Kyle Rhodes

Kyle Rhodes

Computer Forensic Examiner and Attorney

Dallas/Fort Worth Area
Legal Services

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Kyle Rhodes's Overview

  • QA Software Analyst at ADERANT
  • Attorney at Law Office of Kyle Rhodes
  • Independent Contractor at DirectLaw, Inc.
  • Civil and Corporate Law Intern at ONU Legal Clinic
  • Prosecution Intern at Lima City Prosecutor’s Office
  • Judicial Extern at Van Wert Common Pleas Court
  • Decision Support Analyst at Acxiom
  • DormNet Assistant at Harding University
  • Technical Intern at Lockheed Martin

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Kyle Rhodes' Experience

Digital Forensic Analyst

Digital Discovery

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Legal Services industry

February 2013Present (1 year 8 months) dallas, tx

• 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


Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Computer Software industry

20102012 (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

20072012 (5 years) Dallas/Fort Worth Area

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

Independent Contractor

DirectLaw, Inc.

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

February 2010December 2010 (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

February 2007April 2007 (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

February 2007April 2007 (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

June 2005August 2005 (3 months) Van Wert, Ohio

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

Decision Support Analyst


Public Company; 5001-10,000 employees; ACXM; Information Technology and Services industry

June 2002August 2004 (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

Educational Institution; 501-1000 employees; Higher Education industry

August 2001May 2002 (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

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; LMT; Defense & Space industry

June 2001August 2001 (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

Kyle Rhodes' Education

Ohio Northern University

Juris Doctorate, Law


Harding University

Bachelor of Science (BS), Computer Science


Kyle Rhodes' Certifications

  • EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE)

    • Guidance Software
    • September 2014
  • AccessData Certified Examiner (ACE)

    • AccessData
    • February 2014
  • GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner (GCFE)

    • SANS Institute
    • January 2013
  • Attorney

    • Supreme Court of Texas
    • November 2007

Kyle Rhodes' Skills & Expertise

  1. Computer Forensics
  2. Forensic Analysis
  3. Cybercrime
  4. EnCase
  5. SQL
  6. FTK
  7. Testing
  8. Digital Forensics
  9. Windows Registry
  10. Expert Witness
  11. eDiscovery
  12. X-Ways Forensics
  13. Nuix
  14. Windows
  15. Linux
  16. Mac OS
  17. Python

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