Firearms, Munitions, Accident Reconstruction & Investigation, Criminal Justice, Asset Verification Expert Consultant Resume
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  • Firearms
  • Munitions
  • Criminal Justice
  • Shooting Reconstruction
  • Knife Making
  • Security Procedures
  • Asset Verifications

Juris Doctor, Thomas M. Cooley School of Law, Lansing Michigan
Bachelor of Science, Metropolitan State College of Denver, Denver, Colorado
Studied Criminal Justice/Police Science, Police Firearms, Investigative Techniques, Pikes Peak Community College, Colorado Springs, Colorado
A.A.S. Degree, Trinidad State Junior College, Trinidad, Colorado

This expert is a licensed attorney with extensive experience in security and firearms,and weapon related matters to include, but not limited to: what is and is not a firearm, what is and is not a bomb, machinegun, firearm malfunction, ammunition malfunction, defect in warning and design, tool-mark identification, internal-external-terminal ballistics, shooting reconstructions, shooting investigations, gunshot residue & cross-contamination investigation, stab and cut investigation, accidental discharge, self-defense claims, ejections analysis, penetration testing, ricochet analysis, trajectory  analysis, projectile analysis, serial number restoration, weapon tampering, bomb and incendiary device analysis, weapon safety analysis. This consultant is a Certified Police Armorer and Gunsmith and has also designed and manufactured: knives, swords, axes, machetes, daggers, tomahawks, survival tools, forced entry tools, and many others. An NRA Certified Firearms Instructor providing instruction in rifle, pistol, and various fully-automatic weapons. Advises companies and individuals in security procedures and has provided personal protection for families and individuals in several foreign countries. Provides certified armorer services to police, military and security personnel. Provides instruction in a wide range of self-defense tactics. Conducts international investigation services involving asset verification and missing persons. Quality control inspector for insurance claims & companies, and ammunition re-manufacturers. Advises attorneys in civil and criminal cases that involve firearms and/or the use of deadly force as an expert witness. Built “hardened”(armored) cars and homes, specialized police equipment  including battering  rams, climbing hooks, and body retrieval equipment. Taught “Survival Spanish,” to law enforcement and security officers.  This expert has testified as an expert witness or consulted in approximately 70 cases.

Consultant, Kevin Kennedy Associates, Indianapolis, IN
Providing expertise in firearms and security related matters to a wide variety of clients.
 
Attorney at Law, Lansing, Michigan
Fully licensed attorney working in: family law and child custody; drafting of contracts for services and sales both nationally and internationally; enforcement of contracts; drafting and enforcing land contracts, leases of personal, commercial property and real estate to include sales of over one million dollars units; immigration and naturalization law to include asylum and cancellation of deportation hearings; felony and misdemeanor criminal law; social security law to include disability claims and appeals; Wills, Trusts and Estates.
 
Consultant, A.F.M. Consulting, Lansing Michigan, Denver & Pueblo Colorado, Big Timber Montana, Everett Washington
Security and Firearms Consultant–Expert Witness and/or consultant  to all weapon related matters to include, but not limited to: what is and is not a firearm, what is and is not a bomb, machinegun, firearm malfunction, ammunition malfunction, defect in warning and design, Tool-mark identification, internal-external-terminal ballistics, shooting reconstructions, shooting investigations, gunshot residue & cross-contamination investigation, stab and cut investigation, accidental discharge, self-defense claims, ejections analysis, penetration testing, ricochet analysis, trajectory  analysis, projectile analysis, serial number restoration, weapon tampering, bomb and incendiary device analysis, weapon safety analysis. Certified Police Armorer and Gunsmith. College trained knifemaker. Designed and manufactured: knives, swords, axes, machetes, daggers, tomahawks, survival tools, forced entry tools, middle-evil armor and many others. Firearms NRA Certified Firearms Instructor for adults in classes of 1-15 people in rifle, pistol, and various fully-automatic weapons. Advised security minded companies and individuals in security procedures to include building security, personal and personnel security and yacht security. Provided personal protection for families and individuals in Mexico, Canada, Europe and the Ukraine. Provided certified armorer services to police, military and security personnel. Provided instruction in a wide range of self-defense tactics. Conducted international investigation services for investors, individuals and attorneys involving asset verification and missing persons. Quality control inspector for insurance claims & companies, and ammunition re-manufacturers. Advised attorneys in civil and criminal cases that involve firearms and/or the use of deadly force as an expert witness. Assembled security teams to conducted "problem solving." Built “hardened”(armored) cars and homes, specialized police equipment  including battering  rams, climbing hooks, and body retrieval equipment. Taught “Survival Spanish,” to law enforcement and security officers.
 
Law enforcement agencies that have consulted with AFM:
Eastpoint, Michigan Police Department: Swat Team Tactical Ammunition
Office of Homeland Security
Barry County Prosecutor’s Office
Organized Crime Investigation Div. Container A1, office 108 Camp Alpha/Bravo P.O. Box 268, 10 000 Pristina, Kosovo
Reporters from the BBC, CNN, Associated Press,
 
Extern/Paralegal, The Law Firm of Potuzik, Carrozza, Wilson, Fisher & Pannucci, Muskegon, Michigan.
Performed legal research. Drafted legal documents, orders, motions and letters to clients. Interviewed clients and witnesses. Assisted attorneys at trials, pleadings and hearings.  Worked in the areas of Criminal Law, Criminal Evidence and Procedure to include open murder cases, real estate, taxes, consumer protection, tort, immigration, and American Indian law. Researched and wrote appeals for cases involving felony criminal law, family law, civil law, and DNA evidence. Observed attorneys in courtroom procedure, presentation and introduction of physical evidence and the introduction or the discrediting of a witness and their testimony, by direct and cross-examination.
 
Student Instructor, Student Bar Association, Thomas Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan.
Taught a formal supplemental law class in Wills, Trusts, and Estates Class to students, through the student bar association. This included: the elements of either a formal will or a holographic will. What evidence can show fraud, undue influence, or lack of capacity to make a will, and all the elements of intestacy in the event that the will fails or there is no will at the time of the person’s death.
 
Counselor, Housing Resource Center, East Lansing, Michigan.
Explained landlord-tenant law to all interested parties. Explained documentation and evidence procedures to clients to enable them to pursue their own small claims cases.
 
Gunsmith/Riflemaker, C. Sharps Arms, Big Timber Montana
Performed a wide variety for machining jobs in the  manufacturing process of building several models of 1870s area Buffalo Rifles in calibers ranging from .22 long rifle to 50-140 Sharps. Performed all the repairs and customizing of customers rifles, and did all blueing, headspacing, final assembly, first stage test firing, and set all trigger pulls.
 
Temporary-Replacement Office Manager Parkside Center, Arvada, Colorado. Supervised and scheduled two employees, human resources, appointments, inventory management, budgeting, payrolls, record and bookkeeping and security supervisor. Translated English/Spanish for staff and clients.
 
Officer, Department of Defense Federal Police, Fort Hunter Ligget, California.Federal Police–Provided police and security services to an experimental weapons testing facility. Enforced wildlife regulations and management in other areas of the reservation. Performed all other police and law enforcement duties to include interviewing and questioning suspects and witnesses, sometimes in Spanish. Investigating crimes, crime scenes, and performed crime scene preservation. Prepared reports and records of crimes and general department business. Conducted searches of homes, vehicles and persons, and assisted in felony investigations. Served as the department’s certified police armorer, and acted as translator: English/Spanish
 
Border Patrol Agent, Field Agent U.S. Border Patrol, Imperial Beach, California and Gynco, Georgia.
Patrolled the U.S./Mexico border for the purpose of interdicting illegal immigration and smuggled contraband. Received training in, and conducted operation for, drug enforcement operations, self- defense tactics, immigration law, nationalization law, federal criminal law, federal law enforcement, international border operations, electronic surveillance, communications, night operations, investigations, questioning and interrogations, high speed pursuit driving, interracial relations. Firearms training in police pistol, police shotgun, and fully-automatic weapons. Arrested suspects for robbery, rape, murder, smuggling of contraband to include weapons, illegal immigrates and narcotics, documents fraud and immigration violations. Collected and preserved evidence, conducted searches (with and without warrants) of homes and vehicles. Single handedly arrested groups of up to 38 people at once. Controlled groups of  250+ in a detention center. Performed booking, fingerprinting, photographing and in-processing procedures. Wrote arrest and nightly reports, inventories, as well as other record keeping. Acted as translator for other area police agencies when necessary. Acted as weapons repair officer as needed. Conducted extensive research regarding the type of employment that immigrants were seeking when they entered the United States illegally by questioning suspects.
 
Instructor, University of Southern Colorado, Pueblo, Colorado.
Continuing Education–Instructed adult students in firearms use and trouble shooting, ammunition reloading, manufacture and re-manufacture, ballistics, firearms repair, and related subjects. Prepared course outline, tests, examinations, and charts for the class. Lectured and conducted class discussions.
 
Gunsmith/Manager, Pueblo Gun Repair, Pueblo, Colorado.
Managed sales and service, inventory, shipping and receiving, accounting, and trained interns in a gunsmith/gun repair shop. Repaired and serviced all types of firearms from antique muzzle-loaders to advanced machine-guns and silencers. This included making obsolete parts from scratch, by hand. Provided certified firearms repairs, and maintenance services, for businesses, police departments, security and military personal. Provided self-defense training, to include all firearms, to individuals, businesses, and security companies. Built custom firearms for customers to include custom made weapons for the physically challenged and police. This included making and/or customizing tactical rifles, submachineguns, handguns, tranquilizer guns and shotguns. Built and/or customized battering rams, door prying bars, door hammers, towing hooks and other “forced-entry tools.”
 
Volunteer Instructor, University of Southern Colorado, Pueblo, Colorado.
Continuing Education–Instructed adult students in classes of 1 to 5 people in English as a second language. This was done part-time for students that were having trouble with reading, writing and speaking the English language. Also taught some of the students the basics of typing, social “do and taboos”, civics, geography, and American history.
 
Teaching:
Taught “Firearms and the Law” to police and attorneys through Lorman’s Education Services of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and to Criminal Defense Attorney of Michigan (CDAM) Lansing Michigan. Students included Police Officer, Police Chiefs, Prosecutors, Defense Attorneys, Civil Attorneys, City Attorneys, Detectives, & others.

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