David S. Moore

Some key elements exist when considering or selecting a professional Document Examiner. Of these elements, Curriculum Vitae and Individual Experience should weigh heavily in the selection of a document professional who can provide results worthy of any challenge.

 

M.Ed., Adult Education, Georgia Southern College, Statesboro, Georgia, 1976. (4.0 GPA)

B.S., Law Enforcement & Corrections, University of Nebraska, Omaha, Nebraska, 1972. (4.0 GPA)

1994-Present
Full-time private practice as proprietor of Moore Document Laboratory

1984-1994
Questioned Document Examiner II, California Department of Justice, Sacramento, CA

1982-1984
Examiner of Questioned Documents, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Criminalistics Laboratory, Las Vegas, NV

1980-1982
Senior Questioned Document Analyst, Southern Region US Postal Crime Lab, Memphis, TN

1980
Questioned Document Examiner II, California Department of Justice, Sacramento, CA

1978-1979
Chief, Questioned Documents, US Army CID Laboratory, Fort Gordon, GA

1976-1978
Examiner of Questioned Documents, US Army CID Laboratory, Fort Gordon, GA

1974-1975
Questioned Document Student, US Army CID Laboratory, Fort Gordon, GA

1965-1979
Special Agent, US Army Criminal Investigation (CID) Agency


Questioned Document Course, US Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory, Fort Gordon, GA, Jan. 1974-Dec. 1975.

US Secret Service Questioned Document Course, Washington DC, Nov. 1975.

Survey of Questioned Documents, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Quantico, VA, July 1975.


Questioned Document Examination Proficiency Tests, Crime Laboratory Proficiency Testing Program, 1984-2003

Questioned Documents Signature Seminar, American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Philadelphia, PA, Feb. 1988

Photocopier Workshop, American Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, Feb. 1988.

Laser Seminar, Southern California Laser Study Group, Downey, CA, Feb. 1990.

Courtroom Presentation of Evidence Class, California Criminalistics Institute (CCI), CA Department of Justice, Sacramento, CA, Oct. 1991

Fluorescence and Luminescence Techniques in Questioned Documents Symposium, CCI, CA Department of Justice, Sacramento, CA, Feb 1992

Questioned Document Reference Database and Typewriter Classification Database Workshop, American Academy of Forensic Sciences 1995 Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, Feb. 1995.

Digital Image Processing for Questioned Document Examiners Workshop, American Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual Meetings, Seattle, WA, Feb. 1995 & Nashville, TN, Feb. 1996.

Video Spectral Examinations: Imaging Documents Throughout the Spectrum Workshop, American Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN, 1996. Feb. 1996

The Fifth Annual National Expert Witness and Litigation Seminar, Hyannis, MA, June 1996.

Managing Your Private Practice Seminar, Southwestern Association of Forensic Document Examiners 15th Anniversary Conference, Tucson, AZ, Oct. 1996.

Difficult & Complex Handwriting Examinations Seminar, (sponsored by the American Board of Forensic Document Examiners, Inc.), Burlingame, CA, Jan. 1997.

Medical Record Examination Advance Study Workshop, (sponsored by the American Board of Forensic Document Examiners, Inc.), San Diego, CA, Mar. 1998.

National Conference on Science and the Law, San Diego, CA, Apr. 1999.

The 2nd International Symposium on the Forensic Examination of Questioned Documents, (Sponsored by the Federal Bureau of Investigation), Albany, NY, Jun. 1999.

History of Handwriting, Basic Calligraphy, Sketching, and Signature Workshop, Southwestern Association of Forensic Document Examiners Spring Meeting, Monterey, CA, Mar. 2001.

Forensic Examination of Typographic Documents Workshop, Southwestern Association of Forensic Document Examiners Fall Meeting, Tempe, AZ, Sep. 2001.

Detection of Counterfeit Documents Workshop, Southwestern Association of Forensic Document Examiners Fall Meeting, Tempe, AZ, Sep. 2001.

Paper Science Related to Questioned Documents Workshop, American Academy of Forensic Sciences Meeting, Atlanta, GA, Feb. 2002.

Tour of Scientific Games (Security Printing Company that Produces Lottery Ticket & Games), American Academy of Forensic Sciences Meeting, Atlanta, GA, Feb 2002.

Practical Digital Photography Workshop, American Academy of Forensic Sciences Meeting, Atlanta, GA, Feb. 2002.

Adobe Photoshop for Forensic Document Examiners Workshop, American Academy of Forensic Sciences  Meeting, Dallas, TX, Feb. 2004.

Digital Output Devices & Forensic Examination of Electrophotographic Documents Workshops, Southwestern Association of Forensic Document Examiners Fall Meeting, Golden , CO, Oct. 2004.

How Frye and Daubert Have Changed the Presentation of Criminalistics and Questioned Documents in Court Workshop, American Academy of Forensic Sciences  Meeting, Seattle, WA, Feb. 2006.

Photoshop Class, Southwestern Association of Forensic Document Examiners Fall Meeting, Tempe, AZ, Sep. 2006.

Authenticating Questioned Documents Seminar, American Society of Questioned Documents Examiners Meeting, Boulder, CO, Aug. 2007.

Typography - Testing to Testimony Workshop, American Society of Questioned Documents Examiners Meeting, Ashville, NC, Aug. 2008.

Business Records Workshop (Sponsored by the American Board of Forensic Document Examiners), American Society of Questioned Documents Examiners Meeting, Ashville, NC, Aug. 2008.

Certified as "Diplomate" of the American Board of Forensic Document Examiners (ABFDE) since 1978. Served as a "Director" of the ABFDE from 1999 - 2002.

  • The American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS), Fellow since 1975.
  • The Southern Association of Forensic Scientists (SAFS), Member since 1975.
  • The Southwestern Association of Forensic Document Examiners (SWAFDE), Member since 1985.
  • Northern California Laser Study Group, Member from 1988-1994.
  • American Society of Testing & Materials, Member since 1997.
  • Document Examiners of Northern California Study Group (DENC), Member since 1997.
  • Coalition of Private Practice Examiners (COPPE), Member since 1997.
  • National Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, Member since 1976.
  • Proficiency Testing Committee, SWAFDE, Chairperson, 1989-90.
  • Continuing Education Committee, ABFDE, Member, 1990-91.
  • Editorial Staff of the Southwestern Examiner, Member, 1992-present.
  • Public Relations Committee, SWAFDE, Member, 1996-present.
  • Northern California Regional Representative of SWAFDE, 1998.
  • The American Society of Questioned Document Examiners (ASQDE), Provisional Member since 2008.

The Legion of Merit, US Army, 1980, for services while Chief, Questioned Document Section, US Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory.

(List of Professional Publications, Meetings, Testimonies and Teachings available upon request)