Digital evidence is important in all litigation cases. Word, Excel, and PDF documents as evidence play a prominent role particularly in employment and business litigation. We can provide you with all electronic document evidence, organized based on certain search words or phrases, or other criteria to support the claims and defenses in your case. We provide:
- Remote eDiscovery Services to collect electronic document evidence.
- Recover deleted documents or files.
- Flat Fee Services – Free data storage, no hosting fees.
- Evidence Reports containing digital evidence with links to attachments for easy legal review.
- Production of email evidence to the opposing party.
Using Digital Forensics to Secure Electronic Document Evidence
No matter the condition of your computer or phone, frequently our forensics experts can recover Word, Excel, PDF document evidence – including previously deleted or otherwise hidden data. For example, our forensics investigators will look for evidence of tampering, like when someone tried to alter or destroy evidence.
We handle the data extraction remotely with our Remote Collection Unit. This means we will ship you our BlackBox and conduct the forensics examination remotely. Then you return the BlackBox to us using our pre-paid shipping label and box. Once complete, we provide you with an Evidence Report for easy legal review.
Most computers, tablets, and cell phone models served.
- OS-based: iPhone, iPad, MacBook, iPod
- Windows: Dell, Lenovo, and others
- Android: Samsung, HTC, Motorola, Nokia
- And more!
How Electronic Document Evidence Supports Your Case
Depending on your case, you might want to focus your evidence review on Word files, spreadsheets, or PDFs. Our computer forensics investigator will assist you with strategies for how to use digital evidence effectively for your type of case. For example:
Business Litigation: spreadsheets for business valuation concerns, Word and PDF files in contract disputes, and more.
Family Law: PDFs of account statements to identify hidden assets and accounts, photographs, and texts where there are allegations of abuse and custody concerns.
Employment Law: texts and emails are particularly responsive to defend or prove wrongful termination, sexual harassment, or racial discrimination.
Criminal Law: GPS data, calendars, and call logs may be key in your defense or prosecution.
Intellectual Property: metadata attached to various documents and file types can help prove your superior rights in patent, copyright, or trademark disputes.
Probate Administration: PDFs, emails, and more can help in the case of a will contest, or to identify assets or creditors to probate an estate.
We use targeted Discovery Protocols to limit the data you need to review and improve your ability to reach prompt settlements.
eDiscovery Services by Lawyers for Lawyers
As lawyers ourselves, we understand your litigation eDiscovery needs well. In addition to the preservation, collection, and production of your digital evidence, we provide expert witness services for law firms throughout the United States, in federal and state court cases. Our Expert Services include:
- Joint (Neutral) Expert to assist both parties in developing a Discovery Protocol
- Implement a Discovery Protocol to define and limit the scope of discovery
- Special Master services to carry out orders of the court
- Expert testimony regarding the collection of electronic evidence
Excel, PDF, Word Document Evidence Admissibility & Authentication
In federal court, evidence admissibility is governed by the federal rules of evidence. Consequently, assuming a given electronic document is relevant and not barred based on hearsay rules, it must be authenticated in order for admission. Authenticating these documents will demonstrate that they have not been altered and come from the stated source. Our computer forensics will establish the authenticity of your electronic document evidence.