Stephen Melia – S. Melia Consulting, LLC

Forney, Texas

General Specialty

Premises Liability

Specialty Focus

Bodily Injury Claims
Crime Foreseeability
Crime Prevention
Crime Risk Analysis
False Arrest
Guard Performance/Supervision
Mall Security
Negligent Security Claims
Parking Lot Security
Premises Liability
Retail Falling Merchandise Accidents
Retail Safety
Retail Safety Policy
Retail Security
Risk Assessment
Shopping Centers Security
Slip and Fall Accidents
Threat Assessment
Trip And Fall Accidents
Workplace Violence

Primary Areas of Expertise

Security and Premises Liability

Retail Safety and Injury

Security Practices and Procedures

Stephen Melia has over 35 years of experience in safety and security management. He spent over 31 years of his career with Walmart Stores, Inc. where he led positive change within the safety and security field by directing and guiding teams to achieve initiatives that further benefited the productivity and reputation of the business.

Stephen continued his career as security director for one of the largest churches in the nation affording him the opportunity to lead the armed security team and establish policy and procedure designed to improve safety and security initiatives.

In 2015, Stephen Melia established S. Melia Consulting, LLC. As an expert witness, he is conveniently located in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area to service your needs nationwide. Stephen provides attorneys with professional reports, evidence reviews, depositions and court testimony that support his fact-based analysis and conclusions. ​His working knowledge concerning operations and procedures are considered standard in the industry as it relates to security, safety, investigations, premises liability, threat management, accident/injury prevention, crisis response and security event planning.


Recent cases involve:

  • Falling merchandise injury
  • Slip and fall accident
  • Trip and fall accident
  • Injury due to assault on parking lot
  • Customer injury due to employee negligence
  • Employee injury due to unsafe company practices
  • Fatality due to criminal activity on retail property
  • Negligent security at shopping mall



  • Texas Private Security Certification Level III & Level IV
  • American Heart Association Basic Life Safety and First Aid Certification
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration Certification
  • Wicklander-Zulawski Interview and Interrogation Techniques



  • IAPSC – International Association of Professional Security Consultants
  • ASIS – American Society for Industrial Security
  • LPF – Loss Prevention Foundation


Years in Practice: 35+


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