Riley Welch LaPorte & Associates Forensic Laboratories

Riley Welch LaPorte & Associates Forensic Laboratories

PO Box 70
Frankenmuth , MI 48734-0070
Office: 517-394-1512
Fax: 517-803-4403

Introduction

Riley Welch LaPorte & Associates Forensic Laboratories provides expert services in forensic document examinations, ink dating and age determination, latent prints, firearms and toolmarks. Examiners are all highly trained current or former government laboratory employees.


Areas of Expertise

  • DNA
  • Document Examination
  • Documents & Handwriting
  • Fingerprints
  • Footprints
  • Handwriting
  • Ink Dating

Expert Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: American Board of Forensic Document Examiners, ASCLD/LAB - International Technical Assessor, NRA Chief Range Safety Officer, Minnesota Firearms Safety Instructor
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: American Society of Questioned Document Examiners (ASQDE), American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS), Midwestern Association of Forensic Scientists (MAFS), Association of Firearms & Toolmark Examiners (AFTE), International Association for Identification (IAI - Minnesota Division - Life Active Member), Innocence Project of Minnesota - Advisory Board Member
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Guest lecturer at Michigan State University, George Washington University, Cooley Law School, Detroit College of Law, Michigan Bar Journal, Chinese People's Public Security University, Nanjing Police Institute, Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, Hamline University, Metro State University, Innocence Project of Minnesota, Minnesota Coroners' and Medical Examiners Association, Minnesota Bar Association, St. Paul Police Department
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: 1000+
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Forensic Document Examination, including; handwriting examinations for the purpose of identifying or eliminating writers; also the following examinations: ink, paper, indentations or impressions, alterations, obliterations, typestyle identification, typewriter examination, classification and comparison with typed documents, typewriter classification to determine age or date of introduction, forensic firearms examination, forensic toolmark examination, forensic biology & DNA
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: We don't track this category. We work for the plaintiff or defendant.
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: We don't track this category. We work for the plaintiff or defendant.
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: 100+
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: Within the past year.
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: 100+
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: 15-30
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 24 years
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: All forensic document laboratory services, including ink age determination, latent prints, firearms, toolmarks, forensic biology & DNA
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: Complete fee schedule available upon request
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: Complete fee schedule available upon request
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: Complete fee schedule available upon request
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: Complete fee schedule available upon request
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Complete fee schedule available upon request

References

References upon request.