Louis L. Akin

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Louis L. Akin (www.akininc.com) first got an interest in blood pattern analysis in 1972 in San Francisco across the bay from where Paul Kirk did his pioneering research at Berkeley. Louis applied the principles he learned to crime and accident scenes that he was investigating and has stayed interested in crime scene and blood patterns analysis since. Today, having attended all the required classes in 2002, he is a crime-scene reconstruction and blood pattern expert, autopsy technician, Licensed Private Investigator, and former Medicolegal Investigator, with nearly 40 years’ experience. He has investigated cases in 13 different states and dozens of cities as an expert witness. Louis is now the CEO of the A-Team, an association of highly credentialed independent scientists and experts available for defense attorneys in criminal cases.

Stories from Louis L. Akin

Blood Pattern Analysis: Esoteric  Science, Quotidian Skill, or  Deceptive Practice?
Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

Too many false allegations have been offered in the name of science and too many people have suffered serious damage—even life-long damage—as a result. It is time to put all of this to an end.

Who Killed These Girls? Cold Case: The Yogurt Shop Murders
Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Who Killed These Girls? is a true story about Austin criminal defense lawyers fighting to save three defendants—Robert Springsteen Jr., Michael Scott, and Maurice Pierce—from death sentences resulting from false confessions.

Proving Self-Defense: Gunshot Wound Analysis in Crime Scene Reconstruction
Saturday, July 2nd, 2011

In New Mexico v. Jimmy Garcia, criminal defense attorney Lelia “Lee” Hood was faced with the unnerving challenge of trying to save an innocent person from a zealous prosecutor—not an altogether unique mission for a veteran criminal defense attorney, but a perilous one still (Cause No.