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Expert in Bouncers, Negligent Security, Shoplifting, Loss Prevention, Security, Apartment Security, Guards

Expert ID: 725939 Texas, USA

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Expert has 40 years experience in corporate security management, security consulting, testifying expert witness and law enforcement. Expert has significant expert experience in the standard of care related to nightclub bouncers, retail loss prevention, shoplifting arrests, negligent security, apartment security, and security guard management.

Expert has prior experience in law enforcement, crime analysis, and crime prevention. This requires gaining knowledge of criminal statues in various states to opine as an expert witness.

Expert has an operations background that included P & L responsibility, and creating corporate training courses. These areas benefit expert witness testimony in the area of crime prevention and security management.

Expert has developed enterprise security programs for a Fortune 500 company. This planning involved analysis, personnel allocation, and protection of assets, Expert has extensive hands on experience in CCTV, Burglar alarms, access control, and background checks. Expert has testified in both State and Federal courts regarding these areas.

Expert has conducted security assessments for corporate clients to determine the strengths and weaknesses within the physical property and standard operating procedures.

Expert has successfully testified in State and Federal courts related to burglar alarms, cargo casualty losses, guard supervision, premises liability, and similar areas. Primarily Expert's expert witness testimony undertakes an examination of the standard of care in negligent security and inadequate security litigation. These areas also include negligent hiring, training, and supervision.

Expert has 25 years experience in retail loss prevention and routinely testifies regarding false arrest, use of force, injury to customers from fleeing apprehension, and malicious prosecution. Expert has extensive experience testifying for plaintiff's counsel against Wal-Mart and other major retailers.

He has been retained for cases involving criminal acts by third parties where foreseeability and standard of care were the central issue. Examples of these types of cases involve serious bodily injury or death in parking lots, apartment complexes, public transportation and alike.He has been retained to defend the practices of companies regarding termination for cause for issues of theft and workplace violence.He has been retained as an expert for plaintiff and defendant involving cases of negligent security by contract security guards and nightclub/bar security staff. One case involved an arson committed by a contract guard at a motel.He has been retained as a security consultant to review security vulnerability of companies, review organizational effectiveness and training, review security profile of a company's current efforts.He has been retained to assist in the specification of equipment and the creation of an RFP for a manufacturing facility for CCTV, access control and security guard contract.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1975 Degree: BA Subject: Sociology (Criminology) and Spanish Institution: La. Tech University
Year: 1995 Degree: Certificate of Completion Subject: Business Management Institution: Rice University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2001 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department:
He provides expert witness testimony in security related cases. He provide security consulting. He provides fraud investigations.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1989 to 2001 Employer: Eckerd Drug Corporation Title: Director of Loss Prevention Operations Department: Loss Prevention
He managed strategic initiatives of Loss Prevention and Operations for the Southern Regions of this $17B retail drug chain of 3000 stores.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1979 to 1989 Employer: Sears Title: Area Loss Prevention Manager Department: Loss Prevention
He was responsible for managing investigations and shrink reduction initiatives for up to 22 stores within the Houston Metro area.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1976 to 1979 Employer: Dallas Police Department Title: Police Officer Department: Patrol
He performed routine patrol duties while stationed at the Southeast Patrol Division.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1975 to 1976 Employer: Southern Research Corporation Title: Investigator Department: Investigations
He conducted undercover investigations for theft, narcotics and violations of company policies. He also served as a supervisor of security guards at Louisiana Downs Racetrack.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS). Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
Licenses / Certifications
CPP 1982 - 1996
Security Consultant
Private Investigator
Professional Appointments
Board of Directors, Retail Merchant Association, Houston, Texas
Publications and Patents Summary
He co authored Retail Crime, Security and Loss Prevention by Chuck Sennewald and John Christman, 2008. He is a frequent resource for media regarding internal theft and embezzlement, school security, and other related topics.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
He has provided expert witness and security consulting services since 2001. He has been involved in state and federal cases and has been court qualified. He has been retained by both Plaintiff and Defendant (60% Plaintiff/40% Defense) and has never had testimony excluded. He has successfully overcome several Daubert hearings.
Training / Seminars
Expert developed and conducted training for the Houston Police Department Police Academy related to Crime Prevention certification for police officers. This was limited to retail loss prevention.

Expert has provided training to property managers and owners of apartment properties though the Houston Apartment Association and the Texas Apartment Association.

Expert created an educational program, Project CARE, to provide security planning initiatives for apartment property management. This program is based on the principles of CPTED and Crime-free Multi-housing.
Vendor Selection
He has extensive experience with security related vendors. He has defined project scope, designated and/or approved enterprise level security systems including CCTV and alarms. He has extensive in the development of RFP and vendor sourcing.
Marketing Experience
He has over 40 years experience in areas such as crime prevention, standard of care, security management, negligent security and inadequate security..

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Spanish BA degree in Spanish 1975. Proficiency is rusty at best.

Fields of Expertise

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