FORENSIC HANDWRITING & DOCUMENT EXPERT
1991-1996 Certified Forensic Examiner,
American Board of Forensic Examiners; Diplomate of American College
of Forensic Examiners.
1968-1974 Apprenticed & conducted
research studies in examination of questioned documents with Alameda, Contra
Costa Counties Police & Sheriff Departments: Santa Monica Police
Forensic Departments. Areas studied included standards of handwriting
comparison; effects of aging, drugs, alcohol & physical conditions
on the writing process; laboratory procedures inclusive of paper &
pen differentiations, chemical testing, alterations, typewritten
evaluations, transparencies, filter & infrared photography,
ultraviolet & x-ray use.
1962-1968 Obtained Bachelor of Arts and
Life-time Teaching Credential from U.C. Berkeley.
1991 Author, HANDWRITING ANALYSIS,
PUTTING IT TO WORK FOR YOU, published by Contemporary Books,
Chicago, 350 pages, updated edition 1994; 5th re-printing.
10th Reprinting-McGraw Hill 2006.
1982 Author, publisher, FACTS ABOUT
QUESTIONED DOCUMENTS, AUTHENTICITY, VALUE, FORGERIES AND PREVENTION
for training seminars for banks, law enforcement, government agencies
and security fields.
1981 Published in PROFESSIONAL
PROTECTION, a Canadian publication on the uses of graphology and
examination of questioned documents in law enforcement and the security
1978 Author, publisher, ADVANCED
STUDIES IN GRAPHOLOGY, a book detailing the results of my eight
years of intensive research and hands-on experience in the fields of
graphology and examination of questioned documents, under the auspices
of U.C. Berkeley.
1976 Profiled in MINDSTYLES, LIFESTYLES,
U.C. sociology textbook by Dr. Nathanial Lande, Price/Stern/Sloan.
ARTICLES AND MEDIA APPEARANCES
1976-Present Featured in THE LOS
ANGELES TIMES, THE DAILY NEWS, ASSOCIATED PRESS, FORTUNE
MAGAZINE, SECURITY MANAGEMENT PROTECTION, NEW YORK TIMES, THE WALL STREET
JOURNAL. Featured in full page
article in TIME MAGAZINE, September 6, 1982; also interviewed
by TIME MAGAZINE regarding Hitler Diaries, May 16, 1983. Interviewed on GOOD MORNING AMERICA, THE JOHNNY CARSON SHOW, CNN
NEWSNIGHT, AMERICAN JOURNAL, CBS, NBC and ABC EVENING NEWS.
Since 1974 I have been an Instructor of Graphology
for the University
of California on
six campuses, and have served as a consultant to individuals,
businesses and law enforcement agencies in the areas of examination of
questioned documents and forensic graphology. Clients include United
Technologies, Time Inc., Ford Motor Co., CNN, Procter & Gamble,
Baskin-Robbins, Lowes Food, Longs Drug Stores, Mitsubishi, United
Parcel Service and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.. I am a presenter and instructor of forensic
document examination for such organizations as the American Board of
Trial Advocates, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the International
Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts, and the American
Society for Industrial Security. I have
testified at all court levels throughout the United States.
I am proficient in the Spanish language and
have taught at the University
of Mexico in Mexico City in
1978,'79,& '80. Please contact me for
references regarding document case work and expert testimony, of some
or major significance, conducted over the last several years.
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McNichol - Handwriting Expert