Our Team of Experts

Noel Kersh

EnCE | Managing Principal

Noel is the Managing Principal of Pathway Forensics. He has extensive experience in conducting digital forensics acquisitions and analysis on a variety of cases involving business and employment disputes, compliance with discovery requests, family law, harassment, in-house investigations for large corporations, copyright infringement and criminal cases. He also has handled large-scale e-discovery matters.

Prior to joining Pathway, Noel helped lead two initiatives to receive a distinguished laboratory accreditation given by the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB). This accreditation demonstrates that a computer forensics laboratory’s operating standards meet quality standards set by ASCLD/LAB. Accreditation criteria include personnel, technical procedures, equipment and physical facilities. Noel has also provided audit services to labs seeking ASCLD/LAB accreditation.

Noel has provided expert testimony by deposition, affidavit and at trial on matters involving computer forensics. Noel is an EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE), and member of the Forensic Expert Witness Association (FEWA). Noel is a licensed Private Investigator by the State of Texas.


Halen Phan


Halen Phan is a Director at Pathway Forensics, leading the eDiscovery team. He has extensive experience in conducting digital forensics acquisitions and data analysis on a variety of matters involving civil litigation, intellectual property theft, employee misconduct, and corporate investigation and discovery requests. Halen also has experience in eDiscovery matters encompassing all phases of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM).

Prior to joining Pathway Forensics, Halen spent 12 years at a major corporate firm working in the Forensic Technology group. Earlier on, he spent eight years as a Project Engineer working in the oil and gas industry.

Halen has provided signed affidavits involving computer forensics. He is a GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA), GIAC Advanced Smartphone Forensic Analyst (GASF), and a member of InfraGard. He also is a licensed Private Investigator by the State of Texas.


Michael Trpkosh


Michael Trpkosh is a Director at Pathway Forensics, focused on continuing to enhance and expand the cybersecurity practice at the firm. He has extensive experience in client management, security software implementation, risk management and auditing, business impact analysis, system applications, business continuity and disaster recovery, and governance and compliance. He is an influential leader who creates a cybersecurity vision for clients with hands-on involvement, from planning through execution.

Prior to joining Pathway, Michael worked in the IT space for 30+ years, with the last 15 focused exclusively on information and/or cybersecurity. He served in organizational leadership roles as a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and has worked with CISOs during his time as a cybersecurity consultant. Regardless of what side of the table Michael is on, he enjoys helping organizations develop effective cybersecurity programs by addressing risk and creating a cybersecurity-conscious culture.

Michael earned his MBA and is a Certified Information Programs Security Professional (CISSP), a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), and a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).


Dennis Williams

EnCE | Director

Dennis Williams is a Director of Pathway Forensics. He has over 32 years of law enforcement experience with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and was the Director of the Greater Houston Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory (RCFL), a multi-agency task force. Dennis was an FBI certified Computer Forensics Examiner and a Certified Forensic Computer Examiner (CFCE) with the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists (IACIS). He has conducted hundreds of computer forensic exams involving a variety of investigations including directing the search, capture, analysis, and litigation support of electronic evidence in the largest financial corporation collapse in Houston history. He provides expert witness services including reports and testimony.

Dennis successfully completed training as an Assessor for Digital Evidence for the American Society of Crime Lab Directors – Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB) and is an officer for the Texas Gulf Coast Chapter of the High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA). He is an EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE) and a licensed Private Investigation Manager in the State of Texas.