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Primary Area of Expertise

Handwriting Analysis

Expert Witness Profile

J. Wright Leonard, BCFE, CDE. Board Certified Forensic Document Examiner. Testified in over 250 civil and criminal cases in Federal, State and Local Courts. Experience includes retention by State and Federal governments, as well as the legal community and corporations. Testified as a Joint expert for the U.S. Attorney's Office and the Federal Defender in Philadelphia. Currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Association of Forensic Document Examiners and the National Association of Document Examiners. Specializes in the analysis, examination and comparison of documents to establish the authority of handwriting and/or the integrity of documents in question.

Services include:
*Handwriting Identification
*Differentiation of Inks
*Indented Writing Development
*Document Alteration Identification
*Typewriter Analysis
*Line Sequence Identification
*Image Process Identification
*Photography & Exhibit Preparation

Equipment includes the Foster & Freeman Video Spectra Comparator using electromagnetic wavelengths and various filters to differentiate inks and reveal hidden material on documents; a Kinderprint handwriting indentation materializer to develop indented writing; Zarbeco MiScope; various magnification and measuring devices; and microscopic, digital and 35mm photographic equipment.

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