Innovating the Practice and Business of Law
The attorneys at North Coast Legal consult with law firms and legal practices on how to dramatically increase productivity and efficiency using technology. Our team has years of trial experience using sophisticated forms of technology in the courtroom. We use that experience to help attorneys provide greater value to their clients.

NCL provides hands-on training to attorneys on how to use emerging tools and have provided demonstrable increases in billing efficiency and trial presentation of materials to juries.

Cyber Security Threat Reduction and Analysis

North Coast Legal assists individuals, businesses and law firms to create and refine:
  • Privacy policies;
  • Acceptable use policies;
  • Data breach response policies;
  • Disaster recovery planning;
  • Ethics policies;
  • Electronic communications policies;
  • Encryption policies; and
  • Mobile device management polices.

Our team consists of transactional and white-collar criminal defense attorneys provides comprehensive insights to our clients on steps to minimize exposure in the event of a data breach. NCL provides an attorney-client privilege for our clients when responding to cyber attacks and data breaches.

Practicing Attorneys with Specialized Technical Knowledge
North Coast Legal provides technical and legal guidance for businesses in the 21st century. NCL consults clients on data protection, encryption, network hardening, privacy protection, and intellectual property protection. Our attorneys help clients navigate the requirements of the Health Insurance Privacy and Portability Act (HIPPA); the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act; the Stored Communications Act; the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA); the Fair Credit Report Act (FCRA); and the USA PATRIOT Act.

Internal Investigations
Data breaches frequently occur within an organization. The attorneys at North Coast Legal have conducted internal investigations on behalf of clients in situations involving perceived employee misconduct and data breaches. With our technical expertise, our team can assess vulnerabilities, isolate locations where breaches may have occurred and investigate the source of a breach.

Litigation and Technological Support
NCL provides best in class technology consulting and litigation support. Our team has years of experience working with civil and criminal trial attorneys on developing strategies for the use of technology, implementing strategies to discover electronic stored information and crafting motions and trial tactics for ESI. We have presented on technology and its impact on the law in conferences across the United States and Canada. NCL attorneys have worked on complex federal white collar criminal litigation as well as multi-million dollar civil litigation.

  • Linux Desktop and Headless Servers (Debian and Red Hat-based distributions) 
  • Windows (XP through Windows 10)
  • OS X Desktop and Server (including MacOS)
  • Android records and metadata
  • iOS records and metadata
  • Facebook records and metadata
  • Twitter records and metadata
  • Google records and metadata
  • Youtube records and metadata
  • Location, GPS, and triangulation records
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Apache Solr
  • Elastic Search
  • Microsoft Exchange Servers
  • Postfix
  • IMAP
  • SMTP
  • Google Cloud Compute
  • G Apps Suite
  • Amazon EWS
  • Box
  • Dropbox
  • OneDrive
  • Google Drive
  • MySQL
  • Wordpress
  • Drupal
  • Joomla
  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • Apache v.2


800 Cottageview Drive
Suite 1080
Traverse City, MI   49684

Phone: (231) 421-7076
Fax: (231) 613-4560