"An attorney may think that they do not have any need for an experienced private investigator because of the variety of skills and resources that they employ. But have you ever found yourself staring at a computer screen and asking:
I know the answer is out there…Where do we go from here?
Although law school and career experience provide an attorney with a number of useful research techniques and litigation skill, they do have limits.
Consulting with a professional private investigator can help attorney’s to leverage your position and find creative and efficient ways to come out ahead of your adversary."
How Can a Private Investigator Help an Attorney?
Whether it’s a dead-beat dad, a missing family member or a long-lost friend - a Private Investigator has the experience to track down just about anyone, even if they’re working hard to not be found. Whether you would like to interview, serve, or investigate someone, an investigator can help you to identify and locate the individual.
Investigators are skilled at locating assets such as real estate, valuable property (artwork, antiques, collectibles, etc.), and vehicles. An investigator can also help attorneys to identify the location or existence of both domestic and offshore bank accounts.
An investigator can help attorneys to identify current assets and any efforts to hide or misrepresent them. A PI has the experience and knowledge to help an attorney enforce a judgement.
Digital Research and Surveillance
Before divorce papers are served, it’s important to catch a cheating spouse in the act. Law firms commonly acquire the services of a private investigator to determine if the spouse is cheating. Both infidelity and identifying hidden assets require digital research and at times surveillance. An investigator can’t simply access or hack someone’s financial records, but they can rummage through discarded bank statements, interview witnesses, and film or photograph the subject using property that supposedly doesn’t exist.
That’s where professional investigators come in. An attorney can leverage expertise, an investigative firm’s collective experience, to his own benefit. A true professional investigator either maintains expertise in various areas or maintains affiliations with industry specific experts. Either way, an adept lawyer will realize the value of knowing a professional investigator, the consummate information professional, the guy who knows a guy.
There are countless reasons why an attorney would want to hire a legal private investigator. The most basic reason is that most attorneys and law firms simply do not have the time and resources to conduct a thorough investigation, find and interview potential witnesses, seek and uncover evidence that could be pertinent to proving their client's case, all in addition to preparing their case and getting their client ready to appear in court. The most effective and efficient way to improve your chances of obtaining the positive outcome your client is counting on you to deliver, is to hire a skilled legal private investigator to work on your behalf.