has over 25 years of experience as an effective and skilled Certified Forensic Document Examiner
as well as a Handwriting Expert
. She has conducted hundreds of examinations and generated numerous reports concerning questioned handwriting and signatures.
Ms. Kessler's clients include fraud and legal departments, attorneys, investigators, government agencies, teachers, insurance companies, universities, banks, business owners, as well as individuals and families concerning many issues regarding handwriting. She serves a Consultant on a variety of forensic document and handwriting instruments, including:
- Voter registrations
- Insurance Forms
- Financial Documents
- Mortgage Documents
|Banking Forms / DisputesRetail ContractsCut and Paste DocumentsDeeds of TrustThreatening LettersAnonymous Letters|
- 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.
Lectures /Teaching / Training
: Sylvia Kessler has designed and taught hundreds of students Forgery Detection and Handwriting Analysis, through Metro Community College, Southeast Community College, and Clemson University. She has worked directly with Physicians Mutual and Woodmen of the World Legal Department to train hundreds of underwriters basic forgery indicators as well as teams from various business organizations, businesses, and groups. Ms. Kessler has also presented “Forgery Red Flags”
instruction manual to numerous groups including the Nebraska Bar Association and Eastern NE Anti Fraud Association.
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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.