Martinelli & Associates: Justice & Forensic Consultants, Inc.
Representing agency defense and concerned plaintiff clients since 1991. Referred to by attorney clients as "the expert's expert." A 90+% case WIN ratio with over $97 Million saved defending agencies and over $12 Million recovered for plaintiff's since 2004 alone. Federal/State Courts Certified Police Practices Expert for 4th, 8th and 14th Amendment litigation.
Dr. Ron Martinelli is a former Criminal Justice Training Center Director and current Police/Corrections practices, criminal investigations and Use of Force Instructor with a unique combination of extensive field experience and academic credentials that attorneys, judges and juries appreciate and commend.
“A Search for the Truth”
Whether you are in the business of defending peace officers and law enforcement agencies, or litigating on behalf of an injured client, having an experienced police practices expert, legal consultant and trial specialist working for you can make the difference between winning and losing your important cases.
Martinelli & Associates: Forensic Consultants, Inc., has been a recognized criminal justice and legal consulting firm since 1980. We provide attorneys and municipalities with superior consulting and expert witness services in the fields of law enforcement practices, liability, negligence, litigation, criminal prosecution and criminal defense.
We specialize in civil litigation cases involving 4th and 8th Amendment issues: arrests, search & seizure, use of force/excessive force (all levels and weaponry); officer-involved shootings (OIS), in-custody deaths, "Suicide by Cop"; criminal investigations, street gangs, forensic psychology, stress psychology & physiology during shootings; police practices, training, supervision; adult & juvenile corrections, law enforcement negligence; as well as Harbor Patrol Practices, Park Ranger Practices, civilian self defense, private security, forseeable harm and insurance cases.
Dr. Ron Martinelli
Ron Martinelli, Ph.D., B.C.F.T., C.L.S., serves as our firm’s chief legal consultant, police practices expert and trial specialist. Dr. Martinelli has an impressive and diverse law enforcement background in police, corrections, probation and private security practices and training. He is an experienced police practices expert certified in Federal and State Courts and is skilled in incident reconstruction, evidence gathering, discovery and forensic legal analysis. Dr. Martinelli is also a Board Certified Expert in Forensic Traumatology, an IPICD Certified Forensic Analyst, and a Certified Litigation Specialist in Police & Corrections Practices.
Dr. Martinelli has an excellent track record of successfully representing law enforcement agencies and civilian plaintiff clients during all stages of litigation. He is an articulate legal declaration and briefs author with a unique mixture of significant field experience and academic credentials that judges and juries find impressive.
Recognized and respected by attorneys, judges and his expert witness peers as an impartial and ethical fact finder, Dr. Martinelli has had significant experience representing advocates from civil defense, plaintiff, prosecution and criminal defense positions.
Martinelli & Associates, Inc. can guide you through the complex and often frustrating discovery process and assist you with developing the proper complaint, document productions, interrogatories, responses and deposition questions. Our experts are fluent in the case laws relating to your defense or allegations and can explain various aspects of trial strategy that would most appeal to judges and juries.
Our Services Include:
A thorough outline of the strength and weaknesses of both sides of your case.
Incident reconstruction, witness interviews, evidence gathering and analysis.
A forensic legal analysis of the procedures, practices, policies and tactics used by the law enforcement agency and officers involved to determine reasonableness and legality.
Trial preparation and assistance in focusing discovery and evidence.
The testimony of a recognized and experienced expert to confirm findings to support your position.