Global Excellence 2020

Acquisition International - Global Excellence 2020 225 120 Acquisition International - Issue 1 2021 Oct20260 Company: America’s Handwriting Expert LLC Contact: Wendy Carlson orensic Document Examination (FDE) is a forensic science discipline in which expert examiners evaluate documents disputed in the legal system. Documents may be defined broadly as being any material bearing marks, signs or symbols intended to convey a message or meaning to someone. The goal of the forensic document examiner is to systematically evaluate the attributes and characteristics of a document in order to reveal how it was prepared or how it may have been modified. Many examinations involve a comparison of the questioned document, or components of the document, to a set of known standards. The most common type of examination involves handwriting wherein the examiner tries to address concerns about potential authorship. A document examiner is often asked to determine if a questioned item originated from the same source as the known item(s), then present their opinion on the matter in court as an expert witness. Wendy Carlson is a Certified Forensic Document Examiner who has studied handwriting and document examination and apprenticed under leading court-qualified Forensic Document Experts in the USA. She is qualified as an Expert by State, Local, and Federal courts and has testified in many states across the country, as well as having been appointed by federal and state court judges to render opinions on handwriting issues in multiple states. She has also completed forensic document examinations for government entities such as United States Deputy Sheriff’s Association, United States Department of the Air Force, United States Department of the Army, and many others. Attending the International School of Forensic Document Examination, Los Angeles, California, between 2007-2009, Wendy graduated on completion of a two-year course and an apprenticeship under leading authorities in the field of Forensic Document Examination and Handwriting Identification. She also has 12-years’ experience assisting multiple trial attorneys in case and trial presentation, and many more accolades relating to her profession, certificates from the American College of Forensic Examiners International, West Virginia University and International Association of Document Examiners. In the last ten years, Wendy has examined more than 20,000 documents and rendered opinions in approximately 1,900 active cases and peer reviews, involving questioned signatures, handwritings, altered documents, legal contracts, court documents, anonymous writing, and graffiti. To examine documents, Wendy utilises a range of laboratory equipment, including a Richter Optica S6.6 LCD Stereo Zoom Microscope with screen and camera, handheld magnifying devices and loupes of 3x-20x, Light Tracer light boxes, and scientific and metric measuring devices to assess the handwriting she is presented with. F Certified forensic document examiner and handwriting expert, Wendy Carlson, is highly experienced and revered in her profession. We find out more about what this niche profession entails. Influential Forensic Document Examiner Her expertise has been featured in the media on many occasions, including CNN, Compound Media, Espressen, Sweden, The Dallas Morning News, History Channel, Simon & Schuster, The Denver Post, The Houston Chronicle, as well as investigative reports by ABC’s The Denver Channel, CBS4 in Denver, Colorado, and Time Warner Cable News in Austin, Texas. She has also completed handwriting examinations and consulted with investigative reporters with The Charlotte Sun, National Enquirer, People Magazine and Yahoo. Wendy is a member of the following professional bodies, including International Association of Document Examiners 2019-current; Scientific Association of Forensic Document Examiners 2015- 2017; American College of Forensic Examiners International 2010- 2017, Diplomate 2016; and Forensic Expert Witness Association 2010-current. Wendy has been recognized as a winner of the 2020 Expert Witness awards in Lawyer Monthly magazine and has produced publications on her specialised subject matter, such as How to Spot a Forgery and Working With an Expert Witness. With years of success and countless awards behind her, it’s no wonder that Wendy has established a reputation for being one of the most influential forensic document examiners in the United States today. The goal of the forensic document examiner is to systematically evaluate the attributes and characteristics of a document in order to reveal how it was prepared or how it may have been modified. Most Influential Forensic Document Examiner 2020 - USA