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Primary Area of Expertise

Handwriting & Document Analysis

Expert Witness Profile

Mike Wakshull partners with clients in civil and criminal cases in the United States, Canada, and Hong Kong requiring authentication of handwritten and computer-generated documents. As a court-qualified document examiner, he dissects the evidence, helping clients learn the strength of their case.

Working with Wakshull is different:

* He applies his scientific and engineering training to examine questioned documents and produce verifiable arguments. Although courts require a verifiable, scientific approach for expert witness testimony, not all examiners use this type of approach.
* He is meticulous about customer service and client communications.
* He employs internet video technology to communicate with clients worldwide.
* He has built a well-equipped laboratory and a large forensic reference library to enhance his courtroom testimony.
* As a university instructor and member of National Speakers Association, Wakshull is skilled at explaining complex evidence with clear exhibits, easy-to-understand
language and descriptive pictures. His courtroom approach teaches and engages all trial participants - judge, jury and attorneys.
* He uses generally-accepted practices such as SWGDOC, SAFE, and ASTM standards.

Wakshull is a frequent speaker at local and international forensics conferences and attorney conferences. He is a published author of two books about document examination. He has developed and teaches a number of California Bar approved MCLE courses.

Member of: National Association of Document Examiners
Scientific Association of Forensic Examiners - VP
Forensic Expert Witness Association - Past-president San Diego Chapter
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners – VP Inland Empire chapter
National Speakers Association
ASTM International - Voting member
American Society for Quality - Senior member

Education & Licenses

Graduate School Certificate: Forensic Document Examination; B.S. Mathematics; M.Sc. Technology Management