... throughout the United States and the Caribbean
Forensic Litigation / Expert Consulting Services
Since 1992 Ralph Witherspoon has consulted to numerous business and government clients in security prevention measures; plus, as a forensic security consultant, over 300 attorneys who were handling premises security liability (inadequate / negligent security) cases, and/or intentional tort (use of force by security officers or "bouncers"). His testimony has been accepted in numerous state and federal courts throughout the country. In recent years he has been retained in increasing numbers of "high stakes" personal injury or wrongful death cases involving claims of assault and battery, excessive force by security personnel, inadequate or no security training, policies procedures or supervision, or failing to protect guests.
Currently, Ralph concentrates his practice in consulting to plaintiff and defense attorneys handling cases involving violent crimes, especially in the:
- HOSPITALITY industry:
- Bars/taverns/lounges/nightclubs (including gentleman's clubs), plus their parking facilities. Ralph has consulted on over 75 litigation cases involving these type facilities.
Note: We also consult directly to bar and club owners on their existing or proposed security (service not available in Nevada)
Parking lots / garage facilities, either stand alone or associated with retail facilities such as malls, or especially with bars and nightclubs. Over the years Ralph has consulted on well over 100 such cases.
Ralph has also assisted or consulted consulted on over 300 premises security litigation / mediation / arbitration cases of all types in over 35 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands; and he has also testified at deposition or trial in Arizona, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming. Ralph has also been qualified and/or testified in United States District Courts in Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio and Puerto Rico.