Mike Wakshull is a court-qualified forensic document examiner located in Temecula, CA. He partners with attorney clients to deliver results that often lead to early settlements in favor of the counsel who retained him. When cases go to trial, he presents them in jury-speak rather than techno-geek to educate the triers of fact. He applies his technical and science training to present a science-based approach to his opinions—a court requirement.
The capstone project for his master’s degree was titled, “The effect of bias on managerial decisions.” He has expanded this topic to examine the effects of courtroom bias on the legal profession and expert witnesses.
Mike has authored two books on the topic of forensic document examination. He has presented at several international forensics conferences. A member of several industry-related associations, he serves of the board of two. Mike has had forensic document examination cases from thirteen states.
He has been qualified as an expert witness in California Superior Courts and Federal District Court, testifying in cases involving will contests, contract disputes and others. Questioned documents discovered include an altered deed, cut‐and‐paste signatures, altered mortgage documents, altered handwritten documents, electronic documents, and many other types of questioned documents. In March 2018 he testified for two days in the Zahau v. Shacknai wrongful death at the Spreckels Mansion case. Mike earned a graduate school certificate in forensic document examination from an accredited university.
Mike is a member of the National Speakers Association. He was an invited speaker at two conferences of the California District Attorneys Association, the annual conference of the National Association of Document Examiners (NADE), Association of Forensic Document Examiners (AFDE), World Congress of Forensics in Chongqing, China, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and others.
Phone: (951) 252-4929