Retail Store Expert Witnesses

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Retail store expert witnesses specialize in a variety of fields, including retail management, customer service, loss prevention, merchandising, and store safety. Some of the most common specialties among these experts also include inventory control, retail pricing, store operations, product placement, and retail technology. They have provided opinions on the effects of customer injuries, theft and fraud prevention, employee training, store policies and procedures, and retail industry standards.

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Tim test WieseView profile

ID: 6072850

Mr. Tim test Wiese

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...

Retail Planning, Merchandising, and Operations Expert Witness | WashingtonView profile


Retail Planning, Merchandising, and Operations Expert Witness | Washington

This qualified expert earned his BS in business economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He has extensive experience in the field of retail planning, merchandising, and operations, with expertise in both brick and mortar and online retail and full price and off price products, as well as in-depth knowledge of all financial operations inside retailers as well as with external...

Bradley CookView profile

ID: 722457

Mr. Bradley Cook

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...

Retail Gasoline and Convenience Store Industry Expert Witness | CaliforniaView profile


Retail Gasoline and Convenience Store Industry Expert Witness | California

This expert specializes in gas station and convenience store operations, management, and safety, with specific focus on site valuations, operating procedures, capital and expense management. He earned a BS in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University and a MBA in Finance from Drexel University. He has 37 years of experience in the downstream petroleum refining and marketing industry with ARCO...

Keith ConneryView profile

ID: 13356

Mr. Keith Connery

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...

Jewelry Appraisal Expert Witness | CaliforniaView profile


Jewelry Appraisal Expert Witness | California

This highly qualified and experience gemologist is a Graduate Gemologist (GG) from the Gemological Institute of America and an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) with the American Society Appraisers. He is one of the few Master Gemologist Appraisers in the U.S. He has served as an expert witness in many high profile cases and observes the Code of Ethics of the American Society of Appraisers and...

Rose BalderianView profile

ID: 15835

Ms. Rose Balderian

This expert has over 15 years of retail visual merchandising experience. She received her AA in visual communications from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. She worked as Club Monaco's visual manager before becoming DFS Galleria's visual merchandising manager for over a decade. She is the founder of a visual merchandising consultancy in northern California. In this role, she...

Retail Industry & Management Expert Witness | CaliforniaView profile


Retail Industry & Management Expert Witness | California

This highly qualified expert has been responsible for hiring and training thousands of people and dozens of service providers for the companies that he has been in charge of and he has 20+ years of experience with big box retail establishments. He has been trained at Stanford University and at the Harvard Negotiation Institute and is a Director at the National Retail Federation. He is the former...

Christopher UlaneView profile

ID: 15898

Mr. Christopher Ulane

This highly qualified expert has expensive experience in retail management. Formerly, he served as the senior merchandise manager at Bass Pro Shops. Currently, he is the store and operations manager at Dick's Sporting Goods.

Retail Safety Expert Witness | ArkansasView profile


Retail Safety Expert Witness | Arkansas

This expert specializes in safety/loss prevention, training and facility maintenance, safety program design & development, and retail management. He has more than 20 years of experience serving with retail/wholesale industry leaders, including The Home Depot, Sears, Kohl's, and C&S Wholesale Grocers. Currently, this expert is the owner of a private retail safety consulting firm.

Christina LarsonView profile

ID: 16768

Ms. Christina Larson

This expert on retail safety obtained her BS in marketing from Florida State University. She has over 10 years managing various aspects of retail safety including operating standards for restaurant and several years as a business owner of a large garden center.

Mattress Industry Expert Witness | ArizonaView profile


Mattress Industry Expert Witness | Arizona

This expert in mattress and sleep product manufacturing has more than 30 years of experience in the field. He earned his BA in political science from Williams College and has completed courses through the MBA program at Babson College and the Harvard University Extension Program. He has served in executive roles for multiple sleep product manufacturers, including as president at Serta, as...

Karla BakersmithView profile

ID: 17690

Ms. Karla Bakersmith

This expert has nearly 2 decades of experience running her medical apparel company. She graduated from Southeast Missouri State University before working as a buyer in several departments for the Famous Barr division of May Company. Afterward, she worked for over a decade as the vice president of merchandising and marketing for Life Uniform. She is now the CEO of one of the largest retailers of...

Industrial Design Expert Witness | New YorkView profile


Industrial Design Expert Witness | New York

This expert is an industrial designer with over 50 years of experience in the field. His expertise ranges from retail store planning and product management to exhibits and design management. He earned his BA in industrial design from Pratt Institute and is active in his field as a member of the Industrial Designers Society of America and the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. For many years,...

Quintin WilliamsView profile

ID: 19239

Mr. Quintin Williams

This highly qualified footwear designer earned his BFA in industrial design at the Savannah College of Art and Design. He has designed for multiple professional athletes in the NBA, WNBA, NFL, and MLB. He has formerly held positions as the lead footwear designer at Power Force Apparel and PEAK Sports USA. In addition, he has designed a sandal brand that has been placed on He...

Retail Store Management Expert Witness | MassachusettsView profile


Retail Store Management Expert Witness | Massachusetts

This highly qualified expert has extensive experience in retail store management. She earned her BS in consumer, apparel, and retail studies from the University of North Carolina Greensboro with a concentration in apparel product design. She has formerly worked for companies such as Target and Anthropologie. While with Target, she held such roles as senior team leader of guest experience and...


James A DionView profile

ID: 19750

Mr. James A Dion

This expert has over 40 years of experience in the retail space. He holds a BS and an MS in psychology from Chicago State University and a PhD in industrial psychology and marketing from the Illinois Institute of Technology. He is a member of the National Retail Federation, and he routinely speaks at retail meetings and has published several books. In the past, he has served as the national sales...

James MalackowskiView profile

ID: 21851

Mr. James Malackowski

This expert has been involved with IP litigation and valuation consulting for over 30 years. He has extensive professional and personal experience with the IP process and personally holds over 20 U.S. patents. This expert has received numerous honors and awards for his work in the IP space, including being named as one of “The Most Influential People in IP”. Prior to his current position as...

Sofia Lamaj BerishaView profile

ID: 22192

Ms. Sofia Lamaj Berisha

This highly qualified expert has over 20 years of retail experience. She received her BA from Baruch College and has served as a general manager, senior operations manager, senior general manager, and supervisor at a number of GAP Inc. locations across New York. She currently is the operations specialist and stage manager of a retail store in New York City.

Matthew VickersView profile

ID: 22266

Mr. Matthew Vickers

This expert on retail safety has over 15 years of experience in the retail industry. He obtained his BA in criminology from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania and is a member of the Retail Loss Prevention Community. He began his career in loss protection but then moved into a safety role, including 9 years as the safety manager of a Lowe's Home Improvement. He is currently an independent...

Retail Store Expert Witness FAQs

What is the role of a retail store expert witness?

A retail store expert witness provides specialized knowledge in court cases involving retail operations, including safety standards, loss prevention, merchandising, and customer service.

In what types of cases can a retail store expert witness be beneficial?

These experts are often called upon in personal injury cases, slip and fall incidents, employee disputes, or any case involving retail store operations and procedures.

What subspecialties exist within the field of retail store expert witnesses?

Subspecialties may include grocery stores, department stores, convenience stores, and specialty retailers. Each has unique operational standards and practices.

How can a retail store expert witness help in a slip-and-fall case?

They can provide insight into whether the store followed proper safety protocols and maintenance schedules that could have prevented the incident.

Why is it important to hire an expert with experience specific to my type of retail store?

Different types of retail stores have different standards and practices. An expert familiar with your specific type of store will provide the most relevant and credible testimony.

How does Expert Institute select its Retail Store 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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