Joseph (Joe) Coltson, MA, CFCE is managing director in the Toronto office and part of the firm's Global Electronic Discovery and Investigations practice. Joe focuses on eDiscovery and computer forensics representing law firms and corporations throughout North America, Asia and Europe.
Joe joined Duff & Phelps with the acquisition of Harvester Forensic Limited, where he served as President and co-founder and was responsible for ensuring the continuation of a mandate to maintain, through evidence integrity, the collection, preservation, analysis and presentation of digital evidence for various client driven engagements. Joe has assisted clients in a wide range of industries including, Financial, Oil and Gas, Pharmaceutical, Construction, Telecommunications, Mining, Human Resources, Insurance, and Government.
Prior to Harvester, Joe worked as a Vice President for KPMG Forensic Inc. and led the GTA's e-Discovery and Forensic Technology practice and was in charge of e-Discovery and Forensic Technology production nationally. Joe is also a law enforcement veteran, having spent 16 years with the Peel Regional Police and their Technological Crimes Unit. Joe was the recipient of a number of Commendations while an officer.
Joe has testified at all levels of court proceedings, has been deemed an expert witness on a number of occasions, including Superior Court criminal proceedings, and civil litigation proceedings.