Ebert & Associates is an Albuquerque, New Mexico, firm specializing in developing and supporting compelling legal arguments based on spatial data and other information derived from photographs and other sorts of image sources, and mapped information.
While data derivation and analysis are aided by state-of-the-art methods such as photointerpretation, photogrammetry, remote sensing, digital mapping technologies including CAD and GIS, image processing, and computer visualization and animation, the emphasis at Ebert & Associates is always on the logic and legal advantage of arguments supported by real data.
We provide these services to law firms, individual attorneys, and other clients involved in litigation focusing on environmental issues, land use, and water rights, on accidents, fires, explosions, and product liability, in criminal matters including bitemark and tool mark analysis and crime scene reconstruction, as well as in any other legal matter in which images and spatial data are important.
In addition to reaching conclusions and deriving arguments and reconstructions from imaged and mapped data, it is important in many legal cases to provide data from such sources that can help other experts and attorneys with their own analyses and arguments.
Ebert & Associates was founded by by Eileen Camilli and James I. Ebert and incorporated in 1983. Dr. Ebert's forensic experience was initiated in the mid-1970's shortly after he helped found the National Park Service's Remote Sensing Division, an office at the University of New Mexico dedicated to using aerial photos and space images to find, preserve and study archaeological sites and ruins. He was approached by two forensic odontologists who wondered whether bite marks on a body could be brought out from photos by image processing; the bite marks were made by Theodore Bundy when he murdered a woman in Florida. Over the years, our forensic work has shifted from serial murders and other criminal matters to predominantly civil litigation.