T A M I L O E H R S
Founder, Forensics Expert
The founder of Loehrs Forensics, Tami Loehrs, is a forensics expert who brings more than 30 years of legal and computer experience, as well as hundreds of hours of computer forensics training to the company. Loehrs grew up in a computer savvy family and spent many hours playing with colored punch cards where her father worked as a systems analyst. In spite of the influence, Loehrs chose a career as a paralegal, and through the years used her natural computer talents to assist in her legal work in probate and estate planning, tax and corporate law, insurance defense, civil and criminal law. Eventually, Loehrs realized that her unique combination of computer knowledge and legal experience facilitated communication between two industries that often couldn’t understand each other.
As a mother with two children, Loehrs made the decision to go back to school where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Information Systems. Shortly after graduating, Loehrs founded Law2000, a successful computerized litigation support company offering the legal community information technology support, computerized trial services, e-discovery and computer forensics services. Her work with the IT division gave Loehrs hands-on experience in almost every aspect of computers and networking while the computer forensics division was growing. Eventually, the high demand for digital forensics became the company’s only focus.
Today, Loehrs’ professional digital forensics training spans nearly every aspect of the industry. She holds numerous industry certifications including EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE), Access Data Certified Examiner (ACE), Certified Computer Forensic Examiner (CCFE) and Certified Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI). In addition, Loehrs holds a Private Investigator Agency License in the State of Arizona, which requires a minimum of 6,000 hours of investigative experience.
Loehrs has been hired as a digital forensics expert on hundreds of cases and testified over a hundred times in State and Federal Courts throughout the United States, several U.S. territories, Canada and England. She has been a speaker for many organizations nationwide discussing computer forensics and electronic discovery. As a result of her successful work in the field of digital forensics, Loehrs has also appeared on television shows in the United States, Japan and New Zealand.
University of Arizona
Loehrs began her education pursuing business administration to gain a broad knowledge and application of critical thinking, data analysis and global business trends. The combination of applied projects and the broad analytical framework of the curriculum laid the foundation for Loehrs Forensics.
Information systems was the final application of effective design, delivery, and technology to solve problems for the criminal justice system through the use of digital forensics. A legal technology business, Loehrs Forensics, was born.
In pursuit of the legal administration services, Loehrs acquired exceptional legal research and writing skills, as well as law administration procedures and accounting for legal practices. This allowed Loehrs to bridge the gap between the legal and technology fields.
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.
The AccessData Certified Examiner (ACE) credential demonstrates the user’s proficiency with AccessData’s Forensic Toolkit (FTK).
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.
The Certified Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI) credential represents an examiner's advanced knowledge of network and malware forensic analysis. This represents proficiency beyond specific tools in the industry and book knowledge.
Loehrs agency license represents a minimum of three years but has acquired over ten 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.
The Forensic Expert Witness Association (FEWA) is the only non-profit professional membership organization that verifies that each of its professional members has testified at least three times as an expert witness. FEWA is dedicated to the professional development, ethics and promotion of forensic consultants in all fields of discipline. FEWA provides professional education for experts of all levels of experience and also for those aspiring to be experts who have not yet testified, which spans all technical specialties.
The National Association for Public Defense (NAPD) engages all public defense professionals into a clear and focused voice to address the systemic failure to provide the constitutional right to counsel, and to collaborate with diverse partners for solutions that bring meaningful access to justice for poor people. NAPD currently unites nearly 7,000 practitioner-members across the country into a cohesive, unwavering, irrepressible community capable of bringing justice to a broken system.
Loehrs has been qualified as expert witness in accordance with the Daubert standard and testified in United States District Courts across the nation.
Loehrs has been qualified as expert witness in accordance with local rules and testified in over 20 state's across the nation.