Computer Forensics & Electronic Discovery

Your firm is familiar with the Federal Rules pertaining to electronic discovery. Practitioners in firms of all sizes are affected by the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 16, 26, 33, 34 37 and 45, and Form 35. The use of e-discovery is a vital part of your practice, and you should be confident that the SVDFL understands not only the Federal Rules, but the Vermont Rules of Evidence and Vermont Rules of Civil and Crimminal Procedure. Forensic Examiners at SVDFL are professional consultants with the technology and the know-how to make e-discovery work for your case and to protect you from errors in production to the other side.

SVDFL specializes in all types of electronic discovery and computer forensics

We consult and work for you in the areas of computer forensics, electronic discovery (“e-discovery”) and electronically stored information (“ESI”).  Our procedures are designed to make the evidence we gather and analyze admissible under the applicable rules. We utilize MD5/SHA1 forensic workstations running only state of the art software that is recognized by the Courts and similarly recognized as authoritative by the law enforcement community including Cellebrite(R) EnCASE FORENSIC, FTK and “dd” based tools running on Linux, so that you can be confident the data you are reviewing or producing is authentic, unaltered and verifiable for evidentiary purposes.

SVDFL provides you with verifiable recovery of electronic evidence,  thorough processing of the evidence for your review,  chain of custody documentation,  interpretation of results, and  reporting of results in an understandable manner. We are mindful of presenting highly technical evidence in an easy to understand jury friendly format to jurors who come from all walks of life – from those with an 8th grade education to those with a Ph.D.

Here is a brief list of what is possible.

  • Recovery of deleted computer files
  • Data recovery even after a hard drive has been reformatted or repartitioned
  • In many cases encrypted files can be decrypted
  • Determination of web sites that have been visited
  • Determination of what files have been downloaded
  • Determination of when files were last accessed
  • Determination of when files were deleted
  • Discovery of attempts to conceal or destroy evidence
  • Discovery of attempts to fabricate evidence
  • Discovery of hidden text that was removed from the final printed version of a document
  • Discovery of faxes sent or received on a computer
  • Discovery of email messages and attachments even if previously deleted

Please call at your earliest convenience so that we can answer your questions and set your firm up with one of our e-discovery ready accounts.

You can reach us at 802.451.1098 ext 101 or email us at


All information will be kept strictly confidential.

Cell Phone & Computer Forensics Laboratories