Thank you for visiting The Write Consultants. Based in New Orleans, Louisiana, The Write Consultants provides forensic document examination services for the Greater New Orleans area, as well as surrounding parishes and states.

According to Wikipedia, forensic/questioned document examination is defined as “the forensic science discipline pertaining to documents that are (or may be) in dispute in a court of law. The primary purpose of forensic document examination is to answer questions about a disputed document using a variety of scientific processes and methods.”

As written by Jan Seaman Kelly and Brian S. Lindblom in Scientific Examination of Questioned Documents, Second Edition, the Forensic Document Examiner’s possible “range of examinations include handwriting, hand printing and signature comparisons; detection of alterations, deletions and substitutions; mechanical and electronic impression comparisons; detection of counterfeits; decipherment of obliterated text; restoration of water-soaked, charred, stained or torn documents; ink and paper comparison; sequence of entry determinations; detection and analysis of indented and other accidental markings; and document dating.”

The Document Examiner and the field of document examination have many aliases: document analyst, handwriting analyst, forensic document analyst, forensic document examiner, forensic handwriting examiner, questioned document examiner, signature analyst, handwriting expert, handwriting identification expert, expert witness, handwriting examiner, etc. All of the aforementioned are essential, at times, for clarifying disputes arising out of domestic and commercial disputes, as well as civil and criminal legal cases.

Adele Thonn is a Board Certified Forensic Document Examiner (BCDE) available for questioned writing and document analysis, reporting and court testimony. Documents are carefully and objectively examined in a non-destructive manner.

Available services include assistance with, but are not limited to the following:

  • Handwriting comparison and analysis (cursive, as well as printed)
  • Document alterations, additions and obliterations
  • Medical record alterations
  • Disputed wills and contracts
  • Allegedly forged documents or checks
  • Anonymous writings or notes
  • Signature verification
  • Any document containing questionable writing, all or in part

For further information, please contact Adele Thonn at (504) 430-5117 or adele.thonn@cox.net.

We look forward to having the opportunity to work with you!