HOSPITALITY EXPERT WITNESSES

Expert Witness: E-412240
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 the W Fort Lauderdale and the Westin Diplomat. Currently, he serves at the ...
Expert Witness: E-500056
This qualified expert has nearly 30 years of experience in hospitality management and golf operations. He received his BS in accounting from St. Joseph's University and his MPS in applied statistics from Hodges University. He also completed coursework in supervisory management at the Wharton School of Business and a master's level course in operations management at the University of Wisconsin. He is quite active in his field, having conducted golf research, authored ...
Expert Witness: E-185759
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 International and ARDA and is currently a board member of the Cocoa Beach Visitor ...
Expert Witness: E-107523
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, HEI Hotels, and Sheraton/Starwood Hotels. He is currently an Adjunct ...
Expert Witness: E-019899
This expert has 37 years of experience in the field of Hospitality and Restaurants. He earned his BS at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and his MA in Social Psychology at San Diego State University. He is a member of the New York State Restaurant Association and has written articles for several restaurant and hospitality publications. He currently holds academic appointments as a Faculty Instructor of Culinary Management at a Culinary School in New York, and as an ...
Expert Witness: E-156926
This expert restaurant consultant has a wealth of experience as a professional chef and restaurant manager with varied experience in both New York City and the Caribbean. For several years, she owned and operated a successful restaurant and bar on St John in the US Virgin Islands and later operated a number of high volume restaurants in New York, including Le Pain Quotidien. She currently works as a freelance consultant and SCORE Mentor
Expert Witness: E-169404
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.
Expert Witness: E-071429
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 seafood restaurant company.
Expert Witness: E-157104
This expert earned his Ph.D in Hospitality and Tourism Management at Purdue University. His research interests focus on the areas technology and foodservice; he has successfully published works in Hospitality Review Journal and Journal of Foodservice Business Research. His teaching experience include food and beverage management and hospitality management.
Expert Witness: E-156315
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 in our consulting field. Those skills, and specifically, his passion for ...
Expert Witness: E-073038
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 States. Prior to founding his hospitality consulting firm, he was with Paramount ...
Expert Witness: E-035273
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 trainer operating certification classes and "Third-party Audits" throughout New ...

HOSPITALITY EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Hotel Premises Liability Case Prompts Debate Over Industry Maintenance Standards HOSPITALITY Expert Case

…  for maintenance, plumbing, and engineering in the hospitality industry. The Expert The plaintiff’s hotel management …  organizational behavior. He had also been employed in the hospitality industry for 30+ years and had held positions including manager, …

Resort Tampers With Evidence Of Sexual Assault HOSPITALITY Expert Case

Resort Tampers With Evidence Of Sexual Assault

This case involves a woman who was allegedly sexually assaulted at a resort in New Mexico. The woman was checking into the resort late in the evening and was escorted to her room by a male bellhop. Security video footage showed the woman and the bellhop l …

Insufficient Security Blamed For Assault At Hotel Franchise Location HOSPITALITY Expert Case

This case involves a hotel patron that was assaulted by an intruder that posed as a property repairman. The hotel in question was a franchise location that did not have a policy in place that mandated check-in staff verify the identity of contractors perfo …

Hotel Management Experts Opine on Negligent Response to Medical Emergency HOSPITALITY Expert Case

This case involves a middle-aged man who suffered a serious brain injury while staying in a hotel. On the date of the incident in question, the man checked in to the hotel in the morning, and planned to stay in the room by himself for several days while at …

Hotel Guest is Seriously Injured by Folding Shower Seat HOSPITALITY Expert Case

This case involves a man who was seriously injured after an accident in the bathtub in his hotel room in Washington. The man, who suffered from impaired mobility due to muscular dystrophy, was given a hotel room that was customized to ADA recommendations …

Hotel Patron Suffers Skull Fracture After Fall in Shower HOSPITALITY Expert Case

Hotel Patron Suffers Skull Fracture After Fall in Shower

This case involves a female hotel guest who suffered a serious injury due to a defect in her room’s shower. On the date of the incident in question, the woman had checked into her room at a well-known hotel chain in anticipation of a business conference th …

Man Suffers Significant Injuries After Fall in Hotel Bathroom HOSPITALITY Expert Case

This case involves a man who was staying at a high-end hotel chain while on business in southern California. During his first night in the hotel, the man went to use the shower, where he noted the unusually slippery nature of the tub’s surface. The tub was …

Country Club Management Expert Evaluates Slip and Fall Injury During Club Event HOSPITALITY Expert Case

This case involves an injury that occurred during a soccer game at a country club. The game was just one event in a larger “field day” held by the club each year, which comprised a number of other events, including an augmented reality game for fans. Despi …