Adam Bercovici

Titan National, Investigations and Expert Consulting-CA PI 188557
1237 South Victoria Ave, Ste 175
Oxnard , CA 93035
Mobile: 661-607-4324
Office: 661-607-4324
Introduction

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 also a licensed private investigator in California. Currently, I am available for law enforcement best practices, security operations-premise liability, criminal investigation analysis, deposition analysis-support and review, officer involved shootings, tactical analysis and undercover tactics use of force deadly force and pursuit policy and Police- K9 operations. I accept cases after initial review and consultation, which is always at no cost. Please note: With my varied background I can assist you in a variety of different areas. I can and will travel, both domestically and internationally, if the case requires it.

I have a large range of experience and expertise. They are as follows: Police Use of Force, Officer Involved Shootings, Police Labor- hiring and retention and termination ( including Brady issues) homicide, wrongful death and other complex investigations including, criminal conspiracy, assault, robbery, kidnap for ransom, extortion and murder for hire. I spent twelve years as the Officer-in-Charge of the most important investigative units on the Los Angeles Police Department, including The Special Investigation Section, Homicide Special, Robbery-Homicide Division and the FBI Violent Crime Task Force-Los Angeles. I am currently retained on multiple premise liability-security operations cases as well as cases requiring in-depth investigative review. I am regularly contacted by major media outlets to provide expert opinion in regards to on-going or major current events.


Areas of Expertise
  • Deadly/Excessive Force
  • Inadequate/Negligent Security
  • Law Enforcement
  • Police Procedures
  • Premises Liability
  • Retail Security
  • Security Guards
  • Special Event Security
  • Surveillance
  • Wrongful Death

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Claremont McKenna College, B.A. English
California POST Certificates Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, Supervisor and Management
California Licensed Investigator PI 188557
Certified International Investigator
Council of International Investigators
World Association of Detectives

Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: California Association of Licensed Investigators
Council of International Investigators
Association of Work Place Investigators






Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: I have been quoted and used as an expert by multiple media sources.
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: I have been retained on multiple occasions. I currently have several active cases, with others on stand by. I can discuss these on request.
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Premise Liability-Security Guard Operations for both defense and plaintiff. I am currently retained on multiple cased in this specific area
Criminal Investigation review-Complex Felony Investigations ( Specifically to opine if investigators followed policy, legal and constitutional requirements). I have been retained for opposing expert review and to provide expert advice during witness deposition.
Wrongful Death Cases. I have also been retained as an expert on police practices in criminal defense cases.
Police Use of Force, both in plaintiff and criminal defense. Private Investigations Best Practices.
Police undercover operations
Police Pursuit Policy
Police discipline and Internal Investigations ( Specifically Brady issues and how they apply to police employment)
Criminal Conspiracy
Homicide, Kidnapping,
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 50%
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 50%
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: 100 plus
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: September 2019
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: I can discuss each case with potential clients
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: I can discuss each case with potential clients
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: Seven years
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Expert Opinion
Consulting
Mediation Consulting
Investigations
On site evaluations and inspections
support for counsel during depositions
Deposition and review
Opinion writing-
Rule 26 reports
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: Initial consultation is at no charge. I will begin work with a retainer. This can be discussed with the client.
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $275 per hour
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: Deposition and court testimony is $425 per hour.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $425 per hour
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Travel is $100 per hour door to door, capped at $800 per day
Flights-over two hours-Business or First Class. Under two hours-Economy or Economy-Plus ( can be paid directly by the client or taken from the retainer)
Premium Accommodations-Hotel or Airbnb ( can paid directly by the client or taken from the retainer)
Per-Diem $75 per day ( can be billed back to the client)

References

Lisa Stevenson
Bassi Edlin
Huie & Blum
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Los Angeles CA 90071
(213) 652-1992

Doug Parker
Littler Mendelson P.C.
121 SW Morrison Suite 900
Portland, Oregon 97204
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