Mr. Herbert Joe, M.A., M.S., J.D., LL.M., B.C.F.E., C.F.C.

YONOVITZ & JOE, L.L.P.
P.O. Box 702287
Dallas, TX 75370
Web Site
Phone: 214-505-TAPE (8273) or 800-650-TAPE (8273)
Fax: 773-829-TAPE (8273)

Yonovitz & Joe, L.L.P., a registered partnership based in Dallas, Texas, is a team of forensic audio | acoustic | voice | video analysts, experts and consultants with over sixty-two combined years of experience, with offices in TX, VA and MT. Their diverse legal, forensic, academic, research and clinical experience includes scientifically objective, verifiable and generally-accepted forensic analyses of audio and video evidence including, but not limited to, forensic authenticity analyses of audio and video evidence, voice/speaker identification or elimination via aural-acoustic-spectrography, acoustic/sound/noise analyses, digital enhancement of audio or video recordings, transcription development and verification, etc. They have been retained in thousands of cases involving thousands of recordings throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, India, Sri Lanka, Australia, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates, and have testified in state and Federal courts in civil, criminal and administrative matters throughout and beyond the United States.

Representative clients include both sides of the bar in criminal and civil cases, in state and Federal courts throughout the U.S., as well as overseas. High profile cases include the Branch Davidian case, State of Florida vs. George Zimmerman; the Wall Street Journal, the Associated Press (Osama bin Laden); consultations with Dr. Phil (Manti Teo), CSI:Miami, TMZ (Michael Jackson), People Magazine (Mel Gibson); they give national and international presentations (many CLE-approved), and author per-reviewed publications. Their methodology utilized in the forensic authenticity analyses of audio evidence have overcome the only two Daubert challenges that they have come across. See available CV for additional details.

Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: YONOVITZ:
B.S., Audiology, Kent State University, 1969;
M.A., Audiology, University of Connecticut, 1972;
Ph.D., Acoustics, University of Connecticut, 1973;
Professor, Speech and Hearing Sciences;
Dean of Research Facilitation;
Chair (Fmr.), Dept. of Communicative Sciences;
Pres. (fmr.), Montana Speech & Hearing Assoc.

JOE:
B.S., Biology, Baylor University, 1983;
M.A., Biology, Southern Methodist University, 1986;
M.S., CyerbSecurity, Western Governors Univ., 2015;
J.D., Southern Methodist University School of Law, 1993;
LL.M., Regent University School of Law, 2003;
Member, State Bars of Texas and Oklahoma;
Registered Patent Attorney, USPTO;
Adjunct Graduate Faculty (Law), University of Phoenix
Board Certified Forensic Audio/Video Examiner
Certified Forensic Consultant
Certified Ethical Hacker
Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator v8
Cellebrite Certified Logical Operator
Cellebrite Certified Physical Analyst
Certified Mediator
Member, Board of Legal Advisors, Amer. Guild of Court Videographers
Diplomate, American Board of Forensic Examiners
Diplomate, American Board of Law Enforcement Experts
Fellow, American Guild of Court Videographers
Fellow, American College of Forensic Examiners

Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: Joe:
Adjunct Graduate Faculty (Law), University of Phoenix
Licensed Instructor, Texas Board of Private Investigators
Commissioner Member, The Commission on Forensic Education
Member, Board of Legal Advisors, Amer. Guild of Court Videographers
Member, Evidence Code Committee, Oklahoma Bar Assoc.
Member, Law-Related Education Committee, Oklahoma Bar Assoc.
Member, College of the State Bar of Texas
Member, InfraGard, Los Angeles Chapter
Member, High Technology Crime Investigation Association
Member (former), Summit County (UT) Board of Health

Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Sr. Partner Prof. Al Yonovitz, Ph.D., received a Bachelor of Science degree with Highest Honors in Speech Pathology and Audiology from Kent State University in 1969. He obtained his Masters degree in Hearing Science and Audiology from the University of Connecticut in 1972, and obtained his Ph.D. degree in Physiological Acoustics from the University of Connecticut in 1973. During his 40+ years involvement in the areas of forensic audio/video, he is currently a full Professor of the Speech and Hearing Sciences, a former founding Chair of the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders at the University of Montana and former President of the Montana Speech and Hearing Association. Prior to these appointments, he was employed as an Associate Professor of Hearing Science at the University of Maine (1989-1996) and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (1973-1989), senior Research Scientist at the Menzies School of Health Research and The National Acoustics Laboratories.

Managing Partner/Attorney Herbert Joe is a Board Certified Forensic Audio/Video Examiner with 5 degrees, including 3 science degrees (B.S., M.A., M.S.) and 2 law (J.D., LL.M.) degrees. He is also Adjunct Graduate Faculty (Law) at the University of Phoenix.

They are consistently invited to be Guest Speakers at regional, national and international seminars (many CLE-approved), e.g., (past 3 years):

* 2015 Annual Convention, American Speech & Hearing Association, Denver, Nov. 13, 2015.

* 2015 13th Annual Forensics Seminar, Dallas, Oct. 10, 2015 (CLE approved).

* 2015 61st Annual American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) International Seminar and 2015 (ISC)² Security Congress, Anaheim, CA, Sept. 30, 2015.

* 2015 International Conference & Training Expo., High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA), Aug. 31, 2015, Orlando, FL.

* 2015 Techno Security & Forensics Investigations Conference/Mobile Forensics World, Myrtle Beach, SC, June 02, 2015.

* 2015 Annual Convention, Forensic Expert Witness Association (FEWA), San Diego, April 24, 2015.

* 2015 International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium ((ISC)²) webinar, March 26, 2015.


* 2014 Forensics/Technology seminar, Austin (CLE approved)

* 2014 22nd Executive Summit of the American College of Forensic Examiners Institute, Tucson

* 2014 12th Annual Forensics Seminar (CLE approved; Oct. 09)

* 2014 annual convention, American Speech & Hearing Association.

* 2013 166th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, San Francisco

* 2013 annual meeting, American Speech & Hearing Association

* 2013 11th Annual Forensics Seminar, Dallas (CLE approved)

Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No.

Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: Thousands of times in our 62+ combined years' involvement in the area of forensic audio/video involving thousands of audio | acoustic | voice | video evidence.

Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: All aspects of forensic audio | acoustic | voice | video evidence in civil and criminal cases in state and Federal courts throughout North America, including cases involving noise, sounds, linguistics, acoustics and hearing. (Mr. Joe has also been retained as an expert witness in patent law in patent infringement cases.)

Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: Approximately 50%.

Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: Approximately 50% (in both civil and cirminal cases).

Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: Many.

Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: Many.

Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: Many.

Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: Approximately 35 for Dr. Yonovitz and approximately 28 for Mr. Joe. See available CV for additional details.

Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: All aspects of the forensic analyses of audio | acoustic | voice | video evidence, including gunshot acoustic analyses, acoustics, noise, sound, speech perception, speech production, speech pathology, forensic audiology, etc. Also, all of their relevant equipment is portable so they can go on-site, as needed. They also can be consulting experts, rebuttal experts and testifying experts. See available CV for additional forensic services.

References


YONOVITZ & JOE, L.L.P. has been retained in thousands of cases involving thousands of audio / acoustic / voice / video recordings throughout the U.S., as well as overseas, and have testified as expert witnesses in state and federal courts in criminal, civil and administrative cases on all sides of the bar throughout the U.S., as well as overseas.

Representative clients include Steptoe & Johnson (Wash., D.C.), Shearman & Sterling (NYC), Simpson Thacher & Bartlett (NYC), Mesereau & Yu (Los Angeles), Armstrong Teasdale (Kansas City), Ford & Harrison (Memphis), Rawle & Henderson (Philadelphia), McAfee & Taft (OKC), Bracewell & Patterson (Houston), Akin Gump (San Antonio), Jones Day (Dallas), Haynes & Boone (Houston), Thompson & Knight (Dallas), Vinson & Elkins (Dallas), Jenkens & Gilchrist (Dallas), various Fortune 100 companies, Georgia-Pacific, United Parcel Service, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Shell Oil Co., Shell Texaco & Saudi Refineries, Inc., Reliant Energy, BlueCross BlueShield, Motorola Corp., BankOne, 7-11 Inc., etc. Mississippi Attorney General's Office, U.S. Attorney's Office, CLEAT [Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas], OSSO (Organization of Spanish Speaking Officers), Harris (Houston), Dallas, Fulton (Atlanta), Tarrant (Fort Worth), Tulsa, Summit (Akron, OH) and Wichita County DAs' Offices, Dallas, Tulsa, Phoenix and Akron Police Depts., Houston, Little Rock, Green County (PA), New Mexico, and New Jersey Public Defender’s Offices, Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy, Louisiana Crisis Assistance Center, Oklahoma Indigent Defense System.