Hospitality Expert Witnesses

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Hospitality expert witnesses specialize in a variety of fields, including hotel management, restaurant operations, food safety, event planning, and tourism. Some of the most common specialties among hospitality expert witnesses also include hotel security, alcohol service standards, franchising, hospitality industry standards, and customer service. They have provided opinions on the effects of negligence in food handling, premises liability, alcohol-related accidents, franchise disputes, and breaches in hotel security.

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Lance Robinson Foster, CSCView profile

ID: 64372

Mr. Lance Robinson Foster, CSC

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Mr. Lance R. Foster has over 50 years of experience in the field of Law Enforcement and Security. He earned his BS in Law Enforcement from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and his M.Ed in Educational Administration from the University of Tampa. Today, this expert is a Certified Security Consultant by the International Association of Professional Security Consultants. Formerly, this expert...

Hotels and Restaurants Expert WitnessView profile


Hotels and Restaurants Expert Witness

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New York

This expert is a recognized authority and consultant in the hotel industry. He operates his hotel, hospitality and consulting practice specializing in operational audits and the effectiveness of hotel franchising agreements and litigation support assignments. Prior to forming his hotel consulting firm, this expert was the Product Line Manager for Hotel/Motel Operations at the International...

Alan Wayne Zajic, CPP, ICPSView profile

ID: 137685

Mr. Alan Wayne Zajic, CPP, ICPS

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Mr. Alan W. Zajic has over 50 years of experience in Security and Safety Consulting. Today, this expert is a Certified Protection Professional by the American Society for Industrial Security and licensed as a Private Investigator and Private Patrolman in the state of Nevada. Formerly, this expert held roles as the Director of Security/ Loss Control and the Executive Director of Hotel Operations...

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Hospitality Expert Witness

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This hospitality expert has extensive experience in facilities management, corporate compliance, and social responsibility. He has held numerous positions at top international hotel chains including Marriott International and The Ritz-Carlton. His positions have included leading overall maintenance of hotels and training individuals in proper maintenance and safety procedures. He has extensive...

Tim test WieseView profile

ID: 6072850

Mr. Tim test Wiese

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Mr. Tim Wiese has 24 years of experience in Workplace Safety and Retail Operations. He earned his BBA in Business Administration and Marketing from the University of North Dakota. Formerly, this expert served as the General Manager at Target Corporation, Kohl's Corporation, and Dicks Sporting Goods, as the Divisional Operations Manager at Republic Services Inc., and as the Chief Executive...

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Hospitality Expert Witness

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This hotel/hospitality expert is a certified hotel administrator who has been heavily involved in the industry for more than 40 years, including positions as General Manager of a Best Western Inn Motel, Executive Vice President of State Street Associates, and General Manager of AmeriSuites Hotel. He is a former program director/associate professor of hospitality management at a local college, and...

Jonathan A RiveraView profile

ID: 6323976

Mr. Jonathan A Rivera

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Mr. Jonathan Rivera has 17 years of experience in Hotel HR and security. He earned his AA in General Studies from Valencia College and his BS in Occupational Safety from Columbia Southern University. Formerly, this expert served as a Hotel Manager On Duty at Rosen Shingle Creek and as a Safety and Investigations Manager at Rosen Hotels and Resorts, Inc. Currently, this expert is the Director of...

Hotels Expert WitnessView profile


Hotels Expert Witness

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This expert specializes in hotel operations, hospitality industry franchising, management company operations, and guest safety issues. He has more than 40 years of experience in the field. He is a certified hotel administrator. He started his career as the youngest general manager of the Holiday Inn chain at the age of 18. He served as President & CEO of The Equity Hotel Corporation which...

Devin Charles Ballard, MAView profile

ID: 6708651

Mr. Devin Charles Ballard, MA

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Mr. Devin C. Ballard has 33 years of experience in the field of Law Enforcement & Security. He earned his BA in Criminal Justice from Central State University and his MA in Criminal Justice from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Today, this expert is licensed as a Private Investigator and Private Patrolman in the State of Nevada. Formerly, this expert served as a Patrol Officer, Detective,...

Hospitality Management Expert WitnessView profile


Hospitality Management Expert Witness

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This expert has over 30 years of experience in the hospitality and restaurant industry. His experience includes positions at convention hotels in Los Angeles and Washington D.C., as well as management with fortune 500 restaurant companies in major cities throughout the country. He specializes in restaurant and hotel openings and consulting, as well as restaurant operations including safety and...

Bernard Thorpe Halloran, LLB, LLMView profile

ID: 6809760

Mr. Bernard Thorpe Halloran, LLB, LLM

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Mr. Bernard T. Halloran has 52 years of experience in the field of Law. He earned his LLB from Columbia University and his LLM from Georgetown University. He was a Co-Founder of Ocusoft, Inc. and was a Lawyer at his firm, Bernard T. Halloran P.C., for nearly forty years.

Hotel  Restaurant and Hospitality Management Expert WitnessView profile


Hotel Restaurant and Hospitality Management Expert Witness

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This highly qualified expert has over 20 years of experience in the hotel industry. His hotel safety and maintenance experience includes 10 years with Marriott Hotels, Resorts, and Suites in various management positions. This expert was on the opening management team of the San Francisco Marriott, a 1500-room convention hotel. He was honored with the Director of Services of the Year award,...

Daniel C. CoxView profile

ID: 6938256

Mr. Daniel C. Cox

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Mr. Daniel C. Cox has 42 years of experience in the Coffee Industry. He earned his BA from Norwich University and today, he is a licensed Notary Public in the State of Vermont. Formerly, this expert served as the Executive Vice President of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters and as the Vice President of Specialty Coffee Holdings. He currently serves as the Founder and President of Coffee Enterprises...

Hospitality Facilities Maintenance Expert WitnessView profile


Hospitality Facilities Maintenance Expert Witness

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This highly qualified expert currently serves as Director of Facilities at a major casino and hotel. He oversees the facilities maintenance department that is comprised of 100 team members that include 71 EVS attendants, 2 construction & development project managers, 2 waste water technicians, and 20 facilities team members. One of his major accomplishments includes designing, developing, and...

Ron MartinelliView profile

ID: 74270

Dr. Ron Martinelli

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This highly qualified expert has over 22 years of experience as an active police officer and detective and over 35 years of active law enforcement training and consulting experience. He formerly taught forensic science, forensic psychology and criminology courses at various universities in the US. He is a certified force analyst by the Force Science Center and a certified forensic analyst by the...

Nutritional Management Services & Hospitality Expert WitnessView profile


Nutritional Management Services & Hospitality Expert Witness

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New York

This highly qualified expert has extensive experience in Food Safety and Nutritional Management Services. He holds certifications including ServSafe Food Safety Instructor/Proctor; Certified Executive Chef; Certified Culinary Educator; Registered Dietician; as well as a New York State License from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This expert is nationally recognized as a food safety...

Bradley CookView profile

ID: 722457

Mr. Bradley Cook

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This highly-qualified engineering expert earned his BS in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan and his MS in biomedical engineering from Purdue University. He is a licensed professional engineer in Florida and remains active in his field as a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the American Society of Testing and Materials and the American Society of Safety...

Bar and Restaurant Management Expert WitnessView profile


Bar and Restaurant Management Expert Witness

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This expert has 15 years experience in the food and beverage industry. He is a seasoned expert in all aspects of the hospitality world, including but not limited to management, acquisition, development, and financing. He has advanced and overseen the strategic business plans of numerous fine dine, high volume, quick service, and multi-unit food and beverage outlets across the Western United...

Keith ConneryView profile

ID: 13356

Mr. Keith Connery

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This well qualified retail management expert has over 15 years of experience in his field. After earning his BS from the University of New Haven, he went on to hold several leadership roles at The Home Depot including asset protection manager, district asset manager, and then district operations manager. He then went on to serve as an executive team leader at Target. He is currently a divisional...

Restaurant Operations Expert WitnessView profile


Restaurant Operations Expert Witness

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Robert Marcarelli is a well-known and respected chef, manager and restaurant consultant known throughout the Connecticut area. He has over fifteen years of hands-on business experience in restaurants, retail, catering, and the hospitality industry and over 20 years in business management. Robert’s experiences of working in the front and back of the house are what give him the competitive edge...

Hospitality Expert Witness FAQs

What is the role of a hospitality expert witness in legal proceedings?

A hospitality expert witness provides specialized knowledge and insights on industry standards, practices, and procedures in cases involving hotels, restaurants, travel businesses, and other service providers.

What types of cases can a hospitality expert witness handle?

They can handle cases related to food safety, hotel management, customer service disputes, premises liability, alcohol service issues, and more. Their expertise is crucial in resolving these complex matters.

How can a hospitality expert witness help in a personal injury case at a hotel?

They can provide insight into whether the hotel adhered to industry standards for safety and maintenance. Their testimony can establish if negligence occurred leading to the injury.

Are there subspecialties within the field of hospitality expert witnesses?

Yes, some experts specialize in specific areas like food and beverage operations, hotel security, event planning, or travel and tourism. The choice depends on the specifics of your case.

Why is it important to hire a hospitality expert witness with experience in my specific type of case?

An experienced expert will have deep understanding of the nuances related to your case type. This ensures accurate analysis and credible testimony that aligns with your litigation strategy.

How does Expert Institute select its Hospitality expert witnesses?

Expert Institute offers a personalized approach to help you find the highest quality experts. We source actively-practicing professionals who match all your requirements for specialty areas, work experience, litigation history, fee range, certifications, location, and more.

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