About Our Mobile Device Forensics Practice

Law & Forensics has extensive experience performing forensics on mobile devices in a wide range of civil and criminal disputes, investigations, arbitrations, and administrative proceedings.

Whether data was deleted or hidden, intentionally or not, if it is present on the device – our forensics team can identify, collect, and forensically preserve it.

Our Services

100s of years of collective experience doing forensics. And of course working out of the box and solving problems…

Conduct Forensic Investigations Involving Mobile Devices

  • Deliver a strategic, systematic, and economic approach to investigating and collecting a myriad of data sources including network, mobile devices, smartwatches, fitness trackers, and other mobile devices.
  • Identify, collect, and analyze custodians and document locations across multiple mobile devices using eDiscovery and forensics tools.

Preserve, Identify and Collect Data from Mobile Devices

  • Identify and analyze relevant files on mobile devices including smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, fitness trackers, and other mobile devices.
  • Collect electronically stored information (ESI) and data using forensic tools from a wide range of mobile devices including Samsung devices (Galaxy, Note, Gravity, S8530, Galaxy Tab), Apple iPhones, Google Pixel, Android devices, Apple devices (iPod, Apple TV, Apple Watch), Microsoft devices (Microsoft Surface tablet, Xbox), ZTE devices (Blade, nubia, Axon), Acer devices and phones, Dell devices and phones, LG phones and devices, Motorola devices and phones.
  • Cull, process, and search ESI using forensic and e-discovery tools.
  • Advise clients that are working with third-party vendors on best practices relating to processing and searching ESI from mobile devices.

Recover and Analyze Valid and Deleted Files from Mobile Devices

  • Examine and recover valid and deleted electronically stored information and data stored in mobile devices’ non-volatile (NAND) flash memory or associated cloud accounts, and even analyzing backups stored on other devices.
  • Examine deleted data, even if the deleted data on the device is unrecoverable because it has been overwritten, our team may still prove that it was deleted, which can still be considered key information for forensics cases.
  • Analyze data collected from all types of mobile devices using various forensic tools, including proprietary forensic hardware and software.

Author Expert Reports, Create and Review Forensic Collection Protocols, and Testify on Wide Range of Mobile Forensic Topics

  • Prepare reports on technical topics related to mobile devices and ESI.
  • Develop defensible collection plans, including tracking and documentation that demonstrate reasonable preservation of ESI and data from mobile devices, tablets, smartphones, tablets, fitness trackers, and other mobile devices.
  • Review opposing parties’ expert reports and preparing rebuttal reports on technical topics related to mobile devices and ESI.
  • Testify in depositions, civil and criminal trials, arbitrations, and administrative proceedings on the completeness of opposing party experts analysis or the results of Law & Forensics analysis in all types of cases including white-collar crime, fraud, intellectual property theft, breach of contract, partnership dissolutions, employee misconduct, workplace harassment, trade secret theft, copyright infringement, and failed transactions.

Case Studies by Industry

Industry/Sector: Software

Type of Case: Breach of Contract

Description: Hired by in-house counsel to perform a forensic investigation that resulted in a favorable outcome for the client, a software company with a complex breach of contract dispute. Efforts included:

    • Identifying, preserving, and collecting data from laptops, desktops, proprietary medical testing, and dozens of mobile devices.
    • Recovering ESI and data including deleted iPhone messages, emails and photographs, as well as, information on proprietary medical testing devices.
    • Analyzing valid and deleted files that were incorporated into a report that was used by the company to obtain a favorable settlement.
100s of Android Devices


100s of Thousands

of files recovered

1000s of Devices Scanned

with our software

50.3k Mailboxes

examined by L&F

50+ Collective Years

of relevant experience

100’s of Reports


 Mobile Forensics Practice Edge


We have proven capabilities of providing our clients with results that exceed expectations in a range of disputes and investigations involving mobile devices, where others often have failed. Cases types we have worked on involving mobile devices specifically include: Antitrust litigation, Breach responses, CCPA, Civil Rights/Section 1983 litigation, Consumer class actions, Consumer Protection Litigation, Copyright and trademark litigation RICO; , Cybersecurity, Employee misconduct, Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA) litigation, FinTech litigation, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, FTC and FDA regulatory investigations, GDPR compliance, Healthcare fraud, HUD and related FHA investigations, Insurance fraud, Intellectual property theft, Medical device litigation, Merger and Acquisitions (M&A) litigation, Multidistrict litigation, National security, NY DFS investigations, Patent litigation, Pension/ERISA violations, Privacy litigation, Real estate litigation, Regulatory investigations, Securities class actions, Security law violations and SEC regulatory investigations, Shareholder rights litigation, State Attorney General investigations, State privacy investigations, Trade and Commerce disputes, White Collar Crime investigations, and Workplace harassment.

Competitive fees

Our fees structure is competitive, and we offer clients success based, hourly and fixed fee arrangements while ensuring that each engagement is spearheaded by a senior member of our team, with significant knowledge and experience.


Our Mobile Forensics team of experts has 20+ years of investigatory and testifying experience related to mobile devices. Many of our team are both lawyers and technologists with real world experience in litigating cases, which gives us a unique and valuable edge in trials, hearings, and disputes involving mobile devices. Our practice has access to and uses a wide range of forensic software and hardware including X-Ways Forensics, WireShark, AccessData FTK, Encase, BlackBag Forensic Software, Nuix, The Sleuth Kit, Volatility Framework Systems, e-fense, ProDiscover Forensics, Paladin, FTK Imager, Magnet RAM Capture, Registry Recon, Cellebrite, Tsunami Blu, Nordic eSIM, Paraben, Oxygen Forensics, MacQuisition, and Cellebrite UFED Touch.

Quality Control

All work performed undergoes a quality control review so the finished product can withstand scrutiny by opposing counsel and experts.