RJ Lee Group Headquarters

  • Gunshot Residue Analysis
  • Expert Witness Testimony
  • Trace Evidence Analysis
  • SEM/EDS Analysis
  • Microscopy

Allison Murtha Laneve

Manager & Forensic Scientist

Allison Murtha Laneve is the Manager of RJ Lee Group’s Forensic Science Department, overseeing and participating in the preparation, analysis, interpretation and reporting of gunshot residue (GSR) evidence using Scanning Electron Microscopy / Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (SEM/EDS) techniques. She is an expert witness and has given testimony in federal, state and county courts for both the prosecution and the defense on more than 65 occasions and is certified to testify in 26 U.S. states and three foreign countries. In 2013, she led the department to successful American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors / Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB) accreditation in GSR and GSR distance determination. As an adjunct faculty member at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pa., she teaches courses in trace evidence, and arson & explosives. She holds both a B.S. in Biochemistry and an M.S. in Forensic Science and Law from Duquesne University.


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Education History

  1. 2007

    M.S., Forensic Science and Law

    Duquesne University
  2. 2006

    B.A., Biochemistry

    Duquesne University

Professional Experience

  1. Present
    Manager & Forensic Scientist
    RJ Lee Group, Inc.
  2. 2007 - 2011
    Forensic Scientist
    RJ Lee Group, Inc.
  3. 2006 - 2007
    Laboratory Manager, Watnesburg Forensic Laboratory
    RJ Lee Group, Inc.
  4. 2002 - 2006
    Analyst, Materials & Environmental Department
    RJ Lee Group, Inc.


  • Chair
    Mid-Atlantic Association of Forensic Scientists (MAAFS)
  • Member
    American Society of Trace Evidence Examiners (ASTEE)
  • Member
    Phi Sigma Lambda Professional Forensic Fraternity