Virginia Computer Forensics Expert, Forensics Investigator in Virginia, and Experienced Computer Trial Expert Witness

We are Virginia’s leading computer forensics and digital evidence trial consultants:  With AVM Technology, you get:  20+ years experience in cyber forensics; qualified expert witness at all levels of the Virginia Courts (General District, Circuit Court and Federal Courts); expert witnesses with law degrees and trial experience that understand the challenges that counsel faces when evaluating and introducing digital evidence at trial; no-nonsense straight forward practical digital evidence advice; presence throughout Virginia with experts in Northern Virginia, Richmond, and Virginia Beach.  Contact Us to discuss how AVM can assist you with digital forensics and incident response throughout Virginia.

Richmond Area : 11357 Nuckols Rd  Ste. 1034, Glen Allen, VA 23059 | Hampton Roads, Norfolk Virginia Beach Area: 20th Street, Virginia Beach VA 23451 | Northern Virginia/DC Area: 1390 Chain Bridge Road  Ste. 10042 McLean VA 22101

Call us at (804) 332-5752

We are a team of highly trained and experienced computer and Information Technology professionals offering computer forensics expertise, e-discovery services and consultation, and, when necessary, expert testimony at trial.

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From our Richmond Virginia, office to our satellite locations in Virginia Beach and Northern Virginia  from Fairfax or Norfolk, VA, we provide our clients with excellence in computer forensics, digital evidence, trial expert testimony, electronic discovery consulting and trial expert witness testimony.

Domingo J. Rivera, CISSP, JD, M.S., MBA, Ll.M., CISSP, GPEN, GSLC, GCIH, EIT, AVM Tech Vice-President – Bio Leading our teams of highly qualified computer forensics, e-discovery, and information security experts in Richmond, Virginia, Hampton Roads/ Virginia Beach and Northern Virginia Tyson’s / McLean locations.  Not only a computer forensics expert but also an experienced attorney who was the first lawyer in the U.S. to win a complex Federal case involving charges of criminal copyright infringement (music piracy) investigated by the FBI and prosecuted by the Department of Justice.  Representation Disclaimer.

The ability to understand computer forensics, technical issues and to present them to a judge or jury in plain English is essential to have the best possible outcome in civil or criminal cases.  Parties and attorneys are best served by having a computer forensics expert with this critical and scarce skill.  We are located in the Richmond (Henrico) Virginia area and assist attorneys and clients throughout the United States.

Expert computer forensics services for legal investigations and/or litigation in the State or Federal Courts, including:

  • Civil Litigation (some examples include employment cases including forensic analysis of a former employee’s computer to determine whether data was stolen when the employee left in order to compete with the former employer.  We also assist with network intrusion investigations, Internet use evidence, identity theft, breach of contract, divorce and child custody, hidden assets or income, business interference and more).
  • Investigative services (some examples include evidence tampering, spoliation)
  • Criminal Cases (some examples include child pornography, solicitation of minors, computer trespass, military cases under the UCMJ)

We offer our computer forensics expert services to corporations, small businesses, attorneys, law firms, private investigators, government agencies, and individuals.  Our Virginia computer forensics experts are trained in the acquisition, preservation, handling, analysis, and presentation of electronically stored or digital evidence.

Although some computer forensics experts focus solely on the use of certain automated software to collect evidence, we believe that a competent computer forensics analyst or expert in Virginia must be equipped to do more.  There are attorneys and other professionals that understand how digital evidence works.  If your Virginia computer forensics expert can’t answer simple questions regarding the operations of forensic software packages, you may be at a disadvantage in terms of credibility.  Therefore, our Virginia computer forensics experts have not only experience in recovering and analyzing digital evidence, but also advanced IT-related degrees and impressive resumes to go along with them.

Our approach and qualifications as Virginia computer forensics experts will also prove to be of assistance to businesses and individuals in civil or criminal litigation.  From a civil perspective, a victim of computer trespass (or computer hacking) may utilize our services to track down the culprit.  Whether the unauthorized access came from a former employee, a business competitor, or even a former spouse, we may help the corporation or law firm to track down those responsible.

A Virginia computer forensics expert can also assist individuals accused of a Virginia computer crime.  Whether the individual is accused of hacking, computer trespass, computer fraud, use of a computer to solicit a police officer posing as a minor, or the alleged possession of illegal pornography, our expertise can be critical in formulating a competent strategy.  We can assist your attorney in understanding the many issues where digital evidence will come into play.  Recognizing problems in the government’s case may be the difference in determining whether an innocent individual will go to prison or not.  It can also be the difference in determining whether a guilty individual will be offered a fair resolution or a life sentence.  The digital evidence analysis skills of a Virginia computer forensics expert are therefore critical.  Our expertise extends to mobile digital devices.

We may assist businesses, law firms, agencies, and individuals in all aspects of the collection, forensic analysis, forensic examination, preservation, and presentation of digital evidence.  From the initial acquisition to the presentation phase, we can provide expert Virginia computer forensics analysis.

Some of our services include:

Electronic Discovery – We assist attorneys, law firms and litigants in navigating the Virginia e-discovery and ESI rules.

Computer Evidence Acquisition

We offer Virginia computer forensics expert consultation services regarding search and seizure procedures, search warrants issues related to issues involving digital evidence.  We also assist in acquiring electronic data on site and securing it to ensure a proper chain of custody and admissibility.

Forensic Analysis of Digital Evidence

  • Creating forensic images of computer hard drives, digital media, etc.
  • Assisting in defeating computer passwords.  A company may require this in order to enforce policies and recover data.
  • Keyword searches on digital media for terms of interest during computer forensic investigation
  • Recovery of documents, photos, financial spreadsheets, etc.
  • Recovery and analysis of user Internet use, browsing history, and searches.
  • Recovery of e-mail, e-mail attachments, or other data
  • Cell-phone, smart phone, iPod, iPad, tablet computer evidence recovery and analysis

A Virginia computer forensics expert may even assist in recovering and analyzing data that has been deleted from the hard drive or digital media.  We also offer disaster recovery services to save data from a crashed computer, whether the crash was accidental or malicious.

Cyber Security Consulting

With our unique blend of forensics, legal, and cyber security backgrounds, we assist clients in securing their networks and in investigating cyber crime incidents.  Some of our services include:

  • Vulnerability Testing
  • Legal and Regulatory Compliance Consulting
  • Network Penetration Testing
  • Eradication of Advanced Persistent Threats (APT)
  • Incident Response and cyber crime or hacking investigations

Presentation of Evidence and Expert trial testimony

Our Virginia computer forensics experts are familiar with all aspects of the civil and criminal courts in Virginia.  Whether in State or Federal Court, we can offer our expert testimony.  We are straightforward, candid, and unshakable.   We have experience and are familiar with Virginia State, Federal, and military courts.

Expert computer forensics services throughout Virginia, including: Henrico County VA, Richmond City, Chesterfield County VA, Hanover County VA, Petersburg County VA, Fairfax County, Prince William County, Hopewell, Petersburg, Dinwiddie, Quantico, Virginia Beach VA, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Fredericksburg, Stafford, Spotsylvania VA, Hampton Roads, Newport News, Hampton, Williamsburg, Amelia, Powhatan, Goochland, Louisa, Manassas VA, Woodbridge, Charles City, James City, Gloucester, Tidewater, Portsmouth, Shenandoah, Prince George, Sussex, New Kent, West End of Richmond, Glen Allen, Federal Court for the Eastern District of Virginia (Richmond, Alexandria, Norfolk, and Newport News Divisions).

Contact us at: In the Hampton Roads, Norfolk, Virginia Beach area at 20th Street, Virginia Beach VA 23451, in the Richmond / Henrico area at 11357 Nuckols Rd  Ste. 1034, Glen Allen, VA 23059 and throughout Virginia call us at: (804) 332-5752
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