Fees for handwriting and document examination services are as follows.
General Services — $150 / hour, Minimum fee of $750
• Handwriting examination & comparison • Lab work
• Written statements of opinion • Exhibit preparation
• Comparison charts
Courtroom or Hearing Testimony — $850 / up to 2 hours
Fee beyond the first two hours is $275/hr. (Fee for testimony due and payable in advance of appearing as expert witness. No testimony will be rendered without pre-payment.)
Long-distance Travel* — $850 / day, plus expenses
Expenses include airfare and lodging. Airfare and lodging costs due in advance.
*Includes inter island travel.
Depositions — $500 / up to 2 hours
Fee beyond the first two hours is $275/hr. (Fee for deposition testimony due and payable in advance of deposition.)
Retainer — $750
A non-refundable retainer of $750 (which represents 5 hours of work) is due and payable upon acceptance of assignment. Based on a typical case involving one questioned signature, the initial retainer usually covers the examination and a written report. However, more signatures and/or an especially complicated case may result in additional hourly fees. Any charges beyond the retainer are due upon delivery of report.