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Primary Area of Expertise

Cell Phones

Expert Witness Profile

Jim Cook is a Wireless Expert with over 29 years of experience in the Cellular Industry. He is versed in all Carrier Billing Formats, and makes recommendations to Law Enforcement and Attorneys (in Civil Matters) on ways to maximize the evidence available from a Cellular Phone and the Carrier. Mr. Cook then analyzes the information including phone exam data, social media and the Carrier Records, mapping the activity of the device. This mapping will give a graphic representation of the records showing the location of the device during a specific event or period of time. When Mr. Cook testifies in Court he has the ability to explain the technical aspects of how a cellular phone operates and interpret the Records 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, Domestic Violence, Rape, Robbery, Arson, and Homicide, in both State and Federal Court where Cellular Phone data and 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 also did the analysis, mapping and testified in the case People vs. Jason Gilley which Det. Brad Burrell of the Stockton Police Department received the Investigative Excellence Award at the 2014 Detective Symposium. He is a P.O.S.T./ICI Instructor for the South Valley, 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, and the 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 HTCIA International Conference.

Education & Licenses

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