About Us

ARFS  is  Dedicated Virtually Exclusively to the  Forensic Analyses of Questioned Documents & Has Been for More Than a Quarter of a Century in Matters  Involving Business & Medical Records/Charts  Handwriting/Signature Analyses, Page Substitution/Alterations/Ink & Documents Dating & Document Chronology to Establish Genuineness or  Lack Thereof.  Involved in Numerous Criminal Defense (including murder) & Civil Litigation Matters which Resulted in Favorable Outcomes for Our Clients.  Also a Combat-Wounded U.S. Marine with a Distinguished Military Career Encompassing Almost 35 Years of Service to Our Country,  Retiring with the Coveted Rank of  Chief Warrant Officer-4 (Law Enforcement). Completed Formal F.B.I. & U. S.  Secret Service Questioned Documents Training. Former Member of the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) of the United States Marine Corps, Colton Police Department Police Officer (Reserve) and a Past President of the San Diego County Investigators Association.

Apprenticed with  the Riverside County (CA) Sheriff’s Department and Served with the  San Diego Police Department, Forensic Sciences Unit, as a Forensic Document Examiner.  Former Instructor & Consultant of Questioned Documents for U. S. Department of Justice (ICITAP) in El Salvador, Honduras, Panama, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Colombia, Bolivia and Dominican Republic.  Also Taught Questioned Documents at Grossmont College in its Forensic Science Technology Program. Provided Expert Testimony  in Federal, State, Military and State Bar courts. Former Professor of Criminal Justice for ITT Technical Institute.  Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Professional Investigator (CPI), Fraud Claims Law Specialist (FCLS) and Certified Voice Stress Analyst (a scientific alternative to polygraph technology).

Licenses & Certifications

  • Certified Fraud Examiner
  • Certified Professional Investigator
  • Fraud Claims Law Specialist
  • California Licensed Private Investigator
  • Certified Voice Stress Analyst (a scientific alternative to polygraph technology).
  • California Department of Consumer Affairs Forensic Sciences Instructor (former)

Professional Experience

More Than 37 Years in the Examination of Questioned Documents. Former San Diego Police Department Document Examiner, Former Fraud Investigator (California Peace Officer), Special Investigator of State Bar of California. Testified on More Than 160 Occasions in State and Federal Courts and Depositions and Hearings and Never Failed to Qualify. In Criminal Matters, Testified for the Prosecution and the Defense Bar.

Legal Experience & Services

More Than 46 Years Involvement in Civil & Criminal Litigation

Qualifications

Provided Expert Witness Testimony in Federal and State Courts and Hearings, Such as Department of Motor Vehicles, NASD, Depositions, Jewish Ribannical Court, Arbitrations, etc. In Addition to Being Found Qualified by the San Diego Police Department as a Forensic Document Examiner, was also found qualified for the position of Forensic Document Examiner by the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and Las Vegas Metropolitan  Police Department.

Awards & Honors

Purple Heart Medal for Wounds Received on the Battle Field; Combat Action Ribbon (USMC); Navy/Marine Corps Parachutist insignia; Certificate of Achievement from Grossmont College for “Outstanding Performance as a Teacher”; Distinguished Service Award from Military Order of the Purple Heart (2 awards); U.S. Army Achievement Medal for Meritorious Service While Serving as Marine Liaison Officer for the Oregon National Guard;   Graduated Cum Laude with Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice.

Seminars & Training

  • American Academy of Forensic Sciences
  • International Association for Identification
  • International Association of Voice Stress Analysts
  • Southwestern Association of Forensic Document Examiners
  • FBI Academy, “Questioned Documents for Laboratory Personnel”
  • U.S. Secret Service Questioned Documents Course
  • American Board of Forensic Document Examiners
  • American Society of Questioned Document Examiners
  • Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
  • California Department of Justice
  • Institute of Applied Science (included fingerprint sciences)

Professional References

Furnished upon request

Education

Bachelor of Science degree, Graduated Cum Laude with Criminal Justice major

Areas Covered

All States