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Richard T. Picciochi
Forensic Document Examiner
110 Jericho Turnpike, Suite 104A
Floral Park NY 11001
phone: (516) 326-1122
Richard T. Picciochi is a Questioned Document Examiner with over thirty years of experience in the New York City Police Department Crime Laboratory and in private practice. He is retired from the NYPD Forensic Investigation Division where he was a Detective, Document Examiner and the Technical Supervisor of the Questioned Document Unit. In the course of his career he has examined thousands of disputed signature, handwriting and document cases, participated in numerous high profile investigations and testified in trials including the "Zodiac" homicides and the first terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York City.

Mr. Picciochi possesses a background that integrates the academic sciences, applied forensic sciences and law enforcement investigations. He has earned a Master of Science degree in Forensic Science and has received extensive specialized training in questioned document analysis by the NYPD, the FBI and the United States Secret Service. Mr. Picciochi is a Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Document Examiners (ABFDE) and was awarded certification upon completion of comprehensive written, practical and oral examinations. He is also a member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and the International Association for Identification.

Mr. Picciochi specializes in the examination of signatures, handwriting and other document problems. He can provide on-site inspections, comprehensive written reports, demonstrative exhibits and expert testimony. Mr. Picciochi will accept civil, criminal and administrative cases and offers his services to both Plaintiff and Defense attorneys.
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Allan Bayle
Independent Fingerprint Expert
77 Great North Way
London England NW4 1PT
phone: 044-0208-201-5687
fax: 044-0208-201-5687
Allan Bayle is a Forensic Scientist who has been engaged in the Identification of Persons by means of Finger, Thumb and Palm Prints for more than 31 years. Mr. Bayle is a member of the Society of Expert Witnesses and enrolled on the United Kingdom Register of Expert Witnesses. During his career with the Metropolitan Police Service, his name was on the register of Fingerprint Experts in England & Wales, which is held at The National Training Centre for Scientific Support to Crime Investigation in Durham, on behalf of the Association of Chief Police Officers.

Mr. Bayle successfully completed the basic and advanced Forensic Scene Examination courses within the Metropolitan Police Service. He accomplished five operational tours of duty, examining scenes of crime covering burglary to murder scenes. In 1993, he received a commendation for his outstanding scene examination.

Allan Bayle has been a recognized expert since 1981. In April 1998, he completed a Forensic Ridgeology course in America and has given evidence on finger / palm identifications and related matters in all types of courts, including the Federal Court in Philadelphia, USA. He is considered considered Britain's leading authority on Forensic Ridgeology.

Areas of Expertise
  • Re-examination of Latent Print Evidence
  • Examination and Analyzing of Evidence for Latent Finger and Palm Prints (prosecution or defense
  • Comparison of Latent Prints and Inked (record) Finger and Palm Prints
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Cindy Hull, IAI-CLPE
827 Arnold Drive, Ste 230
Martinez CA 94553
phone: 888-659-7447
Cindy Hull, IAI-CLPE, is a Forensic Consultant with over 20 years of Friction Ridge Analysis and Crime Scene Processing experience. Ms. Hull has been employed as a Latent Finger Print Supervisor with the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office for eleven years and a Latent Print Examiner for four years, an employee for the Division of Criminal Investigations for the State of Iowa as a Fingerprint Technician for over five years, a former pre-trial investigator with the Coralville Detention Facility, and an Evidence Technician with the San Diego Police Department.

She is a Certified Latent Print Examiner with the International Association for Identification, the President of the California State Division of the International Association for Identification, the Coordinator of the Northern California Forensic Study Group, a Member of the International Association for Identification, and an Affiliate Member of the California Association of Criminalists.

Cindy Hull has been providing expert testimony in the fields of Fingerprint Analysis, Fingerprint Processing, and Crime Scene Processing since 2000. Her services are available to attorneys for Plaintiff and Defense.

Latent Print Casework:
  • Process porous and non-porous surfaces using a variety of reagent techniques
  • Compare unknown fingerprints/latent prints to known fingerprints
  • Verify fingerprint / latent print conclusion(s)
  • Automated Fingerprint Identification System latent print searches
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Donald R. Schuessler, MS
Physical Evidence Consultant
PO Box 8528
Coburg OR 97408
phone: 541-517-0397
Donald R. Schuessler, MS is a Physical Evidence and Certified Bloodstain Pattern Examiner. He has been working in Forensic Evidence Evaluation and Crime Scene Investigation since 1978. His previous work for the Eugene Police Department and as a Deputy Medical Examiner provide a broad base of experience and knowledge useful to both the defense and prosecution and have contributed to many successful case resolutions.

The only certified examiner in the state of Oregon, Mr. Schuessler provides expert witness testimony throughout the Pacific Northwest. He has given expert opinion testimony in the state courts of Oregon, Washington, California, Utah and federal courts in Oregon and Washington. He also provides consultations and case review in Oregon, Washington, California, Nevada, Idaho, New Jersey, Ohio, and Arizona.

Areas of Expertise:
  • Crime Scene Reconstruction
  • Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
  • Latent Print Identification
  • Shooting Reconstruction - Bullet Flight Path
  • Footwear Impression Identification
  • Death Investigation
  • Serial Number Restoration
  • Firearms Operation Identification
  • Presumptive Blood Test
  • Marijuana Identification
  • Digital Photography
  • Evidence Integrity / Chain of Custody Procedure
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    David Goodwin
    Owner / Director
    8 The Sidings
    Irthlingborough Northamptonshire NN9 5RZ
    phone: 44-0-7846-401211
    fax: 44-0-1604-533409
    David Goodwin has over 32 years of Fingerprint Analysis and has been a Home Office registered Fingerprint Expert for over 28 years. The Owner and Director of Fingerprint Associates Ltd., Mr. Goodwin is a recognised fingerprint expert with very recent knowledge of IDENT1 and other Bureau activities and is registered with the National Policing Improvement Agency (N.P.I.A) as an Expert Advisor. His background includes 10 years with the Metropolitan Police, New Scotland Yard and 18 Years with Northamptonshire Police as the Head of Fingerprint Services. Mr. Goodwin has prepared and presented Expert Fingerprint Evidence in Courts of all types.

    Skills Base:
    • Foundation Fingerprint Course
    • Intermediate Fingerprint Course
    • Advanced Fingerprint Course
    • Scene Examiner
    • Trained as Crime Scene Manager
    • FERRT (Forensic Evidence Recovery and Retrieval Techniques) Trained
    Areas of Expertise:
    • Criminal Cases - Perform a comparison of an identified case and offer an independent analysis of the identification. Offer evidence to advise the Defense on related fingerprint matters.
    • Immigration - Provide an impartial comparison of sets of fingerprints in dispute and provide an independent report into the comparison.
    • Civil Cases - Assist Courts and Tribunals throughout the UK and abroad on issues involving contracts, wills and covenants.
    • International Electoral Services - analyze ballot slips for duplicate or multiple thumb impressions.
    • Fingerprint Development - developed fingermarks are photographed in line with published guidelines which allow for "cradle to grave" service.
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    Kenneth R. Moses
    San Francisco CA 94127
    phone: 415-664-2600
    Kenneth R. Moses has 45 years of experience in forensic evidence. Specialist in criminal defense and Innocence Projects nationwide. Graduate of U.C.Berkeley, established the CSI Unit of the San Francisco Crime Laboratory and was instrumental in the installation of automated fingerprint systems across U.S.

    Expert Testimony In:
    • Latent Fingerprints
    • Crime Scene Analysis and Reconstruction
    • Crime Scene Policies and Procedures
    • Professional Standards
    • Computer Enhancement of Fingerprints
    • Automated Fingerprint Systems
    • Evaluation of Fingerprint Evidence
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    B.Sc., LL.B., C.F.Sc.
    307, Supertech Residency, Sec-5
    phone: 91-981-112-1660 Cell: 91-981-112-1691
    Mr. V C Misra is a leading Forensic Handwriting, Finger Print and Document Examiner with over 21 years of experience. He has solved and given opinion on thousands of cases in India, UK, USA, Canada, Japan, Australia, Germany, Italy, France, Russia, South Africa and UAE.

    Mr. Misra's Expertise Includes:
    • Examination of Handwriting, Signatures, Fraudulent Additions and Alterations
    • Approximate Age of Documents
    • Photo Static and Scanned Transplantations of Signatures
    • Traced, Freehand and Impersonation Forgeries
    • Denial of Normal or Disguised (Changed) Signatures
    • Anonymous Letters
    • Body Writings on Account Opening Forms
    • Denial of Withdrawal of Money
    • Development of Latent Finger or Palm Prints from the Cheques
    • Bank Documents by Ninhydrin (Chemical) Method Used for Impression Sweat on Paper
    • Opinions on Folds
    • Sequence of Strokes and Distinction Between Inks
    • Insertion of Typed or Printed Matter
    • Fake Currency Notes
    • Credit Card Forgeries
    • Identification of Computer Typed Documents
    • Fake Seals and Rubber Stamps
    Mr. Misra's Expert Opinion is Available in the Following Languages: English; French; German; Russian; Spanish; Hindi; Gujarati; Urdu; Marathi; Regional Languages of India or Abroad.

    Clients Include:
    Air Force Police
    Bank of Tokyo
    Bechtel (India)
    Bennett & Coleman
    Birla Soft
    Delhi Police
    Delhi University
    Duncan Industries
    I.C.I. Fertilizer
    IIT New Delhi & Kanpur
    Industries & MNC's
    J & K Bank
    JNU New Delhi
    Main Detective Agencies
    Private Parties
    Punjab National Bank
    Standard Chartered Bank
    State Bank of India
    U.P. Financial Corporation
    U.P. Police
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    Newman Forensic Services
    Carla Murray Newman
    Latent Fingerprint Examiner
    P.O. Box 246810
    Sacramento CA 95824
    phone: 916-970-5965
    Carla Murray Newman is a Latent Print Examiner with extensive latent print comparison experience. Certified by the International Association for Identification, she is a proactive, performance-driven forensic scientific investigator and laboratory manager leading cradle to grave processing of complex crime scenes, inclusive of collecting, documenting, photographing, and packaging of evidence.

    Selected Background Experience - Ms. Murray Newman's experience has included spearheading a major Crimes Unit, responding to homicides and high profile crimes with real-time results on a 24/7 on-call basis alongside detectives. She also managed a combat support agency within Defense Intelligence Enterprise, handling highly classified latent cases, and was an integral part of several task forces implementing strategic planning to resolve crime series.

    Litigation Support - Ms. Murray Newman has testified over 350 times in Juvenile, Municipal, Superior, and Federal Courts. She provides case review, deposition, and trial litigation support for cold case homicides and missing person reports. Her services include reviewing cases for accuracy and insuring that all standard operating procedures are followed. Ms. Murray Newman's skill set allows her to determine if proper sequential processing was completed and if scientific methodology was used.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Latent Examination
    • Evidence Processing / Sensitive Site Exploitation
  • Inked Print Collection
  • Forensic Photography and Videography
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    Michael Gervais
    Owner/Lead Investigator
    1442 E. Lincoln Ave., Unit 486
    Orange CA 92865
    phone: 714-579-7797
    fax: 714-792-0600
    Michael P. Gervais is an experienced Private Investigator with 30 years of experience in Law Enforcement. He has a strong educational background which includes an A.S. in Criminal Justice and numerous certificates in law enforcement science and criminal justice. His background also includes four years in the US Marine Corps as a Military Policeman, Scout, and White House Honor Guard. His company, Silent Warrior, is located in Southern California and provides state and nationwide services.

    Mr. Gervais has extensive knowledge of criminal prosecution with both county and federal Grand Juries. Available to both Plaintiff and Defense, his Litigation Services include surveillance, interviews, statements, trial preparation, and subpoena / process services by registered Process Servers. Mr. Gervais's practical experience, continuing education, new resources, and technology allow for accurate results and undisputable evidence.

    Silent Warrior SealAreas of Expertise:
    • Surveillance
    • Counter Surveillance Detection (Bug Sweeping)
    • Criminal Investigations
    • Civil Investigations
    • Asset Investigations
    • Organized Crime
    • Crime Scene Processing (Dusting for Prints)
    • Interrogation & Interviewing
    • Cheating Spouse Investigations
    • Computer Forensics Investigations
    • Polygraph Testing
    • Process Server
    • Executive and Corporate Personal Threat Assessments
    • PSE & Voice Stress Analysis for Lie Detection
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