Police Experts for Civil Rights & Criminal Defense Attorneys

Gilbertson Investigations is a licensed, bonded, and insured private investigations agency in Washington State. The firm is focused on assisting civil rights and criminal defense attorneys nationwide with cases involving excessive force, false arrest, self-defense, and police misconduct. In the last four years the Agency Principal and CEO, Professor Gregory Gilbertson, has provided expert analysis to attorneys on more than 60 cases in 14 states. He has completed nearly two-dozen depositions and testified in both state and federal courts as an expert witness. Please click the Casework tab above for a listing of the agency’s attorney clients.

Greg Gilbertson began his career as a Distinguished Military Graduate of the U.S. Army Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Georgia. He then served as a commissioned officer of infantry soldiers. Later, he became a police officer with the cities of Atlanta and La Grange, Georgia. Duty related injuries and two major orthopedic surgeries ended his law enforcement career. Greg then became a tenured criminal justice professor at a Washington State community college, while also teaching part-time at two private universities. Once he acquired tenure, Greg opened Gilbertson Investigations and became a Licensed Private Investigator specializing in criminal defense casework. 

The origins of Greg’s expert witness practice can be traced to his service as an International Police Trainer in Iraq and Afghanistan. To qualify for international police training missions, the U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. Department of Justice vetted his curriculum vitae – both qualifying him as a Subject Matter Expert in Police Practices and Procedures. Greg then deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan as an International Police Trainer for over two years during time of war. Greg’s unique career as police officer, college professor, private investigator, and international police trainer enables him to analyze complex incidents for juries in a manner they can easily understand.

An evolving demand for police experts by civil rights and criminal defense attorneys prompted Greg to expand his agency practice. He now partners with colleagues nationwide in a number of related fields, to include:

  • Law Enforcement Training Jansen S. Cheek
  • Legal Research & ConsultingJudge Nelson Hunt (Ret.)
  • Information Technology & Artificial IntelligenceSamuel Small
  • Employment Law & Wrongful TerminationsJean Jorgensen, J.D.
  • Cold-Case Homicides, Interview & Deposition AnalysisD. Glenn Foster
  • Medicolegal Death Investigations Coroner & Professor Warren McLeod
  • Federal Cases, Interview & Deposition Analysis – Special Agent Chris Holland (Ret.)

In four years, Gilbertson Investigations has become a premiere source for attorneys seeking experts in law enforcement and self-defense analysis. Please review Greg’s credentials and those of his colleagues by clicking the Experts tab above.

If your client has been victimized by acts of excessive force, false arrest, abuse, or misconduct by a police officer, deputy sheriff, state trooper, or federal agent, call Gilbertson Investigations. Their insight, knowledge, and experience has helped dozens of attorneys achieve positive outcomes for their clients, and they can help you too.

“All that is necessary for evil to prevail is that good men do nothing.” Edmund Burke