Legal Eagle is proud to announce Tim Thames as eDiscovery Director in our new, expanded location in Columbia, SC. Mr. Thames will be leading eDiscovery efforts, including preservation of data, forensic collections, analysis, electronic database management, and consulting services to our clients throughout South Carolina and western North Carolina.
A native of Beaufort, South Carolina, Thames currently resides in Columbia. He comes to Legal Eagle with more than 25 years of experience in litigation, with 13 years of focus on eDiscovery. His previous position was with Richard A. Harpootlian, P.A., as Legal Technology Manager.
Mr. Thames received a Bachelors of Arts in Art History and Philosophy from the University of South Carolina. He began his career in litigation as a paralegal before transitioning to litigation support and eDiscovery, including corporate eDiscovery positions, law firm litigation support management, and data hosting management in service provider environments.
He 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.
“I am thrilled to join Legal Eagle as the eDiscovery Director,” said Tim Thames. “In this position, I will be able to provide end-to-end litigation services to legal professionals throughout the Carolinas. I am excited to join Adam and his team to strengthen existing relationships with clients and broaden services for forensics, eDiscovery, and litigation support services. I can’t wait to dive in and start working with clients.”
“It's wonderful to have someone of Tim’s expertise joining our team,” said Adam Shirley, President of Legal Eagle. “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.”
There will be an upcoming open house in Columbia, SC, with details to come.
Contact Adam Shirley at (864) 467-1373 or firstname.lastname@example.org with queries or questions.