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Primary Area of Expertise

Handwriting Identification

Expert Witness Profile

Richard T. Picciochi is a retired NYPD Detective and certified document examiner with over thirty five years of experience in the New York City Police Crime Laboratory and private practice. He has examined thousands of disputed handwriting and suspect document cases, participated in numerous high profile investigations and testified in trials including the "Zodiac" homicides and the first terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York City.

Mr. Picciochi has received extensive training from the NYPD, FBI and United States Secret Service. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Document Examiners ( and was awarded certification following written, practical and oral testing.

Mr. Picciochi possess a background that integrates the natural sciences, forensic sciences and law enforcement investigations. He specializes in forensic examinations of disputed signatures, handwriting and other document problems. He can provide on-site examinations and is a court qualified expert in civil, criminal and administrative courts internationally.

Education & Licenses

Diplomate, American Board of Forensic Document Examiners (ABFDE), MS Degree in Forensic Science