BIO

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Owner, Forensics Expert

M I C H E L E  B U S H

As an owner of Loehrs Forensics, Michele Bush, grew up entrenched in the world of digital forensics and has been involved in many aspects of the company since its founding. Her education includes a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a thematic minor emphasizing Criminal Justice from the University of Arizona. Since 2012, she’s been conducting forensic examinations at state and federal facilities nationwide, building on her previous experience of in-house digital forensics examinations including evidence acquisition, forensic analysis and report preparation. Bush is knowledgeable of industry standard forensic methodologies, procedures and tools, and proficient in the use of forensic tools from OpenText, Access Data, Cellebrite, Magnet Forensics, X-Ways, Recon and numerous others.

In addition to many hours of digital forensic training and years of field experience, Bush holds industry-recognized certifications for forensics including Certified Computer Examiner (CCE), Certified Computer Forensics Examiner (CCFE), Certified Mobile Forensics Examiner (CMFE), EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE), Access Data Certified Examiner (ACE), Cellebrite Certified Operator (CCO), Cellebrite Certified Physical Analyst (CCPA), and is a Licensed Private Investigator in the State of Arizona.

Bush is actively involved in the digital forensics community as a member of the International Society of Forensic Computer Examiners and the Scientific Working Group on Digital Evidence. She has worked on hundreds of cases and examined thousands of different digital devices. Bush has testified as an expert in State and Federal Courts throughout the United States to aid counsel in securing favorable outcomes. She has presented to private law firms and federal and state public defender offices regarding current issues involving digital forensics and electronic discovery. 

Pima College

Sciences

While working full time at Loehrs Forensics, Bush spent the first two years pursuing a bachelor's degree by earning her Associate of Science with a general concentration of applied sciences. Here she acquired fundamental knowledge that would later be applied toward a Bachelor of Science at the University of Arizona.

University of Arizona

Psychology

Bush earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology with an emphasis on criminal justice from the University of Arizona. This allows Bush to build on her technical expertise using psychological patterns and characteristics in criminal and civil matters using the electronic data acquired from devices seized. 

EDUCATION

EnCE

2013

The EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE) credential is a symbol of in-depth computer forensics knowledge and illustrates a skilled examiner of computer investigation methodologies as well as the use of EnCase software during complex computer examinations.

ACE

2013

The AccessData Certified Examiner (ACE) credential demonstrates the examiner's proficiency with AccessData’s Forensic Toolkit (FTK). 

CCE

2016

The Certified Computer Examiner (CCE) is granted only after an applicant has completed a rigorous, standardized testing process. CCE's are bound by the ISFCE Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility, submit a notarized statement that all work on the certification is done without assistance, undergo a criminal background check and achieve approval from the ISFCE Certification Board.

CCFE

2018

The Certified Computer Forensics Examiner (CCFE) credential represents an examiner's fundamental knowledge of the computer forensics evidence recovery and analysis process. This represents proficiency beyond specific tools in the industry and book knowledge.

CMFE

2018

The Certified Mobile Forensics Examiner (CMFE) credential represents an examiner's fundamental knowledge of the mobile forensics evidence recovery and analysis process. This represents proficiency beyond specific tools in the industry and book knowledge.

CCO

2020

The Cellebrite Certified Operator (CCO) credential demonstrates an examiner's proficiency with Cellebrite's UFED and Physical Analyzer tools, as well as the fundamentals of mobile device handling, hardware, and operating systems.

CCPA

2020

The Cellebrite Certified Physical Analyst (CCPA) is a symbol an examiner's ability to conduct advanced searches, verification, analysis techniques, and reporting using Physical Analyzer to explore deleted and deeply mined data.

CERTIFICATIONS

Private Investigator

Associate

Bush holds an associate private investigator license and has over six years of full-time investigative experience performed as an investigator for a private concern, for the federal government or for a state, county or municipal government.

LICENSES

SWGDE

Forensic Member

Formed in 1998, the Scientific Working Group on Digital Evidence brings together organizations actively engaged in the field of digital and multimedia evidence to foster communication and cooperation as well as ensuring quality and consistency within the forensic community.

MEMBERSHIPS

Federal Court

Expert Tesimony

Bush has been qualified as expert witness in accordance with the Daubert standard and testified in United States District Courts across the nation.

State Court

Expert Testimony

Bush has been qualified as expert witness in accordance with local rules and testified in many states across the nation. 

TESTIMONY