About Me


Laurie Hoeltzel, PhDc, a Forensic Document Examiner and Handwriting Expert  has studied handwriting examination and apprenticed under some of the   leading court-qualified Forensic Document Experts in the U.S.A.

  • Forensic  Examination Provided For: Disputed documents or  signatures including: wills,  checks, contracts, deeds, account ledgers,  and medical records, forge signature(s), mortgages, notes etc...  Investigation and analysis  including: questioned signatures, suspect  documents, forgeries,  identity theft, anonymous letters, alterations,  obliteration's,  erasures, typewritten documents, altered medical records,  graffiti,  handwritten numbers, and computerized and handwritten  documents to name a few. 



 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 studying document   examination. 



I   have reviewed numerous signatures and handwriting, examined case documents and rendered an opinion on cases in Alaska, Arizona, Alabama,  California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas,  Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland,  New Jersey, New Mexico, New York,  Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin, Washington, Washington D.C., Virginia, Bahamas, Mexico, Panama, Puerto  Rico, Poland and Montreal, Quebec, Canada.        

Laboratory Equipment used for examination: 

Her   laboratory consists of equipment used for examination, such as:  Multi Spectral Imaging system with multiple different writing systems, white light, visible light, UV, IR, 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.  .