Howard Cannon

Restaurant Expert Witness
NATIONWIDE SERVICES IN EVERY STATE
Chelsea , AL 35043
Office: 800-300-5764
Introduction

--Nationwide Services In Every State - NO CHARGE for Domestic Travel
--230+ Litigation and 300+ Pre-Litigation projects to his credit
--State & Federal Cases - Plaintiffs & Defendants
--Restaurant, Bar & Hospitality Industry Matters - Since 1987
--Highly-recognizable books found in 76 countries around the globe.

Restaurant Expert Witness - Howard Cannon is one of America's most sought after Restaurant, Bar, Food, & Beverage Industry Experts in the country. With over 32 years of experience, Judges & Juries respect Howard's industry expertise in regard to his restaurant expert witness & restaurant litigation support services - having provided expert witness testimony, opinions, and reports in both State & Federal Cases for Plaintiffs & Defendants.

Howard's Areas of Expertise:

• Slips, Trips & Falls
• Liquor Liability/DRAM Shop
• Premises Liability
• OSHA Matters
• HACCP
• Food Poisoning
• Safety & Security Issues
• Restaurant Operations
• Discrimination & Abuse
• Partnership Disputes
• Workplace Violence
• Wage/Hourly Discrimination
• Accident & Injury (Restaurant)
• Restaurant Business Interruption/Lost Profit
• Restaurant Business Plans
• Restaurant Real Estate Evaluations
• Restaurant and Bars
• Restaurant
• Restaurant Practices & Standards
• Restaurant Valuation


Areas of Expertise
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Bars/Lounges/Night Clubs
  • Food
  • Franchising
  • Liquor Liability/Dram Shop
  • OSHA
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Restaurant Security
  • Restaurant Valuation
  • Restaurants
  • Safety
  • Safety Equipment
  • Slip, Trip & Fall
  • Walking & Working Surfaces
  • Workplace Violence
  • Wrongful Death

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: --University of Wisconsin – Center Richland
--B.S., Business Administration – Hamilton University
--Master’s in Business Administration – Hamilton University
--Professional Commercial Mediation and Conflict Resolution Certification (PCM)
--Occupational Safety and Health Administration Act – Federal Certification # 2301944 (OSHA)
--American College of Forensic Examiners – Certified Forensic Consultant (CFC)
--Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points Manager Certification (HACCP)
--The National Environmental Health Association Certification
--Occupational Safety and Health Administration Act – Federal Certification with 29 CFR 1910
--OSHA – Inspections, Citations, and Penalties
--OSHA – Walking and Working Surfaces
--OSHA – Means of Egress and Fire Protection
--OSHA – Flammable and Combustible Liquids and Fire Prevention and Protection
--OSHA – Machine Guarding and Material Handling
--OSHA – Hazard Communication and Industrial Hygiene and Blood-borne Pathogens
--OSHA –Health and Safety Programs
--Washington State University Hotel Restaurant Division seminars
--University of Kentucky and Blue Shift Reports; industry surveys and analyses
--ServSafe – Food Safety Training
--TIPS On-Premise Alcohol Training 2.0
--National Restaurant Association
--American College of Forensic Examiners
--Master’s Level Advisory Board Member – Culinary Management – Stratford University
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: 100's of Restaurant Industry Speeches & Seminars (see CV for additional); including:

• How to Start a Restaurant – attended by people from every walk of life that dream of opening and operating a successful restaurant.

• How to Fix a Restaurant – attended by those who are already in the restaurant business in either a chain or an independent with responsibility for one to several dozen locations. These participants are generally looking for higher sales, lower costs, and better profits.
• Custom Restaurant Industry Speeches & Seminars: providing unique and memorable speeches and seminars covering a wide variety of restaurant-based subject matter to audiences of all types and sizes in markets across the country and around the world.
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: 200+ Litigation and 300+ Pre-Litigation cases as a Restaurant Expert Witness, Food Safety & Contamination Expert, and Restaurant & Bar Safety & Security Expert -- providing: Credibility, Integrity, and Unbiased Analysis & Reports.

Howard is well-spoken and has given hundreds of restaurant, food service & hospitality industry speeches and seminars. He is quite comfortable in any court of law. He is a published author/experienced writer with books & articles published in dozens of markets around the globe - delivering clear & concise expert reports with an effective and efficient opinion & basis. Howard NEVER misses a deadline – his expert witness reports & opinions are always on time.
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Howard's Areas of Expertise:

--Slips, Trips & Falls
--Alcohol Liability/DRAM Shop
--Premises Liability
--OSHA Matters
--HACCP
--Food Poisoning
--Safety & Security Issues
--Restaurant Operations
--Discrimination & Abuse
--Partnership Disputes
--Workplace Violence
--Wage/Hourly Discrimination
--Accident & Injury (Restaurant)
--Restaurant Business Interruption/Lost Profit
--Restaurant Business Plans
--Restaurant Real Estate Evaluations
--Restaurant and Bars
--Restaurant
--Restaurant Practices & Standards
--Restaurant Valuation

Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: Please contact us to request a copy of Howard's Case List.
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: Please contact us to request a copy of Howard's Case List.
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: Please contact us to request a copy of Howard's Case List.
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: Please contact us to request a copy of Howard's Case List.
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: Please contact us to request a copy of Howard's Case List.
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: Please contact us to request a copy of Howard's Case List.
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 31+ years
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Howard Cannon provides Expert Witness Services in Restaurant and Bar-related cases.

• Nationwide Services - NO CHARGE for Domestic Travel
• State & Federal Cases - Plaintiffs & Defendants

Restaurant Expert Witness - Howard Cannon Delivers:

• Credibility – More than 31 years of day-to-day, real-world, restaurant, bar, hospitality, and food service industry and restaurant consulting and expert witness experience. Howard is OSHA and HACCP (food safety) certified. This, combined with his highly-recognizable books and hundreds of published articles and pieces of content, and you can be confident that Howard knows restaurants, bars, and food service establishments from virtually every conceivable angle.

• Integrity – Howard offers unwavering character, integrity, and honesty, as well as, expert opinions regarding the restaurant and hospitality industry that experts, such as attorneys, insurance companies, bankers, investors, and many others, have respected and relied upon for years.

• Unbiased Analysis & Reports – based on customarily relied upon restaurant, hospitality, and food service industry practices, and based on an opinion that is rock-solid and backed by industry research and information.

• Well-Spoken Expert – who has given hundreds of restaurant, food service, and hospitality expert industry speeches and seminars, and quite comfortable speaking in front of any size or type of group, or any court of law; with experience in both State and Federal cases.

• Well-Written Reports – Howard Cannon is a published author and experienced writer with books and articles published in dozens of markets around the globe, so you can trust him to deliver a clear and concise expert report with an effective and efficient message, opinion and basis.

• On Time – expert witness reports and/or opinions are always on time . . . hits deadlines – period!
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: Free, No-Obligation, INITIAL consultatation! Please contact us for our Fee Schedule for additional pricing.
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: Please contact us for our Fee Schedule.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: Please contact us for our Fee Schedule.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: Please contact us for our Fee Schedule.
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Nationwide Services - NO CHARGE for Domestic Travel


References

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