Gregory D. Lee is a retired Supervisory Special Agent for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and is a former instructor at the FBI Academy. With over 30 years of practical law enforcement experience, he now offers a full range of expert witness and consulting services to the legal community nationwide.
Mr. Lee literally wrote the book on drug investigations. He is the author of Global Drug Enforcement: Practical Investigative Techniques, CRC Press (2004). Prentice Hall publishes Conspiracy Investigations: Terrorism, Drugs and Gangs (2005), as well as Practical Criminal Evidence (2006).
He has appeared on CNN and the Fox News Channel and has been a guest on numerous radio talk shows. He has also been interviewed by news organizations concerning international drug trafficking, terrorism and police use of force. He appeared on the Discovery Channel's, The FBI Files, concerning his contributions to the locating of Mir Kanzi, the murderer of two CIA employees outside their headquarters in 1993. Also while on DEA assignment to Pakistan, he personally participated in the capture of Ramzi Yousef, the al-Qaeda mastermind of the 1993 New York City World Trade Center bombing, collected crucial evidence, and later testified at his trial.
As a qualified expert witness in drug investigations and police procedures, he will evaluate your discovery material and provide you with an objective written analysis of his findings so you can make an informed decision about your case.
Please click on his web page above for complete information, including his CV.
Areas of Expertise
- Alcohol, Drug & DUI Testing
- Crowd Control
- Deadly/Excessive Force
- Drug Abuse
- Drug Enforcement
- Environmental Toxicology
- Firearms & Ballistics
- Fraud Investigation
- Hospital Security
- Hotel Security
- Inadequate/Negligent Security
- Law Enforcement
- Legal Ethics
- Police Procedures
- Retail Security
- School Safety
- School Security
- Security Guards
- Security Management
- Violent Crimes
- Workplace Violence
- Wrongful Death
- Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
- A: Master of Public Administration (MPA) in Justice Administration, Golden Gate University, San Francisco (1979)
Bachelor of Science, University of Maryland (1977)
California Peace Officers Standards and Training Advance Certificate
California Community College Teaching Certificate
Counselor/Graduate of the 160th Session of the FBI National Academy, Quantico, Virginia
- Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
- A: Association of Federal Narcotic Agents
Police Writers Association
California Narcotic Officers Association
U.S. Army Reserve Chief Warrant Officer 5 (Ret.)
U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command (CID)
Associate Instructor, U.S. Army Military Police School
Reserve Officers Association - Life member
International Narcotics Interdiction Association
National Rifle Association - Life/Legacy Member
- Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
- A: Monterey Peninsula Community College - Criminal Investigation Course Instructor
Drug Enforcement Administration's Office of Training, FBI Academy, Quantico, Virginia (3.5 years)
Regularly scheduled guest speaker on terrorism for the Defense Intelligence Agency, Washington, D.C.
Guest speaker on Anti-Terrorism Operations for Homeland Security Conference, Washington D.C.
Guest instructor, International Law Enforcement Academy, Bangkok, Thailand
Guest Instructor, California Narcotic Officers Association on confidential informants
Guest Instructor, International Narcotic Interdiction Association, on conspiracy investigations.
Counter terrorism topics for the Department of Defense Executive Management Development and Training Program, sponsored by The George Washington University's Elliot School of International Affairs, Washington, DC.
Numerous events for local, state, and federal officers during contracted training events.
- 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: Since starting my consulting business in 1st quarter 2004, I have been retained scores of times in both civil and criminal matters as of the time of this writing.
- Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
- A: The evaluation of discovery material pertaining to police procedures and security matters.
The analysis of discovery material for wrongful death cases involving police officers and federal agents.
Expert testimony in immigration matter regarding terrorism in Colombia; security at an apartment complexes; improper use of police informants; extrajudicial renderings; military leadership, or lack thereof.
- 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% in civil matters. 100% in criminal matters.
- Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
- A: About 30 times.
- Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
- A: 2016.
- Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
- A: Numerous times throughout my federal law enforcement career in both State and Federal Courts as well as post retirement as a criminal justice consultant and expert witness.
- Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
- A: Numerous times throughout my federal law enforcement career in both State and Federal Courts as well as in post retirement as a criminal justice consultant and expert witness.
- Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
- A: Since 2004.
- Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
- A: Consultant to the legal community in both criminal and civil matters.
Consultant to law enforcement agencies in police and investigative procedures.
Consultant to the television and motion picture industry on police procedures.
Provide expert analysis of discovery material in criminal and civil matters and if appropriate, will provide a timely and thorough written evaluation of findings.
Qualified expert witness in law enforcement procedures. Will perform site inspections and security evaluations.
Perform services world wide.
- Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
- A: Please contact me for my current retainer and fee schedule.
- Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
- A: $300.00 per hour. A $6000.00 non-refundable retainer is requested. Please contact me for a complete retainer and fee schedule, (831) 920-7367 or email me at email@example.com.
- Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
- A: A flat $2500.00 per day, or any portion there of, regardless of amount of time spent on one particular day. Same rate applies to stand-by time. Please contact me for current fee schedule, (831) 920-7367 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
- A: A flat $2500.00 per day, or any portion there of, regardless of amount of time spent on one particular day. Same rate applies to stand by time. Please contact me for current fee schedule, (831) 920-7367 or email me at email@example.com.
- Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
- A: Travel related expenses and per diem. Travel time, portal or portal, is billed at $150.00 per hour. Please call for complete details, (831) 920-7367 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A complete listing of references will be provided upon request.