Linda L. Mitchell, D-ABFDE

Forensic QDE Lab, llc
243 S. Escondido Blvd. #304
Escondido, CA 92025-4116
Web Site
Phone: 888-760-0339
Fax: 760-888-0339

Linda Mitchell is a Certified Forensic Document Examiner (QDE) with offices in San Diego and Riverside Counties. Linda is available for handwriting authentication/identification and document analysis. She welcomes all cases, both plaintiff and defendant, civil or criminal.
Ms. Mitchell enjoys complex cases and medical malpractice matters. She likes speaking engagements and has excellent people skills. Ms. Mitchell completed 32 months of full time training with Manny Gonzales, FDE. Along with her traditional training, she brings a working knowledge of state-of-the-art laboratory procedures, graphic presentations and analysis of digital signatures. No job is too small or too large.


Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice Administration
Certified by the ABFDE

Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: ABFDE - Diplomate of American Board of Forensic Document Examiners
AAFS - American Academy of Forensic Sciences - Document Section
SWAFDE - Southwestern Association of Forensic Document Examiners
IAI - International Association for Identification - Document Section Member
NNA - National Notary Association

Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: MCLE Speaker - Document Examination 101 for Attorneys
Visiting Instructor - Lake University
Guest speaker at various professional meetings

Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Handwriting Identification
Document Alterations
Document Dating
Ink Differences
Deciphering Obliterated Materials
Court Testimony

Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: Since 2011

Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Consulting
Analysis of Documents and Handwriting
Report of Opinion
Sworn Testimony

Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: $150

Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $375

Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $375

Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: No minimum testimony retainer required
Travel charged only by mileage ($2/mi) (not time spent in traffic)


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