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FC Consulting & Expert Witness

FC Consulting & Expert Witness

8385 Vivaro Isle Way
Windermere, Florida 34786

Phone(845) 220-8284


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Gary Deel, PhD, JD has more than 10 years of experience in executive-level positions in the hospitality industry and more than 12 years of experience teaching hospitality management and law curriculum for some of the nation's top hotel schools.

Dr. Deel holds both a PhD in Hospitality and a JD in Law, so he understands the nuances of expert witness testimony from the perspective of attorney strategy. He has also worked in a variety of different hospitality industry capacities including operations, sales, security and risk management, training and administration, and others. His services are available to help attorneys make the strongest possible arguments for clients in hospitality-related cases. Dr. Deel offers expert witness services nationwide in the areas of:

Travel and Tourism
Meetings and Events
Theme Parks
Cruise Lines
Golf Courses

Recent Cases:
Suit against Miami beach resort involving catastrophic injury in the ocean and hotel duty to warn about latent hazards known to hotel and not obvious to visitors (plaintiff).
Suit against Orlando city center convention hotel involving sexual assault of a minor guest by an employee and hotel duty to monitor employee whereabouts and activities (plaintiff).


Dr. Deel offers expert witness services in the areas of hotels, resorts, restaurants, travel and tourism, meetings and events, cruise lines, and other related hospitality industry sectors.

Litigation Support Services

Expert witness and consulting services offered for cases involving hospitality, hotels, restaurants, travel and tourism, etc.

Areas of Expertise

Additional Expertise:

Meetings and Events, Cruise Lines.

Areas Served

All states. Nationwide availability.

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Bar license - FL
Bar license - NV
Bar license - DC

Legal Experience & Services

JD in Law and bar licenses in Florida and Nevada.
Experience practicing as a lawyer in Las Vegas.
Prior expert witness experience (see case history).


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Professional References

Dr. Kevin Murphy - University of Central Florida
Dr. Robert Woods - University of Nevada Las Vegas
Dr. Marie Harper - American Public University System


Dr. Deel holds the following degrees:
PhD in Hospitality Administration from the University of Nevada Las Vegas
JD in Law from Florida A&M University
BS and MS in Hospitality Management from the University of Central Florida
AS in Hospitality Management and Culinary Management from Valencia College
AS and BS in Space Studies from American Public University System

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