Craig Ball

Craig Ball

Craig Ball’ s passion is to learn how things work so he can teach others. A compulsive tinkerer, Craig brags that he can fix anything but the human heart. After decades trying cases as lead counsel then becoming a certified computer forensic examiner, Craig turned a lifelong fascination with technology into a unique law practice limited to service as a Special Master in electronic evidence and discovery, subjects he teaches at the University of Texas School of Law and Tulane Law School. A prolific author and speaker, Craig’s articles on digital evidence can be found at and his blog,

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Guest Appearances
August 18, 2022

Ripped From the Headlines: Alex Jones and Inadvertent Waiver

In the midst of Alex Jones’ defamation trial, the whole world found out that an almost unthinkable blunder had been committed by his attorneys, resulting in an inadvertent waiver of privilege that...

August 20, 2021

Ten Tips for Better ESI Expert Reports from Craig Ball

Craig Ball shares insights on the dos and don’ts of effective ESI expert reports.

July 26, 2018

State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting 2018: Preserving Mobile Device Data

Craig Ball talks about the importance of evidence preservation for tablets and smart phones.

January 30, 2018

What Makes a Preservation Letter Presidential

Craig Ball shares what it’s like to have the lawyers of the President of the U.S. use your words in one of his preservation letters and why this was perhaps the wrong...

April 18, 2017

Practical Approaches to Preserving New (and Not-So-New) Media

Sharon and John talk to Craig Ball about the intricacies of preserving digital evidence.