Mr. Larry F. Stewart

Stewart Forensic Consultants, LLC
793A East Foothill Boulevard, Suite 200
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
Web Site
Phone: 805-595-1333/3333
Fax: 805-595-3333

Stewart Forensic Consultants, LLC is an independent laboratory and consulting firm providing investigation, forensic and litigation support to individuals, companies and firms. Our services include ink age, handwriting, questioned documents, crime scene evaluation, ink analysis, age determination, printer and toner analysis, authenticity, fraud investigations, fingerprints, review of expert witness findings, Daubert and cold case re-investigations. 34 years exp. We would be pleased to discuss the aspects of your case with you.

Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Associate of Arts Degree - Received June 1976
Florida Technological University
Orlando, Florida

Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science Degree - Received August 1979
University of Central Florida
Orlando, Florida

Master of Forensic Sciences Degree - Received June 1983
Antioch University
Yellow Springs, Ohio

Certified by the US Secret Service as an accredited Examiner of Questioned Documents, February 1, 1991
Certified Forensic Consultant, American College of Forensic Examiners Institute, October, 2007

Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: Professional Affiliations:
Mid-Atlantic Association of Forensic Scientists
American Academy of Forensic Sciences - Fellow
Canadian Society of Forensic Scientists (past member)
American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors
Document Security Alliance (past member)
California Association of Licensed Investigators
Forensic Expert Witness Association
American College of Forensic Examiners Institute
American Chemical Society
Association For Intelligence Officers
Business Espionage Controls & Countermeasures Association

Offices Held:
Mid Atlantic Association of Forensic Scientists
Secretary/Treasurer
November 1981 to October 1984.

American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors
Board of Directors
September 14, 2000 to September, 2003

Document Security Alliance
Board of Directors
December 2003 to November 2004

American Board of Forensic Examiners
Board of Directors
February, 2009 to December, 2009

Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Instructor:
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms
Rockville, Maryland

United States Air Force, Office of Special Investigations
Special Investigator's Course
Washington, DC

United States Secret Service
Washington, DC

Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
Glynco, Georgia

Drug Enforcement Agency
Washington, DC

International Law Enforcement Academy
Budapest, Hungary

Naval Criminal Investigative Service
Washington, DC

Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, New York

Cuesta College
San Luis Obispo, California

Cal Poly University (pending)
San Luis Obispo, California

Guest Speaker:
Montgomery College
October 1980
Rockville, Maryland

Antioch School of Law
November 1980 and February 1981
Washington, DC

Montgomery College
Ink and Paper Analysis/Instrumental Techniques - February 1982
Rockville, Maryland

DocSec'85
Document Security - May 1985
Washington, DC

George Washington University
Ink and Paper Analysis - February 1986
Washington, DC

Inspector Generals Office - Health and Human Services
Tri-regional Conference - January 1991
Mt. Pocono, Pennsylvania

Bolling Air Force Base
Joint Basic Computer Forensic Workshop - September 1993
Washington, DC

Virginia Military Institute
The Uses of Chemistry and Biology in the Forensic Sciences - April 1994
Lexington, Virginia

UCLA
Forensic Examination of Financial and Identity Documents – August 1998
American Society of Questioned Document Examiners meeting
Los Angeles, California

Catholic University
Science Under Oath – February 2000
Washington, DC

GATF Conference
Security Printing, Computers and the Forensic Scientist – August 2000
Pittsburgh, PA

Fraud Prevention Workshop
Security Printing – October 27, 2000
U.S. Department of State
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

International Association for Identification
Forensic Science and Fraudulent Documents – May 2004
Sacramento, California

San Luis Obispo Criminal Bar Association
Getting the Most from Forensic Technology in Criminal Investigations – December 13, 2006
San Luis Obispo, California

California Association of Licensed Investigators
Counterfeits Are All Around Us! – February 2, 2007
Palm Springs, California

California Association of Licensed Investigators
Leveling The Playing Field - December 4, 2008
Pismo Beach, California

Instructor:
Cuesta College
San Luis Obispo, California

California Polytechnic University
San Luis Obispo, California

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: Thousands

Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: document authentication, ink, fraud, forgery, alteration, arson, explosives, trace evidence, fingerprints, handwriting, computer forensics, RICO.

Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 50%

Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 50%, since opening this business. Before, when employed by the federal governmentmost cases were brought by the prosecution, but even then, based on the findings, I was sometimes called by the defense.

Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: dozens

Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: 2 months ago

Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: a few hundred

Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: a few hundred

Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 34

Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: forensic analysis, examination of questioned documents, ink or toner age, handwriting analysis, cold case investigation, fraud investigations, forgery investigations, trial preparation, consulting, evaluation of "expert" findings and reports, forensic testing, crime scene reinvestigations, Daubert preparation.

Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: Typically, it is $250 per hour.

Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: Depends on the type of and difficulty of the case. It ranges from $250-$450 per hour.

Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $350 per hour plus expenses.

Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $350 per hour plus expenses.

Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: hotel costs, mileage, airfare, and preparation fees for required courtroom exhibits.

References

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Michael Gulland, Esq.
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Chicago, IL
312-933-7504

Donnell Christian
President -PBSI
718 Scarlet Oak Drive
Lake St. Louis, MO 63367
703-582-3928

Marilyn Fine, Esq.
Meier & Fine, LLC
2300 West Sahara Avenue, Suite 430
Las Vegas, Nevada 89102
(702) 673-1000
mfine@hmfnevada.com

Philip Nevinny/ Larry Ecoff
280 South Beverly Drive, Suite 504
Beverly Hills, CA 90212-3908
(310) 887-1850

Dean Boland
18123 Sloane Avenue
Lakewood, Ohio 44107
216.236.8080 ph
866.455.1267 fax
dean@bolandlegal.com

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