Restaurant Expert Witness, Author, and Instructor
Howard Cannon is the world’s most sought after forensic restaurant expert witness and restaurant-industry consultant, with more than 175 testifying cases and several hundred pre-litigation consulting matters to his credit. He is called on by judges, juries, plaintiff and defense lawyers, members of the media, and industry executives to provide unbiased opinions pertaining to an astonishing variety of matters and incidents impacting the restaurant and bar industry across the United States and in markets around the globe. He has handled a plethora of underlying legal matters in which employees, customers, and vendors have been injured, harmed, sickened, maimed, or killed on the premises of restaurants; and, countless cases and projects of various sizes, types, and kinds pertaining to restaurant and bar operations, marketing, human resources, sales and profit performance, management oversight, purchasing, pilferage, and theft. Howard is the author of several books, including Restaurant OSHA Safety and Security: The Book of Restaurant Industry Standards & Best Practices© (2016),The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Starting Your Own Restaurant© (2001) and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Starting Your Own Restaurant© (2005), published and distributed in bookstores in dozens of countries around the globe. He has appeared on national, regional, and local television and radio, and has been featured on The Dr. Oz Show, Live with Anderson Cooper, Hotel Impossible, Travel Channel, Inside Edition, CBS, and Fox, to name just a few. Cannon has given hundreds of workshops, seminars, speeches, and interviews, and has been published in countless magazines and newspapers.