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Linda is a Certified Forensic Document Examiner (FDE)

Never hired a document examiner before? Linda Mitchell will guide you through everything you need to know about how best to work with an FDE.

She is proficient in the scientific analysis of handwriting, signatures, and hand-printed materials - comparisons, identification, or elimination of writers.

Document examinations can also include examination for alterations, insertions, obliterations, over-printing, document sourcing, and comparative document dating, including ink comparisons and paper disturbances such as indented writing.

Linda is a member and has been vetted by:
* SWAFDE - Southwestern Association of Forensic Document Examiners
* AAFS - American Academy of Forensic Sciences (QD section)
* ABFDE - American Board of Forensic Document Examiners
* ASQDE - American Society of Questioned Document Examiners
She is the recipient of the 2020 Orway Hilton award for her contributions to the field.


Ms. Mitchell attends scientific sessions of these organizations, numerous workshops, and educational classes, and participates in annual proficiency testing.
She is currently contracted by the California Secretary of State as a voter fraud consultant.
Linda Mitchell is available for civil/criminal consulting and testimony.

Education & Licenses

Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice Administration