Professor Gregory Gilbertson

Professor Gregory Gilbertson

Expert Witness - Private Investigator
Olympia , WA 98516
Office: 360-237-4247


Moral authority matters in the courtroom. Professor Gregory Gilbertson has earned the respect of judges, prosecutors, and attorneys alike for his lifetime of public service. He is a tenured professor of criminal justice with nearly two decades of full-time college and university teaching experience. He is also an expert witness in police standards and practices. He has consulted with over two dozen law firms in 10 states on criminal defense, civil rights, and wrongful termination casework.

As a former police officer with the cities of Atlanta and La Grange, Georgia, Professor Gilbertson's duty assignments included SWAT Team tactical officer, senior patrolman, stakeout squad detective, superior court investigator and school resource officer. He has over 3000 hours of tactical training and operational experience.

Professor Gilbertson has twice deployed to active war zones as a civilian International Police Trainer and subject matter expert for the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Department of Defense. He served 13 months in Kabul, Afghanistan as Senior Mentor and NATO Liaison to the Afghan National Police Academy. Prior to Afghanistan, he completed a one year deployment to Iraq where he worked as a curriculum specialist for the Baghdad Police College and as deputy director of the United Kingdom's Basrah Training College for Iraqi police cadets.

Professor Gilbertson has owned a private investigations agency for over a decade. His agency specializes in high profile criminal defense and civil rights casework. Prior to entering law enforcement, he served in the U.S. Army as a commissioned officer of infantry soldiers. He is a Distinguished Military Graduate of the U.S. Army Officer Candidate School.

Professor Gilbertson is a frequent contributor to NewsMaxTV, the Gannet Newspapers,, and the radio program "Celebrity Court." He is available for expert witness casework anywhere in the United States.

Areas of Expertise

  • Criminal Law
  • Criminology
  • Deadly/Excessive Force
  • Law Enforcement
  • Legal Ethics
  • Personal Injury
  • Police Procedures
  • Private Investigators
  • Wrongful Death

Expert Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Master's degree, Justice Administration - Columbus State University

Bachelor's degree, History - University of Washington

Private Investigator, Washington License No. 3198

State of Washington, Community & Technical Colleges, Vocational Technical Education Certificate, Criminal Justice

Pierce County Center for Dispute Resolution, Mediation Training Course
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: Washington Association of Legal Investigators (Member)

Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Associate Member)
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Professor of Criminal Justice, Centralia College, Criminal Justice, Criminology, & Crime Scene Investigation (15 years)

Adjunct Professor, Brandman University, Lacey, WA, Criminal Justice (5 years)

Adjunct Professor, South Puget Sound Community College, Olympia, WA, Criminology & Investigations (1 year)

Senior Lecturer, Saint Martin's University, Criminal Justice (11 years)

Senior Mentor & NATO Liaison, Afghan National Police Academy - Kabul, Afghanistan (13 months)

Deputy Director, Basrah Training College (United Kingdom), Basrah, Iraq (4 months)

International Police Trainer & Curriculum Specialist, Baghdad Police College, Iraq (8 months)
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: 24
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: False Arrest
Probable Cause
Excessive Force
SWAT Operations
Juvenile Justice
Criminal Defense
Police Misconduct
Private Investigations
Illegal Search & Seizure
Police Practices & Procedures
Wrongful Termination of Police Officer
Wrongful Termination of Corrections Officer
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Expert Witness case analysis and consulting.
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: I do not charge for initial attorney consultations. My fees for expert witness casework typically range from $5000.00 - $7500.00 depending upon the nature and complexity of the case. I require a 50% down payment with the remaining 50% due in 180 days or less.
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $150.00
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $250.00
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $400.00
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Reasonable airfare, meals, and hotel expenses. Please include $150.00 per day in miscellaneous travel expenses.


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