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

Security Expert 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 Needs Testimony Experience

Chris McGoey has testified as a security expert 80 times at trial and 400 times at deposition for 34 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 works for both Plaintiff (42%) and Defense (58%) firms as a security consultant or security expert witness.

Security Expert 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, Convention Centers, Sports Stadiums, Arenas, Parking Lots, Parking Garages, Public Parks.

Security Expert 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 Initial 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:

Security 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 106-page resume package, engagement agreement, fee schedule, and cover letter with rentention instructions.

Paid Case Evaluation and Discovery Consultation

In cases where Mr. McGoey is unable to be retained as a testifying security expert witness, he is available to work hourly as a confidential security consultant to provide detailed case evaluation, comprehensive discovery assistance, deposition and trial preparation stategies, and expert witness cross-examination.

Call Chris in Los Angeles, California: 213-537-3505 or Email

A resume and fee schedule are available to clients upon request