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Kyle Rhodes

Computer Forensic Examiner and Attorney

Dallas/Fort Worth Area
Legal Services
  1. Digital Discovery
  2. Law Office of Kyle Rhodes,
  3. DirectLaw, Inc.
  1. Ohio Northern University
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Digital Discovery

Digital Discovery

Associate General Counsel

– Present

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Associate General Counsel

Digital Discovery
– Present (10 months)Dallas, TX

Digital Forensic Analyst

Digital Discovery
– Present (1 year 10 months)Dallas, Texas

• Successfully preserved electronically stored information on hundreds of devices including servers, Macs, PCs, tablets, mobile phones, USB flash drives, DVDs, tapes, and other digital media

• Mastered evidence handling best practices including the use of hardware and software write blockers to prevent spoliation, wiping destination drives to prevent cross-contamination, keeping chain of custody documentation, securing data in transit via encryption, hashing data for authentication purposes, using an electronic evidence tracking system, and storing pristine copies of evidence in a lab with biometric locks

• Analyzed electronic evidence in over 150 digital forensic investigations and eDiscovery projects

• Worked on cases involving the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission

• Obtained comprehensive knowledge of leading forensic software including EnCase, X-Ways, FTK Imager, Nuix, Prooffinder, Internet Evidence Finder, TZWorks parsers, RegRipper, exiftool, Kroll OnTrack PowerControls, USB Write Protector, SANS SIFT, log2timeline, SafeCopy, X1 Social Discovery, Deft, Palladin, WinFE, CylanceCollect, and Cellebrite Physical Analyzer

• Extensive experience filtering out known system files and identifying user created files, extracting compound files like email containers and zip files, performing complex searches, and recovering deleted data

• Creation of comprehensive timelines from multiple data sources that detail user and system activity

• In-depth knowledge of the Windows family of operating systems including forensic artifacts like the Windows Registry, Internet history, cache, Recycle Bin, USNJRNL, NTFS file system time stamps, Outlook PST files, thumbnails, LNK files, Jump Lists, Shellbags, Prefetch files, Windows Event Logs, and USB drive usage

• An ability to draft accurate and succinct forensic reports explaining findings in a way that a nontechnical reader can understand

QA Software Analyst

(2 years)Richardson, Texas

• Created and executed test cases for time, billing, and case management software for large law firms
• Verified test results via the backend SQL Server database
• Drafted bug reports with expected behavior, actual behavior, and steps to reproduce
• Member of SCRUM Agile development team
• Project leader for outsourced QA staff in India


Law Office of Kyle Rhodes
(5 years)Dallas/Fort Worth Area

• Special Needs Planning, Estate Planning, Probate, Bankruptcy, Debt Collection, Contracts, and Personal Injury

Independent Contractor

DirectLaw, Inc.
(11 months)Arlington, TX

• Researched, drafted, and programmed automated legal document templates for law firms and online legal forms companies.

Civil and Corporate Law Intern

ONU Legal Clinic
(3 months)Lima, Ohio

• Interviewed prospective clients
• Drafted complaints and motions
• Attended court hearings
• Drafted and filed incorporation documents

Prosecution Intern

Lima City Prosecutor’s Office
(3 months)Lima, Ohio

• Interviewed victims
• Researched city ordinance and misdemeanor issues
• Negotiated plea deals
• Tried misdemeanor cases

Judicial Extern

Van Wert Common Pleas Court
(3 months)Van Wert, Ohio

• Assisted Honorable Charles D. Steel by reviewing summary judgment motions and researching legal issues

Decision Support Analyst

(2 years 3 months)Little Rock, Arkansas

• Database marketing and reporting software expert for Exchange, Alterian, and Unica products
• Gave presentations and software demonstrations to potential clients
• Assisted with implementations, training, and on-going support

DormNet Assistant

Harding University
(10 months)Searcy, Arkansas

• Answered technical support questions over the phone
• Fixed students' computer and network connectivity issues
• Removed viruses, worms, and malware
• Installed anti-virus software on campus computers

Technical Intern

Lockheed Martin
(3 months)Fort Worth, TX

• Designed and developed an internal website using HTML, JavaScript, and Active Server Pages to display documentation in an Access Database for F-16 project managers


EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE)

Guidance Software
– Present

GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner (GCFE)

SANS Institute
– Present

Nuix eDiscovery Certification

– Present

AccessData Certified Examiner (ACE)

– Present

Private Investigator

Texas Department of Public Safety
– Present


Supreme Court of Texas
– Present


Ohio Northern University

Juris Doctorate (JD), Law

Harding University

Bachelor of Science (BS), Computer Science


  • Computer Forensics
  • Forensic Analysis
  • Cybercrime
  • EnCase
  • SQL
  • FTK
  • Testing
  • Digital Forensics
  • Windows Registry
  • Expert Witness
  • eDiscovery
  • X-Ways Forensics
  • Nuix
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Mac OS
  • Python
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