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Handwriting Experts USA Rates & CV to Hire Bart Baggett

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All the buttons on this page are utilized to pay for services of Bart Baggett. Please make sure to confirm the total in your shopping cart before you check out. Initial review and consultation can be as low as $700. 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 – 48 hour turnaround, business days)

+ 50%

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)

$650.00 / Hour

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 solely based on the fair price, you 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.

The full rate card 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 articulate forensic document expert witness working today, hire Bart Baggett. Call and speak with him today.


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

Download the CV here.