ANDREA McNICHOL
FORENSIC HANDWRITING & DOCUMENT EXPERT

EDUCATION

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.

PUBLICATIONS

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 fields.

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.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

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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