Security Expert Witness Services



"The touchstone for the creation of a duty is foreseeability. A duty of care arises out of circumstances in which there is a likelihood that particular acts or omissions will cause harm or injury"
-Lowery V. Horvath (699 S. W. 2nd Mo. Banc. 1985)

Whether you represent plaintiff or defendant, the early use of a qualified security consultant can be invaluable in analyzing the strengths and weaknesses of your case, while offering protection and confidentiality under Federal Rule 26 (b) (4).

The subsequent and most effective strategy in utilizing consultant or designated expert witness should be informed by the specific fact patterns of your case, coupled with the practical experience of your chosen expert witness.

J. R. Roberts, Security Expert WitnessMy name is J. R. Roberts, and I am frequently retained as a consultant, or designated as a security expert witness by attorneys across the United States.

Please feel free to review my Curriculum Vitae, read the comments of your colleagues and peers who have used my services, and browse the on-line publications here at my web site.

Offering 35 years of practical experience, I am always happy to discuss your case. An initial consultation is both free and confidential. If after our conversation I feel I am not the "right" security expert witness for you and your client, I will not hesitate to tell you so and to refer you to any number of colleagues better suited to your needs.

For a free case consultation, Contact us.
Our Fee Schedule and Expert Services Agreement is here.

A partial list of venues where I have provided consultation, affidavit, deposition, and/or trial expert witness testimony includes the following:

Shopping Centers : To include all configurations. Strip, Power, Outlet, Regional, & Super Regional.
Private & Contract Security/Guard Services: Adequacy of Retention and Hiring, Training, Supervision, Deployment, & Response.
Workplace Violence
Retail/Loss Prevention
Convenience Stores
Office Complexes
Parking Lots
Dram Shops
Apartment Complexes
Hospital/Nursing Facilities
HUD and Section 8 Housing Facilities

A Sampling of Client Comments:

“I absolutely recommend Mr. Roberts, who we have retained (after firing our other expert) this time for a nightclub/bar homicide defense.”
James A. Buck, Esq.
Rollins Smalkin Richards and Mackie
Baltimore, Maryland


“J. R.- You were “solid as a rock” in our case and really helped contribute to a great outcome. Stay in touch and I hope we work together again.”
John Scanlon, Esq.
The Healy Firm
Chicago, Illinois


“I appreciate all of your hard work on this case and I certainly enjoyed working with you. I hope we have the opportunity to work together again in the future.”
Michael L. Mansfield, Esq.
Rainey Kizer Reviere & Bell
Memphis, Tennessee


"J. R.: It was an absolute pleasure getting to know you and working with you on this matter. Your expertise and professionalism were apparent from our initial phone conversation over a year ago, and your accessibility and responsiveness were unparalleled as we worked through this difficult case. I hope we have the opportunity to work together again in the future."

Jason P. Roth, Esq.
Copley Roth & Wilson
Overland Park, Kansas

"J. R.: I wanted to thank you again for your help in this matter. Your trial appearance "knocked it out of the park" A defense verdict in 30 minutes! My client was ecstatic and I look forward to working with you again"

David R. Finlay, Esq.
Law Offices of Robert A. Dalessio
Tampa, Florida

"J. R.: "Thanks- I appreciate your patience, good humor, and last minute trial appearance. I thought you should know that we won the case for the plaintiff and that the jury gave us 2.9 million dollars in punitive damages.

Stephen B. Millin, Esq.
Kansas City, Missouri

"Thank you for all of your hard work. You did a great job at trial and I look forward to working with you again in the future"

Christopher Dunn, Esq.
DeCaro Siciliano Gallagher & DeBlasis
Bowie, Maryland

"Mr. Broom wanted me to tell you that on behalf of the entire firm, we are grateful to you for your really extraordinary efforts in this case. Your contributions were invaluable. We look forward to working with you again, and happily recommend you to all."

Renee Hammel
Haralson Miller Pitt Feldman & McAnally
Tucson, Arizona

"Thank you for your time and attention in this matter. I really appreciate your professional effort and wisdom"

Kathleen Shannon Glancy
Wilmington, North Carolina

"I cannot thank you enough for the excellent job you did on the case. I also truly appreciate you taking the time to explain Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design."

John Neumann Hickey, Esq.
Media Pennsylvania

"Thanks again for your help. The case settled at mediation. I will certainly be sending more work your way."

Gary F. Baumann, Esq.
Fulmer LeRoy Albee Baumann & Glass
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

The following exchange is quoted from a recent E-Mail discussion group on TrialSmith:

Q: "Is anyone able to recommend a good expert for a negligent security case?"

A: "I like J. R. Roberts out of Savannah, Georgia. We've used him a number of times. He does a nice job with reports and makes a truly solid expert witness at trial."

Jeffrey "Jack" Gordon"
Maney & Gordon
Tampa, Florida

"Your demeanor and direct approach is my style of expert. I felt very comfortable with you and look forward to working with you again"

G. Richard Wilson, Esq.
Cincinnati, Ohio

"We just received word last week that the court granted our motion for summary judgment. This is a remarkable result given that the Superior Court for the District of Columbia, where the case was pending, denies almost all such motions. Your consultation and Affidavit were instrumental to this favorable result. Thank you again."

James Mehigan, Esq.
Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker

"Please add my name to your list of endorsements. I am only to happy to suggest you to others. Your work on this case was extremely helpful and I look forward to working with you again."

Leo J. Carmody, Esq.
Armstrong Allen. P.C.
Jackson, Mississippi

"Mr. Roberts: Enclosed please find a copy of my letter to a colleague recommending your services in a workplace homicide case he has. I want to thank you again for the invaluable services you provided on our case, and look forward to working with you again."

Kelly D. Hancock
Krupnick Campbell Malone Roselli Buser Slama
Hancock McNelis Liberman & McKee

" J. R.: Thank you again for your extraordinary work on this case. You made a difference. You are clearly a good man with a good heart, and I know we will work together again."

Sylvester "Sly" James
The Sly James Firm
Mr. James is now Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri

"I am writing to let you know that your participation in this case led to a successful conclusion. Our office is handling more and more of these types of premise liability cases. I will not hesitate to call on you again.

Valerie Herbert
Ricketts & Travis

"Your hard work "cracked" the case. I am very pleased with the results for my client and will call on you again"

James H. Fisher, Esq.
Hall Booth Smith & Slover
Atlanta, Georgia

"I wanted to thank you for your work on the case. Part of me really wanted to go to trial, but my client was very relieved and pleased. She asked that I also thank you for your fine work. A great result for all."

William Kenneth C. Dippel, Esq.
Dippel & Davis
Houston, Texas

J. R. Roberts has been retained as an security expert witness by both Plaintiffs and Defendants, provided affidavit, been deposed, provided trial testimony, and designated as an expert by attorneys across the country:

District of Columbia
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
South Carolina
West Virginia


Security Questions?

For more information, assistance, or a free consultation, Call our office at
(912) 441-2059, or

J. R. Roberts
Security Strategies
PO Box 279
Balsam, North Carolina

(912) 441-2059


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