Security Expert Witness Must be Qualified
An expert witness is a person with special knowledge who can assist the trier-of-fact, which is typically a jury, by testifying in court about standard of care, causation, and correlation to the evidence that is outside the normal life experience of a jury.
Before being allowed to testify in court and offer opinions about the evidence, a trial judge must accept the expert witness as having specialized education, training, or enough practical experience in the subject matter relating to the facts of the case.
Chris McGoey has been certified by judges to testify in court as a security expert witness 80 times and has testified over 400 times at deposition.
Chris McGoey Court-Certified Qualifications
- See brief Biography - 103-page full resume available for clients
- 47 Years Education, Training, Practical Experience
- Relevant College Degrees, Training, Licenses, Certifications
- 7000 Commerical Property Security Assessments
- 2 Books Written and 100 Articles Published
- Industry Speaking Engagements and Certified Instructor
- Membership in Relevant Professional Associations
- Peer Recognition – Testimonials, Honors, and Awards
- Recognized Subject Matter Expert - Media Resource
Security Expert Witness Needs Practical Experience
Chris McGoey has conducted over 7000 security surveys of commercial properties where crime has been a problem and has provided advice on how to reduce the risk. He has performed thousands of crime demographic analysis, risk assessments, and investigation into the cause of crimianl activity.
Mr. McGoey is an expert on the subjects of violence on commercial properties and retail loss prevention. He leveraged experience aquired decades ago while developing corporate security plans for SS Kresge, Neiman-Marcus, and 7-Eleven Stores Robbery and Loss Prevention programs throughout the United States.
Security Expert Witness Needs Testimony Experience
Chris McGoey has testified as a security expert witness 80 times at trial and 400 times at deposition for 33 years in litigation matters involving allegations of crime foreseeability, inadequate security, premises liability, loss prevention, and in security officer negligence matters involving allegations of negligent hiring, training, supervision, misconduct, false arrest, false imprisonment, racial profiling, and excessive use of force.
He has worked for both Plaintiff and Defense firms as a security consultant or security expert witness at a ratio of 45/55%.
Security Expert Witness Needs Crime Risk Experience
Chris McGoey has provided security assessments and practical solutions for most commercial property types:
Apartments, Condominiums, Hotels, Resorts, Motels, Grocery Stores, Department Stores, Convenience Stores, Liquor Stores, Nightclubs, Bars, Gas Stations, Fast-Food Restaurants, Shopping Centers, Office Buildings, Retail Stores, Banks, ATM machines, Universities, Hospitals, Schools, Restaurants, Movie Theaters, Casinos, Sports Stadiums, Parking Lots, Parking Garages, Public Parks.
Security Expert Witness Needs Crime Prevention Experience
Chris McGoey has investigated thousands of criminal acts on commercial property and developed plans to reduce the risk involving:
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 by phone, 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 after speaking to him by telephone, clearing any conflicts, and reviewing the case facts in detail.
If Chris McGoey and attorney are interested in working 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 prefers to work 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 to work hourly as a security consultant-only to provide detailed case evaluation and offer comprehensive discovery assistance.
Call Chris in Los Angeles: 213-537-3505 or Email Chris@CrimeDoctor.com
A resume and fee schedule are available to clients upon request