private law investigationThere are many ways a private investigator can help an attorney build a strong case for their client, and although it is possible to be successful without using a private investigator, the evidence that one can uncover and thoroughly document can make a case much stronger. In some cases, it may be the difference between success and failure. There are several ways we can help attorneys; the following are just a few of the basics.


If you are defending a client that is being sued for an injury on their property, but you suspect that there is fraud involved, we can conduct a surveillance operation of the individual who is suspected of a fraudulent lawsuit. If they are not injured in the way they claim to be, we will likely be able to document this on video. Our surveillance techniques are always done within a legal framework and are done in such a manner that we are not detected by those who are under surveillance.

Process Serving

Our private investigative skills complement the field of process serving. If you are having any problems finding an individual to serve papers to, then you should not hesitate to give us a call. We know all of the tricks people will use when they attempt to avoid being served. Even under circumstance when an individual has left town, we can find out where they went. It is better for you to let us do this work, so you can focus on building your case.

Identifying Assets

This can be difficult, and it takes years of experience to know where and how to look for assets. If you are representing a client that is contemplating a divorce or is planning on filing for divorce, we can find hidden assets. It is common for a spouse to hide assets prior to a divorce, or to hide assets during the course of a marriage. If you are attempting to collect on a debt, but would like to identify assets before filing a legal action, we can find out how much wealth an individual has, whether the assets are hidden or not. And finally if you represent a client in a personal injury case and the insurance company offers to settle for less than the damages, it’s important to hire us to do a due diligence asset investigation on the defendant before accepting the settlement.

Identifying a Business or Owner

Even when you have a good case for your client, you may find it difficult to identify who to file a lawsuit against. Companies can hide behind a name that leads to another company name that only exists on paper. We can track down the paper trail to discover exactly who owns a business, and how two or more business names relate to each other. Once you have this information, you will be better prepared to get the compensation your client deserves.

The above examples are only a portion of the ways our private investigation services can help you build better cases for your clients. Let us do what we do best, and our services can provide the documentation and other legal requirements you have. Our services are always done discreetly and legally. Contact us today, so we can discuss your specific legal needs.

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Bruce Robertson

Bruce Robertson is a private investigator and founder of Tristar Investigation, California’s premiere detective agency. Bruce is also a media commentator for the investigation industry, featured in the New York Times, CNN, History Channel, MSNBC, Los Angeles Times and many more. You can find him on Google+ LinkedIn and YouTube.