Stephen J. Ellwood
(416) 642-9605

Stephen J. Ellwood has over 30 years of experience and expertise in the design, implementation and maintenance of information systems, Internet architecture, email systems, and database systems. Spanning the entire personal computing era, his work has covered all areas of technology: hardware, software, online, mobile, and traditional and IP based telephony.

Mr. Ellwood is the founder and President of ellwood associates inc. (EAI). Since EAI’s beginnings in 1984, Mr. Ellwood has built it into a ‘best in class’ enterprise specializing in technology for the legal community in Canada. With his team of 15 consultants out of Toronto, Mr. Ellwood and EAI have served as the principal contractor or consultant on technology-related projects for over 200 large and small law firms, for government, and for corporate legal departments. His work has included:

  • advising lawyers and other professionals on technology
  • designing, implementing and maintaining technology infrastructures
  • designing, implementing and maintaining knowledge and information systems
  • developing strategies and systems for the forensic use of information technology
  • advising on and implementing technology security
  • implementing and maintaining document management systems
  • implementing and maintaining Internet services, including email and ISP mail servers
  • installing and configuring software systems
  • designing, installing and maintaining database and information systems.

Mr. Ellwood is affiliated in various capacities with, and has been the “go-to guy” for Canada’s leading law firm service providers, including:

  • Commonwealth Legal
  • ESI
  • Lexis Nexis (CaseMap, Concordance, Law Prediscovery, Timematters, PCLaw) AccessData (Summation)
  • Guidance Software (Encase; EAI is a certified channel partner).

Mr. Ellwood holds a host of technology and forensic certifications:

  • EnCase Certified Examiner EnCE 2011
  • Guidance Software Computer Forensics certified completed courses:
    • First Responder Training
    • Computer Forensics I
    • Computer Forensics II
    • Advanced Computer Forensics
    • EnCE Prep Course
    • EnCase Portable Configurations and Examinations
    • Examination of NTFS
    • EnCase Enterprise Examinations
    • EnCase Cybersecurity
    • Macintosh/Linux Examinations
    • Network Intrusion Investigations
    • EnCase eDiscovery
  • Access Data LLC- certified completed AccessData Forensics Tool Kit Continuing Education Seminars 2011
  • AccessData Forensics Tool Kit Continuing Education Seminars 2011
  • National White Collar Crime Centre- certified completed X1 Social Discovery
  • Concordance Certified Administrator, Certified Trainer
  • Law PreDiscovery- Administrator/EDD
  • Summation- Summation Enterprise (SQL) Administrator
  • Case Soft - Certified Support in CaseMap, TextMap, NoteMap, DepoMap, TimeMap
  • Lexis Nexis TimeMatters - Certified Independent Consultant in TimeMatters v6, v7, v8, v9 & v10 Professional, Enterprise (SQL) v7 and v8 and WorldServer (Web) v8 Editions
  • Out of the Box – TimeMatters Developers - Certified installer and trainer in OTB templates v7 and v8
  • Gavel and Gown- Amicus Attorney Premier Consultant
  • inData Trial Director- Certified Trainer and Administrator
  • LiveNote- Certified admin and trainer
  • Microsoft- Microsoft SQL 2005 Database Administrator – incomplete
  • Novell Certified Engineer (v.2/3/4)

In addition to his work at EAI, Mr. Ellwood:

  • founded and operated one of Canada’s first Internet service providers, Internet Connect Niagara, which served up to 10,000 users, including major enterprises; led, designed and created the significant Niagara Hospital Rbase relational database system covering the regional hospital’s 3000 patients;
  • brought Sheraton Hotels Worldwide to the Internet with a portfolio of over 400 properties;
  • served as special consultant to the 2002 International Litigation Forum in Geneva Switzerland.

Mr. Ellwood is a Dean’s List graduate of the University of Western Ontario, where he earned a B.A. (honours) in Economics. He is currently a candidate for the degree of Masters of Business Administration at the University of Reading- Henley School of Business.