Black & White Forensics, LLC

‚Äč"Because the truth isn't gray."


With 22 years experience as a fingerprint/footwear examiner and 12 years as a crime scene investigator, along with international certifications in each of these disciplines, I possess the knowledge, skills and abilities to assist you with your cases.  Whether you have a difficult comparison or need a fresh look at a challenging case, Black & White Forensics is here for you.  We are here to assist law enforcement, prosecutors, defense attorneys and other stakeholders in understanding what the evidence means - or may not mean - in a given case.  We can also conduct casework audits as a quality assurance mechanism so that both agency managers and bench examiners understand the quality of work being performed for their communities.


My main focus with training is to ensure that every attendee gains both a deeper understanding and working knowledge of the subject matter presented.  This training may be one of my courses, or could be a course delivered in connection with either Ron Smith and Associates, Inc. or the National Forensic Science Technology Center.  I have successfully trained the following groups of individuals in over 240 classes/presentations to date:  law enforcement, crime scene investigators, forensic scientists, prosecuting and defense attorneys, forensic pathologists, coroners, military personnel and students.

 "Issues in Forensic Fingerprint Examination" is a 2-hour presentation designed primarily for attorneys.  The following material will be covered and attendees will gain an understanding of how to work with a fingerprint expert to better prepare their cases.   

  • Examination methodology
  • Documentation issues
  • Articulation of conclusions
  • Recent legal challenges
  • Direct and cross-examination guidance