Firearms Identification Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Firearm, Firearm Examiner, Toolmark Examiner, Toolmark, Ballistic, Ballistics, Firearm Laboratory, Firearm Identification, Toolmark Identification, Firearms Identification, Toolmark Identification, Firearm Serial Number Restoration, Muzzle Garment Determination, Fracture Match Identification, Photography, Photomicrography, Microscopy, Forced Entry Investigation,

Expert No. 3482

Experience and Training
Trained for two years with the Connecticut State Police Firearms Laboratory. Major fields of study were; firearms identification, toolmark identification, serial number restoration, muzzle to garment determination, fracture match identification, photography, photomicrography, microscopy, and forced entry investigation. Received additional training from the New York City Police Dept. and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Have over forty years of general firearms experience and have been a competitive pistol and shotgun shooter since 1966. Worked closely with legal and technical staff at O.F. Mossberg on product liability matters.Have given expert testimony in the State, Federal, and military courts in the United States, Canada, and Australia over 450 times.


Graduated Staples High School, Westport, Conn., 1957
Studied Forensic Science at the University of New Haven
from 1976 to 1981. Deans’ List for all years.


Distinguished Member of the Ass’n of Firearm & Toolmark Examiners.
Life Member, Conn. Div. of the International Ass’n for Identification.
Member, Standardization Committee, Ass’n of Firearm & Toolmark Examiners (AFTE)
Past Chairman, Nominating Committee, AFTE
Member, Committee to Re-Examine the evidence in the Sacco & Vanzetti Case, 1983.
N.R.A. Certified Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor
Conn. Dept. of Environmental Protection Certified Range Officer.
Member, International Wound Ballistics Ass’n.
Member International Ammunition Ass’n.
Member of three man committee that re-examined the evidence in the Martin L. King Case, 1997.


Available Upon Request


November 1996 to Date
Firearm Examiner, Police Department

March 1990 to Date
Self employed, Cheshire, CT

June 1986 to March 1990
O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc., No. Haven, CT
Was Product Service Manager from June 1986 to Dec. 1989
and supervisor of final inspection, test ranges, in-house
repairs, test firing, and proof testing, Dec. ’89 to Mar.90.

July 1985 to June 1986
Firearm and Toolmark Examiner, New Haven Police Dept., New Haven, CT.

April 1965 to June 1985
Trooper/Detective, Connecticut State Police Dept.

August 1974 to June, 1985
Senior Firearm and Toolmark Examiner


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