Michael D. Lyman, Ph.D.

3703 Hunter Valley Dr.
Columbia, MO 65216
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Phone: (573) 268-4224

Michael Lyman is the author of six nationally recognized books on police procedure and over 40 years experience as a senior criminal investigator; a certified police trainer and criminal justice educator. Specializing in the area of police practices and procedure, his peer-reviewed publications and books are widely used by many of the nation's most prestigious colleges and universities. Texts have also been adopted by many law enforcement agencies as training guides.

Areas of expertise include: use of force/deadly force, police practices and procedure, investigative process, police pursuit, management & supervision, informant management, undercover and plainclothes operations, national police standards and issues relating to police policy and training.

Expert witness, trial preparation and consultation services available.

Will consider cases for both plaintiff and defense.

Fee schedule and detailed vitae available upon request.

Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Doctor of Philisophy (Ph.D.) - University of Missouri-Columbia
Master of Science in Administration of Justice (MSAJ) Police Agency
Management - Wichita State University Graduate School Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Administration of Justice - Wichita State University

Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS)
American Society of Criminology (ASC)
International Association for the Study of Organized Crime (IASOC)
Police Executive research Forum (PERF)
International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)
American Academy of Forensic Science (AAFS)
American College of Forensic Examiners International (ACFEI)

Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: I have been a public speaker, lecturer for over 30 years and am regularly contacted by the media for commentary on crime and police policy.

In January 2003 I was invited to participate in a round table sponsored by the U.S. Library of Congress Research Division and the Director of Central Intelligence in Washington DC. The subject matter was how criminal organizations operate as businesses. I addressed members of the Office of National Drug Control Policy; The National Security Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the intelligence community.

During 2006 I was interviewed by radio stations and newspapers from cities across the nation and was featured on CNN and MSNBC Prime Time.

Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No

Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: Approximately 250

Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: use of force, investigative procedure, police pursuits, police management and supervision, informant management, nationally recognized police guidelines and standards, police procedure, undercover and plainclothes operations

Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: Approx. 75%

Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: Approx. 25%

Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: Approximately 125 depositions since August 2001

Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: October 2014

Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: Approx. 75

Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: Approx. 32

Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: Thirteen years

Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Expert witness and trial testimony, opinion reports, advisory letters, position papers, document review and assessment, deposition testimony, site inspections, identifying contemporary research in critical areas of policing.

Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: No charge for initial consultation

Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: Please contact me for fee schedule

Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: Please contact me for fee schedule

Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: Please contact me for fee schedule

Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Please contact me for fee schedule

References

Mr. Scott A. Graham
Seymour Law Firm
550 Oneok Plaza
100 West Fifth Street
Tulsa, OK 74103-4288
918.583.5791

Mr. Harry P. Waddell, Attorney
300 West Martin Street
Martinsburg, WV 25401
304.263.4988

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