AELE Expert Witness/Litigation Consultant Listing
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Note: This expert is an AELE Certified Litigation Specialist

Name: D.P. Van Blaricom

Current address and affiliation (and how long):

D.P. Van Blaricom, Inc. (since 1986)
835 91st Lane N.E.
Bellevue, WA 98004-4811

Tel. (425) 453-0082

Fax: (425) 453-3263


Internet Website:

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

(2) Degrees and relevant special training:

(3) Other professional activities, etc.:

(4) Retainer information:

Approximately 70 % retention by plaintiff's counsel, Approximately 30 % retention by defense counsel.

(5) Names, addresses and telephone numbers of attorneys who may be contacted as references:

Far too many to list (1,700+) but will be provided upon request by specific category of expertise and/or geographic area.

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


(7) Usual and customary fee:

Retainer - $ 3,000.00 (expended @ hourly rate),
Hourly - $ 395.00.
Deposition - $ 2,000.00 minimum

(8) Areas of Expertise And Experience:

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

{T} Administrative negligence (failure to direct, inadequate supervision)
{T} Agency policies, practices and customs
{T} Batons, Flashlights and other impact weapons
{T} Chemical irritants and electrical weapons
{T} Deadly force; shooting avoidance and alternatives (300+ cases to date)
{T} Employment discrimination (hiring/promotions) or sexual harassment
{T} Failure to protect specific persons (domestic violence, witnesses, etc.)
{R} In-custody inmate/prisoner suicides (and prevention methods)
{T} Inadequate premises security (guards, CCTV, locks, lighting, etc.)
{R} Injury to / physical or sexual assaults on inmates and prisoners,
{T} Insufficient or inadequate training
{T} Neck restraints and similar defensive tactics
{T} Psychological screening of employees
{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 and barricade situations,
{T} Vehicle pursuit and emergency response policies and techniques (200+ cases to date)
{T} Police K-9s as use of force
{T} In-custody asphyxia (60+ cases to date)
{T} Civil rights violations (42 USC 1983)
{T} Police collective bargaining
{T} Firearms
{R} Americans With Disabilities Act
{T} Police response to the mentally ill

(9) Types of cases you will not accept:

Cases in which I do not agree with the client's theory of liability and/or defense, Criminal cases.

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

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