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This page contains security expert witnesses who testify, consult and provide litigation support on security and related issues. Security expert witnesses and consultants on this page may form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, provide expert witness testimony at deposition and/or trial as or serve as consulting (non-testifying) experts. The issues and subjects these security expert witnesses testify regarding may include: Premises Liability, Security, Workplace Violence, Use Of Force, Apartments, Crime Foreseeability, Safety, Training, Assaults, Hospital Security, Hotels, Operations, Risk Management, Security Training, and Surveillance.

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Elizabeth J Dumbaugh, CPP THG Consultants

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

Steven T Baker, CPP, PSP, PCI VTI Associates

San Diego, California
Security, Premises Liability - Use of force, arrest and control, shootings, firearms, nightclubs, bars, alcohol management, hotels, casinos, apartments, shopping centers, premise liability, security procedures, training , inadequate security, crime foreseeability, security training, handcuffing, pepper spray, handcuffing, baton
VTI Associates has offices in Las Vegas, NV, San Diego, CA, and San Antonio, TX. Steve is President of VTI Associates and has over 30 years of experience providing security, training, and investigative services. Steve has a Master of Science Degree in Security Administration from the University of Detroit, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Lake Superior State University, and an Associate of Science Degree in Business from Lansing Community College. While enrolled in the Public Affairs-Workforce Development and Organizational Leadership Doctoral program at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas Steve accumulated 50 post-master’s credits in research methods, criminology, education, and hospitality. Steve has earned three board certifications, first in Security Management as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP), second, in Physical Security as a Physical Security Professional (PSP), and a third in Investigations as a Professional Certified Investigator (PCI), a...

James H Cantrell, CPM, CAM Cantrell Associates

San Francisco, California
Real Estate - Property management, Broker, agent, apartment, commercial, HOA, Condominiums, office, slip/trip/fall, maintenance, water intrusion, mold, personal injury,security, management standard of care, due diligence, real estate property management, real estate disputes,
Mr. Cantrell is currently active in day to day property management. He is a California Real Estate Broker, a Certified Property Manager (CPM) and a Condominium Association Manager (CAM) in the state of Florida. He is an expert in all aspects of Real Estate including Property Management of Residential, Commercial, Condominiums and Homeowners Associations, Shopping Centers. Expert in Standards of Care, property damage, personal injury, habitability, landlord/tenant, maintenance, air quality and mold issues, receiverships, lease interpretation, partnership agreements, trust properties, child molestation. An IREM instructor teaching throughout the US , Russia and Poland. Recipient 1987 Frank Lyons award-CPM of the year, CPM Emeritus 2011, President IREM San Francisco, IREM SF instructor of the year 2001, 2007 nd 2013 Lloyd Hanford Jr Distinguished Faculty award IREM. Featured speaker National Facility Management and Technology Conference-Chicago 2007 and Baltimore 2008, 2009. C...

Dennis Gemberling Perry Group International

San Francisco, California
Hotel & Restaurant, Real Estate - Hospitality Industry, Management, Operations, Maintenance, Upkeep, Safety, Security, Employment, Wages, Harassment, Discrimination, Income and Economic Impact, Business Interruption Issues, Alcohol Service Handling, Food Safety, Construction, Equipment, Standard of Care, Customs and Trade Practices
– Over 35 years experience managing, operating and consulting on full-service, limited-service, extended-stay, all-suite, branded and franchised, condo and timeshare hotels and resorts, casual, fine-dining and quick-service restaurants, bars and nightclubs, catering and special event facilities, casinos, and mixed-use real estate. Held prior positions for different owners, operators and chains as Senior Vice President, General Manager, Director of Food & Beverage and Restaurant Unit Manager. – Retained over 400 projects including brands, franchises and independents across the United States, Mexico and Canada. - Earned Certificates in Hotel Real Estate Investments and Asset Management from Cornell University and Receiverships Administration, Procedures, and Law from Loyola Law School – Member of Foodservice Consultants Society International, Forensic Expert Witness Association, and Turnaround Management Association. - Over 10 years as A.M. Best’s “Recommended Expert Services Prov...

Steve Kaufer, CPP INTER/ACTION ASSOCIATES

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

James (Jim) McMahon, CPP, CISSP McMahon & Associates

California
Security, Law Enf & Criminal Justice - Intellectual Property, Physical /Personal/ Information/Network Security, Criminal Investigations, POLICE, CCTV, Computer Forensics, evidence collection,Standard of Care,Training, Fraud, Premises liability, Use of Force
CPP (Certified Protection Professional) # 172947/8564 12-31-2020 by the American Society of Industrial Security International (25 years) CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) #304827 12-31-2020 by (ISC)2 Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc (14 yrs) National Association of Corporate Directors, Leadership Fellow Honorably retired US Navy Reserve veteran, Intel Officer, Commanding Officer, Executive Officer, Leader. Accomplished professional with comprehensive international investigative skills, information security, and regulatory compliance background and success in achieving and exceeding organizational goals and objectives. Set goals, priorities, manage resources and develop safety plans. Leads by supporting team members, train & expand their capabilities to develop \individuals. Successful multiple international projects. Research & evaluate industry trends, using findings to design & execute strategies. Excels at interacting wit...

E. R. Miller, CPM, CIPS, CMC 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, CPP, CHPA

Ventura, California
Security, Premises Liability - Security Training, Security Deployment, Use of Force, Hospital Security, Security Policies and Procedures, Active Shooter
Certified Protection Professional (CPP) Certified HealthCare Protection Administrator (CHPA) 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, Safety/Security Assessmen...

Ken Wheatley, MA, CPP Royal Security Group LLC

San Diego, California
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. Member of the Senior Advisory Group with the FBI's Domestic Security Alliance Council. Member of the Board of Directors for the FBI affiliated InfraGard San Diego/Imperial Counties chapter. Sector Chief Co-Coordinator. Appointed by the San Diego Mayor to...

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

Pleasanton, California
Security, Police Practices & Procedures - Premises Liability, Safety, Hotel and Restaurant, Crime Foreseeability, Negligence & Liability, Use of Force, Over Escalation, Emergency Preparedness, Risk 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, and Vulnerability 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)

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 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.

James H Cantrell, CPM, CAM Cantrell Associates

Florida
Real Estate - Property management, Broker, agent, apartment, commercial, HOA, Condominiums, office, slip/trip/fall, maintenance, water intrusion, mold, personal injury,security, management standard of care, due diligence, real estate property management, real estate disputes,
Mr. Cantrell is currently active in day to day property management. He is a California Real Estate Broker, a Certified Property Manager (CPM) and a Condominium Association Manager (CAM) in the state of Florida. He is an expert in all aspects of Real Estate including Property Management of Residential, Commercial, Condominiums and Homeowners Associations, Shopping Centers. Expert in Standards of Care, property damage, personal injury, habitability, landlord/tenant, maintenance, air quality and mold issues, receiverships, lease interpretation, partnership agreements, trust properties, child molestation. An IREM instructor teaching throughout the US , Russia and Poland. Recipient 1987 Frank Lyons award-CPM of the year, CPM Emeritus 2011, President IREM San Francisco, IREM SF instructor of the year 2001, 2007 nd 2013 Lloyd Hanford Jr Distinguished Faculty award IREM. Featured speaker National Facility Management and Technology Conference-Chicago 2007 and Baltimore 2008, 2009. C...

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

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

Elizabeth J Dumbaugh, CPP THG Consultants

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

David Levenberg Center Security Service, LLC

Boca Raton, Florida
Premises Liability, Security - Shopping center security, mall security, retail loss prevention, retail asset protection, safety, negligent training, negligent hiring, contract security
FOR OVER THREE DECADES MR. LEVENBERG HAS MANAGED AND PARTICIPATED IN THE DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF LOSS PREVENTION AND PUBLIC SAFETY PROGRAMS FOR COMMERCIAL PROPERTY OWNERS / MANAGERS NATIONALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY. AS FOUNDER OF CENTER SECURITY SERVICES, HE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR GUIDING HIS CLIENTS THROUGH THE SOMETIMES COMPLEX WORLD OF RISK MITIGATION, REPUTATION MANAGEMENT, OPERATIONAL STABILITY AND LITIGATION SUPPORT. HE IS AN EXPERIENCED “EXPERT WITNESS” FOCUSING PRIMARILY ON PREMISES LIABILITY ISSUES. PRIOR TO FOUNDING CSS, HE WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PUBLIC SAFETY, LOSS PREVENTION AND EMERGENCY PLANNING PROGRAMS FOR OVER 300 REGIONAL AND SUPER REGIONAL SHOPPING CENTERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY WHILE SERVING AS VICE PRESIDENT OF SECURITY FOR GENERAL GROWTH PROPERTIES AND MACERICH . PRIOR TO HIS TIME IN THE SHOPPING CENTER INDUSTRY HE HELD A NUMBER OF FIELD AND CORPORATE LOSS PREVENTION POSITIONS FOR SEARS AND TARGET STORES. HIS INTERNATIONAL CONSULTING HAS TAKEN HIM TO BRAZIL, ...

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

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

Edward M Walls, MPA Walls Hospitality Advisors LLC

Florida
Hotel & Restaurant - Safety, security, financials, hotel and resort marketing, sales, unions, service, reputation management, market share, pricing, Labor, Cost, and Expense management,Renovation Guidance and Management,Hotel Opening /Transition Management,leadership and management assessment,
Ed has over 40 years of experience with independent resorts and major brands. Among these are: Westin, Sheraton, Hilton, Marriott, Curio by Hilton, Preferred Hotels, Embassy Suites, Holiday Inn, Radisson and Doubletree. Ed’s track record of outstanding strategic thinking and execution has earned him many community awards in the industry. He brings a balanced approach to all phases of hotel operations, with a focus on boosting brand and real estate value for owners. Expertise in all aspects of hotel and restaurant operations make him a highly effective witness. Expertise in Sales & Marketing Solutions • Sales and Marketing Strategic Planning • Task Force Assistance • Pricing and Segment Strategies • Digital/Social Media Management • Paid Media Strategy • Reputation Management • eCommerce Management • Revenue Management Asset Management & Owner Advisory Services • Enhance Operating Performance • Financial Analysis and Support • Renovation Guidance and Management • Hotel Opening /...

Howard B. Wood

Tallahassee, Florida
Premises Liability, Security - Apartment Complex Security, Hotel Security, Bank Security, Office Building Security, Bars Security, Parking Lot/Garage Security, Building Security, Restaurant Security, Cruise Liners/Ports Security, Shopping Mall Security, Security Guards, 27 + years US secret service, 100 + security surveys
Mr. Howard B. Wood, was an agent for over 27 years with the United States Secret Service and has worked nine years in the private sector. He is qualified as a forensic security consultant and expert witness in negligent security cases. Mr. Wood is a member of the following associations: • American Society for Industrial Security • Association of Former Special Agents of the U.S. Secret Service • Illumination Engineering Society of North America • National Associates of Legal Investigators

Brad Bonnell Hotel Security Group, LLC

Duluth, Georgia
Security, Hotel & Restaurant - Hotel Safety and Security, Inadequate/Negligent Security, Risk Management, Fraud Risk Management, Crisis Management,
Brad Bonnell possess 28 years of experience with progressive responsibilities in the field of hospitality safety and security. He also possess 15 years of law enforcement experience as a criminal investigator. As VP of Loss Prevention for Extended Stay America Hotels Brad served for a period of 7 years as an executive director responsible for the strategic development of a comprehensive security function for 600 company owned and manage properties. As the Global Director of Security for the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), Brad was for 19 years responsible for protecting the Group's business strategy, brand reputation and assets from security breaches and associated threats through the development and implementation of operational security, safety and counter fraud programs supporting 4,700 IHG branded hotels operating in 100 countries. During his law enforcement career, Brad served as: Chief of Staff, Georgia State Patrol Internal Affairs Investigator, Georgia State Patro...

John Villines, MS, ICPS, CPP, PCI, PSP John C. Villines, LLC

Cleveland, Georgia
Security, Premises Liability - Crime Prevention, Security, Premises Liability, Mall Security, Crime Foreseeability, Training, Security Procedures, Investigation, Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice, Parking Lots, Hotel/Motel, Security Services
John Villines has dedicated his adult life to security, investigations and crime prevention, having been retained in hundreds of cases since 1982 - testifying in cases as an expert in security management and crime prevention. He has maintained a company license (Security and Investigations) in Georgia for approximately 25 years. Academics: • BS in Urban Studies - field of concentration in criminal justice; • MS in Security Management; and • Post-grad course work in Statistics (Harvard) Designations: • ASIS International Board Certifications o CPP: Certified Protection Professional (Security Management) o PCI: Professional Certified Investigator (Investigations) o PSP: Physical Security Professional (Physical Security) • International Crime Prevention Specialist (ICPS) - International Society of Crime Prevention Practitioners • National Crime Prevention Specialist (NCPS, Level II; Advanced Certification) - National Crime Prevention Association Appointed by Governo...

Edward M Walls, MPA Walls Hospitality Advisors LLC

Braselton, Georgia
Hotel & Restaurant - Safety, security, financials, hotel and resort marketing, sales, unions, service, reputation management, market share, pricing, Labor, Cost, and Expense management,Renovation Guidance and Management,Hotel Opening /Transition Management,leadership and management assessment,
Ed has over 40 years of experience with independent resorts and major brands. Among these are: Westin, Sheraton, Hilton, Marriott, Curio by Hilton, Preferred Hotels, Embassy Suites, Holiday Inn, Radisson and Doubletree. Ed’s track record of outstanding strategic thinking and execution has earned him many community awards in the industry. He brings a balanced approach to all phases of hotel operations, with a focus on boosting brand and real estate value for owners. Expertise in all aspects of hotel and restaurant operations make him a highly effective witness. Expertise in Sales & Marketing Solutions • Sales and Marketing Strategic Planning • Task Force Assistance • Pricing and Segment Strategies • Digital/Social Media Management • Paid Media Strategy • Reputation Management • eCommerce Management • Revenue Management Asset Management & Owner Advisory Services • Enhance Operating Performance • Financial Analysis and Support • Renovation Guidance and Management • Hotel Opening /...

James (Jim) McMahon, CPP, CISSP McMahon & Associates

Eagle, Idaho
Security, Law Enf & Criminal Justice - Intellectual Property, Physical /Personal/ Information/Network Security, Criminal Investigations, POLICE, CCTV, Computer Forensics, evidence collection,Standard of Care,Training, Fraud, Premises liability, Use of Force
CPP (Certified Protection Professional) # 172947/8564 12-31-2020 by the American Society of Industrial Security International (25 years) CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) #304827 12-31-2020 by (ISC)2 Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc (14 yrs) National Association of Corporate Directors, Leadership Fellow Honorably retired US Navy Reserve veteran, Intel Officer, Commanding Officer, Executive Officer, Leader. Accomplished professional with comprehensive international investigative skills, information security, and regulatory compliance background and success in achieving and exceeding organizational goals and objectives. Set goals, priorities, manage resources and develop safety plans. Leads by supporting team members, train & expand their capabilities to develop \individuals. Successful multiple international projects. Research & evaluate industry trends, using findings to design & execute strategies. Excels at interacting wit...

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

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

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

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

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...

Deborah A Webb, LEED AP, RPA, CPM Webb Property Services

Rockville, Maryland
Real Estate, Slip Trip & Fall - Property management, Facility Management, Security, Sustainability, Building Operations
After 25 years managing onsite properties ranging from Urban Class A office buildings, suburban shopping centers, some residential, and serving as an executive in property management for institutional and family-owned real estate companies, Ms. Webb started her own business 5 years ago. She currently provides property and facility management advisory services to real estate companies in the DC metro areas as well as private schools. She also fills in temporarily as a property manager for large DC metro clients. She holds a Certified Property Manager and Real Property Administrator designation. She is also a LEED AP (Accredited Professional - Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). Ms. Webb has completed Seak's 3-day deposition training.

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....

Christopher R. Lanni, CPP, AMS, CMCA Secure Residential Services LLC

Hudson, Massachusetts
Security, Real Estate - Condominiums, Technology, Residential, Apartments, Assessments, Safety, Homeowner Associations, Premise Liability, Risk Management, Cooperatives, Policy/Procedure, Operations
Christopher R. Lanni is a seasoned security management and risk advisor with over 30 years of experience. During the past 20 years, he has focused on assessing and identifying security risks, developing and implementing security-related programs, and assessing the use and deployment of related technologies to address those risks in residential communities and property management. Mr. Lanni is the President and Founder of Secure Residential Services, LLC, an independent consulting firm. He has been affiliated with Barkan Management for 20 years during which time he has served as the Director of Security and Resident Services at Harbor Towers in Boston and the Towers of Chestnut Hill in Newton, MA. Mr. Lanni is currently serving as Barkan’s internal Security & Risk Advisor providing services to a portfolio of over 150 properties and numerous projects under development. Mr. Lanni obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University with a concen...

Deborah A Webb, LEED AP, RPA, CPM Webb Property Services

Mississippi
Real Estate, Slip Trip & Fall - Property management, Facility Management, Security, Sustainability, Building Operations
After 25 years managing onsite properties ranging from Urban Class A office buildings, suburban shopping centers, some residential, and serving as an executive in property management for institutional and family-owned real estate companies, Ms. Webb started her own business 5 years ago. She currently provides property and facility management advisory services to real estate companies in the DC metro areas as well as private schools. She also fills in temporarily as a property manager for large DC metro clients. She holds a Certified Property Manager and Real Property Administrator designation. She is also a LEED AP (Accredited Professional - Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). Ms. Webb has completed Seak's 3-day deposition training.

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 Boss, CFE, CPP, CSP DJ Boss Associates

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

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.

Jeffrey D. Zwirn, CPP, CFPS, CFE, SET, FASI&T, CHPA-IV, MBAT, President IDS Research & Development, Incorporated

Tenafly, New Jersey
Security, Fire - Burglar Alarm, Alarm System, Security System, Alarm & Security, Central Station, Telephone Line Security, Fire Alarm, Smoke Detection, Carbon Monoxide, Panic & Holdup, Physical Security, Access Control, Video Surveillance Systems, Manufacturer Specifications, UL & NFPA Standards, Industry Standards.
A Master Alarm Technician, Certified Protection Professional (CPP), Board Certified in Security Management, Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Senior Engineering Technician, Level IV Certified (SET) in Fire Protection Engineering Technology/Fire Alarm Systems, Certificate Number 111275 from NICET, Level I and II Certified Engineering Technician, Fire Protection Engineering Technology/Inspection and Testing of Fire Alarm Systems (FASI&T) from NICET, Certified Homeland Security Protection Associate Level IV (CHPA-IV)by The National Sheriffs’ Association in partnership with The Global Society of Homeland and National Security Professionals. Appointed and Serves on twenty-two (UL) Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. Standard Technical Panels (STP) and is a former Principal Technical Committee Panel Member, Appointed by NFPA 72®, in the Special Expert Category, for The National Fire Alarm Code And The National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code. As an ac...

Thomas A. Smith, CHPA, CPP Healthcare Security Consultants, Inc.

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Security - Healthcare Security
Tom has worked in the healthcare field since 1981. During this time, he held positions in a variety of healthcare facilities including a community hospital, inner city medical center, and a large teaching university-based health care system. These organizations provided a variety of experiences working with many different healthcare security models including contract security, proprietary security, and an in-house police department. In addition to these experiences, Tom has worked as an associate consultant with Healthcare Security Consultants, Inc., and other consulting firms providing expert witness services and consultations. He is now President and Principal Consultant at Healthcare Security Consultants, Inc. During his career, Tom has held many different local offices in professional security and safety organizations and is a past President of the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS). Tom chaired an IAHSS Task Force creating Security Design Gui...

Richard D. Morman, CPP, CSSP, PPS, CSC Concentric Risk Solutions LLC

Columbus, Ohio
Security, Premises Liability - Inadequate or wrongful security, Sports Event, Entertainment Venues, Special Events, Nightclubs, Work Place Violence, Higher Education Law Enforcement, Threat Assessment Teams, Executive Protection, wrongful law enforcement act,
Richard Morman is a career Public Safety veteran. He served with The Ohio State University Police Division for over 29 years, retiring as the Deputy Chief of Police, a position he held for 10 years. He has been involved in all facets of law enforcement, including management and supervision, having a total of twenty two years in supervision and management. In 2010 he was selected as The Ohio State University Department of Public Safety Employee of the Year. Richard holds four professional certifications, Certified Protection Professional (CPP) designation from ASIS International, Certified Sports Security Professional (CSSP) as designated by the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4), Certified Personal Protection Specialist (PPS) as designated by the Executive Protection Institute, and Certified Security Consultant certified by the International Association of Professional Security Consultants. Richard has vast sports and special event security planning a...

Adam Bercovici Titan National Consulting, LLC

Bend, Oregon
Police Practices & Procedures, Security - Use of Force, Police Shootings, K9 Procedures, Undercover tactics and operations Wrongful Death, Police Pursuits, Crown Control, Use of less-lethal munitions. Brady v. Maryland issues, complex investigations, security guard operations, private investigations best practices.
I spent 30-years with the Los Angeles Police Department, retiring in 2012 as the Officer-in-Charge of Homicide Special Section, Robbery Homicide Division. During the course of my career, I worked numerous assignments including, Gangs, FTO, Metropolitan Division, and K9. As a sergeant, I was assigned to Patrol and later Gangs, Vice, Internal Affairs, and as an Assistant Watch Commander. When I promoted to lieutenant I was assigned to patrol and later received a pay grade advancement to the rank of Lieutenant II. As a Lieutenant II, I was the Officer-in-Charge of the FBI Interstate Theft Task Force, FBI Violent Crime Task Force Los Angeles, Criminal Investigation Section-Joint Terrorism Task Force, The Special Investigation Section (SIS), and Homicide Special Section, Robbery-Homicide Division. When I retired I owned and operated Critical Solutions Protective Services Group, a major security company in the Los Angeles area, that ran both undercover and uniformed operations...

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.

Elizabeth J Dumbaugh, CPP THG Consultants

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

Kevin R. Madison, PCI,JD,EMT,FF Board Certified Investigator, ASIS, International

Lago Vista, Texas
Security, Police Practices & Procedures - Inadequate Security, Negligent Security, Police Chases, High-Speed Pursuit, EMS Fire Police Crashes, Excessive Force, Assaults, Sexual Assaults, Assaults at Hotels, Parking Garage Safety, Parking Lot Safety
Kevin R. Madison is an EXPERT WITNESS in Police, Fire, and Security matters. Former Assistant District Attorney. 8 years’ law enforcement experience as a Police Chief, Investigator, Police Officer, Campus Police Officer, and Deputy Sheriff. 10 years’ Security Supervisor experience as director of security of 27 story 800 student private dormitory at University of Texas (Dobie Center), two-level shopping mall, 6 story parking garage, as well as numerous apartment complexes (Austin and Houston) as director of security for residents' safety. Additional experience as security consultant for several Homeowners Associations. Former city Safety Officer. Black Belt. Defensive Tactics Instructor. Use of Force Instructor. Twelve years’ experience as a Firefighter, Fire Engine Driver, and EMS First Responder. Unlike other security and police expert witnesses, Mr. Madison has decades of experience litigating these cases and firsthand knowledge as a police officer, EMS first responder, firef...

Stephen Melia S. Melia Consulting, LLC

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

Lenard Vare Carsel & Ayves, Inc.

Kyle, Texas
Law Enf & Criminal Justice, Police Practices & Procedures - Jails, Prisons, Custody, Electronic Monitoring, home detention, Corrections, Law Enforcement, Classification, Use of Force, In-custody Death, Security, Religious Rights, Negligence, PREA, Supervision of Inmates, Strip Searches, Suicides, Conditions of Confinement, 1983 Litigation (Jail and Prisons)
Lenard Vare has over 27 years of practical experience in inmate management in both jails and prisons in CA and NV. He is a retired prison Warden with the state of Nevada and a recently retired Director of a county jail system in CA. Lenard's expertise is in inmate classification, program design, high-risk inmate transportation, organizational development and training law enforcement and correctional personnel in topics related to inmate management. He has served as a criminal investigator and hostage/crisis negotiator, supervised fugitive recovery teams, conducted internal affairs investigations, and operated community-based correctional facilities. He has also served as criminal justice faculty teaching courses at the undergraduate level at local colleges. He is a certified jail manager and a certified project management professional. Recent cases in which Lenard has been retained as an expert have involved - A jail riot and subsequent staff response resulting in a class action...

Vince Vittatoe, CPP, CSC Vittatoe Consulting, LLC

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

Dr. Eric Cole, CISSP Secure Anchor Consulting

Ashburn, Virginia
Cybersecurity, Computers - Computer Forensics, Computer Investigations, Computer Security, Cyber Breach, Information Technology, Intellectual Property, Loss Prevention, Network Security, Security, Security Management, Security Negligence, Technology,
A computer and cybersecurity expert witness with over 30 years of hands-on experience, Dr. Cole is an expert witness in information technology with a focus on cybersecurity. Dr. Cole works on a wide range of cases, including IP litigation (IPR, PGR, infringement, invalidity, damages), criminal and civil cases including gross negligence, SEC litigation, and cybersecurity breaches. He has taught at the SANS Institute, Georgetown University, NY Institute of Technology, and has been a guest lecturer at Purdue, MIT, Harvard, and Berkeley. He has his certification in CISSP and created the GIAC certification programs and exams. He served as a member of the Commission on Cybersecurity for the 44th President and is a member of several advisory boards such as the Purdue University Executive Advisory Board. While working for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Dr. Cole received six exceptional performance awards, and has received the Cyber Wingman award from the U.S. Air Force. Dr. Cole...

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

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

Marjean K. Pountain, CPM Pountain Partners, LLC

Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin
Real Estate, Management - Slip, Trip & Fall, Property Management, Litigation Support, Landlord/Tenant, Property Maintenance, Security, Standards of Care, Premises Liability, Condominium Management/Maintenance, Senior Housing, Commercial Real Estate, Fair Housing, Real Estate Ethics
Pountain Partners provides expert witness testimonies for attorneys and real estate developers. Services include market studies, feasibility analysis, deposition, mediation, arbitration, litigation support and trial testimony. We have the knowledge and experience as to the standards of real estate management and all landlord/tenant issues. Pountain Partners will review the documentation, do the research, offer opinions and provide written reports as to what are customary and reasonable standards of care. Topics Pountain Partners excels in include: Property Management Safety Regulations Tenant and Landlord Rights Standards of Care Premises Liability Slips, Trips and Falls Security and Lighting Negligence in Hiring, Supervision, and On-site Practices Landlord Tenant and Vendor Disputes Property Maintenance Best Practices and Responsibilities Security Deposits Common Area Maintenance Charges (CAM) Fair Housing Ethics HUD Housing (Section 8) Tax Credit Housing (Section 42)
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