Court Appointed

Jose Padilla
Erich Speckin and Michael Sinke are Retained/Appointed by the Federal Public Defender’s office in Miami, Florida in the United States V Jose Padilla case. (Communly referred to as the “Dirty Bomber” case). The examinations included Ink Identification, Ink Comparison, Infrared, ESDA, and Finger Print Analysis.

State of Texas Vs. Brewer Et. Al.
Several different experts including David Townsend and Leonard Speckin from Speckin Forensic Laboratories are appointed by the Jasper County Judge to conduct an analysis of the crime scene and evidence associated with a dragging death in Jasper, Texas. Work by the FBI, BATF, and Texas Department of Public Safety were checked for accuracy.

State of Wyoming Vs. Winters
Speckin Forensics is appointed by the State of Wyoming, Public Defender’s office to perform DNA analysis.
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State Of Louisiana Vs. Anthony Bell
Mike Sinke is approved in a capital multiple homicide case to examine forensic evidence in a shooting, including fingerprints on bullets.

State of Missouri Vs. Duone Hairston
Roger Bolhouse of Speckin Forensics is retained by the Federal Public Defender’s office to analyze plastic bags and trace evidence for chemical similarities and/or differences.

State of Illinois Vs. Andrew Tunk
Dr. Marco Scarpetta, one of Speckin Forensic Laboratories DNA Experts, was appointed by the Lee County Circuit Court to observe and evaluate the sampling and testing of samples by the State Police Forensic Laboratory.

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State of Illinois Vs. Jose Rodriguez
Speckin Forensic Laboratories is appointed by the Circuit Court of Ogle County to perform testing on a semen sample. Based on the results of that test, a further appointment was issued to perform DNA analysis.

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United States Vs. Gianakos
Speckin Forensics is court appointed by Federal Judge in a capital kidnapping/murder case. Speckin Forensics was appointed to conduct an initial review of the evidence. Several further appointments granted further analysis in areas including, Blood Stain Pattern Analysis, Ballistics, Pathology, and Distance Determination. The case was pending in North Dakota

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Commonwealth of Kentucky Vs. Quincy Cross
Speckin Forensics Laboratory is appointed by Circuit Court judge in capital murder case to analyze a notebook kept by a witness and to perform Ink Dating. The task included checking the work performed by the FBI Laboratory and the Ink Analysis performed by the United States Secret Service Laboratory. Testimony was given in the case.

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Conti Vs. United States Department of Agriculture
Erich Speckin was retained by the U.S. Attorney to analyze a diary by the plaintiff and perform an Ink Dating analysis. Once the results were disclosed, the case resolved, potentially saving the government $6 Million.

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State Of California Vs. Dwayne Reed
Erich Speckin appointed to conduct Ink Dating and ESDA analysis by Superior Court in San Fransico, CA.

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State Of Florida Vs. Demetrius Denard Cason
Erich Speckin appointed to conduct Handwriting and Ink comparisons; Michael Sinke appointed to examine and develop Finger Prints by Circuit Court in Clear Water, Florida.

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State Of California Vs. Carmel Alfred Spiteri
Erich Speckin appointed to conduct Ink Dating examination on a document by Superior Court in Ventura County, California

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Michigan Law
Portion of Michigan Law regarding Court Appointment of expert witnesses in various areas of forensics and also right to experts by indigent defendants.

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State of Florida Vs. Gerald Delane Murray
Appointment of Erich Speckin to perform Ink Dating and ESDA analysis on DNA documents in homicide case. Appointed by Circuit Court in Jacksonville, Florida.

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State of California Vs. Marco Estrada
Erich Speckin was retained by the Los Angeles County Prosecutor’s office to examine documents and perform Ink Dating. The court paid for Erich Speckin as the prosecution expert according to evidence code section 730.

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State of Ohio Vs. Anthony Rodgers
Roger Bolhouse of Speckin Forensic Laboratories is appointed to re-examine footwear. An error was found that the Police Examiner had identified the wrong shoe with the evidence print. The state expert was withdrawn and not used at trial.

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Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Vs. Campbell
Dr. Marco Scarpetta of Speckin Forensic Laboratories is appointed to review DNA evidence and Roger Bolhouse of Speckin Forensic Laboratories to review crime scene evidence and photographs

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