Joe Jalbert & Associates

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800 Massena Avenue, Rome, NY 13440


About Joe Jalbert & Associates

Joe Jalbert is a respected and court-qualified forensic document examiner in New York State. He is also a certified handwriting analyst who has been studying the skill since 1960. In 1967, he began work in the document examination field, and he's never looked back. Throughout his career, he has provided his services in both civil and criminal cases for:

  • Attorneys
  • Law Enforcement Officials
  • District Attorneys
  • Public Defenders
  • Colleges
  • Banks
  • Corporations
  • Private Individuals
  • The Democratic Party
  • The Republican Party

Professional Affiliations

  • National Association of Document Examiners (NADE)
  • American Society of Testing Materials (ASTM), Forensic Document Subcommittee (E30.02)
  • New York State Technical Advisory Service for Attorneys, Forensic Document Examiner
  • The American College of Forensic Examiners
  • International Association for Identification (IAI), Upstate New York Chapter, Former President
  • International Association of Document Examiners (IADE)

Education & Professional Development

Mr. Jalbert has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and has served as a mechanical engineer, project engineer, chief of construction, and the Director of Engineering for the Air Force. He's also taken Masters courses in Education, Psychology, and Tests and Measurement. Additionally, he has earned a Massachusetts lifetime teaching certificate for math, physics, and science instruction.

Mr. Jalbert's document examination career began with three years of training under Keith Ross, a forensic document examiner in Webster, New York. Today, he has decades of experience and continues to attend annual NADE conferences as a source of continuing education. He also is known for researching and publishing a variety of peer-level document publications.

  • Mr. Jalbert is a certified handwriting analyst who has been studying handwriting analysis since 1960 and Forensic Document Examination since 1967.
  • Mr. Jalbert trained for 3 years under Keith Ross, Forensic Document Examiner, Webster, New York
  • Mr. Jalbert attends annual NADE conferences as a source of continuing education
  • BS Mechanical Engineering served as Mechanical Engineer, Project Engineer, Chief of Construction and Director of Engineering for the Air Force
  • Masters Courses in Education, Psychology and Test and Measurements. Taught Math and Physics
  • Math, Physics and Science Teacher Certification - Life time teaching certificate in Massachusetts.
  • Continuing education through research & publication of peer-level document publications.

Court Experience

Mr. Jalbert is a court-qualified documents examiner who has testified in state, federal, supreme, county, and civil courts throughout New York State. A list of testimonies is available upon request.


  • Document Examination, "Expert Witness" - New York State Public Defender Forensic & Investigator Forum, 1987
  • Document Examination, Detecting "Forgeries Requires Analysis of Strokes and Pressures - New York State" - Barb Association Journal, Nov-Dec 2000
  • Document Examination, A David and Goliath Case - Journal of the National Association of Document Examination, Volume 25, No. 1, Spring 2002
  • Examination of a Promissory Note, Journal of National Association of Document Examiners, Volume 25, No. 1, Spring 2003

Laboratory Equipment & Library

Our collection of high-quality laboratory equipment includes:

  • Zoom Stereomicroscopes
  • Pitagora TrueScan Security Document Analyzer Instrument
  • Zabeco Microscope with Infrared (40X-140X)
  • Ultraviolet Lamp Magnifier
  • Visioneer Scanner 4400 USB
  • Micro Max LED Lighted Zoom Microscope (60X-100X)
  • Mitutoyo Digimatic Venire Calipers
  • Document Inspection Light Table
  • Fluorescent Document Magnifier (4X)
  • Handheld Magnifiers (2X-10X)

We are also proud to maintain a professional library containing over 100 books and articles on handwriting and forensic document examination by noted authors in the field. This wealth of knowledge at our fingertips allows us to better serve our clients.