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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
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    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 of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (No. 534R), a Photogrammetrist of the Medicolegal Investigation Unit for New York State Police, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Engineering Division. He serves as a forensic photogrammetric consultant for the US Army's Central Identification Laboratories and has more than 31 year's experience in Photointerpretation, Photogrammetry, and Mapping Techniques.

    Dr. Ebert has over 130 scholarly publications including the chapter "Photogrammetry, Photointerpretation, And Digital Imaging And Mapping In Environmental Forensics" in the 2nd edition of the Introduction To Environmental Forensics, and the book Distributional Archaeology.

    Areas of Consulting Services include:
  • Cultural Resources: Spatial Databases, Photointerpretation and Photogrammetry, Distributional Archaeology, and 3-Dimensional Rock Art Recording and Analysis.

  • Land and Water Rights: Historic and Prehistoric Agricultural Water Use, and Land Access and Easements.

  • Environmental Forensics: Historic Site Activities and Evolution, Superfund and Industrial Sites, and Hazardous Waste Disposal.

  • Scientific Analysis & Exhibits: Computer Visualization, Digital Animation, Digital Surveying & Mapping, Image Processing, and Surface / Subsurface Visualization.
  • Curriculum Vitae is available upon 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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    Frank S. Ferrantello, PLS
    Land Surveyor
    12 West Mall
    Plainview NY 11803
    USA
    phone: 516-249-6363
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    Ferrantello Group, PC is a multi-faceted, full service Long Island Land Surveying Company with engineering consulting services available as needed for all types of projects. Ferrantello Group, P.C. has provided quality service and technical excellence at price points designed to meet budgets in any economy.

    Awarded the Point of Beginning Top 100 Surveying Firms in United States, Ferrantello Group, PC has built solid relationships and an extensive community network throughout the years with many municipality and county governments throughout New York. Their service extends to land owners, lenders, title companies, real estate investment firms, commercial brokers, architects, engineers, contractors and developers. These relationships help provide our clients with the additional project resources that may be required for project submittal.

    Consulting Services:
    • Land Surveying and Mapping
    • 3D Scanning and Modeling
    • Construction and High Rise Layout
  • Flood Mapping and FEMA Certification
  • Site Planning / Subdivision Mapping
  • Litigation Support / Expert Witness
  • Frank Ferrantello Surveying Engineering Expert PhotoFrank S. Ferrantello, PLS, is a New York State Licensed Land Surveyor with over 20 years of experience in Surveying, Civil Engineering, and Land Use Planning.

    Both his field and office Work experience have dealt with a wide range of projects and sites including residential single, multifamily, high rise municipal, utility, private and public, commercial, and industrial.

    Prior to and post college, Mr. Ferrantello worked for the firm of John P. Ferrantello PC from 1998 to 2010 and MJM engineering from 2008 to 2016. His duties consisted of performing office and field surveying, drafting, research, computations, boundary analysis, solutions, investigations and determinations.

    Mr. Ferrantello also has extensive experience in Site Planning and Subdivision Consulting, examining title records, deeds and other recorded documents such as ingress and egress, pedestrian easements, right of ways, air and development rights, vista easements, bridle paths, beach, bathing and mooring rights, covenants and restrictions, real property, zoning, and other land use principles.

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    12/13/2017 · Land Use
    Property owners have rights and protecting those rights was a central part of the Founding Fathers' goals. Nevertheless, there are certain circumstances in which owners can have their property taken from them. The process through which private property is legally dispossessed by the government is known as condemnation. Property owners are entitled to fair compensation and have the opportunity to offer their own valuation information in condemnation proceedings. There are various factors to consider for accurate property valuation: size, zoning, structures, use, accessibility, adjacent properties, leases, etc. An essential part of due diligence is determining precisely what the property comprises.

    Retention of a professional land surveyor prior to purchasing land, planning, developing or designing improvements is vital to protect the investment. In New York, only a survey made by a licensed land surveyor can define the size and location of property purchases, and most importantly, accurately convey what is really happening on the property, such as easements, situations with adverse possession, or indentifying structures in relation to existing certificates of occupancy.

    Over the centuries, surveys have been prepared for many reasons. The oldest types of surveys in recorded history are boundary surveys - these are essential to one's holdings - personal or investments.

    Easements can benefit or burden a number of parties on or around certain tracts of land. Easements are common on most parcels of land. An easement can give one the right to use another person's land for a stated purpose. It can involve a general or specific portion of the property for various different uses. Many surveyors today do not thoroughly research properties and do not always show easements on their work that may be crucial to the rights associated with a parcel of land.

    Now more than ever, it’s important for a land surveyor and lawyer to work as a team. The services of an experienced land surveyor can prevent future expenses or even the undertaking of defending a lawsuit.

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    John Afrides
    30-89 38th Street
    Astoria NY 11103
    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 32 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 35,000 different cases. Services range from the creation of custom trial exhibits such as medical illustrations to day-in-the-life videos.

    “Our full-service 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" 8 years running NY Law Journal.
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    Marc F. Glickstein, MD, FACR
    6110 N. Ocean Blvd
    Ocean Ridge FL 33435
    USA
    phone: 860-604-6955
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    Medivence is a company providing Medical Demonstrative Evidence for the legal profession. Medivence produces visually memorable multimedia presentations which provide a compelling platform for attorneys and their experts to succinctly present their case.

    Medivence Principal, Marc Glickstein, MD, FACR, has over 27 years of active clinical involvement in Neuroradiology, as well as General Radiology including MRI, Mammography, CT, and Ultrasound. He is a graduate of Yale University School of Medicine, and completed his diagnostic radiology training at the University of Pennsylvania. A background in photography, as well as having authored multiple scholarly journal articles, has also contributed to Dr. Glickstein's abilities and interest in this area.

    Medivence Services and Benefits:
    • Web-based conferencing allows direct personal consultation of cases and work product without having to leave the office
    • Presentations are created by a board certified physician who provides additional expert opinion/input included as part of the case
    • Compelling presentations, designed to educate both the jury as well as opposing counsel, may lead to favorable verdicts and faster, more favorable settlements
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    12/4/2013 · Radiology
    Radiology is a critical component of most medical care. As a consequence of this, legal cases in which individuals are claiming injuries will frequently have imaging studies as a central aspect of the record. Demonstrative evidence can be used as an important instrument in helping to lay the proper foundation for creating a compelling and memorable argument in the presentation of a legal case

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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 · Human Factors
    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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    Bryan Neumeister
    Certified Audio & Video Forensic Expert
    44 W. Monroe Street
    Penthouse # 3302
    Phoenix AZ 85003
    USA
    phone: 602-740-6128
    fax: 623-465-0494
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    Bryan NeumeisterBryan Neumeister, CEO of USA Forensics, has over 32 years of experience as an Audio and Video Forensic Expert and Consultant. Mr. Neumeister specializes in Clarifying Videos, Still Pictures (film and digital), and Audio Recordings. He is a Forensic Consultant for the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. District Courts, U.S. Grand Jury, and several other Federal Agencies.

    Mr. Neumeister has worked in or been contracted by clients in 25 countries as a Technical Expert. He is currently working as an Audio and Video Forensic Consultant for numerous large multinational companies such as Microsoft, Nike, Cox, Honeywell, U-Haul, Southwest Gas, Good Samaritan Hospitals, AvNet, Boeing, MD Helicopters, Intel, Weston Hotels, and various Las Vegas Casinos to name a few.

    As a Civilian Military Contractor, Mr. Neumeister offers his Aerial Photography / Rescue / Surveillance Services to Law Enforcement and Wildlife Rescue. He has over 14,500 Flight Hours of Jet Helicopter Photography experience in Film, HD Video, Research, Surveillance, and Search & Rescue. Mr. Neumeister is the recipient of 39 EMMY AWARDS from the National Association of Television Arts and Sciences for Technical Excellence and over 40 additional National & International Awards. He is also a winner at the Cannes Film Festival for Technical Audio Excellence.

    Publications:
    • 2013 Cover Article of The Private Investigator on: "Surveillance Recording Enhancement and Recovery"
    • "High Tech, High Stakes" Published in Expert Ease - National Forensic Publication
    • Consultant to CPU Magazine as a Forensic Audio and Video Expert on Hardware and Software
    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).