Document Examiner Expert 520020 MD

Expertise Description

I have spent over 25 years working as a Forensic Document Examiner with a particular focus in conducting examinations of domestic and international travel and identification documents to determine authenticity and reveal alterations. My examinations include, but are not limited to, microscopic, Ultraviolet (UV) and Infrared (IR) analysis, instrumental and comparative analysis of handwriting, typewriting, printing processes and stamp impressions. I have additional expertise in the detection of “cut and “paste” signatures in photocopies and nondestructive ink and paper differentiation. I have also spent more than 25 years as a document examiner expert witness in Maryland by providing consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Areas of Expertise

Expert Witness

My expert witness experience includes forensic document examination in U.S. Federal District Courts, U.S. Immigration Courts, and various State and County courts throughout the country.

Professional Experiences

My professional experience includes serving as a mentor for apprentice examiners by providing on the job training regarding casework examinations and by participating in expert panels for question and answer training sessions and mock trials. I have also provided instruction and training to law enforcement and other officials encompassing various components of questioned document examination.


Degree Subject Institution
M.F.S. The George Washington University Washington DC
B.A. Psychology The University of Maryland College Park MD

Licenses Certifications

Certified as a Forensic Document Examiner by the American Board of Forensic Document Examiners, Inc. (ABFDE)

Awards & Affiliation

American Board of Forensic Document Examiners
American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)

Primary Affiliation

American Board of Forensic Document Examiners