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Ralph Witherspoon has returned from a sabbatical following the passing of his wife.


Effective December 29 he will be available to accept/discuss inquiries concerning potential bar/nightclub negligent or inadequate security case retentions.


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North Carolina



Federal Court, in a detailed opinion, finds the methodology Mr. Witherspoon uses to assess his cases to be "reliable" as required by FRE 702, under the rubric of Daubert and Kuhmo Tire.

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Articles by Ralph Witherspoon

Security for Bars, Taverns and Nightclubs

Parking Lot and Garage Security

Security and Loss Prevention Consulting

... throughout the United States and the Caribbean


As an independent non-product affiliated consultant, Ralph Witherspoon has consulted to numerous business and government clients in security prevention measures; plus, as a forensic security consultant, to well over 300 plaintiff and defense attorneys / law firms who were handling premises security liability (inadequate / negligent security) cases, and/or intentional tort (use of force by security personnel) cases. His testimony has been accepted in numerous state and federal courts throughout the country.


In recent years Ralph has been retained in increasing numbers of "high stakes" catastrophic personal injury, or wrongful death cases involving claims of assault and battery, excessive force by security personnel, inadequate or no security training, policies procedures or supervision, or failing to protect guests/invitees.


Currently, Ralph concentrates his practice in consulting to attorneys handling serious/ catastrophic injury, or wrongful death cases in the:


  • HOSPITALITY industry:                                                
    • Bars/taverns/lounges/nightclubs (including adult entertainment clubs), plus their parking and related facilities. Ralph has consulted on approximately 100 litigation cases involving these type facilities.

      Note: Ralph also is available to consult to the industry, including individual clubs, on policies, procedures and training to protect guests and employees, and reduce potential liability.

Ralph has assisted or consulted on well over 300 premises security litigation / mediation / arbitration cases of all types in more than 35 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands; and he has also testified at deposition or trial in state courts in: Arizona, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming. Ralph has also been qualified and/or testified in United States District Courts in: Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio and Puerto Rico.