You've found America's Top Handwriting Expert:
Bart Baggett

Call Now For a Price Quote On Your Case: 323-544-9277

You've seen Bart Baggett on CNN's Larry King Live, Court TV, and Fox News Channel. Based in Los Angeles. Travels Nationwide.

Qualified. Credible. Ethical. Affordable.

If you have a forgery or altered document problem, Bart can help.

If you are thinking about hiring a forensic document examiner, there are dozens of good reasons you should consider our office to assist you. If winning your case is among those reasons, you should call us first. Cases are won or lost depending on your choice of an expert witness. Call our office today.


We don't charge for the initial consultation, so feel free to call us and get the information you need to hire right and understand the entire forensic document examination process.

Forgeries, wills, disguised writing, notes, checks, contracts, prenuptial agreements, expert witness, poison pen letters, envelopes, attorney consulting, courtroom exhibits, and much more.

Be wary of the uncredible people advertising online for a $200 forensic analysis. This individual is not properly trained and hiring her will set your case up for failure. Be mindful and call our office first to discuss who in California is credible and who should be avoided. Our prices are extremely competitive and our service and professionalism can't be beat. I can provide a quick, candid strategy about your situation and consult you on your next step. Most of my clients are attorneys... they hire me again and again.


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Mayor of Los Angeles Says:

"When you need a professional handwriting expert of the highest standards, hire Bart Baggett. He is honest, quick, direct... and will deliver an objective expert opinion, every time. I recommend him without hesitation."

~ Richard J. Riordan,
39th Mayor of Los Angeles

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In other handwriting analysis cases, I might refer you to another document examiner who can better solve issues of your case (location, experience, budget, etc.) In many cases, the "truth" about a handwritten item is all you are really looking for. I have clients of all types, and I welcome your call. I only take clients I think I can be of service, so call today for a pressure free initial consult.

In every conversation, I'll be professional, efficient, and honest. I don't waste my time or yours. If I agree to that your case is valid, I will help you win in court and testify for you in court... and my clients usually win their case because there is a reason I'm one of American's Top Handwriting Analysts/ Experts.

Choosing the right handwriting analysis - document examiner is as important as choosing the right attorney - it can be the critical factor in the eyes of a judge or jury. But, most of our cases never get to trial... a letter from me makes most opposing counsels want to settle. Call me first, it might make the difference.

red check I have real court room experience and have been court qualified over 50 times. Credentials are rock solid. Handwriting analysis is my specialty.

red check I've got more experience and credibility than most document examiners working today... and I'm better under cross examination and on the witness stand.

red check I can quickly determine if your handwriting analysis document is a forgery and give you critical strategy regardless of the results.

red check I am highly trained and experienced in all forms of handwriting analysis & questioned document cases so your case will have accepted forensic practices applied to your unique situation.

red check You can get started right away via email or having the documents delivered to our door. We can even review them at the courthouse or at your office. It's up to you.


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Click on the order now button for your case to be FAST TRACKED into our case queue. Or, you can pick up the phone and talk to me first. Our fee schedule is among the lowest in the industry and our credibility, knowledge, and customer service is among the highest.

In a nutshell, if you have a document where the authenticity of the handwriting is in question... I can help you.

Call my office today: 1-323-544-9277
Speak to me or my assistant about your case, right away.
The initial consultation is free. Call now.


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If your case has 10-200 questioned documents or you need to bill on a retainer bases, please call our office for a customized quote to start your case. We work with private individuals, state & government agencies, insurance companies, and large legal firms. We can assist in the billing and
invoicing in the format you require.

For a more detailed rate sheet or call our office. We work mostly with attorneys and are very flexible in our billing policy and Court RSVP procedure. Please see the full rate sheet and online payment center here.

If you are planning on hiring a document examiner soley based on the a fair price, you are in luck. Despite Mr. Baggett's deep experience and fame, he has maintained a similar price structure as his industry peers so that the clients can choose based on 'quality' and not price. Bart Baggett's rate schedule is in the normal range of document examiners nationwide for testimonial time and court room appearances... the prices listed above for the initial consultation, labwork, and letter of opinion are still below the average industry prices.

Choose your expert based on quality, not price.

When your case requires the most polished, professional, and articulate expert FDE witness working today, hire Bart Baggett. Bart Baggett has been court qualified and testified in Texas, California, Alaska, and Arizona Courts in cases ranging from the value of a 1974 Pick up truck to the "stock certificate" of a 20 million dollar company.

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Full rates and fees can be seen here. You can also pay online with a credit card at the RATE page.


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Baggett Helps Client Recover $6,600


Your testimony and support during this lawsuit by my x-girlfriend has been nothing short of amazing. The judge awarded me full amount of the $6,600 and finally I can sleep at night."

~ Mike Juaraz,
East Los Angeles

Helped Client Avoid 15 Years in Prison

"Thanks you soooooo much for going above and beyond. Your testimony was the key the criminal lawsuit against me. The jury found me NOT GUILTY on all counts. They obviously believed you instead of that Police document examiner the D.A. hired.

I was so impressed you handled that District Attorney with such professionalism... he knew you were right, but couldn't make you look bad on the witness stand.

I have my life back. Thank you Mr. Baggett!"

~ Amir Dawood, Attorney
San Bernadino, CA

Mayor of Los Angeles Recommends Bart

"When you need a professional handwriting expert of the highest standards, hire Bart Baggett. He is honest, quick, direct... and will deliver an objective expert opinion, every time. I recommend him without hesitation."

~ Richard J. Riordan
39th Mayor of Los Angeles

Attorneys Recommend Bart

"Bart Baggett is the best expert witness I've ever worked with. What's more, he successfully testified for my client via telephone in a live trial here in Alaska. He even "consulted with me" on how best to cross-examine the defense's document examiner. We won the trial and I recommend him whole heartedly."

~ Jim Fry, Attorney
Anchorage, Alaska

Even when Bart isn't in the Room,
His Reputation Helps Client Win

"Thank you very much for your assistance in this matter. Your opinion letter may become enough to prevent a trial."

~ Sandra G. Slater
Phoenix, AZ

Common Questions. FAQ
(Call our automated FAQ voice system 323-544-9278)

This page has an expanded F.A.Q. page which also includes a frequently asked telephone hotline for new clients.

What is a handwriting expert or court document examiner?

Can Bart testify outside of California?
(Yes, Bart travels nationwide to testify and has been qualified to testify 100% of the time he has appeared in court as an expert witness.)

How much do handwriting experts charge to render an opinion?
Most experts are retired government employees and charge about $1200 as a retainer before they even view the documents and begin the case. Bart and his HSI associates charge under $995 to get started. There is no credible experts that charge $200. If you see a price that low, run the other direction.

Why should I hire Bart Baggett, instead of another less qualified examiner?
Bart is the arguably the most recognized (famous) handwriting expert working in the USA. If credibility, accuracy, and integrity are important to your case, hire Bart. And, Bart has the rates as associates who have been working less than a year professionally. The only reason not to hire Bart is if your court date is on a date when Bart is already testifying in another case. He can't be two places at once. You have seen him regularly on CNN and the other major new outlets.

What training does a handwriting expert have to have in order to testify in a court of law? That is a very long answer. The short answer is that an expert's qualifications are judged by the judge in each case. The long answer is that many working examiners are not qualified and shouldn't be taking cases and we hope you do not hire them. Mr. Baggett is very qualified.

My case contains no originals, can you still render an opinion which will hold up in court? Yes. Bart can render an official opinion based on just copies on a regular basis.

Will Bart's opinion be accepted in a court of law? Of course, but an expert witness's testimony is never a guarantee the judge will rule in your favor. Documents and handwritten evidence are usually just a small piece of a much larger puzzle.

How much will it cost to have Bart Baggett himself come to court and testify in person? Bart's rates are clearly stated on the rate sheet. His court appearance fee is in line with the other experts across the nation. In order for him to come to court, you must have already retained and designated him so he has time to render the authentic opinion.


Does he travel outside California. (Yes. Often.)

All these questions and more can be answered by simply calling our office. Your first conversation will take place without a fee, so you can make sure you are feel comfortable hiring Mr. Baggett and he is the best expert for your case.