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Primary Area of Expertise

Cellular Evidence Analysis

Expert Witness Profile

Jim Cook is a Wireless Expert with over 33 years of experience in the Wireless Industry. He is versed in all Carrier billing formats. He can analyze the current facts and digital evidence in a case and make recommendations to Law Enforcement and Attorneys (in Civil Matters) on ways to maximize the evidence available from cellular phones, the carrier/service providers, social media, device exams, IoT (internet of things) data, vehicle infotainment/telematics data, video and other digital evidence. Mr. Cook then analyzes the data and maps the activity associated with the device(s). His analysis and mapping provide a graphic representation of the records showing the location of device(s) during a specific event or period of time. When Mr. Cook testifies in Court, he has the ability to explain the technical aspects of our digital world to a jury so that a lay person can understand it.

Mr. Cook has testified in a wide range of cases including Hit-and-Run, Auto Accidents, Insurance Fraud, Workers Comp, Personal Injury, Domestic Violence, Rape, Robbery, Arson, and Homicide, in both State and Federal Court where Cellular Phone data and other digital evidence records were a key piece of evidence.

Mr. Cook was a 2011 and 2015 recipient of the HTCIA International "Case of the Year Award" (2011 - "People vs. Bulos Zumot" and 2015 - "State of Texas vs. George De La Cruz") and Featured in "Law Enforcement Technology Magazine" May 2011 issue. He is a P.O.S.T./ICI Instructor for the South Valley, Sacramento, & San Diego Regional Training Centers, and is an instructor for CDAA (California District Attorney Association). He has also been an instructor at the 2009 Sexual Assault Investigators Association Conference, the 2010, 2011, and 2014 Detective Symposium, 2012 SAREX, the 2014 - 2018 CDAA-Digital Evidence Symposium, the 2015, 2016 CDAA-Fraud Symposium, and the 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016 and 2019 HTCIA International Conference. He is a member of HTCIA (High Technology Crime Investigation Association) and SWGDE (Scientific Working Group for Digital Evidence).

In addition, Mr. Cook's company has forensic examiners with the ability to unlock and download cellular phones, various digital devices and tap into the wealth of information contained in vehicle infotainment/telematics systems. Vehicle infotainment/telematics systems can contain an extraordinary amount of data (e.g. GPS location of a vehicle when a door is opened/closed, text message content, call logs, braking events, parking events, gear shifting events to name a few - complete with GPS location, date and time, etc.). For more detailed information, give Mr. Cook a call.

Education & Licenses

Carrier training by AT&T, Verizon, Sprint/Nextel, Boost, Metro PCS, Cricket, T-Mobile, GTE, Contel, Pac-Tel Cellular, Cingular, Airtouch to name a few. Versed in all Carrier billing formats and network operations. In addition to, manufacture training by Motorola, Fujitsu, Nokia, Samsung, LG, RIM, Ericsson, Technocel, and Shintom.