Premises Liability Expert Witnesses

The SEAK Expert Witness Directory contains a comprehensive list of premises liability expert witnesses who testify, consult and provide litigation support on premises liability and related issues. Premises liability expert witnesses and consultants on this page may form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, and provide expert witness testimony at deposition and trial. The issues and subjects these premises liability expert witnesses testify regarding may include: Premises Liability, Slip Trip & Fall, Workplace Violence, OSHA, Property Management, Use Of Force, Construction, Personal Injury, Accident Reconstruction, Failure Analysis, Risk Management, Safety, Security Management, Human Factors, and Apartment.

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William J. Birks, Jr., CPP, CSC, CHS-III William J. Birks, Jr. & Associates

Premises Liability, Security - Security guard operation/performance, Bars/nightclubs, Retail/Malls, Restaurants, Parking facilities, Garages, Hotel/Motel, Apartment buildings, Warehouses, Gaming/Casinos, Alarm Systems/Schedules of Protection. Crime Foreseeability, Crowd control. Murders, Wrongful Death, Rapes, Assaults
William J. Birks Jr. & Associates, LLC, is an independent security consultancy practice dedicated to delivering objective and quality results to clients operating in Business, Industry and Law firm environments. We provide an assortment of forensic and security management consulting services on a nationwide basis. We assist both Plaintiff and Defense bars with litigation support and expert witness services in the areas of Premises Liability, Security Adequacy, Negligent Security and Crime Foreseeability. Principal William Birks is certified, by examination, in security management (CPP) and has been since 1985. He has over 38 years of experience as a security professional and he is a certified security consultant (CSC) by examination through the IAPSC.

Vince Vittatoe, CPP, CSC, CPTED Vittatoe Consulting, LLC

Security, Premises Liability - 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, CPTED, is the Principal/CEO 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. After college, Vince worked for State Farm Insurance as an accounting supervisor before joining the Dallas Police Department in 1988, serving as a police officer and divisional defensive tactics instructor. Upon returning to the private sector, Vince entered the hospitality industry and gained operations experience as an Area Manager for Motel 6, responsible for twelve motels. Next, Vince moved to the corporate office of Accor North America as the Director-Safety & Security. Vince held safety, security, and los...

Mark Mooring, MPA

Security, Premises Liability - Security Training, Security Deployment, Use of Force, Hospital Security, Security Policies and Procedures, Active Shooter
Certified Protection Professional (CPP) - 20 years Certified HealthCare Protection Administrator (CHPA) - 20 years Education and work experience specifically in the workplace security, and safety field. Instrumental in developing programs, that are responsive to OSHA, The Joint Commission (TJC), and other legislated or recommended security programs. Los Angeles Police Department 22 years Sergeant II - 17 years Patrol, Metro, Special Investigations, Internal Affairs Developed, and Officer in Charge of, Suspect Search Dogs - K-9 Unit Chief of Protective Services - Santa Clara County Valley Medical Center. (1998-2006) Completely re-designed and implemented a comprehensive security program, which includes all facets of Security Plan Development, Staff Development, Policies, Training, Recruitment, Personnel Management and daily security operations, associated with a large County Hospital. Proper Authorities LLC - Founder (1993-Present) Crime Prevention, Loss Prevention, Safe...

Lamar T. Hawkins, PE, JD PEG, Inc.

Birmingham, Alabama
Engineering, Premises Liability - Civil Engineering, Fall Protection, Construction, Analysis, Industrial Safety including OSHA and NFPA. See www.peginc.biz for Structural Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Geo technical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering.
PEG, Inc. offers consultation and expert testimony in many specialized areas, such as the following: Accident Reconstruction & Investigations Building Codes Concrete Failures Construction & Environmental Construction Equipment Accidents Construction Safety & Related Codes Cooling Towers & Hydraulics Electrical Engineering Excavation, Blasting & Trenching Exhibit Reconstruction & Investigations Fall Protection Highway & Transportation Problems Mechanical Engineering Metallurgy & Welding / Failure Studies OSHA Issues Paints, Coatings & Lead Abatement Premise Liability Product Failure & Liability Issues Safety Issues (Construction, Industrial & Product) Slips, Trips & Falls Software Engineering Studies Structural Steel & Building Failure Studies

William Henry, PhD, NCARB RGA Design Forensics LLC

Alabama
Premises Liability, Construction Defects - Accident Investigation, Building Codes, ADA, Accessibility, Slip Trip & Fall, Forensic, Architecture, Engineering, E&O, Errors and Omissions, Construction Defects, Mold, Cruise Ship, Maintenance, Building Inspection, Insurance Claims, Disaster Recovery, Failure Analysis, Property Insurance
As forensic architects and engineers, we strive to provide our clients with superior expert witness services by combining the latest in technological advances with our staff’s decades of experience. Our continued practice in architecture enables us to build a customized team of experts from multiple disciplines to find an optimized solution for your case. Dr. Henry, our lead expert, utilizes three components in his case development: (1) a detailed timeline, (2) an analysis of the governing codes and documentation, and (3) the application of the facts to those governing codes. His reports and testimony are presented in a simple, clear manner that is easily understood. This approach has had a proven impact on the outcomes of past matters, whether in settlement, mediation, arbitration, or at trial. RGA Design Forensics’ main areas of expertise are premises liability, property insurance litigation, and architectural errors and omissions (E&O) claims. Premises Liability - Whethe...

Timothy C Behrens, PE, DFE, CFI, CFEI, CVFI Charles Taylor Engineering Technical Services

Phoenix, Arizona
Mechanical Engineering, Failure Analysis - Accident Reconstruction, Automotive Engineering, Fire, Explosions, Plumbing, Premises Liability, Slip-Trip & Fall, Bicycle, Motorcycle, Products Liability, Transportation, Recreational Vehicles, Heavy Equipment, Industrial Equipment & Machinery, HVAC
Mr. Behrens has 40 years of experience in mechanical engineering, with the last 36 years primarily devoted to failure analysis and forensic engineering. His forensic engineering practice is diverse and has included conducting over a thousand engineering investigations involving a wide range of fires, explosions, accidents, and product failures. Mr. Behrens has conducted hundreds of full-scale vehicle crash, fire and component-level tests, which has provided a practical basis for his extensive knowledge and expertise in the analysis of automotive fires, failures and accidents. Mr. Behrens also has expertise in fire and failure analysis involving appliances, plumbing systems, fire sprinkler systems, HVAC, and commercial/industrial equipment. Mr. Behrens is a Certified Fire Investigator (CFI) and Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator (CVFI) by the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI) and a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI) by the National Associat...

Jonathan S. Lee-Confer, PhD Verum Biomechanics

All Cities, Arizona
Biomechanics, Premises Liability - Slip, Trips, and Falls Analyses, Slip-Resistance Testing (tribometers), OSHA/ADA/ASTM Pertaining to Walkway Safety, Vehicular/Pedestrian Accident Reconstruction and Injury Biomechanics (bones, tissues, causation).
Dr. Jonathan S. Lee-Confer: A Pinnacle of Biomechanical Expertise for Legal Insights Academic & Professional Eminence: As an Assistant Professor at the University of Arizona and Director of Biomechanics at Verum Biomechanics, Dr. Lee-Confer embodies a blend of academic rigor and practical application. His scholarly works are not just theoretical but have found meaningful application in legal and safety standards. Please download the research articles that are uploaded to SEAK. Research and Standards Pioneer: His publications in leading biomechanical journals have set benchmarks in the field. Notably, he co-authored the groundbreaking research that shaped the ASTM F2508-16e standard for tribometers, a critical tool in understanding and measuring floor friction – a key factor in slip-and-fall cases. Legislative Impact: Dr. Lee-Confer’s expertise extends beyond academia into the legislative arena. He played a pivotal role in the biomechanical development and implementation for Arizo...

Michael J. Welton, CPM, RPA

Saddlebrooke, Arizona
Real Estate, Premises Liability - Property Management, Wrongful Death, Residential Multi-Family Apartment, Shopping Malls, Power Centers, Community Centers, Neighborhood Shopping Centers, Low, Mid and High Rise Office/Multi-Fa, Mobile Home/RV Parks, Property Management Fraud and Mismanagement, Asset Management, Distressed Assets.
Self employed expert witness since 1998. Retained as an expert in nearly 500 cases in the area of property management, asset management , wrongful death, serious slip, trip and fall liability, real estate development, toxic mold remediation, Real Estate Development, Life Safety, Habitability, Industry Standards of Care. Court and/or deposition testimony in Arizona, California, Colorado,Georgia,Illinois,Kentucky, Nevada, Texas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina,Tennessee,Utah, Ohio, Washington, and Washington, DC. A hands on property manager for 40 years with executive level experience as President of two major companies and Executive Vice President. I have been responsible for over 40,000 multi-family units including Garden, Mid Rise and High rise units, 15 million square feet of office, retail and industrial, 25,000 Homeowner Association units, 11,000 Mobile Home Park Spaces/Park Model Resorts. A partial list of my business and professional accomplishments include...

Mark Clinton, MBA, ARM Decisive MGMT

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas
Risk Management, Premises Liability - Zip-line, Slip Trip & Fall, Roofing, Electrical, OSHA, Risk Management, Amusement Ride Safety & Governance, Premises Liability, Life Safety, NFPA, ASSP, Worker's Compensation.
Mark Clinton, MBA, ARM, entering Colleges of Law MLS program (2018). Workplace accidents, Premises, General Liability. Qualitative Risk Management (1985-date), P & C Insurance loss control (1989-date), Arkansas Insurance Department, Risk Management Division, 1985-1989. Zipline Safety - Association of Challenge Course Technology (member) & Professional Ropes Course Association (member), familiar with ANSI & ASTM application and changes on waiver language using Kuchta v. Opco. OSHA authorized outreach trainer for construction & general industry since 2000. General contractor safety director, 2014-2016; experience in construction from general contractors to all subs. ASSE 25-year member & former chapter president. Highly experienced, educated, trained practitioner. Completed estimated 7,500 surveys & assessments for insurers including AIG, AmRisc, AmTrust, Berkshire Hathaway, CNA, Liberty Mutual, Berkley & XL Catlin. Assesses for range of risk using NFPA & OSHA standards & ...

Pro/Consul Technical & Medical Experts

Long Beach, California
Engineering, Orthopedic Surgery - Accident Reconstruction, Biomechanics, Premises Liability, Construction, Safety, Equipment & Machinery, Education & Schools, Medical, Dental, Materials Failure
Nationwide Service - over 15,000 Experts. Call (800) 392-1119 or email us with your Technical and Medical expert needs. Our full-time research staff locates qualified experts quickly - new experts are added every day. Pro/Consul is listed and recommended by the A.M. Best Company. "We have been very impressed with the timely responses whenever we have had a request and also with the professional manner in which your company is managed."

Mohammad Atarod, PhD, PE Atarod Biomechanics Laboratories

Irvine, California
Biomechanics, Accident Reconstruction - Accident Reconstruction, Biomechanical Analysis of Injury, Premises Liability, Slips/Trips and Falls, Crash Data Retrieval, Heavy Vehicle EDRs, Blackbox Download, Photogrammetry, Computer Simulations, Failure Analysis, Human Factors, Laboratory Testing, 3D Laser Scanning, Expert Witness Testimony
I am a Senior Biomechanical Engineer and Accident Reconstructionist. I am registered as a professional mechanical engineer (PE) in California, Nevada and Colorado. I specialize in accident reconstruction, injury biomechanics and injury mechanism/causation analysis. I works on cases across the country, analyzing injuries in automotive collisions, industrial accidents, workers compensation claims, premises liability claims, slip/trip and falls, and sport/recreation accidents. I have provided litigation support to insurance companies, law firms, and automotive manufacturers/industries over the past 10+ years. Technical Areas of Specialization: - Biomechanical Analysis of Injury - Accident Reconstruction - Premises Liability; Slips/Trips and Falls - Crash Data Retrieval; Heavy Vehicle EDRs - Photogrammetry and 3D Computer Simulations - Vehicle Systems Analysis Services: - Accident Reconstruction - Biomechanical Analysis of Injury - Premises Liability; Slips/Trips and Falls - Crash Dat...

Susan M Bowley, Ph.D. Bowley Inc.

California
Biomechanics, Medical Devices - Injury Causation Biomechanics & Personal Injury, Consumer & Medical Product Liability, Premises Liability, Slip, Trip & Falls, Accident Reconstruction, Animations and Illustrations, 3D Laser Scanning, Drone Aerial Mapping, Criminal and Shooting Reconstruction
Dr. Bowley started her own engineering consulting firm in 2008 and has been a testifying expert since 2006. Corporate offices are located in Connecticut (HQ), Maryland, and Northern California. Additionally, Dr. Bowley teaches Engineering courses at local Universities. Susan M. Bowley, Ph.D. has been a practicing engineer since 1988. Dr. Bowley grew up in Ashford, CT and completed her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Connecticut. She then started her professional engineering career at NASA Ames Research Center in Northern California where she worked in various capacities for over 13 years. While at NASA, Dr. Bowley earned her M.S. in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University with a concentration in Thermosciences, including completion of an independent research study on Transpired Epidermal Water Loss in Premature Infants. After competitive selection for a NASA Full-time Graduate Study Fellowship, Dr. Bowley earned her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at ...

Gary R. Coburn Restaurant Concept Innovations

San Juan Capistrano, California
Hotel & Restaurant, Slip Trip & Fall - Slip, trip & fall, burns, choking, food safety, dram shop, alcohol, negligent security, employee safety, commercial kitchen, customer injuries, operations, management, franchise, ownership, permitting, training, investing, accounting, premises liability, OSHA, ADA, procedures, equipment design.
Award-winning restaurant executive. Helped create, open, run, and advise hundreds of full-service restaurants, limited-service, quick-service, bars and nightclubs. Additional expertise in restaurant franchising and commercial kitchen design/build from remodels to ground up including conceptual development, viability, and business interruption. Over 40 years in the restaurant industry as owner, operator, franchisor, consultant, President, Chief Operating Officer, and General Manager of numerous restaurant and food service establishments. Experienced restaurant investor and developer. Active restaurant owner with consulting business developing restaurant concepts and turning around existing establishments. Concepts worked on include: Joe's Crab Shack, Cask ‘n Cleaver, Lord Charlie’s, El Gato Gordo, Pizza Pronto, Safari Bar Restaurant, Shark Club, Bull Dog Grill, Stronghouse, Pangea, The Ballroom, Juarez Grill, Dickerson’s Club 29, Yucatan Liquor Stand, Zepp’s Atomic Tex Mex, Cab...

David S. Easton, JD, CPCU Easton Insurance Consulting

San Diego, California
Insurance - Insurance Claims Handling Best Practices, Insurance Claims Investigation, Construction Defect, Commercial Insurance, Adjuster Standard of Care, Bad Faith, Investigation, Insurance Coverage, Mediation, Duty to Defend, Premises Liability, Certificates of Insurance, Litigation Best Practices
I offer over 30 years of experience in litigated commercial and personal lines claims handling and case management. I am a former Senior Litigation Specialist with thorough knowledge of carrier best practices and their specific application to the duty to investigate, the duty to defend, and the duty to indemnify. For the last 15 years I have specialized in commercial casualty insurance coverage and how appropriate insurance best practices relate to construction defect claims as well as commercial premises liability claims. I have personally attended over 1000 mediations and settlement conferences in litigated matters as a carrier representative. I have experience and training in giving deposition and trial testimony.

Steven Edrington, CCIM, CPM, CFLC Edrington and Associates

Oakland, California
Real Estate, Premises Liability - Property management, broker, agent, landlord/tenant, apartment, residential, commercial, HOA, wrongful eviction, habitability, standard of care, premises liability, slip/trip/fall, inspection, building codes, electrical codes, health and safety, maintenance, personal injury, rent control, damages
Edrington and Associates are residential investment property specialists. We maximize value and solve complex real estate challenges for our clients, who are owners, developers, and buyers/sellers of rental housing. We are active practitioners in the field in addition to our expert witness work where we primarily serve landlord/tenant and insurance defense attorneys. Steven Edrington is a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), Certified Property Manager (CPM), Certified Forensic Litigation Consultant (CFLC), and an ICC Residential Building Inspector. Philip Barthman is an ICC Combination Inspector, electrician, and former Alameda County Building Inspector. We are frequent presenters to the Bar Association of San Francisco, Alameda County Bar Association, Bridge Association of Realtors, San Francisco Apartment Association, and East Bay Rental Housing Association on topic including Issues of Habitability, Adding/Legalizing Units, and Oakland Rent and Eviction Controls.

Robert S. Griswold, CRE, CPM, RPA, ACoM, CCIM, PCAM, CCAM, GRI, ARM, BS, MBA, MSBA Griswold Real Estate Management, Inc.

San Diego, California
Real Estate, Premises Liability - Property management, broker, agent, residential, apartment, commercial, retail, hospitality, HOA, slip/trip/fall, maintenance, inspection, water intrusion, mold, premises liability, personal injury, rent control, habitability, bed bugs, roaches, balcony collapse, health & safety, & personal injury.
Robert Griswold specializes in: * Currently active as a day-to-day hands-on practitioner, consultant and expert in all aspects of real estate (except valuation). Serves as a consultant or expert witness in standards of care, standards of practice, best practices, and custom and practice for real estate transactions, property management/ownership and fiduciary duty issues for all types of residential and commercial real estate – management, operations, maintenance, health & safety, habitability, mold, water intrusion, personal injury, trip & fall, premises liability, property inspection, broker or agent failure to disclose; misrepresentation; negligence/fraud & association board duties, & real estate receivership. * Certified Property Manager (CPM(®), Counselor of Real Estate (CRE®), Accredited Commercial Manager (ACoM®), Real Property Administrator (RPA®) * Accredited Residential Manager (ARM®), Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM®) Professional Community Association Man...

Steve Kaufer, CPP INTER/ACTION ASSOCIATES

Palm Springs, California
Security, Premises Liability - 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, fire alarm systems, burglar alarm systems, security systems, hold up alarms
Board certified security expert with more than forty-six years of experience.

Ely R. Miller, CPM, CIPS, CMC, CFLC E. Robert Miller & Assoc.

Burlingame, California
Real Estate, Premises Liability - Property management issues for commercial & residential real estate, arbitration, litigation, lease terms, personal injury, security, property management standard of care, due diligence, real estate consulting, real estate damages, real estate litigation, real estate disputes, real estate management
Mr . Miller was the 2004 Northern California Expert Witness Association President. He is recognized as one of the country’s leading authorities on Real Estate Management issues. In his corporate career, Mr. Miller served as Senior Vice President and then as President of a major nationwide real estate firm with approximately 3,000 employees. He was responsible for 321 apartment developments and 82 commercial buildings in 27 states, consisting of 53,000 apartment and condominium units and approximately 14 million square feet of commercial space.

Mark Mooring, MPA

Ventura, California
Security, Premises Liability - Security Training, Security Deployment, Use of Force, Hospital Security, Security Policies and Procedures, Active Shooter
Certified Protection Professional (CPP) - 20 years Certified HealthCare Protection Administrator (CHPA) - 20 years Education and work experience specifically in the workplace security, and safety field. Instrumental in developing programs, that are responsive to OSHA, The Joint Commission (TJC), and other legislated or recommended security programs. Los Angeles Police Department 22 years Sergeant II - 17 years Patrol, Metro, Special Investigations, Internal Affairs Developed, and Officer in Charge of, Suspect Search Dogs - K-9 Unit Chief of Protective Services - Santa Clara County Valley Medical Center. (1998-2006) Completely re-designed and implemented a comprehensive security program, which includes all facets of Security Plan Development, Staff Development, Policies, Training, Recruitment, Personnel Management and daily security operations, associated with a large County Hospital. Proper Authorities LLC - Founder (1993-Present) Crime Prevention, Loss Prevention, Safe...

Mark J Withrow, CFC, CFLC, CMI, CHPP Golden State Security Consulting

Pleasanton, California
Premises Liability, Hotel & Restaurant - Premises Liability, Hotel and Restaurant security, Crime Foreseeability, Security Negligence, Wrongful Death, Personal Injury, Use of Force, Security Best Practices, Property Management, Emergency Preparedness, Risk Management, Parking Lot Crime
Over 30 years law enforcement and Security Management Experienced in complex trial preparation, report writing, and legal research Exceptional case management and communication skills Qualified expert in Alameda and San Joaquin counties. Diligent at conducting safety-security audits and vulnerability assessments Frequently evaluate Negligence and Liability, Standards of Care, Use of Force, Crime Foreseeability, Security Audits and Risk Assessments A detail-oriented critical and analytical thinker who understands the discovery process and stages of litigation Have attained the CFLC designation (Certified Forensic Litigation Consultant) with FEWA. Vice President of FEWA Northwest Region

Andrew R. Zimbaldi, MBA Kidder Mathews

Irvine, California
Real Estate, Premises Liability - Property management, brokerage, agent, apartment, commercial, HOA, slip and fall, premises liability, maintenance, standards of care, disclosure, owner and broker disclosure, personal injury, mold, bedbugs, water intrusion, health and safety, personal injury, fiduciary duty, fraud, receivership.
Currently active as the Senior Vice President of Asset Management Services for Kidder Mathews: one of the largest commercial and property management brokerage firms in the western United States. In excess of seventy million square feet of assets under management. Serves as an expert witness in property management, standards of care, brokerage, owner and agent disclosure, premises liability, water intrusion, mold, bedbugs, personal injury, health and safety, fiduciary duty, and most all aspects of the real estate industry.

Michael Fiebig, RA, AIA, NCARB, LEED GA, CFPS, CEP Fiebig Architecture

Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Construction Defects, Premises Liability - Architecture, Construction, Construction Defect, Fire Protection, Fire Suppression, Fire-Resistive Assemblies, Residential Construction, Commercial Construction, Building Codes, Premises Liability, Slip & Fall, Trip & Fall.
Registered architect with NCARB certificate in twenty states (licensed in more states than are listed in this directory), with an active design and forensic practice. As a forensic architect, his experience includes among other things, performing analysis of standard of care in building design and construction projects; performing analyses of building systems including roofing systems, window and door systems, exterior wall cladding systems, waterproofing and foundation systems, with a specialization in fire-resistive assemblies and active fire-protection systems. His experience includes premises liability investigation and analysis of accident sites relating to the built environment, both indoors and outdoors. As a design architect, his practice includes traditional architectural practice including building design, building code analysis & application, and services during construction. Michael is a Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS), credentialed under the authority of th...

Paul Malinowski, CPM Prism Property Solutions, LLC

Littleton, Colorado
Premises Liability, Property Management - Property Management, Slips and Falls, Fair Housing, Government Housing, Contracts, Landlord/Tenant, Small Business Owner, Apartments
I have extensive experience in the development and management of real estate in the private, public and non-profit sectors. I owned and successfully sold my own property management company for 15 years and have a thorough understanding of all aspects of property management, employee supervision and small business ownership activities. I have been a licensed real estate broker since 1983 and I obtained my Certified Property Manager (CPM) designation through the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) in 1985. This designation is considered one of the top certifications to hold in the property management industry. I have been deposed and testified in court as an expert witness and have the ability to project as a knowledgeable, even-keeled witness. My expert witness reports are thoroughly researched and well-written according to my clients. Numerous attorneys serve as my references and can verify my statements above.

Jeremy Swenson, CSP Swenson Consulting

Colorado Springs, Colorado
Slip Trip & Fall, Premises Liability - Snow Removal, Snow Removal Accident, Snow Slip And Fall, Ice Slip And Fall, Black Ice, Snow, Weather
Certified Snow Professional (CSP) * Satisfied requirements by SIMA (nationally recognized trade organization-Snow & Ice Management Association) to become a Certified Snow Professional. Black Ice Expert Requirements included proficient knowledge of business, snow & ice science, sub-contractors, and snow & ice operations & techniques of the snow removal industry. There are less than 250 CSP’s in the United State of America. * Government Facilities: Security Clearanced and trained for onsite snow operations at IRS Regional Headquarters, FBI Headquarters, Department Of Treasury Buildings, and many types of government facilities. * Airport: Security Clearanced, Badged, and trained in snow operations at Kansas City MKC Airport. * Railroad: Trained in snow operations at 24/7 railroad facilities. * Medical Facilities: Trained in snow operations at 24/7 hospitals, organ transplant centers, dialysis clinics, and many types of medical facilities. Snow Expert, Black Ice Expert, Weather Exp...

Michael Wagner, MBA, CAFM, CSP, ASM, ASCA-C ExBet Advising, LLC

Parker, Colorado
Slip Trip & Fall, Premises Liability - Snow and Ice Management, Snow Removal Operations, Snow Removal Contract, Property Management, Operations Management, Snowplow, ice control, slip and fall, slip and fall injury, contract performance, service performance, service communication, fleet management, fleet safety, management, duty of care.
While working in the fleet and snow/ice management industries for over 13-years, Michael Wagner has held various roles such as fleet management, safety management, and snow and ice management. Throughout his career, he’s worked in both public and private sector roles, with most recent experience including private contracting for municipalities in landscaping, fleet, and snow/ice management. While working in the private sector, he has worked closely in managing snow and ice removal contracts for both residential and commercial clients, with a large variety of site requirements and service offerings. Some of the key focus areas in snow and ice management include contract development, route planning and mapping, site specification development, emergency management communications, and vehicle/equipment procurement and deployment. Michael has also worked extensively with insurance carriers, brokers, and property managers on risk exposure, as well as insurance and injury claims that invol...

Shawn F Wurtsmith, MBA, PSP ICIP LLC

Elizabeth, Colorado
Security, Risk Management - Cannabis, Marijuana, Crime Foreseeability, Risk Management, Security Breaches, Inadequate/Negligent Security, Perimeter Security, Intrusion Detection Systems, Incident Response, Premises Liability, Access Control Systems, Security Assessments, Security Management, Video Surveillance, Security Audit
Professional accreditations, licenses, and certificates granted: Physical Security Professional (PSP), #15117, ASIS International, 2011 C-TPAT Certification - Securing the Supply Chain, 2009 Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS)/Chemical-Terrorism Vulnerability Information Certification, 2009 Affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations: American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) International Association of Professional Security Consultants (IAPSC) FBI InfraGard Security Industry Association (SIA) National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Mr. Wurtsmith is an independent security consultant specializing in a comprehensive range of services crucial for premises liability and security negligence cases. From meticulous pre-case reviews to detailed site/existing conditions analysis, he offers tailored solutions to enhance physical security measures and support legal strategies. His expertise spans research and discovery, data an...

Susan M Bowley, Ph.D. Bowley Inc.

Mansfield, Connecticut
Biomechanics, Medical Devices - Injury Causation Biomechanics & Personal Injury, Consumer & Medical Product Liability, Premises Liability, Slip, Trip & Falls, Accident Reconstruction, Animations and Illustrations, 3D Laser Scanning, Drone Aerial Mapping, Criminal and Shooting Reconstruction
Dr. Bowley started her own engineering consulting firm in 2008 and has been a testifying expert since 2006. Corporate offices are located in Connecticut (HQ), Maryland, and Northern California. Additionally, Dr. Bowley teaches Engineering courses at local Universities. Susan M. Bowley, Ph.D. has been a practicing engineer since 1988. Dr. Bowley grew up in Ashford, CT and completed her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Connecticut. She then started her professional engineering career at NASA Ames Research Center in Northern California where she worked in various capacities for over 13 years. While at NASA, Dr. Bowley earned her M.S. in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University with a concentration in Thermosciences, including completion of an independent research study on Transpired Epidermal Water Loss in Premature Infants. After competitive selection for a NASA Full-time Graduate Study Fellowship, Dr. Bowley earned her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at ...

Craig L Moskowitz, PE, MBA, MS CLM Engineering Associates, LLC

Stamford, Connecticut
Premises Liability, Construction Defects - OSHA, construction, slips/trips/falls, storm damage, water intrusion, roofing systems, warranty inspections, civil engineering, structural engineering, building collapse, property condition assessment, building codes, forensic engineering, engineering expert, construction accidents, personal injury
Since 2010, the President and Managing Member of CLM Engineering Associates, LLC, which concentrates its focus on forensic engineering/expert witness work for the insurance industry and legal community. In addition, we offer construction management, civil engineering and building inspection services. Prior experience includes extensive construction management work on both commercial and residential projects. Performed safety inspections on both civilian and military projects through application of OSHA regulations. Designed drainage systems for the government while an officer with the United States military. Cost estimating for various projects exceeding $500 million. Design document creation and management of high-rise construction in Manhattan. marketplace. Management of telecommunications projects for Verizon in Manhattan including CPM schedule creation and updating. Directed and managed all water distribution system and sewer system work while working as a contractor to th...

Elisa Mula

Westport, Connecticut
Security, Premises Liability - schools, school safety, foreseeability, facial recognition, alarms, access control, surveillance, parking lots, bars, hotels, concerts, sporting events, apartments, retail, guards, lighting, risk assessments, security adequacy
Security consultant and expert witness. Masters degree in protection management, physical security. Diverse experience with security technology such as access control, facial recognition, and video surveillance. Significant teaching/training experience. Special experience in school security.

Kristopher J. Seluga, M.S., PE Technology Associates, LLC

Stratford, Connecticut
Accident Reconstruction, Products Liability - Mechanical Engineering, Biomechanics, Automotive, Construction, Engineering, Failure Analysis, Forensic Science, Golf Carts, Human Factors, Motorcycle, Premises Liability, Safety, Slip Trip & Fall
Our staff of experienced engineers are ready to apply established scientific and engineering knowledge and techniques to your case. Our staff has published hundreds of papers, served on national ANSI standards committees and assisted over 2,600 attorneys and insurance agents settle or try their cases. Because the laws of physics and principles of engineering are universal, we are able to investigate and opine on a wide range of topics including motor vehicle crashes, heavy machinery, consumer products, construction sites, falls and biomechanical analyses. In each case, we assist our clients by determining, in as much detail as possible, how and why an accident occurred and communicating those finding in a clear and concise manner.

Jeffrey A Goldshine, CPM Goldshine Management Consulting, LLC

District Of Columbia
Real Estate, Property Management - multifamily property management and real estate, property management operations, standards of care, life/safety, risk and security issues, fair housing, leasing and marketing, resident screening, property inspections, partnership disputes, property valuation, premises liability
Jeff Goldshine, Principal of Goldshine Management Consulting, LLC is a Certified Property Manager, (CPM) and an accomplished multifamily executive who has served in the real estate industry as a property/asset management professional. For thirty two years, he has been the senior property management officer for various organizations serving in a variety of roles ranging from President, COO, Partner and Executive/Senior VIce President. Throughout his career, he has managed over 70,000 units and worked with owners, developers, property management providers, REITs, and others on a wide range of management issues. He has achieved a successful track record of the creation and enhancement of start-up property management companies resulting in exceeding financial expectations and the creation of positive work cultures. He specializes in maximizing the value of real estate and its people, and is known in the industry as a proactive visionary and proponent of new multifamily products and ...

Thomas Collier, Jr Collier Consultants

Florida
Construction, Premises Liability - Defects, personal injury, insurance, codes, commercial, residential, accidents, falls, asbestos, ADA, sewer, water, liability, damages, general contractor, fire, flood, contracts, subcontractors, engineer
Highly experienced construction and premises expert. Specializes in large commercial and multi-residential construction disputes and serious bodily injury claims. Has served on over 300 cases as an expert witness and dozens of cases as an arbitrator. 30+ years’ experience as a general contractor and owner/developer focusing on condominiums, roads, sewers, subdivisions, offices and other major construction. Summa Cum Laude/Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of North Carolina. Consultant (2008-Present): Georgia, North Carolina, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee. Cases include commercial defects and delays, serious personal injuries, multifamily, sewers, roads and drainage, retail, insurance, professional liability, and construction business practices. Approximately equal representation of plaintiffs and defendants. General Contractor - President of Buckhead Classic (2006 – presen): Projects include defective construction repair, new construction, fire and flood...

Bradley T Cook, PE, MSE, CXLT Kimley-Horn

Sarasota, Florida
Accident Reconstruction, Biomedical Engineering - Auto Accident, Accident Reconstruction, Biomedical, Biomechanical, Collision Analysis, Crash Data Retrieval, Human Factors, Motorcycle, Occupational Safety, Premises Liability, Product Liability, Slip Trip & Fall
Bradley is a Biomedical and Mechanical engineer with extensive experience in accident reconstruction. Bradley is a licensed professional engineer (PE) in Michigan and Florida. He specializes in vehicular accident reconstruction and has investigated hundreds of vehicle accidents involving cars, trucks, pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcycles, etc. The investigations have involved issues of nighttime visibility, downloading of crash data (black box data), reaction time, and blind spots. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan and a Masters of Science in Engineering with a concentration in Biomedical from Purdue University. Bradley has co-authored a chapter in Forensic Human Factors and Ergonomics: Case Studies and Analysis and Occupational Health and Safety Management in the Handbook of Human Factors & Ergonomics. He is also currently a committee member of the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Standards Technical Panel (STP) 2201: Engi...

Paul F. Duffy Group Nine Risk Consulting

Pensacola, Florida
Police Practices & Procedures - Use of Force, Police Procedures, Officer Involved Shootings, Arrest Procedures, Security, Premises Liability, Negligent Security
Paul is a consultant with Group Nine Risk Consulting, a firm specializing in security risk management, forensic consulting, and security / law enforcement training. Paul Joined Group Nine Risk Consulting following a successful military and federal law enforcement career that spanned over thirty years. Paul was employed by the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) for 24 years, retiring as the Sex Offender Investigations Coordinator in the Southern District of Georgia. Paul continues his service with the USMS as a part time contractor. Paul served as an Instructor at the USMS Training Division for thirteen years certified as an instructor in use of force, basic tactics, active shooter, less than lethal devices, and firearms. He is also a certified instructional systems design instructor and has created or revised training for various law enforcement agencies. He received certification as a 21st Century Anti-Biased Policing Instructor through the Department of Justice. While with the USMS,...

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 a Crime Prevention Practitioner, a designation awarded by the Florida Attorney General’s ...

Michael Fiebig, RA, AIA, NCARB, LEED GA, CFPS, CEP Fiebig Architecture

Florida
Construction Defects, Premises Liability - Architecture, Construction, Construction Defect, Fire Protection, Fire Suppression, Fire-Resistive Assemblies, Residential Construction, Commercial Construction, Building Codes, Premises Liability, Slip & Fall, Trip & Fall.
Registered architect with NCARB certificate in twenty states (licensed in more states than are listed in this directory), with an active design and forensic practice. As a forensic architect, his experience includes among other things, performing analysis of standard of care in building design and construction projects; performing analyses of building systems including roofing systems, window and door systems, exterior wall cladding systems, waterproofing and foundation systems, with a specialization in fire-resistive assemblies and active fire-protection systems. His experience includes premises liability investigation and analysis of accident sites relating to the built environment, both indoors and outdoors. As a design architect, his practice includes traditional architectural practice including building design, building code analysis & application, and services during construction. Michael is a Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS), credentialed under the authority of th...

Clinton J. Ford, M. Sc. ACA, CGC, CIE, CMR, CRMI Advanced Building Consultants

Alachua, Florida
Construction, Premises Liability - Appraisal & Valuation, Arbitration/Mediation, Building Inspection, Construction, Construction Defects, Environmental, Indoor Air Quality, Mold, OSHA, Premises Liability, Safety, Slip Trip & Fall
Clinton J. Ford M.S… is the President and founder of Advanced Building Consultants. Having been in the industry for over 30 years, he is a recognized expert in all forms of Premise Liability (including Walkway Safety analysis & Tribometry), Construction, and Environmental issues. Ford’s exemplary casework displays his investigative prowess in a vast variety of claim topics. Using up-to-date technology combined with his elite knowledge of building codes, standards, and statutes, Ford is consistently able to present analysis and witnessing that can be described as nothing but expert. Ford’s additional services and certifications are displayed below: Insurance: ACA - All Lines Independent Claims Adjuster Florida 520 Licenses #087209 since 2004 Florida Unaffiliated General Lines Property & Casualty Insurance Agent 2-20 License #A087209 since 2011 National Flood Insurance Program Claims Adjuster – Cert. Number 30003330 Georgia Insurance Non-Resident Casualty & Property Adjuster #763839...

Daniel J. Hartwig, CSP, CIH General Health & Safety Services Corp.

Punta Gorda, Florida
Safety, Premises Liability - Slip, Trip & Fall, Personal Injury, Sidewalks and Speed Bumps, Stairs, Chemical Exposure, Noise, Product Liability, Machine Safety, Human Factors, Indoor Air Quality, Industrial Hygiene, Mold
Daniel Hartwig, CSP, CIH is President of General Health & Safety Services Corp. and has provided safety counsel and expert witness testimony throughout the United States for over 40 years from offices in Wisconsin and Florida. Because of the wide variety of clients served, he has experience in many environments including retail stores, hotels, homes, restaurants, manufacturing facilities, construction sites, hospitals and nursing homes, auto dealerships and many more. Being a premises safety expert, Mr. Hartwig performs investigations related to construction, operation, and maintenance of commercial premises, residential structures, and industrial facilities. The investigations involve site inspections and review of applicable standards. Based on the above information and review of the discovery material, he performs a root cause analysis of the accident, enabling him to provide a strong basis for his opinions. For product liability cases, he provides analysis of possible defects...

William Henry, PhD, NCARB RGA Design Forensics LLC

Tampa, Florida
Premises Liability, Construction Defects - Accident Investigation, Building Codes, ADA, Accessibility, Slip Trip & Fall, Forensic, Architecture, Engineering, E&O, Errors and Omissions, Construction Defects, Mold, Cruise Ship, Maintenance, Building Inspection, Insurance Claims, Disaster Recovery, Failure Analysis, Property Insurance
As forensic architects and engineers, we strive to provide our clients with superior expert witness services by combining the latest in technological advances with our staff’s decades of experience. Our continued practice in architecture enables us to build a customized team of experts from multiple disciplines to find an optimized solution for your case. Dr. Henry, our lead expert, utilizes three components in his case development: (1) a detailed timeline, (2) an analysis of the governing codes and documentation, and (3) the application of the facts to those governing codes. His reports and testimony are presented in a simple, clear manner that is easily understood. This approach has had a proven impact on the outcomes of past matters, whether in settlement, mediation, arbitration, or at trial. RGA Design Forensics’ main areas of expertise are premises liability, property insurance litigation, and architectural errors and omissions (E&O) claims. Premises Liability - Whethe...

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

Orlando, Florida
Security, Premises Liability - Hospital & Healthcare Security, Negligent Security, Workplace Violence, Crime Foreseeability, Mall-Retail-Store Security, Hotel & Hospitality Security, Apartment Buildings & Office Security, Parking Lots-Garage Security, Violent Crimes, Casino Security, Bars & Nightclubs and School 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. Trial testimony has aided in attaining Jury Awards up to $13.5 Million. As a Forensic Security Consultant, Mr. Marcisz has reviewed and provided opinions in matters involving violent crime, including active shooter incidents involving claims with high liability exposure, and involving organizations, hospitals, and businesses with national and worldwide brand recognition. Mr. Marcisz has 40 years of combined experience in private security and complex litigation. Mr. Marc...

Andres Navarro, P.E., DFE, ACTAR, CXLT Kimley-Horn

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Accident Reconstruction, Premises Liability - Automobile Accidents, EDR Data (Black Box) Download, Commercial Vehicle (Truck) Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Construction Accidents, Maintenance of Traffic (M.O.T.), Premises Liability, Slip Resistance Testing (Slip and Fall), Product Defect, Forklift Accidents, Failure Analysis, OSHA Regulation
Mr. Navarro is a licensed Professional Engineer and Board-Certified Diplomate in Forensic Engineering who practices in the field of Accident Reconstruction. Over the past decade, he has investigated over one thousand accidents and incidents, including automobile accidents and a variety of premises related incidents. He has offered expert witness testimony by way of deposition and trial. Mr. Navarro is a Fully Accredited Traffic Accident Reconstructionist and has reconstructed motor vehicle accidents involving passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles, buses, recreational vehicles, motorcycles, industrial vehicles, forklifts, bicycles, and pedestrians. He has advanced training in human factors related to vehicle drivers, work zone traffic control, imaging EDR “black box” data from vehicles, and collection/preservation of evidence. He holds a motorcycle endorsement and forklift operator certification. Mr. Navarro has performed over one hundred investigations into premises related inc...

James F Pastor, PhD, JD, CPP SecureLaw LLC

Naples, Florida
Security, Premises Liability - 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.
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,...

Gregory Riehle, JD Riehle Hospitality Consulting - Legal and Operations

Wesley Chapel, Florida
Hotel & Restaurant, Legal - Resort asset management, hotel operations, standard of care, condominium hotels, captive insurance, bad faith, business interruption, risk purchasing, discrimination, harassment, ADA, sale of resort, receivership, sports academies, boarding schools, hotel security, premises liability
Mr. Riehle’s decades of experience in resort and sports academy operations, hospitality law, and insurance, uniquely qualify him as an expert in a variety of hospitality subject matter areas. During his career as a chief executive, general manager, and attorney, he has successfully managed and developed mid-sized companies and organizations. Mr. Riehle’s diverse professional background thus provides him insight into resolving and advising on a wide range of complex disputes. Most recently, Mr. Riehle oversaw all aspects of the sale of a large complex destination resort. Background. For 30 years, Mr. Riehle was a leader of one of the largest family-owned and operated resorts, Saddlebrook Resort, as well as its affiliated sports training, academic programs, and property management company. He served in a variety of capacities, including GM, EVP, and General Counsel. During this time, Mr. Riehle was instrumental in the development of Resort Hotel Association, a $9B collective of 150 in...

Andrew J Scott, D.C.J. AJS Consulting.com

Boca Raton, Florida
Law Enf & Criminal Justice, Security - Excessive Force, Civil Rights, 1983 Violations, Police Pursuits, Negligent Hiring, Negligent Retention, Premises Liability, Private Security, Deadly Force, Police Practics, Wrongful Convictions, Security Assessments, Police Training, Crime Scene, Homicide Investigations, Human Resources
Dr. Andrew Scott brings to his clients over 30 years of law enforcement experience as well as 16 years of expert witness experience which began after he retired from law enforcement in 2006. Mr. Scott’s law enforcement career began in 1976 as an Auxiliary Police Officer and, over the years, progressively advanced to the position of Chief of Police. Please review Mr. Scott’s Curriculum Vitae for information about his stellar career and bona fide credentials. Dr. Andrew Scott consults frequently with attorneys, municipalities, county governments, and the United States Attorney’s Office on legal disputes involving police practices, policies, and procedures. Much of Mr. Scott’s experience has dealt with 1983 civil rights claims filed in federal courts. Mr. Scott has been qualified as an expert in both state and federal courts on police practices and procedures throughout the country. Dr. Scott will provide an honest and supportable opinion for those cases he accepts. Mr. Scott will no...

Charles Ahmad, CPP Group Nine Risk Consulting

Mableton, Georgia
Premises Liability, Security - Premises Liability for Negligent Security, Use of Force, Officer Involved Shootings, Workplace Violence, Security Management, Security Guards, Security Negligence.
Charlie is the founding partner of Group Nine Risk Consulting, a firm specializing in security risk management, forensic consulting, and security training. He founded Group Nine Risk Consulting following a long and successful military and federal law enforcement career that spanned nearly 30 years. Charlie was employed by the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) for 25 years, retiring as a Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal in January 2022. During his career with the USMS, he was responsible for numerous aspects of security risk management including exterior perimeters, access control, security assessments, managing security personnel, security awareness training, video surveillance, protective intelligence, and workplace violence prevention at several federal courthouses around the country. His work with the USMS often involved proactively identifying, investigating, and mitigating threats to the life and safety of hundreds of federal judicial personnel across numerous federal facilities an...

Thomas Collier, Jr Collier Consultants

Atlanta, Georgia
Construction, Premises Liability - Defects, personal injury, insurance, codes, commercial, residential, accidents, falls, asbestos, ADA, sewer, water, liability, damages, general contractor, fire, flood, contracts, subcontractors, engineer
Highly experienced construction and premises expert. Specializes in large commercial and multi-residential construction disputes and serious bodily injury claims. Has served on over 300 cases as an expert witness and dozens of cases as an arbitrator. 30+ years’ experience as a general contractor and owner/developer focusing on condominiums, roads, sewers, subdivisions, offices and other major construction. Summa Cum Laude/Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of North Carolina. Consultant (2008-Present): Georgia, North Carolina, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee. Cases include commercial defects and delays, serious personal injuries, multifamily, sewers, roads and drainage, retail, insurance, professional liability, and construction business practices. Approximately equal representation of plaintiffs and defendants. General Contractor - President of Buckhead Classic (2006 – presen): Projects include defective construction repair, new construction, fire and flood...

William Henry, PhD, NCARB RGA Design Forensics LLC

Georgia
Premises Liability, Construction Defects - Accident Investigation, Building Codes, ADA, Accessibility, Slip Trip & Fall, Forensic, Architecture, Engineering, E&O, Errors and Omissions, Construction Defects, Mold, Cruise Ship, Maintenance, Building Inspection, Insurance Claims, Disaster Recovery, Failure Analysis, Property Insurance
As forensic architects and engineers, we strive to provide our clients with superior expert witness services by combining the latest in technological advances with our staff’s decades of experience. Our continued practice in architecture enables us to build a customized team of experts from multiple disciplines to find an optimized solution for your case. Dr. Henry, our lead expert, utilizes three components in his case development: (1) a detailed timeline, (2) an analysis of the governing codes and documentation, and (3) the application of the facts to those governing codes. His reports and testimony are presented in a simple, clear manner that is easily understood. This approach has had a proven impact on the outcomes of past matters, whether in settlement, mediation, arbitration, or at trial. RGA Design Forensics’ main areas of expertise are premises liability, property insurance litigation, and architectural errors and omissions (E&O) claims. Premises Liability - Whethe...

Silvio S. Reyes, Ph.D MTBM Global Rehabilitation

Decatur, Georgia
Vocational Rehabilitation, Life Care Planning - Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Workers Compensation, Long Term Disability, ERISA, Matrimonial/ Divorce, Veterans Disability, TDIU, Wrongful Death, Product Liability, Premises Liability, Automobile Accidents, Soft Tissue Injuries, Medical Cost Projections

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...

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...

Kenneth H Brown, PhD KHB CONSULTING SERVICES

Evanston, Illinois
Chemistry & Chemicals, Warnings & Labels - Paint & Coatings, Premises Liability, Household Chemical Products, Hazardous Materials, Labels & Warnings, Aerosols & Spray Products, Laboratory Testing & Analysis, Accident Reconstruction, Failure Analysis, Patent Infringement, Chemical Exposure, Chemical Fires & Explosions, Chemical Accidents
Dr. Brown is an experienced expert witness who provides file review, research, site visits, evidence gathering, failure analysis, laboratory testing & analysis, verbal reports, written reports of opinion, testifying at deposition, and testifying at trial. We act as your translator of technical jargon into easy-to-understand language for attorney and juries. Dr. Brown has published in the fields of organic chemistry, polymers, resins, paint & coatings and ultraviolet light curing of coatings; he also has several patents in these fields. Dr. Brown is a former Assistant Professor, Instructor and Adjunct Faculty Member at Loyola University, Roosevelt University and Elmhurst College.

James F Pastor, PhD, JD, CPP SecureLaw LLC

Illinois
Security, Premises Liability - 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.
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,...

William G Switalski, PE Switalski Engineering

Des Plaines, Illinois
Mechanical Engineering, Equipment & Machinery - Cranes & Hoists, Printing & Packaging Equip, Bowling Machinery, Agricultural Equip, OSHA, Machinery Maintenance Practices, Conveyors, Hand & Power Tools, Ladders, Workplace Safety, Slip Trip & Fall, Premises Liability, Safety, Warnings & Label Evaluation, Metalworking Equip, Aerial Work Platforms
I have served on the ANSI A14 Ladder Safety Committee since 1995 and currently Chair the Mobile Ladder Stands and Mobile Ladder Stand Platforms Sub-committee. In addition, I serve on the Executive committee which reviews and votes on all ladder-related standards in the A14 family, the A14 Steering Committee, the Labeling Task Force and the Ladder Accessories Sub-committee. I have an extensive background in the Bowling Industry having served my Mechanical Engineering internship with the Brunswick Corp. Automatic Pinsetter division. I have also had ownership interest in two Chicagoland bowling centers. I have performed mechanical and electrical maintenance on Automatic Pinsetters since 1974 in addition to having provided instruction to several dozen apprentice mechanics in the operation of the Pinsetter and related bowling equipment and continue to do so today. I continue to provide expert witness and consulting services to both major bowling equipment manufacturers including Bru...

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

William Henry, PhD, NCARB RGA Design Forensics LLC

Louisiana
Premises Liability, Construction Defects - Accident Investigation, Building Codes, ADA, Accessibility, Slip Trip & Fall, Forensic, Architecture, Engineering, E&O, Errors and Omissions, Construction Defects, Mold, Cruise Ship, Maintenance, Building Inspection, Insurance Claims, Disaster Recovery, Failure Analysis, Property Insurance
As forensic architects and engineers, we strive to provide our clients with superior expert witness services by combining the latest in technological advances with our staff’s decades of experience. Our continued practice in architecture enables us to build a customized team of experts from multiple disciplines to find an optimized solution for your case. Dr. Henry, our lead expert, utilizes three components in his case development: (1) a detailed timeline, (2) an analysis of the governing codes and documentation, and (3) the application of the facts to those governing codes. His reports and testimony are presented in a simple, clear manner that is easily understood. This approach has had a proven impact on the outcomes of past matters, whether in settlement, mediation, arbitration, or at trial. RGA Design Forensics’ main areas of expertise are premises liability, property insurance litigation, and architectural errors and omissions (E&O) claims. Premises Liability - Whethe...

Susan M Bowley, Ph.D. Bowley Inc.

Maryland
Biomechanics, Medical Devices - Injury Causation Biomechanics & Personal Injury, Consumer & Medical Product Liability, Premises Liability, Slip, Trip & Falls, Accident Reconstruction, Animations and Illustrations, 3D Laser Scanning, Drone Aerial Mapping, Criminal and Shooting Reconstruction
Dr. Bowley started her own engineering consulting firm in 2008 and has been a testifying expert since 2006. Corporate offices are located in Connecticut (HQ), Maryland, and Northern California. Additionally, Dr. Bowley teaches Engineering courses at local Universities. Susan M. Bowley, Ph.D. has been a practicing engineer since 1988. Dr. Bowley grew up in Ashford, CT and completed her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Connecticut. She then started her professional engineering career at NASA Ames Research Center in Northern California where she worked in various capacities for over 13 years. While at NASA, Dr. Bowley earned her M.S. in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University with a concentration in Thermosciences, including completion of an independent research study on Transpired Epidermal Water Loss in Premature Infants. After competitive selection for a NASA Full-time Graduate Study Fellowship, Dr. Bowley earned her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at ...

Gerard Busnuk, MPA Roland Park Security Consulting

Baltimore, Maryland
Security, Police Practices & Procedures - police, law of arrest, use of force, police procedures, security officers, premises liability, bars/nightclubs, apartments, shopping centers, religious institiutions.
Jerry "Buz" Busnuk, has been involved with police and security work for more than 30 years. He retired at the rank of Captain from the Baltimore Police Department after more than 29 years of service. He is an expert in police work. Since his retirement he has worked for a local Business Improvement District as director of field operations, managing community safety and sanitation programs. He also has worked at the Maryland Institute College of Art, and the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in supervisory security positions. He has become an independent security consultant and was previously certified as a CPP certified protection professional, the gold standard in security management. He has consulted with nonprofits, including a charter school, a church and the Muslim community, as well a medium manufacturing/distribution company, and a high rise for the elderly. He has seen security from a number of perspectives. As part of his practice he engages in expert witness consulti...

Jeffrey A Goldshine, CPM Goldshine Management Consulting, LLC

Maryland
Real Estate, Property Management - multifamily property management and real estate, property management operations, standards of care, life/safety, risk and security issues, fair housing, leasing and marketing, resident screening, property inspections, partnership disputes, property valuation, premises liability
Jeff Goldshine, Principal of Goldshine Management Consulting, LLC is a Certified Property Manager, (CPM) and an accomplished multifamily executive who has served in the real estate industry as a property/asset management professional. For thirty two years, he has been the senior property management officer for various organizations serving in a variety of roles ranging from President, COO, Partner and Executive/Senior VIce President. Throughout his career, he has managed over 70,000 units and worked with owners, developers, property management providers, REITs, and others on a wide range of management issues. He has achieved a successful track record of the creation and enhancement of start-up property management companies resulting in exceeding financial expectations and the creation of positive work cultures. He specializes in maximizing the value of real estate and its people, and is known in the industry as a proactive visionary and proponent of new multifamily products and ...

Jason S. Kiddy, PhD, PE, CFEI Aither Forensic Engineering

Gambrills, Maryland
Mechanical Engineering, Products Liability - Plumbing, Construction Defects, Premises Liability, Industrial Accidents, Heavy Equipment, Hunting Equipment, Manufacturing, Aviation, Origin and Cause, Pressure Vessels, Intellectual Property, Fire and Explosion Investigation
Dr. Kiddy is a principle at Aither Forensics Engineering, LLC, a forensics consulting firm located in central Maryland. Dr. Kiddy spent over 20 years in various industries prior to becoming a full-time expert witness providing a broad industry experience base from which to draw extensive knowledge on a wide variety of topics. Dr. Kiddy's work experience includes the oil and gas industry, aircraft and helicopter design, marine structures, wind turbines, and telecommunications. From a technical perspective, Dr. Kiddy has expertise in mechanical design, engineering materials, plumbing/HVAC systems, corrosion, fire origin and cause, codes and standards, and warnings/instructions. From a product design standpoint, Dr. Kiddy's experience includes all aspects of a product life cycle such as early stage R&D, product development and qualification, manufacturing, quality control, and failure analysis. Dr. Kiddy is a registered professional engineer in five states, a certified fire and ex...

K. David Meit, CPM®, ARM®, GRI® Oculus Realty, AMO®

Gaithersburg, Maryland
Real Estate, Premises Liability - property management, real estate management, subrogation, risk management, maintenance, property operations, facilities, premises liability, insurance, apartments, multifamily, slip, fall, property damage, building management, risk management, property loss, lead paint, mold, carbon monoxide, CO
An accomplished and qualified expert witness. Provides unbiased assessments and expert testimony for both Plaintiff and Defense in property management standard of care, premises liability, real estate partnerships and related legal disputes. Expert opinions are based on professional experience, academic training, research and the facts of each case. An award winning real estate executive with over thirty years experience managing portfolios of conventional and rent regulated multifamily, mixed-use and retail properties in both suburban and urban markets. Experienced manager of all class of property from tax credit to ultra luxury. Skilled at developing best-in-class residential property management operating teams and preserving and enhancing value through operations. Institute of Real Estate Management accredited Certified Property Manager®, Accredited Residential Manager®, and Graduate, Real Estate Institute through National Association of Realtors®. Founder and Principal of Ocu...

Amy L. Natoli, CPM®, RPA® Natoli Property Management Consulting

Crofton, Maryland
Premises Liability, Real Estate - Property management, risk management, maintenance, property operations, insurance, slip and fall, facilities, premises liability, property damage, lease administration, facility management, due diligence, asset management, property inspections, standards of care,
Amy Natoli is an award-winning Property Management expert with over twenty years of hands-on experience managing commercial real estate properties. She is experienced in standards of care, budgeting and asset management, lease administration, property inspections, parking garage maintenance and inspections, vendor and contract management, life safety systems compliance, and risk management. She is active with the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), serving nationally as a Governing Councillor and as Chairperson of the Instructor Advisory Council. At the local level, she is a Maryland Chapter Board of Directors member, Vice Chair of the Region 3 Education Committee, and an Ethics instructor.

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....

Jeffrey E Bartrem, C.B.I. Professional Inspection Consultants, Inc.

Williamston, Michigan
Building Inspection, Construction - Premises Liability, Property Litigation,Negligence Actions, Building Code, Wrongful Death,Residential & Commercial Structures,Fire,Electrical,Mechanical, Plumbing,Zoning,Slip & Fall,Workmanship,Water Testing,Building Inspection, Maintenance, Safety,Code Research, Cost Estimating
Tens of Thousands of Building Inspections performed. Certified Building Inspector, I.C.B.O - International Code Council Registered Building Inspector, State of MI Registered Building Official, State of Michigan Registered Plan Reviewer, State of MI 2009 International Accreditation Service, International Code Council, Lead Evaluator Training 1998 Professional Development Committee, International Conference of Building Officials 1987 Rehabilitation Construction Specialist, National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials 1983 Licensed Residential Builder, State of MI 2010 International Accreditation Service, International Code Council, Building Department Evaluator, Construction Practices Assessment Team, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 2009 Faculty, Michigan State Univ., School of Planning, Design and Construction, Construction Management Program, Adjunct Instructor, Commercial, Fire and Residential Building Codes 1984 President, Professional Inspection Consultant...

Ronald K. Tyson Tyson Enterprises, LLC

Ortonville, Michigan
Building Inspection, Construction - Construction Defects, Demolition, Failure Analysis, OSHA, Plumbing, Premises Liability, Products Liability, Safety, Slip, Trip & Fall

Lamar T. Hawkins, PE, JD PEG, Inc.

Mississippi
Engineering, Premises Liability - Civil Engineering, Fall Protection, Construction, Analysis, Industrial Safety including OSHA and NFPA. See www.peginc.biz for Structural Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Geo technical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering.
PEG, Inc. offers consultation and expert testimony in many specialized areas, such as the following: Accident Reconstruction & Investigations Building Codes Concrete Failures Construction & Environmental Construction Equipment Accidents Construction Safety & Related Codes Cooling Towers & Hydraulics Electrical Engineering Excavation, Blasting & Trenching Exhibit Reconstruction & Investigations Fall Protection Highway & Transportation Problems Mechanical Engineering Metallurgy & Welding / Failure Studies OSHA Issues Paints, Coatings & Lead Abatement Premise Liability Product Failure & Liability Issues Safety Issues (Construction, Industrial & Product) Slips, Trips & Falls Software Engineering Studies Structural Steel & Building Failure Studies

R. Leslie Nichols, CPP, M.S. R.L. Nichols & Associates, LLC

Oxford, Mississippi
School Safety, Premises Liability - sexual abuse, child sexual abuse, sexual molestation, molestation, sexual grooming, bullying, school, church, camp, mentor, afterschool, youth serving organization, sports
Mr. Nichols specializes in cases involving injury to children in schools, churches, camps, mentoring programs, sports organizations, and afterschool programs. From 1994 to 2016 he served as Vice President of child safety and facilities for Boys & Girls Clubs of America. In that role he shaped the policies and practices that helped protect over 4 million youth at over 4,000 sites in the U.S. and abroad. In 2016, Mr. Nichols entered private practice and serves as an expert witness in civil cases involving child sexual abuse within youth-serving organizations and schools, as well as a safety consultant to schools. Mr. Nichols has authored, co-authored, or contributed to over 40 articles and publications concerning protecting people from harm. Recent publications include: • "4 Ways to Address Child Sexual Abuse in Schools," Campus Safety Magazine, 2021 (author) • Recommended Guidelines & Best Practices: Background Screening in Youth-Serving Organizations, 3rd Ed., 2021 (Contributor ...

Christopher E. Janson, MS, CSP, CHMM Haines, Janson & Associates LLC

St. Louis, Missouri
Safety, Premises Liability - Engineering, Products Liability, Slip, Trip & Fall, Retail Safety, Equipment & Machinery, Human Factors, Slip Resistance, Accident Investigation/Reconstruction, OSHA, Guarding, Failure Analysis, Construction, Industrial & Premises Accidents
Haines, Janson & Associates provides safety and risk management consulting services. Christopher E. Janson, Board Certified Safety Professional (CSP); Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM); Certified User of the English XL slip resistance measuring device (CXLT). Mr. Janson has held safety management positions with several Fortune 500 companies. He has also worked with a variety of firms as a consultant for the insurance industry. Mr. Janson is a professional member of the American Society of Safety Engineers.

Charles H. Barry, CSP Charles H. Barry and Associates, LLC

Las Vegas, Nevada
Gaming & Gambling, Security - Premises Liability, Casino Surveillance, Casino Security, Inadequate Security, Hotel Security, Corporate Investigations, Investigations-Criminal Matters, Investigations-Civil Matters, Compliance Investigations, Due Diligence Investigations, International Investigations, Gaming Regulatory Compliance
Charles H. Barry is the managing member of Charles H. Barry and Associates LLC. He has over 30 years of experience in casino security and surveillance operations. In addition to his consulting services, he has served in senior management positions with four publicly traded casino and hotel corporations. As the senior security executive, he was responsible for developing, implementing and managing corporate security, guest and premises security programs for multiple property operations, including CCTV surveillance and security systems. He has consulted on domestic and international investigations and security matters. Investigations included, but were not limited to, compliance investigations of individuals, corporations and companies, violations of local, state and federal laws, violations of gaming regulatory compliance, and civil matters. He has conducted operational audits of gaming security and casino surveillance operations and assisted clients with installation of CCTV survei...

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.

Steve Kaufer, CPP INTER/ACTION ASSOCIATES

Nevada
Security, Premises Liability - 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, fire alarm systems, burglar alarm systems, security systems, hold up alarms
Board certified security expert with more than forty-six years of experience.

Kenneth D Martin Door & Gate Experts

Las Vegas, Nevada
Premises Liability, Products Liability - Garage Door,Gates,garage door spring,overhead door,automatic gate,automatic garage door,garage door operator,gate operator,garage,commercial door,industrial door,parking gate,swinging gate,sliding gate,barrier gate,sectional door,rolling door,high speed door,jackshaft,access system,remote control
Garage Door and Gate Contractor Accredited, Institute of Door Education & Accreditation UL325 National Standards Technical Panel Voting Member Litigation Consultant, Expert Witness Door Manufacturing Designer & Engineer President National Association of Garage Door Manufacturers Door & Access Systems Manufacturer’s Association International (DASMA) Founding Member and Committee Chair. President Martin Door Manufacturing, Bachelor of Business Management, Engineering Emphasis, University of Utah 1976 Door & Gate Contractor employing IDEA Certified Technicians Licensed Garage Door & Gate Contractor in 6 states. Utah, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, California, Hawaii Operating Garage Door & Gate Contractor in 21 states Residential Garage Doors Commercial Doors & Overhead Doors Fire Doors, NFPA-80 Gate & Access Systems Store Fronts Dock Levelers & Dock Equipment & Conveyances Metal Doors & Windows, Hollow Metal Doors & Frames Carpentry & Finish Carpentry Insulation & Weather Stripping...

Ann E. Reisch, CRE, CCIM, CPM, RPA Reisch Consulting Group, Inc.

Incline Village, Nevada
Real Estate, Premises Liability - Typical engagements involve property management issues related to management operations, leasing and resident screening activities. Other topics involve property inspections, property maintenance, security & fiduciary duties. Properties include residential, commercial & community association/HOAs.
Ann Reisch, Principal of Reisch Consulting Group, Inc., is a Certified Property Manager (CPM) and has had extensive involvement with large high-profile properties. She has worked for some of the largest national real estate firms in the country overseeing management & leasing on portfolios up to 20 million square feet across the country. Ann is a past national Chair of the Industry Standards Advisory Board for the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), currently serves as the national Chair for the Ethics Committee, and serves on the Ethics Hearing and Discipline Board, Governing Council and IREM Foundation Board of Directors. Reisch Consulting Group has been retained in more than 250 litigation matters in State and Federal courts since the year 2000. With a balanced litigation history of working with both Plaintiff and Defense counsel, Ann has been involved with disputes valued up to $200 million dollars. Ann is also a Licensed Real Estate Broker in the states of Florida a...

Michael L. Averill MLA Consulting, LLC

Bedford, New Hampshire
Insurance, Products Liability - Asbestos, Pollution, Premises Liability, Occurrence Limits, Agent's Liability, Sexual Abuse, Stacking of Limits, Property, Businessowners, Professional Liability, Claims Handling, Compliance.
Have provided expert opinions on cases for insureds as well as insurers. Have testified in state courts, federal courts, hearings, and at an arbitration. Have been deposed multiple times - both in person and via electronic means. Have been retained by counsel for cases throughout the United States. Started my career at the Insurance Services Office, Inc. ("ISO"), the world's largest insurance service organization. ISO has over 1,200 participating companies. Worked in Personal Lines, Commercial Property and Commercial Casualty (CGL and Commercial Auto). Drafted many policy forms and endorsements at ISO including the Personal Auto Policy, the Commercial Property Coverage Form and Businessowners Policy, the occurrence and claims-made versions of the Commercial General Liability Coverage Form, and the pollution, asbestos, and punitive damages exclusions. At The Home was responsible for all regulatory compliance as well as the relationship with insurance regulators and legislator...

Thomas P LeBrun Nighthawk Security and Training Systems

Enfield, New Hampshire
Security, Premises Liability - Use of Force issues, Security procedures, Nightclubs, Concert Security, Special Event security, Assaults
Thomas LeBrun – Expert Witness in Use of Force Introduction Thomas LeBrun is a distinguished authority in security, close protection, and martial arts. His expertise, honed over five decades, renders him a highly sought-after expert witness in legal cases involving the use of force. LeBrun's unique blend of real-world security experience and extensive martial arts training provides a nuanced understanding of force application and continuum in critical situations. Professional Journey and Martial Arts Expertise; Beginning his illustrious career influenced by heavyweight boxing champion Joe Frazier in the late 1960s, Thomas LeBrun delved into a journey that would see him emerge as a leading figure in close protection and martial arts. His martial arts journey, commencing formally in 1974, encompasses a wide range of disciplines, including Judo, Tae Kwon Do, Okinawan Kenpo, and Yoshitsune Jujutsu, under the tutelage of masters like Michael Depaquale Sr. and Jr. This diverse training...

Skip Stearns THE HOTEL EXPERTS, LLC

Stratham, New Hampshire
Hotel & Restaurant, Premises Liability - Hotels, Motels, Resorts, Hospitality, Food, Franchising, Gaming, Gambling, Casino Hotels, Hotel & Restaurant, Restaurants, Alcohol Service, Hotel Operations, Hotel Premises Liability, Safety, Hotel Security, Hotels/Hospitality, Lodging, Management, Risk Management, Slip, Trip & Fall, Wrongful Death
Safety, Security, Premises Liability, Wrongful Death, Personal Injury, Slip, Trip & Fall, Scalding, Drowning, Other Personal Injuries, Franchise and Management Contract Disputes, Industry Operating Standards & Product Standards, Safety & Security Standards, Emergency Procedures, Integrity Standards, Human Resources, Employee Qualifications & Hiring Practices, Standards for Employee, Wrongful Termination, Training, Sales & Marketing Practices, Casino & Gaming Operations, Food & Beverage Service, Alcohol Service

Scott A. Bills Sports Field Solutions, LLC

Baptistown, New Jersey
Athletics & Recreation, Premises Liability - Sports, Fields, Athletic Fields, Sports Field Injuries, Athletic Field Injuries, Synthetic Turf, Artificial Turf, Natural Turf, Natural Grass, Sports Facilities, Athletic Facilities, Premises
Certified Sports Field Manager Sports field injuries can prove costly for both athletes and field owners. Scott Bills uses his experience and professional expertise to provide expert testimony in cases involving sports field-related injuries. Scott Bills is available to provide professional and expert investigation, site evaluation, safety assessment and testimony for plaintiff and defendant cases. Scott’s experience spans 30 years; he has worked with natural and synthetic athletic fields, park and recreation complexes, golf courses, premises, landscapes, and arboriculture. The scope of Scott’s expertise ranges from field evaluation to preparation of written reports and depositions for plaintiff and defendant sports field injury cases. Scott has opined on cases related to: *contract disputes *head injuries, *broken bones, *dislocations, tears, and sprains (knees, shoulders, ankles, wrists), *rotator cuff injuries, *growth plate injuries, *MRSA infection, and *permanent eye damage. ...

Chuck Graziano, CPM, PCAM Halcyon Management Services

Ramsey, New Jersey
Property Management, Premises Liability - condominium, homeowners, cooperatives, apartments, commercial, Real Estate, industrial parks, safety, slips, trips, falls, OSHA, landlord, tenants, financial, property management, premises liability, townhomes, townhouse, manager
Engaged in the property management industry for over 42 years. Independent consultant serving owners and managers of real estate of various types (commercial and residential) and providing services as an expert witness in related matters. Current (2017 to present) engagement includes working with a management firm with accountability for training its property managers in industry standards and best practices, overseeing the firm’s program to ensure that all managers are certified with industry credentials, and assisting managers in managing risk at client properties. A Certified Property Manager (CPM®) as awarded by the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) since 1987 (Key number 11420) and past (1998) President of the New Jersey Chapter (No. 1) of IREM. Certified in 1990 as a Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM) by the Community Associations Institute (Pin Number 186) and has been (previously) certified as a Certified Manager of Community Associations by the Na...

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

New Jersey
Security, Premises Liability - Hospital & Healthcare Security, Negligent Security, Workplace Violence, Crime Foreseeability, Mall-Retail-Store Security, Hotel & Hospitality Security, Apartment Buildings & Office Security, Parking Lots-Garage Security, Violent Crimes, Casino Security, Bars & Nightclubs and School 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. Trial testimony has aided in attaining Jury Awards up to $13.5 Million. As a Forensic Security Consultant, Mr. Marcisz has reviewed and provided opinions in matters involving violent crime, including active shooter incidents involving claims with high liability exposure, and involving organizations, hospitals, and businesses with national and worldwide brand recognition. Mr. Marcisz has 40 years of combined experience in private security and complex litigation. Mr. Marc...

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.

RW Rosenblum, CFE, CFCS RW Rosenblum, CFE, CFCS

Washington, New Jersey
Real Estate, Slip Trip & Fall - Realtor, Broker and Agent Standard of Care, Real Estate Negligence, Fraud, Premises Liability, Slip and fall, Mold, Environmental, Title Insurance, Title Agency, Mortgage, Real Estate Appraisal Valuation, Real Estate Commission, Real Estate Fraud, Mortgage Fraud, Real Estate Investment Ponzi Scheme
Nationwide services. Mr. Rosenblum provides complete expert witness and litigation support . As a practicing Real Estate Agent and Broker (in several states) for over 31 years, Mr. Rosenblum is a real estate expert on Standards of Care, fiduciary responsibility, agency representation, material defects, premises liability, and valuation / marketability. The discipline of his daily work is that of an active Real Estate Broker overseeing agents and transactions. Additionally he provides brokerage and mortgage operations management consulting and litigation support. A FEW PREVIOUS CASES: Residential Real Estate - Undisclosed Structural Defects Residential Real Estate - Undisclosed Toxic Environmental Conditions, Mold, and Water Residential Real Estate - Broker and Agent Due Diligence, Fiduciary Duties, Agency, Standards of Care, Malpractice Residential Real Estate - Unjust Enrichment (Insurance Claim) Residential Real Estate - Diminution of Value (damages / marketability) Residenti...

Richard Santoro, C.P.P. Interbrief.org LLC

Ventnor City, New Jersey
Security, Premises Liability - Security Standards, Security Operations, Security Practices, Major Crime Litigation, Assault, Homicide, Sexual Assault, Hospitality Security, Entertainment Venue Security, Casino Gaming Security, Retail Security, Nightclub Security, Contract Security, Cash-In-Transit Security, Executive Protection
American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) International Board Certified Protection Professional (CPP) –Maintained continuously since 2007. The ASIS CPP is the Gold Standard for Security Certification, to qualify must have 7 years of private sector security management experience, possess a bachelor’s degree or higher, complete a 225-question assessment test covering security standards and practices topics including; security operations, emergency/crisis management, investigations, risk management, asset protection, executive protection, information technology security, special event security, CCTV and electronic security systems. Recertification requirements including audited 60 CEU’s every three years. Thirty Years of Corporate Security Management in large Gaming Resorts in multiple jurisdictions, five years of experience overseeing Risk Management, Insurance and Claims function for 5 gaming/resort operations. 13 years’ experience as expert witness. Provided premises liabi...

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

William N. Bernstein, AIA, NCARB, Leed@AP Empire Projects, Inc. / Bernstein & Associates, Architects

New York, New York
Architecture, Construction - ADA, Architect, Architectural Design, Architecture, Construction, Doctors’ Offices, Healthcare Architecture, Healthcare Design, Healthcare Construction, Hospital Architecture, Hospital Design, Hospital Construction, Hotels, Laboratories, Medical Offices, Offices, Premises Liability, Residential
Mr. Bernstein is a Yale-trained and registered architect, LEED accredited, with over 40 years of experience in the industry. He is the Founder/President of an architecture firm (Bernstein & Associates, Architects, www.bernarch.com, 1990-present) and a project management firm (Empire Projects, Inc., www.empireprojects.com, 2003-present). Mr. Bernstein offers multi-faceted expertise in the areas of architecture, design and construction. He is a member of the American Institute of Architect, Construction Specifications Institute, and Project Management Institute. He is the author of two books on architecture and has written or had written about him over (50) articles on architecture and construction. He has provided expert witness services on (26) cases which includes (3) new cases (as of May 2023). These cases have been located across the United States as well as internationally. Mr. Bernstein is an intelligent, articulate, and well-spoken professional. His professional experience as ...

Marcello R. Kettrles, PSP, CPD, CCE Preventive Security Assessment Services, LLC

New York, New York
Jails & Prisons, Security - Correction Officer Policies & Procedures, Premises Liability, Use of Force, Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, Standards of Care, Security, Security Management, Conditions of Confinement, Physical Security, Security Guard Negligence, Jail & Prison Practices, Negligent Security
Marcello is the founder of Preventive Security Assessment Services, LLC in New York City; a firm specializing in consulting, physical security and security training. He founded Preventive Security Assessment Services in 2021 following a long and successful law enforcement and security operations career that spanned over 30 years. Marcello was employed by the New York City Department of Corrections (NYCDOC) for over 20 years, retiring in good standing as a frontline Corrections Officer on Rikers Island in July 2011. During his tenure, he was responsible for managing risk in jail settings. His responsibilities included, preventing and managing hazards with conditions of confinement, search and seizure protocols, inmate classification / threat assessments, inmate safety, suicide prevention, exterior perimeters, video surveillance, access control, gathering and sharing intel, report writing, security assessments of physical jails and jail connected facilities. His work with the NYCDO...

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

New York
Security, Premises Liability - Hospital & Healthcare Security, Negligent Security, Workplace Violence, Crime Foreseeability, Mall-Retail-Store Security, Hotel & Hospitality Security, Apartment Buildings & Office Security, Parking Lots-Garage Security, Violent Crimes, Casino Security, Bars & Nightclubs and School 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. Trial testimony has aided in attaining Jury Awards up to $13.5 Million. As a Forensic Security Consultant, Mr. Marcisz has reviewed and provided opinions in matters involving violent crime, including active shooter incidents involving claims with high liability exposure, and involving organizations, hospitals, and businesses with national and worldwide brand recognition. Mr. Marcisz has 40 years of combined experience in private security and complex litigation. Mr. Marc...

Kristopher J. Seluga, M.S., PE Technology Associates, LLC

New York
Accident Reconstruction, Products Liability - Mechanical Engineering, Biomechanics, Automotive, Construction, Engineering, Failure Analysis, Forensic Science, Golf Carts, Human Factors, Motorcycle, Premises Liability, Safety, Slip Trip & Fall
Our staff of experienced engineers are ready to apply established scientific and engineering knowledge and techniques to your case. Our staff has published hundreds of papers, served on national ANSI standards committees and assisted over 2,600 attorneys and insurance agents settle or try their cases. Because the laws of physics and principles of engineering are universal, we are able to investigate and opine on a wide range of topics including motor vehicle crashes, heavy machinery, consumer products, construction sites, falls and biomechanical analyses. In each case, we assist our clients by determining, in as much detail as possible, how and why an accident occurred and communicating those finding in a clear and concise manner.

Thomas Collier, Jr Collier Consultants

North Carolina
Construction, Premises Liability - Defects, personal injury, insurance, codes, commercial, residential, accidents, falls, asbestos, ADA, sewer, water, liability, damages, general contractor, fire, flood, contracts, subcontractors, engineer
Highly experienced construction and premises expert. Specializes in large commercial and multi-residential construction disputes and serious bodily injury claims. Has served on over 300 cases as an expert witness and dozens of cases as an arbitrator. 30+ years’ experience as a general contractor and owner/developer focusing on condominiums, roads, sewers, subdivisions, offices and other major construction. Summa Cum Laude/Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of North Carolina. Consultant (2008-Present): Georgia, North Carolina, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee. Cases include commercial defects and delays, serious personal injuries, multifamily, sewers, roads and drainage, retail, insurance, professional liability, and construction business practices. Approximately equal representation of plaintiffs and defendants. General Contractor - President of Buckhead Classic (2006 – presen): Projects include defective construction repair, new construction, fire and flood...

Jeffrey A Goldshine, CPM Goldshine Management Consulting, LLC

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Real Estate, Property Management - multifamily property management and real estate, property management operations, standards of care, life/safety, risk and security issues, fair housing, leasing and marketing, resident screening, property inspections, partnership disputes, property valuation, premises liability
Jeff Goldshine, Principal of Goldshine Management Consulting, LLC is a Certified Property Manager, (CPM) and an accomplished multifamily executive who has served in the real estate industry as a property/asset management professional. For thirty two years, he has been the senior property management officer for various organizations serving in a variety of roles ranging from President, COO, Partner and Executive/Senior VIce President. Throughout his career, he has managed over 70,000 units and worked with owners, developers, property management providers, REITs, and others on a wide range of management issues. He has achieved a successful track record of the creation and enhancement of start-up property management companies resulting in exceeding financial expectations and the creation of positive work cultures. He specializes in maximizing the value of real estate and its people, and is known in the industry as a proactive visionary and proponent of new multifamily products and ...

Ken Wheatley, MA, CPP Royal Security Group LLC

Fairview, North Carolina
Premises Liability, Security - Security Procedures, Guard Force Management & Performance, Event Security, Malls, Hotels, Casinos, Apartment Buildings, Commercial Buildings, Parking, Foreseeability, Assaults, Battery, Rapes
Mr. Wheatley is the founder of Royal Security Group LLC, an independent security and business management consulting practice serving clients in the U.S. and internationally. He also provides expert opinions and testifies in plaintiff and defense cases involving premises liability and negligence issues in a variety of settings. Senior Vice President and Chief Security Officer (retired) for Sony Electronics' global operations. He and his department investigated over 800 civil and criminal cases per year, domestically and internationally. Former FBI Special Agent with experience leading investigations in a variety of areas including: white collar crime, drugs, kidnapping, bank robbery, espionage, and violent criminal apprehension. Current member of the Senior Advisory Group with the FBI's Domestic Security Alliance Council. Former member of the Board of Directors for the FBI affiliated InfraGard San Diego/Imperial Counties chapter. Sector Chief Co-Coordinator. Served on the Citize...

William Henry, PhD, NCARB RGA Design Forensics LLC

Ohio
Premises Liability, Construction Defects - Accident Investigation, Building Codes, ADA, Accessibility, Slip Trip & Fall, Forensic, Architecture, Engineering, E&O, Errors and Omissions, Construction Defects, Mold, Cruise Ship, Maintenance, Building Inspection, Insurance Claims, Disaster Recovery, Failure Analysis, Property Insurance
As forensic architects and engineers, we strive to provide our clients with superior expert witness services by combining the latest in technological advances with our staff’s decades of experience. Our continued practice in architecture enables us to build a customized team of experts from multiple disciplines to find an optimized solution for your case. Dr. Henry, our lead expert, utilizes three components in his case development: (1) a detailed timeline, (2) an analysis of the governing codes and documentation, and (3) the application of the facts to those governing codes. His reports and testimony are presented in a simple, clear manner that is easily understood. This approach has had a proven impact on the outcomes of past matters, whether in settlement, mediation, arbitration, or at trial. RGA Design Forensics’ main areas of expertise are premises liability, property insurance litigation, and architectural errors and omissions (E&O) claims. Premises Liability - Whethe...

Kevin A Rider, PhD, PE, CPE Forensic Human Factors, LLC

Columbus, Ohio
Human Factors, Engineering - Distracted driving, Driving behavior, Reconstruction, Biomechanics, Maritime, Manufacturing, Mining, OSHA, Premises Liability, Products Liability, Safety, Slips, Trips, Falls, Transportation, Warnings, Conspicuity, Cell phones, Texting, Lighting, Perception, Visibility, Instructions, Human Factors
Dr. Kevin Rider is a human factors expert and owner of Forensic Human Factors, LLC, providing investigations, reports and expert testimony for personal injury cases – plaintiff and defense. His expertise involves investigating how people interact with other people, products and environments in predictable ways, and applying this understanding to effective, efficient and safe products, services and systems. He has been retained as an expert in more than 40 states (+ Puerto Rico). Dr. Rider’s expertise includes: • MVAs and pedestrian collisions, incl. trucks, trains, buses, motor/bicycles • Illumination, nighttime visibility, and conspicuity • DUI/DWIs, where intoxication was not a proximate cause of crash • Adequacy of product designs and warnings • The design and maintenance of safe civil and occupational environments • Premises liability, and slips, trips and falls • Workplace and construction safety Dr. Rider is a Professional Engineer (PE), a Certified Professional Ergonomi...

Tod Schneider Safe School Design LLC

Eugene, Oregon
School Safety, Building Inspection - Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED), Personal Safety, Premises Liability, K-12 Schools, Shelters, Residential Facilities, Apartment buildings, Government buildings, Social Services, Parks, Research and writing.
I worked for 28 years as a Eugene, Oregon Police Department Crime Prevention Specialist, and an overlapping 24 years as a school safety consultant, emphasizing positive school culture and Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED). I’ve conducted over 120 public school inspections nationwide, including schools in Tennessee, Colorado, Florida and Oregon that had recently experienced shootings. My services were provided under the auspices of the Eugene Police Department, the National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities, as an independent consultant (Safe School Design LLC), and as an Adjunct Analyst with Safe Havens International (SHI). I continue to inspect schools with SHI nationwide. An additional career thread over the years, from 1973 to the present, included a variety of positions ranging from crisis counselor to agency director in various social service agencies. Recent projects have included a one-year special assignment with the City Manager’s Office as a V...

Richard Arlington, III, CSP, CLP Rich Arlington & Associates

Erie, Pennsylvania
Slip Trip & Fall, Premises Liability - Snow and Ice Management, Snow Plow Safety, Snow and Ice Operations, Ice Related Slip and Fall, Snow Related Slip and Fall, Snow Science, Ice Control, Snow Response Plan, Certified Snow Professional Snow Risk and Liability, Snow Storage, Snow Clearing for Parking Garages
Rich Arlington is a Certified Snow Professional (CSP) and Landscape Industry Certified Manager (LICM). There are less than 250 CSPs in the United States. Rich possesses over 25 years of experience providing landscape and snow and ice maintenance services; he is still actively involved in snow and landscape operations. For over three decades he has owned and operated a viable Landscape Snow and Ice Management Company. For over two decades he is the National Director and CFO for a National Exterior Services Company with operations in multiple states dealing with snow and ice issues. Examples of snow & ice management cases: Salt usage for ice control Site plan to establish best snow storage areas Data provided to establish possible liability for accidents Contractor safety and training procedures as compared to industry standards Contractor practices and methods as compared to industry standards Was the contract proper for the snow and ice industry Weather patterns to establish corr...

Keith A. Bergman, PE Bergman Engineering, LLC

Harleysville, Pennsylvania
Premises Liability, Traffic Engineering - Accident Reconstruction, Civil Engineering, Codes and Standards, Construction, Highway and Street Design, Job-Site Safety, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Premises Liability, Slip Trip and Fall, Transportation, Traffic Engineering, Walkway Surface and Pavement Evaluation
Our mission: Bringing clarity to complexity. Bergman Engineering is a forensic engineering firm that provides objective investigative analysis and consulting services as well as expert witness testimony. Hired for our expertise, we utilize our knowledge and experience to evaluate cases and claims with regard to civil engineering concepts. This can extend to a number of different practice areas for both plaintiff and defense counsel. Our case experience ranges from small private claims to large civil claims. We have consulted in complex claims and litigation on behalf of corporations, attorneys, insurance companies, and municipal/government agencies. Certified Professional Engineer: California, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

William J. Birks, Jr., CPP, CSC, CHS-III William J. Birks, Jr. & Associates

West Chester, Pennsylvania
Premises Liability, Security - Security guard operation/performance, Bars/nightclubs, Retail/Malls, Restaurants, Parking facilities, Garages, Hotel/Motel, Apartment buildings, Warehouses, Gaming/Casinos, Alarm Systems/Schedules of Protection. Crime Foreseeability, Crowd control. Murders, Wrongful Death, Rapes, Assaults
William J. Birks Jr. & Associates, LLC, is an independent security consultancy practice dedicated to delivering objective and quality results to clients operating in Business, Industry and Law firm environments. We provide an assortment of forensic and security management consulting services on a nationwide basis. We assist both Plaintiff and Defense bars with litigation support and expert witness services in the areas of Premises Liability, Security Adequacy, Negligent Security and Crime Foreseeability. Principal William Birks is certified, by examination, in security management (CPP) and has been since 1985. He has over 38 years of experience as a security professional and he is a certified security consultant (CSC) by examination through the IAPSC.

William V Durso Jr, MBA, CPP The Durso Group, LLC

Allentown, Pennsylvania
Security, Premises Liability - negligent security, inadequate security, inadequate security operations, bars, hotels, apartment complex, building security, security officer, security management, casino, nightclub, security consulting, security advisor, retail security, event security, security technology, video surveillance,
William V. Durso, Jr., CPP, is the Founder and Principal Advisor of The Durso Group, LLC (TDG). Bill provides litigation support for cases involving inadequate security, negligent security, security management operations and premises liability. Bill has over 25+ years as security director, security consultant, technology guide and Security Master Plan Subject Matter Expert. Prior to his consulting career, Bill was a Security Director holding all positions and building a few departments from the ground-up. Bill has a unique background that encompasses security operations, security technology, security processes and procedures and facilities management. He has worked closely with Human Resources, IT, Legal, Boards of Director in assuring that his security programs meet or exceed expectations. Bill now uses the knowledge gained over those years as a Principal Security Advisor for companies that do not have the in-house expertise to assess, plan, develop and implement security master ...

Jason S. Kiddy, PhD, PE, CFEI Aither Forensic Engineering

Pennsylvania
Mechanical Engineering, Products Liability - Plumbing, Construction Defects, Premises Liability, Industrial Accidents, Heavy Equipment, Hunting Equipment, Manufacturing, Aviation, Origin and Cause, Pressure Vessels, Intellectual Property, Fire and Explosion Investigation
Dr. Kiddy is a principle at Aither Forensics Engineering, LLC, a forensics consulting firm located in central Maryland. Dr. Kiddy spent over 20 years in various industries prior to becoming a full-time expert witness providing a broad industry experience base from which to draw extensive knowledge on a wide variety of topics. Dr. Kiddy's work experience includes the oil and gas industry, aircraft and helicopter design, marine structures, wind turbines, and telecommunications. From a technical perspective, Dr. Kiddy has expertise in mechanical design, engineering materials, plumbing/HVAC systems, corrosion, fire origin and cause, codes and standards, and warnings/instructions. From a product design standpoint, Dr. Kiddy's experience includes all aspects of a product life cycle such as early stage R&D, product development and qualification, manufacturing, quality control, and failure analysis. Dr. Kiddy is a registered professional engineer in five states, a certified fire and ex...

Alan J. Robinson Risk and Threat Assessment, LLC

Pennsylvania
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.

Ellen Szubski, M.S., Ph.D., CXLT, CPSI, AHFP The Warren Group, Inc.

Irmo, South Carolina
Human Factors, Premises Liability - Accident Prevention, Risk Management, Illumination, Conspicuity, Visual Perception, Slip resistance, Playground Safety, Premises Liability, Lighting, Line of Sight, Driver Distraction, Roadway Markings, Environmental Conditions, Slip-Trip- Fall Evaluations, Workplace Injuries, Human Factors, OSHA
Ellen Szubski, Ph.D., is a human factors consultant at The Warren Group. She earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Human Factors Psychology and a Master of Science in Applied Psychology from Clemson University. Ellen is also a Certified XL Tribometrist, a Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI), and a Certified Associate Human Factors Professional (AHFP). Ellen worked in the Clemson Visual Perception and Performance Laboratory examining the factors contributing to the conspicuity of pedestrians and bicyclists in challenging road conditions, such as nighttime driving. She did her dissertation on “The Influence of Pedestrian Biological Motion on Time-To-Collision Estimates at Night”. Prior to entering the forensic field, Ellen planned and conducted experiments for a major bicycle manufacturer that improved bicycle conspicuity. She also conducted laser strike perception and performance studies for the Department of Defense. Ellen applies her experience in Human Factors to the ana...

William Henry, PhD, NCARB RGA Design Forensics LLC

Tennessee
Premises Liability, Construction Defects - Accident Investigation, Building Codes, ADA, Accessibility, Slip Trip & Fall, Forensic, Architecture, Engineering, E&O, Errors and Omissions, Construction Defects, Mold, Cruise Ship, Maintenance, Building Inspection, Insurance Claims, Disaster Recovery, Failure Analysis, Property Insurance
As forensic architects and engineers, we strive to provide our clients with superior expert witness services by combining the latest in technological advances with our staff’s decades of experience. Our continued practice in architecture enables us to build a customized team of experts from multiple disciplines to find an optimized solution for your case. Dr. Henry, our lead expert, utilizes three components in his case development: (1) a detailed timeline, (2) an analysis of the governing codes and documentation, and (3) the application of the facts to those governing codes. His reports and testimony are presented in a simple, clear manner that is easily understood. This approach has had a proven impact on the outcomes of past matters, whether in settlement, mediation, arbitration, or at trial. RGA Design Forensics’ main areas of expertise are premises liability, property insurance litigation, and architectural errors and omissions (E&O) claims. Premises Liability - Whethe...

Sharon Bartlett Sharon Bartlett Consulting

McKinney, Texas
Real Estate, Premises Liability - REO, Preservation & Maintenance, Outsourcer, Property Damage, Property Loss, Vacant Property, Unsecured Property, Foreclosure, REO Valuation
Ms. Bartlett's previous trial and deposition experience took place more than 4 years ago, as a representative of Freddie Mac. During the past 2 years, Ms. Bartlett has worked on 3 cases that were settled prior to trial. Her written reports contributed to a successful settlement in two of those cases. Ms. Bartlett works with firms in all 50 states. Ms. Bartlett has been engaged in the financial services and real estate industry since 1982. Currently, she is an independent consultant providing consulting and business development services to companies and individuals within the financial services and real estate industry. Clients include national trade associations, asset management companies, title companies, non-profits and small business that support the industry. Ms. Bartlett also provides expert witness services to legal firms throughout the United States. Ms. Bartlett is a licensed real estate agent in the state of Texas, and is also an approved real estate continuing educ...

Scott T. Bennett, CPM ExpertMulti-Family Expert Witness Group

Keller, Texas
Property Management, Real Estate - Real estate and property management issues, residential, mixed-use. Leasing, landlord/tenant, rent control, life/safety and environmental, manufactured homes, Risk and Safety at Apt buildings, Multi-Family injuries, Property management issues related to management operations, premises liability
Mr. Bennett is experienced in Real Estate Management both Multi-Family, Office and Retail Organizational structure. His extensive background includes the development, operations, risk management, hazard evaluations, safety standards and "best in class" real estate management. Mr. Bennett has over 25+ years experience in multi-family, commercial, retail, condo's, mixed-use management operations and renovations. His background also includes significant real estate development services, leasing and Tenants law. He is a Certified Property Manager (CPM), and real estate executive in Texas. His expert witness/litigation support activities over the past 25+ years includes working and testifying on behalf of both Plaintiff and Defendant with significant deposition and trial experience. His work has included cases in various other states outside of Texas. Experience in Manufactured Homes and Mobile Home Parks/Subdivisions and Manufactured Home Development Additional expertise ...

Jay H Daily JHD Product Liability Consulting

ROWLETT, Texas
Products Liability, Manufacturing - Testing, Failure Analysis, Ergonomics, Product Design, Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering, Premises Liability, Structural Engineering, Warnings and Labels, Slip, Trip & Fall, Metallurgy, Machinery/Equipment
I have 37 years of engineering design experience in multiple industries. I have developed designs for aerospace, consumer products, industrial machinery and products for use in retail environments. Strong manufacturing background and familiarity with all types of manufacturing equipment and processes. These include CNC cutting equipment, roll forming, stamping and progressive dies, Mig, Tig, and high frequency welding, robotics and automated manufacturing processes, assembly, finishing and packaging systems. I have the ability and resources to do physical testing of products, materials, including destructive and non-destructive testing. Strong analytical skills to assess product design and performance empirically and theoretically relative to specific industry standards. I am well versed in safety warnings and labels, and the responsibilities these requirements place on manufacturers of products and equipment.

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 a Crime Prevention Practitioner, a designation awarded by the Florida Attorney General’s ...

William H. ElDorado, PE, CXLT ElDorado Forensics LLC

Lewisville, Texas
Slip Trip & Fall, Premises Liability - ADA, Building Code, Foundation Movement, International Code Council, Means of Egress, Forensic Engineering, Ground Vibration, Slip Resistance, Stairway, Lighting, Property Damage, Handrail & Guardrail
Founded in February 2017, my practice is focused on investigations of premises liability and property damage matters for my client base that consists of attorneys, insurance carriers, self-insured entities and third-party administrators. The following site conditions are analyzed during investigation of premises liability matters: Egress Width, Stairways, Ramps, Slip Resistance, ADA, Trip Hazards, Curbs, Handrails, Guardrails, Step-downs, Doorways/Thresholds, Floor Mats, Lighting, Assembly, and Glass/Glazing. A typical premises liability investigation will involve initial review of documents & files, examination and detailed measurements of the incident area, testing, photograph documentation, analysis of data, review of applicable building codes and/or architectural standards, consultation with the jurisdiction, forming conclusions, producing an expert witness report, and if needed, providing live testimony at deposition or trial. To date I have testified live at 40 depositions...

Michael Fiebig, RA, AIA, NCARB, LEED GA, CFPS, CEP Fiebig Architecture

Texas
Construction Defects, Premises Liability - Architecture, Construction, Construction Defect, Fire Protection, Fire Suppression, Fire-Resistive Assemblies, Residential Construction, Commercial Construction, Building Codes, Premises Liability, Slip & Fall, Trip & Fall.
Registered architect with NCARB certificate in twenty states (licensed in more states than are listed in this directory), with an active design and forensic practice. As a forensic architect, his experience includes among other things, performing analysis of standard of care in building design and construction projects; performing analyses of building systems including roofing systems, window and door systems, exterior wall cladding systems, waterproofing and foundation systems, with a specialization in fire-resistive assemblies and active fire-protection systems. His experience includes premises liability investigation and analysis of accident sites relating to the built environment, both indoors and outdoors. As a design architect, his practice includes traditional architectural practice including building design, building code analysis & application, and services during construction. Michael is a Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS), credentialed under the authority of th...

Billy K Johnson, PSP, CPTED J-2 Security Services, LLC

Mason, Texas
Security, Premises Liability - Inadequate/Negligent Security, Security Officers, Security Policy & Procedures, Security Management, Parking Garages, Parking Lots, Courthouse/Jail Security, Warehouse, Apartment, Security Training, Bars/Nightclub Security, Workplace Violence, Corporate Security
Billy K. Johnson, PSP is the owner and Principal Consultant of J-2 Security Services, LLC. Billy is a security consultant and testifying expert that specializes in negligent security and premises liability cases. He consults regarding the security and safety aspects of both commercial, governmental, and residential properties. He has performed security assessments for facilities and properties such as courthouses (Federal and State), jails, data centers, logistics warehouses, nightclubs, corporate office buildings, banking institutions, college campuses, apartment complexes, parking garages and surface parking lots, and medical/surgical centers. He performs case review, preparation of expert opinion reports, and testimony to assist in litigation. He is board-certified in physical security, having earned the designation of Physical Security Professional from ASIS International. He is certified as an instructor and practitioner in Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)...

Jeffrey C Kearnan, MS Kearnan Consulting Group, LLC

Southlake, Texas
Premises Liability, Police Practices & Procedures - Premise Liability, Negligent/Inadequate Security, Policy/Procedure Development, Internal Investigations, Emergency Management, SWAT Team Operations, Incident Command System, Security/Guard Staff Procedures, Emergency Operation Plan, Active Shooter Response
Thirty-two years of professional policing to include top secret clearance with extensive experience in leadership management, and supervisory roles ranging from line officer to senior level and executive command experience as an active duty U.S.A.F. sergeant and civilian law enforcement executive. Strong and positive reputation as an open communicator with a proven track record of effective, participative and proactive leadership. Experienced in serving government, city municipalities governing boards, JPA’s and private sector communities bringing a unique perspective in a collaborative and forward-thinking, problem-solving process. Expert witness consultation, depositions and court testimony involving litigation issues regarding security practices, premises liability, safety, law enforcement policy, procedures, practices and training for patrol officers, special operations teams, investigative agents, Supervisors, Command staff and facility security officers. Owner, Kearnan Cons...

Jahan Rasty, PhD, PE, MBA Real-World Forensic Engineering, LLC

Lubbock, Texas
Engineering, Metallurgy - Failure Analysis, Accident Reconstruction, Slip, Trip & Fall, Products Liability, Human Factors, Intellectual Property, Forensic Science, Fire, Equipment & Machinery, Electricity, Biomechanics, Premises Liability
Jahan Rasty, PhD, PE, MBA is a tenured full professor of Mechanical Engineering at Texas Tech University (since 1988) where he also serves as the Director of newly established post-graduate Forensic Engineering Certificate Program, as well as the director of Materials Performance Characterization and Failure Analysis Laboratory. Dr. Rasty is also the founding president of Real-World Forensic Engineering, LLC, which is a boutique-style engineering consulting firm. He is an experienced engineering expert and has successfully testified in more than 250 cases and has conducted over 1,000 engineering investigations in the areas of consumer products and industrial machinery failures involving design, manufacturing and marketing defect issues. Professor Rasty is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Texas, and holds various forensic certifications in the fields of fire and explosion investigation (CFEI, CFII), as well as vehicle Crash Data Retrieval (CDR). He received his BS,...

Vince Vittatoe, CPP, CSC, CPTED Vittatoe Consulting, LLC

McKinney, Texas
Security, Premises Liability - 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, CPTED, is the Principal/CEO 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. After college, Vince worked for State Farm Insurance as an accounting supervisor before joining the Dallas Police Department in 1988, serving as a police officer and divisional defensive tactics instructor. Upon returning to the private sector, Vince entered the hospitality industry and gained operations experience as an Area Manager for Motel 6, responsible for twelve motels. Next, Vince moved to the corporate office of Accor North America as the Director-Safety & Security. Vince held safety, security, and los...

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

Richmond, Virginia
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...

Deborah E Dickerson, PhD CIH CSP Dickerson Consulting LLC

Blacksburg, Virginia
Products Liability, Warnings & Labels - Injury, Illness, Product Liability, Premises Liability, Industrial Accidents, Warnings and Labels, OSHA, Worker's Compensation, Human Factors, Safe Equipment Design, Respiratory Protection, Respiratory Illness, Chemical Exposures, Dust, Asbestos, Silica, Lead, Temperature Extremes, Laboratory Safety
Expertise in: product design and safety; design of product warnings and labels; chemical exposure risks, analysis, and health outcomes; industrial system design, safety, and training. I am an associate professor of safety engineering and human factors engineering and the Director of the Product and System Safety Laboratory in the Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA. I hold MS and PhD degrees in safety engineering and the certified safety professional (CSP), certified industrial hygienist (CIH), and certified hazardous materials manager (CHMM) credentials. I have over 30 years of experience in the fields of industrial hygiene and safety engineering: conducting investigations and designing safe work systems. I led a compliance organization responsible for conducting investigations and ensuring compliance with safety and health standards (OSHA and EPA). I have 21 years of university teaching experience and have taught cours...

Jeffrey A Goldshine, CPM Goldshine Management Consulting, LLC

Virginia
Real Estate, Property Management - multifamily property management and real estate, property management operations, standards of care, life/safety, risk and security issues, fair housing, leasing and marketing, resident screening, property inspections, partnership disputes, property valuation, premises liability
Jeff Goldshine, Principal of Goldshine Management Consulting, LLC is a Certified Property Manager, (CPM) and an accomplished multifamily executive who has served in the real estate industry as a property/asset management professional. For thirty two years, he has been the senior property management officer for various organizations serving in a variety of roles ranging from President, COO, Partner and Executive/Senior VIce President. Throughout his career, he has managed over 70,000 units and worked with owners, developers, property management providers, REITs, and others on a wide range of management issues. He has achieved a successful track record of the creation and enhancement of start-up property management companies resulting in exceeding financial expectations and the creation of positive work cultures. He specializes in maximizing the value of real estate and its people, and is known in the industry as a proactive visionary and proponent of new multifamily products and ...

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

Seattle, Washington
Security, Premises Liability - Premises liability, security, inadequate, negligence, training, supervision, use of force, bar, nightclub, casino, apartment, foreseeability, investigation, voyeurism, employment, screening, background, assault, rape, robbery, hiring, pre-employment, surveillance, violence, shooting, stabbing
FORENSIC SECURITY PREMISES LIABILITY EXPERT with over forty-five years of experience in professional security, investigative, military, and law enforcement fields. That extensive BACKGROUND AND TRAINING has allowed me to become familiar with professional security industry standards and best practices. 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. 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 and Patrol Supervisor, Military Working Dog Handler, Kennel Master, and Canine Trainer for the Third Marine Di...

Mark J Lawless, CSMI

Seattle, Washington
Construction, Safety - Construction Defects, Premises Liability, Changed Conditions, Engineering (Field), Risk Management, Scope of Work, Insurance Coverage, Scheduling, Subcontracting, Estimating, Alternate Dispute Resolution, Standard Practices

Steven Wilcox

Seattle, Washington
Premises Liability, Dispute Resolution - Building construction, litigation, apartment, fire, damage, stair, starway, slip, fall, injury, public, private, accessibility, ADA, trip, ramp, sidewalk, forensic, government, inspection, investigation, dispute resolution, asbestos, lead, swimming pool, condominium, site development, case support.
Company Principle Steven Wilcox has a Bachelor of Science in Building Construction from the University of Washington (1984) with minor studies in architecture, civil engineering and drafting. He trains regularly with professional and trade organizations. Council of American Building Officials Certified Building Official and International Council of Building Official Certified Building Inspector (since 1994). General Studies, drafting and emergency management certifications. Steve is a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for children in King County, WA. Over 25 years as a premises and construction defect consultant, 30 years as a municipal building official, and 38 years of building inspections and related management experience. Skilled in: -Premises liability -Building construction and site development defects -Forensic research and technical analysis -Communication of complex topics in simple terms -Residential, commerical and government ...

Drew Neckar, MBA, CPP, CHPA COSECURE Enterprise Risk Solutions

Strum, Wisconsin
Security, Premises Liability - Healthcare/Hospital Security, Bar/Nightclub Security, Parking Lot Security, Campus Safety, School Security, Negligent Security, CPTED, Crime Prevention, Crime Foreseeability, Use of Force, Security Officers/Guards, Workplace Violence, Security Assessment, Risk Assessment, Security Training/Education
Drew Neckar is a board-certified security management professional who over his 20+ year career has managed safety and security programs for companies operating in the healthcare, higher education, financial services, and nightclub industries. In 2014 Drew founded Security Advisors Consulting Group, a full-service security consulting firm that has provided strategic advice on improvement of security and violence prevention programs to companies throughout the United States and internationally. Drew and security programs he has managed have been recognized with awards including: Mayo Clinic Health Systems' Security Department was awarded the “Program of Distinction” award from the International Association of Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS) while under Drew's leadership. Mayo Clinic Health Systems' Security Department was named to Security Magazine’s “Security 500” as one of the top Security programs while under Drew's leadership. Finalist for Campus Safety Magazine’s “Cam...
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