Chicago area clients have trusted ELIJAH for over 18 years to deliver expert digital forensics and electronic discovery solutions. Unlike others who claim to serve Chicago and northern Illinois but at best have a local sales presence, ELIJAH was founded in Chicago and has a team of experienced computer forensic and eDiscovery experts centrally located in the Chicago Loop who are familiar with local rules and needs. ELIJAH’s Chicago office is centrally located within blocks of federal and state court buildings, and is a short drive from clients located in surrounding six county area (Cook County, DuPage County, Kane County, Kendall County, Lake County, and Will County).
Over our 18-year history, ELIJAH has worked on a variety of Illinois’s highest profile computer forensic matters. One of our earlier newsworthy cases involved the investigation of then-Governor Rod Blagojevich. ELIJAH routinely performs digital forensic investigations and data collection services for many of the Chicago area’s largest employers, including major universities, insurers, manufacturers, and other organizations.
ELIJAH understands your needs because we have stood in your shoes. Our CEO Andy Reisman is a licensed Illinois attorney who practiced law for over 10 years, including as a partner at a AmLaw 100 firm in Chicago and General Counsel of an international organization. He founded ELIJAH with a mission of expertly identifying and explaining digital evidence needed to win cases, delivered with the responsiveness and clarity of communication clients expect from members of their legal team. Over many years, ELIJAH has built a SWAT team of experts, including a core group based in Chicago, who are ready at a moment’s notice to deliver unmatched expertise and responsiveness.
Our expert digital forensic services include:
ELIJAH has the scale in Chicago, throughout Illinois, and nationwide, to support the largest digital forensic and eDiscovery challenges. We have an over 18-year track record of success in large-scale, bet-the-company disputes. When you need the highest level of responsiveness and expertise, our focused approach is second-to-none.
Although we routinely work on large disputes, many are under the mistaken impression that computer forensics and electronic discovery are not affordable in small cases. Nothing could be further from the truth. Correctly imaging and analyzing a mobile phone, a social media account, computer, or email account can make the difference between winning and losing a case. In distracted driver cases, for example, a smart phone can be the most important piece of evidence in the case, and the reasonable cost of collection and analysis often provides delivers a powerful return on investment.
ELIJAH leverages industry-leading electronic discovery tools help attorneys manage mountains of electronically stored information (ESI) and find the key evidence to win their cases. For nearly twenty years, we have evolved efficient solutions to ESI challenges arising through the eDiscovery lifecycle, including:
ELIJAH’s corporate culture is rooted in confidentiality, integrity, and expertise. The Silicon Review recognized that commitment in naming ELIJAH as one of the 50 most trustworthy companies in the United States. Over the years, ELIJAH has received numerous industry recognitions for its award-winning digital forensics, eDiscovery, cybersecurity, and information technology expertise.
Experienced. Responsive. Trusted. Wise. These are some of the most frequent adjectives clients use to describe ELIJAH.
Finally, longevity matters. We started providing expert digital forensic services four years before the iPhone was invented. We have seen competitors emerge, grow, acquire, divest, and collapse. Some hire huge sales forces, over-promise, and under-deliver, requiring never-ending investments in sales and marketing to find new prospects. ELIJAH has stood the test of time, growing and thriving based almost entirely on repeat business and client referrals. You can trust ELIJAH to deliver the highest levels of responsiveness, judgment, and expertise, because we would not still be here otherwise.
Yes, in the heart of the Chicago Loop! Our Chicago is staffed with actual digital forensic and eDiscovery experts who live and work in the Chicago metropolitan area, not just a sales outpost.
Yes, we have offices nationwide to support client needs. We also can perform almost all digital forensic services remotely, and eDiscovery inherently is a remote service. When in-person work is required in other offices, because Chicago is a national transportation hub, we quickly can provide support in almost any location.
Not really. Computer forensics is an older term for the profession. As the diversity of electronic storage devices and accounts grew, most have accepted digital forensics as a more inclusive, accurate term, but many use the two interchangeably.
Absolutely, we wouldn’t have lasted for over 18 years otherwise! Our team has won numerous industry recognitions for best-in-class service offerings, and The Silicon Review named ELIJAH as one of the 50 most trustworthy companies in the United States. Our team has testified extensively in federal and state courts, and have a mile-long list of industry certifications and credentials.