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Best Private
Investigators in
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2017

Why These Private Investigators?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored private investigators on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best private investigators in Los Angeles, CA.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Armando Zatarain Investigations

Armando Zatarain Investigations is a Newport-based private detective and a licensed private investigator that serves all of Southern and Northern California. Armando Zatarain and his staff of well-trained investigators know the importance of documentation both written and video recorded. They handle cases fast, efficiently, and for a reasonable fee. Armando Zatarain is a lifetime member of the California Narcotic Officers' Association.

Newport Beach, CA(949) 383-0300

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Corinthian Group

Corinthian Group is a faith-based professional private investigation agency based in Ontario, California specializing in the art of surveillance for workers' compensation fraud, infidelity and child custody, and welfare investigation cases. Corinthian Group is a technology-savvy private investigative firm utilizing state-of-the-art technology, qualified experience, and a strong sense of integrity to provide clients with efficient results. Corinthian Group offers free phone consultations.

Ontario, CA(877) 687-3939

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Doerner Investigations

Doerner Investigations in Agoura Hills offers the residents of Los Angeles private investigation, security, and protection services. Owner and lead investigator Amy Doerner keeps up-to-date on changes in the industry and laws and adopts new tools and technologies that benefit her practice. Doerner Investigations is affiliated with Precision Security and Protective Services and California Association of Licensed Investigators.

Agoura Hills, CA(213) 910-4609

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Empire Pacific Investigative Service

Empire Pacific Investigative Service is an investigation and consultation firm based in West Hollywood that offers a diverse range of investigative services individually tailored to clients' specific needs. Empire Pacific Investigative Services was established in 1993 by three retired U.S. Federal Special Agents and for the past 20 years has primarily been involved in infidelity investigations, domestic surveillance, child support investigations, missing person searches, and employee theft and fraud investigations. Empire Pacific Investigative Service has been Rated A Top Los Angeles Investigative Firm in 2015.

West Hollywood, CA(310) 657-3747

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G.E. Investigation

G.E. Investigations is a private investigation agency based in Studio City, Los Angeles that offers a wide array of private detective services. G.E. Investigations uses a combination of extensive experience in conjunction with cutting equipment to provide private investigator services such as civil and criminal investigations, physical surveillance, covert custom encased cameras, process server services, and locating missing people. They also have the expertise and advanced investigative equipment needed to perform in-depth fraud investigations, narcotics field tests of unknown substances, and forensic data recovery for mobile devices and computers. G.E. Investigations is a licensed, bonded, and insured company that also offers free phone consultation and discounts to military personnel and civil servants.

Studio City, CA(866) 347-7948

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Groves Investigations

Groves Investigations is a licensed and insured private investigation firm based in the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Owned by a former Los Angeles County sheriff with over 30 years of experience, the firm offers high levels of professionalism, confidentiality, and discretion in providing services such as general surveillance, background checks, asset investigation, litigation support, child custody investigations, workers' compensation investigations, locating individuals, and domestic surveillance. Groves Investigation is a member of California Association of Licensed Investigators.

Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA(310) 974-2912

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Hodson P.I. Investigations

Fullerton-based Hodson P.I. Investigations has been conducting professional investigative services for the public, businesses, and municipal entities throughout California, select other states, and the world since 2003. They offer wide variety professional investigative services which include surveillance, background checks, missing persons, financial investigations, service of legal process, workplace investigations, theft investigations, and online and social media Investigations. The firm is headed by world renowned private detective Justin D. Hodson, CPI, an internationally renowned professional private investigator, a former executive officer and board member at the California Association of Licensed Investigators (CALI), and a Certified Professional Investigator (CPI).

Fullerton, CA(714) 646-4545

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Hover View Investigations

Hover View Investigations is a full service detective agency located in the heart of Los Angeles. They provide cost effective and affordable services from investigators who use their expertise and hi-tech resources to help insurance companies, employers, and businesses with background checks, asset search, missing person location, investigate insurance fraud, and hire bodyguards. Hover View Investigations is a licensed, bonded, and insured company and a member of United States Association of Private Investigators.

Los Angeles, CA(323) 466-4837

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J R Investigations

J R Investigations is a California private investigator and investigation agency based in Calabasas that has been serving businesses and individuals since 1990. Director Jay Rosenzweig specializes in abduction cases, background investigations, locate investigations, identity fraud, and family law investigation. He was named Investigator of the Year by the California Association of Licensed Investigators (CALI) and was elected president in 1997. He is also a member of the Professional Investigators of California and the Association of Professional Genealogists.

Calabasas, CA(818) 704-9925

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Kay and Associates Investigations

Kay and Associates Investigations is a private investigation and security consultation company based in Encino that specializes in surveillance, cyber security, and fraud. Kay and Associates has over 24 years licensed in California and employs experts and professionals in all areas of investigations to ensure the highest level of service. Their services include investigative and security solutions for corporate security, theft, spousal infidelity, custody and divorce, security consultation, executive protection foreign and domestic, and asset and property repatriation. Kay and Associates have been rated five-stars by previous clients for their professionalism, accuracy, and high quality of service.

Encino, CA(424) 284-8262

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MCM Investigations

MCM Investigations is a private investigation firm that has been serving the residents of Los Angeles, Orange, and San Diego Counties since 1996. Owned and operated by retired LAPD Officer Mike McCormick, MCM Investigations and its team of licensed and professional private investigators offer a wide array of services. They specialize in video surveillance; child custody and divorce matters; and background and employee investigation. MCM Investigations' work has been featured in Fox News.

Los Angeles, CA(661) 259-5434

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Parrent Smith Investigations

Parrent Smith Investigations is a full service, licensed investigation and research firm with offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco. They provide results-oriented investigative services to the legal and business communities. With over 40 years of investigative experience, Parrent Smith Investigations uses the latest database and information systems to enhance the investigative process in the services that they offer. The team at Parrent Smith performs asset searches, background investigations, corporate due diligence investigations, environmental investigations, fraud investigations, locating missing individuals, surveillance and other investigative and research services. They were awarded in 2013 with the Los Angeles Award in the Private Investigator category by the Los Angeles Award Program.

Los Angeles, CA(310) 275-8619

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Strategic Support Investigations

Strategic Support Investigations is a licensed and insured private investigation firm based in Pasadena founded by former law enforcement investigators. Strategic Support Investigations aims to provide affordable investigative solutions for individuals, families, businesses, attorneys, and the insurance industry with services that include insurance fraud investigations, domestic and infidelity investigations, criminal and civil investigations, elder abuse investigation, and background investigations. Strategic Support Investigations offers free consultation and case estimate.

Pasadena, CA(866) 428-4909

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Sunset Blvd. Investigations, Inc.

Sunset Blvd. Investigations is a privately owned and licensed investigative firm based in downtown Los Angeles that specializes in civil and criminal investigations. Sunset Blvd. Investigations offers a wide range of specialized services in the field of private investigation, civil, and criminal investigations. They are a member of the California Association of Licensed Investigators, Professional Investigators of California, and World Association of Detectives, Inc.

Los Angeles, CA(213) 745-4080

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Super Eye Investigations

Super Eye Investigations is a full service private investigation firm based in Encino that provides investigation options for corporate clients, law firms, and the private sector. Their team of private investigators has over 30 years of experience in the field, and are equipped with law enforcement and military backgrounds. Using state-of-the-art technology to deliver quick and efficient results, they offer a wide range of services that include surveillance, infidelity investigation, missing persons, database record search, undercover operations, and pre-employment screenings. Super Eye Private Investigations of Los Angeles is licensed, bonded and insured and provide complimentary, confidential consultations.

Encino, CA(888) 812-9993

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Tristar Investigation

Los Angeles-based Tristar Investigation is a full service detective agency that helps clients throughout California with investigative needs. For over 30 years, their team of licensed private investigators, with backgrounds in law enforcement, have provided a personal and professional touch to the services they provide. Tristar is a member of the National Association of Legal Investigators, the California Association of Licensed Investigators, and the National Council of Investigation and Security Services.

Los Angeles, CA(310) 390-0947

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Wolfe's Investigations

Wolfe's Investigations is a full service licensed and insured investigative agency in West Hills that specializes in missing persons, runaways, and child custody cases as well as domestic issues. Owner Brian S. Wolfe personally conducts the agency's investigations and only utilizes licensed private investigators who have over ten years of experience. Wolfe has worked as a field investigator since 1990 and stars in Cry Wolfe, an ID Channel show based on his life as a longtime professional private investigator. Wolfe's Investigations is fully licensed by the California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services and insured.

West Hills, CA(818) 340-8663

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