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Now, you can work directly with the nation’s leading forensic handwriting expert who has been seen on CNN, CBS, FOX, NBC, and read about in USA Today and the Wall Street Journal. Court Qualified Over 100 times. Qualified. Credible. Ethical. Affordable. Courtroom Tested and Approved.

If you have a forgery or altered document problem, talk to Mr. Bart Baggett.

If you are thinking about hiring a forensic document examiner, there are dozens of good reasons you should consider my office to assist you. If winning your case is among those reasons, you should call us first. Cases are won or lost depending on your choice of an expert witness. Call our office today.

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  • Forensic Document Examination
  • We specialize in working directly with attorneys

Requirements for forensic tesging and microscopic inspections, and number of documents to be reviewed. Every case is different. Unlike other examiners, we offer pre-arranged flat rate pricing model so there are no upsells or hidden fees. Feel free to call our office and talk to one of our Certified Forensic Analyst so we can accurately estimate the scope of work and provide a fair price and reasonable time line for delivery of your written report.

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"Bart Baggett is arguabley the Top Forensic Handwriting Experts working in the USA. Retain him for your case before your oppossing counsel does. "

Mayor of Los Angeles Says:

"When you need a professional handwriting expert of the highest standards, hire Bart Baggett. He is honest, quick, direct... and will deliver an objective expert opinion, every time. I recommend him without hesitation."

~ Richard J. Riordan,
39th Mayor of Los Angeles

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Forgeries, wills, disguised writing, notes, checks, contracts, prenuptial agreements, expert witness, poison pen letters, envelopes, attorney consulting, courtroom exhibits, and much more.

We don't charge for the initial consultation, so feel free to call us and get the information you need to hire right and understand the entire forensic document examination process.

Our prices are extremely competitive and our service and professionalism can't be beat. I can provide a quick, candid strategy about your situation and consult you on your next step. Most of my clients are attorneys... they hire me again and again.

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In other cases, I might refer you to another document examiner who can better solve issues of your case (location, experience, budget, etc.) In many cases, the "truth" about a signature is all you are really looking for. I have clients of all types, and I welcome your call. I only take clients I think I can be of service, so call today for a pressure free initial consult.

In every conversation, I'll be professional, efficient, and honest. I don't waste my time or yours. If I agree to that your case is valid, I will help you win in court and testify for you in court... and my clients usually win their case because there is a reason I'm one of American's Top Handwriting Analysts/ Experts.

Choosing the right handwriting analysis - document examiner is as important as choosing the right attorney - it can be the critical factor in the eyes of a judge or jury. But, most of our cases never get to trial... a letter from me makes most opposing counsels want to settle. Call me first, it might make the difference.

red check I have real court room experience and have been court qualified over 130 times. Credentials are rock solid.

red check I've got more experience and credibility than most document examiners working today... and I'm better under cross examination and on the witness stand.

red check I can quickly determine if your document is a forgery and give you critical strategy regardless of the results.

red check I am highly trained and experienced in all forms of handwriting analysis & questioned document cases so your case will have accepted forensic practices applied to your unique situation.

red check You can get started right away via email or having the documents delivered to our door. We can even review them at the courthouse or at your office.

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Click on the order now button for your case to be FAST TRACKED into our case queue. Or, you can pick up the phone and talk to me or my team first. Our fee schedule is fairly priced and our credibility, knowledge, and customer service is among the highest.

In a nutshell, if you have a document where the authenticity is in question... you should call my office right away.
Speak to me or my assistant about your case, right away.
The initial consultation is free. Call now.

What is your next step?

Toll Free 800-980-9030

Los Angeles Office 1-323-544-9277
This year alone, Bart has worked cases in LA, Orange County, Reno, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Dallas, Chicago, New York, Miami, and the list goes on.

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If your case has 10-200 questioned documents or you need to bill on a retainer bases, please call our office for a customized quote to start your case. We work with private individuals, state & government agencies, insurance companies, and large legal firms. We can assist in the billing and
invoicing in the format you require.

For a more detailed rate sheet or call our office. We work mostly with attorneys and are very flexible in our billing policy and Court RSVP procedure.
Please see the full rate sheet and online payment center here .

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Full rates and fees can be seen here . You can also pay online with a credit card at the RATES page .


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Baggett helps client recover $6,600.

"Mr. Baggett. Your testimony and support during this lawsuit by my x-girlfriend has been nothing short of amazing. The judge awarded me full amount of the $6,600 and finally I can sleep at night.

And, you went head-to-head against that x-government document examiner and made him look like a babbling idiot. The judge obviously thought you were more credible. Thank God I chose you. "

- Mike Juaraz, East Los Angeles


Helped Client Avoid 15 Years in Prison

"Thanks you soooooo much for going above and beyond. Your testimony was the key the criminal lawsuit against me. The jury found me NOT GUILTY on all counts. They obviously believed you instead of that Police document examiner the D.A. hired.

I was so impressed you handled that District Attorney with such professionalism... he knew you were right, but couldn't make you look bad on the witness stand.

I have my life back. Thank you Mr. Baggett!"

- Amir Dawood, Attorney San Bernadino, CA


Mayor of Los Angeles Recommends Bart

"When you need a professional handwriting expert of the highest standards, hire Bart Baggett. He is honest, quick, direct... and will deliver an objective expert opinion, every time. I recommend him without hesitation."

- Richard J. Riordan 39th Mayor of Los Angeles


Attorneys Recommend Bart Baggett

"Bart Baggett is the best expert witness I've ever worked with. What's more, he successfully testified for my client via telephone in a live trial here in Alaska. He even "consulted with me" on how best to cross-examine the defense's document examiner. We won the trial and I recommend him whole heartedly.

- Jim Fry, Attorney Anchorage, Alaska


Even when Bart isn't in the Room, His Reputation Helps Client Win

"Thank you very much for your assistance in this matter. Your opinion letter may become enough to prevent a trial ."

- Sandra G. Slater Phoenix, AZ




Common Questions. FAQ
(Call our automated FAQ voice system 323-544-9278)

This page has an expanded F.A.Q. page which also includes a frequently asked telephone hotline for new clients.
What is a handwriting expert or court document examiner?


Bart testify outside of California?
(Yes, Bart travels nationwide to testify and has been qualified to testify 100% of the time he has appeared in court as an expert witness.)

How much do handwriting experts charge to render an opinion?
Many experts are retired government employees and charge about retainer against an hourly rate. Bart and his associates review your documents and give you an agreed-upon FLAT RATE, so there are no surprises over overcharges. There are no credible experts that charge $200-$550 for a written report. If you see a price that low, run in the other direction. This person is not court qualified and you will not be happy with the result if your trial goes to court.

Why should I hire Bart Baggett, instead of another less qualified examiner?
Bart is the arguably the most recognized (famous) handwriting expert working in the USA. If credibility, accuracy, and integrity are important to your case, hire Bart. And, Bart has an objective and unbiased work flow that supports your case when you are on the witness stand. The only reason not to hire Bart is if your court date is on a date when Bart is already testifying in another case. He can't be two places at once. You have seen him regularly on CNN and the other major new outlets.

What training does a handwriting expert have to have in order to testify in a court of law?
That is a very long answer. The short answer is that an expert's qualifications are judged by the judge in each case. The long answer is that many working examiners are not qualified and shouldn't be taking cases and we hope you do not hire them. Mr. Baggett is very qualified.

My case contains no originals, can you still render an opinion which will hold up in court?
Yes. Bart can render an official opinion based on just copies on a regular basis.

Will Bart's opinion be accepted in a court of law?
Of course, but an expert witness's testimony is never a guarantee the judge will rule in your favor. Documents and handwritten evidence are usually just a small piece of a much larger puzzle. Most client's get a written and signed declaration which can be very useful in settlement conferences and negotiation. Most courts in the USA require an expert to testify to his findings, a letter is normally not accepted in lui of testimony in person.

How much will it cost to have Bart Baggett himself come to court (or zoom) and testify in person?
Bart's rates are clearly stated on the rate sheet. His court appearance fee is in line with the other experts across the nation. In order for him to come to court, you must have already retained and designated him so he has time to render the authentic opinion. Please call his office to ask about his availability and court schedule.

Does he travel outside California.
Yes. Often.

All these questions and more can be answered by simply calling our office.
Your first conversation will take place without a fee, so you can make sure you are feel comfortable hiring Mr. Baggett and he is the best expert for your case.


Would you like to speak to live person before you submit your case?

Just call Bart's main office at 1-323-544-9277.
Toll Free 1-800-980-9030

Bart Baggett - Forensic Handwriting Expert
Office Hours Monday -Friday

We have local offices in
Los Angeles, New York, and Dallas
and take cases in all 50 states. Call for a local referral or free consultation on your case.

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We Travel Nationally and Internationally for clients and most courts around the USA are now allowing zoom video testimony from expert witnesses.


Full rates and fees can be seen here .

You can also pay online with a credit card at the Rate Page & Fees .