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Case Experience

Case Experience of Greg Ferris

Cases with Court Testimony or Deposition:

1997  -  Defense Attorneys,  A. Brown and J. Norton  (Defendant Huckaba)-  Assertion of self defense in shooting death by teenager. Certified as Expert in Self Defense/Use of Deadly Force

1998  -  Defense Attorneys, A. Brown and J. Norton (Defendant Brooks, SAPD Officer)  -  Assertion of self defense in shooting of citizen by off-duty San Antonio police officer. Certified as Expert in Self Defense/Use of Deadly Force

1998  -  Defense Attorneys, A. Brown and J. Norton - Prosecutor, Tylden Shaeffer , Asst. DA (Defendant Trevino) -  Assertion of self defense in shooting death by gang member. Certified as Expert in Firearms Handling

1998  -  Defense Attorneys, A. Brown and J. Norton - (Defendant Rodriguez) -  Assertion of self defense and defense of property.  Shooting occurred during home burglary/criminal trespass at night. Certified as Expert in Self Defense/Use of Deadly Force

2001  -  Defense Attorney Joe Turner - 299th State District Court of Texas (Defendant Sanford) - Murder Charged - Assertion of self defense and 3rd party defense.  Certified as Expert in Handgun Design/Function with reference to Case Ejection patterns

2003  -   Attorney Joe Turner - 22nd State District Court of Texas (Defendant Harvey) - Murder Charged - Assertion of self defense. Certified as Expert in Self Defense/Use of Deadly Force

2003  -   Defense Attorneys, A. Brown and J. Norton - 227th State District Court of Texas (Defendant Esparza)  - Murder Charged - Assertion of self defense in shooting mother and the subsequent death of unborn infant. Certified as Expert in Self Defense/Use of Deadly Force

2004  -   Defense Attorney Larry Sauer - 167th State District Court of Texas (Defendant Colunga)   Capital Murder Charged - Assertion of accidental firearm discharge.  Certified as Expert in Firearms Operation/Function and Mechanics

2004  -  Defense Attorneys, A. Brown  and J. Norton - Murder Charged - Assertion of self defense use of knife.  Consult with regard to self defense and deadly force use tactics. Testimony challenged in qualification hearing and not allowed.

2005  -  Plaintiff Attorney, O. Cantu  -  Federal Civil Suit  (Plaintiff Guardiola)  - Assertion of wrongful death, excessive deadly force by sheriff officer. Consult/Deposition with regard to arrest tactics, police procedure, tactics and handgun ballistics.

2005  -  Plaintiff Attorneys, C. Shattles and P. Watkins  -  Federal Civil Suit (Plaintiff Villareal)  Assertion of wrongful death, excessive deadly force by federal DEA agent.  Consult/Deposition with regard to arrest tactics, police procedure, tactics and handgun ballistics.  Qualification as expert witness was challenge in motion hearing and qualification was granted.

2008 -  Defense Attorney Hilda Valadez - 227th State District Court of Texas "IMPACT COURT" -  (Defendant Martinez) Aggravated Assault w/Firearm. Assertion of incorrect firearm caliber determination by county deputies and ballistic forensic examiner. Certified as Expert in Firearm Caliber Designations

2016 - Defense Attorney J. Charles Bunk - 290th State District Court - (Defendant Alcorta)  Murder Charged - Asserttion
of Accidental Shooting.  Certified as Expert in S&W ("N" Frame,  Model 58) revolver trigger mechanism/Single and Double action trigger pull weights.

Consultation Only Cases

1988  -  Law Offices of P. Maloney - Assertion of  "defective design of firearm"  involved in accidental discharge injuring firearm owner

1995  -  City of San Antonio  - Accidental firearm discharge by SA police officer, assertion of  "auditory exclusion"

1997  -  Attorney B. Campion  -  Inspection and verification of Class III firearm

2000  -  Attorney:  O. Cantu - Assertion of excessive deadly force by S.A. police officer, consult with regard to arrest tactics and police procedure (Civil case)

2001   -  Attorney:  T. Shaeffer -  Assertion of self defense in discharging firearm in city limits (misdemeanor charge) Consult with regard to self defense and firearm use

2002  -  Attorney: S. Smith  -  Assertion of justification in Deadly Conduct charge, threatening display of firearm.  Consult with regard to self defense and deadly force tactics

2002  -  Attorney:  E. Camara  -  Consult on firearm operation in shooting case.

2002  -  Attorney:  B. Campion  - Assertion of self defense use of knife.  Consult with regard to self defense and deadly force tactics

2002  -   Attorney: A. Brown  -  Assertion of self defense by CHL holder, consult with regard to self defense tactics and CHL certification process and instruction

2003  -   Attorney: Billy McNabb  -  Assertion of excessive force by San Marcos P.D. / SW Texas University police officers during arrest, consult with regard to self defense, arrest tactics and police procedure

2004  -  Attorney: Billy McNabb  -  Assertion of excessive force by police officer during arrest, consult with regard to self defense, arrest tactics and police procedure

2004  -  Attorney: A. Brown  -  Assertion of excessive force by police officer during arrest, consult with regard to self defense, arrest tactics and police procedure

2005  -  Attorney: O. Cantu  -  Assertion of self defense, charge of deadly conduct with pellet rifle.  Consult with regard to self defense, deadly force tactics and ballistic potential of a pellet rifle to constitute a deadly force instrument.

2005  -  Attorneys: C. Shattles and P. Watkins  -  (Federal Civil Suit)  Assertion of wrongful death, excessive deadly force by federal DEA agent.  Consult/Deposition with regard to arrest tactics, police procedure, tactics and handgun ballistics.

2008  -  Attorney:  B. Campion  - Federal Drug Sentencing - Consult on antique collectible firearms with regard to suitability/use by drug dealer

2009  -  Attorney:  Doug Daniel and Brandon Hudson - Assertion of self defense use of handgun. Consult with regard to projectile ricochet, bullet tumbling and self defense tactics.

2010  -  Attorney: Donald H. Flanary III - Assertion of Accidental Shooting.  Consult with regard to firearm projectile ballistic trajectory and firearm mechanical function

2011 - Attorneys: Charles Gold and George Taylor - Assertion of wrongful off-duty police actions.  Consult with regard to police tactics, departmental procedures in deadly force shooting by off-duty sheriff deputy during non-departmental employment incident at apartment complex and issue of proper police officer identification

2013-14 - Attorneys: R. Sean Page, Vaughan E. Waters. Gerald R. Zwernemann - Assertion of Negligence by s Gun Range contributing to accidental shooting of one customer by another customer.  Consult with regard to shooting range safety policies/standards, safe weapon handling standards, ballistic issue, firearm function and design.

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