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I am, Brian Forrest, a Certified Forensic Document Examiner. I have studied handwriting and have apprenticed under two of the leading court-qualified Forensic Document Experts in the country, Bart Baggett & Beth Chrisman of California.

Forensic Document Examination Provided For:

Disputed documents or signatures including: wills, checks, contracts, deeds, account ledgers, medical records, and autograph authentication.

Investigation and Analysis including: questioned signatures, suspect documents, forgeries, identity theft, anonymous letters, alterations, obliterations, erasures, typewritten documents, altered medical records, graffiti, handwritten numbers, and computerized/handwritten documents.


  • Handwriting University International: Certified Handwriting Analysis
  • International School of Forensic Document Examination: Certified Forensic Document Examination, Graduation Date January 2012

Specific Areas of Training:

Handwriting Identification and Discrimination, Signature Comparison, Techniques for Distinguishing Forged Signatures, Disguised Handwriting, Altered Numbers, Anonymous Writing, Laboratory Procedures, Forensic Microscopy and Forensic Photography, Identifying Printing Methods, Papers and Watermarks, Factors that Affect Writing, Demonstrative Evidence Training, Demonstrative Evidence in the High-Tech World, Forgery Detection Techniques, Detection of Forged Checks, Document Image Enhancement, Graphic Basis for Handwriting Comparison, Ethics in Business and the Legal System, Mock Courtroom Trails

  • International School of Forensic Document Examination
  • 3 year on-the-job apprenticeship with Bart Baggett and Beth Chrisman, a court qualified document examiner and the president of the International School of Forensic Document Examination, November 2009 — November 2012.

Apprenticeship Included:

Gathering documents, setting up case files, scanning and photographing documents, assisting with on-site examinations, interacting as client liaison with attorneys and clients, accounting and billing, peer reviews, preparing court exhibits. I managed 204 cases consisting of 2157 documents during this time period.

Furthermore, I began taking active individual cases that were mentored and/or peer reviewed by Bart Baggett.

Laboratory Equipment:

Numerous magnifying devices including 30x, 20x and 10x loupes, Light Tracer light box, protractor, calipers, metric measuring devices, slope protractor and letter frequency plate, handwriting letter slant and comparison plate, typewriter measurement plate, type angle plate, digital photography equipment, zPix 26x-130x zoom digital hand-held microscope, an illuminated stereo microscope, Apple MacBook Pro, 1 Canon high resolution photo printer/scanner/copier, 1 portable LED Canon flatbed scanner.

Numerous forensic document examination titles and other handwriting reference materials.

Would you like to communicate with a live person before you submit your case?

Just text Brian’s office at 1-206-384-8887

Just Call Brian’s office at 1-206-384-8887

Fax your documents to 206-299-3295.