Deadly/Excessive Force Expert Witnesses

Police & Penal Expert Witness Listings

Expert witnesses who are available to consult and testify regarding deadly and excessive force may be found here. Experts found on this page may consult on issues involving handcuffing, mace, and batons. These experts may also provide reports on in-custody deaths, tasers, and improper arrests. They may also testify regarding police use of force, the use of deadly force, justifiable homicide, nightsticks, vehicle pursuits, martial arts, and self-defense, among other topics.

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Scott A. DeFoe (On-Scene Consulting Group, LLC)
Retired Sergeant II+1 Los Angeles Police Department Special Weapons and Tactics(SWAT). Worked numerous assignments over the past 29 years to include: SWAT, K9, Vice, Narcotics, Jail Operations, Internal Affairs, Gangs, Crisis Negotiation Team and Patrol.... Learn More ›

Ron Martinelli (Martinelli & Associates: Justice & Forensic Consultants, Inc.)
Referred to by respected and experienced law enforcement and security civil and criminal attorneys as “The expert’s expert.” Representing agency defense and concerned plaintiff and criminal defense attorneys since 1991. On the prevailing side in over... Learn More ›

Charles P. Stephenson (Orion Security Inc. )
Mr. Stephenson is a former Police Officer, FBI Agent, FBI Police Instructor, FBI - SWAT/Firearms Instructor/Defensive Tactics Instructor and FBI National Academy Instructor. Mr. Stephenson is a certified Use of Force/Firearm's Instructor for the State... Learn More ›

Mr. Ronald G Janota (Expert Witness)
Retired Lieutenant Colonel, from the Illinois State Police, Ronald Janota, has over 28 years of progressive law enforcement experience. He has written, drafted and staffed policies for one of the leading law enforcement agencies in the country. His... Learn More ›

Philip P. Hayden, Ed.D. (Philip Hayden & Associates)
Dr. Hayden, a retired Supervisory Special Agent of the FBI, is a court-certified expert witness in the areas of Use of Force, Tactical Training, and Mental Mindset during high-risk situations. In the Police Use of Force/Special Tactics expert witness... Learn More ›
Billy Tidwell (OSS Law Enforcement Advisors)
Location: Texas
Areas of Expertise: Served as Chief of Police for a total of 17 years on two separate occasions. Responsible for establishing and implementing law enforcement and personnel policy for a department of approximately 30 personnel....
James M. Miller, PE, PhD (J. M. Miller Engineering, Inc.)
Location: Michigan
Areas of Expertise: Warnings & Instructions - Workplace Safety - Vehicle Accidents - Consumer Product Safety - Chemical Safety - Premises/Pool/Water Other Experts: Mark Lehto, PhD; David Clark, PE, PhD; Adam Olshove, PE,...
Chief D. P. Van Blaricom (D.P. Van Blaricom, Inc.)
Location: Washington
Areas of Expertise: Chief D.P. Van Blaricom has been retained as a police practices expert in over 1,900 matters of police-related litigation throughout the United States. He is a retired police chief with BA and MPA degrees,...
Robert A. Gardner, CPP
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: "Expert Professional Not Professional Expert" - I am a Board Certified security professional with multi-state security consultant, private patrol and private investigator "Qualified Manager" licenses....
Richard Lichten (Lt. Ret.) (Police and Jail Procedures, Inc.)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: Richard Lichten (Lt. Retired) has thirty years of expertise in police and jail procedures and tactics. He has provided expert testimony in Federal and Superior Courts in a number of states in: - Police...
Roy G Taylor (Taylor Law Enforcement Consulting Group)
Location: North Carolina
Areas of Expertise: Current Chief of Police with over 39 years of experience in a wide range of federal, state, local and private criminal justice leadership positions. Areas of expertise include: training; use of force...
Charles J. Key, Sr. (Key Associates)
Location: Virginia
Areas of Expertise: Key Associates is a group of highly competent men and women whose professional experience encompasses the entire spectrum of police related subjects. Some of their areas of expertise include: police training,...
ForensisGroup, Inc. (The Expert of Experts)
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: For over 20 years, ForensisGroup has provided the nation’s top law firms, insurance agencies, government entities and many other industries with highly qualified expert witnesses and consultants. Experts...
Tim Gravette (Gravette Consulting LLC)
Location: Louisiana
Areas of Expertise: Tim Gravette is a retired Associate Warden with the Federal Bureau of Prisons with 20 years of experience. He has worked in eight different facilities which included all security levels with two being...
Robert R. Pusins (Police Practices and Procedures Experts)
Location: Florida
Areas of Expertise: Robert Pusins is a retired (2018) law enforcement professional with over 35 years of progressive law enforcement experience including over 30 years of service with the Fort Lauderdale Police Department...
Adam Bercovici (Titan National Consulting Group LLC  )
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: I am a retired LAPD Lieutenant with thirty-seven years of Law Enforcement and combined security experience. I am also the former owner and CEO of a major security company in Southern California. I am...
Consolidated Consultants
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: Consolidated Consultants (CCc) continues to deliver high quality expert witness and medical expert witness referrals nationwide since 1995. CCc is the only referral service where you can view the full,...
ROBERT G SCHNEIDER MD JD
Location: Connecticut
Areas of Expertise: ROBERT G SCHNEIDER MD JD Physician and Attorney well versed in standard of care issues, negligence, causation, injury and damages. For Plaintiff: how to avoid flawed cases. For Defendant: how to find...
William H. Nesbitt, CPP (Security Management Services International)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: Bill Nesbitt, who is a Board Certified Protection Professional (CPP) since 1978, as well as a Certified CPTED Practitioner. Bill is the President of Security Management Services International, Inc. Bill...
William S Marcisz, JD CPP CHPA (Strategic Security Management Consulting, Inc.)
Location: Florida
Areas of Expertise: 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...
Chris M. Nielsen (Valor Resource Group, LLC)
Location: Washington
Areas of Expertise: Before transitioning to a career in law enforcement, Chris spent several years litigating civil and criminal matters at one of the largest prosecuting agencies in the Pacific Northwest. He has over a...
Jon M Shane (Jon M. Shane Associates)
Location: New Jersey
Areas of Expertise: Dr. Shane is a retired police captain from Newark, NJ. He holds a BS, MA, and PhD in criminal justice from Rutgers University. He is currently a tenured faculty member at John Jay College of Criminal...
Chuck Drago (Drago Professional Consultants)
Location: Alaska
Areas of Expertise: Chuck Drago is a former Police Chief and plice instructor who provides consulting and expert witness services for both plaintiff and defense attorneys in a variety of police practices including use of...
Robert J Coventry, CPP, CHS (III) (Starside Security & Investigation, Inc.)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: Use of Force, Security Procedure and Security Management Expert Mr. Robert Coventry, CPP is Board Certified by the American Society for Industrial Security in security management and has been a Certified...
Joseph A Pollini (Police Expert, Inc.)
Location: New York
Areas of Expertise: I am a retired Lieutenant Commander of the New York City Police Department, having served for more than 33 years. During my tenure with the NYPD, I have served in the ranks of police officer, detective,...
Walter P Signorelli
Location: New York
Areas of Expertise: I am a retired member of the New York City Police Department (NYPD), having served for more than (31) thirty-one years. Currently, I am a practicing attorney, an adjunct professor of law and police science...
Linda Bernard, RN, LNC, CCHP-RN (Linda Bernard Consulting)
Location: Pennsylvania
Areas of Expertise: Linda Bernard Consulting provides an array of independent consulting services to attorneys, jails, prisons and insurance carriers. Services include development and/or review of Correctional Health Care, ...
Steven J Helfand
Location: New York
Areas of Expertise: Dr. Helfand is a licensed psychologist with over 25 years of direct Correctional Mental Health and Health leadership experience. He has overseen the mental health and health service delivery in over 50...
Jennifer L'Hommedieu Stankus, MD, JD, FACEP (Comprehensive Medical Legal Consultants, LLC)
Location: Washington
Areas of Expertise: Dr. Jennifer L'Hommedieu Stankus, MD, JD, FACEP is a national leader in emergency medicine. She works as a clinical faculty physician in the emergency medicine residency program at Madigan Army Medical...
W. D.
Location: Florida and Georgia
Areas of Expertise: A 38-year veteran of law enforcement, both as a Sheriff’s Chief Deputy and as a Chief of Police, Chief Dan Libby now teaches law enforcement and criminal justice and serves as a consulting expert and expert...
Salma S. Khan, M.D. (Salma S. Khan, M.D.)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: I graduated from the Stanford University Psychiatry program in 1998. I have been board certified in Psychiatry since 2000. I have subspecialty certification in Consultation-liaison psychiatry (inpatient...
Michael Levine (Trial Consultant / Expert Witness)
Location: New York
Areas of Expertise: Michael Levine, during his now five decades of trial experience has qualified as an expert witness, for both prosecution and plaintiff as well defense, in federal and state courts in 19 states, Puerto...
Michael J. Canaan, CPP, CFLC (Trident Investigative Service, Inc.)
Location: Washington
Areas of Expertise: Michael J. Canaan, CPP CFLC, is a Premises Liability Expert Witness with over 45 years of experience in military and civil law enforcement, as well as corporate and private sector security and investigative...
Mark Withrow, CFLC, CHPP, CFC, FABFE, CMI, FACFEI (Golden Gate Security Consulting)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: -Nationally certified Forensic Consultant and Medical Investigator -Nationally published author, lecturer, and instructor -Workplace Violence Intervention/Hostile Terminations -Violent Threat...
Jeffrey P. Jannarone (Exigent Group Limited)
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: Jeff Jannarone is a nationally recognized and highly qualified expert in dram shop, premises liability and public safety practices. He uses his experience to address the standard of care in the sale or...
Stan Kephart (Kephart Consulting, LLC)
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: Unrivaled qualifications in Police and Security Best Practices. Olympic Games Security Administrator, Retired Police Chief, Probation Chief, & Concert Public Safety Director. Qualified in Large Public...
Daniel B Kennedy (Forensic Criminology Associates, Inc.)
Location: Michigan
Areas of Expertise: Daniel B. Kennedy began his career in criminal justice and security administration as a civilian crime analyst with the Detroit Police Department in 1966. Over the next decade, Dr. Kennedy also served...
Robert T Johnson (Law Enforcement Policy & Practices Consultant)
Location: Illinois
Areas of Expertise: Robert Johnson is a thirty-two year law enforcement veteran, retired Lieutenant Colonel from the Illinois State Police. He serves as a private consultant and expert witness regarding law enforcement policies...
James I Ebert (Scientific Photo Analysis and Mapping / Ebert & Associates Inc.)
Location: New Mexico
Areas of Expertise: Dr. James I. Ebert, Certified Photogrammetrist (ASPRS), has over 31 years experience in the analysis, evaluation, measurement, and mapping of data contained in photographs and other images, in all areas...
Steven T Baker, CPP, PSP, PCI (VTI Associates)
Location: Nevada and Texas
Areas of Expertise: 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...
Benedict J Tisa (Ben Tisa and Associates)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: FBI Special Agent-Retired with 24 years of service involving criminal investigations, weapons and tactics subject matter expert, training, SWAT, expert witness case assignments. Expert Witness with 26...
R. Paul McCauley (Criminologist)
Location: Pennsylvania
Areas of Expertise: Specialist to assist plaintiff and defense attorneys in police, security, and corrections litigation. Fellow American College of Forensic Examiners and full-time (1973-2010) university professor of criminology....
Emanuel Kapelsohn (The Peregrine Corporation)
Location: Pennsylvania
Areas of Expertise: Emanuel Kapelsohn, President of The Peregrine Corporation, is an internationally recognized firearms training and use of force consultant. Since 1980, he has instructed thousands of police and security...
CRAIG HUNTER (Veritas Investigative Solutions, LLC)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: Mr. Hunter has over 40 years of Law Enforcement experience including Chief positions at two major California agencies. As such, he has vast experience in policy and procedure development, training, use...