Handwriting Experts USA Rates

Each of our cases contain a variety of questioned documents, known documents, and even suspect documents. Some cases are much more complex than others. Some cases require on-site microscopic examination, photographs, and court exhibits. Some cases require less time and less forensic equipment to complete the assignment. We can provide a agreed upon flat rate based on your specific case.

No surprises. No Guess work.

Call us now for an exact quote by telling us about your case. 1-800-980-9030

Initial document review and consultation can be turned around in a little as 1-5 business days. The more complicated cases which include multiple Questioned documents, multiple suspects, or specific advanced forensic tests will take longer. Fully compliant reports for both civil and criminal cases. Call our team of forensic document examiners for an exact quote and turnaround time on your case.


Flat Rate Billing

New Forensic Document Examination Case, Lab Work, Verbal Opintion & Written Declaration
(Please be ready to tell use about the number of questioned documents, the number of known and suspect documents as well as the whether or not there are original docucments to be examined.)


If you are planning on hiring a document examiner soley based on the price on someone's best, you might want to pick up the phone and investigate the com Examiner's actual experience, credentials, and read every client review. The outcome for all of our clients is to increase the chances you win your case or you settle before court with an outcome in your favor. The wrong expert can cost people hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Despite Mr. Baggett's deep experience and fame, he has maintained a similar price structure as his graduating students and industry peers so that the clients can choose based on 'quality' and not price.

Choose your expert based on quality. Also remember that many or our competitors advertised a low upfront price and and then charge you extra for each additional service. In the end, we are often the least expensive option and the company with the best service to help you win your case.

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Bart Baggett has been court qualified and testified in Texas, California, New York, Alaska, and Arizona Courts in cases ranging from the value of a 1974 Pick up truck to the "stock certificate" of a 20 million dollar company. When your case requires the most polished, professional, and articluate forensic document expert witness working today, hire Bart Baggett. Call and speak with him today.

What is your next step?

Step one is to email us your documents. Then, step two is to pay the fee online, right now on this page. Just scroll up.
This expedites your case and gives you priority attention in our office. If there is no payment in our system, then your case gets stuck and you lose your place in the que.

You can also call and ask questions to make sure you know the exact amount and exact process:

National Office 1-323-544-9277
Toll Free: 1-800-980-9030

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Once retained, Bart Baggett will consult directly with your attorney on all areas of forensic evidence and putting an expert witness on the stand regarding the documents in question.

Regardless of the objective "opinion" rendered by Mr. Baggett's lab, Mr. Baggett's experience and advice has helped dozens of attorney's make strategic case decisions which significantly improves the outcome of their case as a whole.

Forensic analysis can tell the truth, when clients often do not. Our experts can often help you determine how much weight the documents can carry in your case.

Baggett Helps Client Recover $6,600


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."

~ 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

"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

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Common Questions. FAQ

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?

Can 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?
Most experts are retired government employees and charge about $1200 as a retainer before they even view the documents and begin the case. Bart and his HSI associates charge under $995 to get started. There is no credible experts that charge $200. If you see a price that low, run the other direction.

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 the rates as associates who have been working less than a year professionally. 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.

How much will it cost to have Bart Baggett himself come to court 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.


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.