Today the need for my services most often arises when there is a challenge to the authenticity of a signature on a will, deed, check, or other legal instrument. Over the last fifty years, I have investigated countless documents in order to authenticate handwriting and/or signatures, establish authorship, or investigate some other aspect of handwriting. In the last six years I have testified many times in civil and criminal trials in connection with various forensic issues including forgery, authorship of writings, and authenticity of signatures. Since becoming involved in forensic fingerprint and handwriting disciplines, I have undertaken hundreds of cases that were resolved actually without my testimony. In some cases the results may not have served the client's interest; those fall by the wayside. It is not unusual to attend court after twenty, thirty, or even fifty, hours of document examination and trial preparation only to have the adverse party litigant capitulate. Out of the many document investigations I have conducted over the last several years, only ten went to trial and all of those were resolved in favor of my clients.
LITIGATED AND RESOLVED CASES
(Red font indicate dates wherein I testified).
March 26, 2002 - On behalf of defendant in re: Comm. v. Grace Oliver. Jury Trial. Bristol County District Court, New Bedford, MA. J., Bernadette Sabra, presiding. Defense Attorney: Samuel Sutter of Fall River, MA. Issue: Forgery.
June 28, 2002 - On behalf of plaintiff in re: Gomes v. Gomes, at the Plymouth County District Court in Brockton, MA. Plaintiff Attorney: Robert L. Perry of Wareham MA. Issue: Forgery.
September 5, 2002 - On behalf of defendant in re: arbitration hearing between the Teamsters Union v. George Weston Bakeries Inc. formerly Best Foods Baking Company Woburn, MA. Arbitrator: Michael F. Walsh. Defense Attorney: Les Berkleheimer of White Plains, NY. Issue: Threat mail, Authorship.
August 5, 2003 - On behalf of defendant in re: Comm. vs. A Juvenile at Bristol County Juvenile Court at New Bedford, J., Betina Borders, presiding. Defense Attorney: Kellie A. Martin of New Bedford, MA. Issue: Signature Authentication.

September 21, 2003 - On behalf of defendant in re: State v. Cerce, held at the Traffic Court of Appeals, Providence, Rhode Island. Defense Attorney: Al Romano of Providence, R.I. Issue: Signature Authentication.

August 5, 2003 - On behalf of defendant in re: Comm. vs. A Juvenile at Bristol County Juvenile Court at New Bedford, J., Betina Borders, presiding. Defense Attorney: Kellie A. Martin of New Bedford, MA. Issue: Signature Authentication.
September 21, 2003 - On behalf of defendant in re: State v. Cerce, held at the Traffic Court of Appeals, Providence, Rhode Island. Defense Attorney: Al Romano of Providence, R.I. Issue: Signature Authentication.
February 18, 2004 - On behalf of defendant in re: Comm. v. Marco Souza, at a Probation Surrender Hearing at the Bristol County District Court at New Bedford; J., Don Carpenter, presiding. Colleen Tynan, of New Bedford, MA., Defense Attorney. Issue: Threat mail, Authorship.
February 28, 2004 - On behalf of Plaintiff in re: Stutz v. Lawson. Plymouth County Probate Court, J., Michael Livingstone, presiding. Plaintiff Attorney: John Studley of Middleboro, MA.  Issue: Forgery; Signature Authentication.
April 19, 2004 - On behalf of defendant in re: State v. Sapienza, held at Rockingham County Superior Court, Brentwood, N. H. Defense Attorneys: Robert Minasian & Michael Ryan of Lawrence, MA. Issue: Forged Signature.
May 1, 2004 - On behalf of Plaintiff in re: the Estate of Zanos Zabawa. Plaintiff Attorney: Mitchell T. Allen , Springfield, MA . Issue: Signature Authentication.
May 21, 2004 - On behalf of Plaintiff in re: the Estate of Vitas J. Kurapka. Suffolk County, Evidentiary Hearing. Master: Ira Nagel, Esq., presiding. Plaintiff Attorney: Terri Madden, Weymouth, MA.  Issue:  Signature Authentication
July 6, 2004 - On behalf of Defendant in re: Herivaux v. Doisilien. Defense Attorney: Tony Blaize, Boston, MA. Issue: Signature Authentication.
July 21, 2004 - On behalf of Defendant in re: DiSangro v. Riley. Defense Attorney: John Ferris Dow, Wellesley, MA. Issue: Forged Signature.
April 8, 2005 - On behalf of Defendant. Defense Attorney: John F. Welch, Plymouth, MA. Issue: Threat note, Authorship.
May 30, 2005 - On behalf of Defendant. Defense Attorney: Rodney Schonland, Plymouth, MA. Issue: Threat note, Authorship.
September 19, 2005 - On behalf of Defendant. Defense Attorney: David E. Marr, Natick, MA. Issue: Signature Authentication.
December 14, 2005 - On behalf of the COmmonwealth (Sandwich PD), re: Com. v. Juvenile. Issue: Authenticate Victim's writing.
January 11, 2006 - On behalf of Plaintiff in re: The New England Search Group, Inc. v. Andrea Libeskind Costello and Beclyn Group, LLC. Evidentiary Hearing. Suffolk Superior Court, J., Stephen E. Neel, presiding. Plaintiff Attorney: Ira H. Grolman of Boston, MA. Issue: Signature Authentication.
March 6, 2006 - On behalf of Plaintiff Tommy Montgomery, Executor, et al vs. Jessie Jackson, et al, Pltf. Attorney: Donald McNamee, Winchester, MA. Defense Attorney: Bruce Falby, Boston, MA et al. Issue: Forged Signature
July 26, 2006 - On behalf of Plaintiff. Solimine v. Solimine, Steven Roberts, Wellesley Hills, MA. Issue: Forged Signature.
March 7, 2007 - On behalf of Defendant (Name withheld; case dismissed.). Defense Attorney Kirk Highfield, Yarmouthport, MA. In re: Disputed Contract Signature.

April 4, 2007 - On behalf of Defendant (Name withheld; case dismissed). Defense Attorney: Rodney Schonland, Plymouth, MA. Issue: Forgery.

April 8, 2007 - On behalf of the Bristol Cty. District Attorney re: Com. v. April Tabicas, Fall River, MA, Issue: Forgery.
July 10, 2007 - On behalf of Petitioner in re: Pincus v. Pincus. Petitioner's Attorney: Michael Flores, Dennis, MA. Issue: Forgery.
November 5, 2008 - On behalf of Plaintiff in re: Christopher v. McNamee, Jury trial. Wareham District Court, J., Richard Merrick, presiding. Plaintiff Attorney: James R. McMahon, III, Buzzards Bay, MA. Issue: Daubert-Lanigan - Civil collection case. Qualification as expert.
March 27, 2009 - On behalf of Defendant. Langlois v. Zepf.  Defense Attorney George Basbanes of Groton, MA. Issue: Multiple Signature Authentications.
April 20, 2010 - On behalf of Defendant. Com. v. Jason Perry,  Jury Trial, Bristol County Superior Court, New Bedford, MA. Issue: Def. Attorney Donald Brisson, New Bedford, MA. Issue: Multiple Signature Authentications.

January 25, 2011 - On behalf of the Plaintiff, in re: The Estate of Fred E. Lantz v. Mary E. Colon and Canton Cooperative Bank. Norfolk Superior Court, J., John Connors, Jr. Plaintiff atrtorney: Daniel J. Ciccariello, Qiincy, MA, Issue: Signature Authentication.

May 23, 2012 -  On behalf of the Defendant re: Com. v. Karen Rocha.  Defense Atty: Daniel McColgan, New Bedford, MA. J., Finnerty, Bristol County Superior Court, New Bedford, MA. Re: Handwriting Evidence Authentication.

 
 
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