Anne Smith

Anne Smith

d/b/a ForensicForgeryDetection.com
Richmond, VA Office 804-441-6283
Virgilina , VA 24598
Office: 434-917-1367
Fax: 775-402-9782

Introduction

Specializing in handwriting identification, copy-pasted information and font identification. Anne Smith is a court-qualified, proficiency-tested Forensic Document Examiner. With over 15 years experience, her Richmond, VA office is available for meetings via appointment. Her examination facility and main office in Virgilina, VA (near South Boston, VA) is also available for meetings by appointment and is where documents for examination are to be submitted.


Areas of Expertise

  • Document Examination
  • Handwriting

Expert Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: In addition to completing a two-year document examination apprentice/mentor program, Ms. Smith has a Bachelor of Science from Campbell College, now University and was enrolled in graduate studies at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University for two-years.

Photoshop techniques are important in her work and Ms. Smith has completed over 60 hours of specialized Photoshop training, with a majority from the Metropolitan Police Institute, Miami-Dade Co, FL.

She stays current in her field and has accumulated over 400 hours of continuing education from the National Association of Document Examiners (NADE), the Scientific Association of Forensic Examiners (SAFE) , the Association of Forensic Document Examiners (AFDE), the National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) and other profession associations.
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: Ms. Smith has been a member of the National Association of Document Examiners (NADE) since 2008. In addition to presenting at some conferences, she was NADE Conference Lead Chair in 2013, Co-Chair in 2014, and served on the Conference Advisory Board from 2014-2016. Currently, she serves on the NADE Journal Editorial Committee as a Board Member and served in this capacity from 2010-2015.

Ms. Smith has been a member of the Scientific Association of Forensic Examiners (SAFE) since 2017 and has been a presenter at an annual conference. She served as Interim Secretary for a portion of 2018.



Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Please ask for current CV as this is subject to change.
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: Please ask for current CV as this is subject to change.
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Handwriting identification, handwriting expert, document examination.
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: About 50%.
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: About 50%.
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: Please ask for current CV as this is subject to change.
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: Please ask for current CV as this is subject to change.
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: Please ask for current CV as this is subject to change.
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: Please ask for current CV as this is subject to change.
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: Over 15.
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: In addition to document examination and handwriting identification, consulting, site inspections, court exhibit preparation.
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: Please ask for current Fee Schedule as this is subject to change.
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: Please ask for current Fee Schedule as this is subject to change.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: Please ask for current Fee Schedule as this is subject to change.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: Please ask for current Fee Schedule as this is subject to change.
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Please ask for current Fee Schedule as this is subject to change.

References

References upon request.