A forensic document examiner (FDE) uses scientific analysis and comparison of handwriting, hand printing, typewriting, printing, graffiti, photocopying, inks and paper to determine authenticity or origin of documents. A forensic document examiner does not evaluate handwriting to determine personality characteristics. That is a distinct discipline called graphology.
When a writing or document is being questioned, it is essential to analyze, compare and evaluate documentary evidence to determine authenticity or origin. The more known writings that can be compared to the questioned writing, the more solid the opinion.
What you can expect when you ask me to opine on your questioned handwriting
intensive review of known documents (original writings you provide) for comparison against the questioned writing or document using lighting techniques, microscope enlargement and image-enhancing software
a verbal or written opinion regarding authenticity
if requested, an extensive written report using visual comparisons between known documents and questioned writing
court appearance to expound on opinion
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Mr. Lawrence has…
shown himself to be very detail-minded in his examinations of questioned handwriting and documents and rendering opinions based on those examinations.
I would not hesitate to recommend his services to anyone seeking assistance with questioned handwriting or document matters.
Reed Hayes, CDE