Douglas Cobb,
Paper Scientist
Forensic Paper Examiner

Douglas Cobb

Paper Expert


Doug Cobb is a Paper Scientist and Document Security Expert with over 28 years of professional experience. He provides technical investigations, analysis, reports and testimony towards the resolution of conflicts involving disputed documents, including wills, trusts, checks, contracts, deeds, mortgage documents, prenuptial agreements, voter registration forms, and ballot cards. He specializes in the investigation and analysis of substituted documents, dating paper, suspect documents, identity theft, alterations, and altered medical records and forms.


Throughout his career, Doug has worked in over 50 paper mills and has developed unique paper solutions for companies such as Hewlett Packard, Xerox, Cannon, McDonald’s, and Deluxe Check. He has developed new science-based methodologies to eliminate document fraud and improve document security, including processes to determine if questioned documents come from the same source or paper.


Doug earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Forest Products, with a specialization in Paper Science and Engineering from the University of Minnesota. He is a frequent invited speaker at professional organizations for document examiners and handwriting experts; including training sessions on topics of paper and print characteristics, and legal document security. Doug has developed two patent-pending technologies for advancements in forensic document examination and legal document security.

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