Expert Witness Biography

Matthew Peterson is a digital forensic expert and mobile device forensic investigator. He applies his expertise to forensic casework that requires the extraction and interpretation of information from electronic devices, including computers, cell phones, portable GPS devices, and built-in vehicle navigation and infotainment systems. Matthew has specialized expertise in the interpretation of missing or contradictory GPS data, which includes the ability to reconcile data gaps or instances where data from multiple devices conflict.

Matthew developed his technical expertise as a digital forensic examiner in the U.S. Coast Guard. In this capacity Matthew has extracted and analyzed data from hundreds of devices. He has also applied his expertise to investigations conducted by other federal agencies and various state, local, and international organizations. Matthew provided investigative support for a broad range of case types including, but not limited to, crash incidents, environmental pollution, smuggling and trafficking, insurance fraud, child exploitation, sexual assault and rape, and homicide. He has in-depth experience extracting and analyzing data from various models of handheld and mounted automobile, aviation, and maritime GPS devices including Garmin, Raymarine, Furuno, Humminbird, Magellan, Lowrance, Standard Horizon, Mio, TomTom, C-Map interfaced units, and more.

Matthew is a Certified Forensic Computer Examiner (CFCE) through the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists (IACIS) and is a Cellebrite Certified Mobile Examiner (CCME). He is a graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and a member of IACIS and the International Association of Marine Investigators (IAMI).