Using Location Data in Litigation: From Cell Phones to Cell Towers and Smart Homes

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Course Information

Time 120 Minutes
Difficulty Advanced

Course Description

Determining the location of an individual at a specific point in time can make or break a case. You can use location data to present an alibi defense, discredit a witness or party, show how long someone was on the road prior to a crash, establish where a digital contract was signed, and more. In this program, Brian Chase, consultant, expert witness, and adjunct professor of law, will teach attorneys how to find, understand, and use location data from a variety of sources. It will explore cell site location information (CSLI), GPS data, location information from cell phones, and even non-traditional sources of location information such as the Internet of Things or Smart Home devices. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Obtain and map cell site location information 
  2. Identify common location data errors made by experts
  3. Explore the limitations of cell site location information and how the data can be misused in court
  4. Find alternative sources of location data, including GPS and Google Timeline data, to contrast cell site location information, or use as independent sources of location history
  5. Use non-location specific digital evidence to develop location information in litigation 

Credit Information

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Brian Chase


Brian Chase is a consultant, expert witness, adjunct professor of law, and attorney. He serves ArcherHall’s Director of Digital Forensics in Arizona.

Mr. Chase has a diverse education and work background. He spent years working as a network administrator for the University of Arizona. He has a Management and Information Systems degree from the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona, a top-ranked program in the country. Mr. Chase went on to earn a law degree, also from the University of Arizona. He has worked with various sized law firms both in an IT and legal capacity. He has consulted with firms on their use of technology within the office, and has provided expert testimony in criminal and civil matters ranging from misdemeanors to murder to medical malpractice.

Mr. Chase has published and spoken on various technology-related issues impacting law firms as well as parties in the civil and criminal justice system. He teaches various topics regarding law and technology, and digital forensics and evidence, at a variety of legal and technical conferences. He was honored by the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Arizona Daily Star with a “Tucson’s 40 Under 40 Award”, which recognizes young leaders who are making an impact in the community with their professional and charitable work.


Bar Admissions:

Arizona, Federal District of Arizona