USE OF FORCE

  • May 2002, appointed Expert Witness, Federal RICO Case Prison Gangs in re: Cervantes, Henry US District Court, Northern California San Francisco Division, Attorney John Phillipsborn office number 415-771-3801 Northern California San Francisco Division, Attorney John Phillipsborn office number 415-771-3801. Case concluded in favor of Defendant Cervantes gang charges dropped
  • *Deposition testimony. August 2002, appointed Expert Witness Federal Civil Case number CV-01-6375-RJK JWJ (Ex) Darden & Curls, Inc. Los Angeles, CA v Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department in negligence case resulting in serious injury to inmate(s). Attorney Nichelle D. Jones office number 213-296-4434.  Case settled in favor of Plaintiff's.
  • Federal Rule 26 Report prepared. January 2005, retained by Attorney Peter Swarth, Expert Witness Federal Civil Case No. EDCV 02-1348 RT, vs. San Bernardino County Sheriff's Dept. In-Custody Excessive Use of Force. Telephone 323-850-0300.  Case concluded in favor of Plaintiff.
  • Prepared Federal Rule 26 report. May 2005, retained as Corrections expert for Colorado Federal Civil Case no. 03-M-617 (MJW), Use of Force case. Attorney David Lane telephone no. 303-571-1000.  Case settled in favor of Plaintiff.
  • May 2005, retained expert witness in Sacramento County Jail case involving Jail operations/policies of treatment of Transgender inmates resulting in rape of one Defendant; attorney Robert Masuda, telephone no. 916-391-3400.  Case-status case settle in favor of plaintiff.
  • August 2005, retained as expert witness for the Imperial County sheriff's Department, in the Southern District of California case No. 03 CV 1726 IEG (BLM) by attorney Mike Perez Law firm of Perez & Wilson, charges of excessive force; telephone 619-702-8044, case work concluded unable to assist in defense.
  • *Testified expert-witness/Federal Rule 26 Report submitted. September 2005, retained as Corrections Consultant Federal CV case No. CV01-10509-CJC (MLGX), Sanders vs. De Los Santos et al, Deliberate Indifference, Use of Force-excessive force, CDC-R inmate Maurice Dion Sanders; Law firm, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Attorney's Robyn Bladow & Becca Wahlquist, 213-680-8634.  Deposition testimony 5/2006. Case on going-2006. Jury found for Plaintiff-Deliberate Indifference charges against CDC-R.
  • September 2005, retained as expert witness, unlawful/excessive use of force in custody, Plaintiff Richard Eric Heller; Nevada State Federal Court Case No. CV-N-04-0165-LRH (RAM), Attorney Marc Picker, 775-324-4533.  Case settled in favor of Plaintiff.
  • April 2006, retained expert witness Federal 1983 Civil Case Excessive Force Case Melvin E. Watters Vs. Jesse S. Rincon, No. C 02-2199 JSW (PR) USA District Court Northern District of California San Francisco Division, Attorney Keven Fitzgerald, Sheila Pierce, telephone 650-849-4424650-849-4424 . Prepared Federal Rule 26 Report. Case settled in favor of Plaintiff.
  • May 2007, retained as expert witness in behalf of the Merced County Sheriff's Department/Corrections Division to defend the Sheriff's Office from allegations of excessive force by staff against an arrestee. Law Firm of Mason, Robbins, Browning & Godwin telephone contact No. 209-383-9334.  Client accepted favorable case settlement.
  • *Testimony/Deposition 1/2008. Retained expert witness October 2007, Damon D. Evans v. Alameida, et. al., USDC Eastern District of California Case No. CIV S-022202 GEB KJM P, Excessive Use of Force, Law Firm US Davis School of Law, Civil Rights Clinic Baraa Kahf, certified Law Clerk, 530-754-5440.   Case concluded in favor of defendants.
  • Retained January 2008, expert witness Merced County Sheriff's Office Case No. 149359, allegations of Excessive Force, attorney James Stone Deputy County Counsel, telephone 209-385-7564.  Case settled in favor of the Merced County Sheriff's Dept.
  • Retained expert witness February 2008 by the Center for Capital Assistance San Francisco, CA telephones: Cell 415-722-5662/Office 415-585-1800-contact person Scharlette Holdman, representing Client David Matlin, ANGOLA State Penitentiary, LA, capital offense and charges of excessive force/failure to follow prison policy. Case still pending 2009.  New attorney appointed to litigation 2012.
  • Retained expert witness February 2008, USDC Eastern District of California Saramento Case No. 2:06-cv-00280 LKK/GGH, Client Javaris Marquez Tubbs vs. Sacramento County Sheriiff's Department Excessive Use of Force. Attorney UC Davis School of Law Civil Rights Clinic C/O Prof. Carter C. White, telephone no. 530-752-5440/e-mail: ccwhite@ucdavis.edu.
  • Retained expert witness, August 2008, San Diego County Public Defenders' Office San Diego County Superior County case Peo. vs. Lexter Almagro, RJ Donovan SP Sexual Assualt by Force case. Attorney J. Luis Guerreo telephnone no. 619-338-4700. Case work concluded.
  • Retained expert witness March 2007 Edward Joe/John Doe vs. State of Alaska DOC Case No. 4BE-07-27-CI, Client Edward Joe, Conditions of Confinement/Failure to ensure Safety of prisoners'. Law Firm Powers & Brown telephone no. 907-543-4700.   Case concluded with settlement agreement. in favor of clients.
  • **Testified 2011. *Deposition October 2008. Retained expert witness September 2008, Orange County Superior Court Case No. 07CC06299/Client Rodney Ray Verna, v. Orange County SO Excessive Use of Force (Civil). Attorney David M. Nisson, telephone 714-730-2171/Fax 714-730-2195. Case on-going to 2011. Jury verdict in favor of Plaintiff with monetary award.
  • Retained expert witness August 2009. Client: Freda Aloysius v. Alaska DOC sexual assualt while in custody by DOC Staff. Law Firm of Power & Brown Bethel, Alaska, telephone contact No. 907-543-4700.   Case settlement reached with Alaska DOC acceptable to the client/Law Firm.
  • Retained expert witness August 2009. Client Potter Law Firm Cal J. Potter III , Esq. Plaintiff Romero v. Nevada Department of Corrections et. al. DOL: 12/28/2006. Death in custody allegedly by prison gang member(s) or staff.   Contact numbers 702-385-1954.
  • **Testified at trial July 2010. *Testified at Deposition February 2010. Retained November 2009. Client Patricia Morin Shasta County case No. 161950 in-custody assault/Excessive Use of Force. Law Firm of Chapman, Popik & White LLP Attorney John Heller telephone 415-352-3000/Michael A. Scheibli telephone 530-243-0317  Judge dismissed jury: rendered decision against Plaintiff.
  • *Deposition/April 2010. Retained February 9, 2010 expert witness. Client Eric James Baker, excessive force in custody Sonoma County Case No. 3:08-cv-03433-EDL. Law Firm of Sanford, Wittels & Heister, LLP New York, NY telephone no. 646-723-2947.  Attorney Steven Wittels. Case settled in favor of Plaintiff.
  • *Testified February 2011. Retained expert witness January 2010. Client Drake Jones v. Sacramento County Excessive Use of Force, USDC Eastern District of California Federal Civil Case No. 2:09-cv-1025 WBS DAD. Law Offices of Stewart Katz telephone no. 916-444-5678.   Jury returned verdict in favor of client Drake Jones monetary award.
  • Retained expert witness February 2010. Client Dougherty v. McDaniel USDC (Patrick Cavanuagh, Sr. - Deceased), excessive use of force, Case No. 3:08 cv-00192-HDM-VPC - USDC District of Nevada. Attorney Potter Law Offices Cal Potter, Esq. telephone 702-385-1954.
  • **Testified May 2010 USDC Eastern Division/Sacramento. *Deposition 2009. Retained as expert witness March 2009 Client Ryan A. Barnes USDC Eastern District of California Sacramento Case No. CIV S 07-1380 FCD GGH PC v. Sutter County Sheriff's Departmenty. In-custody assualt by Sureno Gang members/failure of staff to protect. Law Firm Latham & Watkins LLP Attorney Kathie Chang San Francisco office 415-391-0600. Case settled in favor of client.  Case interest closed.
  • Retained November 2010. Expert witness Federal Civil Case USDC Central District of California Western Division Case No. CV 06 00524 PSG (AJMX); client Robert Lawrence Sheppard, excessive use of force/ CDC-R Case. Filled Federal Rule 26 Report in behalf of Client. Law Firm: Skadden ARPS, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Afffiliates, 300 South Grand Avenue Suite 3400 Los Angeles, CA 90071. Telphone: 213-687-5000/Fax: 213-687-5600 contact person: Nicole Diaz/Nicole Rodriquez. Case settlement reached in favor of the Plaintiff; received money settlement and transferred to a Level II facility with Substance Abuse Program availability.
  • **Testified July 2011, USDC Northern District of California Oakland Division. *Deposition Testimony April 2011. Retained expert witness March 2011. Client Keker & Van Nest, LLP Adam Lauridsen Attorney At Law 710 Sansome Street San Francisco, CA 94111-1704 Telephone Contact: 415 391-5400. Case: (Curtis Lee Sr.), Henderson vs. Petersen et. al. Federal Civil case No. C07-2838-SBA (N.D Cal.). Excessive use of Force in-custody (PBSP State Prison). Case settlement reached in favor of Plaintiff/Award of Punitive damages 2011.
  • *Deposition Testimony November 2010. Retained expert witness June 2010 client UC Davis School of Law Prof. Carter White, telephone number 530-752-5440. Served as expert witness in behalf of Plaintiff Gerald Taylor excessive use of force California Substance Abuse Treatment Unit Corcoran State Prison. Case settled between Plaintif and State Attorney generals Office in favor of Plaintiff.
  • Retained expert witness March 2010; Client: Law Firm of Sonnenschein, Nate & Rosenthal L.L.P. San Francisco Attorney Bonnie Lau, Case No. C07-04436 SBA (PR); Civil Case USDC Nothern District of California Oakland Division. Representing Alameda County Jail Inmate Lazurus Ortega v. Deputy Giamalvo, et. al.. excessive use of force.  Case continues into 2012.
  • Retained expert witness January 2012, Federal Civil Case. In behalf of Delbert Christopher, a prisoner Sutter County Jail, excessive use of force by jail staff. Client Winston & Cashatt Lawyers Spokane Office Bank of America Financial Center 601 W. Riverside, Suite 1900 Spokane, Washington 99201-0695.  Case still active into 2012.
  • *Deposition Testimony March 2012in-behalf of Raymond Montezello Pelican Bay Sate Prison inmate/Excessive Use of Force. Retained expert witness February 2012. Client Munger, Tolles & Olsen LLP. 560 Mission Street 27th Floor San Francisco, CA case No. C-09-0976 RMW (PR), attorney Aaron Leiderman.
  • Retained expert witness March 2012 - security guard excessive force case in behalf of Dennis Ott March 2012, Federal Civil Suit USDC Las Vegas, Nevada Case No. 2:11-cv-- 01779-KJD-PAL Client: Law Firm of PietWright .com Attorney Molly Pitluck (702) 566-1212.  Case settled in behalf of Plaintiff.
  • *Deposition July 2012.   Retained expert witness December 2011. State Prison Pelican Bay/Excessive Use of Force, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP 50 Fremont Street San Francisco, CA 94120-7880 telephone: 415-983-1000 begin, Attorney Wesley M. Spowhn.  Case settled with monetary award acceptable to Law Firm & client.
  • Retained expert witness August 2012.  United States District Court for the Northern District of California San Quentin State Prison Use of Force by Staff, Case No. C 10-079-JSW (PR) in behalf of Reynaldo Ayala vs. Robert Ayers Jr., et. al.  Covington & Burling LLP Law Firm Redwood Shores, CA Tel. 650-632-4700, Attorney Deanna L. Kwong, E-Mail: dkwong@cov.com.
  • Retained expert witness October 2012.  Attorney Mervyn S. Lazarus 4340 Campus Drive, Suite 100 New Port Beach, CA 92660, inbehalf of fomer inmate Erik Carbajal/Ironwood State Prison - excessive use of force by staff involving 40 mm weapon round shot to eye causing loss of vision to right eye/attorney contact information: telephone/fax 949-315-0102/949-786-1525/e-mail: msl@porklaw.com.  Case ended attrney conflicted out.
  • Retained expert witness July 2013.  In Behalf of client: Kaheal Parrish Salinas Valley State Prison excessive use of force.  Attorneys Jim Lyons and Kerry Kumabe Skadden Law Firm.
  • Retained Exexpert witness January 2014.  Terry Singleton, Attorney At Law 1950 Fifth Ave., Suite 200 San Diego, CA. Telepnone 619-239-3225 Email: terry@terrysingleton,com.  Client: Alfredo Garcia by guardian Luz Elenna Ochoa.
  • Retained expert witness City of Kent excessive force case client Bradley Johansson attorney Tomas Gahan, PWK.

 

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