"Founded by experts in the legal and technology sectors with the purpose of advancing discovery management through process and expertise."

Team

Dennis Hall III
Chief Executive Officer

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 Martin
Chief Operating Officer

Jenniffer manages Credence’s Client Support and Operations teams. Her team of legal and technology professionals works closely with clients to define specific data requirements and coordinate operations.

As a hands on manager, Jenniffer’s focus is on ensuring Credence’s E-Discovery 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.

Jenniffer is also a trainer in leading E-Discovery review tools Summation, Concordance and Catalyst and regularly conducts training sessions for attorneys and litigation support staff on the latest and best use of these essential tools. Jenniffer is also a Certified Clearwell Administrator and regularly participates in training classes in Credence’s hosted platform Relativity. As a former Litigation Manager for an AMLAW 100 firm, she also has a wealth of knowledge as it relates to case management and strategy and is able to leverage her legal expertise to create custom solutions for customers and clients.

Chris Johnson
Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Chris is responsible for the direction and execution of Credence’s business development strategy, which includes providing consultative discovery management solutions to corporations and law firms across the country.

With almost 10 years in the litigation support services industry, Chris’ experience further solidifies Credence’s position as the premier discovery management provider in the state of Florida.

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.

Garrett Baken
Vice President, Digital Forensics and eDiscovery

Garrett is involved in all aspects of the services provided by the Digital Forensics and Electronic Discovery departments at Credence Corp. This oversight of both departments enables the creation of operational synergies within Credence Corp., and ensures capable and efficient management of all projects involving electronic data from inception and collection through culling, review, and production.

As a certified eCapture Administrator and a certified administrator for the Relativity and Clearwell hosted applications, Garrett is adept with a variety of searching, culling and processing tools such as IPRO Tech’s eCapture and Allegro suites and Wave Software’s Trident Pro. Garrett has prepared affidavits and provided consulting regarding computer forensic and electronic discovery matters and is able to provide expert testimony on such matters.

Prior to joining Credence, Garrett worked as a Forensic Analyst with the Berenfeld, Spritzer, Shechter & Sheer Forensic Technology Group.

Garrett’s knowledge and experience prove invaluable in providing Credence Corp. clients a broad range of services.

Ryan Gleason
Vice President 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.