Litigation Support

Unlike other businesses, the cannabis industry is highly regulated. Each state that has legalized the growing, processing, or sale of cannabis has its own rules and regulations regarding security. WJ Cousins and Associates has a thorough knowledge of the state-mandated security regulations, as well as the entire cannabis business from “seed to sale.”

With over 35 years of security experience in both the public and private sector—along with years of experience in securing cannabis facilities—our founder Bill Cousins is uniquely qualified to assist attorneys in preparing for litigation in this industry. With 22 years as a Special Agent with the United States Secret Service—combined with over 13 years in the private sector—Bill Cousins is uniquely qualified to assist attorneys in preparing for litigation cases.

His area of expertise include premises liability, risk management, security policies and procedures, security guard training, inadequate training and inadequate security as they relate to cannabis facilities.

Mr. Cousins has earned the coveted Certified Protection Professional (CPP) certification from the American Society for Industrial Security. He is experienced at writing policies, procedures and crisis management plans. Mr. Cousins holds a Master of Science degree from the prestigious Johns Hopkins University from the Police Executive Leadership Program. He is an adjunct professor in the Criminal Justice department at Oakland University and has presented domestically and internationally on the subject of security.

WJ Cousins & Associates provides litigation support for:

  • Premises Liability
  • Physical Security Assessments
  • Risk Management
  • Security Policies and Procedures
  • Security Guard Training
  • Inadequate Training
  • Inadequate Security
  • Expert Witness Testimony

Expert Witness Services

With more than 35 years of experience in law enforcement and security, WJ Cousins and Associates are highly qualified to offer services as an expert witness, litigation support, security consultant, and professional trainer. Mr. Cousins represents both plaintiff and the defense.

Whether you need consulting, expert testimony, opinions, reports, or onsite inspections, contact us if you need litigation support in these specific areas:

  • Use of Force
  • Security for Marijuana Facilities
  • School Security
  • Security Guards
  • Security Management
  • Workplace Violence

About William J. Cousins:
A retired Supervisory Special Agent with the United States Secret Service, Mr. Cousins has continued his career for over 15 years in the private sector. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and their Police Executive Leadership Program, where he earned a Master of Science degree in Leadership and Community Development. He is board certified by the American Society of Industrial Security, having earned the Certified Protection Professional (CPP) designation.

An experienced speaker about security, Mr. Cousins also serves as an adjunct professor in the Criminal Justice Department at Oakland University, where he teaches security administration.

So, do you have cannabis clients that need advice on risk management and security?

Well, WJ Cousins and Associates has years of experience in this industry and an established record of assisting cannabis businesses. They have created security plans, policies, and procedures for different classifications of cannabis licenses. Contact us to learn more.

To stay up-to-date on the cannabis and security industries, WJ Cousins and Associates have a variety of affiliations and memberships in professional and/or industry organizations:

  • Detroit Crime Commission – Commissioner
  • Oakland County Sheriff Advisory Council – Member
  • American Society for Industrial Security – Member and Former Board of Directors-Detroit Chapter
  • Association of Certified Commercial Cannabis Experts – Member
  • International Chiefs of Police – Member
  • Association of Former U.S. Secret Service Agents – Member

How can we help you? Reach out to us today to tell us exactly what you need.