HISTORICAL INVESTIGATIONS IN LEGAL MATTERS
Historical information resides in a vast array of sources. I have a knowledge of the federal records system (including the National Archives) and have conducted research across the country in a wide variety of archives, libraries, government offices, and private collections. I can decipher the arcane systems used to organize historical records, effectively employ on-line resources, and develop targeted Freedom of Information Act requests to systematically gather the available historical record.
I document what is collected, but I can also document what was unavailable in the surviving records – a fact that can be just as important when addressing legal issues.
I can present findings in narrative reports, affidavits, depositions, and trial testimony, and can coordinate efforts with experts from other disciplines. I understand that the legal process requires authentication of historical evidence, and follow careful procedures to document historical research.
Research and factual investigation
Historical consulting for discovery and motions
Call us at (423) 531-7060 or contact Scott Searches for a customized proposal to meet your historical research needs.