The bulk of my consulting work consists of on-going relationships with various
paternity and forensic DNA testing laboratories.
Many of these labs use DNAVIEW and/or
PATER specialized software packages that I have
written for DNA identification analysis.
I supply software solutions and statistical expertise.
At any given time ten or twenty such accounts are relatively active.
They are spread around the world US, South America,
Europe, and the Far East which means that I have a de facto hobby of
travel whether I am tired of it or not.
I sporadically consult on particular cases, brought to me usually by an
attorney but on occasion by a party in the case. Matters include
analysis and/or testimony in
- criminal DNA identification cases,
- paternity disputes, and
- various idiosyncratic situations. A couple of situations for
which I can claim particular expertise and credentials are
I also give some lectures sometimes at conferences,
sometimes professional classes e.g. in some aspect of statistics as
applied to DNA analysis.
I enjoy teaching and discussion, and invite people to email me in
response to this web-site. Sometimes I get collegial responses from
professionals that I otherwise didn't know this way, and even
discussions with lay-people who just stumbled on the site
occasionally arise. I welcome these opportunities to meet people and
to stimulate one another's thinking.
Public service and free advice
I strongly believe in public service, and I feel that informing the
lay and professional public through teaching and through this
web site, for examples is a good thing for me to be doing.
Free advice to people with paternity problems might plausibly qualify
as well, but then so might helping their adversaries. My experience
has led me to the conclusion that I would not make the world a better
place by setting up an information kiosk. Therefore ...
I occasionally help individuals either directly or through an
attorney but only on a professional basis. In the unlikely
event that you would like my professional assistance please contact me by
telephone or email to discuss fees and retainer.
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Charles H. Brenner