Dennis Hall III CEO
Dennis oversees Credence’s Client Development, Forensic and Data Collection teams as well as manages the company’s strategic partner relationships.
Dennis’s team is comprised of former practicing legal professionals and technology experts who work closely with clients on a wide range of eDiscovery matters including data collection, review and production. Dennis’s team also works with clients to develop best practices and cost saving strategies in matters involving processing and review of large amounts of electronic data.
As a recognized local expert on eDiscovery and Forensic Data Collection issues, Dennis frequently provides CLE learning sessions for the Florida Bar and leading law firms throughout the area.Dennis was a member of the Item Writing Committee for the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS). This group is the first to have a national certification for eDiscovery specialists and Dennis was part of a select team that created the questions for the test.In 2009, Dennis attended Georgetown University Law Center, Department of Academic Conferences and Continuing Legal Education in Washington DC and completed the course at the E-Discovery Training Academy.Prior to founding Credence, Dennis was General Manager for Corporate Services at Esquire Litigation Services.
Jenniffer Milus has more than 25 years of professional experience working with clients to implement practical solutions in data management and has spent her career working closely with law firms and corporate legal departments to provide complex solutions for their discovery needs.
As a founding partner with Credence Corp. she now serves as COO, overseeing the Client Support and Operations teams. She has recommended, designed and managed eDiscovery strategy for several large-scale multi-party litigation cases to significantly reduce the cost, time and burden associated with legal discovery of electronically stored information.
Jenniffer’s team of legal and technology professionals works closely with clients to define specific data requirements and coordinate operations. As a hands-on manager, Jenniffer ensures that Credence Corp’s eDiscovery and Document Management services, from collection through production, are delivered in a timely, defensible and cost-effective manner – managing staff, process and technology to achieve success for every client.
As a former Litigation Manager for an AMLAW 100 firm, she has a wealth of knowledge relating to case management and strategy, able to leverage her legal expertise to create custom solutions for customers and clients.
Senior Vice President
Chris is responsible for the direction and execution of Credence’s business development strategy, which includes developing consultative discovery management solutions for corporations, government agencies and law firms across the country as well as managing the company’s strategic partner relationships.
With over 10 years in the litigation support services industry, Chris has held senior management roles in several of the largest litigation support services companies in the industry. He has successfully launched several new markets in the Carolinas, Florida, Alabama and Louisiana for companies in the litigation support services industry to include two companies of his own. Chris started his sales career at Gartner, the world’s largest IT Research and Advisory firm. He also proudly served for four years in the United States Navy and is currently an Officer in the United States Navy Reserves.
Chris is a Certified Litigation Support Professional and speaks regularly on e‐Discovery.
Continuing Legal Education, custom presentations and webinars:
- “Lock Down Legal Spend – Substantially Cut the Costs Associated with Litigation
- Without Spending a Dollar While Avoiding Sanctions”
- “eDiscovery Management – What Your Clients Need You to Know”
- “The eDiscovery Survival Guide – Practical Risk and Cost Management Strategies for In‐house Counsel”
- “Managing Litigation Support Without a Litigation Support Department”
- “Data Reduction and ESI Processing”
- “The Basics of eDiscovery”
- “Five Tips to Reduce eDiscovery Vendor Costs in a Commoditized Market”
- “Key Questions Answered! Updating, Implementing and Supporting an Effective eDiscovery workflow within Your Firm”
- “eDiscovery – A Vendor’s Perspective”
- “The Administrators of eDiscovery: The Evolution of Litigation Support in the Law Firm”
Chief Security & Technology Officer
In his role as Chief Security & Technology Officer, Garrett is responsible for the systems, applications, policies and procedures, and data and environment security at Credence Corp.
His role allows him to ensure that Credence Corp. is positioned at the technological forefront in the electronic discovery space by deploying and maintaining best-of-breed applications while ensuring the security of all data within the Credence Corp. environment. His uncompromising attention to detail instills confidence in both clients and among the Credence team that potential issues are discovered in a timely fashion and that projects will have a positive outcome. Garrett manages the hosted application Relativity, and is adept with a variety of searching, culling, and processing tools such as IPRO Tech’s eCapture and Allegro suites, Clearwell, and Wave Software’s Trident Pro. Garrett has prepared affidavits and provided consulting regarding computer forensic and electronic discovery cases and is able to provide expert testimony on such matters. Garrett is certified as an eCapture Administrator, a Relativity Certified Administrator, An Access Data Certified Examiner and is a former Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).
Garrett grew up in Brooklyn, New York, and graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo with cum laude honors. Prior to joining Credence, Garrett worked for two years as a Forensic Analyst with the Forensic Technology Group at Berenfeld, Spritzer, Shechter & Sheer, where he performed a range of computer forensic investigations and electronic discovery for cases involving employment, divorce, intellectual property, and real estate disputes. Garrett assisted with the preparation of expert witness reports regarding computer forensic investigations and e-discovery efforts he was involved with. In addition to Garrett’s expertise in computer forensics and electronic discovery, Garrett is an experienced network administrator and served for 3 ½ years as IT Manager for the National Parkinson Foundation in Miami, FL. In addition, Garrett has extensive experience working with computer hardware, networking, computer software and the Microsoft Windows operating system environment.
VP of Operations
Ryan oversees and coordinates all day to day operations in our document management, forensics and electronic discovery departments.
He has direct involvement with clients and team members on every project to understand the needs and expectations as well as the most cost effective approach to ensure a timely and accurate deliverable.
Aside from managing department team members Ryan has a hands on approach in electronic discovery project management with over 6 years of experience in review tools such as Summation, Catalyst, and Relativity along with electronic discovery processing tools IPRO, eScan- IT, NeedleFinder, Trident, Paraben, and Clearwell. In document management he has extensive knowledge of both Ribstone and IPRO software.
The full understanding of the tools, personnel, and time frames necessary to meet the changing demands of our clients is a tremendous advantage that has complemented the relationships Credence has in place as well as forming and maintaining new ones.
Deeanna Ellis Fleener
VP of Case Strategy and Solutions
Deeanna is responsible for project initiation/consultation meetings, assisting case teams with creating workflows appropriate for each matter, and daily project management duties for Credence Corp’s corporate clients as well as assisting the business development team with demonstrating the technology solutions offered by Credence Corp.
Deeanna has worked in the eDiscovery industry for almost 10 years at both law firms and vendors across the U.S. holding roles in project management, litigation support, and consulting. Training end users on various databases, creating and implementing best practices, using technology as an advantage, and managing large complex matters are among her specialties. Deeanna has worked on a variety of case types including Intellectual Property, trademark, copyright, ITC, SEC and DOJ investigations, Federal Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), class actions, and criminal matters and has mastered the use of early case assessment, data analytics, and assisted review/predictive coding tools to streamline the review and production of documents.
Deeanna is an active member of the Electronic Data Reference Model (EDRM) and Sedona Conference Working Group 1. She was also a founding member of the Boston chapter of Women in eDiscovery (WiE) and has spoken at various conferences across the U.S.