RETAIL SAFETY EXPERT WITNESSES

Expert Witness: E-060649
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.
Expert Witness: E-060461
This visual merchandising professional recently served as the Vice President of Visual Merchandising & Store Design for all Carter's and OshKosh B'gosh stores. He held this role from 2007 until 2016 and was responsible for the design and visual merchandising in 400 new stores. He also developed and trained field leaders in store merchandising standards. Previously, the expert served as an Associate Vice President of Visual Merchandising for Victoria's Secret and as the ...
Expert Witness: E-055442
This expert is a specialist in vehicle incursion accidents. He has led studies on how frequently they occur, their common causes, and the most frequent design or construction failures which lead to them. Has worked to create the largest national database for accidents on private property outside of the insurance industry. For almost twenty years, he has worked closely with people in government, industry, academia, and the commercial property/retail market to ...
Expert Witness: E-076849
This retail security professional joined Walmart in 1980 and held increasingly senior loss prevention and security positions until leaving the company in 2016. Most recently, he was the Senior Director of Global Security Services, in charge of managing safety and security of 20,000 employees and 250,000 customers at U.S. locations. The expert is a member of the American Society of Industrial Security's Retail Loss Prevention Council and is an ASIS Certified Protection ...
Expert Witness: E-045034
This expert was employed by USDOL/OSHA for 20 years. Following that federal service, he became a self-employed safety consultant in 1992. He is in the 25th year of that practice. He is the author of a textbook on OSHA and safety regulations. More than 350 of his articles, columns, and Q&As have been published in newsletters, magazines, etc. This expert specializes in hazard recognition and abatement, site inspection, accident/incident investigation, and citation ...
Expert Witness: E-015640
This highly qualified expert was formerly the facilities manager for 17 Target stores for 14 years. His responsibilities for total facility and property management included directing and supervising the Building Services Team, and he was responsible for overall store equipment and store safety. His expertise includes team leading, and safety & building code compliance. He is currently serving as the facilities manager for an industry-leading big-box retail store.
Expert Witness: E-011733
This risk management expert worked for 5 years as a Unit Manager at Avis where he was responsible for fleet operations and inventory. He managed 5 rental locations and is highly familiar with the policies and procedure when leasing an automobile. This expert's risk management experience includes positions as corporate risk manager at H.O. Penn Machinery Company and Senior Manager, Risk and Benefit at a retail group. Currently, this expert is the Corporate Risk Manager ...
Expert Witness: E-008527
This qualified expert has more than 20 years of experience in safety compliance with more than 10 years in managing supermarket and retail location safety. He previously worked at Winn-Dixie Stores as a District Manager and Division Safety Director. He holds several certifications from various associations including the National Association of Safety Professionals and the National Safety Council in Principles of Occupational Safety & Health. He was also formerly acted as ...
Expert Witness: E-009330
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 and BP. As President of BP West Coast Products, LLC and Vice President ...

RETAIL SAFETY EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Seasoned Retail Safety Expert Usurps Role Of Trial Judge RETAIL SAFETY Expert Case

Seasoned Retail Safety Expert Usurps Role Of Trial Judge

…  platform at a Target store. The plaintiff retained a retail architecture and safety expert who opined that Target’s display was defective in design and …

Unsafe Retail Display Injures Customer RETAIL SAFETY Expert Case

Unsafe Retail Display Injures Customer

…  for a customer to hold or position back into place. A retail safety expert was sought to review the case and opine on proper display and …

Child Is Fatally Crushed By Gym Weight In Retail Store Accident RETAIL SAFETY Expert Case

…  a child who was fatally crushed by a gym weight in a retail department store. The child was roughhousing in the fitness section of …  succumbed to his injuries in the hospital. An expert in retail operations was sought to review the standards for displaying and selling …

Supermarket Spill Severly Injures Mother and Infant RETAIL SAFETY Expert Case

Supermarket Spill Severly Injures Mother and Infant

This case involves a mother who slipped and fell at a supermarket while shopping with a 3-month-old infant. The infant was in a carrier on the mother’s person. Before the woman had come into the store, an associate had recently unloaded several cases of bo …

Negligent Security Blamed For Violent Mugging In Retail Store RETAIL SAFETY Expert Case

…  involves a woman who followed a female patron into a retail department store from the parking lot. The woman stalked the patron …  by rescue personnel to the hospital. Although the retail store had cameras to monitor store patrons, it was later discovered that …  was sought to speak about the store’s failure to provide safety to patrons despite a foreseeable risk of criminal …

Woman Loses Toe In Retail Store Escalator Accident RETAIL SAFETY Expert Case

Woman Loses Toe In Retail Store Escalator Accident

…  not regularly inspected which lead to a range of potential safety risks. An expert in escalator design and maintenance was sought to …

Child Slips On Mixed Surface Flooring In Department Store RETAIL SAFETY Expert Case

This case involves a child who suffered a traumatic brain injury after a slip and fall incident in a department store. The child was running in the kitchen and bath section of the store which had combination flooring. From the base of the main aisle inward …

Grocery Store Staff Fail To Promptly Clear Spill RETAIL SAFETY Expert Case

Grocery Store Staff Fail To Promptly Clear Spill

This case involves an elderly man with poor vision who was seriously injured from a fall in a grocery store. A group of rowdy children had dropped a gallon of milk and maintenance employees had been made aware of the spill, however no one had come …

Toddler Seriously Injured By Improperly Stacked Boxes At Large Retailer RETAIL SAFETY Expert Case

…  case involves a toddler at a large bix box retail store who wandered into an aisle where boxes were being unloaded. There …  injuries and subsequent brain damage. An expert in retail safety was sought to discuss best practices for stacking, leaving stacks of …