First Legal Investigations is a full-service, licensed detective agency, staffed by experienced professionals. We provide services to the legal profession, insurance industry, municipalities, corporate clients, and private individuals. We are discreet, professional, and deliver real-time evidence you can use. Our agents are trained to understand the investigative needs of attorneys, what constitutes proper evidence and chain of custody, and undergo regular instruction and training on how to provide accurate testimony to help ensure that every element of your surveillance adds value, reduces risk, and is defensible in the court of law.


Whether assets have been hidden behind a legitimate business or concealed behind international barriers, First Legal Investigations helps you find what you’re looking for. Unlike competitors, we won’t abandon you once the asset search is over. After your judge’s ruling is perfected, we’ll guide you through the writ process. First Legal Investigations does not perform asset seizures, but we’ll be glad to help you serve levies.

International service of process requires that your documents be served in both English and the language of the country in which it is being served. To assist you in the process, we offer translation services in over 200 languages. First Legal will also prepare your letters rogatory.


We know how and where to look for information, but more importantly we know how to interpret it, which is why our background searches are some of the most comprehensive in the industry. Our extensive searches usually return information after seven to 10 days. We move quickly, but we don’t jeopardize the integrity of the investigation. When a First Legal investigator signs off on a report, they are confident that they’ve been diligent in providing you with service you can use!


There are any number of reasons you may need to perform a skip trace. Whether you know the exact schedule of your subject or you’re running on dead leads, our licensed investigators locate difficult to find individuals using state-of-the-art technology. Skip Tracers at First Legal successfully manage thousands of cases each year and are qualified to perform searches domestically and internationally. If you need to locate a witness, litigant, heir, or other evasive individual for legal purposes, we’re here to help you.


From elusive vagrants to celebrities, our investigators tailor a strategic action plan to locate and surveil any individual. We use a proven methodology and practice consistency in status communications for even the most difficult service of process. It’s important to us that our clients know we’re working to meet their needs around the clock.


Since 1984, we have been the industry’s foremost experts in international service of process. The procedures for serving abroad can be complicated and time consuming, but our expertise in judicial requirements takes guesswork and delays out of the equation. Our effective management team diligently oversees every aspect of the required document preparation phase.

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