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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 listing of Service Codes
 

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   North East

Richard R. Arnold
Maine State Police Crime Lab (Ret. Dir./Lt. Dir.)

124 Lakeshore Dr.
P.O. Box 105
Belgrade Lakes, ME  04918-0105  USA
Telephone: 207-458-2623
E-mail: raballistics1@aol.com
Service Codes:
ABCDEFG


Terry R. Eaton

Independent Forensic Consultant

180 Amber Lane

Huntingtown, MD  20639

Telephone: 301-855-7259

E-mail: 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

Telephone: 215-669-2250

E-mail: Jfinor4n6@comcast.net

Service Codes: ABCDEFG

 

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

 

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

 

Carl Hildebrandt
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1451 Plumtree Road
Springfield, MA 01119
Telephone: (413) 783-2795
E-mail: 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 -Also

FAX (Likely busy between 6 AM-9AM, 7PM-10PM)
Email: rhk@worldpath.net 
 
After about November 10:
484 Lake Francis Road
Lake Placid, FL 33852-6190
(863) 699-5725 (In use after 7 PM - Call early)
Email: bob1@htn.net
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
Telephone: (412) 366-7397
Service Codes: ABCDFGJ; Criminalistics, Crime Scene reconstruction

 

Nicholas Mattia & Associates Inc.
1A 3rd Street
Bayville, NY 11709
Telephone: (
917) 239-2501

Email: samattian@yahoo.com
Service Codes: ABCDFG; Nicholas Mattia & Associates Inc. offers instruction and professional development seminars in Firearm & Tool Mark Identification

 

Marshall K. Robinson
937 Prospect Road
Cheshire, CT  06410
Telephone:203-271-2378
Fax: same
E-mail: mkrobinson@cox.net
Service Codes: ABHK
Web site: www.robinsonforensics.com

 

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

 

   South

Jamie Becker
Firearms & Toolmark Examiner
Tarrant County Medical Examiners Crime Lab
200 Feliks Gwozdz Place
Fort Worth, TX 76104 USA
Telephone: (817)-920-5700 x179
FAX: (817)-920-5719
E-mail: jbecker@tarrantcounty.com
Service Codes: ABCDEFGK; Suspect Hail Damage, Court Transcript Review

 

David J Brundage
Forensic Firearms Consulting
2541 Belle Brook Dr.

Franklin, TN 37067
Telephone: (615) 283-8896

FAX: (615) 283-8896
E-mail: dave@forensicfirearmsconsulting.com
Service Codes: ABCDEFGIJK; Shooting Scene Reconstruction, Trajectory Analysis

 

Charles M. Clow
Senior Forensic Scientist - Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Crime Laboratory
200 Feliks Gwozdz Place
Fort Worth, TX 76104
Telephone: (817) 920-5700 Ext. 8382
FAX: (817) 929-5713
E-mail: cmclow@tarrantcounty.com
Service Codes: ABCDF

 

William E Conrad
Conrad Enterprises
1303 Stoney Creek Drive
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
Telephone: (540) 898-3733
FAX: (540) 845-0344
E-mail: scenepro@yahoo.com
Service Codes: ABCDEFGI

 

John H Dillon Jr.
Forensic Consultant
7007 Trails End Road
Manassas, VA 20112
Telephone: (703) 791-5559
FAX: (703) 791-6712
E-mail: 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 Dr
Dallas, TX 75235-0728
Telephone: (214) 920-5979
FAX: (214) 920-5896
E-mail: lemanuel@ffatme.com
Service Codes: ABCDEFGHJ

 

Richard N. Ernest
Independent Firearms Examiner
7413 Arcadia Trail
Fort Worth, TX 76137 USA
Telephone: (817)-228-6526
FAX: (817)-498-6375
E-mail: rernest@e-gunlab.com
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 Dr.
Shelbyville, KY 40065
Telephone: (502) 633-2372
FAX: (502) 633-2372
E-mail: reinbullet@aol.com
Service Codes: ABCDEFGJ available for case review

 

Lonny R Harden
Independent Examiner
1071 Turtle Neck Road
Alexander City, AL 35010
Telephone: (256) 234-0205
Cell: (256) 212-2420
FAX: (256) 234-0205
E-mail lrharden@charter.net
Service Codes: ABCDEFG; Crime scene deposition and trial transcript evaluation

 

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

 

Edward E. Hueske
Forensic Training & Consulting, LLC
350 Anderson County Rd. 3582
Palestine, TX 75803
E-mail: www.edhueske.com / xprtwit@aol.com
972-898-7497 (Cell)
903-723-3612 (Office)
Service Codes: ABCDEFGJK; Trace evidence, crime scene investigation, shooting reconstruction

 

Terrance A. LaVoy
Independent Examiner
9812 Rolling Circle
San Antonio, FL 33576
Telephone: 813-545-9905
E-mail: talassoc@tampabay.rr.com
Service Codes: ABCDEFJ

 

Ed Love
BAE Systems, Inc.
Firearm Tech Lead
19443 Mill Oak
San Antonio, TX 78258
Telephone:
(210) 497-1021      
E-mail: annaedlove@sbcglobal.net
Service Codes: ABCDEFGI


Cleon C Mauer
M & M Forensic Consultants, Inc.
148 Nelsons Drive
Bracey, VA 23919
Telephone: (434) 636-2453
FAX: (434) 636-2531
E-mail: mauerc@aol.com
Service Codes: ABCFGK; Vehicle lamps - on or off

 

William S McBrayer
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Crime Lab
601 E. Trade St
Charlotte, NC 28202-2940
Telephone: (704) 353-1068
FAX: (704) 353-0088
E-mail Shopmac@aol.com
Service Codes: ABCDFHJ; would prefer civil type cases

 

Charles R Meyers
Independent Examiner
215 Stone Ave
Jefferson, NC 28640
Telephone: (336) 246-5938
Service Codes: ABCEF

 

Don Mikko
Forensic Firearms Training Seminars Inc.
2892 Rex Road
Ellenwood, GA 30294
Telephone: (678) 371-8478

FAX: (404) 941-9217

E-mail: 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

 

Robert A Poole
Independent Examiner

828 Fair Oaks Drive
Grand Prairie, Texas 75052
Home Phone: (972) 522-0767
Cell Phone: (972) 797-8711
E-mail: bpoole1946@yahoo.com
Service Codes:
ABCDEFH

 

Carlo J. Rosati
Firearm/Toolmarks Examiner Inc.
9 Toliver Lane

Stafford, VA 22554
Telephone: (540) 940-3060
E-mail: 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
Telephone: (817) 920-5700 x176
FAX: (817) 920-5719
E-mail: crimelab@flash.net
Service Codes: ABCDEFGJ

 

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

 

I. C. Stone
Forensic Scientist
2608 Royal Birkdale Dr.
Plano, TX 75025
Telephone: (972) 396-5420
FAX: (972) 396-5817
E-mail: icstone@comcast.net
Service Codes: AEFG

 

Jimmie D Thompson
Palm Beach County Sheriff's Crime Laboratory
3228 Gun club Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33406
Telephone: (561) 688-4217
FAX: (561) 688-4310
E-mail: thompsonj@pbso.org
Service Codes: ABCDFGJ

 

Raymond S Voorhees
Consultant in Forensic Science
3015 Donnington Court
Jeffersonton, VA 22724-1731
Telephone: (540) 937-4835
FAX: (540) 937-4154
E-mail: rsvoorhees@uspis.gov
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

Telephone: (817) 392-4519

FAX: (817) 392-4517

E-mail: 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

 

Melvin S. Zahn, Jr.
706 Bay View Ct.
Melbourne, FL 32940
Telephone: 321-259-1025
E-mail: tonimelza@yahoo.com
Service Codes: ACDF

 

   Midwest

Stanton O Berg
Firearms Consultant
6025 Gardena Lane NE
Minneapolis, MN 55432
Telephone: (612) 571-9314
E-mail: 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
Telephone: (816)-449-2752
FAX: (816)-449-2122
E-mail: 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
Telephone: (
248) 762-5731
E-mail:
bngiroux@gmail.com
Website: www.girouxforensics.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
Telephone: (217) 529-6572
E-mail: jkreiser@warpnet.net
Service Codes: ABCDEFJ

 

George G. Kass
Forensic Ammunition Service Inc.
Owner
4512 Nakoma Drive
Okemos, MI  48864
Telephone: 517-349-9362 or 517-204-4506
Fax: 517-349-8208
E-mail: forammo@aol.com
Service Codes:
D
 

Krail Lattig
4774 Spaulding Orchard Rd.
Chatham, IL 62629
Telephone: (217) 483-5415
E-mail: aklattig@springnetone.com
Service Codes: ABCDEFJ

 

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

Monty C Lutz
Telephone: (414) 273-9811
E-mail: roxythecat123@aol.com
Service Codes: ABCDFG

 

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

 

   West


Patrick D. Ball
Forensic Firearm & Tool Mark Examiner
6985 Garden Valley Rd.
Roseburg, OR 97471-9565
Telephone: (951) 741-5680
Email: gun4n6@ca.rr.com
Service Codes: ABCDEFGI
Additional email address: pdball@me.com

 

Aaron Brudenell
Forensic Specialist
Tucson, AZ
Telephone: (520) 505-7671
Email:
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
Telephone: (323) 216-1584
E-mail: rocky.sherlockops@gmail.com
Service Codes: ABCEF

 

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

 

Lucien C Haag
Forensic Science Services, Inc.
P. O. Box 5347
Carefree, AZ 85377
Telephone: (480) 488-4445
FAX: (480) 488-3838
E-mail: haagfssi@aol.com
Service Codes: ADEFG

 

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

 

Gregory Laskowski
Consulting Criminalist

Criminalistics Services Incorporated, LLC
8021 Dottie Court

Bakersfield, CA 93308
Telephone: (661) 747-2961
E-mail: crimservinc@earthlink.net
Service Codes: ABCDEFGJK;
Crime Scene Reconstruction, Shooting Reconstruction, Bloodstain Pattern Analysis, Case Review

 

Lance Martini

Paradigm Forensic Services

PO Box 721750

San Diego, CA 92172-1750

Telephone: (858) 484-9566

FAX: (858) 268-8818

E-mail: pfslabs@pacbell.net

Service Codes: ABCDEFK; Officer Involved Shootings, Shooting Scene Reconstruction, Firearm Failure Analysis, Case Review

 

William Matty
300 S. Highland Springs Ave, Suite 6-C-308
Banning, CA 92220
Telephone: (951) 966-4497
E-mail: willm44@znet.com
Service Codes: ABCDEFG

 

Matthew Noedel

Noedel Scientific
13002 151st Street East
Puyallup, WA  98374
Telephone: 253-227-5880
E-mail: 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
Telephone: 505-286-0808
E-mail: rockyabq@aol.com
Service Codes: ABCDEFGJK: Crime scene reconstruction, Fracture (physical match) comparisons, Latent fingerprint comparisons
 

Jimmy L Trahin
Independent Firearms Examiner
14438 Cedarsprings Dr.
Whittier, CA 90603
Telephone: (562) 698-2674
FAX: (562) 698-2147
E-mail: jtrahin@verizon.net
Service Codes: ACDEF

 

Dwight D. Van Horn
Forensic Firearms Examiner
PO Box 1014
Hayden, Idaho  83835
Telephone: (208) 772-6703
Fax: (208) 772-7903
E-mail: ddvanhorn@adelphia.net
Service Codes: ABCDEF
 

Gaylan Warren
Columbia Int. Forensics Lab
202 Casey Court
Newport, WA  99156-9363
Telephone: (509) 447-2067
Cell: (509) 991-3411
Fax: (509) 447-4184
E-mail: 4n6@povn.com
Service Codes: ABCDEFJK; Shooting scene reconstruction, Blood spatter

 

Nelson E. Welch

Independent Examiner

6813 Augusta Hills Dr. NE

Rio Rancho, NM  87144-8487

Telephone: (505) 771-2878

Email: nelsonwelch270@q.com

Service Codes: ABCDEFJ

 

Rick Wyant
CRT Less Lethal Consulting, Inc
Forensic Scientist III
PO Box 1214
Snohomish, WA  98291  USA
Telephone: 425-238-9662
E-mail: rick@crtlesslethal.com
Service Codes:
ABCEK; Crime Scene Reconstruction, TASER, Conductive Energy Weapons, Less-lethal Impact munitions, Chemical Agents

 

   Australia

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

 

   Canada

 

 

   Hong Kong

Chi Kung Beta Tam
Firearm and Toolmark Examiner
38A, Block 15, Carebbean Coast, 1 Ken Tung Road
Tung Chung
Hong Kong SAR
Telephone: (852)97270009

Email: 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

 

Note: The referral list is provided to requesting individuals with the following 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.

 



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