Handwriting Analysis & Document Examination
- Board Certified
- Expert Witness
I examine documents for the purpose of determining authenticity. Most cases involve handwriting identification — often signatures.
The vast majority of my cases settle out of court. When necessary I testify in court as an expert witness.
When a signature is forged, the author often attempts to copy or simulate the genuine signature. Thus, the process of examining a signature is a detailed, careful process in order to decipher the truth.
I adhere to established principles of handwriting identification that hold up well under scrutiny.
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Summary of Qualifications
- Certified in 2002 and re-certified twice since then by the National Association of Document Examiners (NADE).
- Testified as an expert witness over 60 times in many venues and jurisdictions including Federal and State Courts in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska as well as depositions, arbitrations, administratitve hearings and other legal proceedings.
- I serve on the Executive Board of Directors of the National Association of Document Examiners.
Please contact me for additional information regarding my credentials.
A stereo microscope is helpful when examining original documents. Finer features such as indentations in the paper, ink striations, line crossings and other evidence can be examined by using a microscope.