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Partial Curriculum Vitae

Laurie Hoeltzel, PhDc , a Forensic Document Examiner, has studied handwriting examination and apprenticed under some of the leading court-qualified Forensic Document Experts in the U.S.A. such as: C. L. Baggett, Texas; and Don Lehew, Texas, all internationally famous handwriting and document examination experts.

Forensic Examination Provided For: Disputed documents or signatures including: wills, checks, contracts, deeds, account ledgers, and medical records. Investigation and analysis including: questioned signatures, suspect documents, forgeries, identity theft, anonymous letters, alterations, obliterations, erasures, typewritten documents, altered medical records, graffiti, handwritten numbers, and computerized and handwritten documents.


Laurie Hoeltzel, PhDc, spent 11 years serving her country in the United States Air Force including three tours of duty in Iraq, meantime obtaining a Bachelors degree and handwriting analysis certificates and studying document examination.

Further Qualifications:

I have reviewed numerous signatures and handwritings, examined case documents and rendered an opinion on cases in Alabama, California, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Wisconsin, Washington D.C., and Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Laboratory Equipment used for examination:

Her laboratory consists of equipment used for examination, such as: 10x – 400x twin/digital microscope; HP flat bed scanner; light table; numerous magnifying devices; Canon SD600 digital camera; Canon Powershot S2; protractor and metric measuring devices; blacklights; photoshop program and transparencies.

Specific Areas of Training:

Handwriting Identification and Discrimination, Signature Comparison, Techniques for Distinguishing Forged Signatures, Disguised Handwriting, Altered Numbers, Anonymous Writing, Factors that Affect Writing


Numerous forensic document examination books and other handwriting reference materials.

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