EXPERT WITNESS SPECIALTY INDEX
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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...
Restaurant Economics Expert Witness | New York
This expert is currently the Founder/Co-Owner of a privately held restaurant development company which employs more than 3000 people in the state of New York. The fast food component includes 21 fast food restaurants and 46 casual dining restaurants. It is one of the largest franchise groups in the casual dining franchise chain and overall the 81st largest restaurants franchise company in the...
Food Facilities Expert Witness | Iowa
This highly qualified expert has over 25 years of experience in food service consulting with over 15 years of experience in foodservice distribution and operations management. He holds an A.A. in Foodservice Management from Iowa State University. A member of both the Foodservice Consultants Society International and the Construction Specifications Institute, he has published a book on food...
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,...
Restaurant Maintenance Expert Witness | Washington
This highly qualified expert earned her BA in Government & International Relations from Clark University and has been serving in facilities management for approximately 8 years. She has held various facilities management positions, starting as a facilities representative and working her way up to management. She formerly served as a Facilities Representative with Starbucks, a Facilities...
Private Club General Management Expert Witness | Virginia
This experienced hospitality expert has spent 35+ years working in hotel, resort, food/beverage, and country club settings. He earned the Grand Diploma from Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and also completed additional hospitality coursework at Cornell University. The expert has held many different roles at hotels and resorts, including positions as the Director of Catering and the Director of Food and...
Restaurant Management Expert Witness | Texas
This expert has accumulated over 35 years of experience in the restaurant business and has spent the last seven years as a consultant for the restaurant and bar industries, having worked with over 100 different restaurant, bar and hotel establishments in south and central Texas. This expert has knowledge and is comfortable in all phases of the restaurant & bar industry and developed...
Bar and Restaurant Management Expert Witness | California
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...
Food Service Professional Expert Witness | New York
This food service professional has a tremendous degree of expertise in multi-unit operations, cafe design and unit flow, having worked in establishments ranging from large multi-unit food operations to small boutique restaurants and beachside bars. For several years he served as the general manager of beach bars on Long Island and currently operates a 140 seat sports pub in the New York metro...
Restaurant Operations Expert Witness | Connecticut
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. Robertâ€™s experiences of working in the front and back of the house are what give him the competitive edge...
Restaurant Operations Expert Witness | Texas
This expert on Resturant Operations has 34 years of experience in all segments of the hospitality industry. He obtained his BS in Hospitality from Florida International University and held various managerial positions as well as director positions for a Pizza Chains before moving on to more senior positions in the Food and Beverage Industry. He currently works as the Director of Operations at a...
Resturant Operations Expert Witness | Florida
This restaurant industry expert has 30+ years of experience in hospitality. He earned a B.S. in Restaurant Management from the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration and an M.B.A. in Hospitality from Lynn University. His experience ranges from corporate training to independent entrepreneurship. Presently he operates a thriving consulting buesiness and currently serves as the Lead...
Restaurants Foodservice Management Training Expert Witness | California
This expert is the owner of a premier Restaurant and Foodservice consultancy that provides Management Advisory Services. He has expansive industry knowledge and tight focus on restaurant fundamentals obtaining positive performance results for clientâ€™s, independents, regional and national chains and start-up concepts. Additionally, he is a Host and Co-Host for several popular food shows.
Dr. Gary Vallen
This expert is a seasoned hospitality industry operator with over 40 years of experience. He holds a BS in hotel administration from the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, an MBA from the University of Nevada at Reno. He then went on to earn his doctorate in educational leadership with an emphasis in hotel and restaurant management at Northern Arizona University. This expert has served on the...
Mr. Brian McDonough
Mr. Brian McDonogh has over 24 years of experience in the field of Human Resources, specializing in Restaurants. He earned his BA in Business Management and Human Resources from the University of Phoenix and his MA in Organizational Development from Chapman University. Formerly, this expert served as the Regional Human Resources and Training Manager and as the Senior Director of Human Resources...
Dr. Joel Peter Feigenheimer, PhD
Dr. Joel Feigenheimer has over 30 years of experience in the Hospitality industry. He earned his AAS in Restaurant Management from the State University of New York Delhi, his BS in Restaurant Management from Cornell University, his MBA from Lynn University, and a PhD in Business Administration from Northcentral University. Today this expert is a Certified Concession Manager by the National...
April 5, 2021
Lawyers for struggling restaurants trying to stay afloat during the COVID-19 restrictions will be happy to learn about two recent insurance claim...Read more
January 24, 2022
This case involves a ten-year-old boy who was playing in the play area of a fast food hamburger restaurant. The boy was playing on the cross bars as...Read more
January 7, 2022
This case involves a waitress in a Pennsylvania restaurant who was required to work overtime hours. The owner of the restaurant required the waitress...Read more
January 7, 2022
A products liability/consumer product safety expert witness for the defense discusses a case involving a fast-food patron who was injured when a...Read more
January 10, 2022
This case involves a wheelchair-bound woman who was severely injured when her chair toppled over an unmarked step-down inside a casino. The woman was...Read more
January 10, 2022
This case involves a woman who was injured at a chain restaurant. She tripped on a commercial mat at the restaurant causing her to fall back and hit...Read more