Skip Stearns
P.O. Box 113
Stratham, NH 03885-0113
Office: 603-778-0110
Fax: 603-778-0333

Experienced hotel and hospitality experts providing litigation consulting and impartial hotel expert witness research, reports and testimony. With associate offices in Arizona, Florida, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire, THE HOTEL EXPERTS, LLC addresses standards and practices in hotels, motels, resorts, restaurants, bars, gaming establishments, cruise lines, recreational venues and other hospitality-related businesses. THE HOTEL EXPERTS, LLC serves plaintiffs and defendants in matters from accounting to valuation, management contract and franchise disputes, employment conduct to premises liability, safety and security issues including various personal injuries and wrongful deaths.

Specific areas of expertise include:

Hotel Industry Operating Standards
Hotel Industry Product Standards
Hotel Industry Safety & Security Standards
Hotel Industry Emergency Procedures
Hotel Industry Integrity Standards
Hotel Industry Employee Qualifications & Hiring & Termination Practices
Hotel Industry Standards for Training
Hotel Industry Marketing Practices
Franchise Agreements & Management Contracts
Franchise Relations
Restaurant, Food & Beverage Service and Kitchen Standards
Alcohol Service Standards

Attorney clients are paired with the THE expert whose location and professional qualifications are most relevant to the needs of each case.

Areas of Expertise
  • Alcohol
  • Bars/Lounges/Night Clubs
  • Casino & Gaming Industry
  • Cruise Lines
  • Employment
  • Food
  • Franchising
  • Hotel & Hospitality
  • Hotel Security
  • Liquor Liability/Dram Shop
  • Premises Liability
  • Restaurants
  • Security Management


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Boswell Law Firm
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Law Offices of Salvador M. Brocato, III
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Law Firm of R. Kent Brown
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Morris B. Chapman & Associates
Granite City, IL

The Cochran Law Firm
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St. Louis, MO

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Law Office of James W. Dodson
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Epstein, Becker, Green, Wickliffe & Hall
Houston, TX

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Quincy, MA

The Law Firm of Michael Frazelle
Phoenix, AZ

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The Law Firm of Arthur C. Fulmer
Lakeland, FL

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Columbus, MS

The Gold law Firm
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Goodin, MacBride, Squeri, Day & Lamprey
San Francisco, CA

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Birmingham, AL

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Boston, MA

Hall Jaffe & Clayton
Las Vegas, NV

The Law Firm of Donald L. Harvey
Houston, TX

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Nashville, TN

The Law Firm of Joseph J. Hochbein
Cincinnati, OH

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Jacksonville, FL

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Christiansted, USVI

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Phoenix, AZ

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Evansville, IN

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Tallahassee, FL

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Irving, TX

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Augusta, GA

Kinney & Lange
Minneapolis, MN

Law Office of Sidney H. Kirstein
Lynchburg, VA

Koonz, McKinney, Johnson, DePaolis & Lightfoot
Washington, DC

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Irvine, CA

Langston & Lott
Boonesville, MS

LeBoeuf, Lamb, Green & MacRae
Boston, MA

Leighton Law Firm
Miami, FL

Lenahan & Dempsey
Scranton, PA

Leventhal, Brown & Puga
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Law Office of John Lewis
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Law Offices of Wanda I. Medina de Soler
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The Law Firm of Philip P. O’Shaughnessey
Baltimore, MD

Parsons, Powell & Lane
Westfield, NJ

Pitzer Snodgrass
St. Louis, MO

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Butte, MT

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Beverly Hills, CA

Pope & Howard
Atlanta, GA

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Omaha, NE

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Dallas, TX

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Tulsa, OK

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Palm Beach, FL

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St. Petersburg, FL

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Boulder, CO

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Boston, MA

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Boston, MA

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Orlando, FL

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Tallahassee, FL

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Philadelphia, PA

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Dallas, TX

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Baltimore, MD

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West Palm Beach, FL

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Philadelphia, PA

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