About Kathy Carlson
Take Comfort In Knowing I’m Qualified For Your Case
Kathy Carlson, a Certified, Court Qualified Forensic Document Examiner, has studied handwriting examination and apprenticed under some of the leading Court Qualified Experts since 2009. While I focus mainly on the western side of the United States, I also serve wherever I am needed nationwide and beyond.
I have a printable version of my CV (Curriculum Vitae). Please contact me to request a copy.
Forensic Examination Provided For:
Disputed documents or signatures including: Contracts, Loans, Checks, Warranty Deeds, Quitclaim Deeds, Real Estate Contracts, Deeds of Trust, Wills, Codicils, Holographic Wills, Beneficiaries, Income Tax Fraud, Poison Pen Letters, Anonymous Writing, Divorce Disputes, and Graffiti.
Investigation and analysis including: Questioned Signatures, Suspect Documents (Typed and Written), Suspect Alterations, Handwritten Numbers, Paper Verification and Indented Writing. Analysis of Paper and Ink through UV, IR lighting and Filters.
Proficiency Testing & Certifications
Provided through International School of Forensic Document Examination included:
International School of Forensic Document Examination
April 2009-December 2010
A 2-year apprenticeship with leading authorities in the field of handwriting analysis and document examination.
Training in handwriting and document examination includes:
Handwriting identification and discrimination, signature comparison, techniques for distinguishing forged signatures, disguised handwriting, altered numbers, anonymous writing, factors that affect writing, Paper and Ink Analysis with UV-IR Lighting and Filters.
Katherine Koppenhaver, Teacher and Mentor Board Certified Forensic Document Examiner
May 23, 2011 – Present
One hour weekly classes on various subjects.
SAFE (Scientific Association of Forensic Examiners) – Monthly CE Class
IADE (International Association of Document Examiners) – Quarterly CE Class
Forensic Conferences & Workshops
Is Document Examination a Science?
Published in “The Scientific Journal of the International Association of Document Examiners”
Volume 2 – Fall 2015
VP & CE Education Chair and Member
International Association of Document Examiners (IADE)