Emily J. Will
, Certified Document Examiner, practiced privately for 24 years examining cases from 35 states and overseas in her well-equipped laboratory
Ms. Will is certified by the Board of Forensic Document Examiners and by the National Association of Document Examiners. She has testified in state civil and criminal courts in NC, FL, SC, KY, VA, NY, NJ, PA, IN, MI, TN and Washington D.C., and in federal court. Ms. Will has been appointed by state and federal courts.
Areas of Expertise
Handwriting Identification, Alterations, Obliterations, Sequence and Chronology in cases involving - Domestic/Business DisputesChecksWillsContractsMedical RecordsElection BallotsDeedsOther Questioned Documents
Member - Association of Forensic Document Examiners (AFDE). Elected Secretary in 2005
Member - National Association of Document Examiners.
Member of the International Graphonomics Society - a society for the science and technology of handwriting and other graphic skills.
Member of the ASTM, International Subcommittee E 30.02 on Questioned Documents.
This article is based upon the text of the article by the same name which was printed in the Trial Briefs, the quarterly publication of the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, in the 3rd Quarter of 1988. Some modifications to the text and format have been made.
In this case, comments were added to a document. Were they written by the same person who wrote the body of the document? The case was atypical because it focused on printed rather than cursive writing. Although there was not a large amount of writing, a conclusive opinion was possible. The Questioned Document is a photocopy of a government form. K1 refers to the known writing, and Q1,2 and 3 are the questioned writing.