Mr. Patrick J. Siewert

Pro Digital Forensic Consulting
P.O. Box 70177
Richmond , VA 23255
Office: 804-588-9877
Introduction

• 15 years of award-winning law enforcement experience with over 10 years of case work in digital (computer & mobile device) forensics
• Dozens of Expert Witness designations & appointments in digital (computer) forensics, cell phone forensics, cellular records analysis & mapping and online undercover investigation
• Certified in Cyber Crime Investigation & Examination, Mobile Device Forensic Analysis and Cellular Records Analysis & Mapping
• Specialized training & experience in Mac (Apple) computer forensics and cellular call detail records analysis & mapping
• Nationwide Law enforcement & civilian instructor in digital forensics and police response tactics for over 12 years. Certified Law Enforcement Instructor.
• Frequent contributor to local, regional and national media outlets in the field of digital forensics
• Published dozens of articles on various digital forensic topics including ethical & best practices, case studies and product/training reviews


Areas of Expertise
  • Cell Phones
  • Communications
  • Computers
  • Information Technology
  • Internet
  • Photography
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Video
  • Wireless Technology

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: - BS in Criminal Justice, Virginia Commonwealth University (1999)
- Cellebrite Certified Physical Analyst (mobile device forensics)
- Certified Cyber Crime Examiner (National White Collar Crime Center)
- Certified +SMART for Cellular Records Analysis & Mapping and Mobile Device Forensics
- Certified General Instructor for Law Enforcement (VA Dept. of Criminal Justice Services)
- Court-certified Expert Witness in Digital/Computer Forensics, Mobile Device Forensics, Cellular Records Analysis & Mapping and Internet-based investigation
- Completion of hundreds of hours of digital forensic training through the US Secret Service, US Dept. of Homeland Security, Guidance Software, Cellebrite, X-Ways Forensics and the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists (IACIS)
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: - International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists (IACIS)
- High Tech Crime Investigator's Association (HTCIA)
- National Association of Legal Investigators (NALI)
- International Law Enforcement Educators & Trainers Association (ILEETA)
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: - Delivered several CLE presentations on the topics of digital forensics and cellular records analysis
- Frequently travel to train law enforcement for internationally-recognized organization training emergency response
- Adjunct Instructor at the Crater Criminal Justice (Police) Academy teaching emergency response, digital forensics & cellular records analysis
- Frequent contributor to local, regional and national media outlets on the topic of digital forensics
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: Over 250
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: - Digital Forensics (general topic)
- Computer Forensics
- Mobile Device Forensics
- Cellular Records Analysis & Mapping
- Internet-based Investigation
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 65%
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 35%
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: Once
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: 2017
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: 24
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: Zero
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 10
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Hands-on forensic analysis of electronic devices (Computers, cell phones, GPS, tablets, etc.), case consultation, document review, report generation.
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: I bill flat-fee, depending on services requested.
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: I bill flat-fee, depending on services requested.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: I bill flat-fee for testimony, by the day. ($1,500.00)
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: I bill flat-fee for testimony, by the day. ($1,500.00)
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Travel time is billed at $50.00 per hour, door-to-door. Any case work (analysis, consultation, testimony) that requires overnight stays, all travel expenses will be billed as well as a $75.00 per diem for meals.


References

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