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Jeff Sedlik
Photography Expert Witness and Consultant
Los Angeles, California
New York, New York
CA, NY
USA
phone: 626-808 0000 or CA: 212- 447 1255 NY
FORENSIC EXPERT WITNESS - PHOTOGRAPHY

Professor Jeff Sedlik has decades of experience at the highest level of professional photography including advertising, corporate, editorial and stock. He is a respected and acknowledged authority on photography having served as Past National President of professional photography's leading trade organization, "Advertising Photographers of America". Professor Sedlik is also an experienced Expert Witness.

Areas of Expertise:
  • Contracts
  • Copyright
  • Licensing
  • Publicity Rights
  • Model Releases
  • Lost/Damaged Film
  • Stock Photography
  • Business Practices
  • Forensic Scene Recreation
  • Forensic Image Analysis
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    Richard T. Picciochi
    Forensic Document Examiner
    110 Jericho Turnpike, Suite 104A
    Floral Park NY 11001
    USA
    phone: (516) 326-1122
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    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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    Certified Forensic Document Examiner
    1025 Cypress Street
    Abilene TX 79601
    USA
    phone: 325-668-7474
    fax: 325-202-2869
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    Background: Do you have a forged or altered document? I can promptly and accurately solve your problem. My years of experience can solve cases of forgery, altered numbers, record alteration, graffiti, anonymous writings and poison pen letters. As a Certified Document Examiner I examine and identify signatures, hand printing, handwriting, initials, and numbers. I also study documents made by computer printers, typewriters, and markings on walls, glass, wood or even automobiles. I compare papers, inks, printing, typewriting, computer-generated documents, facsimiles, photocopies, rubber stamps and holes made by a stapler or hole punch.

    I am a forensic document examiner and a certified forensic physician—uniquely combining two scientific disciplines that each help people in need. My special interest is altered medical records, but I examine all types of documents for authentication or alteration. I have ongoing research studies correlating peculiarities in handwriting and health issues. I am the only private document examiner in West Central Texas, but I am available for cases anywhere in the world. If you are a law firm, I'll be glad to fax you a copy of my Curriculum Vitae so you can have it on file next time a forgery case comes across your desk. See my website for additional information or CALL ME NOW!

    Documents Examined:
    • Forged, altered or counterfeit documents
    • Checks, Wills, Deeds, Legal Contracts
    • Insurance Records
    • Court Documents
    • Medical Records
    • Computer-printed or Typewritten Documents
    • Photocopied or Facsimile Documents
    • Latent Impressions
    Services Include:
    • Case preparation consultation
    • On-site examination
    • Laboratory examination and analysis
    • Document photography
    • Preparation of court exhibits
    • Preparation of written reports
    • Deposition or courtroom testimony
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    Wendy Carlson
    Forensic Document Examiner
    3021 Ridge Road
    Suite A-130
    Rockwall TX 75032
    USA
    phone: 214-458-6009
    fax: 303-265-9087
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    Colorado Office:
    1550 Larimer Street, Suite 251
    Denver, CO 80202
    T: 303/330-8636
    F: 303-265-9087
    Texas Office:
    3021 Ridge Road, Suite A - PMB 130
    Rockwall, TX 75032
    T: 214/458-6009
    F: 303-265-9087


    Wendy Carlson, a Forensic Document Examiner, has studied handwriting examination and apprenticed under some of the leading court-qualified Forensic Document Experts in the U.S.A. such as: Bart Baggett, California; Robert Baier, New York and Don Lehew, Texas.

    Ms. Carlson has testified in multiple states and has reviewed hundreds of signatures and handwritings, examined case documents and rendered an opinion on cases in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Las Vegas, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin, Washington, Washington D.C., London, England, Quebec and British Columbia, Canada. She has also examined documents and rendered opinions in cases written in Arabic, Chinese, English, Korean and Spanish writing.

    Specific Areas of Training:
  • Handwriting Identification and Discrimination
  • Signature Comparison
  • Techniques for Distinguishing Forged Signatures
  • Disguised Handwriting
  • Altered Numbers
  • Anonymous Writing
  • Factors that Affect Writing
  • We appreciate Windle Turley, Esq. for his excellent lecture on "Working with an Expert Witness...the Plaintiff Attorney's Prospective."

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    8,500 Experts 250 Specialties
    6425 Christie Avenue, Suite 260
    Emeryville CA 94608
    USA
    phone: 800-275-8903
    fax: 510-486-1255
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    Medical Experts for Malpractice & Personal Injury Cases
    AMFS is America's premier medical expert witness and consulting company. We are a trusted partner with the legal community and provide a superior method of retaining medical experts. Since 1990, we have provided board-certified medical experts in over 10,000 medical malpractice and personal injury cases with a 92% win-rate compared to the industry average of 28%.
  • 8,500+ Medical Experts in 250+ Specialties
  • Active Practice Physicians with Legal Experience
  • Free Cost Attorney-Physician Consultations
  • Medical Record Review & Testimony
  • Independent Medical Examinations (IME) & Autopsies
  • Essential Affidavits & Reporting
  • Credible Expert Witnesses Resolving Medical Cases
    At AMFS, we carefully screen our experts to ensure that they are in active practice and are not "professional" experts. Our internal policy of blind presentation and review ensures objectivity and enables our experts to provide forensic testimony with the highest credibility. We maintain our high standards through oversight from an advisory board of esteemed medical professionals.
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    Ann Mahony
    P.O. Box 475166
    San Francsico CA 94147
    USA
    phone: 415-441-0273
    fax: 415-441-0233
    Ann Mahony
    Board Certified Document Examiner; court qualified since 1982; appointed in state and federal courts. Timely turn-around, exhibit prep, consultation and testimony.

    Certification &Proficiency Testing:
    Board Certified, National Association of Document Examiners
    American Institute of Applied Science, Certificate in Document Examination
    Collaborative Testing Services, 085-521 Questioned Document Proficiency

    Areas of Expertise:
    Signatures, handwriting, hand printing, initials
    Alterations, page substitution, latent handwriting impressions
    Paper, watermark, inks, photocopies, computer generated documents
    Mortgage fraud, robo-signing, notary entries
    Wills, deeds, contracts
    Elder fraud, medical records
    Calendars, journal entries
    Anonymous letters, hate mail, graffiti
    Lab includes : IR, UV, ESDA, digital photography

    Professional Affiliations:
    National Association of Document Examiners
    Northern California Fraud Investigators Association
    Forensic Expert witness Association
    American Society for Testing and Materials

    Lectures/Training: Calif Judges Assn; State Bar of Calif; Calif Assn. of Police Training; Northern Calif Fraud Investigators Assn.; Calif. Burglary & Theft Investigators, Safeway; Pacific Bell.

    Services Include:
    Consultation and opinion
    Laboratory examination and analysis
    Document photography
    Preparation of court exhibits
    Preparation of written reports
    Deposition and courtroom testimony
    Review of opposing expert report & preparation of questions
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    Barry G. Dickey
    DABRE, FACFE
    506 Marquis Lane
    Mansfield TX 76063
    USA
    phone: 817-539-0930
    fax: 817-473-3573
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    Barry G. Dickey is the certified forensic expert for Audio Evidence Lab, a laboratory specializing in the Analysis of Audio / Video Evidence. Mr. Dickey has examined evidence in over 1500 cases in the USA, Canada, Mexico, Japan, Philippines and Europe. With over 20 years of experience, he has provided expert testimony in federal and state courts on issues involving audio, video, and voice identification. Utilizing DSP technology, analytical equipment, and microscopic resolution, Mr. Dickey employs scientifically accepted techniques to provide the critical evidence required in the courtroom.

    He has consulted with news networks in reference to the "Osama bin Laden Tapes" and "2012 Presidential Debates" as well as tapes released by other foreign news networks. Recent cases also include "NFL Bountygate" and "Holy Land Foundation" investigations.

    Services Include:
  • Analysis Of Audio / Video Evidence
  • Digital Enhancement / Restoration
  • Voice Identification / Elimination
  • Event / Sound Identification
  • Expert Testimony / Consultation
  • Piracy / Copyright Infringement
  • Transcription
  • 4/15/2014 · Audio Forensics
    The recent proliferation of audio and video recordings coming from various terrorist organizations around the world presents two distinct areas of concern to the forensic examiner. This article presents information on the authenticity methodology of videotapes, including a perspective on "implied evidence" and the continuing necessity for voice identification.

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    Bruce E. Koenig
    Founder
    9 Kingsland Drive
    Suite 111
    Stafford VA 22556-1353
    USA
    phone: (540) 602-2706
    Bruce E. Koenig is the senior examiner and founder of BEK TEK LLC. He has been involved in the Forensic Analysis of Audio and Video Recordings on a full-time basis since 1974. Mr. Koenig & his associates conduct forensic examinations of audio, video & still images (e.g. JPEG) media to authenticate, improve voice intelligibility, identify/classify voice and non-voice signals, compare voice samples, and enhance video & images.

    Services Offered:
  • On-Site Evaluations of Acoustical Sounds and Environments
  • Prepares Transcriptions
  • Presents Expert Testimony
  • Assists Attorneys in Preparing for Cross-Examination of Opposing Experts
  • Evaluates Appropriate Recording and Analysis Equipment
  • Provides Forensic Training in Audio/Video Analysis
  • Conducts Research Regarding Forensic Applications
  • The formal procedures for the scientific authentication of audio media in investigative matters and legal proceedings have been updated as a result of the widespread conversion from analog to digital technology since the 1990s.

    A protocol is described to improve the voice intelligibility of investigative and other forensic audio recordings collected via digital recording systems, whether audio only or audio/video units.

    11/25/2008 · Digital Forensics
    Authenticity examinations of VHS (video home system) cassettes are commonly performed in forensic laboratories and can usually determine whether a submitted recording is original, continuous, and unaltered. One of the important determinations of this analysis is identifying any portions that have been recorded over

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    James Blanco
    Forensic Document Examiner
    SAN FRANCISCO: 415-618-0068
    LOS ANGELES: 818-545-1155
    San Francisco & Los Angeles CA
    USA
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    FORMALLY tested twice a year (controlled tests with known results) by the Collaborative Testing Services, Inc. Test results reveal a ZERO PERSONAL EXAMINER ERROR RATE.

    Federal and State government experienced

    James Blanco has over 28 years of experience as a Forensic Document Examiner. In full-time private practice with offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles, Mr. Blanco works cases throughout the United States. Former full time Federal and State government Forensic Document Examiner employee.

    Mr. Blanco has rendered in excess of 8,000 expert opinions over twenty five years of experience. He is a qualified expert in Federal, Superior and Court Martial Courts nationally, also the High Court of South Africa, Singapore and Mexico.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Handwriting & Signature Examinations
    • Writer Identification or Elimination
    • Forgery & Counterfeit Detection
    • Records Review to Determine Legitimacy
    • Medical Charts, Wills, Trusts, Deeds, Contracts
    • Ink & Paper Examinations
    • Government Experienced
    • Compelling Court-Ready Exhibits
    PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:
    Member: American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
    Participant: Proficiency Tested by Collaborative Testing Services Inc.



    Lectures: Presentations given to Legal groups, Federal/Local Law Enforcement, Banking and Business organizations throughout the U.S.

    Publications:
    Book: Business Fraud: Know It & Prevent It
    Book: Identity Theft Prevention
    Numerous technical papers

    Curriculum Vitae Available Upon Request

    James A. Blanco
    Whether you are a private citizen or in business, chances are you've already lost money to fraud- perhaps more money than you may realize. Here are some of the true but startling statistics about fraud in America...
    James A. Blanco
    A vital handbook to help spot and head off fraud in numerous domains, written by one of America's premier experts on scams and ripoffs. Former Federal agent Jim Blanco walks the reader through forgery and counterfeit cases, investment, real estate and probate fraud, identity theft, embezzlement, computer and internet fraud, restaurant and tavern cash pilfering and fraud scams against the elderly. Plus much more. With 12 key checklists for fraud prevention.
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    Western Forensic Document Examiner
    Serving the United States
    CO USA
    phone: 888-710-EXAM
    fax: 801-665-8585
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    Kathy Carlson Forensic Document Examiner PhotoKathy Carlson, a Certified, Court Qualified Forensic Document Examiner, has practiced handwriting examination for the past seven years. She has testified many times in all state levels of court, including the Supreme Court in the Turks & Caicos.

    Ms. Carlson serves the United States and has rendered opinions in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Indiana, Maryland, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Island of Cyprus, Japan, and Turks & Caicos.

    Forensic Examination Provided For Disputed Documents or Signatures including:
    • Contracts
    • Loans
    • Warranty Deeds / Quitclaim Deeds
    • Real Estate Contracts
    • Deeds of Trust
    • Wills
    • Codicils
  • Holographic Wills
  • Beneficiaries
  • Income Tax Fraud
  • Poison Pen Letters
  • Anonymous Writing
  • Divorce Disputes
  • Graffiti
  • Investigation and Analysis Including: Questioned Signatures, Suspect Documents (Typed and Written), Suspect Alterations, Handwritten Numbers, and Indented Writing. Analysis of Paper and Ink through UV, IR lighting and Filters.

    Certified & Proficiency Testing:
    • Certified, Scientific Association of Forensic Examiners
    • Certified, International Association of Document Examiners
    • Collaborative Testing Services - Questioned Document Proficiency - Jan. 2013
    No charge for initial consultations.

    Contact Kathy Carlson: Colorado/Utah Offices - 970-275-6846
    Forensic Scientists differ when defining document examination. Is it a science? If so, which science? What is our scientific analysis? Or, as some people believe, is document examination an art?

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    Moore Document Laboratory
    BS, MEd
    9010 Barrhill Way
    Fair Oaks CA 95628
    USA
    phone: 800-989-3205
    fax: 916-989-9674
    David S. Moore offers a full range of services as a forensic document examiner. Certified as a "Diplomate" of the American Board of Forensic Document Examiners (ABFDE) since 1978. His experience spans over 25 years of forensic document examination in the Crime Laboratories of the California Department of Justice; Las Vegas, NV; US Postal Investigation Service and the US Army Criminal Investigation (CID) Division. Testified 700+ times.

    Capabilities include:
    • Forged Signatures on Wills, Deeds, and other Important Documents
    • Handwriting and Handprinting Identification
    • Alterations and Obliterations in Medical and Other Business Records
    • Typewriting Comparison and Typewriter Identification
    • Business Machine Identifications and their Products
    • Paper Products Comparison and Ink Analysis
    • Age/Date Determination
    • Office Machine Copies
    • Printed Matter and Printing
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    Carolyn Kurtz
    Southampton PA 18966-3338
    USA
    phone: 215-357-3083; email: carolynkk@comcast.net
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    Carolyn Kurtz has been a Board Certified Forensic Document Examiner since 1985. Certified by the Scientific Association of Forensic Examiners (S.A.F.E.) in 2013 and board certified by the World Association of Document Examiners (W.A.D.E.) in 1997. She is an Expert Witness for both Plaintiff and Defense counsel.

    Experience:
    • Participated in proficiency testing - ST2AR Skill-Task Training Assessment – 2011.
    • Certificate in Forensic Document Examination with Andrew J. Bradley (Andrew Bradley) and Associates, Denver, CO - 1991.
    • Certificate in Advanced Studies: Extended Training in Questioned Document Problems with Andrew J. Bradley - 1996.
    • Private study in Document Examination with Felix Klein (Director, Manhattan Handwriting Consultants, New York City - Consultant to the United Nations) Advanced Course - 1985.
    • Certificate in Forensic Document Examination from Mercer County Community College, Mercer County, NJ - 1984-1985.
    • Testified in approximately 50 cases in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, and Connecticut - Civil and Criminal Court.
    Services Include:
    • Disputed Document Problems
    • Signature Verification
    • Handwriting Comparison
    • Typewriter Comparison
    • Deciphering Ribbons
    • Document Authentication
    • Forgeries
    • Alterations (contracts, deeds, wills, promissory notes, medical records, anonymous notes, checks, and other documents)
    Memberships Past and Present:
    • International Association of Document Examiners
    • Scientific Association of Forensic Examiners
    • National Association of Document Examiners
    • World Association of Document Examiners
    • National Bureau of Document Examiners
    References Available Upon Request.
    Occasionally, the document examiner encounters a signature or writing that is believed to be a forgery but in reality was written by a blind or visually impaired individual. There are various features of blind writing that could initially be mistaken for a forgery, so it is understandable that this could occur.

    Before the fountain pen began to be widely used in the late 1800s, writing was mainly done at a desk with a steel nib pen that constantly had to be dipped into an inkwell. The fountain pen, which was designed to carry its own ink supply, brought greater convenience and portability to the writing process.

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    Steven G. Drexler
    President
    845 Ballantrae Pkwy.
    Pelham AL 35124
    USA
    phone: 205-685-9985
    fax: 205-685-9331
    Steven G. Drexler is a retired Senior Scientist of the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences, Board Certified by the American Board of Forensic Document Examiners, and has been qualified as an Expert Witness in both Federal and State Courts. He is an active member of several professional organizations and is published in the field.

    Drexler Document Laboratory, LLC is a full service laboratory offering experienced forensic document and handwriting analysis for both private and professional individuals involved in either civil or criminal investigations.

    Services Provided:
  • Handwriting Comparisons
  • Document Authentication
  • Forgery / Signature Authentication
  • Deciphering of Obliterations
  • Identification of Additions / Deletions
  • Indented Writings
  • Non-destructive Ink Differentiation / Comparison
  • Typewriter Comparison and Identification
  • Deciphering Damaged or Charred Documents
  • Medical Record Alterations
  • Age of a Document

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    Curt Baggett
    Chief Document Examiner
    908 Audelia Rd.
    STE 200-245
    Richardson TX 75081
    USA
    phone: 972-644-0285
    fax: 972-644-5233
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    Curt Baggett is the #1 handwriting expert in the USA. He is the only expert in the USA who has examined documents and/or testified in every state of the USA and over a dozen foreign countries.

    A court-qualified Document Examiner Expert Witness, he is also a skilled authority in handwriting identification and has completed over 3,500 cases. Mr. Baggett has examined documents and/or testified in court cases as a handwriting expert in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., the Bahamas, Brazil, Canada, Chile, England, Ireland, Mexico, Pakistan, Puerto Rico, Thailand and New Zealand, Korea, China, Australia and Denmark.

    Mr. Baggett was a consultant as a forensic document examiner for a number one television show, “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”, and has appeared as a handwriting expert on WOLF-BLITZER-CNN; CHARLES GIBSON-ABC, INSIDE EDITION, CBS, CNBC, FOX, JUDGE ALEX, TEXAS JUSTICE and GOOD MORNING TEXAS. Mr. Baggett is the co-author of “The Handwriting Certification Home Study Course” and "How to Spot a Forgery". He has been a guest on various other television and radio programs discussing handwriting and forensic document examination.

    Mr. Baggett once held the position as Dean of the School of Forensic Document Examination at Handwriting University. In addition to lecturing and teaching document examination, Mr. Baggett has analyzed handwriting for over 30 years. He has been qualified as an expert witness in Justice of the Peace, Municipal, District, State, U.S. District, and Federal Bankruptcy Courts. Curt Baggett’s library is extensive and includes literature on questioned document examination, forensic handwriting analysis, behavior profiling, and statement analysis.
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    Federal Forensic Associates, Inc.
    Albert H. Lyter, III, PhD
    Forensic Document Examiner
    PO Box 31567
    Raleigh North Carolina 27612
    USA
    phone: 919-848-3696
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    Albert H. Lyter, III, PhD, is a Forensic Document Examiner with over 45 years of experience. Dr. Lyter has been the President and Chief Scientific Officer of Federal Forensic Associates, Inc. since 1981. He is engaged in consultation, examination, training, research, and testimony in Forensic Science, including Ink and Paper Analysis, Trace Evidence, and Questioned Document Examination.

    Past Experience: From 1975-1981, Dr. Lyter served as a Forensic Chemist for the United States Treasury Department, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, National Laboratory Center in Rockville, Maryland. His duties included consultation, examination, training, research and testimony as service to federal and state law enforcement.

    Dr. Lyter served as an instructor at the FBI Academy, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Naval Investigative Service, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, colleges, and universities. He lectured at numerous scientific and legal organization meetings to include the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, American Society of Questioned Documents Examiners, California Association of Criminalists, International Association of Forensic Scientists.

    Litigation Support: Dr. Lyter continues to provide litigation support services in his capacity as a Forensic Document Examiner. He is court qualified in federal, state, and military courts in over 33 states, U.S. Virgin Islands, Australia, Canada, Mexico, Malaysia, and Singapore. Dr. Lyter's trace evidence areas of expertise include: fire debris, explosives, paint, hair, fiber, glass, and wood.

    Cases of Note:
    • Mormon Will of the late Howard R. Hughes
    • Slander trial of CBS, Sixty Minutes and Dan Rather
    • Nazi War Crimes Case of Ivan Demjanjuk
    • Sam Shephard Murder Trial - 2000
    • Martha Stewart case
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