Shiver & Nelson

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Can you examine photocopies?

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 photocopies. 

What is your turn-around time?

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 fax?

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 examinations performed 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. 






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Shiver & Nelson Document Investigation Laboratory, Inc.

1903 Lilac Ridge Drive, Woodstock, Georgia 30189


770-517-6008          E-mail