The Week 75 Forensic Science Geek of the Week is announced

The Forensic Science Geek of the Week

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Forensic Science Geek of the Week

The week 75 “ Forensic Science Geek of the Week” honors goes to two folks: Peter Carini, Esquire and Mehul B. Anjaria

Peter Carini, Esquire
Peter Carini, Esquire

According to the website of Geek, the following is offered:

PETER CARINI has been a criminal defense lawyer since his induction to the Oregon State Bar in 1993. He specializes in the defense of DUII charges for his clients primarily in the Southern Oregon counties of Jackson, Josephine, Klamath, Curry, Douglas and Coos, and throughout Oregon in the counties of Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington, Malheur, Harney, Crook, Deschutes, Linn, Yamhill, Lincoln, Benton and Lane.

He has received the same training as Oregon police officers in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, Intoxilyzer 5000 and 8000 breath test devices, and Drug Recognition and Evaluation procedures. He has taught other attorneys these subjects at seminars and is regularly consulted by other attorneys to assist with their cases. He has taught Oregon police officers and prosecutors at their seminars as well.

Peter Carini takes selected serious criminal cases and has successfully tried cases to juries on charges such as Assault in the Second Degree, Kidnapping, and Possession, Manufacturing and Delivery of Controlled Substances.

Professional Activities:

Sustaining Member of the National College of DUI Defense

Member of the Oregon Criminal Defense Association

Member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

According to the website of Geek, the following is offered:

MBA DNA Consulting, LLC was founded with the goal of providing a bridge between science and the law. While forensic science is in theory science applied to matters of the law, it may only answer questions posed by one interest. I have come to realize that technical knowledge, skills, and abilities even when coupled with excellent presentation skills, do not make one a good consultant. It is in fact the ability for the scientific consultant to actually adopt the mindset of the attorney and understand the specific pragmatic goals of the consultation… Prior to founding MBA DNA Consulting, LLC I was involved in establishing California’s first ASCLD/LAB-International accredited forensic DNA laboratory. I am also interested in lending my expertise to organizations wishing to establish a DNA laboratory and/or attain ASCLD/LAB-International accreditation.” Among his listed services that he offers includes: DNA case file review, Witnessing of laboratory DNA testing, Expert witness DNA testimony, Assistance with DNA direct/cross-examination questions, Review of expert witness DNA testimony, Pro per DNA assistance and DNA Education/training. His resume is available here: Click here for the CV of Mehul B. Anjaria

Congratulations to our Forensic Science Geek of the Week winner!


Forensic Science Geek of the Week Challenge
Forensic Science Geek of the Week Challenge

1. Identify this person.

2. How was he employed?

3. In terms of forensic science, what is his contribution/significance?

Our Geek of the Week answered:

Attorney Peter Carini write on our Facebook fan page:

This fellow looks like Dr. Frederic Whitehurst. He was a supervisor at an FBI crime lab. His specialty was explosives and explosive residue. He has a Ph.d in Chemistry. He is famous for his reporting of scientific misconduct in FBI crime labs and causes them to admit and make reforms. He was persecuted by the agency for his whistle blowing.

Mehul B. Anjaria wrote:

This is Fred Whitehurst, an ex FBI crime lab analyst. He was an explosives expert and earned a law degree.  Mr. Whitehurst is known as a “whistleblower” as he exposed several major issues he saw with that laboratory’s scientific procedures and testimony. His revelations lead to publicly released information about the lab and was essentially responsible for the FBI finally pursuing accreditation.  Mr. Whitehurst is a forensic consultant these days, as well as a practicing attorney.

[BLOGGER’S NOTE: What a great answer. Thank you for participating. Congratulations on being our Geek of the Week. Here is some additional information of Frederic Whitehurst:


The Hall of Fame for the Forensic Science Geek of the Week:

Week 1: Chuck Ramsay, Esquire

Week 2: Rick McIndoe, PhD

Week 3: Christine Funk, Esquire

Week 4: Stephen Daniels

Week 5: Stephen Daniels

Week 6: Richard Middlebrook, Esquire

Week 7: Christine Funk, Esquire

Week 8: Ron Moore, B.S., J.D.

Week 9: Ron Moore, B.S., J.D.

Week 10: Kelly Case, Esquire and Michael Dye, Esquire

Week 11: Brian Manchester, Esquire

Week 12: Ron Moore, B.S., J.D.

Week 13: Ron Moore, B.S., J.D.

Week 14: Josh D, Lee, Esquire

Week 15: Joshua Dale, Esquire and Steven W. Hernandez, Esquire

Week 16: Christine Funk, Esquire

Week 17: Joshua Dale, Esquire

Week 18: Glen Neeley, Esquire

Week 19: Amanda Bynum, Esquire

Week 20: Josh D. Lee, Esquire

Week 21: Glen Neeley, Esquire

Week 22:  Stephen Daniels

Week 23:  Ron Moore, B.S., J.D.

Week 24: Bobby Spinks

Week 25:  Jon Woolsey, Esquire

Week 26: Mehul B. Anjaria

Week 27: Richard Middlebrook, Esquire

Week 28:Ron Moore, Esquire

Week 29: Ron Moore, Esquire

Week 30: C. Jeffrey Sifers, Esquire

Week 31: Ron Moore, Esquire

Week 32: Mehul B. Anjaria

Week 33: Andy Johnston

Week 34: Ralph R. Ristenbatt, III

Week 35: Brian Manchester, Esquire

Week 36: Ron Moore, Esquire

Week 37: Jeffrey Benson

Week 38: Pam King, Esquire

Week 39: Josh D. Lee, Esquire

Week 40: Robert Lantz, Ph.D.


Week 42: Steven W. Hernandez, Esquire

Week 43:Ron Moore, Esquire

Week 44: Mehul B. Anjaria

Week 45: Mehul B. Anjaria

Week 46:Ron Moore, Esquire

Week 47:Ron Moore, Esquire

Week 47:Ron Moore, Esquire

Week 48: Leslie M. Sammis, Esquire

Week 49: Ron Moore, Esquire

Week 50: Jeffery Benson

Week 51: Mehul B. Anjaria

Week 52: Ron Moore, Esquire

Week 53: Eric Ganci, Esquire

Week 54: Charles Sifers, Esquire and Tim Huey, Esquire

Week 55: Joshua Andor, Esquire

Week 56: Brian Manchester, Esquire

Week 57: Ron Moore, Esquire

Week 58: Eric Ganci, Esquire

Week 59: Ron Moore, Esquire

Week 60: Brian Manchester, Esquire

Week 61:William Herringer, Esquire


Week 63: Ginger Moss

Week 64: Richard L. Holcomb, Esquire

Week 65: John L. Buckley, Esquire

Week 66: Jeff Sifers, Esquire

Week 67: Josh D. Lee, Esquire

Week 68: Dr. Barbara Vonderhaar, PhD.

Week 69: Christine Funk, Esquire

Week 70: Mehul B. Anjaria

Week 71: Ron Moore, Esquire

Week 72: Mehul B. Anjaria

Week 73: Josh D. Lee, Esquire

Week 74: Kim Keheley Frye, Esquire

Week 75: Mehul B. Anjaria and Peter Carini, Esquire

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