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Linda Spencer, MS, CGA

Questioned Handwriting

LS Spencer and Associates

Illinois Forensic Handwriting Experts

Phone 630-631-1987

Questioned Documents

Personality Profiles 

Warren Spencer, forensic handwriting examiner. Court qualified certified fraud examiner, Illinois, Iowa, USA

Warren Spencer of LS Spencer and Associates, holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa. He has been court qualified as a forensic handwriting expert in civil, juvenile, and criminal courts.

  • A certified forensic document and fraud examiner, his questioned document training includes a comprehensive tutorial with Andrew Bradley, a thirty year veteran of the Denver Police Department and Arapaho County Sheriff's Office. 

  • Board Certification from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

In addition to his questioned document and forensic handwriting expert training his Association of Certified Fraud Examiner courses have included: 

  • criminology and ethics
  • financial transactions and fraudulent schemes
  • legal elements of fraud
  • fraud investigations

Certified Fraud Examiners Logo Professional handwriting experts are members

He attends numerous professionally related seminars and workshops throughout the year and continually adds college credit course work in areas of his expertise. (A more detailed statement of qualifications including CV is available upon request).

Warren has been court qualified as a forensic handwriting expert, document examiner, in civil, criminal and juvenile courts and testified in arbitration and has testified in depositions in Iowa and Illinois. His work as a forensic handwriting expert and questioned document examiner has included handwriting examinations for attorneys, law enforcement, security professionals, human resources managers and individuals. His question document experiences have involved questioned document and handwriting examination of forged checks, wills, deeds,anonymous notes, wall graffiti and many business contracts.

Important considerations when choosing a handwriting expert:

The stakes are high and the outcomes are serious in court cases. This is not a profession for handwriting amateurs. It is important to investigate a forensic document examiners experience and credentials including court testimony. As most cases settle out of court it takes years to develop a significant number of expert witness court testimonies. This is not a field for hype, experts who refer to themselves as the "Nations Best "or "Worlds Top" expert may use the same exaggeration in the courtroom. This is a field for facts only. The forensic document examiner or forensic handwriting expert with only two or three years of experience is unlikely to have had more than a few opportunities to be called as an expert witness and to have experienced testifying in a variety of court types. Ask questions in these areas early on to avoid having your handwriting expert witness impeached.


      Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)

      National Association of Document Examiners (NADE)

      International Association Document Examiners (IADE)

      Scientific Association of Forensic Examiners (SAFE)

National Association of Document Examiners Handwriting experts belong to this organization.


  • Forensic handwriting examinations of signatures, journals, medical records & logs,voter registrations, candidate petitions and wall graffiti and various questioned documents.

Providing expert handwriting examinations services in suspect cases of fraud and handwriting forgery and unknown handwriting identification in any area where a questioned document or handwriting is involved.

Call us today for a free initial consultation: 630-631-1987