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Tennessee Document Examiner Marty Pearce

I am a certified forensic document examiner, with over 30 years experience in handwriting & typewriting identification. I am also a court-qualified, experienced expert witness who has testified in over 80 cases before federal and state courts, both criminal and civil, from Tennessee to Florida.

Marty’s experience includes working nearly every type of case imaginable involving handwriting and typewritten documents and related media including:

  • Identification of signatures and their authors
  • Handwriting identification
  • Wills, deeds, guaranties, contracts, and holographic documents, etc
  • Recognizing erasures, additions and alterations
  • Determining written content under “white out”
  • Graffiti and anonymous notes
  • Attorney consultation
  • Suicide notes


Court-Qualified, Experienced Expert Witness

An expert witness is a witness, who by virtue of education, profession, publication or experience, is believed to have special knowledge of his or her subject beyond that of the average person, sufficient that others may officially (and legally) rely upon his or her opinion.

Handwriting Identification

A “questioned” document is any signature, handwriting, typewriting, or other mark whose source or authenticity is in dispute or doubtful. Letters, checks, driver licenses, contracts, wills, voter registrations, passports, petitions, threatening letters, suicide notes, and lottery tickets are the most common questioned documents, although marks on doors, walls, windows, or boards would also be included by definition.

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