Expert Witness Qualifications Matter

Chris McGoey is highly-acclaimed as a security expert witness and litigation security consultant. He has qualified as a security expert witness in many State and Federal courts. In 33 years, he has testified over 400 times at deposition and certified 80 times by the court at trial.

Chris McGoey is retained by both plaintiff and defense lawfirms (45/55%) in litigation matters involving allegations of inadequate security, crime foreseeability, premises liability, retail loss prevention, and in security officer negligence matters involving allegations of negligent hiring, training, supervision, misconduct, false arrest, false imprisonment, and excessive use of force.

Here is a link to his brief biography. His full 103-page resume package and fee schedule are available to attorneys that agree to retain him.


Jury Verdict Results Matter

"I want to thank you on behalf of my client who is now financially able to live a decent life after being shot inside a 24-hour restaurant and rendered quadriplegic. Thanks in part to your work as a security expert witness, a jury awarded my client $46.4 million, which is the largest premises liability negligent security case verdict in the State of Washington."


"Our negligent apartment security lawsuit settled on the first day of trial for $7.8 million due in part due to your incredible assistance, keen analysis, and case preparation. This settlement will finally put this 4½ year battle to rest and will help the father and children negotiate their future."


"The jury returned a favorable verdict and awarded my clients $4.2 million in our nightclub wrongful death case. The depth of your professional resume and quality of expert testimony at deposition and trial were so impressive that opposing counsel didn’t produce an expert to contradict you. We will readily recommend you as a nightclub safety expert, especially on a high-profile case like ours."


"I just settled my personal injury case yesterday for $2.7 million. I had a great experience working with you and hope to do so again soon. I will be happy to recommend you to other attorneys with cases in this area."


Quality of Expert Testimony Matters

"I have to honestly say that Mr. McGoey is a well-qualified expert witness. The quality and style of testimony in my complex wrongful death case ranks in the top 5% of all depositions I have observed in my twenty years of practice. I can highly recommend him."


"Don't go to trial without Chris McGoey. He is a master at talking with the jury and boiling down complex and technical issues into easy to understand concepts and visual images."


"I witnessed a masterpiece of organization and language skills at work during a deposition in my wrongful death civil case involving issues of false arrest and excessive use of force. Mr. McGoey's presentation and analysis was so thorough and focused the case settled soon afterwards. I strongly recommend Chris McGoey as an expert witness for cases in this area."


"I was referred to you by opposing counsel (from another case) who you impressed at deposition with your preparedness, level of organization, and your ability to analyze and discuss volumes of evidence. He said he wished he had you on his side and maybe the outcome of that litigation would have been different."


Quality of Expert Reports Matter

"Your expert report is simply amazing. I been in practice for over thirty years and your report ranks in the top-three I've ever read for thoroughness, accuracy, and organization. I must admit, I've had a hard time getting my mind around this complex wrongful death case, but you pulled it together nicely in a format that makes perfect sense."


"Today we resolved at mediation what we thought was a very complicated case. Your expert declaration boiled down many disputed liability and negligence questions to a handful of crystal-clear concepts that made assessment of liability obvious to all parties and the mediator. Your lucid distillation of facts and standard of care discussion was persuasive and guided our decision.”


Litigation Discovery Assistance Matters

"Chris McGoey exceeded our expectations as an expert. He gave us more value by assisting us greatly during discovery, witness depositions, and cross-examination of opposing experts in a high-exposure case. The case was resolved favorably largely due to Mr. McGoey's assistance."


"Any attorney who signs a premises liability case should retain Chris McGoey immediately to begin work as a security consultant and expert witness. He will help organize and investigate the necessary liability issues. He is without a doubt the finest security expert I have come across in twenty years of practice."


"Chris McGoey helped us resolve a case swiftly and for much less than we could have hoped for thanks to his keen incite and analysis into a high profile apartment rape case." I would retain him again and highly recommend his firm."


Security Plan Experience Matters

Chris McGoey has 47 years of education and experience and has absorbed thousands of hours of specialized training in the corporate sector and in private practice. Throughout his career, he has developed cost-effective security plans for thousands of commercial properties of all sizes and activity level including many internationally known corporations and retail chains.

Chris McGoey has conducted over 7000 security assessments on commercial properties where crime has been a problem including: Apartments, Condominiums, Hotels, Resorts, Motels, Grocery Stores, Retail Stores, Convenience Stores, Liquor Stores, Nightclubs, Bars, Gas Stations, Fast-Food Restaurants, Shopping Centers, Office Buildings, Banks, ATM machines, Universities, Schools, Restaurants, Hospitals, Movie Theaters, Casinos, Sports Stadiums, Parking Lots, and Garages.


Crime Risk Assessment Experience Matters

Chris McGoey has assessed foreseeable crime risk for thousands of commercial properties for more than four-decades. His experience shows when testifying at deposition and trial.

He has extensive experience analyzing the cause and effect of criminal acts of Homicide, Kidnap, Rape, Sexual Assault, Robbery, Stalking, Carjacking, Aggravated Assault, Simple Assault, Battery, Gang Activity, Drug Activity, Assault with Deadly Weapon, Weapons Screening, Residential Burglary, Commercial Burglary, Auto Theft, Auto Burglary, Shoplifting, Grand Theft, Petty theft, Employee Theft, Vandalism, Loitering, Trespassing, Fraud, Identity Theft, Bullying, False Arrest, False Imprisonment, Racial Profiling, Excessive Use of Force, and Workplace Violence.


Litigation Discovery Assistance

Need help with case analysis? Chris McGoey has written two books and published many articles on the subject of Premises Liability Litigation and has reviewed thousands of litigation case files involving most crime types and property types. He can quickly evaluate the evidence in your case and recommend a strategy for optimizing discovery and for presentation of facts at trial.


Free Telephone Consultation

Attorneys may contact Chris McGoey for an intial discussion of a personal injury litigation case involving premises liability, inadequate security, security officer negligence, false arrest, or excessive use of force at a nightclub, bar, or retail store setting.

Since Chris is not always available, it's best to send a message by Email: Chris@CrimeDoctor.com


Expert Witness Retention

Attorneys may retain Chris McGoey as a security expert witness only after speaking to him by telephone, clearing any conflicts, and reviewing the case facts in detail.

If Chris McGoey and a attorney agree to work together, he will forward his 103-page resume package, engagement agreement, fee schedule, and cover letter with rentention instructions.

After more than four-decades of international travel, Chris McGoey now works exclusively in southern California unless an out of the area case peaks his interest.


Paid Telephone Consultation

In cases where Mr. McGoey is unable to be retained as a security expert witness, he is available for hire as a security consultant-only to provide detailed case evaluation and offer comprehensive discovery assistance.

Call Chris in Los Angeles: 213-537-3505


A resume and fee schedule are available to clients upon request