Mr. Michael N Wakshull

Q9 Consulting, Inc.
P.O. Box 892965
Temecula , CA 92589-2965
Office: 951-252-4929
Fax: 951-302-1785

Introduction

Mike Wakshull is a practicing civil and criminal court-qualified forensic document examiner based in Southern California. He partners with legal clients to dissect evidence presented in handwritten and computer-generated questioned documents. He holds a Master of Science degree in technology management from the University of Denver, a graduate school certificate in forensic document examination from East Tennessee State University and is a certified quality engineer. Wakshull is on the adjunct faculty of the University of California at San Diego and Bellevue University.

My education includes a master’s degree in technology management from the University of Denver and a graduate certificate in forensic document examination from East Tennessee State University.

As a skilled speaker, I presented at national and international conferences for National Association of Document Examiners, World Congress of Forensics and American Society for Quality.

Cases include civil and criminal, state and federal.


Areas of Expertise

  • Document Examination
  • Handwriting

Expert Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Master of Science - University of Denver
Certified Quality Engineer (CQE)
Graduate school certificate Forensic Document Examination - East TN State University
Project Management Professional (PMP)
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: National Association of Document Examiners -
Chair of the 2012 conference in San Diego, CA
Forensic Expert Witness Association
Vice President San Diego Chapter & representative to national BOD
American Society for Quality - Senior member
ASTM International (American Society for Testing and Materials) - Section E30.02
International Graphonomics Society
Toastmasters International - Advanced Communicator Silver
National Speakers Association
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: MCLE training delivered through www.attorneycredits.com. Each class is 1 hour long.
1. An Overview of Forensic Document Examination
2. Introduction to forensic document examination
3. The effects of bias on experts' opinions
4. Legal Aspects of Forensic Document Examination

Wakshull, Michael N. (2013, May). An Overview of Forensic Document Examination. Riverside County Public Defenders attorneys. Riverside CA.
Wakshull, Michael N. (2013, January). An Introduction to Forensice Document Examination (full-day seminar). Riverside County Public Defenders Investigators. Riverside, CA.
Wakshull, Michael N. (2013). Line by Line – Forensic Document Examination, A Strategy for Legal Professionals. Temecula, CA: Q9 Publishing.
Wakshull, M. N. (2012, November). The Use of Control Charts to Assist With Writer Identification. American Society for Quality Quality Day Symposium. Pomona, CA.
Wakshull, M. N. (2012, October). The Effects of Motivational and Cognitive Bias in Forensic Science. Association of Forensic Document Examiners. Phoenix, AZ.
Wakshull, M. N. (2011, November). An overview of the World Congress of Forensics. Forensic Consultants Association. San Diego, CA.
“The effects of bias on managers’ decisions.” American Society for Quality. Temecula, CA. October, 2011.
“The use of statistical process control to assist writer identification.” World Congress of Forensics. Chunqing, China. October, 2011.
“Mock trial – Battle of the Experts with Sandra Popescu, CPA.” Forensic Expert Witness Association. San Diego, CA. November, 2010.
“Results of research on examination of micro-anomalies for writer identification.” Poster session at National Association of Forensic Document Examiners Conference. Portland, OR. May, 2010.
“Cognitive bias and the document examiner; Or: What you don’t know about your attitudes can hurt your client.” National Association of Forensic Document Examiners Conference. Portland, OR. May, 2010.
“Do your biases affect your expert opinion?” Forensic Expert Witness Association. San Diego, CA. January, 2010
“Determining authorship of handwritten documents through microscopic features in writing.” National Association of Forensic Document Examiners Conference. Boca Raton, FL. April 2009
“The use of handwriting analysis as a tool for project risk management.” Project Management Institute Los Angeles Chapter. Los Angeles, CA. October 2008.
“How cognitive biases affect risk and decision analysis in managers.” Proceedings of PMI Risk Management SIG Conference. Houston, TX. May, 2006.
“Applying predictability and stability to identify the most effective project metrics.” Proceedings of PMI Pharmaceutical SIG Conference. Dallas, TX. April 2005.
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: 80+
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Forensic document examiner.
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: 5
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: November 2013
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: 9
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: 11
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 4
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: consulting, expert witness, research.
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: Please call to discuss.
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: Please call to discuss.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: Please call to discuss.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: Please call to discuss.
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Actual costs for travel expenses. Local auto travel is billed at regular billable rate plus federal mileage reimbursement rate.

References

References upon request.


Video

Welcome to Q9 Consulting Forensic Document Examination Welcome to Q9 Consulting, Inc., https://quality9.com, your best source for forensic document examination. Mike Wakshull presents why you need to call him to discuss your case involving a questioned document. Your document may require forensic handwriting
Concepts of forensic handwriting analysis This video introduces the viewer to the basic concepts used by forensic document examiners for handwriting examination. The reason forensic document examiners do not opine to forgery is presented. This presentation was delivered at the San Diego, CA Law L
Disguised handwriting Disguised writing is a method used by some people so they can disavow having written a document. This video shows three cases of a disguised signature. Forensic document examiners are skilled at discovering disguised writing. Another term for disguised wr