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, officer involved shootings, murder investigations, homicide investigations, 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 (The Orion Group dba Crime Scene Plus    )
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 ›
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...
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...
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....
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
Brad Smith (Canine Tactical Operations)
Location: Texas
Areas of Expertise: Brad Smith retired from the West Covina Police Department in southern California after 30 years of service. I’ve been a K9 trainer for 35+ years, a K9 handler for 20 years, SWAT team member for six years...
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...
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...
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...
Adam Bercovici (Titan National Consulting Group LLC  CA PI 188557 OR PI 99552)
Location: Oregon and Washington
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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...
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...
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...
Jennifer L'Hommedieu Stankus, MD, JD, FACEP (Comprehensive Medical Legal Consultants, LLC)
Location: Multiple Locations
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...
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, ...
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....
ROBERT DEAN (BOBBY DEAN INVESTIGATIONS)
Location: California
Areas of Expertise: Mr. Robert “Bobby” Dean is a well-known, highly regarded and highly respected Homicide Investigator within the Southern California law enforcement community. He achieved a reputation as one of the most...
W. D. Libby
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...
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...
Michael Gerard (Robson Forensic)
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: Michael Gerard Police Practices & Premises Security Expert Michael Gerard is an expert in Police Practices and Premises Security with 25 years of professional experience in law enforcement. Mike’s...
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...
Dennis M. Savard (Forensic Criminology Consultants)
Location: Michigan
Areas of Expertise: Dennis M. Savard began his career in criminal justice and security as an auxiliary officer with the University of Detroit Mercy Police Department where he provided security services for the university...
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...
Roy G Taylor (Taylor Law Enforcement Consulting Group)
Location: North Carolina
Areas of Expertise: Current Chief of Police with over 40 years of experience in a wide range of federal, state, local, and private criminal justice leadership positions. Areas of expertise include use of force & deadly force;...
Donald J. Decker, CPP (Exigent Group Limited)
Location: Multiple Locations
Areas of Expertise: Don is a trained and experienced premises security and police practices professional with approximately 45 years of experience. His broad expertise comes from his experience in all areas of security and...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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,...
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...