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P.O. Box 1177, Pennsauken, NJ 08109-0177
Handwriting Expert
Forensic Document Examiner


Learn More about William Ries

Forensic Consultants, based in Pennsauken, New Jersey, specializes in document examination.

Handwriting expert William Ries began his career as a forensic document examiner with the Philadelphia Police Department Crime Laboratory, Document Unit, in 1975. In 1982 he was appointed to the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office and was responsible for the examination of questioned documents and the supervision of the Technical Services Unit, which included the photography lab and the Graphic Arts Unit.

Mr. Ries retired from the City of Philadelphia in September, 1988 and joined the firm of Forensic Consultants as a staff examiner until his appointment in March, 1990 to the State of Ohio, Bureau of Criminal Investigation Crime Laboratory, as 1 of 3 document examiners for the state of Ohio, Attorney General's Office. In June of 1991 Mr. Ries returned to the philladelphia area and resumed private practice with Forensic Consultants.

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In addition, Mr. Ries has written many reports for law firms and corporate clients in the performance of his duties as a forensic document examiner. Learn more about Mr. Ries' professional experience and training by reading his CV.

Professional Affiliations

 American Board of Forensic Examiners
(Board Certified)
 Midwest Association of Forensic Scientists
 International Association for Identification
 National Forensic Center
 Midatlantic Association for Identification
 Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists
 New Jersey Association of Forensic Scientists
 Midatlantic Association of Forensic Scientists
 American Society for Industrial Security

Lecture Experience
Mr. Ries has lectured in the field of questioned documents and instructed investigators and law enforcement personnel including the following:


 LaSalle University
 Philadelphia Community College
 Philadelphia College
 Lehigh Valley Community College
 Gwynedd College
 Philadelphia Police Academy
 Ohio Peace Officers Training Academy
 Philadelphia District Attorney's Office
 Philadelphia Bar Association
 Delaware Valley Young Lawyer's Association
 Stockton College

Expert Witness
Mr. Ries has testified as an expert witness in the field of questioned documents over 450 times in courts of record. His appearances and testimony include:

 United States Federal Courts
 Courts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, and New York.
 American Arbitration Association
 Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board
 Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Hearings
 Numerous Civil Proceedings Involving Wills, Contracts, and Employment Hearings

Contact us today in Pennsauken, New Jersey, to learn more about our handwriting expert.