Meredith DeKalb Miller

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Meredith received her B.A. from Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO in 1992 and her Master’s in Forensic Science from the George Washington University, Washington, D.C. in 1998.

Meredith began her career at the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the Questioned Document Unit in Washington, D.C. Meredith successfully completed a full time two-year training program at the FBI Laboratory and became a certified forensic document examiner in 2001.

Meredith was promoted to Supervisor at the FBI Laboratory before being recruited to work as a consultant with the International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP), a part of the U.S. Department of Justice. Meredith has traveled to Kosovo, Tanzania, Mozambique, Paraguay, Mexico, Algeria, and Bangladesh offering training and guidance in all areas of questioned document examinations and quality assurance.

With her commitment as a technical advisor for ICITAP, the Questioned Document Section of the Procuraduria General de la Republica in Mexico City received ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation with ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board in March 2016.

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Meredith accepts private cases nationwide and is looking forward to offering international training in the area of questioned documents.

Please contact our office to see how we may assist you with training opportunities for individuals, government laboratories, the banking sector on issues such as: identity and security documents, developing a standardized training program, accreditation, and strategic laboratory management.

Professional Experience

Forensic Document Examiner, M.F.S. 

  • Perform forensic examinations on handwriting, signatures, typewriting, printing, and other documentary evidence to establish origin or authenticity.
  • Provide expert testimony in federal, state, and local courts,when necessary.
  • Present training/consulting in the field of questioned documents.

Subject Matter Expert: FBI Handwriting Examiner Decision Analysis Study

  • Provide technical knowledge and support to assess the performance of forensic document examiners involving accuracy, precision, and repeatability of decisions involving forensic comparisons of handwritten evidence.

Forensic Consultant: Engility Corporation, Arlington, VA

  • Mentoring forensic document examiners in capacity building and compliance practices in Algeria, Columbia, Kosovo, Mexico, Mozambique, Paraguay, and Tanzania.

Consultant:  United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Vienna, Austria

  • Developed the Introduction to Security document examination: Training programme and trainers guide
  • Designed to educate and train immigration/border control officers and forensic document examiners basic and advanced security features observed in security and identity documents.

Lead Consultant: UNODC, Vienna, Austria

  • Developed the Guide for the Development of Forensic Document Examination Capacity
  • Designed to enhance forensic document examination and intelligence dissemination capabilities between donor and recipient countries.

Forensic Document Examiner: FBI Laboratory, Quantico, VA

  • Performed forensic examinations on handwriting, typewriting, printing,and other documentary evidence submitted to the FBI Laboratory establishing origin or authenticity.
  • Provided expert testimony in federal, state, and local courts, when necessary.
  • Presented training and expertise at local, national, and international conferences.
  • Received “On-The-Spot” award for work on high-profile case.

Adjunct Professorial Lecturer: George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

  • Developed and instructed a graduate level course in Questioned Documents to include laboratory exercises, lectures, tours, special projects, and testing.

Document Analyst/Examiner Trainee: FBI Laboratory, Washington, D.C.

  • Prepared laboratory worksheets, photographed evidence, and conducted indented writing examinations.
  • Successfully completed a full-time training program

Training

Meredith completed a full time two year training program in the Questioned Documents Unit of the FBI Laboratory in Quantico, Virginia. This training included reading relevant books and articles in the field of questioned documents, practical problems, oral board, moot courts, and working over 200 cases under a senior document examiner.

Meredith received certification from the FBI Laboratory in 2001.

Training, continuing education, and attending professional meetings are an important part in staying current in the field. The organizations listed are not exhaustive but highlight a few leading organizations in the field of forensic document examination:

What clients say

Continuing Education

American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C

One day workshop on Color Analysis and Light Theory at the AAFS Meeting.

American Society of Questioned Document Examiners Annual Meeting, Dearborn, Michigan

Standard Working Group for Document Examination (SWGDOC), Stafford, VA

On-site assessment of selected forensic document laboratories for the United Nations

  • U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Laboratory, McLean, Virginia
  • Royal Netherlands Mareschaussee, Schipol, Netherlands
  • Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI) Den Haag, Netherlands
  • Federal Police, Koblenz, Germany
  • United Kingdom Immigration Services, National Document Fraud Unit, London, Englamd

Expert Group Meeting, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Vienna, Austria

4th Meeting of the Core Group on Identity Related Crime, United Nations, Vienna, Austria

Forensic Quality Services, on-site assessment of the U.S. Army Crime Laboratory

Standard Working Group for Document Examination, Stafford, VA

Midwestern Association of Forensic Scientists (MAFS) Annual Meeting, Kansas City, MO

One day workshop on Questioned Document Imaging (MAFS)

Two day workshop on The Science of Identification (MAFS)

Half day workshop on Typewriter Classification for the Forensic Document Examiner (MAFS)

American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Annual Meeting, Secretary

Half day workshop on Indentation Sequencing Workshop (AAFS)

Expert Group Meeting, Security Document Examination, United Nations, Vienna, Austria

American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Annual Meeting, Secretary

Two day workshop on Notetaking for the Forensic Document Examiner (MAFS)

One day workshop on the American Board of Forensic Document Examiners Certification Process

Expert Group Meeting, Security Document Examination, United Nations, Colon, Panama

Instructor, U.S. Department of Justice, Ascension, Paraguay

American Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.

Instructor, U.S. Department of Justice, Algiers, Algeria

Instructor, U.S. Department of Justice, Puebla, Mexico

American Academy of Forensic Science Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL

Half day workshop on the Examination of Skillfully Simulated Signatures, Orlando, FL

On-site assessment of Criminal Investigative Division, Bangladesh Police, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Asian Forensic Sciences Network Annual Meeting, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Asian Forensic Sciences Network Annual Meeting, Bangkok, Thailand

Why choose me ?

I am a forensic document expert, consultant, assessor, and trainer specializing in the analysis, comparison and evaluation of documentary evidence to establish origin or authenticity. I deliver reliable opinions on high profile, complex cases;  teach principles and examinations to forensic document examiners; achieve accreditation for international laboratories; consult for the United Nations, the Department of Justice (DOJ), and the FBI while assisting attorneys, private citizens, banks, and industry leaders in answering tough questions.

Successfully trained and earned FBI certification

19 + years of
federal and private experience

Qualified expert in federal and state courts

Master’s in Forensic Science, George Washington University

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