Thomas J Lekan, CPP

Mr. Thomas J Lekan, CPP

Thomas Lekan Security Consulting
9427 Sherwood Trail
Cleveland , OH 44141
Mobile: 440-223-5730
Office: 440-223-5730
Fax: 440-223-5730


Mr. Lekan is experienced and highly competent in matters of premise security and liability. He has over thirty years of experience in security and ten years in public law enforcement. He is retained as an expert often in cases involving allegations of inadequate security, security guard operations, hotel security cases, excessive use of force, and bank security and fraud cases. He is retained or provides consulting services in major crime and violence cases, serious injuries as a result of inadequate security, bank robbery cases involving takeovers or injuries to clients or employees, and the use of deadly force by armed security officers. Mr. Lekan’s experience in financial fraud and investigations uniquely prepares him for fraud and identity theft cases and investigation.

Areas of Expertise

  • Apartment/Condominium Security
  • Bank Security
  • Bars/Lounges/Night Clubs
  • Crime Foreseeability
  • Deadly/Excessive Force
  • Hospital Security
  • Hotel Security
  • Inadequate/Negligent Security
  • Parking Lots/Garages
  • Premises Liability
  • Private Investigators
  • Restaurant Security
  • School Security
  • Security Guards
  • Security Management
  • Violent Crimes
  • White Collar Crime
  • Workplace Violence

Expert Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Lifetime status as a Certified Protection Professional, BA in Criminology/Sociology-AA In Criminal Justice Studies
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: ASIS International and The Greater Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association as an Affiliate Member
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Faculty of the Bank Administrative Institute Graduate School of Bank Operations and Retail Management Extensive speaking experience in security operations, fraud, and identity theft. I was an instructor at a community college for over 25 years in the area of security administration and criminal justice.
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: over 175 cases since beginning my practice in 2007. Thirteen years of direct litigation support to General Counsel of Nestle USA Extensive testimony and depositions as a police officer for twelve years.
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Premise security, security guard expert, hotel security, bank robbery, murder and other part one crime cases, white collar crime, Security guard negligence, workplace violence, school security. I have been retained in cases where the venue is a commercial property such as a hotel, mall or other retail establishment,apartments and other residential complexes, hospitality venues, bank and credit union offices,strip malls and executive protection.
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 60%
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 40%
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: Over twenty depositions and testified in state court and federal court.
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: December 2017
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: Four times
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: Four Times
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: Twelve years
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Consulting, site inspection, guard operation evaluation, speaking, expert witness, security assessments and security design, workplace violence prevention training and investigation. I am called upon as an expert in security guard negligence and excessive force cases extensively as well as hospital and hotel security guard negligence by proprietary guard forces.
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: $250.00 to $300.00
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $250.00 - $325.00 per hour minimum depending on the type of case.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: four hour minimum @ $300.00 per hour
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: four hour minimum @ $300-$325.00 per hour
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: out of pocket expenses for any items related to case or assignment. $1500.00 retainer fee.


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