In my other pages, we have
discussed what is a Computer Expert Witness and what is a computer
Forensics Examiner. With so many "professionals" out there, we
at Computerlegalexperts.com have come up with a check list to help
you select the individual or company you feel most comfortable
with. Hopefully the questions below will help with your
selection process and please feel free to contact us with any of
your questions about our services.
One short, but very good parable. There was
once a very capable organization who could install a small network
within five days. Although the labor expense would have
come to $2,500, another "Engineer" came in an offered to have him
and his buddy do it for $1000 and they would have it up in three
days. Two weeks later, a call was received and the "Engineer"
who offered to do it for less, walked off the job after ten days,
leaving a mess. Don't judge a Computer Forensic
Examiner or Computer Expert Witness by the fees that are set,
just look for the best value that suits your
1. What is the hourly fee schedule?
2. What is the retainer involved and how
are billings performed?
3. What type of tools will your Expert employ
and do they meet the Daubert and Kuhmo
4. Based upon prior experience, what is the
estimate of hours do you expect into this matter?
5. If there is there travel involved, what are
the estimated costs?
6. Is being "BIGGER," going to be
7. What are your expectations and have you
outlined this to your potential expert?
8. Equipment- Is it "snake oil" or is it the
REAL THING? Sean Connery, playing the part of
Officer Jim Malone in the movie, The Untouchables (1987) said, "You
don't bring a knife to a gunfight." We use Logicube brand equipment for data
acquisition and protection on forensically sterile media and use Technology Pathway's Pro Discover, AccessData's Forensic Tool Kit, Norton Utilities, Computer
Associates, Webroot, Eurosoft and PCTools products in our arsenal in
providing our analysis.