Forensic Examination and Consulting Services
Welcome to the JDS Criminalistics web site. My name is Jeff Saviano. I'm a criminalist who has been involved in the examination and evaluation of forensic
evidence for over 27 years. During that time I have provided expert testimony in both state and federal
In my capacity as a crime scene investigator and forensic examiner I have worked successfully on a variety
of both criminal and civil cases:
- Suspicious Death
- Sexual Assault
- Criminal Mischief
Please take a few minutes to browse through the site to find out
more about my background and qualifications, as well as about the services that my company, JDS Criminalistics, provides.
If you have a case with which I may be able to help, please don't hesitate to contact me. There is never a
charge for an intitial consultation.
“The forensic examination performed by JDS Criminalistics in my case yielded key
information which advanced the investigation and provided important leads. Not only was the report provided quickly
and within budget constraints, it exceeded the quality of examinations performed by forensic offices with far more resources
Attorney at Law
“I have known Jeff for well over a decade, and he was our “go-to”
forensic expert when I was prosecuting homicides as District Attorney. Jeff is the consummate professional, and his expertise
in a wide variety of forensic fields is beyond question. It is truly remarkable to have a forensic expert of Jeff’s
experience and quality available to private practitioners and criminal defense attorneys. His breadth of knowledge and experience
will match, if not surpass, any expert a government agency can produce. I highly recommend him.”
- John Newsome
Newsome and Associates, P.C.
"Jeff came highly recommended
from a variety of attorneys, all of whom praised his expertise and professionalism. Jeff assisted me in a difficult felony
burglary case involving fingerprint and shoeprint evidence. He immediately dove into the assignment and provided me with critical
insight into the case. His glowing recommendations should have told me what to expect but even then, I was incredibly impressed
with his prompt response and the depth of knowledge in the field. Jeff's work was critical, absolutely critical, in getting
the charges dismissed and my client exonerated. Thank you, Jeff. Anyone lucky enough to work with Jeff
will find him to be at the top of his profession."
- Andres Guevara, Attorney at Law
Owner, Law Office of Andres R. Guevara
"I found Jeff in the week prior to trial in a case I had just taken on. I was totally
stressed about the limited prep time, but after hiring Jeff, that stress disappeared. He was able to look at piles of
crime scene photos and produce an expert report for me with blood pattern analysis and witness statement analysis in
less than 2 days. That report not only had exactly what I hoped in it, but Jeff went above and beyond and offered me
assistance in questioning him on the stand regarding his opinion and what evidentiary strengths to emphasize. He is
a true team player and a real professional. Sadly, we never even got to go to trial. After the district attorney's
office looked at his report, they offered to dismiss. Incredible! I can't wait for my next opportunity to hire Jeff
- Sarah J. Schielke, Attorney
Life & Liberty Law Office, LLC
“Over the years I have dealt with Jeff Saviano regarding many different
cases. The one thing that stands out in my mind is the Absolute Precision that Jeff works with.
When Jeff is presented with a case, he looks over the case and comes up with his expert opinion based solely on the
evidence at hand. He is objective in his opinions and is not persuaded by what one wants him to say but
tells it like it is, good or bad. I
recommend JDS Criminalistics, LLC for every case that needs the expertise of knowledge. Jeff works with
the utmost professionalism that is needed in this field. He helps me ask the correct questions in very
difficult cases. Jeff has opened the eyes of attorneys and investigators as to what a case has to offer.
Jeff cares for the people he works with and knows
of the importance of these cases to our clients. I find that he is above reproach with his experience and
expert opinions and when he offers an opinion, I am confident he knows of what he speaks.”
- Joe Arellano
“I have worked with Jeff on several occasions and can say that he was
my favorite expert to put on the stand. He is extremely knowledgeable about his subjects and presents them in such a
fashion that juries trust what he says. I always referred to him as “the professor” because that's how
he comes across to juries.”
Law Office of Jaray and Webster, LLC
“I have known Jeff for over 20 years. He is the consummate professional.
His demeanor in front of a jury is as cool and controlled as it is on a grisly crime scene. No doubt that Jeff
is one of the top criminalists in the state.”
- TJ Shull
TJ Shull Investigations,
“I am very grateful to Jeff for his willingness to jump into a case on short notice
and complete fantastic work. He was able to show the jury that a glove box was open, allowing us to further
our self-defense case. Jeff helped me to better understand the science behind his opinions.
He worked with us to make sure the truth was heard. I look forward to our next case.”
- Jason Savela
The Savela Law Firm, P.C.
came highly recommended as a forensic photographer for a breach of residential lease civil case that I tried. His photos
showed the difference between normal light, in which the extensive dog urine contamination was invisible, and ultraviolet
light, which showed it very graphically. His photos were spectacularly effective, and very professionally done.
He made a real difference in our case, and we were awarded everything we asked for. I highly recommend Jeff for his
professionalism and effectiveness.”
- Rick Callison
Attorney at Law
“Jeff and I worked a cadaver search for buried bodies recently, and I
was able to see him apply his skills in the field. He approaches a crime scene circumspectly, and gives a lot of thought
to how and when he applies his technical knowledge. He is affable and pleasant to work with, and contributed a great
deal to our search team's efforts.”
- Dave Pettinari
"I had the opportunity to work with Mr. Saviano several times while I
was a deputy district attorney with the El Paso County District Attorney's Office. Mr. Saviano has an extensive
knowledge of crime scene investigation and reconstruction. He is a consummate professional and an educator at heart.
He also has a unique ability to connect with a jury, explaining complex issues in an engaging way that really strikes a chord
with them. Mr. Saviano is an expert you can count on to do a thorough job and back it up in court. Now, as a defense
attorney, I would highly recommend him."
- Stephanie Rikeman
Criminal Defense Attorney
“No one in the Colorado private investigation business has the ability
to do the things Jeff brings to the table. A well rounded criminalist is as difficult to find as the location of
Jimmy Hoffa's body -- hey, bet Jeff can find it!”
- Rick Johnson
Rick Johnson & Associates of Colorado, Inc.