Can you examine
Yes. While original documents
are always best and should be submitted when available, on many
occasions the issue can be resolved through an examination of
What is your turn-around
We endeavor to turn cases
around as soon as possible. Turn-around time is greatly affected
by the complexity of the case, current case load, court
appearances, etc. An estimated turn-around time can be provided
at the initial consultation.
How long does it take to
conduct a document examination?
The short answer is: it
depends. Small cases are often completed in the amount of time
covered by the retainer. Larger or more complex cases take
longer. An estimate can be provided at the initial consultation.
Do you accept cases by
No. You may send documents for
examination by mail, an overnight delivery service, such as
FedEx or UPS, by courier, or you may hand-carry the documents
(by appointment only). First class and certified mail are not
recommended for original documents.
Do you also
examine documents for fingerprints?
When fingerprint examinations
are needed, a fingerprint expert is required.
Mr. Robert D. Whritenour,
who is a certified latent print examiner, can conduct
fingerprint examinations in conjunction with the document
by Shiver & Nelson.
Who is the
"Nelson" in Shiver & Nelson?
Larry Keith Nelson. Mr.
Nelson began his training in forensic document examination in
1978 at the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory and
eventually retired as the Chief of the Questioned Document
Division. After retirement, Mr. Nelson began working as a
forensic document examiner in private practice. He
founded Nelson Document Investigation Laboratory, Inc. in
1994. He subsequently retired from the practice of forensic
document examination. Mr. Nelson passed away in 2008.