John San Agustin
FOUNDER OF SAN AGUSTIN CONSULTING AND LECTURING
John will be discussing the Evolution of the Active Shooter Response as it relates to houses of worship. John will present information, case studies, profiles, and the methodology of the active shooter. He has instructed thousands of prosecutors, attorneys, law enforcement personnel, educators, and students from high school to college graduate students in the field of crime scene investigation, high-tech crime, crime scene reconstruction, multiple disciplines of forensic science, legal aspects of forensic science, and interview and interrogation. He worked for approximately seventeen years of law enforcement experience culminating in his career as the commander of the investigation division for the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office. John has taught for over 14 years at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, and has been a guest speaker for numerous homicide conferences in the United States, Canada, and the Mariana Islands. He has frequently been retained in hundreds of cases for criminal and civil attorneys. He has investigated or supervised hundreds of complex case investigations including but not limited to officer-involved shootings, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, forgery, fraud, felony assault, and homicide. He has also been involved in hundreds of death investigations throughout the United States.
Death investigations such as homicide cases for both the prosecution and defense most notably People v. Scott Peterson in California, the Tom Clements assassination, the Columbine High School shooting investigation, and the Jon Benet Ramsey murder.
Bob Brown, Esq.
Church & Ministry Law
Schmitt Schneck Even & Williams
Over his 49-year legal career, Bob’s experience includes work as an insurance defense trial attorney, certified specialist in real estate law, and over 20 years focusing on nonprofit and faith-based organizations. Through his nonprofit work years, Bob represented secular and faith-based nonprofit entities, including churches, parachurch ministries, synagogues, gurdwaras, human services organizations, rescue missions, summer camps, faith-based schools, and other faith-based and secular charities. He has served as an adjunct professor at Phoenix Seminary teaching classes to pastors on dispute resolution and a semester course on critical legal issues for pastors. He served as Board Chair for Streetlight USA, a local charity that operates a residential rehabilitation facility for teen victims of sex trafficking. He has served as a moderator in the Arizona State Bar’s Mandatory Professionalism Course for many years.
An NRA practical pistol instructor, Arizona Armed Security Guard Instructor, and Arizona Concealed Carry Permit Instructor, Bob served for more than a decade on the City of Phoenix’s Use of Force Review Board and Disciplinary Review Board. He helped write policies and procedures for armed security on mega-church campuses. He attended handgun, rifle, and defensive shotgun courses at Gunsight, Front Sight, Insight Firearms Training and Development, and Arizona Church Security Training Network, to name a few.
A trusted advisor to pastors, business administrators, board members, and committees, Bob assists in identifying risks and implementing appropriate protections for key assets of the organization. He counsels boards and leadership teams on campus development and construction, church planting, entity planning services, risk management, real estate & asset protection, insurance coverage, mandatory abuse reporting, media response, protecting religious liberties, board and staff training, and acts as general counsel to help resolve ongoing operational concerns.
Bob founded the Campus Preservation Planning program to protect critical assets of faith-based and secular charities against uninsurable, underinsured, and uninsured unjust claims while simultaneously improving overall risk management and stewardship. You can expect sensitivity to and understanding of, current legal issues facing churches, ministries, and other faith-based organizations from each member of our Church & Ministry Law group.