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Expert in Digital Media Forensics

Expert ID: 736333 Michigan, USA

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In 1979, Expert began his career as an audio engineer and was trained to record and edit spoken word recordings such as training tapes and audiobooks. While employed at Ambience Recordings, he was asked to conduct an audio forensic examination for the FBI in Detroit. Years later, he left Ambience to pursue his career as a forensic expert. Since then, Expert has completed hundreds of successful audio and video forensic investigations which include, but are not limited to: audio & video forensic analysis, audio & video forensic enhancement, audio & video forensic authentication and audio & video forensic recovery.

Expert has testified in federal, state and local courts, as well as the Judicial Tenure Commission and the Michigan Public Service Commission as an expert witness.

He helps courts and law enforcement agencies understand the science and technology of audio and video forensics. His forensic philosophy is that authentication and clarification of audio or video media combine art as well as science. The methods that he uses require attention to detail and scientific principles, complemented by an appreciation for clarity and aesthetics. Expert's techniques are derived from both formal education and the application of skills gained by working in many forensic situations.

He looks at forensics as an experimental science because there are no two cases that are the same. As a forensic expert, he conducts experiments that include variables and that measure how each outcome pertains to the scientific aspect of the case at hand. The forensic processes that he uses to arrive at his opinions are accepted in the scientific community and are structured and methodological. Expert always take scrupulous work product notes that are a part of each case.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Detroit, MI - Rochester Hills, MI

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1987 Degree: Bachelor of Arts Subject: Communication & Criminal Justice Institution: University of Detroit Mercy

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2010 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Owner, Digital Media Forensic Expert, Expert Witness Department: Responsibilities: Expert is a Digital Media Forensic Expert and Expert Witness and has been practicing for over 35 years. Expert helps the court system and law enforcement understand the science and technology behind digital media forensics. He has testified in several courts throughout the United States and abroad.

Expert founded his company in 2010; an organization comprised of investigators, technicians, and experts that specialize in digital media forensics. Works with attorneys, government agencies, law enforcement, and other forensic experts. Together, his company processes over 250 cases each year and perform a wide range of digital media forensic services.

Expert's forensic practices for audio investigation include digital and analog audio authentication, enhancement, recovery, transcription, and biometric voice identification. Video forensic investigations include video authentication, enhancement, identification, and DVR data recovery.
Years: 1984 to 2014 Employer: Self Employed Title: Owner, Audio and Video Expert Department: Responsibilities: Founded in 1984 as an audio production company. Expert's company began creating video productions in 1991 when market was slowly transitioning into video due to affordability. Gearing up for product fulfillment, expanded its staff to include 24/7 duplication and packaging of audio and video productions that company created.

By 2000, demand had shifted again and Expert's company began supplying online video content. The company saw three major reinventions and was a provider of world-class video production and social media marketing up until 2018.
Years: 1979 to 1987 Employer: Ambience Recordings Title: National Sales Manager & Audio Engineer Department: Responsibilities: He managed advertising agency sales, as well as assisted in all recording sessions and engineering broadcast production.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2012 to 2012 Country / Region: Sweden Summary: Forensic Video Analysis - was asked to examine still images from a bank robbery committed in Nassjo, Sweden in 2002. Expert was able to determine the number of people in the images as well as their height.
Years: 2012 to 2012 Country / Region: Australia Summary: Forensic Video Enhancement - clarified and enlarged images from a surveillance video that showed an incident with an individual being struck by a car door. He was able to prove that the individual did not suffer the amount of physical injuries they claimed to from the door, but instead, that the injuries occurred after the incident when the individual instigated a fight.
Years: 2013 to 2013 Country / Region: India Summary: Forensic Audio Authentication - Expert was asked to conduct an investigation in regards to an audio recording. He was able to discover if there were any edits or anomalies in the recording.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Member of the International Association for Identification and Audio Engineering Society
Member of the American Board of Recorded Evidence
Licenses / Certifications
Certified Forensic Consultant (CFC), Certified Criminal Investigator (CCI), licensed Private Investigator (PI) in the state of Michigan
Professional Appointments
President of National Speakers Association of Michigan


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