Service Providers

Abeyta Investigations & Consulting, LLC

Rick Abeyta
Phone: 505-227-1153


  • 25 years Criminal Defense NM Public Defender: Capital Crimes, SVO, SYO, YO, Juvenile
  • Complex CARD Child Death & Abuse
  • Worked with various experts, Pathologists, ER/Medical/SANE, Physical Evidence/DNA/Safehouse
  • Lead Agent Trial Support: Voir Dire, Crime Scene Analysis, Photography
  • Experienced in most NM counties, CJA cases

Beacon Investigations & Polygraph, LLC

Jim B. Hardy
Phone: (575) 318-3930
Fax: (888) 898-2075


Jim B. Hardy is a former criminal investigator with over 30 years experience. He has been a polygraph examiner since 2000 and is licensed in New Mexico and Texas. His clients include criminal defense attorneys in New Mexico and Texas, as well as the US Government and numerous law enforcement agencies. Mr. Hardy regularly testifies as an expert witness and has been admitted as an expert in the district courts of New Mexico and Texas. Mr. Hardy is available statewide and has offices in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Las Cruces, Roswell, Carlsbad, Hobbs and Lubbock, TX.

Clinical, Forensic and Neuropsychology Associates

Specializing in Expert Witness Testimony; Forensic, Psychological/Neuropsychological Evaluations
Maxann Shwartz, Ph.D., Founder/President
Phone: (505) 331-2829
315 Fifth Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102


  • Over 50 years combined clinical/diagnostic experience at federal/state/county levels; over 3000 evaluations, including: competency to stand trial, risk assessment, mens rea, sentencing mitigation
  • Qualified as expert witness in criminal cases for prosecution and defense in more than 12 counties across New Mexico for 1st to 4th degree felony cases
  • Expertise in traumatic brain injury, mental retardation, psychiatric diagnoses
  • Expertise in juvenile amenability, 1st degree murder, psychoeducational assessments
  • Formal clinical training/experience in multidisciplinary settings including Rancho Los Amigos
  • Medical Center (California acute rehabilitation hospital), UNM Hospital, children/adult inpatient and outpatient mental health settings, public/private school settings, Bureau of Indian Affair [BIA] and Pueblo schools in New Mexico

Everhart Forensic DNA Consulting

Erika Everhart
Phone: 727-742-2053


Consulting, Case File Review including SOPs and Expert Witness Testimony in the areas of:, Body Fluid Identification, Male DNA Screening, Autosomal STRs, Y-STRs, Statistics, Probabilistic Genotyping, CODIS, and Cold Cases

Forensic Pursuit

Melinda Redenius, Forensic Analyst/Client Relations
Office: 303-495-2082


Forensic Pursuit is a Denver born computer forensics company with offices in Los Angeles, Dallas, and Nashville. We offer expert ESI (electronically stored information) collection and preservation, computer and mobile device forensic analysis, hosting, and expert witness testimony. From Albuquerque NM to Sheridan WY, Forensic Pursuit provides expert forensic services for all types of litigation including criminal defense.

James Harrington, Ph.D.

Forensic Psychology
1400 Carlisle NE, Suite F
Albuquerque,NM 87110
Office: 505-659-1351


Competency to stand trial, risk assessment (dangerousness), psychological mitigating factors (sentencing), mental state at the time of the offense, Psychological testing, including assessment for Intellectual Disability, Diagnostic mental status exams, Attorney consultations, Court testimony: admitted as an Expert Witness in District and Federal Courts.


Cindi Welfringer, Regional Territory Manager
11035 Aurora Ave
Des Moines, IA 50322
Phone: (877)777-5020


Intoxalock is a national leading provider of ignition interlock devices. Ignition interlocks are often installed in a vehicle following a drunk driving offense and have proven to be extremely effective in preventing offenses. In addition, states with strict ignition interlock laws have seen a drastic decrease in the number of alcohol related traffic fatalities. Intoxalock devices are reliable and easy to use. With twice as many installation locations as any other interlock provider, Intoxalock makes the process as quick and painless as possible for the customer. Intoxalock is also recognized for providing top notch customer service and 24/7 support. We recognize that a drunk driving offense is stressful and overwhelming. Our representatives help each customer through the process and are there every step of the way.

Comprehensive Forensic & Clinical Neuropsychological Assessments

Sharon J. Kernen, Ph.D., LLC


Dr. Kernen earned her Ph.D. at the University of New Mexico in 2008 and has since actively worked in Forensic Assessment, both Criminal and Civil. Familiar with numerous neuropsychological, forensic and psychological test batteries and their interpretations, as well as performance validity testing, she has nine years of experience. She is qualified as an expert witness in nine New Mexico District Courts, Federal New Mexico District Court, the Department of Energy, and as a consultant for the United States Airforce Military Court, as well as civil litigation. Full Curriculum Vitae is available at your request.

Law Pay Credit Card Processing

Office: 866-376-0950
Fax: 512-233-2388


Trust your transactions to the only payment solution recommended by over 90 bar associations. Correctly safeguard and separate client funds into trust and operating accounts. Funds are never commingled. The ability to accept credit cards attracts clients, improves cash flow and reduces collections. For more information, call 866-376-0950 or visit

Eric W. Lucero

Lucero Professional Services, Ltd.
Forensic polygraph examinations . criminal justice consultant
P.O. Box 6185
Albuquerque, NM 87197
Phone/Fax: (505) 345-1555


Mr. Eric W. Lucero is a Certified Polygraph Examiner with over 26 years of experience and provides forensic polygraph examinations for numerous criminal defense lawyers, the New Mexico Public Defender, and the Federal Public Defender. Mr. Lucero has been admitted as an Expert Witness in District Courts throughout New Mexico and in U.S. District Courts. If you have any questions and/or need additional information, please feel free to contact me to discuss your case with no obligation.

McHard Accounting Consulting LLC

933 San Mateo Blvd NE, Suite 500-151
Albuquerque, NM 87108
505-554-2968 / FAX 811-279-2942
Contact: Janet M. McHard CPA, CFE, MAFF, CFF,
Contact: Beth A. Mohr CFE, CAMS, CCCI, PI,


Financial documents will tell a story in our expert hands, and we can help you tell that story on behalf of your client. We are a different kind of accounting firm – we exclusively practice forensic and investigative accounting, with expertise in fraud, white collar crime, money laundering and securities fraud cases, employment and whistleblower cases, accounting malpractice matters, attorney trust account issues, Kovel accounting, and expert witness testimony in both criminal and civil cases. We intentionally work both sides of the aisle, because we believe that it shows our neutrality in our work. We practice nationwide, but are located right here in New Mexico.

PGP Polygraph LLC

1820 San Pedro NE Ste 4
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Phone: (505) 256-7283


With 55+ years combined experience, PGP Polygraph LLC is the oldest operating forensic polygraph examination service in the state of New Mexico. Our examiners have testified as expert witnesses in polygraph in local, district, and federal courts. We work extensively with criminal defense lawyers throughout New Mexico, as well as other clients including multiple law enforcement agencies at the local, state, and federal levels. Based in Albuquerque, we have the ability to travel anywhere in New Mexico to administer examinations. Contact us today for more information or to schedule a consultation.

Serological Research Institute

3053 Research Drive
Richmond, CA 94806-5206
Office: 510.223.7374


The Serological Research Institute (SERI) is a private non-profit forensic DNA laboratory that has worked closely with Defense Attorneys, Innocence Projects and post-conviction organizations across the country for over 25 years. SERI’s DNA analysis findings have played a determining role in a variety of cases. We encourage you to consider our laboratory’s services in assisting with your post-conviction cases. SERI uses a non-robotic approach to the DNA testing of difficult, minimal and/or old DNA samples that provides a level of sensitivity that cannot be matched. We have obtained quality results from evidence in cases from as far back as the 1970’s. The availability of SERI’s staff does not end when a final report is issued. Our staff is available to discuss the results of each case in detail at any time after the analysis is completed. Our fast turnaround time, comprehensive case consultation and exacting DNA procedures make SERI a valuable choice for your casework needs.

Smart Start

Smart Start Corporate Office
4850 Plaza Drive, Irving, TX 75063-2317
Office: 855.600.4402


Smart Start is the leading provider in alcohol monitoring devices, providing superior products with the focus on great customer service. Smart Start of New Mexico has 16 certified locations statewide offering both ignition interlocks for vehicles and an IN-HOM alcohol monitoring device for the home.

Michael Stephens, MD, PhD

PO Box 900, Elephant Butte, NM 87935
Telephone: 575.317.3337


Medical Doctor (MD), Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Emergency Medicine (American Board of Emergency Medicine), Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Aerospace Medicine (American Board of Preventive Medicine), and PhD in Engineering (Human Factors / Complex Systems). I provide expert witness case review and testimony in the fields of Emergency Medicine, Aerospace Medicine, and Human Factors (medical error analysis). Resume available on request. Please feel free to contact me to discuss your case with no obligation.

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