Richard T. Picciochi

Richard T. Picciochi

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

Richard T. Picciochi is a forensic document examiner with over thirty five years of experience in the NYPD Crime Lab and private practice. He has examined thousands of signature, handwriting and questioned document cases, participated in numerous high profile investigations and testified in trials including the New York "Zodiac" homicides and the first terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. He has testified over one hundred times in Federal, State, Administrative and International courts.

Mr. Picciochi possesses a background that integrates the natural 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 United States Secret Service.

Mr. Picciochi is a Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Document Examiners (ABFDE.org) and was awarded certification upon completion of comprehensive written, practical and oral testing. He is a member of the American Academy of Forensic Science and the International Association for Identification.


Areas of Expertise
  • Document Examination
  • Handwriting

Expert 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,
Midwestern Association of Forensic Scientists,
Mid-Atlantic 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: Examinations include signature, handwriting, hand printing for authorship and document examinations for alterations, obliterations, erasures, indented writing impressions and latent fingerprint development.
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 approximately 12 times.
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: 2020
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: I have qualified approximately 110 times in State, Federal, Administrative and International courts.
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: I have testified approximately 110 times in State, Federal, Administrative and International courts.
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: Approximately thirty five years.
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Forensic handwriting and document examinations, on-site inspections, demonstrative exhibits, written reports, consultation 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

References upon request.