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EXPERT WITNESSES AND THEIR FEES–THE ATTORNEY MUST PAY IF LITIGATION IS IN PROGRESS OR ANTICIPATED TO HAVE ANY HOPE OF PREVAILING IN COURT

I have been an expert witness for over 40 years and have appeared in court over 500 times. Except for when I was a witness for the prosecution in the years I was a Document Examiner for the government, I … Continue reading

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THE “DUMBING DOWN” AND CHEAPENING OF THE FIELD OF QUESTIONED DOCUMENTS-ARE WE INVITING THE COMMISSION OF MASSIVE FRAUD?

This blog is a repeat of a blog I wrote some time ago that was lost by Register.com when I switched my hosting account from www.Web.com to www.Register.com. In fact, Register.com lost 16 of my blogs I have been unable … Continue reading

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OUR DUTY IS TO THE TRUTH AS EXPERTS-NOT THE VIEW OF THE CLIENT-WE SERVE OUR CLIENTS AND JUSTICE BEST BY TELLING THE TRUTH

We, as experts have heard it many times-the oath to  “Tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth”. this is the oath we take when we testify, but our duty to the truth does not begin when … Continue reading

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ETHICS- TRUST AND INTEGRITY IN THE LEGAL AND EXPERT PROFESSIONS-DO THEY REALLY TOTALLY EXIST ANYMORE-WHERE IS “LEAVE IT TO BEAVER” SCHOOL OF ETHICS WHEN WE REALLY NEED IT

I may be dating myself, but one of my favorite shows as a boy was “Leave It To Beaver” Everything he did, I did. When he started writing a diary, I started writing a diary. When he started taking pictures, … Continue reading

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WHEN DOCUMENT EXAMINERS OPPOSE EACH-OTHER IN COURT-THE LESSON OF POOR TRAINING AND NOT FOLLOWING SCIENTIFIC AND LEGAL AUTHORITY TO THE LETTER & ADVERSE APPELLATE COURT RULINGS & MALPRACTICE THAT RESULT AND HOW I CAN HELP PROPERLY TRAIN ANY SERIOUS STUDENT TO AVOID IMPEACHMENT & TESTIFY WITH CONFIDENCE

There has been, in the field of Questioned Documents, considerable criticism about the number of experts, or shall we say, “so-called experts”, who frequently oppose each-other in court on the same case.   Remember, qualifying does not mean you are … Continue reading

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MY COMPANY IS ROBERT J PHILLIPS & ASSOCIATES-IT SHOULD BE "AND FRIENDS" THE VALUE OF FRIENDSHIPS IN BUSINESS

As business people and “handwriting experts/document examiners” we form associations to fill in the gaps of our training. Afterall, we can’t be expert in every area of Questioned Documents, since the field is quite complex AND scientific,   so we associate ourselves … Continue reading

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