, CPP, CSC, CHPA Secure Direction Consulting, LLC

Palmetto Bay, Florida
Security, Premises Liability - Premises Liability, Negligent Security, Violent Crimes, Workplace Violence, Healthcare Security, Guard Services, Risk Assessment, Hospital Security, Incident Reporting, Security Training, Security Systems Design, Active Shooter
Highly credentialed, Board Certified Expert. Michael S. D'Angelo, is the Principal & Lead Consultant for Secure Direction Consulting, LLC. He provides case review, expert testimony and consultation on security standards and best practices in cases involving premises liability, negligent security, and related civil litigation, with a special focus on healthcare security and workplace violence. D'Angelo has been in the public safety and private security industries for nearly 30 years. He retired as a Police Captain with the South Miami Police Department, having served 23 years In a variety of positions; including supervision and senior management. Upon transitioning to the private sector, he was hired as the corporate security leader for Baptist Health South Florida, where he served as an internal consultant for security and emergency preparedness to six hospitals and a multitude of outpatient facilities. He now provides risk assessments, security plans, guard force planning and...

Elizabeth J Dumbaugh, CPP THG Consultants

Sarasota, Florida
Security, Premises Liability - Apartment Security, Parking Lots, Parking Garages, Terrorism, Bars/Lounges/Nightclubs, Security Guards, Transportation Security, Hotel Security, Security Management, Violent Crimes, Inadequate/Negligent Security, Special Event Security, Workplace Violence
Elizabeth Dumbaugh, CPP, is a premises liability and security consultant and testifying expert for THG Consultants, a firm whose consultants have conducted more than 1400 forensic evaluations of premises located in 46 states as well as in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Columbia, South America and Istanbul, Turkey. Elizabeth consults regarding security and safety aspects of commercial property management and conducts security audits for various types of commercial premises, including but not limited to: multi-family housing, resorts, hotels, retail and office space, nightclubs, and convenience stores. She is board-certified in security management, having earned the prestigious designation of Certified Protection Professional (CPP) from ASIS International, where she serves on the ASIS Leadership and Management Practices Council providing global security best practices to ASIS members. She is also a member of the International Association of Professional Security Consultants (IAPS...

William S. Marcisz, JD, CPP, CHPA Strategic Security Management Consulting, Inc.

Orlando, Florida
Security, Premises Liability - Hospital & Healthcare Security, Negligent Security, Workplace Violence, Mall-Retail-Store Security, Hotel & Hospitality Security, Apartment Buildings & Office Security, Parking Lots-Garage Security, Violent Crimes, Casino Security, Restaurants/Bars & Nightclubs, College Campuses and Church Security.
William S. Marcisz ("Bill"), is President & Chief Consultant for Strategic Security Management Consulting, Inc., providing litigation support to both Plaintiffs and Defense clients including: Case Review & Assessment, Affidavits, Expert Testimony, Investigations and Forensic Consultation on standards of care and best practices in matters pertaining to Premises Liability, Negligent Security, Security Use of Force, and related Civil Litigation with an emphasis on Hospital/Healthcare Security and Workplace Violence. Mr. Marcisz has 38 years of combined experience in private security and complex litigation. Mr. Marcisz has served as Executive Director of Security and Internal Security Consultant for one of the largest Healthcare Systems in the United States. Security Programs under Bill’s leadership have attained national recognition, including: a Top Ten Ranking in Security Magazine’s Annual "Security 500", recipient of the prestigious IAHSS Lindberg Bell Award, and the ASIS Outstand...

Sean A Ahrens, M.A, CPP, CSC, FSyl, BSCP Ahrens Security, LLC

Chicago, Illinois
Security, Premises Liability - Premises liability, workplace violence, armed assailant "active shooter", training, operations, alarm, surveillance, access control, intrusion detection, locking, crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED), lighting, apartments, hospitality, parking, commercial, retail and many others.
Mr. Sean A. Ahrens is a well-known security/resilience leader who has been providing security consulting for over 22+ years. He has been instrumental in the assessment/analysis, design, implementation of security programs for a wide array of commercial, hospitality businesses and a myriad of other entities. He is well versed in best practices and has documented thousands of vulnerabilities to organizational assets. He has deposition and case experience, and leverages visualizations and data to make powerful impressions regarding foreseeability. He holds a number of certifications. He is a former Crisis Prevention Instructor, Board Certified in security management as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP), a Board Member with the International Association of Professional Security Consultants and holds their Certified Security Consultant (CSC) designation. He is also a Fellow with the Security Institute and former Building Certified Security Professional. **He has conducted hu...

Kevin F. Gotham, Ph.D., CPP Investigative Criminology Security Consulting (ICSC), LLC

New Orleans, Louisiana
Premises Liability, Security - Crime Foreseeability, Standards of Care, Proximate Causation Analysis, Negligent Hiring and Retention and Training, Police and Corrections Practices, Workplace Violence, Wrongful Conviction, CPTED, Environmental Criminology, Security - Apartments, Parking, Hotels, Shopping Malls, Bars/Taverns
Security, Premises Liability - Knowledge, Skill, Experience, Training, Education: • Ph.D. in Sociology (1997, University of Kansas) • Board Certified in Security Management (Certified Protection Professional (CPP) by American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS) International • Over 20 years of university teaching experience • Over 10 years of experience in information security/asset protection via member of Tulane University Social-Behavioral Institutional Review Board (IRB) • Author of over 100 peer-reviewed academic publications and book chapters • Author of five books including Practicing Forensic Criminology (Academic Press, 2019) • Former National Science Foundation (NSF) Program Officer (2006-2008) • Recipient of $2 million in NSF funding to support research activities

Norman D Bates, Esq. Liability Consultants, Inc.

Hudson, Massachusetts
Security, Premises Liability - Negligent/Inadequate Security, Workplace Violence, Security Management Consulting, Negligent Hiring and Retention and Training, Use of Force
Norman D. Bates, Esq., President and founder of Liability Consultants, Inc., is a nationally-recognized expert in security and the law. For over thirty years, he has been providing security management consulting services to private industry as well as court-certified expert witness services nationwide to both plaintiff and defense firms in civil cases regarding inadequate security, negligent hiring or training, and workplace violence. Mr. Bates regularly presents seminars on civil liability issues and has authored numerous articles and books on the subject. Mr. Bates recently co-authored a publication on “The Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse in Youth-Serving Organizations” published by the national Center for Victims of Crime and the National Crime Prevention Council. BIOGRAPHY OF NORMAN D. BATES, ESQ. Formerly, Mr. Bates was an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Northeastern University in Boston and Director of Security and Legal Counsel to the Saunders Hotel Corporation....

Alan J. Robinson Risk And Threat Assessment, LLC

Brookside, New Jersey
Security, Premises Liability - Workplace Violence, Infant Abduction, Security Negligence, Fire Safety, Use of Force, Drug Diversion, Hospital Security, executive protection, crowd control, joint commission accreditation
35+ years as a Director of Security in hospital/healthcare security; expert witness in: Security Negligence; Prevention of Workplace Violence; Infant abduction; emergency management; fire safety; executive protection; crowd control management; Use of Force; excessive force; drug and narcotic diversion.

Elizabeth J Dumbaugh, CPP THG Consultants

Texas
Security, Premises Liability - Apartment Security, Parking Lots, Parking Garages, Terrorism, Bars/Lounges/Nightclubs, Security Guards, Transportation Security, Hotel Security, Security Management, Violent Crimes, Inadequate/Negligent Security, Special Event Security, Workplace Violence
Elizabeth Dumbaugh, CPP, is a premises liability and security consultant and testifying expert for THG Consultants, a firm whose consultants have conducted more than 1400 forensic evaluations of premises located in 46 states as well as in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Columbia, South America and Istanbul, Turkey. Elizabeth consults regarding security and safety aspects of commercial property management and conducts security audits for various types of commercial premises, including but not limited to: multi-family housing, resorts, hotels, retail and office space, nightclubs, and convenience stores. She is board-certified in security management, having earned the prestigious designation of Certified Protection Professional (CPP) from ASIS International, where she serves on the ASIS Leadership and Management Practices Council providing global security best practices to ASIS members. She is also a member of the International Association of Professional Security Consultants (IAPS...

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.

Stephen Melia S. Melia Consulting, LLC

Roanoke, Texas
Security, Safety - Retail safety, retail security, premises liability, slip and fall accidents, trip and fall accidents, retail safety policy, false arrest, retail falling merchandise accidents, negligent security claims, workplace violence, parking lot security, bodily injury claims
Stephen Melia has over 35 years of experience in safety and security management. He spent over 31 years of his career with Walmart Stores, Inc. where he led positive change within the safety and security field by directing and guiding teams to achieve initiatives that further benefited the productivity and reputation of the business. Stephen continued his career as security director for one of the largest churches in the nation affording him the opportunity to lead the armed security team and establish policy and procedure designed to improve safety and security initiatives. In 2015, Stephen Melia established S. Melia Consulting, LLC. As an expert witness, he is conveniently located in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area to service your needs nationwide. Stephen provides attorneys with professional reports, evidence reviews, depositions and court testimony that support his fact-based analysis and conclusions. ​His working knowledge concerning operations and procedures are considered s...

Vince Vittatoe, CPP, CSC Vittatoe Consulting, LLC

McKinney, Texas
Security, Hotel & Restaurant - Inadequate/Negligent Security, Hotel/Motel, Safety/Security, Security Procedures, commercial buildings, Crime Foreseeability, Assaults, Battery, Rape, Robbery, Murder, Parking Lot, Apartments, Violent Crime, Workplace Violence, Wrongful Death, OSHA, emergency/crisis, premises security liability
Vince Vittatoe, CPP, CSC is the principal at Vittatoe Consulting, LLC, independent security management and forensic consulting practice focused on providing clients security and loss prevention expertise to help protect their employees and customers. With over 30 years of combined law enforcement and corporate safety, security, and loss prevention experience, we offer our clients direction and advice from our experience in both the public and private sectors. Beginning his professional career as an accounting supervisor for State Farm Insurance, he soon joined the Dallas Police Department where for the next nine years, he would serve as a police officer and divisional defensive tactics instructor. Upon returning to the private sector, he learned the hospitality industry and gained experience as an Area Manager for Motel 6 with responsibility for 12 motels before taking the role of Director-Safety & Security in the Accor North America corporate office. For the balance of his care...

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, duty of care,practice,Foreseeability,Investigations, Employment Screening,Background Checks,pre-employment,Surveillance,Workplace Violence
Michael J. Canaan is a FORENSIC SECURITY PREMISES LIABILITY EXPERT with over forty years of professional security, investigative, military, and law enforcement experience. I am Board Certified in Security Management by the American Society for Industrial Security and a Certified Forensic Litigation Consultant by the Forensic Expert Witness Association. My background and training have allowed me to become familiar with professional security industry standards and best practices. I honorably served in the United States Marine Corps, supporting the Presidential Helicopter Mission aboard Marine One. I also served as a Military Police Watch Commander, K9 Handler, Kennel Master, and Trainer. My Bachelor of Science Degree is in Criminal Justice from Washington State University. I am a current or former instructor in security and law enforcement disciplines to include handgun, shotgun, patrol rifle, scope precision rifle, TASER, defensive sprays, handcuffing, baton, as well as, securit...