Dr. Theodore D Kessis
Applied DNA Resources
3138 Leeds Rd.
Columbus , OH 43221
Applied DNA Resources (ADR) was established in 1998 by Dr. Theodore D. Kessis to meet the needs of attorneys faced with the rapid implementation of DNA technologies in criminal and civil matters. Dr. Kessis, currently serves as principal of Applied DNA Resources and is a former faculty member and graduate of the Johns Hopkins University.
A molecular biologist by training, he has provided case consultation in more than 1000 cases nationwide since 1994. He has also provided court qualified expert witness opinions at the State, Federal and Military levels in more than 70 cases involving Forensic DNA Analysis.
Dr. Kessis and ADR specializes in the review of Forensic DNA testing providing all of the resources required for the litigation of cases involving DNA testing, including case file review, trial preparation, test witnessing and court qualified DNA expert witness testimony.
Dr. Kessis’ Curriculum Vitae and full biography are available upon request by contacting us at ADR.
MAKING SENSE OF THE DNA TESTING IN YOUR CASE
DNA Discovery Requests
Given the complex nature of DNA analysis, a proper review of the testing performed in your case requires more information than just the two or three page report provided by the testing laboratory.
At ADR, we’ll guide you through the identification and collection of all the necessary information and materials required for a proper review of your case by providing you DNA Discovery requests design specifically for your case.
Case File Review and Analysis
Following receipt of the discovery requested, we’ll perform a comprehensive review of the testing performed in your case to evaluate the:
- Serologic and trace evidence testing
- DNA Analysis
- Proper use of controls
- Statistical calculations
- Laboratory Operations and personnel
- Accuracy and reliability of the analysis and conclusions
- Probative value of the results
- Whether retesting of the samples is possible
Most importantly, we will convey to you the true significance of the results.
In addition to our experience, at ADR we have an extensive library of testing documentation from case and laboratories across the country.
Counsel Education and Case Preparation
One very important part of case preparation and development is your ability to possess a broad understanding of the testing performed in your case. At ADR we can assist you by describing the procedure used in your case in plain, basic, uncomplicated terms. With an enhanced comprehension of the process, your ability to ask the right questions and present the issues in a straightforward manner will be strengthened.
Conveying the significance of any testing results to a Jury or the Court is as important as the process of review. We recognize this and if necessary will help you develop and prepare an effective presentation of the facts.
Court Qualified Testimony
In addition to reviewing your case, ADR’s principle expert, Dr. Theodore Kessis is prepared to present any relevant findings before the Court if necessary. Since 1994, Dr. Kessis has handled more then 1000 cases; presenting Court qualified DNA expert witness findings and testimony nationwide.
DNA Test Witnessing
In some cases, the amount of DNA on an item of evidence is so limited that only one test can be performed and no evidence remains for retesting.
If such destructive testing is a possibility in your case and testing has yet to be performed, we believe that an experienced individual should be present to witness the processing of the samples in your case.
To retest a sample of evidence in your case or not? A variety of factors can affect this decision, factor which we can help you sort through. While Applied DNA Resources does not perform testing in house, we can assist you in identifying a laboratory that performs testing using the highest standard.
For more information please feel free to contact us anytime.