Reed Hayes is a court qualified handwriting and document examiner whose business is located in Honolulu, Hawaii. He has nearly 40 years of handwriting related experience, and has worked as an international consultant and speaker.  He has testified numerous times in various courts in the state of Hawaii and Supreme Court in Guam.

Reed is a graduate of the International Graphoanalysis Society and the Andrew Bradley Training Course in Forensic Document Examination (beginning and advanced). He holds certification from the National Association of Document Examiners and a certificate of training from the American Institute of Applied Science. Reed is the author and co-author of several handwriting related publications. Case involvement includes investigation of the purported Jack the Ripper Diary and the journal attributed to baseball founder Alexander Cartwright, housed at the Bishop Museum in Honolulu.


  • Graduate, “Forensic Document Examination,” Andrew Bradley & Associates, Denver, CO, 1993
  • Graduate, “Extended Training in Questioned Document Problems,” Andrew Bradley & Associates, Denver, CO, 1995
  • Certified, National Association of Document Examiners, Crawley (London), England, 2001
  • Board Certified, Scientific Association of Forensic Examiners, 2014
  • Graduate, Questioned Document course, American Institute of Applied Science, 2005
  • Certified Master Graphoanalyst
  • Paralegal Experience 

Court Qualified Expert Witness

  • 28 testimonies in various courts in the State of Hawaii and the Superior Court of Guam, 1993-2015


  • Effective Witness Techniques for Handwriting and Document Examiners
  • Forensic Handwriting Examination: A Definitive Guide
  • Written in Crime
  • Between the Lines
  • Guide to Children’s Handwriting


  • National Association of Document Examiners
  • Scientific Association of Forensic Examiners (board member)
  • American Handwriting Analysis Foundation

Contact Mr. Hayes for current CV.