Expert Details

Expert in Security, Premises Liability, Risk Analysis, Adequacy, Crime Foreseeability

Expert ID: 723779 Louisiana, USA

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Expert has 35 years of experience in security and 25 as a forensic consultant (55% plaintiff, 45% defense) for private, commercial, industrial, educational, health care, government sites in premises liability, negligence, adequacy of security, etc. He has always bee court-qualified as an expert when tendered. He has 16 years of experience as president of a multi-state security organization. He is a Life Member of the American Society for Industrial Security. He was voted “Security Professional of the Year” by World Association of Detectives.

He has been licensed as a private investigator, aircraft pilot; certified as a firearms (pistol) instructor by the NRA, and Homeland Security-Level III by the American College of Forensic Examiners Institute; and is qualified by State and Federal courts as a forensic expert in security and investigations. He speaks Spanish; and in 1988 was awarded the World Association of Detectives’ distinguished service award for his dedication and accomplishments.


Developed and oversaw risk assessment and site protection for commercial and industrial clients of private security, 1969-1986.Forensic consulting to attorneys for premises liability cases stemming from natural, technical and man made hazards, 1969-present.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1962 Degree: BS Subject: General Institution: US Military Academy
Year: 1981 Degree: N/A Subject: Inspector General Institution: USA Inspector General Agency
Year: 1982 Degree: N/A Subject: National Security Institution: National Defense Uiversity
Year: 1989 Degree: N/A Subject: Emergency Management Institution: Federal Emergency Management Institute
Year: 2005 Degree: N/A Subject: General Security Institution: World Association of Detectives

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1986 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department:
Forensic Consulting in physical security, premises liability, risk assessment, crime foreseeability.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1969 to 1986 Employer: Pendleton Guard & Security Services, Inc. Title: President Department:
Directed company providing security services in five states with 1,200 employees; and domestic and international investigations.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1958 to 1969 Employer: US Army Title: Colonel Department:
Combat leadership (Infantry); security and investigations (Inspector General).
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1956 to 1962 Employer: Tulane University, US Military Academy Title: Student, Cadet Department:
College/university student. Part time security.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1956 to 1969 Agency: US Army Role: Basic security Description: Supervised security by military personnel for government personnel and facilities.
Years: 1988 to 1992 Agency: US Army Role: Counter terrorism Description: Supervised Army counter terrorism and force protection in southcentral US during Desert Storm.
Years: 1988 to 1992 Agency: US Army Role: Emergency Management Planner Description: Created program to monitor and respond to natural disasters in central US.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1980 to 1986 Country / Region: Mexico Summary: Security planning for commercial shopping centers, currency exchange business, guard training.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
American Society for Industrial Security (Life Member), World Association of Detectives (Security Professional of the Year, 2005), Mayor's Private Security Task Force (Chairman), Orleans Regional Security Institute (advisor)
Licenses / Certifications
LA Private Investigator, FAA (single engine aircraft), American College of Forensic Examiners (Homeland Security-III).
Professional Appointments
Past President of World Association of Detectives, American Society for Industrial Security, Chairman of the Mayor's Private Security Task Force.
Awards / Recognition
Security Professional of the Year, 2005; Distinguished International Investigator, Nominee for the President's 1000 Points of Light (international anti-drug planning).
Publications and Patents Summary
Various conntributions to Inspector General Agency.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert has been involved in 280+ state and federal court forensic cases (55% plaintiff, 45% defense), 140+ depositions, and 42 trials. He has never failed to be court qualified as expert.
Training / Seminars
Developed security and investigation courses for federal and municipal agencies and private sector businesses and associations; and private sector anti-drug program for 23 states and 26 countries.
Marketing Experience
Routine business promotion via media, industry associations, seminars and conferences.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Spanish Basic working knowledge.

Fields of Expertise

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