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Hotel expert witnesses specialize in a variety of fields, including hospitality management, hotel operations, food and beverage management, hotel safety, and hotel valuation. Some of the most common specialties also include hotel franchising, hotel finance, hotel marketing, hotel security, and hotel real estate. They have provided opinions on the effects of negligent security, premises liability, alcohol liability, food safety issues, and hotel industry standards.

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Lance Robinson Foster, CSCView profile

ID: 64372

Mr. Lance Robinson Foster, CSC

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 Witness | New YorkView profile


Hotels and Restaurants Expert Witness | 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

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...

Hospitality Expert Witness | VirginiaView profile


Hospitality Expert Witness | Virginia

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...

Jonathan A RiveraView profile

ID: 6323976

Mr. Jonathan A Rivera

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...

Hospitality Expert Witness | IllinoisView profile


Hospitality Expert Witness | Illinois

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...

Devin Charles Ballard, MAView profile

ID: 6708651

Mr. Devin Charles Ballard, MA

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,...

Hotels Expert Witness | FloridaView profile


Hotels Expert Witness | Florida

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...

Mahmood KhanView profile

ID: 27814

Prof. Mahmood Khan

This expert has over 40 years of experience teaching restaurant management and conducting research in his field. He earned his BS from A.P Agricultural University in India before moving on to earn both his MS and PhD from Louisiana State University. The expert is a registered dietitian by the American Dietetic Association as well as a member of multiple professional organizations, including the...


Hospitality Management Expert Witness | VirginiaView profile


Hospitality Management Expert Witness | Virginia

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...

Michael ChengView profile

ID: 28011

Dr. Michael Cheng

This highly qualified expert has over 20 years of experience in restaurant and hospitality management. He received his BS in restaurant and foodservice administration and his MS in nutritional science & dietetics from the University of Nebraska. He then went on to complete his PhD in hospitality management at Iowa State University. This expert is certified as a hospitality educator by the...


Hotel  Restaurant and Hospitality Management Expert Witness | MichiganView profile


Hotel Restaurant and Hospitality Management Expert Witness | Michigan

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,...

Michael TerryView profile

ID: 28867

Mr. Michael Terry

This highly qualified hospitality management expert has over 30 years of experience in his field. He earned his BS in business administration from Ohio State University, MBA from Southern Illinois University, and his PhD in international business from Barry University. In addition, he is a member of the National Restaurant Association and is a certified hospitality senior trainer. Formerly, he...


Hotel Management and Maintenance Expert Witness | New JerseyView profile


Hotel Management and Maintenance Expert Witness | New Jersey

This expert has more than 20 years of hospitality and guest ranch experience, having served as the General Manager of properties including airport hotels, boutique hotels, and outdoor camping resorts. The National Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds awarded his facility with the Campground of the Year award in 2016.

Hospitality Expert Witness | New YorkView profile


Hospitality Expert Witness | New York

This expert in Hotel Management has extensive experience as a senior executive in premier hospitality organizations with national, international, and local responsibilities. He received a BS in Hospitality from Penn State University and an MS in Hospitality from NYU. He is a member of numerous professional societies. The expert has served in a number of management positions at independent hotels,...


Hotel & Resort Management Expert Witness | FloridaView profile


Hotel & Resort Management Expert Witness | Florida

This highly qualified expert has experience managing properties including resorts, hotels, and condos. His experience includes all operational aspects of reorganizing, quality control, risk management, and project management. He is particularly experienced in hospitality safety, and has dealt with issues ranging from slip and falls to hurricanes. He is a member of associations such as SKAL...

Hospitality Expert Witness | NevadaView profile


Hospitality Expert Witness | Nevada

This highly qualified expert has extensive experience in the field of hospitality. He has held several distinguished positions overseeing the food and beverage division of many renowned hotels and hotel chains, including Caesars Palace, the MGM Grand, W Hotels, Hilton Worldwide, and Hyatt Hotels. He has served as a consultant for multiple hotel chains and managed hotel openings for hotels such as...


Hotel Expert Witness FAQs

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

A hotel expert witness provides specialized knowledge about hotel operations, safety standards, and industry practices to assist in court cases or disputes.

In what types of cases can a hotel expert witness provide valuable insight?

Hotel expert witnesses are often involved in personal injury claims, premises liability cases, employment disputes, and contract disagreements within the hospitality industry.

Can a hotel expert witness help with cases involving food poisoning or bed bug infestations?

Yes. These experts can testify on matters like hygiene standards, pest control protocols, and other related issues that may lead to such incidents.

Are there subspecialties within the field of hotel expert witnessing?

Yes. Some experts specialize in areas like hotel security, food service management, housekeeping standards, or hospitality law.

How can a hotel expert witness contribute to a wrongful termination case within the hospitality industry?

They can provide insights into standard hiring/firing practices, employee treatment, and whether any laws were violated during the termination process.

How does Expert Institute select its Hotel 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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