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Craig Ball          
trial lawyer
technologist
computer forensic examiner

3723 Lost Creek Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78735


tel: 512/514.0182
mbl: 713/320.6066
fax: 512/532.6511

e-mail: craig@ball.net
web: www.craigball.com

 

 
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EDUCATION
Rice University (B.A., 1979, triple major); University of Texas (J.D., with honors, 1982); Oregon State University (Computer Forensics certification, 2003); EnCase Intermediate Reporting and Analysis Course (Guidance Software 2004); WinHex Forensics Certification Course (X-Ways Software Technology 2005); Certified Data Recovery Specialist (Forensic Strategy Services 2009); numerous other classes on computer forensics and electronic discovery.

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
Law Offices of Craig D. Ball, P.C.; Licensed in Texas since 1982.

Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Certified Computer Forensic Examiner, Oregon State University and NTI

Certified Computer Examiner (CCE), International Society of Forensic Computer Examiners

Certified Data Recovery Specialist, Forensic Strategy Services

Faculty, University of Texas School of Law, Adjunct Professor teaching Electronic Discovery & Digital Evidence

Faculty, Georgetown University Law Center, E-Discovery Training Academy and Advanced E-Discovery Institute

Admitted to practice U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; U.S.D.C., Southern, Northern and Western Districts of Texas.

Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Law Technology News and Law.com (American Lawyer Media)

Board Member, Georgetown University Law Center Advanced E-Discovery Institute and E-Discovery Academy

Board Member, International Society of Forensic Computer Examiners (agency certifying computer forensic examiners)

Member, Sedona Conference WG1 on Electronic Document Retention and Production

Member, Educational Advisory Board for LegalTech (largest annual legal technology event)

Special Master, Electronic Discovery, numerous federal and state tribunals

Instructor in Computer Forensics and Electronic Discovery, United States Department of Justice

Lecturer/Author on Electronic Discovery for Federal Judicial Center and Texas Office of the Attorney General

Instructor, HTCIA Annual 2010, 2011 Cybercrime Summit, 2006, 2007; SANS Instructor 2009, PFIC 2010, CEIC 2011, 2012

Special Prosecutor, Texas Commission for Lawyer Discipline, 1995-96

Council Member, Computer and Technology Section of the State Bar of Texas, 2003-date

Chairman: Technology Advisory Committee, State Bar of Texas, 2000-02

President, Houston Trial Lawyers Association (2000-01); President, Houston Trial Lawyers Foundation (2001-02)

Director, Texas Trial Lawyers Association (1995-2003); Chairman, Technology Task Force (1995-97)

Member, High Technology Crime Investigation Association and International Information Systems Forensics Assn.

Member, Texas State Bar College

Member, Continuing Legal Education Comm., 2000-04, Civil Pattern Jury Charge Comm., 1983-94, State Bar of Texas

Life Fellow, Texas and Houston Bar Foundations

Adjunct Professor, South Texas College of Law, 1983-88

 

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS AND HONORS
2006 Recipient of the State Bar of Texas CTS Lifetime Achievement Award for Law and Technology
Recipient, State Bar of Texas Presidents’ Award (bar’s highest honor), 2001

The March 2002 CLE program planned by Mr. Ball and Richard Orsinger entitled, "Enron—The Legal Issues" received the Best CLE of 2002 award from the Association for Legal Education
Adjunct Professor teaching Electronic Discovery & Digital Evidence, University of Texas School of Law

Faculty, Texas College of Trial Advocacy, 1992 and 1993
Adjunct Professor, South Texas College of Law, 1983-88
Listed in "Best Lawyers in America" and Selected as a "Texas Super Lawyer," 2003-2012
Rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell

LAW RELATED PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
Craig Ball is a prolific contributor to continuing legal and professional education programs throughout the United States, having delivered over 1,600 presentations and papers.  Craig’s articles on forensic technology and electronic discovery frequently appear in the national media, including in American Bar Association, ATLA and American Lawyer Media print and online publications.  He also writes a monthly column on computer forensics and e-discovery for Law Technology News called "Ball in your Court," unique among business columns for its having won a major writing award in each year of its publication since 2006.