Fred Del Marva, PI, PPO
21666 North 58th Ave.
Glendale AZ, 85308
40 years experience, nationally recognized hospitality industry expert specializing standards of care, security adequacy and foreseeability of malfeasance in liquor liability, premises liability and security issues. Retained in over 400 cases.
BIO / Resume / CV:
Fred Del Marva is a court qualified expert specializing in cases of "Acts of Violence," "Slips/Trips and Falls," "Liquor Liability," and "Overall Industry Standards Compliance" in the lodging and foodservice industries. During litigation, his opinions are used to determine the foreseeability of malfeasance and adequacy of security. Since 1986, he has been retained in over 400 cases (plaintiff & defense) in 48 of the contiguous states, Hawaii, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and Grand Cayman and, has qualified in both state and federal courts. His association with prominent law firms (Gerry Spence & Melvin Belli), his consulting as the plaintiff expert in the Las Vegas Hilton Tailhook Case, and the Austin, Texas "I Can't Believe It's Yogurt Case, have led to his appearances as an industry expert on numerous national, syndicated, and local television/radio shows (e.g. "Geraldo," "The Reporters," etc.). He is a licensed private investigator, and Chairman/CEO of Food and Beverage Investigations, Del Marva Investigative Group, Special Events Security, and Del Marva Corporation. These companies are retained by the country's leading hotel and restaurant chains, and independent operators to perform a variety of surveys including "Safety & Security," "Quality Assurance," and "Foreseeability Planning for Liability Exposure". Properties are surveyed to determine whether they comply with corporate policies, procedures, and industry standards. Mr. Del Marva is a lecturer, educator, and trainer. He is a nationally acclaimed industry expert and an acknowledged authority on standards of care, management training, guest security, and policy and procedure development and implementation for hotels, discos, bars, restaurants, sport complexes, race tracks, casinos, convention facilities, and cruise ships. He is certified in Security Professional Training Techniques by the National Association of Investigative Specialists; a certified TIPS trainer for the responsible service of alcohol; a "Neutral Evaluator" for a California Bar Association (ADR); and a member of a Drug and Alcohol Task Force. He served as an Executive Advisory Board Member at two distinguished colleges with Hotel & Restaurant Departments, and has been published in hospitality trade journals. He has been in the hospitality industry for over 45 years. Twenty-five of those years as an employee, manager, 20 as an industry consultant, and 15 as a liability consultant and liability expert. Having owned and operated numerous businesses, the experiences he brings to his training programs, consulting and expert testimony are based on acceptable industry principles and methods needed to insure a safe and secure environment. As part of his continuing efforts to educate, he conducts corporate and military club management training programs; lectures at colleges, universities, and hotel and restaurant associations in the United States and Canada. He discloses the mistakes and the successes he has encountered while dealing with the country's leading hotel and restaurant companies; and teaches attendees to develop proactive/reactive instincts that lead to the anticipation, recognition, and elimination of potential areas of liability. Hilton Casinos, Caesar's Palace Casino, Stardust Casino, Trump Castle Casino, Ballys Casino, MGM Casino, Isle of Capri Casino, Grand Casino, Casino Magic, Mirage Hotel & Casino, San Remo Hotel & Casino, Harrahs Casino, Marriott, Sheraton, Holiday Inn, Wyndham, Westin, Best Western, Radisson, Ramada, Embassy Suites, Double Tree, Taco Bell, McDonalds, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Burger King, Pizza Hut, I Can't Believe It's Yogurt, Applebees, Dennys, Tony Romas, TGI Fridays, Outback, Hard Rock Cafe, Bennigans, Black Angus, Marie Callendars, 7 Eleven, Shell and Arco are only a few companies where Mr. Del Marva has consulted or rendered opinions in plaintiff and defense litigation. TELEVISION, RADIO & PRINT MEDIA (APPEARANCES & INTERVIEWS) Geraldo Rivera Show --"Deadly Discos The Reporters -- "Beware of Bouncers". San Francisco Channel 2 Morning Talk and KSFO Talk Radio ("Hotel Security"). Wall Street Journal Trade Publications ABC News LICENSES, PERMITS & CERTIFICATIONS CA Licensed Private Investigator (Food & Beverage Investigations -- 1986 to present) CA Licensed Private Investigator (Del Marva Investigative Group -- 1986 to present) AZ Licensed Private Investigator (Del Marva Detective Agency 1998 to 2001) CA Licensed Security Guard (1986 to present) CA Licensed Private Patrol Operator (Special Events Security -- 1996 to present) Certified TIPS (responsible service of alcohol) Trainer National Association of Investigative Service (Security Professional Training Techniques) 832 P.C. Use of Force, Arrest and Firearms Use of Deadly Force
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