Adam Bercovici

Titan National Consulting Group LLC CA PI 188557 OR PI 99552
19550 Amber Meadow Drive Suite 227
Bend , OR 97702
Mobile: 661-607-4324
Office: 661-607-4324
Introduction

I am a retired LAPD Lieutenant with forty 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 a licensed private investigator in California and Oregon. My areas of expertise are as follows: law enforcement best practices, including effective scene management and crowd control, security operations-premise liability, criminal investigation analysis, officer-involved shootings, tactical analysis, use of force, deadly force and pursuit policy, and Police- K9 operations. After initial review and consultation, I accept cases, which is always at no cost. Please note: With my varied background, I can assist you in various areas. I can and will travel domestically and internationally if the case requires it.

I have an extensive range of experience and expertise. 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, kidnapping for ransom, extortion, and murder for hire. I spent twelve years as the Officer-in-Charge of the most critical investigative units in the Los Angeles Police Department, including The Special Investigation Section, Homicide Special, Robbery-Homicide Division, and the FBI Violent Crime Task Force-Los Angeles.


Areas of Expertise
  • Deadly/Excessive Force
  • Inadequate/Negligent Security
  • Police Procedures
  • Premises Liability
  • Retail Security
  • RICO/Racketeering
  • 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
Oregon Private Investigator PI 99552
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: 50 plus cases
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: K9 operations and best practices.
LAPD Policy
Police Internal Affairs Best Practices
Police Management and Supervision
Major Crime Scene Management
Police Socialization and Culture
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 a 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: March 2022
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: 10 years
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Rule 26
Expert Opinion
Consulting
Mediation Consulting
Investigations
On-site evaluations and inspections
support for counsel during depositions
Deposition and review

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: $350
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $350
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $350
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Travel is $125 per hour door to door, capped at $1500.00 per day billed separately from the retainer
Flights over two hours-Business or First Class. Under two hours Economy-Plus-separately from the retainer
Premium Accommodations-Hotel or Airbnb- billed separately from the retainer.
Per-Diem $79 per day-billed separately from the retainer


References

Chloe Goodwin
Covington and Burling, LLP
One City Center 850 Tenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001-4956
CGoodwin@cov.com

Craig Jennings Lavoie
Munger, Tolles & Olson
350 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90071
craig.lavoie@mto.com

Elaine Bredehoft
Charlson, Bredehoft Cohen Brown and Nadelhaft,P.C.
1260 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 201
Reston, VA 20190
ebredehoft@charlsonbredehoft.com

Jack Denove
Cheong, Denove, Rowell, Bennett and Hapuarachy
1925 Century Park East, Suite 800
Los Angeles, CA 90067
310-277-4857

Ciummo and Associates
123 East 4th Street
Madera CA,93638
Curtis Sok: 209-691-7280