security and litigation consultant - Lawrence Fennelly

Our Litigation Services Include:

  • Negligent Hiring/Improper Background Check/Training and Supervision
  • Guard Procedures/Training/Manuals and Management
  • False Arrest
  • Intentional or Negligent Use of Firearms
  • Use of Force:
    • Chemical Gases
    • Nightsticks – Batons – PR-24
    • Choke Holds
    • Failure to Properly Transport
    • Failure to Adequately Protect
  • Hospital Security and Medical Centers
  • Retail Security and Shopping & Strip Malls
  • College Campus Security & K to 12
  • Restaurants and Parking Lots
  • Museum and Library Security
  • High Rise and Office Complexes
  • Sports Security, Concerts and Crowd Control
  • Garages, Parking Lots, Access and Lighting

Experience And Examples In Security And Litigation Consulting

In this article, you can discover:

  • My experience as a security and litigation consultant
  • Examples of cases worked on in the past, highlighting crucial moments
  • How experience in security and litigation helps my clients now

What Is Your Experience As A Security And Litigation Consultant?

I have experience as a security and litigation consultant, working on various settled or terminated cases. In security, I have conducted assessments and implemented measures to protect clients' Property and interests. I have also assisted in investigations of breaches and fraudulent activities, providing recommendations for prevention. In litigation consulting, I have analyzed complex cases, developed strategies, and supported clients during the discovery process. My experience has helped clients improve security and achieve favorable outcomes in legal matters.

What Are Examples Of Cases You Have Worked On In The Past?

1) Example One:

In one intriguing case, a couple relocated from Los Angeles to Montana and purchased two adjacent units in a former Poppins and Niche building. On July 2nd, a fire broke out at 2 o'clock in the morning, resulting in substantial damage. Although everyone evacuated safely, no repairs, No additional smoke detectors, or security measures were implemented to prevent a recurrence. On July 6th, at the same time, the arsonist returned, causing a second fire. Tragically, a woman on the second floor suffered from smoke inhalation and, while attempting to escape, jumped out of a window, leading to her husband's demise. The question of foreseeability was crucial in this case, with July 6th being a foreseeable crime due to the previous incident on the second.

2) Example Two:

Another case that recently concluded involved a woman residing in Massachusetts. She sought treatment for depression and anxiety at a health facility. Despite her room lacking locks, latches, or any form of security, she attempted to secure it by moving furniture against the door. A supervisor intervened, insisting that she refrain from doing so due to fire safety concerns. Tragically, she was sexually assaulted that night and possibly on subsequent nights as well. The evidence revealed that she had been heavily sedated with multiple pills designed to induce drowsiness. The assailant, an old acquaintance, had brought her coffee late at night to wake her up for his own intentions. The case settled just before reaching court, highlighting the clear inadequacy of security measures.

3) Example Three:

In a peculiar case from Philadelphia, a woman working as a pole dancer parked her vehicle in an underground garage of an apartment complex where she resided. The garage door was broken, prompting management to request a security officer to monitor the entrance and prevent unauthorized access. However, the individual assigned to the role was primarily a concierge with minimal security experience. Lacking appropriate winter attire, a badge, or a walkie-talkie, he stationed himself in the basement of the garage, listening to the radio throughout the night. When the woman arrived, she encountered the security guard, who failed to alert her about a suspicious car following her. As she parked on the third floor, the assailant threatened the concierge and proceeded to assault and rob the woman of $1,500. The case settled in favor of the victim, underscoring the grossly inadequate security measures in place.

4) Example Four:

In an unusual case within an apartment complex, a man living at one end of the hallway developed an unhealthy fascination with a woman residing at the other end. She obtained a restraining order, specifying a minimum distance of 75 feet between them. The woman informed both the court and the management of the situation. However, it was evident during site visits that the distance from his apartment to the elevator was only 45 feet, and from the elevator to her apartment was 35 feet. Consequently, each time he used the elevator, he violated the restraining order. Although management could have relocated her to another apartment within the complex to comply with the order, they took no action. Tragically, the man seized an opportunity and killed the woman in front of the elevator. This case emphasized the critical question of whether the crime could have been prevented if proper measures were taken to ensure compliance with the restraining order. For more information Security & Litigation Consultancy In Massachusetts, an initial consultation is your next best step.

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Lawrence Fennelly (CPOI, CSSM)

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