Los Angeles Forensic Document Examiner, Beth Chrisman, finds success in courtrooms and on television. The youthful and intelligent handwriting expert has been outing forgers and frauds on daytime TV as well as in court rooms in across Southern California.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 09, 2012
Daytime TV viewers might not know her name, but if they watch any courtroom genre TV shows, they will probably recognize her face. Beth Chrisman is that youthful and intelligent handwriting expert who has been outing forgers and frauds on daytime TV over the past few years. In March of 2012, syndicated Swift Justice re-runs featuring Beth Chrisman were already running in markets nationwide, after first airing in February of 2012. In the past two years, she has appeared on the syndicated courtroom shows: Swift Justice with Nancy Grace, Judge Karen, and Swift Justice with Jackie Glass as well as consulted with Judge Joe Brown’s staff. If those viewers from Burbank were to walk down the halls of the L.A. Superior Court building… they might see her there too. Since moving her forensic document examination business from Texas to Los Angeles four years ago, she has had over a hundred clients and has been named a court qualified handwriting expert in Ventura, Orange, Riverside and Los Angeles County Superior Courts as well as the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois.
Just like trial attorneys, courtroom genre producers are constantly in need of a qualified and eloquent expert witnesses to give added insight to the evidence at trial. Unlike a civil courtroom testimony, the forensic document examiner (aka: handwriting expert) only gets a few minutes to explain her microscopic observations, her courtroom exhibits, and the results of her analysis. In real life, an expert witness may spend hours on the stand elaborating on their extensive training, reviewing exhibits, and detailed analysis procedures as they are examined by attorneys from both sides of the case.
According to Swift Justice Producer, Jessica Guerra, “Not only was Beth prepared ahead of time, she also was able to improvise and provide clear, articulated opinions on the spot, when unexpected situations popped up during taping. Because Beth is so knowledgeable about her field, she always finds a way to convey complex ideas and give her expert opinion with simplicity and clarity. I will hire her again and again.”
“Not many forensic document examiners are ready for Prime Time,” says Bart Baggett, an internationally recognized handwriting expert who has appeared on CNN’s Larry King Live, Texas Justice, Judge Judy & the Today Show. He continues,”TV Producers find it refreshing to find an actual working forensic handwriting expert who understands the medium of live television. Let’s face it; most industry experts aren’t very clear or concise in an everyday conversation. You can imagine what the added pressure of brevity and live TV does to their confidence. Courtroom genre TV shows have no actors, no scripts, and the judge enters a binding legal decision. The on-air experts must be vetted and qualified to step on that witness stand.”
“During my twenty years of television production, it has always been a difficult task to find and hire an expert that is both court qualified, as well as someone who understands the fast-paced world of television. Beth Chrisman is a seasoned professional who fills that bill. She is articulate, smart, concise, and a joy to work with,” says Debbie Alpert, Senior Producer of the television show, Judge Joe Brown.
Because Beth Chrisman lives and works in Los Angeles, she has a short commute to the Ventura, Orange, Los Angeles, and San Bernardino county court houses. Likewise, many major courtroom TV shows taped in or near Los Angeles.