Richard T. Picciochi

Access Forensic Group, LLC
110 Jericho Turnpike, Suite 104A
Floral Park, NY 11001-2019
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Phone: 516-326-1122

Richard T. Picciochi is a forensic document examiner with over thirty years of experience in the NYPD Crime Lab and private practice. He has examined thousands of handwriting, signature and questioned document cases, participated in numerous high profile investigations and testified in trials including the "Zodiac" homicides and the first terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York City. Now in private practice, he specializes in the examination of signatures, handwriting and other disputed document problems and will accept civil, criminal and administrative cases.

Mr. Picciochi possesses a background that integrates the academic sciences, applied forensic sciences and law enforcement investigations. He has earned a Master of Science degree in Forensic Science, received extensive specialized training in Questioned Document Examination from the NYPD, FBI and Secret Service, and is a Diplomate certified by the American Board of Forensic Document Examiners(ABFDE).

Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Diplomate, American Board of Forensic Document Examiners,
M.S. degree with a concentration in the forensic sciences,
B.S. degree with a concentration in the natural sciences

Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: American Academy of Forensic Science,
International Association for Identification,
Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists,
Midwestern Association of Forensic Scientists,
New York Microscopical Society and the
American Chemical Society

Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Adjunct, Chemistry/Forensic Science Dept. at Hofstra University, N.Y.
Adjunct, Forensic Science Dept. at CUNY John Jay College, N.Y.
Lecturer, NYPD Police Academy, Detective Bureau and Intelligence Division

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: Over a thousand cases in government and private service.

Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Forensic Document Examination including handwriting, hand printing, signatures, typewriting, commercial printing, ink differentiation, paper, alterations, obliterations, erasures, indented writing impressions, photocopy & facsimile machine, latent fingerprint development and other examinations.

Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: In civil cases I have been retained by the plaintiff in approximately half of my cases. My services are equally available to both plaintiff or defendant.

Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: In civil casses I have been retained by the defendant in approximately half of my cases. My services are equally available to both plaintiff or defendant.

Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: I have been deposed as an expert five times.

Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: 2012

Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: Approximately ninety five times in NYS and Federal courts. I have been qualified as an expert on each occasion.

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

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

Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Scientific examinations, on-site inspections, demonstrative exhibits, written reports and court testimony.

Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: Please contact my office for a current fee schedule.

Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: Please contact my office for a current fee schedule.

Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: Please contact my office for a current fee schedule.

Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: Please contact my office for a current fee schedule.

Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Please contact my office for a current fee schedule.

References

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