You have met with your attorney and have gone over the elements of the case. Your attorney feels that you need a computer forensics expert. The usual inclination is to have the client, go into a search engine and pull a list of five to ten firms, go to their website and figure out, which one of these will help suit the client's needs? Some law firms already have "preferential vendors." Ultimately, it is up to the client to choose, since I can't think of a time, when the trial attorney was convicted and went to prison, for the crimes allegedly committed by a defendant.
I receive many telephone calls and emails regarding questions about computer forensics expert witness services. I have created a frequently asked question list which is about fifteen pages long. What I have done is narrow the scope to the top ten items, which I believe is important in the selection and retention of a computer forensics expert witness, for your matter, with a brief explanation of each element.
In order to explain what computer forensics is, a one day explanation is extremely difficult, since it is like story of the "Elephant and the Blind Men." The purpose of this article is to present what can happen in any day of the life of computer forensics expert. It is also a general overview of what is involved and is provided for informational use only, since every case has its own unique discriminators and does not cover the ancillary areas of computer forensics such as the areas of business development, continuing education, software selection, deposition testimony and general business administration.