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The Attorney’s Private Investigator
By Chris Loomis, P.I.©2010 Chris Loomis & Chris Loomis ConsultationsThe successful results achieved by competent attorneys in litigation, client representation ornegotiations, et cetera are a culmination of collaborative efforts orchestrated by counsel,support staff and independent experts. Counsel analyses and uses the information provided
from resources that are deemed supportive of achieving the desired outcome. The strength andeffectiveness are sometimes dependent on the vigilance and expertise of in house supportstaff, adjunct experts; especially Private Investigators.
“Behind every good attorney is a good
”. The relationship is built on trust, honesty and confidentiality.
Attorneys are adept at representing clients, filing the necessary motions in courts, negotiatingissues, et cetera, but not in doing in depth investigative background checks, surveillance
, locating witnesses, conducting field interviews,finding assets for judgments, investigating
fraud,all things that a competent Private Investigator is proficient in doing and it augments the
effectiveness of counsel by having the most timely, essential, relevant and pertinentinformation to formulate a position for representation. A good Private Investigator can provide
answers by utilizing surveillance,discreet interviewing of neighbors, accessing confidential
databases and hitting the streets to implement good old fashioned gumshoe investigativetechniques. Private Investigators are ethical professionals who usually utilizing expertise,
knowledge and competency acquired in former careers and diverse industries, (for example)Law Enforcement, Journalism, Insurance Claims Investigation, et cetera. This diversity enhancesthe effectiveness of the private investigative industry collectively and creates better value to
prospective attorneys seeking resolutions to problem affecting their clients.The utilization of Private Investigators by Attorneys can be beneficial depending on the quality
of the information acquired, the legality of its acquisition and the disposition of its content. The
Attorney’s legal knowledge is paramount in defining parameters of investigative services, but
the procedures and techniques used are dependent on the legal and investigative knowledge of the Private Investigator.This magnifies the significance of the credibility, honestly and
professionalism of the Private Investigator because the fact that work is done on behalf of
hiring attorney makes the attorney
substantially responsible for investigator’s actions and
adherence to procedural law. Both professionals reputations are on the line and nothing shouldbe done to jeopardize or undermine its characterization.