Mr. Sean A Ahrens

Ahrens Security, LLC

Chicago , IL 60603
Mobile: 847-461-9359
Office: 847-461-9359
Introduction

Mr. Ahrens is a premises liability expert with over 20 years of experience focusing on assessment, preparedness, workplace violence, negligent hiring, training and supervision, armed assailant "active shooter", operations, alarm, surveillance, access control, intrusion detection, locking, crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED), lighting for apartments, hospitality, parking, commercial, retail and many others.

He holds a number of certifications. He is a former Crisis Prevention Instructor, Board Certified in security management as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP), a Board Member with the International Association of Professional Security Consultants and holds their Certified Security Consultant (CSC) designation. He is also a Fellow with the Security Institute and former Building Certified Security Professional.

He has 55+ testimonials on his linked in page, which articulate the positive participation in his Clients projects.

**Initial case evaluations/discussions are welcomed and do not incur charges.


Areas of Expertise
  • Alarms
  • Apartment/Condominium Security
  • Crime Foreseeability
  • Hotel Security
  • Inadequate/Negligent Security
  • Parking Lots/Garages
  • Premises Liability
  • Security Management
  • Surveillance
  • Workplace Violence

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Masters of Arts, Security Management and Organizational Business
Certified Protection Professional
Fellow - Security Institute
Building Security Certified Professional
Certified Security Consultant
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: Association of Threat Assessment Professionals
Security Industry Association
Security Institute
International Association of Health Care and Safety
International Association of Professional Security Consultants
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Regularly speak on all topics associated to security nationally and globally. Topics includes: vulnerabilities, threats, social engineering, red team-blue team, emergency preparedness (pentagon), state of security, crisis management, workplace violence, armed services transitioning into security (volunteer). Example here : www.ahrenssecurity.com
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: 4
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Premises liability, negligent security, inadequate training, workplace violence
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 2
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 2
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: 1
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: October 2020
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: 1
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: none
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 2
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Assessment, site inspection, technology review, crime analysis, policy, procedure review, case review.
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: Initial discussion are free.
$350/hr.
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $350/hr
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $350/hr, plus expenses
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $350/hr, plus expenses
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: A $6,000 dollar retainer is required, $2,800 of the $6,000 is non refundable.


References

Patrick Markey
BAHE COOK CANTLEY & NEFZGER PLC
patrick@bccnlaw.com
502.587.2002


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