POLICE MISCONDUCT EXPERT WITNESSES

Gilbertson Investigations is a consortium of police experts and other professionals who aggressively advocate for victims of police misconduct and the criminal justice system. Working with civil rights and criminal defense attorneys nationwide, our experts provide lawyers with insightful analysis, informative reports, dispositive depositions, and convincing trial testimony in excessive force, false arrest, criminal defense, and self defense cases. The owner and Agency Principal of Gilbertson Investigations is Professor Gregory Gilbertson. Greg is a licensed private investigator and tenured criminal justice professor with 20 years of teaching experience. He's also subject matter expert in police practices and an expert witness in police misconduct.  Greg has consulted as an expert witness on 82 civil rights and criminal defense cases in 17 states.  If you or your client has been victimized by police officers, detectives, or the criminal justice system, call  Gilbertson Investigations at (360) 237-4247.  Greg answers his phone and is available to discuss your case. As a subject matter expert in police practices for the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Department of Defense, Professor Gilbertson served two years as an International Police Trainer in Baghdad, Iraq and Kabul, Afghanistan. He also served five years in the U.S. Army as a commissioned officer and non-commissioned officer of infantry soldiers. After leaving the Army, Greg became a police officer in Atlanta and LaGrange, Georgia. In Atlanta he served as a police patrolman in Zone 3 Precinct.  In LaGrange he served as a SWAT Team tactical officer, juvenile court investigator, senior patrolman, school resource officer, and stakeout squad member. Advanced osteoarthritis and two major orthopedic surgeries ended Greg's police career at age 37. He then became a criminal justice professor and private investigator in Washington State.  (cont.) FULL BIOGRAPHY

Chicago Attorney - Nenye Uche, J.D.

"In 2015, I took on one of the most publicized police shooting cases in Chicago:  The Estate of Alfontish Cockerham v. The City of Chicago.  The case involved a young man who was was shot and killed by a Chicago police officer while running away.  It was not the strongest case because  society typically gives police officers the benefit of the doubt in cases perceived to involve "a close call."  It was a close call because the incident was captured on video and showed my client dropping a gun while running from the officer.  The officer claimed my client pointed this gun at him just moments before he shot him. Based on this fact pattern, I needed an expert witness with integrity who could convey the same to a jury of twelve people. I found Professor Gilbertson through an attorney who was a former war crimes prosecutor at the international criminal court in The Hague, Netherlands. Apparently, Professor Gilbertson’s  reputation as a expert witness had also caught attention globally.

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NENYE E. UCHE ESQ.

Attorney & President UCHE P.C. 22 W. Washington Street, Suite 1500 Chicago IL 60602 Phone: 312.380.5341 / Toll Free: 888.251.4428 Email: nenye.uche@gmail.com  http://criminaldefenseattorneyinchicago.com/attorney-bio/


Seattle Attorney - James Bible, J.D.

"In July 2018 Professor Gregory Gilbertson testified in U.S. District Court in Seattle as my use of force expert in the case of  Josiah Hunter v. The City of Federal Way. This matter involved a dangerous choke-hold employed by a Federal Way police officer against Mr. Hunter. The jury agreed with Professor Gilbertson’s analysis of excessive force and awarded Mr. Hunter $640,000.00 in damages. I wish to thank Professor Gilbertson for his tremendous efforts on this case. His analysis and trial testimony is always persuasive and top notch. I look forward to working with him again on future cases." James Bible, Attorney at Law, Seattle, WA James Bible Law Group - 14205 SE 36th Street, Suite 100 Bellevue WA 98006 - Phone: 425.748.4585 / 206.354.8109 - Email: james@biblelawgroup.com - Web Site: www.biblelawgroup.com

DARRYL PARKER, ATTORNEY AT LAW

“Professor Gilbertson has twice served as my expert in search and seizure and false arrest cases. His analysis and opinions are always spot on. I was impressed with his willingness to process a considerable amount of information. Methodical and thorough, he took the time to interview each client and determine the veracity of the information they provided. His work ethic is extraordinary, and his credentials are unassailable. I highly recommend him to other attorneys.” Darryl Parker, Attorney at Law, Seattle, WA

DR. STEPHEN PIDGEON, PH.D., ATTORNEY AT LAW

“Professor Gilbertson brought a high level of professionalism and competence to bear as an expert witness in a murder trial. Once the prosecutor made demands for an expert opinion, he responded quickly and his conclusion were dis-positive. The  judge mentioned the credibility of his report in hearings. We considered Professor Gilbertson's contribution to be highly effective in securing a dismissal with prejudice for our client.” Dr. Stephen Pidgeon, Ph.D., Attorney at Law, Everett, WA


PATRICK  TRUDELL, ATTORNEY AT LAW

 
“I have been a personal injury lawyer for over 30 years. I have worked with many experts including Professor Gilbertson. He was our expert for an excessive force case in the U.S. District Court. He provided valuable input on the police on this matter, and on our cross examination of the respondent’s expert. He engaged with the jury and his testimony was solid. I recommend Professor Gilbertson as an expert witness in any case involving police misconduct.”   Patrick Trudell, Attorney at Law, Kirkland, WA

MICHAEL A. BLANCHARD, ATTORNEY AT LAW

 

"Professor Gilbertson was an expert in a criminal trial where self-defense was the primary issue. He was accessible, prompt, and thorough. He explained “use of force” and “self-defense” in a manner the jury easily understood. His testimony was an integral factor in achieving a not guilty verdict for our client at trial.” Michael Blanchard, Attorney at Law, New London, CT

 

For additional information regarding Expert Witness analysis by Professor Gregory Gilbertson or his colleagues, please complete and submit the contact form on this page. Greg has professional experience as a Private Investigator, International Police Trainer, Criminal Justice Professor, Police Patrolman, SWAT Team Tactical Officer, Parenting Investigator, and U.S. Army Commissioned Officer of Infantry Soldiers.

If your client has been victimized by police misconduct or acted in self defense, call (360) 237-4247. Greg and his colleagues have helped dozens of attorneys achieve positive outcomes for their clients, and they can help you too.

Mailing Address:Gilbertson Investigations C/o Professor Gregory Gilbertson 4722 Snow Grass Place NE Olympia, WA 98516-6258

Our Guiding Principle & Belief

"Never be afraid to do what’s right, especially when the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.”

The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.