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Expert Referral List

The following list is provided to individuals requesting the assistance of a firearms/tool marks examiner in private casework. This list gives pertinent information about the individuals as well as the various types of forensic examinations they conduct based on the list of Service Codes found below.

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Richard R. Arnold
Maine State Police Crime Lab (Ret. Dir./Lt. Dir.)
124 Lakeshore Drive
P.O. Box 105
Belgrade Lakes, ME  04918
207-458-2623
raballistics1@aol.com
Service Codes: ABCDEFG

Stephen M. Deady
New Jersey State Police/Ocean Co. Sheriff
200 Siloam Road
Freehold, NJ  07728
732-414-1427
3521ballistics@optonline.net
Service Codes: ABCDEFGK; Firearms/Tool Mark Identification Training and International Cases

Terry R. Eaton
Independent Forensic Consultant
180 Amber Lane
Huntingtown, MD  20639
301-855-7259
teaton1050@aol.com
Service Codes: ABCDEFG; Firearms/Tool Mark Identification Training and Peer Review and Crime Scene Investigation

John M. Finor
Finor Forensic Consulting LLC
P.O. Box 302
Eagleville, PA 19408
215-669-2250
Jfinor4n6@comcast.net
Service Codes: ABCDEFG

Roy J Gallant
Maine State Police Crime Laboratory
72 Guptill Road
Belgrade, ME 04917
207-495-3566
Service Codes: ADEFG

Robert A Hathaway
Firearms & Tool Mark Examiner
60 Hillcrest Drive
Vernon, CT 06066-4206
860-872-2132
rhforensic@aol.com
Service Codes: AB

Carl Hildebrandt
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1451 Plumtree Road
Springfield, MA 01119
413-783-2795
carlhildebrandt@verizon.net
Service Codes: C; 3D design of components and manufacturing processes

Robert H Kennington
After April 15:
541 Forest Road
Wolfeboro, NH 03894
603-569-4483 (Likely busy between 6 AM-9AM, 7PM-10PM)
 
After about November 10:
484 Lake Francis Road
Lake Placid, FL 33852
863-699-5725 (In use after 7 PM - Call early)
Service Codes: ABCFJ; Firearms identification - handguns only. Matrix identifications from fired evidence. Stippling patterns. X-ray caliber determinations. Serial number restorations (any surface).

Robert T. Levine
121 Virginia Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
412-366-7397
Service Codes: ABCDFGJ; Criminalistics, Crime Scene reconstruction

Nicholas Mattia & Associates Inc.
1A 3rd Street
Bayville, NY 11709
917-239-2501
samattian@yahoo.com
Service Codes: ABCDFG; Iinstruction and professional development seminars in Firearm & Tool Mark Identification

Marshall K. Robinson
937 Prospect Road
Cheshire, CT  06410
203-271-2378
mkrobinson318@att.net
Service Codes: ABHK

Gerald R Styers
Forensic Consultant
86 Brittney Lane
Reedsville, PA 17084
717-667-9555
grstyers@gmail.com  
Service Codes: ABCDEFG

Jamie Becker
Firearms & Toolmark Examiner
Tarrant County Medical Examiners Crime Lab
200 Feliks Gwozdz Place
817-920-5700 x179
jbecker@tarrantcounty.com
Service Codes: ABCDEFGK; Suspect Hail Damage, Court Transcript Review

David J. Brundage
Independent Examiner
2541 Belle Brook Drive
Franklin, TN 37067
615-283-8896 or 317-490-1199
dave@forensicfirearmsconsulting.com
Service Codes: ABCDEFGIJK; Shooting Scene Reconstruction, Photography

Charles M. Clow
Senior Forensic Scientist - Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Crime Laboratory
200 Feliks Gwozdz Place
Fort Worth, TX 76104
817-920-5700 Ext. 8382
cmclow@tarrantcounty.com
Service Codes: ABCDF

William E. Conrad
Conrad Enterprises
1303 Stoney Creek Drive
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
540-898-3733
scenepro@yahoo.com
Service Codes: ABCDEFGI

Ann Lee Davis
Integrity Forensics
545 Bellwood Road
Richmond, VA  23237
894-512-5785
annd@integrity-forensics.com
Service Codes: ABFG; Vehicle Lamp Examination, Case and Transcript Review, Quality System Review

John H. Dillon Jr.
Forensic Consultant
7007 Trails End Road
Manassas, VA 20112
703-791-5559
jhdillonjr@comcast.net
Service Codes: ABCDEFGK; Will handle foreign and domestic (U.S.) civil and criminal matters, training, training needs assessment and laboratory program evaluations

Lannie G. Emanuel
Southwest Institute of forensic Sciences
5230 Medical Center Drive
Dallas, TX 75235-0728
214-920-5979
lemanuel@ffatme.com
Service Codes: ABCDEFGHJ

Richard N. Ernest
Independent Firearms Examiner/Laboratory Director
Alliance Forensics Laboratory, Inc.
6058 East Lancaster Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76112 USA
817-228-6526
rernest@e-gunlab.com or rernest@flash.net
Service Codes: ABCDEFGHIJK; Shooting scene reconstruction, serial number restoration, cartridge case ejection pattern testing, advanced toolmark identifications, trace evidence examinations relating to firearms evidence & shooting scene reconstructions

Ronnie Freels
Forensic Scientist
85 Wedgwood Drive
Shelbyville, KY 40065
502-633-2372
reinbullet@aol.com
Service Codes: ABCDEFGJ available for case review

Billy J. Hornsby
Independent Examiner
4735 East Bay Drive
Panama City, FL  32404
850-890-0720
bjh2292@gmail.com
Service Codes: ABCDFG

Edward E. Hueske
Forensic Training & Consulting, LLC
350 Anderson County Road 3582
Palestine, TX 75803
903-723-3612
xprtwit@aol.com
Service Codes: ABCDEFGJK; Trace evidence, crime scene investigation, shooting reconstruction

Terrance A. LaVoy
Independent Examiner
9812 Rolling Circle
San Antonio, FL 33576
813-545-9905
Service Codes: ABCDEFJ

Ed Love
Firearm & Toolmark Examiner
19443 Mill Oak
San Antonio, TX 78258
210-497-1021      
annaedlove@sbcglobal.net
Service Codes: ABCDEFG

Cleon C. Mauer
M & M Forensic Consultants, Inc.
148 Nelsons Drive
Bracey, VA 23919
434-636-2453
mauerc@aol.com
Service Codes: ABCFGK; Vehicle lamps - on or off

William S McBrayer
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Crime Lab
601 E. Trade Street
Charlotte, NC 28202-2940
704-353-1068
Shopmac@aol.com
Service Codes: ABCDFHJ; would prefer civil type cases

Don Mikko
Forensic Firearms Training Seminars Inc.
2892 Rex Road
Ellenwood, GA 30294
678-371-8478
mikko@bellsouth.net
Service Codes: ABCEFGI; Training Courses including two-year formal Firearm and Toolmark Identification Student Training; Basic/Advanced Firearm and Toolmark Identification; Serial Number Restoration; Firearm Injuries and Distance Determination; Shooting Reconstruction and OPFOR Military Training

Carlo J. Rosati
Firearm/Toolmarks Examiner Inc.
9 Toliver Lane
Stafford, VA 22554
540-940-3060
ftexaminer@gmail.com
Service Codes: ABCDEFGJK; Serial Number Restoration, Auto Theft, Terrorism

Ronald L. Singer
Tarrant County Medical Examiners Crime Laboratory
200 Feliks Gwozdz Place
Ft. Worth, TX 76104-4191
817-920-5700 x176
crimelab@flash.net
Service Codes: ABCDEFGJ

George W. Stanley
Forensic Firearm & Toolmark Consultant
55 Mackey Roadd
McDonough, GA 30252
678-432-6348
holeinhand@aol.com
Service Codes: ABCDEFGI Civil Cases

I. C. Stone
Forensic Scientist
2608 Royal Birkdale Drive
Plano, TX 75025
972-396-5420
Service Codes: AEFG

Jimmie D. Thompson
Palm Beach County Sheriff's Crime Laboratory
3228 Gun Club Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33406
561-688-4217
thom1822@yahoo.com
Service Codes: ABCDFGJ

Raymond S. Voorhees
Consultant in Forensic Science
3015 Donnington Court
Jeffersonton, VA 22724-1731
540-937-4835
r_voorhees3@comcast.net
Service Codes: ABCDEFIJK; Improvised explosion device reconstruction/analysis

Michael S. Ward
Technical Leader/Senior Forensic Scientist
Fort Worth Police Crime Laboratory
3616 East Lancaster Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76103
817-392-4519
Michael.Ward@fortworthtexas.gov
Service Codes: ABCDEFGK; Case File Review, Court Transcript Review and Testimony Review, Crime Scene Investigations & Shooting Scene Reconstruction, ISO Accreditation Procedures for Firearms & Toolmarks

Stanton O. Berg
Firearms Consultant
6025 Gardena Lane NE
Minneapolis, MN 55432
612-571-9314
forensicb@aol.com
Service Codes: ACDEF

John C. Cayton
Chief Criminalist
Clinton County Sheriff’s Office
1325 S.W. Wamsley Road
Osborn, MO 64474-9119 USA
816-449-2752
forensiclab@msn.com
Service Codes: ABCDEFGHIJK; Knife Cut, Puncture Wounds, Bare Foot Print Exams, Forced Entry, Crime Scene Review/Reconstruction, Case Backlog Contract Service, Air/BB Gun Examinations

Brandon Giroux
Giroux Forensics, L.L.C
Northville, MI 48167
248-762-5731
bngiroux@gmail.com
Service Codes: ABCDFGK; Forensic Firearm and Toolmark Research Consultant; Forensic Firearm and Toolmark Identification Student Training; Gunpowder and Gunshot Residue Training; Toolmark Microscopy Training; Case File Review; Daubert Admissibility Testimony

M. J. Kreiser
3112 Sequoia Drive
Springfield, IL 62707
217-529-6572
jkreiser@warpnet.net
Service Codes: ABCDEFJ

George G. Kass
Forensic Ammunition Service Inc.
4512 Nakoma Drive
Okemos, MI  48864
517-349-9362 or 517-204-4506
forammo@aol.com
Service Codes: D

David A. Lindman
5778 Hopecrest
P.O. Box 64
Nisswa, MN  56468-0064
218-963-3983
lind327@hotmail.com
Service Codes: ABCDEFG; Retired examiner from the Minneapolis Police Crime Lab

Monty C. Lutz
414-273-9811
roxythecat123@aol.com
Service Codes: ABCDFG

Kurt W. Moline
Riley Welch LaPorte & Associates Forensic Laboratories
St. Paul, MN 55128
517-394-1512
kurt.moline@rileywelch.com
Service Codes: ABCDEF; Case Reviews, Serial Number Restorations

Chris Monture
Precision Forensic Testing
PO Box 41331
Dayton, OH 45441-0331
info@precisionforensictesting.com
Service Codes: ABCDEFG

Pete Striupaitis
Firearm & Toolmark Examiner
12524 So. Natchez Avenue
Palos Heights, IL 60463
773-259-2594
striup@aol.com
Service Codes: ABCDEFGI; Training of new trainees in firearm and toolmark identification and in evidence collection and preservation

Patrick D. Ball
Forensic Firearm & Tool Mark Examiner
6985 Garden Valley Road
Roseburg, OR 97471-9565
951-741-5680
gun4n6@me.com
Service Codes: ABCDEFGI

Aaron Brudenell
Forensic Specialist
Tucson, AZ
520-505-7671
wolfram74@juno.com
Service Codes: ABCDEFGK; Peer Review, Case Analysis, Firearm Safety & Design Evaluation, Directed Research Assistance

Rocky Edwards
Santa Ana PD & Stockton PD
951 Innkeeper Lane, Unit D
Corona, CA  92881
323-216-1584
rocky.sherlockops@gmail.com
Service Codes: ABCEF

Raymond Gieszl
Southwest Forensic Service
4416 West Paradise Lane
Glen Dale, AZ 85306
602-938-5851
rmgieszl@yahoo.com
Service Codes: ABCEFGJK

Lucien C. Haag
Forensic Science Services, Inc.
P. O. Box 5347
Carefree, AZ 85377
480-488-4445
haagfssi@aol.com
Service Codes: ADEFG

Michael G. Haag
Forensic Firearm Examiner
Forensic Science Consultants Inc
Albuquerque, NM
505-401-6225
E-mail: michael.haag@comcast.net
Service Codes: ABCDEFGK; Training, Shooting Incident Reconstruction, 3D Laser Scanning

Michael Kelley
M K Forensics
8930 Independence Avenue
Canoga Park, CA 91304
818-521-1761
fakellm99@yahoo.com
Service Codes: ABCDEFGI

Gregory Laskowski
President/Chief Consultant
Criminalistics Services International, LLC
8021 Dottie Court
Bakersfield, CA 93308
661-392-0939
crimservint@earthlink.net
Service Codes: ABCDEFJK; General Crime Scene Reconstruction, Bloodstain Pattern Analysis

Garry R. Lawrence
Firearm & Toolmark Examiner
11732 N. Cassiopeia Drive
Oro Valley (Tucson), AZ 85737
520-219-8445
faretired@gmail.com
Service Codes: ABCDEF

Lance Martini
Paradigm Forensic Services
PO Box 721750
San Diego, CA 92172-1750
858-484-9566
pfslabs@pacbell.net
Service Codes: ABCDEFK; Officer Involved Shootings, Shooting Scene Reconstruction, Firearm Failure Analysis, Case Review

William Matty
300 S. Highland Springs Avenue
Suite 6-C-308
Banning, CA 92220
951-966-4497
willm44@znet.com
Service Codes: ABCDEFG

Matthew Noedel
Noedel Scientific
13002 151st Street East
Puyallup, WA  98374
253-227-5880
mnoedel@att.net
Service Codes: ABCDEFK; Officer Involved Shootings, Crime Scene Reconstruction, Case Review

Rocky S. Stone
Independent Examiner
741 South Highway 217
Tijeras, NM  87059  USA
505-286-0808
rockyabq@gmail.com
Service Codes: ABCDEFGJK: Crime scene reconstruction, Fracture (physical match) comparisons, Latent fingerprint comparisons

Jay M. Stuart
Forensic Firearm Examiner
Albuquerque, NM 87120
505-554-4691
jay.stuart74@gmail.com
Service Codes: ABCDEFGIK; Shooting Incident Reconstruction

Jimmy L. Trahin
Independent Firearms Examiner
14438 Cedarsprings Drive
Whittier, CA 90603
562-698-2674
j.trahin@verizon.net
Service Codes: ACDEF

Dwight D. Van Horn
Forensic Firearms Examiner
1761 E. Foxborough Court
Hayden, Idaho  83835
208-772-6703
ddvanhorn@roadrunner.com
Service Codes: ABCDEF

Gaylan Warren
Columbia Int. Forensics Lab
202 Casey Court
Newport, WA  99156-9363
509-447-2067
4n6@povn.com
Service Codes: ABCDEFJK; Shooting scene reconstruction, Blood spatter

Nelson E. Welch
Independent Examiner
6813 Augusta Hills Drive NE
Rio Rancho, NM  87144
505-771-2878
nelsonwelch270@q.com
Service Codes: ABCDEFJ

Rick Wyant, M.S.
WD Forensic, Inc
PO Box 84536
Seattle, WA  98124
425-238-9662
rick@wdforensic.com
Service Codes: ABCEFK; Less Lethal, TASER, Flash Bangs, Impact Munitions

International

Gerard Dutton
Allens Rivulet, Tasmania
AUSTRALIA
gsdutton@bigpond.com
Service Codes: ABCDEF

Chi Kung Beta Tam
Firearm and Toolmark Examiner
38A, Block 15, Carebbean Coast, 1 Ken Tung Road
Tung Chung
Hong Kong SAR
(852)97270009
btam@alumni.cuhk.net
Service Codes: ABCDEFI

Service Codes

  1. Firearms Identification- basic comparison of ammunition/components with suspect firearms
  2. Tool mark Identification-basic tool mark comparison with suspect tools
  3. Firearms design, operability, defects, alterations and conversions, modifications and accidental discharge
  4. Cartridge manufacture and source determination of ammunition components
  5. External/terminal ballistics calculations/determinations (trajectory, ricochet, penetration, etc.)
  6. Distance determination (range of fire) from GSR deposits or pellet patterns on skin, clothing, or other objects
  7. Gunshot residue testing involving the chemical analysis for lead or nitrite residues, or instrumental analysis for elements/particles associated with GSR and/or primer residues
  8. Authentication of genuine relics and collectibles; detection of forgeries
  9. Locks, safes, alarm mechanisms, or security devices
  10. Footwear and/or tire track identification; basic comparison of impressions to suspect tires/footwear; determination of possible manufacturer of shoe/tire prints
  11. Any other related item - list examination type under comments

Disclaimer

This list represents a referral of examiners available to you as opposed to a recommendation or endorsement of any particular member. While these individuals are distinguished AFTE members in good standing, it is your obligation to evaluate their credentials, determine their ability to be of assistance, and negotiate fees, for the services sought.