Legal Eagle's eDiscovery Director, Tim Thames can now add Cellebrite Certified Operator and Cellebrite Certified Physical Analyst to his already long list of certifications.
Tim holds a wealth of certifications, including an ABA-Approved Certificate in Litigation from the National Center for Paralegal Training in Atlanta, GA, Litigation Support Project Management and Litigation Support Management certifications from Document Technologies, Inc., in Atlanta, and certifications and experience with litigation support applications, including Summation, Concordance, Relativity, LAW, Logikcull, Cicayda Reprise, Clearwell, Ipro Eclipse, Ipro Eclipse SE, and eDiscovery and forensic collection utilities.
Tim is well-known within the legal community from his work leading CLEs locally and at national conferences on topics including trial support, eDiscovery, and applying technology resources in litigation. He has held leadership positions with local professional associations and is also an Adjunct Instructor with Midlands Technical College in Columbia, SC, covering legal technology, law office management, and eDiscovery coursework.
What is Cellebrite?
Digital data plays an increasingly important role in investigations and operations of all kinds. Making data accessible, collaborative and actionable is what Cellebrite does best. As the global leader in digital intelligence with more than 60,000 licenses deployed in 150 countries, Cellebrite provides law enforcement, military, intelligence and enterprise customers with the most complete, industry-proven range of solutions for digital forensics and analytics in the lab and in the field.
By enabling access, sharing and analysis of digital data from mobile devices, social media, cloud, computer, cellular operators and other sources, Cellebrite helps customers build the strongest cases quickly, even in the most complex situations.
Cellebrite Certified Operator
The CCO is an intermediate level certification program that aims to teach data extraction team members such as technically savvy investigators, digital forensic examiners, IT staff, internal affairs investigators, first responders and personnel designated to handle extraction of digital evidence how to perform extractions on a variety of devices. These extractions include logical, file system and physical extractions from mobile devices as well SIM cards, and external storage such as SD cards.
Cellebrite Certified Physical Analyst
The CCPA is an advanced level certification that focuses on the analysis and advanced search techniques using UFED Physical Analyzer. UFED Physical Analyzer software is used extensively to explore recovered deleted data, database contents, advanced search and analysis techniques, verification and validation, and reporting.
Why are certifications important?
Industry standard certifications have become instrumental to the digital forensic community. Examiners and legal professionals face enough challenges in court.
When introducing evidence in criminal and civil proceedings, examiners holding valid Cellebrite Certified Operator (CCO), Cellebrite Certified Physical Analyst (CCPA) and Cellebrite Certified Mobile Examiner (CCME) certifications are preferred over those who cannot prove their competency.
“It's wonderful to have someone of Tim’s expertise joining our team. We are naturally excited to have Tim lead our eDiscovery division. His hands-on litigation experience and wealth of concentrated eDiscovery knowledge will allow us to expand our presence in eDiscovery. With the addition of Tim and the opening of our new Columbia office, Legal Eagle demonstrates its commitment to being the premier litigation services provider for the Carolinas.” - Adam Shirley, President of Legal Eagle.
The Legal Eagle difference: Expertise that is second to none.
Legal Eagle has the knowledge, tools, and ability to help. We are a multi-faceted legal services provider offering eDiscovery and computer forensics, legal document management, trial presentation, appellate support, and court reporting services. For over 20 years, Legal Eagle has been helping South Carolina’s attorneys and law firms successfully navigate their litigation challenges.