Fraud Examiner Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Fraud Examiner, Fraud Examiner Certified, Fraud Examiner Banking, Fraud Examiner Lender Liability, Fraud Examiner Embezzlement, Fraud Examiner Investment, Fraud Examiner Check Processing,


1971, Bachelor of Science in business administration, major in finance; WV University

1979, Graduate of the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking, Southern Methodist University, Texas

Employment History

1990-present, Financial Consultant, Arranging funding for and/or consulting with clients, testifying in banking and financially related litigation, and developing own commercial real estate

1978-1990, Banker, including CEO of two community banks and senior lender in charge of a $240 million loan portfolio; director at four banks and one holding company

1972-1977, National Bank Examiner, Employed by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, examining banks in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia

1971-1972, W. Va. state government and U.S. Naval Reserve

Experience Highlights

Provided litigation support and/or expert testimony in one hundred thirty-two (132) cases in OH, WV, SC, PA, NC, VA, MI, KY, PR, VT, DC, TN, NH, GA, MS, IL, MD, TX, IN, AZ, RI, OR, NY, IA & KS involving – lender liability, fraud, embezzlement, standard and nonstandard banking practice(s) and arranged over $50 million in loans for clients

Qualified as an expert in state and federal courts in OH, WV, KY, MI, NC, GA, MD & NY and deposed in cases pending in OH, WV, KY, MI, NC, VA, GA, DC, FL, MD & AZ

Full responsibility for a variety of commercial loan situations, including complex loan “workouts” and real estate owned by foreclosure

Directed and participated in “due diligence” process on all loans related to acquisition and/or merger prospects

Full involvement in establishing a multi-bank holding company

Reached National Bank Examiner (OCC) status in three years (September 1975), working primarily in the suburban Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC areas

Placed in charge of West Virginia OCC sub-regional office in July 1976

Instructor and/or lecturer at several colleges in West Virginia and at university in Virginia

Directed and/or participated in the development of various bank policy manuals

Member of the original task force chosen from examiners nationwide to begin rewriting the OCC’s Handbook for National Bank Examiners (n/k/a Comptroller’s Handbook).

Certifications, License & Affiliations

Certified Lender, Business Banking (CLBB – Institute of Certified Bankers – sponsored by the American Bankers Association, Washington, DC)

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE – National Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Austin, TX)

Member – Hampton Roads Chapter of Certified Fraud Examiners, Virginia

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) – certificate issued in WV; not licensed

Member – West Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants

Member – Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants

Licensed real estate broker; (inactive status) – West Virginia

Associate Member – RMA, The Risk Management Association, formerly Robert Morris Associates, PA

Director, Industrial Development Authority, Virginia

Deacon, Cape Charles Baptist Church, Virginia


Available upon request