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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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    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 Ebert, PhD
    1307 Rio Grande Blvd, NW
    Suite 8
    Albuquerque NM 87104
    USA
    phone: 505-344-2345
    fax: 505-344-2444
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    James I. Ebert, PhD, is a Certified Photogrammetrist (ASPRS) with over 31 years of experience in the analysis, evaluation, measurement, and mapping of data contained in ground-based and aerial photographs and other images (video, digital, etc.), in all areas of forensic investigations and litigation.

    Dr. Ebert has an extensive background in preparing attorneys and their experts with the technical knowledge necessary to interpret and testify concerning Photographic and Mapped Evidence. Spanning all parts of the United States and Canada, he has worked on more than 500 cases of bite marks, injury patterns, accident scene mapping, footprints, fingerprints, tires prints, tire defects, product liability photo analysis, fire/arson evidence, bank/convenience store (with camera and ATM film), police excessive force, historical land claims and other litigation-related Aerial Terrestrial Photographs, and other evidential photographs.

    Dr. Ebert is a court-qualified expert consultant in:
    • Photogrammetry
    • Remote Sensing
    • Electronic Image Analysis
    • Digital Image Processing
    • Mapping Sciences
    • Medico-Legal Photogrammetry
  • Photography, Aerial Photo Analysis & Photointerpretation
  • Analysis of Historic Photographs
  • Photointerpretation and Mapping of Water Control and Irrigation
  • Photointerpretation and Mapping of Hazardous Waste Material
  • Forensic Anthropology
  • Shoeprint Analysis
  • Curriculum Vitae and Trial Testimony Disclosures are available on request.

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    James I. Ebert, PhD
    Introduction to Environmental Forensics, Second Edition, by Brian L. Murphy (Author, Editor), Robert D. Morrison (Author, Editor). helps readers unravel the complexities of environmental pollution cases. It outlines techniques for identifying the source of a contaminant release, when the release occurred, and the extent of human exposure. Written by leading experts in environmental investigations, the text provides detailed information on chemical "fingerprinting" techniques applicable to ground water, soils, sediments, and air, plus an in-depth look at petroleum hydrocarbons.
    James I. Ebert, PhD
    Archaeology is founded implicitly on the concept of the site, making a careful distinction between sealed sites—presumed to have complete temporal integrity—and the surface record, which is generally considered to be without chronological resolution. While most American archaeologists focus on reconstructing events and episodes at camps, pueblos, and villages, the authoer questions this distinction. Instead, he characterizes the archaeological record as an accumulation of many human events superimposed upon each other across time and distance.
    James I. Ebert, PhD
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    H. Michael Mogil
    Consulting Meteorologist
    5644 Tavilla Circle Suite 201
    Naples FL 34110
    USA
    phone: 239-591-2468 Main 240-426-2900 Cell 239-529-1200
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    H. Michael Mogil is a Certified Consulting Meteorologist (M.S. Meteorology) with over 40 years of experience, nearly 30 of them with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). In addition to working for the National Weather Service as a forecaster, researcher, and severe storm program manager, he also provided satellite training to many governmental agencies and hundreds of TV meteorologists.

    Litigation Support - Mr. Mogil has worked with the legal industry for approximately 20 years. His forensic services include the reconstruction of past weather events, their interpretation, and expert witness testimony for various legal and insurance matters. These include, but are not limited to, criminal investigations, automobile accidents, personal injury cases, and cases involving property damage.

    Mr. Mogil has been retained as an expert over 120 times and worked dozens of cases (both civil and criminal), supporting both plaintiff and defendant. He is able to present information orally and through varied visual media to ensure understanding by judges, juries, and attorneys. Mr. Mogil is able to access varied data sources to ensure honest and accurate event reconstruction. He has worked on cases involving:
    • Lightning
    • Rainfall
    • Snowfall
    • Flooding
    • Roof Collapses
  • Visibility
  • Boating Accidents
  • Slip and Falls
  • Hurricane
  • Thunderstorm-related Wind Damage
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    H. Michael Mogil, et al
    Extreme Weather, a new book in the visually stunning, groundbreaking INSIDERS series, answers all these questions and more. Packed with high quality images and diagrams on everything from types of storms to how to observe weather to places known for their specfic extreme weather. Full-energy spreads approach the topics through unique and unexpected angles, taking the reader inside the action. Engaging and fun to read, this series will appeal to know-it-all kids and reluctant readers alike.
    H. Michael Mogil
    The ultimate guide to the planet-altering effects of extreme weather, featuring full-color photos and fascinating explanations of how weather systems work. H. Michael Mogil presents the results of his 35 years of meteorological research in a comprehensive overview of extreme weather systems, noting historical trends as well as what to expect in the future. He also explains how many events occur because the earth's environment self-regulates, while others may be influenced by such factors as rising temperatures in cities, deforestation, and population increases.
    H. Michael Mogil
    Tornadoes are one of the most fascinating and powerful weather phenomena. These twisting columns of air can be incredibly destructive and often lethal when they touch the ground. Weather forecasters have long studied tornadoes in an attempt to better understand their origins and how to predict them. H. Michael Mogil expertly explains the mechanics of tornadoes, how and where they form, and what happens when they strike. He describes how advances in technology, including radar and weather satellites, have led to improved warning systems.
    H. Michael Mogil
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    George Reis
    President
    18627 Brookhurst #324
    Fountain Valley CA 92708
    USA
    phone: 714 775-3120
    George Reis of Imaging Forensics has provided expertise to Attorneys, Law Enforcement Agencies and Insurance Companies in the areas of Forensic Photography; Photographic Authentication, Enhancement and Analysis; and Forensic Video Analysis, for over twenty years. He also provides training in these fields.

    Mr. Reis is Certified in Forensic Photography and Imaging by the International Association for Identification, and is also a board member of the certification committee. He is a member of the editorial review board for the Journal of Forensic Identification.

    If your case involves photographs or video, contact Imaging Forensics.
    10/24/2013 · Digital Forensics
    When attorneys get a copy of opposing counsel's expert reports, sometimes they are quite surprised by what they read - it's just bad science. And, in these cases they will then retain their own expert to counter, and possibly quash, the other experts opinion. I've been retained in numerous cases to do this, and I'll discuss four to illustrate the benefit this has, and to help illustrate the kind of work that I do.

    3/21/2012 · Forensics
    I was recently retained on a civil case just a month before the trial date. When called about the case, I was told that the firm never thought of hiring a forensic photographer until one showed up in opposing counsel’s expert list. In this case, I needed to photograph the scene of an accident to depict what could be seen from a specific perspective, at a specific time of day, under specific lighting conditions.

    11/8/2011 · Digital Forensics
    My post on Synchronizing Video has generated a few comments related to image resolution. Three people, all of whom have a significant background in forensic imaging, have made rather divergent comments. Multiple topics are being addressed, from crime scene, accident and evidence photography to latent print photography to SWGFAST guidelines/requirements to the resolution of video security camera systems.

    9/14/2011 · Digital Forensics
    It always surprises me how often retaining attorneys send me digital copies of scanned color laser prints of photos in PDF format, or transcoded video files to do an analysis.

    7/22/2011 · Forensics
    On a recent case opposing counsel hired a forensic photographer. The case involved an accident at night in which visibility was a key factor.

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    John Afrides
    47-01 Queens Blvd.
    Suite 304
    Sunnyside NY 11104
    USA
    phone: 718-707-3490
    fax: 718-707-3491
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    John Afrides Photography is a full-service custom Demonstrative Evidence production firm specializing in litigation support for personal injury, products liability and medical malpractice attorneys. With 30 years experience exclusively in the legal evidence field, Mr. Afrides has worked closely with both plaintiff and defense attorneys, experts, doctors and engineers and has worked on over 25,000 different cases. Services range from the creation of custom trial exhibits such as medical illustrations to day-in-the-life videos.

    “Our 3,000 sq. ft. facililty and expert team is able to produce anything from huge trial exhibits 40”x100’ to 5x7 prints. Our state-of-the-art equipment enables us to digitize radiologic films at the highest resolution, capturing every nuance. This is especially critical with mammograms where the detection of breast cancer can be subtle.” “We take the evidence and create a concise simplified demonstrative that highlights the key points of the case.” “All work is done in-house” explains Mr. Afrides.

    Mr. Afrides has a background in legal evidence photography and has been a Certified Legal Video Specialist (CLVS) since 1995 (through the NCRA). He also specializes in videotaped depositions, day-in-the-lives, settlement videos and discovery and inspections. Other credentials include lecturing at St. John’s University and at the NY State Judge’s Conference. He is frequently requested to provide expert testimony and do presentations in court. These presentations include video, audio, E-film, 3D and TrialDirector/Powerpoint with all equipment provided.

    Also specialized in photo documentation of construction defects utilizing blueprints and building diagrams. High accuracy instruments used to record leveling, squareness and tolerances to 64" or smaller.

    #1 "Best Demonstrative Evidence Provider"
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    Newman Forensic Services
    Carla Murray Newman
    Latent Fingerprint Examiner
    P.O. Box 246810
    Sacramento CA 95824
    USA
    phone: 916-970-5965
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    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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    Paul Kayfetz
    P.O. Box 310
    Bolinas CA 94924
    USA
    phone: 415-868-0480
    fax: 415-868-9336
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    For forty years, PAUL KAYFETZ, INC. through Mr. Kayfetz' expert testimony, has routinely admitted the following into evidence:
  • Driverseye Visibility Studies
  • Night-Time Photography
  • Computer and Video Simulations
  • Accident Reconstruction Photos
  • Photogrammetry Photo Measuring

    Our computer engineers, video engineers and engineering photography experts:
  • Apply Accepted Engineering Measurements Procedures
  • Have Published Numerous Peer-Reviewed Engineering Papers
  • Use HD Video Systems that Produce Movie Theater Quality
  • Apply Cutting Edge Computer Techniques for Lifelike Photorealistic Images (not Computer Cartoons)
  • Coordinate with the Best Accident Reconstruction and Human Factors Experts for Technical Accuracy

    We frequently help plan complete technical testing, visibility study, computer simulation and demonstrative evidence strategy - coordinating a group of technical witnesses who are independently retained by counsel. This is requested by many clients because of Mr. Kayfetz' track record, his previous career as an attorney, his extensive contact with top experts from his forty years experience as an engineering photography consultant working with the best forensic witnesses on many of the major cases during those decades, and upon his membership and participation in major engineering societies.

    Each year we help attorneys win and save hundreds of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements.

    This results primarily from our experience and expertise. It also stems from our ability to discover measurements from existing photos. We are ahead of everyone in our field because we invest in HD cameras costing 250,000 each, six figure computer systems, custom engineering computer programs and staff engineers - not artists.

    A major part of our work is evaluating and keeping out of evidence opponents' forensic photography, computer simulations, or computer animations which do not comply with the rules of evidence. This has swung multi-million dollar results several times in recent years.
  • 9/27/2016
    The explanation then given is a basic, but little understood, fundamental of the presentation of a visibility study in court. A visibility study depicts what is available to be seen by a person with normal, unimpaired vision under defined conditions similar enough to those at issue to provide relevant information about levels of visibility, lines-of-sight, timing of visibility, and to demonstrate expert witness(es)' opinions.

    8/27/2009 · Human Factors
    Jurors jumped as the wild boar in the motorcycle headlights suddenly filled the large screen in front of them.A week later they awarded the motorcyclist several million dollars against Caltrans for not mitigating a chronic wild pig problem on Highway One in Monterey County. The jury found that the motorcyclist had a 0.10 blood alcohol level and was negligent, but that our HD-video visibility study showed that even an unimpaired driver could not have seen the pig in time to avoid it.

    9/17/2007 · Computers
    The objective of this article is to report on the integration of improved video and related computer technology into existing, long-accepted visibility study preparation and presentation methodologies. The result has been an incremental extension of the types of visual environments which can be reproduced with substantial similarity for admission as visibility evidentiary exhibits in court

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    Gregg Stutchman
    Steve Buller
    421 Walnut St., Suite 120
    Napa CA 94559
    USA
    phone: 800-799-0828
    fax: 707-257-3240
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    Stutchman Forensic Lab is a state-of-the-art forensic audio, video and imaging laboratory operated by Gregg Stutchman and Steve Buller. They provide services to clients throughout the entire USA.

    Gregg has worked in the criminal justice system since 1973 a police officer, a State Licensed Investigator and since 1992, as a forensic analyst when he opened the lab. Gregg has progressively continued his education and training in forensic technology. Over the past 15 years he has conducted forensic analysis on several thousand audio and video recording. Gregg’s expertise also includes all phases of forensic photography. He testifies extensively as an expert witness throughout the United States in state and federal court as well as in depositions.

    Steve has worked in the forensic audio and video field since 1998. He began his forensic career by working with Gregg Stutchman while attending college. Steve has completed numerous Forensic Audio and Video Certification trainings, and is a member of the American College of Forensic Examiners (AFCE) and the American Board of Recorded Evidence. Mr. Buller has co-presented lectures with Gregg Stutchman on forensic audio and video issues at professional conferences and meetings throughout California and Nevada. Mr. Buller specialty is directed towards Forensic Video Enhancement and Analysis. His work has resulted in the successful outcome of countless criminal and civil litigations.

    Services Offered:
  • Video Image Enhancement (including digital)
  • Audio Enhancement, Noise Removal, Voice Amplification & Speed Correction
  • Demultiplexing, Slowing & Frame Freezing of CCTV Surveillance Videos
  • Computer Generated Still Photographs & Enlargements Produced from Video
  • Forensic Analysis of Audio & Video Recordings for Altering, Editing, Sequencing and Timing of Recorded Events
  • Computerized Crime Scene Reconstruction from CCTV Security Videos Using Photogrammertry
  • Voice Identification & Comparison
  • Forensic Photography

    Memberships and Affiliations:
  • American College of Forensic Examiners
  • American Board of Recorded Evidence
  • Evidence Photographers International Counsel
  • American Society for Photogrammetry
  • Audio Engineering Society
  • California Association of Licensed Investigators
  • Los Angeles Superior Court Panel of Experts
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    Bryan Neumeister
    Certified Audio & Video Forensic Expert
    44 W. Monroe Street
    Penthouse # 3302
    Phoenix AZ 85003
    USA
    phone: 602-740-6128
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    Bryan NeumeisterBryan Neumeister, CEO of USA Forensics, is a court certified Audio and Video Forensic Expert. Mr. Neumeister has over 34 years of professional experience Clarifying Videos, Still Pictures (film and digital), and Audio Recordings so that jurors can better see and hear evidence. With studios and forensic equipment more advanced than most Federal Agencies, he is able video to large format still pictures for use as Exemplars.

    Mr. Neumeister presents high resolution video in court to explain Procedure or Evidence of Tampering to juries. Using 3D Sonograph and Spectrograph printouts, he can also spot and visually explain the “altering of tapes." His Video Recreations have been honored at the Canne Film Festival and have received 39 Emmy Awards from the National Association of Television Arts and Sciences for Technical Excellence.

    Mr. Neumeister has worked on over 200 Forensic Cases since 2010. His non-military court cases include: RICO, Murder, Murder for Hire, Fraud, Robbery, Armed Robbery, Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Arson, Kidnapping, Bank Robbery, DUI, DWI, Civil Cases...etc. He is certified in Military, Federal, State, Civil, and Aviation court.

    Large Cases include:
    • US Government vs. Charles Keating - Retained as Video Expert
    • State of Arizona vs. Jodi Arias - Retained as Audio and Photography Expert
    • US Grand Jury: The Hope Steffy Case – Video Expert
    • US Government vs. Charles Keating III - Retained as Video Expert
    • US Federal Government vs. State of AZ. - King Case as Video Expert
    • Currently: Encrypted Department of Justice Case
    Areas of Expertise:
    • Audio & Video Analysis
    • Voice Enhancement, Verification, Authentication
    • Forensic Voice Comparison
    • Forensic Linguistics
    • Video Enhancement
  • Aerial Surveillance
  • Still Photography Enhancement
  • Video Up-Resolution to HD Court Exemplars
  • Facial Comparisons / Recognition
  • Emmy Award Winning Crime Scene Recreations
  • Certifications and Affiliations:ACFE, ABRE, APA, NATAS, BMI, ASCAP, AES, ACFEi, PSA, NAB

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    We've all seen the TV crime shows where the forensic technician opens the grainy surveillance, then zooms in on a tiny face, license plate or scrap of paper, hits the enhance button and, magically, the image becomes sharp and clear (accompanied by appropriate background music).