Ms. Katherine M. Koppenhaver

Forensic Document Examiners, Inc.
P.O. Box 324
Joppa, MD 21085
Web Site
Phone: 410-679-8257
Fax: 410-538-8548

Katherine M. Koppenhaver is a Board Certified Document Examiner. Her firm, Forensic Document Examiners, Inc. has been providing services related to questioned documents for over 30 years. Our large staff enables us to handle large cases and to provide a quick turn-around on all our cases. We have an international clientele.

Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Certified Document Examiner by the Board of Forensic Document Examiners from 2004 to 2014 and currently certified by the International Association of Document Examiners.

Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: International Association of Document Examiners (founder), Expert Witness Institute of London, England (EWI); and the Maryland Investigators and Security Association (MISA.

Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Author of Document Examination Interactive Training Program, a basic course in Forensic Document Examination; presented over 70 lectures with at least 22 being a full day for document examiners, police officers, organizations and the public on subjects relating to document examination. Author of Attorneys Guide to Document Examination and Forensic Document Examination, Principles and Practice. Currently training law enforcement officers in Jamaica and other areas both in and out of the United States.

Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No

Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: Retained for over 3100 cases.

Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: As a forensic document examiner determining the authenticity of documents including the handwriting.

Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: About 60%

Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: About 40%

Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: 121 depositions to date

Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: 12/3/14

Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: Over 375 times

Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: Over 375 times

Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: Over 30 years

Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Consulting, reviewing documents, giving opinions on the authenticity of documents and their contents, photographing documents, reports, exhibit preparation, and providing expert testimony.

Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: $325.00 per hour

Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $325.00 per hour

Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $325.00 per hour

Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $325.00 per hour

Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Document Photography $125.00 per hour, Exhibit Preparation $125.00 per hour and mileage $.60 per mile. Transportation and hotels to areas in other parts of the country.

References

David Preller, Jr., 307 W. Pennsylvania Avenue, Towson, Maryland 21204, 410-494-1494; Cathleen Vitale, 306 Crain Highway, North Glen Burnie, MD 21061, 410-768-9300

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