Contact this Expert Witness

  • Additional States: Illinois
  • Company: SecureLaw LLC
  • Phone: 239-327-9283
  • Cell: 239-327-9283
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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Security and Premises Liability

Keywords/Search Terms:

Security Law, Premises Liability, Private Policing, Foreseeability & Lawlessness, Terrorism & Extremism, Risk & Liability, Inadequate/Negligent Security, Police Procedures & Use of Force, Security Technology and Monitoring, and Church Security.


PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago; JD, John Marshall Law School; MA, University of Illinois at Chicago; BS, Western Illinois University

Years in Practice:


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Additional Information

Dr. James F. Pastor brings a unique and remarkable career in policing, public safety, and security, starting as a tactical officer in Gang Crime Enforcement for the Chicago Police Department, one of the most active policing units in the country. As a security expert, author, attorney, and former professor, Dr. Pastor merges security methods, academic theories, and legal principles; providing an exceptional level of depth and breathe in your case. As an attorney, he served and advocated for police unions, and for both security guard and electronic security firms, providing broad experience into the security industry and public safety. Augmented with a doctorate in Public Policy Analysis, he understands that policies create incentives and drive human behavior. As these directly impact public safety and crime, few possess his experience, his unique insight and his “security sense.” Simply stated, Dr. Pastor brings practical “street cop” thinking layered with years of academic, legal, and professional experience. He understands the real world, criminological theories, and security methodologies. Combined with security laws and public safety policies, each are merged into authoritative analysis, assessments, and presentations. Some highlights of this career, include: • Over 20 years of university teaching experience in security, public safety, and policing, including Northwestern University- Center for Public Safety and the International Law Enforcement Academy. • Participated in over 700 depositions in federal, state, and administrative cases. • Board Certified in Security Management (Certified Protection Professional- CPP) by ASIS International. • Authored a chapter on Private Policing in ASIS International's Protection of Assets Manual and created Privatization of Policing Bibliography for Oxford University Press, both being comprehensive, substantive works relating to Private Policing. • Author of four books (See Publication Link): You Say You Want a Revolution: A Compelling & Cautionary Tale of What Lies Ahead Terrorism & Public Safety Policing Security Law & Methods The Privatization of Police in America