Expert Team

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Akin & Associates Forensics provides Expert Services in numerous fields for Defense Attorneys.

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Louis L. Akin

LPI, AT, CSE,CDI
Akin is a Crime Scene Reconstruction expert, Licensed Private Investigator, former Autopsy Technician and Death Investigator with thirty-five years’ experience in criminal defense and personal injury death investigations.

Dr. MICHAEL TRENT TURNER

MD, CERTIFIED ER PHYSICIANMichael Trent Turner, MD is an associate of Akin, Turner, and Barette Forensics, P.O. Box 92824, Austin TX. His fee for record review is $300 per hour and his testifying fees are $1500 for half day, $3000 for a full day.

Dr. Michael Spence

Ph. D. DNA
Dr. Michael Spence is an independent expert in forensic biology/DNA. He has been working as a scientist since 1980. For nearly 15 years during/after earning his Ph.D., Dr. Spence studied DNA/cancer research.

Dr. Elizabeth Peacock

MD, FORENSIC PATHOLOGIST
Dr. Elizabeth Peacock, MD is a forensic pathology specialist in Austin, TX and has been practicing for 31 years. She graduated from Tx Tech Univ Health Science Center School Of Medicine in 1987 and specializes in forensic pathology.

Charlie Asher, JD.

DEFENSE MAP
Charlie Asher is an honors graduate of both Earlham College (B.S. 1974) and Indiana
University School of Law (J.D. 1977), an AV-rated (preeminent) attorney. He has
concentrated his practice in criminal defense.

Jeff Wax, PH. D.

MITIGATION SPECIALIST/DEFENSE INVESTIGATOR
Jeff has spent his career working within the criminal justice system commencing with the Maine State Police and subsequently as a legal investigator in private practice specializing in capital defense.

Alan Pogue

RPI, CFI
Alan has concentrated on large social issues and was commissioned to photograph Texas prisons for both sides of the Ruiz v. Estelle Federal suit against the Texas prison system.

Ed Hueske

MA BALLISTICS CONSULTANT
I have over forty-three years as a practicing forensic scientist including twenty three years with government crime labs in Texas (Fort Worth Police Department), Oklahoma (Tulsa Police Department) and Arizona (Arizona Department of Public Safety), retiring in 1996.

Kathleen Bright-Birnbaum

FINGERPRINT EXPERT
Ms Kathleen Bright – Birnbaum is an internationally recognized expert on forensic fingerprint identification and a n International Association for Identification Certified Latent Print Examiner since 1995.