Mr. Francis provides leadership to LFJ Consulting Services on its broad range of offerings in the areas of expert services, litigation support, security and crisis management. LFJ was established to serve Fortune 500 companies, law firms, schools, commercial real estate, governments and the security community. Mr. Francis brings diverse consulting experience to LFJ having consulted on projects ranging from protecting infants in a neo-natal clinic to developing counterterrorism strategies with NYPD and other US government agencies. His focus in recent years has been to simplify organizational crisis management and assist clients in effectively establishing and training a Crisis Management Team.
Mr. Francis started his security profession as a Special Agent with the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations. He later managed the security and safety program for a major division of Lockheed Missiles and Space Co., Inc. Mr. Francis capitalized on this broad expertise during his tenure at T&M Protection Resources and Kroll where he achieved the position of Senior Vice President at both companies.
Both in his current role and his previous roles, he has been responsible for the development, planning and implementation of complete security programs. He has managed both a contract and proprietary guard force, developed and implemented security policies and procedures, developed and conducted security awareness training programs, and developed and implemented emergency procedures and evacuation plans.
Expert witness experience includes:
Review and evaluation of the physical security afforded persons working in an animal research lab of an ivy league university after the sexual assault and murder of a researcher. (Assisted Defendant)
Review and evaluation of standard of care demonstrated by a security systems integrator involving alleged injuries received through contact with an installed access control device. (Assisted Defendant)
Evaluation of standing security procedures and security force response to a dormitory fire in which the Plaintiff in this matter suffered debilitating and life threatening injuries. (Assisted Plaintiff)
Review and evaluation of security measures in place at a teen night club where an altercation between event security personnel and attendees resulted in the shooting death of an uninvolved bystander. (Assisted Co-Defendant)
Review and evaluation of the physical security measures in place at a condominium complex to determine if adequate measures were present to deter or prevent a sexual assault that occurred within a common area of the premises. (Assisted Plaintiff)
Testimony and report experience includes:
Professional court testimony as a Special Agent in the US Air Force Office of Special Investigations.
Depositions for both Plaintiff and Defense matters.
Numerous professional reports providing expert comments on matters under review.
Areas of Expertise
- Crime Foreseeability
- Deadly/Excessive Force
- Inadequate/Negligent Security
- Parking Lots/Garages
- Premises Liability
- School Security
- Security Guards
- Security Management
- Workplace Violence
Available Upon Request