AELE Expert Witness/Litigation Consultant Listing

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Note: This expert is an AELE Certified Litigation Specialist

Name: W. Ken Katsaris

Current employer or professional affiliation:

Self employed as Consultant, Trainer, and Litigation Consultant

Address: 110-A South Monroe St.

Tallahassee, FL 32301

Tel: (850) 224-2929

Fax: (850) 224-2828 or 850-309-1074


Internet Website:

(1) Relevant prior and part-time employment, with dates:

Academic/Training  Experience:

      AELE Workshop on Jail and Prison Legal Issues

AELE Workshop on Police Civil Liability and Defense of Misconduct Complaints

AELE Workshop on Critical Incident Response: Management and Legal Liability

Practical Experience:

FHP Academy (Instructor, part-time, 1968-97);
Advisor to the Director (part-time, 1981-93).

Sheriff (Elected office, 1977-81);
Instructor/trainer sworn Deputy Sheriff (part-time 1997-to present).

(2) Degrees and relevant special training:

(3) Other professional activities:

(4) Retainer information:

     For the plaintiff: 30 - 40 % (varies by year, for last 5-7years)                                                                                                           

     For the defendant: 60 % -70% (varies by year, for last 5-7years)

     Over the last twenty years the ratio between plaintiff and defense is approximately 50%-50%

(5) Name, address and telephone of attorneys who may be contacted as references:

      I have been hired in every state; I will submit a list of counsel on request.

(6) Publications that contain your paid advertisements (since 1996):

(7) Usual and customary fee:

(8) Areas of Expertise and Experience:

Note - Letter codes used in front of the subject mean:

[ T ] Testified in court or at depositions on the subject;

[ R ] Retained as a consultant, but have not testified on the subject.

[ Q ] Qualified to testify or consult on the subject, but have not served as a paid consultant.

[ T ] Administrative negligence [failure to direct, inadequate supervision]
[ T ] Agency policies, practices and customs
[ T ] Batons, flashlights and other impact weapons
[ T ] Campus rapes and assaults
[ T ] Chemical irritants & electrical weapons
[ T ] Deadly force; shooting avoidance and alternatives
[ T ] Emergency procedures - jails and prisons
[ T ] Employment discrimination (hiring/promotions) or sexual harassment
[ T ] Failure to protect specific persons (domestic violence, witnesses, etc.)
[ T ] In-custody inmate/prisoner suicides (and prevention methods)
[ T ] Inadequate premises security (guards,  locks, lighting, etc.)
[ T ] Injuries to / physical or sexual assaults on inmates and prisoners
[ T ] Insufficient or inadequate training
[ T ] Internal affairs investigations
[ T ] Jail medical procedures
[ T ] K9 deployment and training
[ T ] Neck restraints and similar defensive tactics
[ T ] Poor or inadequate conditions in jails and correctional facilities
[ T ] Prisoner transport, restraints, handcuffing, hog-tying
[ T ] Psychological screening of employees
[ T ] Racial profiling litigation
[ T ] Retention of a known unfit employee or negligent entrustment of a weapon
[ T ] Standards for discipline, internal affairs procedures, (in)adequate punishment
[ T ] SWAT techniques, hostage & barricade situations
[ T ] Use of police informants
[ T ] Vehicle pursuit & emergency response policies & techniques
[ T ] Warrant service arrest and search warrants

(9) Other information relevant in evaluating your services (publications, awards, achievements, special interests)

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