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Statement of Qualifications

Formal Document Examination Training and Certification:

2013—Board Certified, Scientific Association of Forensic Examiners

2011—Re-certified, National Association of Document Examiners

2006—Re-certified, National Association of Document Examiners

2005—Graduate, Questioned Document course, American Institute of Applied Science (certified)

2001—Certified, National Association of Document Examiners, Crawley (London), England

1995Graduate, “Advanced Training in Questioned Document Problems” (certified), Andrew Bradley & Associates, Denver, CO

1994Graduate, “Forensic Document Examination” (certified), Andrew Bradley & Associates, Denver, CO

1994Board Certified, American Board of Forensic Examiners

Additional Training/Continuing Education:

2015—National Association of Document Examiners Conference, Nashville, TN, 24 hrs

2014—National Association of Document Examiners Conference, Honolulu, HI, 23 hrs

2013—Scientific Association of Forensic Examiners Interactive Seminar & Workshop, Emmerton (Baltimore), M.D., 24 hrs

2013—National Institute of Standards and Technology Webinar, June 4-5, 2013, 7.5 hrs

2012—National Association of Document Examiners Conference, San Diego, CA, 13.75 hrs

2012—Hands-on Workshop for Working with Digital Images (Instructor, George Reis)

2012—National Association of Document Examiners Pre-Conference, San Diego, CA, 7.5 hrs

2010—National Association of Document Examiners Conference, Portland, OR, 23.75 hrs

2009—National Association of Document Examiners Conference, Boca Raton, FL, 22 hrs

2007—National Association of Document Examiners Conference, Tucson, AZ, 25.5 hrs

2002—National Association of Document Examiners Conference, Ann Arbor, MI, 21 hrs

2001—National Association of Document Examiners Conference, Crawley (London), England, 16 hrs plus formal written and oral examinations

2000—National Questioned Document Association Conference, Dallas, TX, 14 hrs plus proficiency testing

1999—British Institute of Graphologists Symposium, Wadham College, Oxford, England, 16 hrs

1997—National Association of Document Examiners Conference, Las Vegas, NV, 18 hrs

1997—Laboratory for Scientific Interrogation / Scientific Content Analysis, San Francisco, CA, 32 hrs

1996—Independent Assoc. of Questioned Document Examiners Conference, Honolulu, HI, 27 hrs

1996 —Impact Seminars, Inc. (Michael J. Schingle, Esq.) “Courtroom Survival Techniques: Power & Control of the Witness Stand”, 7 hrs

1996—Association of Forensic Document Examiners Symposium, London, Ontario, Canada, 25 hrs

1996—American Board of Forensic Examiners Regional Seminar, Honolulu, HI, “Expert Witnessing,” 7 hrs

1994—Association of Forensic Document Examiners Symposium, Las Vegas, NV, 18 hrs

1994—British Institute of Graphologists Symposium, King’s College, Cambridge, England

1991—British Institute of Graphologists Symposium, King’s College, Cambridge, England

1985—Advanced Questioned Document Examination, International Graphoanalysis Society Congress and Institute of Resident Training, Chicago, 6 hrs

1974Questioned Document Examination Fundamentals, International Graphoanalysis Society Congress and Institute of Resident Training, Chicago, 6 hrs

Testimony:

Taryn Christian v. State of Hawaii Department of Public Safety, et al.  Civil No. CV 04-00743DAE-KSC, U.S. District Court (Honolulu, HI) 03/16/15—Continuation of below hearing.

Taryn Christian v. State of Hawaii Department of Public Safety, et al.  Civil No. CV 04-00743DAE-KSC, U.S. District Court (Honolulu, HI) 07/16/14; Judge: Hon. David A. Ezra; Retaining Attorney: Gary Modafferi, Esq.; Opposing Counsel: Richard B. Rost, Esq. & Moana Lutey, Esq.

Rosario Alcantara, et al. v. Ralph L. Lujan, et al.  Civil No. CVO484-05, Superior Court of Guam (Hagatna, Guam) 10/29/10; Judge: Hon. Elizabeth Barrett-Anderson; Retaining Attorneys: David W. Dooley, Esq. & Peter F. Perez, Esq.; Opposing Counsel: William Gavras, Esq. & Rawlen Mantanona, Esq.

“John Doe” v. “Jane Doe,” FC-D No. 09-1-1008, 1st Circuit Family Court (Kapolei, HI) 5/25/10; Judge: Hon. Linda K. C. Luke; Retaining Attorney: Scott T. Strack, Esq.; Opposing Counsel: Geoffrey Hamilton, Esq.

State of Hawaii v. Lisa-Katharine Otsuka, Cr. No. 02-1-2435, 
1st Circuit Court (Honolulu, HI) 2/19/10; 
Judge: Hon. Dexter Del Rosario
; Retaining Attorney: J. Grant Giventer, Deputy Public Defender; 
Opposing Counsel: Paul R. Mow, Esq.

In the Matter of Pamela Nagel, Realtors Association of Maui 11/23/09 (via telephone); Pamela Nagel, pro se; Opposing Counsel: David M. Jorgensen, Esq.

In the Matter of Rita McGowan, Dept. of Commerce & Consumer Affairs, Regulated Industries Complaints Office (Honolulu, HI) 11/19/09; Judge: Hon. Sheryl Lee A. Nagata; Retaining Attorney: Thomas T. Watts, Esq.; Opposing Counsel: Patrick K. Kelly, Esq.

Julie Ono v. Jesse Kaiwi-Machen FC DA No. 09-298K, 3rd Circuit Family Court (Kona, HI) 11/9/09; Judge: Hon. Aley K. Auna; Retaining Attorney: David H. Lawton, Esq.; Opposing Counsel: Geraldo W. Scatena, Esq.

Randolph Gerald Mason v. Timothy Allen Olson C08-1-0038, 2nd Circuit Court (Wailuku, HI) 7/28/09; Judge: Hon. Joel E. August; Retaining Attorney: John H. Price, Esq.; Opposing Counsel: Gerald T. Johnson, Esq.

Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s London v. Steven Vreeken, et al.  Civil No. 06-1-0067-04, 1st Circuit Court (Honolulu, HI) 7/9/09; Judge: Hon. Rom A. Trader; Retaining Attorney: Kevin W. Herring, Esq.; Opposing Counsel: James H. Hershey, Esq.

State of HI v. Maria K. Coyaso & Leslie Dabis, Cr. No. 07-1-0341/2, 3rd Circuit Court (Hilo, HI) 2/11/09; Judge: Hon. Greg K. Nakamura; Retaining Attorneys: Melody A. Parker, Esq. & Stanton C. Oshiro, Esq.; Prosecutor: Jason Michael Skier, Esq.

Patricia Tiffin Winters v. Frederick Tiffin Winters, FC-D No. 07-1-0464, 2nd Circuit (Wailuku, HI) 12/08/08; Judge: Hon. Keith E. Tanaka; Retaining Attorney: Stephen T. Hioki, Esq.; Opposing Counsel: Linda N. Monden, Esq.

Daniel Creitz v. Robert Leeson, District Court, 1st Circuit (Honolulu, HI) 3/6/08; Judge: Hon. Gerald H. Kibe; Retaining Attorney: Richard C. F. Chun, Esq.; Opposing Counsel: Marion Reyes-Burke, Esq.

Cecil Loran Lee v. Leonard George Horowitz, et al., Civil No. 05-1-0196, 3rd Circuit Court (Kona, HI) 2/14/08; Judge: Hon. Ronald Ibarra; Retaining Attorney: John S. Carroll, Esq.; Opposing Counsel: Dan O’Phelan, Esq.

Leonard Meyer v. Donald S. Meyer, et al., Civil No. 04-1-000930, 1st Circuit Court (Honolulu, HI) 5/31/06; Judge: Hon. Victoria Marks; All parties pro se

Social Security Administration v. Susan Gail LaFayette, Office of Hearings and Appeals (Honolulu, HI) 5/05/06; Judge: Hon. Henry M. Tai; Retaining Attorney: Rochelle Sparko, Esq.

Terry Lee, et al. v. Joycelyn Wanda Unciano, et al., Civil No. 04-1-0349-01 (RKOL), 1st Circuit Court (Honolulu, HI) 3/15/06; Judge: Hon. Randal K. O. Lee; Retaining Attorney: Robert E. Chapman, Esq.; Opposing Counsel: Gary Hartman, Esq.

Andrew W. Marshall v. Marilyn Sue Lard, Civil No. 04-1-0183(3), 2nd Circuit Court (Wailuku, HI) 1/17/06; Judge: Hon. Joseph E. Cardoza; Retaining Attorney: James H. Fosbinder, Esq.; Opposing Counsel: Philip H. Lowenthal, Esq.

Jan Michael Weinberg v. Brenda Dickson-Weinberg, FC-D. No. 04-1-3936, 1st Circuit Court (Honolulu, HI) 10/28/05; Judge: Hon. Karen Radius; Retaining Attorneys: Charles T. Kleintop, Esq. & Dyan M. Medeiros, Esq.; Opposing Counsel: Everett Cuskaden, Esq.

State of HI v. George V. Jemison, Cr. No. 04-1-01112, 1st Circuit Court (Honolulu, HI) 6/7/05; Judge: Hon. David Lo; Retaining Attorney: Bryant Zane, Esq., Deputy Public Defender; Opposing Counsel: Dwight Nadamoto, Esq.

Lales v. Lales, FC-D No. 02-1-3738, 1st Circuit Court (Honolulu, HI) 3/23/04; Judge: Hon. Nancy Ryan; Retaining Attorney: Darren Li Wu, Esq.; Opposing Counsel: Sara R. Harvey, Esq.

State of HI v. [Defendant, pro se], Cr. No. 96-0220, 1st Circuit Court (Honolulu, HI) 4/5 & 4/6/02; Judge: Hon. Derrick H. M. Chan; Prosecutor: Christopher T. VanMarter, Esq.

Foo v. Foo, T. No. 97-0106 VLC & The Estate of Evelyn Siu Foo, P. No. 99-0648 VLC, 1st Circuit Court (Honolulu, HI) 11/13 & 11/14/01; Judge: Hon. Virginia Lea Crandall; Retaining Attorney: John S. Edmunds, Esq.; Opposing Counsel: Jeffrey P. Crabtree, Esq. & Margery S. Bronster, Esq.

Rosa C. Gonzales v. Edith Jamon fka Edith Maddagan, Civil No. 1RC97-4900, Pearl City District Court (Pearl City, HI), 7/17/98; Retaining Attorney: Melodie R. Aduja; Opposing Counsel: Allan Y. Okubo, Esq.

Manguchei v. Nansay HI, Inc., 5th Circuit Court (Lihue, HI) Arbitration Hearing, 6/16/94; Retaining Attorney: Charles M. Heaukulani, Esq.; Opposing Counsel: Andrew Winer, Esq.

In the Matter of Dieter Thate, 1st Circuit Court (Honolulu, HI) 1/27/98; Judge: Hon. James Aiona, Jr.; Retaining Attorney: Robert L. S. Nip, Esq.; Opposing Counsel: Michael C. Webb, Esq.

MidPac Discount Brokers v. Shawn McKay, Civil No. 97-1480, 1st Circuit Court (Honolulu, HI) 8/18/97; Judge: Hon. Bambi Eden E. Weil; Retaining Attorney: Marshall D. Chinen, Esq.

Peter C. Agualo v. Ronald Perry, M.D., MCCP No. 96-106, MCCP Hearing, Honolulu, HI, 12/16/97; Client: Peter C. Agualo, pro se; Arbitrator: Karen A. Essene, Esq.; Opposing Counsel: Thomas E. Cook, Esq.

Publications: 

Forensic Handwriting Examination: A Definitive Guide, ReedWrite Press, Honolulu, HI, 2006

“Investigation and Analysis of Anonymous Writing,” Journal of the National Association of Document Examiners, Spring 1997

“Examination of Computer Generated Handwriting,” Journal of the World Association of Document Examiners, September 1995

“Deciphering Sun-Faded Thermal Paper Facsimiles,”  Journal of the National Association of Document Examiners, Fall 1995

Written in Crime: An Overview of Criminal Handwriting, The Write Approach, Honolulu, HI, 1995

Between The Lines: Understanding Yourself and Others Through Handwriting Analysis, Destiny Books, Rochester, VT, 1993

Guide To Children’s Handwriting (co-author: Mary H. DeLapp, MA, MGA), 1991, 1988

Instructor: 

Training Course in Questioned Handwriting and Document Examination (Distance Course), 2007 to present

Visiting Professor, School of Forensic Document Examination, 2004-2005

Presenter, School of Forensic Document Examination conference, Dallas, TX, October 14-16, 2005

Consultant:

“The Diary of Jack the Ripper” (Book and video production), Duocrave, Ltd., London, England, July-September 1993

Book project: Alexander Joy Cartwright, Jr. diary (housed at Bishop Museum, Honolulu, HI), 2005

Research: 

1994-1995, Computer-Generated Handwriting and Documents

1987-1990, “Facilitating Assessment of Dangerousness in Psychiatric Patients Using Handwriting Characteristics,” Hawaii State Hospital, Kaneohe, HI.  (With Kimon Iannetta, CGA; James Crane, PhD; Dennis McLaughlin, PhD)

Professional Membership / Affiliations:

National Association of Document Examiners

Scientific Association of Forensic Examiners (board member)

American Handwriting Analysis Foundation

Library:

Approx. 250 handwriting examination and analysis publications (books, journals, articles)

Journal of World Association of Document Examiners, 1980-2000

Journal of National Association of Document Examiners, 1983-2013

International Journal of Forensic Document Examiners, 1995-1997

The Forensic Examiner (Journal of Amer. Board of Forensic Examiners), 1993-2002