Curriculum Vitae

This is an abbreviated version of my curriculum vitae. Please call for a complete version.

Note: Do not designate Susan Abbey as your expert witness prior to retention.

Specializing In:

Scientific Examination of Questioned Documents, Anonymous Notes, Disguised Writing, Desktop Forgery (Computer/Copier/Printer/Fax), Forged Signatures, Handwriting Identification, Alterations of Documents


Board Certified Document Examiner by the Board of Forensic Document Examiners.

Board Certified Document Examiner by the National Association of Document Examiners.

Court Qualifications:

Qualified as an expert witness in numerous state and federal courts.


  • BA Rice University, 1980 Business Management
  • Forensic Document Examination Course by Katherine Mainolfi Koppenhaver, C.D.E. with the National Questioned Document Association 1996-1997
  • American Institute of Applied Science, Inc. Course in Questioned Documents 1997


I have over 600 hours in continuing education.


  • N.A.D.E. – National Association of Document Examiners – current president.

Research Papers:

Please ask for complete curriculum vitae for published papers.