Obtaining and Admitting Cell Phone Evidence at Trial: Call Logs, Text Messages, and Location Data

A live 90-minute CLE webinar with interactive Q&A

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

1:00pm-2:30pm EST, 10:00am-11:30am PST

Early Registration Discount Deadline, Friday, November 30, 2018

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This CLE webinar will guide litigators on how to obtain and use cell phone evidence at trial, from issuing discovery requests to overcoming admissibility issues. Our panel will also discuss the function of expert witnesses in providing evidence on cell phone location, GPS, text messaging and other commonly used wireless communications features.


Walk down any street or go into any restaurant and you will see countless people staring down at their smartphones. Today’s cell phones contain an incredible amount of electronically stored information (ESI) and are playing an increasingly important role in civil matters. Understanding how to use this information is critical for litigators.

Obtaining the evidence in the first place is often a difficult task. This particular issue is common in a myriad of tort cases and often arises in cases involving auto accidents where GPS information may come into play. Litigators must understand how to properly request and obtain this information to prepare their case.

The next question becomes how to use any evidence gathered from the records. Expert witnesses are essential resources to consider. A testifying expert can be the deciding factor supporting motions for discovery as well as the suppression or inadmissibility of evidence.

Listen as our distinguished panel discusses best practices for requesting, obtaining and admitting cell phone records that can make or break a case. The panel will also discuss the importance of using an expert witness to interpret complex cell phone records, such as GPS location data, at trial.



  1. Overview of information commonly stored in cell phones that is useful in litigation
  2. Discussion of how to successfully obtain cell phone records for use at trial
  3. Analysis of admissibility issues with cell phone records and data
  4. Use of expert witnesses at trial
  5. Best practices in obtaining and using cell phone data during litigation


The panel will review these and other relevant topics:

  • What types of information are commonly stored in cell phones?
  • How can attorneys successfully obtain cell phone records and data for use at trial?
  • What role do expert witnesses play in the admission or exclusion of cell phone data as evidence?
  • What are the best practices for attorneys in obtaining and using cell phone data during litigation?


Behren, Scott
Scott M. Behren

Behren Law Firm

Mr. Behren practices in state and federal courts and focuses his practice on commercial litigation and employment law....  |  Read More

Lieb, Laurence
Laurence D. Lieb, CCPA, CASA, COSFE, CBE, FEXE

Managing Director

Mr. Lieb is a nationally known subject matter expert in the field of computer forensics and electronic discovery. ...  |  Read More

Vinick, Steven
Steven B. Vinick

Joseph Greenwald & Laake

Mr. Vinick has more than 20 years of experience in representing clients in matters including medical malpractice,...  |  Read More

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