Computer Forensics Examiners

Virginia computer forensics examiner and expert witness bio.  – Mr. Rivera is our computer forensics team leader leading our computer forensics operations in Virginia and in our California satellite office.  Our computer forensics technicians are equipped to provide services virtually anywhere in Virginia and throughout the U.S.

Some of Mr. Rivera’s computer forensics and cybersecurity certifications:

RiveraAVMCerts2Domingo J. Rivera – CISSP, JD, M.S., MBA, GPEN, GCIH, GSLC, CEH, EIT – Leading our team of highly qualified computer forensics, e-discovery, and information security experts in our Richmond, Virginia (serving all Virginia, including Northern Virginia and the Hampton Roads area) and San Francisco, CA offices and providing services throughout the United States.  Uniquely equipped to assist Virginia attorneys in an  expert capacity in civil and criminal cases involving computer evidence.  Not only a computer forensics expert but also an experienced attorney who was the first lawyer in the U.S. to win a complex Federal case involving charges of criminal copyright infringement (music piracy) investigated by the FBI and prosecuted by the Department of Justice.  Representation Disclaimer.  The ability to understand computer forensics, technical issues and to present them to a judge or jury in plain English is essential to have the best possible outcome in civil or criminal cases.  Parties and attorneys are best served by having a computer forensics expert with this critical and scarce skill.  We are located in the Richmond (Henrico) Virginia area and assist attorneys and clients throughout the United States.

Bio Highlights – (abbreviated resume here – Rivera Resume – Abbreviated) Unique educational and professional background includes a BS in Computer Engineering, MBA with emphasis in Information Technology Management, MS in Information Technoloy (Virginia Tech), Juris Doctor and trial experience as an attorney, graduate certificate in computer forensics, and ISFCE industry-leading computer forensics certification.  Mr. Rivera has also obtained prestigious certifications from ISC2, namely the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and from GIAC, namely Certified Network Penetration Tester Certification (GPEN), Certified Incident Handler (GCIH), and GIAC Certified Security Leadership (GSLC).  Mr. Rivera is also a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH).

Education Highlights

D.J. Rivera’s educational background allows him to serve a a computer forensics expert, not only in performing computer forensics examination, but also in qualifying as a testifying expert witness.  Mr. Rivera is currently working on a MS in Information Technology from Virginia Tech.  His past educational qualifications include a Juris Doctor, an MBA with emphasis in Information Technology, a BS in Computer Engineering, and a graduate certificate in Computer Forensics.

M.S. Information Technology, Virginia Tech (2013)

M.B.A. Florida (2000)

B.S. Computer Engineering (1997)

Graduate Certificate in Computer Forensics, George Mason University

Stanford Advanced Computer Security Professional

Certificate in Ethical Hacking and Network Penetration Testing – SANS Institute

Computer Forensics Highlights

D.J. Rivera has earned the industry leading Certified Computer Examiner certification granted by The International Society of Computer Forensics Examiners (ISFCE).  He is also an EIT in engineering (State of Florida).  Mr. Rivera is well versed in the acquisition and analysis of digital evidence from any computer media, including but not limited to computer hard drives, laptops, tablet computers, smart phones, memory sticks, CD/DVD, and more.

When it comes to testimony as a computer forensics expert at trial, Mr. Rivera brings excellent qualifications.  Having tried cases as an attorney himself, Mr. Rivera is very familiar with court procedures and expert witness testimony.  He is frequently approached by attorneys for consultation regarding civil and criminal cases involving computer evidence.

Professional Memberships

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • ISC2
  • GIAC
  • IEEE Computer Society – computer.org
  • The International Society of Forensic Computer Examiners (ISFCE)
  • Virginia State Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society

Expert computer forensics services throughout Virginia, including: Henrico County VA, Richmond City, Chesterfield County VA, Hanover County VA, Petersburg County VA, Fairfax County, Prince William County, Hopewell, Petersburg, Dinwiddie, Quantico, Virginia Beach VA, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Fredericksburg, Stafford, Spotsylvania VA, Hampton Roads, Newport News, Hampton, Williamsburg, Amelia, Powhatan, Goochland, Louisa, Manassas VA, Woodbridge, Charles City, James City, Gloucester, Tidewater, Portsmouth, Shenandoah, Prince George, Sussex, New Kent, West End of Richmond, Glen Allen, Federal Court for the Eastern District of Virginia (Richmond, Alexandria, Norfolk, and Newport News Divisions)
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