Michael Köhn

Areas of Practice: criminal law, general civil

Year of Admission


Contact Details

083 457 7112

Ground Floor, Village Chambers


Michael initially started his studies in music at the University of Pretoria, specialising in piano didactics and music technology. In 2013 he completed a MSc in computer science with a dissertation titled “An Integrated Digital Forensic Process Model”. He read towards his LLB at Unisa.

Michael lectured at the Computer Science Department of the University of Pretoria for a number of years before heading the Cyber Security Digital Forensics Lab at Deloitte for a brief period in 2012. During that time his main contribution was to develop an effective framework for the effective presentation of digital evidence by way of rigorous internationally accepted forensic procedures. He has given testimony in numerous cases, which include hacking, divorce, testaments, contract killing, pornography and various financial crimes. He has provided many opinions on digital and electronic data representations. His interests include legal and procedural aspects of Information Technology.

Michael was called to the bar in 2013 and has a practice in civil and criminal litigation.

Areas of Practice

General civil and criminal litigation.


  1. MD Kohn, MM Eloff and JHP Eloff, “Integrated Digital Forensic Process Model” Computers & Security Vol 38 (2013) 103-115, Elsevier Publication on Science Direct
  2. Waldo Delport, Michael Kohn and Martin Olivier, “Isolating a cloud instance for a Digital Forensic In- vestigation”, in HS Venter, M Coetzee and M Loock (eds),Proceedings of the ISSA 2011 Innovative Minds Conference, Johannesburg, South Africa, July 2011 (Published electronically)
  3. MD Kohn, JHP Eloff and MS Olivier, “UML Modeling of Digital Forensic Process Models (DFPMs)”, in HS Venter, MM Eloff, JHP Eloff and L Labuschagne (eds), Proceedings of the ISSA 2008 Innovative Minds Conference, Johannesburg, South Africa, July 2008 (Published electronically)
  4. M Kohn, JHP Eloff and MS Olivier, “Framework for a Digital Forensic Investigation”, in HS Venter, JHP Eloff, L Labuschagne and MM Eloff (eds), Proceedings of the ISSA 2006 from Insight to Foresight Conference, Sandton, South Africa, July 2006 (Published electronically).


LLB (Unisa), MSc (CS) (cum laude), BMus (hons) (cum laude) (UP)


English, Afrikaans