Rates / CV


Handwriting Experts USA Rates & CV


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All the orders on this page is utilized to pay for the services of Bart Baggett. Initial review and consultation and a written report can be as low as $995. The more complicated cases which include multiple Questioned documents, multiple suspects, or specific advanced forensic tests will be higher.  Just call our offices or email your documents to get a free exact no-surprised case quote.


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 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.


Download Bart’s Current Rate Sheet in PDF format.



Bart Baggett has been court qualified and testified in Texas, California, San Francisco, 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.

 Download Bart’s full CV here.