Court Drawing Services in Washington DC

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Dana Verkouteren has been gracing the courts, pen and sketch pad in hand since 1984. Her work has been seen on national news through The Associated Press, ABC, NBC, CNN, FOX News, CBS, and many more. She also takes commission work for individuals, web site promotion, and editorial clients.

Capturing the moment between individuals gives me the chance to work with the faces, the expressions, and the space around them. The intension is to create the artistic life of the drawing, that puts the viewer there and makes them a part of it.

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 Court Art | Courtroom Sketches Zacarias Moussaoui Trial

James Cash (second from left), a National Transportation Safety Administration official, testifies about the cockpit voice recording from Flight 93 at the trial of Zacarias Moussaoui (left).

The government completed its case against Zacarias Moussaoui with its single most chilling piece of evidence — a tape from the cockpit of United Flight 93 that recorded the terrorists overwhelming the pilots on Sept. 11, 2001, slashing their throats and praising Allah before crashing the jet into a Pennsylvania field.


Russian Spies arraigned in Federal Court  Alexandria, VA

Russian Spies arraigned in Federal Court, Alexandria VATwo former Seattle residents suspected in an alleged spy ring admitted they are Russian citizens living in the United States under false identities, prosecutors said Friday, July 2nd 2010 as officials in Cyprus said another defendant has likely fled the island after being freed on bail.






Agudas Chasidei Chabad of the United States V The Russian FederationAgudas Chasidei Chabad of the United States V The Russian Federation

A group of Rabbis had assembled in the US court of Appeals in Washington DC. It was quite a sight to see nearly 1/2 the courtroom benches filled with these men in black with long white beards, all looking very contemplative. This was a bright moment in their enduring fight to regain ownership the priceless collection of Rabbinic books, archives and manuscripts of the Chabad Chassidic philosophy.

This collection, which dates back to the 1700s, had fallen into the hands of the Soviet Union during the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution. It was later taken by the Nazis in Poland, then seized back from the Nazis by the Soviet Army in 1945. The majority of the collection was awarded back to Agudas Chasidei Chabad.


army-court-of-appealU.S. Army Court of Appeals located in Arlington, VA

"Also, I owe you for what you did.  There are only a few times in life where a gamble pays off or we struck the exact right idea or we were called a genius for a day.  Today was one of those days for me, too.  It's like I finally did something right - hiring a great artist.  More than one person said, "Great idea!"

Everyone who walked into my office to look at the picture this afternoon loved it.  Almost all of them asked me "Can I get a print of this?"  So, there is already a great buzz."

Paul Cygnarowicz, T LTC RES USAR USARC

Senator Ted Steven’s trial in US District courtSenator Ted Steven’s
trial in US District court

The defense Attorney, Robert Cary questions Alaska, Senator Ted Steven’s wife, Catherine about expenditures on the cabin.