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Security, Investigation, and Canine Liability Litigation

The preliminary use of a qualified expert witness is a valuable and often necessary tool in determining the successful outcome of your case.

Michael J. Canaan, CPP CFLC, provides forensic security premises liability expert services for both plaintiff and defense firms in three categories:

Security: security adequacy; negligent hiring and retention; inadequate supervision and training; excessive or improper use-of-force; foreseeability analysis; industry duty and standard of care; best practices; security policies and procedures; and electronic security methodology.

Investigations: internal investigations; employee misconduct; due diligence; stalking; threat analysis; targeted violence mitigation and violence risk management; surveillance; covert video; workplace and personal injury fraud.

Detection Canine Operations: methodology; deployment; training.

Mr. Canaan is an active practitioner in investigative and security management, training, and liability consulting. He has conducted assessments across the United States, Canada, and in several Central and South American countries for individuals and corporations, in residences, educational settings, corporate campuses, and at large venue events.

Since 1977, Mr. Canaan has served in various military and civil law enforcement; corporate security and investigations; and working dog handler positions. He has been President of Trident Investigative Service, Inc. since 1991. Mr. Canaan is a certified instructor in related disciplines and maintains active membership in numerous professional associations. In 2015, Mr. Canaan retired as a Washington State Certified Police Officer and Certified Law Enforcement Narcotics Detector Dog Handler.

In June 1997, the American Society for Industrial Security, International (ASIS) awarded Mr. Canaan the security profession’s highest recognition of practitioners, the Certified Protection Professional (CPP). This Board Certification in Security Management is based on experience and passage of examination that provides an objective measure of an individual’s broad-based knowledge and competency in security management.

In July 2015, the Forensic Expert Witness Association (FEWA) awarded Mr. Canaan the Certified Forensic Litigation Consultant (CFLC) designation. FEWA established the CFLC in 2014 for professional members who have met the eligibility criteria requiring significant participation in FEWA activities and completion of educational courses in the subjects of forensic analysis, litigation consulting, and expert witnessing.

Curriculum Vitae and Expert Case Listing available upon request.

Want to know more?

Call us at (253) 852-7000 or use the Contact Form. Our office hours are 8:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. Pacific Time, Monday through Friday. When calling after hours or if you reach our voice mail, please leave a message and our on-duty investigator will return your call at the earliest opportunity.