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Handwriting Experts USA Rates

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All the buttons on this page are utilized to pay for services of Bart Baggett. Initial review and consultation can be as low as $400. The typical on questioned document case is $995 flat rate. The more complicated cases which include multiple Questioned documents, multiple suspects, or specific advanced forensic tests will be higher.

Flat Rate Billing Option

Bart Baggett New Case, Lab work, Verbal & Written Opinion or Declaration

(One questioned document, One suspected writer — unlimited known documents)


Each Additional Questioned Document or Suspect

Document using the Flat Rate Option.


Rush Fee (12 – 24 hour turnaround, weekends/holidays)

+ 100%

Rush Fee (24 – 28 hour turnaround, business days)

+ 100%

Time Based Billing Option

General Retainer Fee


Bart Baggett Consultation

Lab Work Time (hourly)


Designation Fee

(instead of General Retainer)


Attorney Consultation (hourly rate):

Telephone or Bart's Office


Attorney's Office 

(1 hour minimum)


Additional Fees (if required)

On-Site Inspection of Document (hourly)

(Current Clients Only)


Administration Fee


Travel Expenses:

Driving (hourly, plus $0.50 per mile)

$50.00 / hour

$.50 / mile (round trip)

Flying (cost of ticket, plus hourly travel time)

$50.00 / hour

Lodging (per night or actual cost)


Meals (daily)


Court RSVP Deposit

(Must accompany signed Court RSVP form).


Court Testimony

(Must be paid in full prior to court)  Deposit required. Signed Court RSVP form must be on file and the casework must be complete with an official opinion rendered before any clients reserves a court date.  Please do not use this button until your verbal or written opinion has been issued by our office.

$2000 Court Appearance

Court Display Preparation


$650.00 / Hour

Deposition Time

(Hourly, 3 hour minimum)

$500.00 ($1500 mininum) (paid by opposing counsel in CA. Other states very with local law.)

Miscellaneous Expenses May Include:

Regular Mail


Priority Mail


Overnight Delivery


Courier Service (retained by client)


Postage/Delivery Fees


$1 Units for Document Examination Services

$1 / unit

If you are planning on hiring a document examiner soley based on the a fair price, you are are in luck. Despite Mr. Baggett's deep experience and fame, he has maintained a similar price structure as his graduating students and 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 courtroom appearances… the prices listed above for the initial consultation, lab work, and letter of opinion are below the average industry prices. But, Mr. Baggett is not the cheapest in the United States. If you want a “discount price", please contact one of Mr. Baggett's students or a less experienced examiner.

Choose your expert based on quality, not price.

Full rate schedule can be downloaded here.

Bart Baggett has been court qualified and testified in Texas, California, New York, 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. When your case requires the most polished, professional, and articluate forensic document expert witness working today, hire Bart Baggett. Call and speak with him today.