- January 11, 2016
Richard is our handwriting analysis expert, who is well respected in the industry as one of the very best. Richard performs examinations, comparisons, and analyses of handwriting in order to establish genuineness or non-genuineness. Including tests to reveal counterfeiting, alterations, additions, or deletions to questioned, identification, and immigration documents. Richard has worked for both plaintiff and defendant and his cases have ranged from misdemeanors to murder, coming from 39 different states and 10 foreign countries. He has qualified and testified in state and Federal courts, including the Supreme Court of the Bahamas and has never been disqualified nor rejected as an expert in any court.
Richard has been a guest speaker/lecturer for over 400 local, regional, and national organizations including the National Association of Legal Investigators, the Orlando College Criminal Justice Department, the University of North Florida, the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, and the Florida Convention of County Court Justices to name just a few.
Richard graduated from Niagara University where he majored in the German language, achieving permanent New York State teaching certification. He also holds a Master of Science degree in business management from the University of Arkansas. Upon graduation from the Defense Language Institute at Syracuse University, Richard served as a Russian translator with the U.S. Air Force in Germany and Turkey from 1970-73 and was awarded the Air Medal with a Presidential Citation. Interest in security and intelligence led to a position as Senior Investigator with the Xerox Corporation followed by 18 years in the commercial and residential security field. Richard began his formal document examination studies with an eight-month mentored program under the personal tutelage of Daniel S. Anthony, who taught at the New School for Social Research in New York and the graduate schools of Harvard, Princeton, Rutgers, and NYU. Continuing his education, Richard has completed various courses and seminars held throughout the U.S. dealing with document examination, document photography, and court procedures.
U.S. Air Force Intelligence
Top Secret Security Clearance
Airborne Russian Translator
Air Medal with Presidential Citation
M.S. Business Management
B.A. School of Education
University of Arkansas
American Board of Forensic Examiners,
Diplomat of the American College of Forensic Examiners,
Two-time Vice President of the National Association of Document Examiners
Certification Board member of the American Handwriting Analysis Foundation
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
Member of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Citizens’ Academy Alumni Association.
Kodak Law Enforcement Photography