Norman D Bates, Esq. Expert Witness

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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Security and Premises Liability

Specialty Focus: Negligent/Inadequate Security, Workplace Violence, Security Management Consulting, Negligent Hiring and Retention and Training, Use of Force

Education: JD, Suffolk University Law School; BS Criminal Justice,

Years in Practice: 39

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 40+


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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. He received his Juris Doctor degree from Suffolk University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University. He is a member of the Massachusetts Bar, the International Association of Professional Security Consultants (President 2009-2011), the National Crime Victim Bar Association, ASIS International, and Society for Human Resource Management