Mike Wakshull

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Phone:
(951) 252-4929
Location:
Temecula, CA
Mike Wakshull

Mike Wakshull is a court-qualified forensic document examiner located in Temecula, CA. He partners with attorney clients to deliver results that often lead to early settlements in favor of the counsel who retained him. When cases go to trial, he presents them in jury-speak rather than techno-geek to educate the triers of fact. He applies his technical and science training to present a science-based approach to his opinions—a court requirement.

Mike has authored two books on the topic of forensic document examination. He has presented at several international forensics conferences. A member of several industry-related associations, he serves of the board of two. Mike has had forensic document examination cases from fourteen states.

Mike was chair of the 2012 National Association of Document Examiners conference, the 2014 Scientific Association of Forensic Examiners Conference, and the 2015 Forensic Expert Witness Association conference.

He has been qualified as an expert witness in California Superior Courts and Federal District Court, testifying in cases involving will contests, contract disputes and others. Questioned documents discovered include an altered deed, cut‐and‐paste signatures, altered mortgage documents, altered handwritten documents, electronic documents, and many other types of questioned documents. Mike is one of a handful of forensic document examiners with a graduate school certificate in forensic document examination from an accredited university.

Mike is a member of the National Speakers Association. He was an invited speaker at the annual conference of the National Association of Document Examiners (NADE), Association of Forensic Document Examiners (AFDE), World Congress of Forensics in Chongqing, China, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and others.


Courses

Bias in the courtroom is a prevalent problem. Bias exists in all people. The ability to recognize your biases and the biases of your opponent can save or lose your case. This presentation introduces the four forms of courtroom biases plus expert witness bias. You learn...
Credits CA1.00(Includes 1.00 Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession)
NY1.00(Includes 1.00 Diversity, Inclusion & Elimination of Bias)
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This seminar introduces the legal professional to methods for interviewing a prospective document examiner, or other prospective expert witness.
Credits CA1.00
NY1.00
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Forensic document examiners are often retained to determine whether a document has been altered. This presentation offers an overview to attorneys to different types of alterations encountered by document examiners and methods of detecting the alterations.
Credits CA1.25
NY1.00
TX1.25
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This seminar introduces the legal professional to methods for interviewing a prospective document examiner, or other prospective expert witness. You will learn how to properly vet your prospective expert.
Credits CA1.00
NY1.00
TX1.00
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Bias is a human trait that exists in all people. In the courtroom, the ability to recognize your biases and the biases of your opponent can win or lose your case. This program will teach you how to think differntly about your interpretation of evidence and combat...
Credits CA1.00(Includes 1.00 Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession)
NY1.00(Includes 1.00 Diversity, Inclusion & Elimination of Bias)
TX1.00(Includes 1.00 Ethics)
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This one-hour MCLE presentation uses real case studies to illustrate techniques that have been used to fraudulently acquire real estate by altering documents.
Credits CA1.00
NY1.00
TX1.00
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There are a number of ways in fraudulently altered documents are used in elder abuse cases. This presentation looks at real case examples of this, giving elder law attorneys the tools they need to evaluate possible fraud when confronted with such a case.
Credits CA1.00
NY1.00
TX1.00
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This presentation offers an overview of the issues related to altered documents of all types, including email alterations, cut-and-paste signatures, and uncovering writing below a scribble-out.
Credits CA1.00
NY1.00
TXNone
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