Ken Wheatley is a testifying or consulting security expert witness for defense and plaintiff counsels in the area of premises liability.
The following services are provided for most legal cases:
Regional Protection Agency, Inc. vs. Uber Technologies, Inc., U.S. Security Associates, Inc. - retained by Uber's defense counsel, (Shook, Hardy & Bacon), for misappropriation of trade secrets and conspiracy case. Reviewed documentation, consulted with in-house and retained counsels. Case settled in favor of Uber.
York v. City of Beaumont and Chase Welch - retained by plaintiff counsel, (Weller, Green, Toups, Terrell), for use of force case. Their client was shot 5 times by police officer Welch. Reviewed documentation, consulted with counsel. Case dropped.
Denise Vicoria Kolpacoff-Lund vs County of San Diego - retained by defense counsel - Office of County Counsel - for negligent security case. Ms. Kolpacoff-Lund was raped at the San Diego County Psychiatric Hospital. Case settled.
McKown v. Simon Property Group - retained by plaintiff counsel (Pfau Cochran Vertetis Amala) for premises liability case. Their client was one of 7 people shot at the Tacoma Mall in Washington State. Deposed. Case settled.
Allen and Laura Bricker v. Clark County and First Response - retained by Clark County defense counsel (Keller Rohrback) for negligent security case. Mr. Bricker, an employee of the VA in Washington State, was shot twice at work by a former employee and survived. Plaintiff was seeking $8 million in damages. Deposed and then testified at trial. Jury found in favor of defendants.
Shelia Coe v. Securitas Security Services USA - retained by plaintiff counsel in Los Angeles (Hermez Moreno). A wage & hour dispute. Deposed and case settled.
Michael Gray v. The Hertz Corporation - retained by defense counsel (Tribble Ross) in Texas for negligence, malicious prosecution and false arrest case. Wrote report. Jury found in favor of defense.
Allen v. USA - retained by plaintiff counsel as consulting expert in a negligent security case. Their client wanted to bring suit against TSA. After consultation they dropped the case.
Doucett v. Target Corporation - retained by plaintiff counsel (Perdue & Kidd) for premises liability and negligent security case. Plaintiff, an employee of an eyewear store within a Target store, was shot during a carjacking in the Target parking lot. Reviewed documentation, interviewed plaintiff. Case settled.
Daron Jerome Willis & Subrinna Lynn Coleman v. Beaumont Independent School District - retained by plaintiff counsel in Texas (Weller Green) on a use of force case. A school police officer broke the arm of the plaintiff, a student, during an altercation. Wrote a report. Case settled.
Carolyn Grant v. Houston Airport Hospitality LP dba Holiday Inn Houston Intercontinental Airport - retained as consulting expert by defense counsel (McDonald Devin)on a rape/negligent security/premises liability case. Plaintiff dropped case.
Jose Luis Lopez v. City of Port Arthur, Texas - retained by plaintiff counsel (Weller Green) on a case involving use of force resulting in death by the police department. Mr. Lopez's wife was shot and killed. Upon consultation, case was dropped.
Helmandi v. Sunset Entertainment Group - retained as a consulting expert by defense counsel (G+P Schick) in a case involving bodily injury. Case outcome unknown.
Faulkners v. Linderman, Joyce, Myers - retained by defense counsel (Gordon + Rees, Scully, Mansukhani) for negligent security case involving a battery that occurred at a casino concert. Plaintiff sued the security officers and assailant. Judge dismissed the case against the security officers after plaintiff rested.