Forensic Document Examiners

 

 

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Certification

Board certified - passed a 240 item cognitive examination and an 8 item performance examination and was awarded board certification by the Board of Forensic Document Examiners in 2004.


Education

Bachelor's Degree from the University of North Texas, Denton, TX.

Mentorship and training in the field of questioned document examination under Allan R. Keown, El Paso, TX, Forensic Document Examiner with over 30 years of experience and certified by Board of Forensic Document Examiners -(testing required for certification).


Specialized Training and Continuing Education in Forensic Document Examination

Association of Forensic Document Examiners annual training includes: classroom instruction, technical presentations and laboratory work by the State of Arizona Crime Lab, the McCrone Institute, and others in the practice of Document Examination and related forensic sciences, in the following (1997-2005):

  • identification of individual characteristics and pattern recognition techniques in handwriting

  • document photography procedures, including photomicrography

  • indented writing

  • typewriter, copier, and computer printer identification/classification

  • infrared luminescence and ultraviolet lighting techniques

  • production of demonstrative evidence

  • courtroom protocols

Instructional technical visits include:

  • Rochester Institute of Technology - 2004
  • Ninth Circuit Supreme Court, Nevada - 2002
  • McCrone Institute - 2000
  • Marquette University Law School - 1998
  • Puerto Rico Institute of Forensic Sciences - 1998

Professional Affiliations

  • Executive Board Member - Association of Forensic Document Examiners, admittance testing required for membership 1997-2005.

  • Voting member Committee E30 Forensic Sciences - ASTM International Standards Worldwide - 2002-2005.

  • Associate Member- Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Fort Worth, TX. Chapter - 2003-2005.

  • Member - Fraud Investigators Association of Texas - 2002-2005.


References

Here is what some of our clients have said about our services:

“Thanks for your invaluable assistance in our case where the jury found the accused not guilty of murder.
Joseph A. Connors, Attorney, McAllen, TX


“Mr. Weldon, you were an excellent witness.”

Ronald B. Pruitt, Attorney, Houston, TX


“Thanks for your help to my firm. You've been instrumental in the resolution of the cases we've worked on together.”
Brian Chavez, Attorney, Midland, TX


Representative Clients

US Attorneys, National Labor Relations Board, District and Local Courts, Legal Aid Society, insurance companies, banks and financial institutions, law enforcement agencies, personnel directors, retail managers, hospital administrators, corporate security managers, private investigators.


Teaching

  • Presented technical paper “Maximizing the Indented Image by Calibration of Latent Image Developer AFDE Symposium, Las Vegas, NV, 2002.

  • Conducted Fraud Prevention Seminars for businesses, banking and other financial institutions 1995-1998.

  • Criminal Lawyer's Association Presentations: preservation of evidence, courtroom exhibits, and collection of exemplars (1997-2002).

  • Presented courses accredited by the State Bar of Texas on “Forensic Document Examination in the Courtroom” designed to meet the requirements for Continuing Legal Education for attorneys and legal assistants (1999, 2000).

  • Presented session “Vintage but Bogus Documents,” AFDE Symposium, Rochester, NY, in conjunction with the Rochester Institute of Technology, 2004
  • “The Effects of Humidity and Calibrated Pressure on Differing Paper Types,” Presentation at the AFDE Symposium, Chicago,IL. at the McCrone Institute, 2006.
  • Instructional Visit to FBI Lab, Quantico, VA, demonstration of paper humidification techniques and calibration, February 19, 2008.
  • Invitation to attend and assist in the Workshop “Charred Documents – Collection and Handling,” at the Mid-Atlantic Association of Forensic Scientists presented by FBI Lab, Quantico, personnel on April 29th, 2008, at the Marshall University Forensic Program Crime Scene House.
  • Invitation to attend and assist in the Workshop “Charred Document Collection, Analysis, and Preservation,” at the SAFS MAFS MAAFS SWAFS Joint Meeting with FBI Lab, Quantico, personnel on Oct. 18-23, 2009 in Orlando, FL. Mr. Weldon also presented other research involving indented impressions at the meeting.
  • Mr. Weldon has established a working relationship with the forensic program at the University of North Texas, assisting in the design of the document examination lab, as part of the establishment of a crime lab. He will also be overseeing research on paper humidification techniques and other document examination methods.

Mike Weldon

Mike Weldon is active in teaching and presentations.

 

FBI examiners Gabe Watts and Gregg Mokrzycki

FBI examiners Gabe Watts and Gregg Mokrzycki with Mike Weldon (BCFE) at the Marshall University Crime Scene House preparing materials for charred & liquid-soaked document workshop for MAAFS.

 

UNT Forensic Program Lab using Welson & Associates eLID and paper chemistry equipment

UNT Forensic Program Lab using
Weldon and Associates eLID and paper chemistry equipment.


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