Digital Forensics Expert Witnesses

Digital forensics is the process of collecting, analyzing, and preserving digital evidence in legal investigations or disputes. Digital forensics expert witnesses are professionals with extensive knowledge of digital forensic techniques and tools who can provide expert testimony in cases related to digital evidence, including intellectual property theft, cybercrime, and computer fraud. Related sub-specialties include computer science, cybersecurity, and information technology.

A few cases in which an attorney might need a digital forensics expert witness:

  • An intellectual property case involving theft of trade secrets or copyright infringement
  • A cybercrime case involving hacking, phishing, or ransomware attacks
  • A computer fraud case involving embezzlement, data manipulation, or financial fraud.

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Electronics Expert Witness | PennsylvaniaView profile


Electronics Expert Witness | Pennsylvania

This audio device expert began his career as a professional musician, studying at the Boston Conservatory of Music. He thereafter earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University and later pursued a doctorate in the field at Lehigh University. He is a licensed Professional Engineer and member of the IEEE, National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE) and Audio Engineering...

Consumer Audio & Acoustics Expert Witness | CaliforniaView profile


Consumer Audio & Acoustics Expert Witness | California

This professor and entrepreneur earned his BS in Engineering and Applied Science from Caltech and a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California. An active researcher, he has authored and co-authored nearly 100 peer reviewed technical papers; his scholarly work focuses on the intersection of acoustics, psychoacoustics and audio signal processing. Twenty years ago, he...

Digital Audio & Computer Music Expert Witness | FloridaView profile


Digital Audio & Computer Music Expert Witness | Florida

This expert is a world renowned figure in digital audio and computer music, with over 40 technical publications and four patents to his credit. The former chief technical officer at Lucasfilm Droid Works, he won both an Emmy Award for Technical Achievement and the Audio Engineering Society's lifetime achievement award. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from Stanford University, as well as...

Audio & Video Forensics Expert Witness | MichiganView profile


Audio & Video Forensics Expert Witness | Michigan

This highly qualified expert has been working in video and audio forensics for over 35 years. After earning his BA in communications with a minor in criminal justice, this expert worked as a probation officer for the city of Troy, Michigan. He then began work as an audio engineer and investigator at Ambience Recording Studio where he began consultancy work with the FBI, local police departments,...


Forensic Multimedia Analysis Expert Witness | NevadaView profile


Forensic Multimedia Analysis Expert Witness | Nevada

This highly-qualified expert is a certified audio video forensic analyst with nearly 20 years of experience in evidence collection, video and still image conversion, restoration, clarification, enhancement, authentication, photogrammetry, content analysis, and comparison. He received both his BA and MA in organizational leadership at Woodbury University, his PhD in higher education leadership at...

Forensic Photography & Videography Expert Witness | CaliforniaView profile


Forensic Photography & Videography Expert Witness | California

This expert has extensive experience in photography and videography. He earned his BA in psychology, sociology, and communications from San Diego State University. He is a certified instructor of forensic photography and a licensed real estate broker. He began his career with the San Diego Police Department, serving as a level III reserve officer and a crisis intervention counselor, as well as a...

Graphic Design, Photography, & Photography Alteration Expert Witness | TexasView profile


Graphic Design, Photography, & Photography Alteration Expert Witness | Texas

This highly-qualified expert has 15 years of experience in graphic design, photography, and photography alteration. He received his AAS in design communications from South Plains College before earning his BS in business administration and management from the University of Phoenix. He has demonstrated experience with Adobe software, including InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop, and his work...

Digital Forensic Technology Expert Witness | PennsylvaniaView profile


Digital Forensic Technology Expert Witness | Pennsylvania

This expert has been working in the digital technology industry for over 25 years. A Certified Forensic Consultant, Computer Examiner, and Digital Forensics Practitioner, he has conducted multiple computer forensics and e-discovery seminars for the New Jersey Bar Association and five different county bar associations. This expert is highly familiar with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedures and...

Kathleen Leigh Pittman, BS, PSMView profile

ID: 6770211

Ms. Kathleen Leigh Pittman, BS, PSM

Ms. Kathleen L. Pittman has 17 years of experience in the field of Forensic Animation. She earned her BS in Media Arts and Animation from the Art Institute of Philadephia and her PSM in Forensic Science and Technology from Arizona State University. Formerly, this expert served as a Senior Multimedia Artist, Multimedia Supervisor, and a Visual Communication Manager at Exponent, Inc. Currently,...

Tom W. Trusal, CCPAView profile

ID: 73928

Mr. Tom W. Trusal, CCPA

This highly-qualified cell phone data forensics expert has over a decade of experience. He earned his BS in communications from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania and is active in his field as a member of the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists. This expert is a physical analyst and operator certified by Cellebrite, as well as a certified electronic evidence...

Durand Rene Begault, PhDView profile

ID: 95288

Mr. Durand Rene Begault, PhD

Mr. Durand R. Begault has 35 years of experience in Forensic Analysis. He earned his BA in Music and Heuristic Models from the University of California Santa Cruz, his MFA in Electronic Music and Recording Media from Mills College, and his Ph.D. in Computer Audio from the University of California San Diego. Formerly, this expert served as a Lecturer at San Francisco State University. Currently,...

Peter James SullivanView profile

ID: 139092

Mr. Peter James Sullivan

Mr. Peter Sullivan has 38 years of experience in Transportation and Workplace Safety and Digital Forensics. He earned his BS in Chemistry and Physics from Texas State University. Formerly, this expert held roles as a Consultant at Progressive Diagnostics Company and at Shell, PLC. He also worked as a Manager and Maintenance Plus at the Southern Tire Mart. Currently, he serves as a Consultant and...

Daniel C SimacekView profile

ID: 173847

Mr. Daniel C Simacek

Mr. Daniel C. Simacek has 15 years of experience in the field of Accident Reconstruction with a specialized focus in Computer Simulation and Forensic Video Analysis. He earned his BS in Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering from Czech Technical University in Prague. Formerly, this expert served as a Forensic Engineer and as a Senior Graphic Designer at Field and Test Engineering, Inc....

Conor T. McCourtView profile

ID: 707012

Mr. Conor T. McCourt

Mr. Conor T. McCourt has 36 years of experience in Private Investigation and Law Enforcement with expertise in Forensics Video Production and Video Analysis. He earned his BA in Film and Television from New York University and his AA in Criminal Justice from CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Today this expert is licensed as a Private Investigator in the state of New York. Formerly, this...

James Meredith Knox, MA, PhDView profile

ID: 6280998

Dr. James Meredith Knox, MA, PhD

Dr. James M. Knox has over 53 years of experience in Computer Science and has an extensive background in Forensic Analysis. He earned his BSEE, his MA in Computer Science, and his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, all from the University of Texas. Formerly, he served as a Partner and System Development Engineer at TriSoft, as a Faculty Member of Electrical Engineering at the University of Texas...

Parris Ward, JDView profile

ID: 6381093

Mr. Parris Ward, JD

Mr. Parris Ward has over 42 years of experience in Digital Forensics and Forensic Animation. He earned his BA in Journalism from Pepperdine University and his JD from the Pepperdine University Rick J. Caruso School of Law. Today, this expert is a Certified Forensic Video Technician by the Law Enforcement and Emergency Services Video Association. Formerly, this expert served as a Programmer at...

Digital Forensics Expert Witness Case Studies

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    Rape Suspect Tracked With Cell Tower Data Records

    January 7, 2022

    This case involves a rape suspect who was tracked by his cell phone. The defendant was taken into custody and the DA obtained evidence using cellular...

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    Celebrity Sues Website for Posting Private Sex Tape

    January 6, 2022

    This pop culture and journalism case involves a musician who sued a website service. The celebrity was an internationally known musician, with...

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    Pop Singer Infringes on Copyrighted R&B Song

    January 6, 2022

    This case involves a pop singer who made a pop song with the same name as a copyrighted soul song from the 1960’s. The original song was made by a...

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    Sculptor’s Statue Infringes Copyright of Protected Photograph

    September 29, 2017

    This case involves a sculptor who decided to make a polychromed wood sculptural version of a copyrighted photograph that showed a couple and their 8...

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    Improper installation of home security system leads to two burglaries

    January 7, 2022

    This access control case involves the failure to properly install a home security and visual surveillance system, which led to two burglaries. The...

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    Failed Breast Augmentation Procedure Requires Numerous Corrective Surgeries

    October 6, 2017

    This case takes place in Vermont and involves a 50-year-old female who underwent breast augmentation. The patient presented to the defending facility...

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