Solving Your Handwriting Related Problems as a Handwriting Analyst, Handwriting Expert, and Forgery Expert

Eye for the Obvious
Nanette M. Barto
Forensic Document Examiner
7631 Mariposa Avenue
Citrus Heights, CA 95610
(916) 225-3016 Office
(916) 910-9657 Fax
eyefortheobvious@yahoo.com 
www.handwritingdocumentexamination.com 

I am, Nanette M. Barto, a court qualified Forensic Document Examiner.  Beginning my career in 2007, I have examined over 540 document examination cases involving over 1100 questioned documents which required testimony in more than 30 cases in the court of law.  I trained with the International School of Forensic Document Examination and have apprenticed under a leading court-qualified Forensic Document Expert.

Forensic Examination Provided For:

Disputed documents or signatures including, but not limited to: wills, checks, contracts, deeds, account ledgers, medical records, and autograph authentication.  Investigation and analysis including: questioned signatures, suspect documents, forgeries, identity theft, anonymous letters, alterations, obliterations, erasures, typewritten documents, altered medical records, graffiti, handwritten numbers, and computerized and handwritten documents.

Education

  • Continuing Education – SAFE Forensic Document Examination – Monthly Classes and 2016 International Conferences coming in July and August
  • American River College: Associate in Arts - Psychology, Graduation Date May 2012
  • American River College: Associate in Arts – Legal Assisting, Graduation Date May 2011
  • International School of Forensic Document Examination: Forensic Document Examination, Graduation Date July 2009

Specific Areas of Training:

Handwriting Identification and Discrimination, Signature Comparison, Techniques for Distinguishing Forged Signatures, Disguised Handwriting, Altered Numbers, Anonymous Writing, Laboratory Procedures, Forensic Microscopy and Forensic Photography, Identifying Printing Methods, Papers and Watermarks, Factors that Affect Writing, Demonstrative Evidence Training, Demonstrative Evidence in the High-Tech World, Forgery Detection Techniques, Detection of Forged Checks, Document Image Enhancement, Graphic Basis for Handwriting Comparison, Ethics in Business and the Legal System, Mock Courtroom Trails

  • 2 year on-the-job apprenticeship with Bart Baggett, a court qualified document examiner and the president of the International School of Forensic Document Examination, July 2007 – July 2009.

Apprenticeship Included:

Gathering documents, setting up case files, scanning and photographing documents, assisting with on-site examinations, interacting as client liaison with attorneys and clients, accounting and billing, peer reviews, preparing court exhibits, directed and witnessed client hand written exemplars. I re-examined 60 cases consisting of 657 documents that were examined and compared during this time period.

Furthermore, I began taking active individual cases that were mentored and/or peer reviewed by Bart Baggett.

  • SAFE- Scientific Association of Forensic Examiners: 2016 SAFE Annual Conference – July 29th, 2016:
  • Larry Miller- OSAC Human Factors Committee and Photography for FDEs
  • Doug Carner- The Expert Witness- Ethics, Preparation, and Challenges
  • John C. Edwards, Esq. Managing High Conflict Personalities
  • Dave Zweig- Examination of Ink and Photocopies using the microscope
  • Joe Barabe- Application of Microscopes for FDEs
  • Ann Mahony- Electronic Signatures- The future is upon us
  • SAFE- Scientific Association of Forensic Examiners: 2016 SAFE Annual Conference - August 26, 2016:
  • Thomas Spahn- Privilege and Confidentiality
  • Josh King- Ways to become Comfortable with On-line feedback.
  • Carole Chawski- Application of Science to Forensic Document Examination
  • Jim Sevel- Computer Forensics Applied to Document Examiners
  • Erik Laykin- e-discovery
  • Dr. Tahnee Dewhurst- Expert vs. Lay Opinion

ASIS International: Sacramento, CA Chapter – January

  • Hickey- Psycho-Behavioral Analysis of Mentally ill and Mentally Disordered Offenders in Cases of Workplace Mass Violence.

Further Qualifications:

I am a Notary Public closing home loans and witnessing signatures since 2004. This has provided me with a reference base for how a person signs in all conditions including but not limited to: Illness and Disease; Blindness; Signature by Mark; hospital room signings of Wills, Testaments, Advanced Healthcare Directives, and Power of Attorney documents; and, Death Bed signatures. I was licensed from 2005 – 2009 in Real Estate procuring mortgages giving me firsthand knowledge of deeds, contracts, and loan documents.  

Laboratory Equipment:

Ms. Barto’s laboratory is equipped to handle forensic handwriting analysis. Her laboratory consists of equipment used for examination, such as:  50x – 500x digital microscope; HP x576dw high resolution flatbed scanner/copier/fax; light table; numerous magnifying devices; Nikon COOLPIX 35mm digital camera; protractor and metric measuring devices; uv, black, and infrared lights; supporting computer programs.  

Library:

Library consists of numerous forensic document examination titles, other handwriting reference materials, legal assisting publications, psychology publications that assist in assessing neurological diseases or illnesses, and behavior profiling.

Guest Speaker:

2011 – ITT Tech – Criminal Justice program – Forensics Class

2013 – 2014 Girls Scouts – Crime Scene Investigation Badge – Promoting interest in young girls in the trades of forensic sciences.

2011 and 2014 – ASIS International – Security Professionals Organization – Keep professionals in the field of security and safety up-to-date on latest techniques through informative speakers in specific areas of awareness.

Associations:

2016 – Scientific Association of Forensic Examiners – SAFE Forensic Document Examination

2012 – 2014 - The Bar Association of San Francisco, Northern California, Register of Experts and Consultants – Directory Listing

2014 – Better Business Bureau – Accredited by BBB Standards

Listed as an Expert Witness for: Sacramento County – Placer County – Fresno County – Plumas County, California, Public Defenders Office. Referred by: Public Defender, David Bonilla, Franz Criego, and Trisha Pal.

Court Testimony:
Superior Court of California, County of Alameda
1221 Oak St., Dept. 24, 3rd Flr.
Oakland, CA
Judge Patrick Zika
Dismuke vs. Dismuke
Dkt# RG05228940
February 10, 2009

Superior Court of California, County of Sacramento
100 Bicentennial Drive
Sacramento, Ca. 95826
Judge Delbert W. Oros
Sone vs. Fisher
Dkt# 09SC00967
March 26, 2009

Superior Court of California, County of Sacramento
100 Bicentennial Drive
Sacramento, Ca. 95826
Judge John M. O’Donnell
Youa vs. Youa/Xiong/Child Action
Dkt#09SC05006
December 18, 2009

Superior Court of California, County of Alameda
24405 Amador St Dept 507, Flr. 2
Hayward, Ca. 94544
Judge Elizabeth Hendrickson
Hong vs. Wang
Dkt# FF07342127
September 24, 2010

Superior Court of California, County of San Mateo
400 County Center, Dept. 28
Redwood City, Ca. 94063
Judge George A. Miram
Dickson vs. Scagliola
Dkt#PRO120063
October 26, 2010

Superior Court of California, County of Sacramento
3341 Power Inn Road
Sacramento, Ca. 95826
Judge Gerrit W. Wood
Wenzell v. Wenzell
Dkt#34-2009-00057473
January 13, 2011

Superior Court of California, County of San Mateo
400 County Center, Dept.
Redwood City, Ca. 94063
Judge Stephanie Garratt
Leigh v. Lampert
TRO Hearing
March 30, 2011

Superior Court of California, County of San Joaquin
222 East Weber Street
Stockton, California 92114
Judge Carter P. Holly
Bafaiz v. Morrison
Contract Case
July 22, 2011

Superior Court of California, County of Merced
2260 N Street
Merced, CA 95340
Judge Gerald W. Corman
Chaudhry v. Hossain
Dkt # FLM-47893
Family Law - February 8, 2012

Superior Court of California, County of San Joaquin
222 East Weber Street
Stockton, California 92114
People v. Serratos III
Criminal Case
February 13, 2012

Superior Court of California, County of Sonoma
3055 Cleveland Ave
Santa Rosa, CA 95401 Dept #19
Judge Arthur Wick
Niffenegger v. Long
Dkt # SCV-249528
Criminal Case
February 27, 2012

Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara
191 N. First Street
San Jose, CA 95113
Judge William J. Monohan
Reynolds v. Lydecker
Dkt # 1-10-CV-171079
Civil Law
June 26, 2012

Superior Court of California, County of Sacramento
720 9th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Albaz v. Saleh
Unlawful Detainer
November 29, 2012

Superior Court of California, County of Contra Costa
725 Court Street
Martinez, CA 94553
Judge David B. Flinn
Scarano v. Bellmore
No. P12-00905
Probate Law
February 27 & 28, 2013

Superior Court of California, County of Plumas
520 Main Street
Quincy, CA 95971
Arbitrator Christopher Burdick
County of Plumas, Employer, v. Ted Sieck, Employee
C.S.M.C.S. Case #ARB-12-0173
May 15, 2013

Superior Court of California, County of Nevada
220 Church Street
Nevada City, CA 95959
Commissioner
Hassan v. Hassan
Family Law
July 9, 2013

Superior Court of California, County of Solano
600 Union Avenue
Fairfield, CA 94533
Judge Harry S. Kinnicutt
Centro Property Owner II, LLC v. Chang
Civil Law
February 19, 2014

Superior Court of California, County of San Francisco
400 MacAllister Street Dept. 201
San Francisco, CA 94102
Judge McBride
Murray Jr. v. Anoushiravan Massoumi
Civil Law
September 29, 2014

Superior Court of California, County of San Bernadino
247 West 3rd Street Dept S48P
San Bernadino, CA 92415
Judge Tara Reilly
The Southorn 1995 Revocable Trust
Probate Law
October 15, 2014

Superior Court of California, County of Sacramento
3341 Power Inn Road
Sacramento, Ca. 95826
Judge Steven M. Gerverfer
Sylvia E. Newberry Estate
Probate Law
December 5, 2014 rebuttal December 12, 2014

Superior Court of California, County of Stanislaus
1300 K Street
Modesto, CA 95354
Judge Timothy W. Salter
The Lonni Ashlock Estate
Probate Law
February 5th, 2015

Superior Court of California, County of Alameda
24405 Amador Street Dept. 507
Hayward, CA 94544
Judge Alison Tucher
Tim Huang vs. Sheng Shu
Civil Law
May 26th, 2015

Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara
301 Diana Avenue, Dept. 108
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Judge Phillip H. Pennymaker
Tom Pham vs. Cynthia D. Trinh
Family Law
October 15th, 2015

Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara
605 W. El Camino Real
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Judge James Towery
Darlene Michaud vs. Bruce Michaud
Family Law
November 3rd, 2015

Superior Court of California, County of Alameda
2120 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Dept. 201
Berkley, CA 94704
Judge Sandra K. Bean
Lena Ashley Johnson vs. Hazel Ashley
Probate Law
November 19th, 2015

Administrative Hearing for CalPers
2349 Gateway Oaks Drive
Sacramento, CA 95833
Judge Timothy Aspinwall
Marina Soto vs. Anette Hernandez
Administrative Law
November 16th, 2015

Superior Court of California, County of Sonoma
3055 Cleveland Ave., Dept. 22, 2nd Flr
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Judge James G Bertoli
Rose Ann L. Nolasco vs. Brian Veluz-Nepomuceno
Family Law
January 8th, 2016

Superior Court of California, County of Sonoma
3055 Cleveland Ave., Dept. 18, 1st Flr
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Judge Rene Auguste Chouteau
Estate of Jacqueline L. Pieri
Probate Law
February 17, 2016

Superior Court of California, County of Sutter
1175 Civic Center Blvd
Yuba City, CA 95993
Judge Christopher R. Chandler
Zenda vs. Shoker
Civil Law
May 17th, 2016

Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara
161 North First St.
San Jose, CA 95113
Judge Patricia M. Lucas
Estate of Richmond Vu
Probate Law
June 3rd, 2016

Superior Court of California, County of Sutter
1175 Civic Center Blvd
Yuba City, CA 95993
Judge Perry Parker
Estate of John Arostegui
Probate Law
June 15th, 2016

United States Department of Justice Executive
Office for Immigration Review Immigration Court
100 Montgomery St, Suite 800 #17
San Francisco, CA 94104
Judge Dalin R. Holyoak
People vs. Yvette Valdez
June 16th, 2016 – Evidence Stipulated to by Government Testimony not required

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