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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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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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    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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    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 every 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, California. 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 overtwenty eight 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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    Document Consultants
    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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    Dr. Laurie A. Hoeltzel, PhDc
    California Office
    PO Box 1496
    Crestline CA 92325
    USA
    phone: 909-338-4247 or 310-985-2807 (Cell)
    fax: 800-652-9901
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    Dr. Laurie Hoeltzel, PhDc, a Forensic Document Examiner, has studied handwriting examination and apprenticed under some of the leading court-qualified Forensic Document Experts in the United States. She spent 11 years serving her country in the United States Air Force, including three tours of duty in Iraq, while obtaining a Bachelors degree and Document Examination Certificates.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Hoeltzel has reviewed numerous signatures and handwritings, examined case documents, and rendered an opinion on cases in Alabama, California, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Wisconsin, Washington D.C., and Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She is court qualified and attorney recommended. With over 20 years of experience, she is available for depositions and court testimony when necessary, Dr. Hoeltzel offers her expertise to counsel for both plaintiff and defendant NATIONWIDE!

    Areas of Specific Training:
    • Handwriting Identification
    • Signature Comparison
    • Distinguishing Forged Signatures Techniques
    • Disguised Handwriting
    • Altered Numbers
    • Anonymous Writing
    • Factors that Affect Writing
    Disputed Documents or Signatures Analysis on: Wills, checks, contracts, deeds, account ledgers, mortgages, loans, notary disputes, and medical records.

    Investigation and Analysis for: Questioned signatures, suspect documents, forgeries, identity theft, robo-signing, anonymous letters, bond authentication, alterations, obliterations, erasures, typewritten documents, altered medical records, graffiti, handwritten numbers, suicide notes, and computerized and handwritten documents.

    Colorado Office
    Telephone: 720-724-8077
    Website: www.denverhandwritingexpert.com
    Texas Office
    Telephone: 832-827-3052
    Website: www.houstonhandwritingexpert.com


    East Florida Office
    Telephone: 954-745-0752
    Website: www.floridahandwritingexpert.com
    West Florida Office
    Telephone: 727-213-5722
    Website: www.floridahandwritingexpert.com
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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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    Katherine Koppenhaver
    PO Box 324
    Joppa MD 21085
    USA
    fax: 410-538-8548
    Katherine Mainolfi Koppenhaver, a Board Certified Document Examiner, has been a document examiner for the past 28 years and has testified in court and deposition over 400 times. She has an international clientele. Her book, "Attorney's Guide to Document Examination," was published by Greenwood Press in 2002. Humana Press has recently released her latest book, Forensic Document Examination, Principles and Practice.

    She has a large support staff enabling her to handle cases in a timely manner.

    Contact Forensic Document Examiners for:
  • Examination of Questioned Documents
  • List of 101 Places to Look for Handwriting Specimens
  • Request Writing Forms and Instructions
  • List of Publications
  • Fee Agreement Contract
  • Fee Schedule
  • References
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    In the past few decades the proliferation of computer equipment has simplified the method of creating fraudulent documents. Desktop publishing is making it easy to create counterfeit documents from letters of credit to forged checks

    Katherine M. Koppenhaver
    Ths is the first textbook written specifically for the study of questioned document analysis. The text comprehensively reviews document examination, with specific attention to handwriting identification and forgery detection. Fundamental principles and techniques of document examination are presented throughout in a concise, straightforward manner. Specific concepts attended to include the factors that affect handwriting; the characteristics of handwriting; the guidelines for determining the authenticity or spuriousness of handwriting; and the proper methods for examining a case from start to finish.
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    Larry Stewart
    Chief Forensic Scientist
    793A E. Foothill Boulevard, #200
    San Luis Obispo CA 93405
    USA
    phone: 805-595-1333
    fax: 805-595-3333
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    California Main Office:
    793A East Foothill Blvd., #200
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

    Global Forensic Services, LLC (GFS) is a Forensic Consulting, Laboratory and Investigative Firm offering over 37 years of experience and training in a wide range of forensic science and private investigation disciplines.

    Larry Stewart has personally examined tens of thousands of individual items of evidence from sources such as state, local, and federal agencies (e.g. Federal Bureau of Investigation, Secret Service, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Central Intelligence Agency, and others), and foreign governments. On several occasions he has examined cases involving international disputes between governments.

    Mr. Stewart has testified as an Expert Witness in state, federal and military courts of law, as well as in foreign court systems to include; Austria, Australia, Canada, Germany, Sri Lanka and Thailand. He has also testified at The Hague in the Netherlands and three times as an expert before the U.S. Congress.

    Areas of Expertise Include:
    • Questioned Documents
    • Crime Scene Evaluation
    • Trace Evidence
    • Ink Analysis
    • Age Determination
    • Authenticity
    • Fraud Investigations
    • Fingerprints
  • Handwriting
  • Daubert and Cold Case (consultant) Investigations
  • Indented Writing
  • Striations
  • Typewriting
  • Erasures
  • Office Machines
  • Tracing
  • Larry F. Stewart
    This book can be purchased directly from the author, It covers the Document Examination profession, tools of the trade, documents defined, interviewing, examination, handwriting analysis, covert and overt investigations, and other related areas.
    Larry F. Stewart
    This book can be purchased directly from the author, It discusses the Identity Theft problem we face, the victims, usual suspects, detecting loss and other related issues.
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    B.Sc., LL.B., C.F.Sc.
    307, Supertech Residency, Sec-5
    Vaishali
    IND
    phone: 91-981-112-1660 Cell: 91-981-112-1691
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    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
    C.R.P.F.
    Delhi Police
    Delhi University
    Duncan Industries
    Electrolux
    I.C.I. Fertilizer
    IIT New Delhi & Kanpur
    Industries & MNC's
    J & K Bank
    JNU New Delhi
    L.I.C.
    Main Detective Agencies
    Private Parties
    Punjab National Bank
    Skanska
    Standard Chartered Bank
    State Bank of India
    U.P. Financial Corporation
    U.P. Police
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    Mike Wakshull
    MS, CQE, PMP, CISA
    P.O. Box 892965
    Temecula CA 92589
    USA
    phone: 951-252-4929
    fax: 951-302-1785
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    Mike Wakshull is a civil and criminal court-qualified document examiner who partners with legal clients to dissect the evidence presented in handwritten and computer-generated questioned documents. His valid approach produces winning arguments during the trial.

    Wakshull applies his scientific training to examine questioned documents which is a court requirement. He uses generally accepted practices such as ASTM standards. His laboratory is well-equipped and he has built a large forensic reference library.

    Wakshull is skilled at creating and explaining complex exhibits in easy-to-understand language and pictures. His courtroom approach is to teach and engage the trial participants—opposing attorney, judge and jury.

    Mike Wakshull holds a graduate school certificate in Forensic Document Examination. Since the 1980s, Mr. Wakshull has worked and studied in the science and discipline of Document Examination and Handwriting Analysis. He is one of only a handful of forensic document examiners with graduate school training in the science of forensic document examination. His opinion is always based on sound fundamentals of evidence. Mr. Wakshull has spoken at International and local conferences and seminars and also holds professional certifications that bring unique skills to your case.

    As a Certified Quality Engineer, Mr. Wakshull studied the science of variability and applied this to the analysis of handwriting and documents. As a Certified Information Systems Auditor, he applies his knowledge of information systems and technology to the analysis of documents.

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    Q9 Consulting, Inc. Has both an extensive research library and laboratory. Q9 Consulting, Inc. serves Southern California counties of Riverside, San Diego, Orange, San Bernardino, and surrounding regions. Work is accepted from all other locations.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Contracts
    • Wills (Printed and Holographic)
    • Deeds
    • Affidavits
    • Employment Agreements
    • Checks
    • Insurance Claims
    • Social Security Cards
    • Anonymous Letters
    • Crime Scene Writing
  • Notarized Writing
  • Photographs
  • Threatening Letters
  • Graffiti
  • Altered Documents
  • Handwritten Notes
  • Computer Generated Pages
  • Medical Records
  • Loan documents
  • Robo signed documents
  • View Mike Wakshull's Consulting Profile.
    When she was a girl, the young woman had emigrated with her family to the United States from her home country in Africa. She grew up in the northeastern USA and was now attending college. As part of her application for United States citizenship she must present her birth certificate. Her father sent the birth certificate to her. The birth certificate had apparent alterations. Government officials refused to accept the birth as valid because her appearance did not match the age on the birth certificate. She was born in 1994 yet birth certificate appears to state her year of birth as 1984.

    2/27/2017 · Forensic Analysis
    The divorce had been finalized 15 years earlier. The husband had moved on with his life. He was happily remarried and enjoying his retirement years. The ex-wife could not let go. She sued in the Superior Court of Los Angeles claiming the husband would not relinquish rights to real property and other interests that had been part of the divorce settlement.

    The decedent signed a life insurance beneficiary form a few weeks after having brain surgery. The plaintiff claimed the signature was not executed by the decedent. The defense claimed that the decedent had signed the document and the differences are attributed to the effects of brain surgery.

    As with any other profession, document examiners have a range of expertise and experience. As important as it is for your client to make a clear assessment of your abilities, it is up to you to determine in advance, with a high degree of accuracy, whether the document examiner you plan to hire will perform the most accurate assessments and be ready to back up those assessments with a scientifically repeatable methodology in court.

    None of us wants to feel that our opinions are tainted by bias. The ability to recognize when bias is an influence in an expert's opinion and the skill of an expert to overcome his or her biases is integral to an expert's credibility.

    Michael Wakshull
    The Most Dangerous Animal of All was co-written by the estranged son of California’s infamous Zodiac killer to reveal his father’s true identity. When the book hit the streets the skeptics were in full force. Just like those who mocked the boy who cried wolf, no one could blame them. Too many people had already claimed to either be the killer or to know who he really was.
    Michael Wakshull
    Forensic document examination, performed correctly, is a reliable discipline that can demonstrate the innocence of your client or the guilt of your opponent. Used strategically, it can help you settle out of court. When court is necessary, your document examiner can present a case so clearly that the outcome is beyond doubt. To achieve this, your document examiner must be proficient in the latest techniques and adept at reporting results.
    5/16/2014
    " Q9 Consulting, Inc. announces the release of a new book, The End of the Zodiac Mystery, How Forensic Science Helped Solve One of the Most the Most Infamous Serial Killer Cases of the Century by Michael Wakshull."
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    Ronald N. Morris
    Certified Document Examiner
    PO Box 905
    Bedford VA 24523
    USA
    phone: 540-586-6681
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    Ronald N. Morris, CDE is a Certified Document Examiner and the President and Founder of Ronald. N. Morris and Associates, Inc. (RNM&AI). He has over 40 years of experience working with such entities as the United States Treasury Department, Office of the Examiner of Questioned Documents; the Washington, DC Police Department, Questioned Document Laboratory; and the United States Secret Service, Forensic Services Division, Questioned Document Branch.

    A Fellow in the Questioned Document Section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Mr. Morris specializes in Handwriting and Hand Printing Identification and other document examinations, such as interlineations and alteration, fabrication techniques, page insertions, nondestructive ink differentiation using the Foster+Freeman® VSC4c video spectral comparator, and indentation analysis using a Foster+Freeman® ESDA system, etc.

    Litigation Support - Ronald Morris has testified approximately 275 times as an expert in handwriting and hand printing identification and related document cases in federal, state, local courts, courts in the District of Columbia, and military courts martial. His testimony experience includes testimony in criminal, civil, and juvenile courts. His services are available to attorneys representing both Plaintiff and Defense.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Handwriting Identification
    • Document Examination
    • Document Alterations
    • Indentations, ESDA Analysis
    • Ink and Paper Differentiation (No Destructive Testing)
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    Sylvia Kessler
    21909 Quail Ridge Circle
    Elkhorn NE 68022
    USA
    phone: 402-331-3447
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    Sylvia Kessler is an effective and skilled Certified Forensic Document Examiner as well as a Handwriting Expert with over 25 years of experience.

    Background Experience - Ms. Kessler completed her training with Dr. Marie Cassil in 1976 and has been active as a Handwriting Expert and Forensic Document Examiner since 1980. Since that time, she has studied and become Certified by the Scientific Association of Forensic Experts, SAFE, as a Forensic Document Examiner. Ms. Kessler has also been Certified as a Neuro Linguistic Practitioner since 1986.

    Litigation Support - Sylvia Kessler has conducted hundreds of examinations and generated numerous reports concerning questioned handwriting and signatures. She has worked with attorneys for both Plaintiff and Defense in the design of deposition questions that focus on outcome-specific results. Her services include preparing accurate Personality Profiles and/or identifying and preparing expert witness testimony for trial.

    Ms. Kessler has qualified as a Handwriting Expert and Forensic Document Examiner in Nebraska and Iowa courts, giving testimony in Douglas, Sarpy, Cass, Sanders, Montgomery and Pottawattamie Counties. She has been accepted in State and Federal courts to give expert testimony in cases regarding the authenticity of documents and/or signatures. Since 2010, Ms. Kessler has reviewed 140 cases which produced 9 trials, 3 depositions. 1 arbitration, and 1 hearing.

    Selected Case Studies:
    • Wills
    • Checks
    • Voter registrations
    • Insurance Forms
    • Financial Documents
    • Mortgage Documents
  • Banking Forms / Disputes
  • Retail Contracts
  • Cut and Paste Documents
  • Deeds of Trust
  • Threatening Letters
  • Anonymous Letters
  • View Sylvia Kessler's Consulting Profile.
    In the field of Forensic Document Examination, one of the most important responsibilities is to locate and examine all of the known and questioned originals involved in the case. This article is a brief explanation with photographs that will demonstrate the value of evidence that can only be found in originals.

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    Robert Radley
    Forensic Document Examiner
    Macartneys, Kings Road
    Silchester Reading RG7 2NS
    GBR
    phone: 44 -0-118 97023
    fax: 44 -0-118 9702395
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    Robert Radley's practice is the longest established private independent laboratory in Great Britain dealing solely with the Forensic Examination of Handwriting and Documents. Mr. Radley is a trained forensic scientist specialising exclusively in this field. He has written numerous papers and publications in forensic science journals on forensic document examination relating to a variety of aspects of this work and has presented these to scientific meetings both in this country and abroad. He has been on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Forensic Document Examiners.

    Since 1971, Mr. Radley has been consulted in over 9,000 cases involving questioned documents with instructions received from all over the world. These generally relate to signature authentication and/or handwriting identification together with other areas of document examination which are dealt with on a routine basis, including non-destructive instrumental analysis of inks, paper, alterations, erasures, typewriting, printing, indented and electrostatic writing impressions in documents (ESDA), photocopy examinations, dating queries and determination of sequences of writings. He has trained as a Single Joint Expert and regularly deals with such cases. His laboratory is extensively equipped with the necessary instrumentation for the forensic examination of documents.

    Mr. Radley has given evidence on several hundred occasions as an expert witness in the courts throughout the UK and also courts in Australia, New Zealand, Brunei, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malta, The Hague, The Republic of Ireland, Jersey, Cyprus, Germany, Switzerland, Kenya and Gibraltar.

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