1 The Florida Association of Private Investigators 2009 Annual Litigation and Investigators Conference August 20, 2009 through August 22, 2009 Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay 290 Bayport Drive, Tampa, Florida Telephone: (813) Special reduced room rates start at $79.00 plus tax Free Parking, Free airport ground transportation Silent auction benefiting the Special Olympics of Florida Conference FAPI Member Rate is $ Student Rate is $ Non Member Rate is $225.00
2 Nationally Recognized Speakers Cyril Wecht M.D., J.D. "A Forensic Perspective Involved In Investigations Dealing With Various Famous Cases, Including The Caylee Anthony Case" Paul Ciolino C.F.E., B.C.F.E, C.I.I. "Marketing Your Agency" Henry Hank N. Didier J.D. "Investigating Automobile Accidents Involving Potential Prodcuts Defects" Kelly Riddle Fraud Investigator/Author "Growing A PI Business Through Added Services" Jon H. Gutmacher, J.D. "Everything You Need To Know About The Lawful Use Of Weapons And Self Defense" Brian K. Ingram B.S. " Tracing And Internet Investigations - Trends For the Future" Kevin J. Ripa, EnCE "Computer Forensics As A New Revenue Stream" Carrie Kerskie "The Facts About The FACTA Red Flag Rules" Thomas J. Slovenski "Mobile Phone Forensics And Cell Phone Spyware: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly"
4 Carrie Kerskie is the president of Marcone Investigations, Inc. She oversees all services provided to the clients including corporate investigations, background and asset investigations, internet and computer investigations and FACTA Red Flags Rule expert opinion. She also directs and performs surveillance for cases involving infidelity, witness location, kidnapping recovery, workers compensation; threat assessment and employee theft. Carrie is a business professional with more than 20 years experience. Prior to owning Marcone Investigations, she worked for some of the top investment and insurance companies in the country. It was in those positions, that Carrie honed the skills and knowledge she would later use to solve some of Marcone Investigations toughest cases. Carrie is very active in the community and is a member of the American Business Women s Association; Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce; Florida Association of Private Investigators (FAPI); Florida Association of Licensed Investigators (FALI); and an affiliate member of the Collier County Bar Association and INTELLENET. She has been a guest speaker about Red Flag Rules and Identity Theft at the 2009 joint conference of FALI, NALI and FASCO, the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, ASIS, SCORE, Collier Bar Association, ABWA, Florida Association of Mortgage Brokers, and the Paralegal Association. Carrie has been featured on NBC News, Wink News, ABC News and Fox News. In addition, numerous articles have been written by her and published about her and Marcone Investigations in Gulfshore Business, Gulfshore Life, Business Currents, PI Magazine, and Adverse Witness. PO Box Naples FL (239)
5 Mr. Kelly E. Riddle Kelmar & Associates, Inc. Professional Experience Narrative: Mr. Riddle has more than 30 years of investigative experience and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from the University of North Alabama. He was chosen as the PI of the Year by the National Association of Investigative Specialists and the PI Magazine named Mr. Riddle as the #1 PI in the United States. He has been designated an expert in surveillance, insurance investigations, nursing home abuse and computer investigations. He was chosen as One of the Top 25 PI s of the 20 th Century. Kelly obtained his Texas Certified Investigator designation (less than 50 in TX.) Mr. Riddle is also on the Board of Directors for the Texas Association of Licensed Investigators (TALI). Mr. Riddle is the author of 10 books, 4 video tapes, 1 Internet Investigation software package and has published more than 40 articles. He has been the guest speaker at more than 400 events and has been on national TV, radio and newspapers. Prior law enforcement experience includes being a member of the SWAT team, a Training Officer, Emergency Medical Technician, Evidence Technician, Arson Investigator, Juvenile Specialist and Traffic Investigator. Mr. Riddle is the Founder and President of the PI Institute of Education, as well as the Association of Christian Investigators with more than 1000 members in 45 states and 12 countries. Mr. Riddle is a member of NAIS, GIN, TALI, LAPI, FAPI, ASIS, ACI, USAPI, NAAA,WIN,NLLI,IOPIA Jackson Keller, Suite 200 San Antonio, TX Phone: Fax: License #: C website: kelmarpi.com Relentless Pursuit of Excellence
6 Jon H. Gutmacher is a Florida criminal lawyer with over 25 years of criminal trial experience in the State of Florida, and has tried well over one hundred jury trials, including first degree murder. His office is located in Orlando, and he concentrates his practice primarily in the Central Florida area, including federal cases involving firearm and weapon offenses. Although he handles a variety of criminal cases, his practice is primarily devoted to those charges involving firearms, weapons, and self defense issues, including federal NFA violations (machine guns, silencers, etc.), as well as handling cases involving falsified charges, resisting arrest, theft, aggravated assault, and fraud. Besides being a criminal defense lawyer with extensive experience handling all types of criminal cases with special emphasis on self-defense issues, gun crimes, weapon offenses, and aggravated assault cases, Mr. Gutmacher is the author of the widely read book: Florida Firearms Law, Use & Ownership, writes a monthly column on gun crime issues, weapon and self defense issues for Rods & Guns Magazine, is an NRA Certified Firearms Instructor, Refuse to be a Victim instructor, and is a referral attorney for the National Rifle Association and Gun Owners of America. He has presented seminars and lectures for the Florida Bar, Lorman Seminars, the Florida Public Defenders Association, FALI, and numerous other organizations, as well as appearing as a guest on national and local television, including ABC s Nightline. He has lectured on such subjects as Mercy Killings, Manslaughter, Extraordinary Remedies in Criminal Cases, Scientific Defenses, Second Amendment issues, special defenses to gun crimes, Self-Defense issues, and Federal firearm licensing issues. While Mr. Gutmacher s criminal defense practice is located in Orlando, he also handles cases in other Central Florida locations (ie: Orlando, Kissimmee, Sanford, Viera, Daytona Beach). Mr. Gutmacher frequently handles federal licensing issues before ATF throughout the State of Florida, and also represents security personnel in licensing issues before the Florida Department Of Agriculture. Jon H. Gutmacher, P.A., 200 N. Thornton Ave. Orlando, FL (407)
7 Paul J. Ciolino is a lifelong resident of the Chicago area. Owner of Paul J. Ciolino Associates, LLC. specializes in complex criminal defense and fraud investigations. Ciolino's participation in wrongful conviction investigations has helped free five men from death row in Illinois. A stunning videotaped homicide confession that he obtained from a double murder suspect in February of 1999 has been seen on most major television outlets in the Western Hemisphere. He has been the subject of dozens of newspaper and magazine articles in the United States, Canada, Europe, South America and Australia. CBS News Anchor Dan Rather has called Ciolino "One of America's Top Five Investigators." He is licensed in Illinois. He has earned a number of professional designations such as: Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified International Investigator, and Board Certified Forensic Examiner (Fellow). He has given dozens of speeches on a diverse array of investigative topics ranging from debunking experts, to investigative ethics, to child homicide, sexual abuse, repressed memories, and death penalty investigations. A seven-year U.S. Army veteran, and the former chief investigator of the child homicide team for the Illinois Department of Children & Family Services, he is an adjunct lecturer at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois and Columbia College, Journalism Department in Chicago. He has also been a guest lecturer at Yale Law School. He was also one of the co-founders and primary instructors on investigative tactics at the first Conference on Wrongful Convictions and the Death Penalty held at Northwestern Law School in Chicago, Illinois. Ciolino was the primary investigative advisor to the Innocence Projects at: Northwestern Law School, The Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, and DePaul University, Center for Justice in Capitol Cases, College of Law, all in Chicago. Ciolino is the author of In The Company of Giants: The Ultimate Investigation Guide For Legal Professionals, Journalists & The Wrongly Convicted. He is the co-author of the best selling and critically acclaimed textbook Advanced Forensic Civil Investigations published by Lawyers and Judges Publishing Company. He is also the co-author of Advanced Forensic Criminal Defense Investigations which was published in November of His articles on investigative topics have been published worldwide. He is a three-time winner of NALI's annual Editor-Publisher Award for best articles published in their educational journal, The Legal Investigator. He appears regularly on FOX, CNN, MSNBC, as well as CBS, NBC, and ABC. He is the 1999 "Dante Award" recipient, the first non-journalist to win this award that has been presented by The Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans for the past twenty-nine years. The award is presented to an individual, "who is fearless in his pursuit of justice". Ciolino has also been awarded the first "Advocate for Justice Award" which is presented by the Illinois Attorneys for Criminal Justice, and the 1999 "Louisiana Investigator of the Year" award. In August of 1999 Ciolino was awarded the prestigious "International Investigator of the Year" award by The Council of International Investigators. In 1999, Illinois Governor George Ryan issued the first ever moratorium on the death penalty in the United States after Ciolino obtained a video-taped confession in a 1981 double homicide case. As a result of that investigation and confession, Anthony Porter was released from death row in Illinois after having served eighteen years for a crime that he had not committed. Ciolino is a past president of the National Association of Legal Investigators, Inc. (NALI), is on the Board of Directors for the Council of International Investigators, and is a past President and Life Member of the Special Agents Association in Chicago.
8 Cyril H. Wecht, M.D., J.D., is a forensic pathologist, attorney and medical-legal consultant. Education Dr. Wecht received his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh, and his law degree from the University of Maryland. Dr. Wecht is certified by the American Board of Pathology, in anatomic, clinical, and forensic Pathology, and is also a Fellow of the College of American Pathologists and the American Society of Clinical Pathologists. Academic Appointments Cyril H. Wecht is a Clinical Professor at the University of Pittsburgh Schools of Medicine, Dental Medicine, and Graduate School of Public Health, and holds positions as an Adjunct Professor at the Duquesne University School of Law, School of Pharmacy, and School of Health Sciences. He has served as President of the American College of Legal Medicine, the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the American Board of Legal Medicine and the American College of Legal Medicine Foundation. The author of more than 500 professional publications, Dr. Wecht is also an editorial board member of more than 20 national and international medical-legal and forensic scientific publications; editor of the five-volume set, Forensic Sciences (Matthew Bender); co-editor of the two and three-volume sets, Handling Soft Tissue Injury Cases and Preparing and Winning, Medical Negligence Cases (both published by Michie). Medical-Legal Consultant Formerly the Chairman of the Department of Pathology at Saint Francis Central Hospital in Pittsburgh, Dr. Wecht is now the President of its medical staff and is actively involved as a medical-legal and forensic science consultant, author, and lecturer. Dr. Wecht has organized and conducted Postgraduate Medical-Legal Seminars in more than fifty countries throughout the world in his capacity as Director of the Pittsburgh Institute of Legal Medicine. He has performed approximately 14,000 autopsies and has supervised, reviewed or has been consulted on approximately 30,000 additional postmortem examinations. Nationally Acclaimed Forensic Expert Being an expert in Forensic Medicine, Dr. Wecht has frequently appeared on several nationally syndicated programs discussing various medicolegal and forensic scientific issues, including medical malpractice, drug abuse, the assassinations of both President John F. Kennedy and Senator Robert F. Kennedy, the death of Elvis Presley, the O.J. Simpson case, and the JonBenet Ramsey cases. His expertise has also been utilized in high profile cases involving Mary Jo Kopechne, Sunny von Bulow, Jean Harris, Dr. Jeffrey McDonald, the Waco Branch Davidian fire, and Vincent Foster. A comprehensive study of these cases are discussed from the perspective of Dr. Wecht's own professional involvement in his books, Cause of Death, Grave Secrets, and Who Killed JonBenet Ramsey? (All published by Dutton/Penguin). Cyril H. Wecht and Pathology Associates 1119 Penn Ave., Suite 404 Pittsburgh, PA (412)
9 Bar Admissions: State of Florida, 1995 U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1995 U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, 1999 U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1999 Education: Duke University School of Law, Durham, North Carolina, 1995 Doctor of Jurisprudence with Honors Honors: Contributions Editor, Environmental Law and Policy Forum Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, 1992 Bachelor of Science Honors: Summa Cum Laude Major: Management Major: Multi-National Business Fraternities: Alpha Tau Omega Honors and Awards: AV Rated Attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, Present Best of the Bar 2007 by Orlando Business Journal, November Florida Legal Elite by Florida Trend, July 2008 Professional Associations and Memberships: Florida Bar, Member, Present Orange County Bar Association, Member, Present Florida Justice Association (formerly AFTL), Member, Present American Association for Justice (formerly ATLA), Member, Present Central Florida Trial Lawyers (CFTL), Member, Present Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Member, Present Florida Bar - Trial Lawyer Section, Member, Present American Bar Association (ABA), Member, Present Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Member, Present Published Works: Successful Airbag Litigation Is No Accident, Products Liability Update, Winter 2004 Identifying and Protecting the Products Liability Case, AFTL CLE Seminar, December 2004 Defective Airbags, Mass Tort Made Perfect Seminar, November 2004 Birth Location: Kenosha, Wisconsin
10 Licensed Private Investigator Cellular Forensics Specialist and Consultant SLED PDC2073 Thomas J. Slovenski is the owner of Cellular Forensics, LLC: South Carolina s first private forensic technology firm specializing in specifically in cell phone data recovery and malware/spyware detection. As a former law enforcement detective and private investigator, Tom has over 25 years of investigative experience. Tom was a Sergeant with a large metropolitan Sheriff s Department and member of the Forensics Division while serving as the Senior Investigator of Internal Affairs and directing investigations in five (5) separate county divisions. Tom also holds a BA degree from Bob Jones University. As a Certified Mobile Forensic Data Recovery Specialist and CDR (cell tower) Analyst, Tom enthusiastically endeavors to assist, train and inform legal professionals in the importance of the cell phone s evidence and the value of mobile forensics in a case. Tom is also highly regarded in the area of Mobile Phone Spyware and its detection. Tom s articles on Cellular Forensics for Private Investigators have been published internationally. In addition, Tom is a noted speaker and consultant in the field of Cellular Forensics throughout the nation and has appeared on the NBC, and FOX NEWS stations and Canadian radio. Mr. Slovenski has also been honored as a featured guest lecturer at Purdue University s annual Mobile Forensics World Conference in Chicago for two consecutive years. Tom s memberships include the National Council of Investigative and Security Specialists (NCISS), the Florida Association of Private Investigators (FAPI) and the Association of Christian Private Investigators. Mr. Slovenski is also an Advisory Board member of Fast Forensics, Inc., a new and progressive forensics company specializing in data acquisition devices for military and law enforcement. Tom also volunteers his time as a member of the US Secret Service s SCECTF (South Carolina Electronic Crime Task Force). Tom s website is: and he may be contacted at His blog is located at: Copyright 2009 by Cellular Forensics, LLC, Simpsonville, SC. Cellular Forensics is a trademark of Cellular Forensics, LLC and may not be used in whole or part without express written permission from the owner. No copy of this biography and/or image may be used without written and expressed consent of the owner.
11 Kevin J. Ripa, EnCE, is the owner of Computer Evidence Recovery, Inc, with offices in Calgary and New Delhi, India, and Past President of Alberta Association of Private Investigators. He is also the Director of Computer Forensics for ASG Investigations headquartered in Detroit, MI., with 5 offices throughout the United States. Mr. Ripa, is a former member, in various capacities, of the Department of National Defence serving in both foreign and domestic postings. He is now providing superior service to various levels of government, law enforcement and Fortune 500 companies, and has assisted in sensitive investigations around the world. Mr. Ripa is a respected and sought after individual within the investigative industry throughout North America for his expertise in Information Technology Investigations, and has been called upon to testify as an expert witness on many occasions. As well, he has been involved in numerous complex cyber-forensics investigations. Mr. Ripa is an EnCase Certified Examiner, and a Windows Advanced Certified Forensics Examiner, and serves on boards of two of the most respected investigative associations in the world. Computer Evidence Recovery, Inc A Street SW Calgary, Alberta Canada T2H 0G6 Phone: (403) Fax: (403) Alberta Justice Lic. PA
12 Brian K. Ingram is the owner/manager of Consulting Investigation Services, a licensed Texas P.I. agency based outside Dallas, Texas. He developed, codified and teaches the methodologies for Tracing and Internet Profiling. Brian's agency specializes in computer related investigations to include Internet Investigations, Tracing, Forensic Data Recovery and Analysis, Internet Intelligence and Counter Intelligence Investigations as well as Catastrophic Event Investigations. He has been teaching, updating and developing the cutting edge methods for Internet Investigations since 1997 and is widely seen as a leading expert in the field. Brian K. Ingram, Owner Consulting Investigation Services Tracing/Internet &ebusiness Investigations Forensic Data Recovery, Catastrophic Event Investigations, Major Case Criminal Defense "Setting the New Standards in Private Investigations" Texas P.I. License A-8429 P.O. Box 2097 Waxahachie, Texas School Approval Number: N-204 Instructor Approval Number: I-405 Member-American College of Forensic Examiners Member-Intellenet
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