Andrew Crain provides expert witness and strategic consulting services to law firm and corporate clients in the areas of computer forensics, investigations, electronic discovery, and litigation support.

Licensed in California as both an attorney (inactive) and private investigator (active), he has assisted clients with a wide variety of consulting engagements in the past seventeen years. He also possesses many years of experience with personnel management, as well as profitably building, and growing private computer forensics consulting practices.

Mr. Crain’s case experience includes areas such as theft of trade secrets, spoliation of evidence, internal investigations, employment disputes, government/regulatory inquiries, and fraud. He has provided expert testimony in declarations and depositions and at trial. He has served many times as a neutral computer forensics examiner, either by court appointment or stipulation. He frequently lectures at CLE seminars, in university courses, and in law firm presentations on the topics of investigations, computer forensics, and electronic discovery.

Employment History

Lighthouse Global
Vice president of forensics
2017 – 2018

Vice president of forensics
2009 – 2017

Bridge City Legal
Forensics litigation director
2007 – 2009

Computer forensics lab manager
2001 – 2007

Fast Track Litigation Support
Project manager
2000 – 2001


TX Licensed Private Investigator

CA Licensed Attorney

CA Licensed Private Investigator

Certified Blacklight Examiner (CBE), 2016

Cellebrite Certified Logical Examiner (CCLO), 2015

EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE), 2008

Areas of Expertise


Colorado University
JD, 2000

Butler University
BA, Journalism and History, 1996