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Jane Gray Associates, LLC

Jane Gray Associates, LLC

10199 Hyland Run
Plain City, Ohio 43064

Phone(614) 975-1997

Website https://www.janegrayphd.com/

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Dr. Jane Gray has extensive training and experience in the areas of premises liability and negligent hiring and retention. Her specific area of expertise resides in identifying the foreseeability of crime using a number of techniques, including evaluating the environment as would a criminal offender. Dr. Gray has interviewed hundreds of violent offenders in an effort to understand how they select locations for the commission of crime and has testified in numerous cases involving the foreseeability of criminal acts.

Services

Dr. Gray has assessed the foreseeability of crime in cases involving premises liability, mass shootings and other violent crimes, and negligent hiring and retention. These cases involved criminal acts occurring at the following locations:

Bars/Restaurants
Movie theaters
Apartment buildings
Hotels
Fast food outlets
Convenience stores
Parking facilities
Mental health facilities
Hospitals
Educational facilities
Shopping centers/Malls
Music festivals and concerts


Litigation Support Services

Dr. Jane Gray, Ph.D. provides expert testimony in cases involving premise liability and negligent hiring and retention by evaluating the foreseeability of crime. She does this by using her knowledge and research regarding decision-making by offenders as well as identifying and examining the correlates of crime that are relevant to each case.

Areas of Expertise

Additional Expertise:

Foreseeability of Criminal Events; Decision-making by Criminals; Negligent Hiring; Negligent Retention.

Profile

Dr. Gray has consulted with a number of public and private agencies as well as attorneys on matters concerning social science research in general, and criminal/deviant behavior in particular. With respect to her legal consulting, her area of expertise resides in identifying the foreseeability of crime largely by evaluating the environment as would a criminal offender. Her extensive research and experience with prison inmates provides the necessary framework for determining how offenders estimate their risk of criminal apprehension and the likelihood of a successful criminal outcome.

Over the past few years, Dr. Gray has been retained in nine prominent mass shooting cases and has developed a particular expertise in this area. Her focus is on the foreseeability and preventability of mass shootings and other violent crimes.


Jane Gray received her Ph.D. from Ohio State University in Sociology/criminology in 1988. Since then, she has taught at Florida State University, Ohio State University, and Capital University in Columbus, Ohio where she holds the rank of Professor Emeritus in the Department of Behavioral Sciences.


Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio - Senior Lecturer (2005 - retired 2015)

Capital University, Columbus, Ohio - Professor Emeritus (2002 - present)

Capital University, Columbus, Ohio - Chair, Department of Behavioral Sciences (2000-2001)

Capital University, Columbus, Ohio - Associate Professor, Criminology (1993-2001)

Capital University, Columbus, Ohio - Assistant Professor, Criminology (1988-1992)

Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida - Assistant Professor, Criminology (1987-1988)

Ohio University, Athens, Ohio - Adjunct Professor, Prison Program (1986-1991)

Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio - Graduate Teaching Associate, Sociology Department (1985 – 1987, 1982 – 1983)

Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio - Field Director, Disaster Research Center (1983 - 1985)

Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio - Project Manager, Disaster Research Center (1978 - 1981)

Areas Served

All States including Puerto Rico

Professional Experience

Hendrzak & Lloyd
Center Valley, PA
Premises Liability – Defense 2022

Morton & Germany, PLLC
Memphis, TN
Premises Liability – Plaintiff 2022


Corn Law
Houston, TX
Premises Liability – Plaintiff 2022

Allen, Stein & Durbin
San Antonio, TX
Premises Liability – Defense 2022

Harding & Associates, P.C.
Denver, CO
Premises Liability – Plaintiff 2022

Marshall Dennehey
Cleveland, OH
Premises Liability – Defense 2022

Buckman & Buckman P.A.
Sarasota, FL
Premises Liability – Plaintiff 2022

Branum Law Firm, PLLC
Oklahoma City, OK
Premises Liability – Plaintiff 2022

Taft Law Firm
Cincinnati, OH
Negligent Hiring and Retention – Plaintiff 2022

Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, PC
Pittsburgh, PA
Premises Liability – Defense 2022

Huff, Powell, Bailey
Atlanta, GA
Premises Liability – Defense 2022

Weston & Herzog, LLP
Glendale, CA
Premises Liability – Defense 2022

Davis Bethune Jones
Kansas City, MO
Premises Liability – Plaintiff 2022

Dickie, McCamey & Chilicote, PC
Cleveland, OH
Premises Liability – Defense 2022

Gallagher Sharp, LLP
Columbus, OH
Premises Liability – Defense 2022

Coleman, Hazzard, Taylor, Klaus, Doupé, & Diaz
Naples, FL
Premises Liability – Sex Trafficking – Defense 2021

Wadsworth, Margrey & Dixon, LLP
Jacksonville, FL
Premises Liability – Sex Trafficking – Defense 2021

Ehrenclou & Grover, LLC
Atlanta, GA
Premises Liability – Workplace Violence - Plaintiff 2021

Sommers Schwartz, P.C.
Southfield, MI
Premises Liability – Plaintiff 2021

Rodney & Etter, LLC
Houston, TX
Premises Liability – Plaintiff 2021

Kelley Law Firm
Dallas, TX
Premises Liability – Plaintiff 2021

Branum Law Firm, PLLC
Oklahoma City, OK
Premises Liability – Plaintiff 2021

Stark & Stark
Lawrenceville, NJ
Negligent Hiring and Retention – Plaintiff 2021

Steptoe & Johnson, PLLC
Huntington, WV
Premises Liability – Defense 2021

Thomas De Seno, Esq.
Neptune, NJ
Premises Liability - Plaintiff 2021

Danks & Danks
Evansville, IN
Premises Liability – Mass Shooting - Plaintiff 2021

Marino Finley LLP
Washington, D.C.
Premises Liability – Mass Shooting – Plaintiff 2021

McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman Co., LPA
Cleveland, OH
Premises Liability – Plaintiff 2021

Law Office of CS Winters
Westlake, OH
Premises Liability – Plaintiff 2021

Quattlebaum, Grooms & Tull PLLC
Little Rock, AR
Premises Liability – Mass Shooting – Defense 2021

Reilly McDevitt Henrich
Philadelphia, PA
Premises Liability – Defense 2021

Cooney Trybus Kwavnick Peets
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Premises Liability - Sex Trafficking - Defense 2021

Hodge James Jilpas & Nichols
Harlingen, TX
Active Shooter Police Procedures - Defense 2021

Marlow, Adler, Abrams, Newman & Lewis
Miami, FL
Premises Liability - Defense 2021

The Accurso Law Firm
Kansas City, MO
Premises Liability - Plaintiff 2021

Freund, Freeze & Arnold
Columbus, OH
Premises Liability – Defense 2021

Arnold & Itkin LLP
Houston, TX
Premises Liability – Plaintiff 2021

Hartline Barger, LLP
Houston, TX
Premises Liability - Defense 2020

Marlow, Adler, Abrams, Newman & Lewis
Miami, FL
Premises Liability - Defense 2020

Machulak Robertson & Sodos
Milwaukee, WI
Premises Liability - Plaintiff 2020

The Accurso Law Firm
Kansas City, MO.
Premises Liability - Plaintiff 2020

Roberts Perryman Law Firm
St. Louis, MO.
Premises Liability - Defense 2020

Moore Ingram Johnson & Steele, LLP
Marietta, GA
Premises Liability- Mass Shooting - Defense 2020

Ropers Majeski
San Jose, CA
Premises Liability - Mass Shooting - Defense 2020

Vijay Puligandla, Esq.
Toledo, OH
Premises Liability - Plaintiff 2020

Mitchell & Shapiro, LLP
Atlanta, GA
Premises Liability - Plaintiff 2020

Dickie, McCamey & Chilicote
Pittsburgh, PA
Premises Liability - Defense 2020

Athena Law Group Palo Alto, CA
Premises Liability - Plaintiff 2020

Law Offices of Raul Lopez
Albuquerque, NM
Premises Liability – Plaintiff 2020

Law Offices of David Efron, PC
San Juan, PR
Premises Liability - Plaintiff 2020

Law Office of R.E. Cox
San Antonio, TX
Premises Liability - Mass Shooting - Defense 2020

Weinberg Wheeler Hudgins Gunn & Dial
Atlanta, GA
Premises Liability - Defense 2020

Goetz & Eckland, PA
Minneapolis, MN
Premises Liability - Plaintiff 2020

Lambdin & Chaney, LLP
Denver, CO.
Negligent Hiring and Retention - Defense 2020

Eugene Hardiman, Esq.
Chicago, IL
Negligent Hiring and Retention - Plaintiff 2020

Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, LLP
New York, NY
Premises Liability - Mass Shooting - Defense 2020

The Saathoff Law Group, PC
Omaha, NE
Premises Liability - Plaintiff 2020

Isaac Wiles
Columbus, OH
Premises Liability - Defense 2020

Casey Gerry, LLP
San Diego, CA
Negligent Hiring and Supervision - Plaintiff 2020

Hungeling Rubenfield Law
Atlanta, GA
Premises Liability - Plaintiff 2020

Darr Firm
Alton, IL
Premises Liability - Plaintiff 2020

Saalfield Shad, P.A.
Jacksonville, FL
Premises Liability - Defense 2020

SCLaw
Louisville, KY
Premises Liability - Plaintiff 2020

Hanna Campbell & Powell, LLP
Akron, OH
Premises Liability - Defense 2019

Heenan & Cook, PLLC
Billings, MT
Negligent Hiring - Plaintiff 2019

Collins Roche Utley & Garner, LLC
Cleveland, OH
Negligent Hiring and Supervision - Defense 2019

William Butler, Esq.
Louisville, KY
Premises Liability - Plaintiff 2019

Martzell, Bickford & Centola, APC
New Orleans, LA
Premises Liability - Defense 2019

Weinberg Wheeler Hudgins Gunn & Dial
Miami, FL
Premises Liability - Defense 2019

Barkan Meizlish, LLP
Columbus, OH
Premises Liability - Plaintiff 2019

Davis Bethane Jones
Kansas City, MO
Premises Liability - Plaintiff 2019

Orlando Martinez Law, PC
Albuquerque, NM
Premises Liability - Plaintiff 2019

Dickie, McCamey & Chilicote, PC
Cleveland, OH
Premises Liability - Defense 2019

HKM, PA
Saint Paul, MN
Premises Liability - Defense 2019

Kenney & Henchen, PC
Colchester, VT
Premises Liability - Plaintiff 2019

Bernstein & Poisson
Las Vegas, NV
Premises Liability - Plaintiff 2019

Ferguson, Frost, Moore & Young, LLP
Montgomery, AL
Premises Liability - Defense 2019

Sinas, Dramis, Larkin, Graves & Waldman, P.C.
Chicago, IL
Premises Liability - Plaintiff 2019

Sico, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh, LLP
Houston, TX
Premises Liability - Plaintiff 2018

Rushton, Stakely, Johnston & Garrett , PA
Montgomery, AL
Premises Liability - Defense 2018

Martin Galvin, Esq.
Bronx, NY
Premises Liability – Defense 2018

Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, PC
Cleveland, OH
Premises Liability – Defense 2018

Provost Umphrey, LLP
Houston, TX
Premises Liability – Plaintiff 2017

MGM Resorts, International Operations, Inc et al.
Las Vegas, NV
Premises Liability - Mass Shooting, Mandalay Bay - Defense 2017

Mullins & MacMillan, PA
Kansas City, MO
Premises Liability – Defense 2017

Taylor/Anderson, LLP
Denver, CO 80202
Mass Shootings Premises Liability (2015, 2017 and 2018)

Provost Umphrey, LLP
Houston, TX
Premises Liability (2017)

Mullins & MacMillan, P.A.
Kansas City, MO
Premises Liability (2017)

Spiros Law
Champaign, IL
Negligent Hiring and Retention (2017)

Taxman, Pollack, Murray & Bekkerman
Chicago, IL
Negligent Hiring and Retention (2017)

O'Connell & Aronowitz
Albany, NY
Premises Liability (2017)

Irwin, Carmichael, Fraley, LLP
Centennial, CO
Premises Liability - (2017)

Fulmer, LeRoy & Albee, PLLC
Orlando, FL
Premises Liability (2016)

Shutts & Bowen, LLP
Orlando, FL
Premises Liability (2016)

Wegman, Hessler & Vanderburg
Cleveland, OH
Negligent Hiring and Retention (2016)

Chasen Boscolo, LLC
Greenbelt, MD
Premises Liability (2016)

Long & Marmero, LLP
Woodbury, NJ
Negligent Hiring and retention (2015)

Keis George, LLP
Cleveland, OH
Negligent Hiring and Supervision ( 2015)

Offut, Nord & Burchett
Huntington, WV
Premises Liability ( 2014)

Davis & Young
Cleveland, OH
Premises Liability ( 2013 and 2014)

Bourgeois, Dresser, White & McGourthy
Worcester, MA
Premises liability (Plaintiff) 2011

Kenneth Hicks, Esq.
Huntington, WV
Negligent hiring and retention, premises liability (Plaintiff) - 2010, 2011

Desmond Staples, Esq.
Tampa, FL
Premises liability (Plaintiff) 2010

Thielen, Foley & Mirdo
Bloomington, IL
Premises liability (Defense) - 2009

Jamie Oliver, Esq.
Columbus, OH
Premises liability (Plaintiff) - 2009

Winters & Masters
Cleveland, OH
Premises liability (Plaintiff) - 2007, 2011

G. Ian Crawford, Esq.
Cleveland, OH
Negligent hiring and retention (Plaintiff) - 2004

Scott Schiff, Esq.
Columbus, OH
Premises liability (Plaintiff) - 2004

Malek & Malek
Columbus, OH
Premises liability (Plaintiff) - 2004

Sindell, Young, Guidubaldi & Sucher
Cleveland, OH
Negligent hiring and retention/Premises liability (Plaintiff) - 2001, 1997

James McDonnell, Esq
Cleveland, OH
Premises liability (Plaintiff) - 1998

McLaughlin, McNally & Carlin
Youngstown, OH
Premises liability (Plaintiff) - 1998

Phillips & Mille
Middleburg, OH
Premises liability (Plaintiff) - 1998

Pickerel, Schaffer & Ebeling
Dayton, OH
Premises liability (Plaintiff) - 1998

David Green, Esq.
Hamilton, OH
Premises liability (Plaintiff) - 1994, 1996

Clark, Perdue & Roberts
Columbus , OH
Premises liability (Plaintiff) - 1992


Legal Experience & Services

Expert witness experience - 30 years


Affiliations

Member, American Society of Criminology
Member, American Sociological Association
Member, Board of Trustees, Alvis House Community Corrections Center, Columbus,
Ohio 2004 - 2007
Member, American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS)


Awards & Honors

Recipient of the 1988 "Top Ten" Teaching Award in the Undergraduate Honors Program - Florida State University

Recipient of the 1987 Graduate Teaching Award - Ohio State University


Seminars & Training

Controlling Sexual Solicitation and Importuning in Park Areas

Ohio Parks and Recreation Association Law Enforcement Section
Annual meeting in Columbus, Ohio, April 19, 2000.

Risk Assessment and the Decision to Commit Violent Crime: The Criminal Perspective
American Society of Criminology
Annual meeting in Washington, D.C., November, 1998.

The Use of Experts In Premises Liability Cases
Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers
Annual meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio, May 22, 1998.

Establishing Foreseeability in Premises Liability Cases and Ohio Premises Liability: Inadequate of Negligent Security
Professional Education Systems, Inc.
Cleveland, Ohio (February 20, 1997) and Columbus, Ohio (February 21, 1997).


Publications

"The ABCs of Premises Security Liability Cases", in the proceedings of the Negligent Law Seminar, Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, 1992

"Research Findings on Community and Organizational Preparations for and Responses to Acute Chemical Emergencies", Public Management, Vol. 68, No. 3 (March, 1986)

"First Responders and Their Initial Behavior in Hazardous Chemical Transportation Accidents", in Recent Advances in Hazardous Materials Transportation Research: An Internal Exchange, ed. by Edythe Traylor Crump (Wash., D.C.: Transportation Research Board, National Research Council, 1986

"Characteristic Patterns of and Variations in Community Responses to Acute Chemical Emergencies" Journal of Hazardous Materials, Vol. 4 (1981)


Professional References

Kevin S. Taylor
Taylor Anderson, LLP
1600 N. Broadway, Suite 900
Denver, CO
(303) 551-6651

Warren George, Esq.
Cleveland, OH
(216) 241-4100

Steven Nord
Huntington, WV
(304) 529-2999

Roy Bourgeois, Esq.
Worcester, MA
(508) 798-8801


Education

Ph.D. Sociology - Ohio State University, 1988

M.P.A. Labor and Human Relations - Ohio State University, 1980

B.S. Zoology - Ohio State University, 1978




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