CHRIS EDQUIST, CFCE

Private Investigator

Digital Forensic Lab Manager

Hometown:  Conway, Arkansas


E-Mail:Chris@ThirdChair.com
Office:817-953-3385
Toll Free:1-877-505-2112
Fax:817-554-1534
Cell:501-269-2354




Chris Edquist has been the chief forensic examiner for Third Chair Digital Forensics LLC since December of 2015. Chris brought considerable digital forensics experience to Third Chair, having served for 11 years as a forensic scientist with the digital evidence section of the Arkansas State Crime Lab in Little Rock.


Chris currently holds numerous certifications in the digital forensic field:

Certified Forensic Computer Examiner (CFCE) through the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists (IACIS);

Cellebrite Universal Forensic Extraction Device (UFED)/Physical Certified examiner through Cellebrite; and

Certified Handheld Examiner through Paraben Corporation.


These certifications allow Chris to conduct thorough examinations of digital storage devices such as hard drives, thumb drives and optical discs; allow him to perform extractions on mobile devices such as cell phones and tablets; allow him to clarify video and audio files; and perform data recovery of active and deleted files.  Chris has also successfully performed several “chip off” cellular device extractions.


Chris is also a licensed private investigator in the State of Texas. Among his other technical duties, he specializes in detailed social media investigations.


Altogether Chris has over six hundred hours of formal training in the various digital forensic disciplines. He has also qualified as an expert in numerous state and federal courts, and testified on digital forensic topics in civil and criminal cases throughout Texas and Arkansas.  Chris has his Bachelor of Business Administration—Management Information Systems degree from the University of Central Arkansas.


Chris has conducted training to lawyers and law enforcement officers in Texas and Arkansas in the field of digital forensics.  Chris has been a member of the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists (IACIS) since 2007.


Chris and his wife live in Roanoke.