Why we are your #1 Choice

In business since 1981, our firm has established protocol to obtain the highest percentage of success at the lowest cost. We have an experienced team of multi-ethnic and bilingual Investigators throughout CA, AZ and WA. Our Management Team has over 80 years of combined experience in investigations and management (see "Management Directory" under "Contact Us"). We have an impressive list of clients and a long list of "testimonials" from satisfied clients. For further details, please go to our "Testimonials" link below.

Service Areas

Specialized Investigations is a full service investigative firm with three offices in California, one office in Arizona, and one office in Washington. Specialized Investigations has recently added Investigators in the following cities/areas of California, Arizona and Washington: Laverne, CA; Paso Robles, CA; Vacaville, CA; Santa Cruz, CA; Santa Rosa, CA; Visalia, CA; Modesto, CA (Spanish speaking); Santa Clara, CA (Spanish speaking); Phoenix, AZ; Tucson, AZ; Spokane, WA; and Seattle, WA. We continue to meet the needs of our clients by adding experienced investigators in strategic areas of CA, AZ and WA.

Complimentary Training

Specialized Investigations offers an annual complimentary training presentation to our clients. This training can be conducted on-site or at another venue, if desired. additional training presentations are available at a fee for clients and non-clients. For further details please call or email us for a list of the training modules and training presentation request form.

Surveillance News

Our firm tracks surveillance results on a monthly productivity spreadsheet and rewards Investigators for their results. In the past three years, our Investigators obtained video of the subject on 87 % of all cases worked. We can also provide video footage in an email link so you can see the results within 48 hours, or sooner, if needed. For further information about our surveillance services please go to the “Surveillance” link below or under “Services.”
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UPCOMING EVENTS

 

November 18-20,2014 - SCFIA Conference | Palm Springs, CA


PAST EVENTS

 

October 5-7, 2014 - WSATI Speaking Conference | Lake Tahoe, NV

Richard Harer, Vice President of Specialized Investigations, will be speaking at this event.

October 8-9, 2014 - WA IASIU / PSSI Conference | Tukwila, WA

October 9, 2014 - PIWC Conference | Fresno, CA

October 24, 2014 - OR IASIU Conference | Portland, OR

October 29, 2014 - Complimentary SIU & Anti-Fraud Training | Rancho Cordova, CA

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September 22-25, 2014 - RIMS Conference | San Diego, CA

August 13-15, 2014 - AASIU Conference | Phoenix, AZ

May 14-15, 2014 - WSIA Annual Conference | Tacoma, WA

April 3, 2014 - Professionals In Work Comp (PIWC) Conference | Stockton, CA

April 15-18, 2014 - NCFIA Conference | Monterey, CA

March 4-5, 2014 - Combined Claims Conference (CCC) | Orange County, CA

February 20, 2014 - Educational Presentation | Alvarado Hospital | San Diego, CA

Specialized Investigations was a sponsor for this event which discussed how to diagnose, treat and manage knee injuries and knee replacements.

February 10-11, 2014 - DWC Conference | Oakland, CA

February 3-4, 2014 - DWC Conference | Los Angeles, CA

January 16, 2014 - DVICA Luncheon Training | Walnut Creek, CA

November 5-6, 2013 - CA Self Insured Group Summit | Sacramento, CA

October 29-31, 2013 - SCFIA Annual Training Seminar | Cathedral City, CA

October 11, 2013 - AWCP Conference | Sacramento, CA

September 26, 2013 - RIMS San Diego Work Comp Half-Day Seminar | Social Media Investigations | San Diego, CA

September 9 - 12, 2013 - Auto Theft Training Seminar | AATIA & AASIU | Laughlin, NV

Richard Harer, Vice President of Specialized Investigations, will be speaking at this event on the topic "Social Media Investigations; The Legal, Ethical and Evidentiary Issues".

August 22. 2013 - Rehabilitation Nurses Society (RNS) Luncheon | How Nurses / Others Can Work With Private Investigators | Southern CA

April 9, 2013 - AIP Seminar | San Diego, CA

March 27 – March 29, 2013 - NCFIA Conference | Hyatt Regency Hotel & Spa | Monterey, CA

Specialized Investigations will be exhibiting at Booth # 2.

March 14 – 15, 2013 - CSIA Conference | The Disneyland Hotel | Anaheim, CA

Specialized Investigations will be exhibiting at Booth # 14.

March 12 – 13, 2013 - Combined Claims Conference (CCC) | Long Beach Convention Center | Long Beach, CA

Richard Harer, Vice President of Specialized Investigations, along with Glenn Betts, Director of Workers' Compensation of Carl Warren & Company, will be presenting at this event on March 12th from 1:30 to 2:30 pm on the topic "Best in Class AOE/COE Investigations/Surveillance Management". Specialized Investigations will be exhibiting at Booth # 504.

March 4 – 5, 2013 - DWC Conference | Oakland Marriott City Center | Oakland, CA

Specialized Investigations will be exhibiting at Booth # 47.

February 28 - March 1, 2013 - DWC Conference | Los Angeles Sheraton Gateway | Los Angeles, CA

Specialized Investigations will be exhibiting at Booth # 11.

October 24, 2012 - IAFCA Sacramento Valley Chapter | State Farm Insurance Operations Center Roseville | Sacramento, CA

Richard Harer, Vice President of Specialized Investigations, will be speaking at the 3rd Annual Chapter Training Day for the IAFCI event. The topic of this presentation will be "Social Media Investigations; The Legal, Ethical and Evidentiary Issues".

November 8, 2012 - SCFIA Annual Training Seminar | Doral Desert Princess Resort | Cathedral City, CA

Richard Harer, Vice President of Specialized Investigations, along with Peter Schifrin of Schifrin, Gagnon & Dickey, Jonathan Colman, Esq. of McDowell, Shaw, Colman & Garcia, and Thomas Anderson of Oregon Mutual Insurance Company, will be speaking at this event on the topic "Managing Complex Suspected Fraudulent Property Claims: 'Who's on First?'".

August 23, 2012 - AASIU Conference | Black Canyon Conference Center | Phoenix, AZ

August 10, 2012 - RIMS Golf Tournament | Coronado Golf Course | San Diego, CA

August 6, 2012 - CA Workers' Comp Forum | Lows Coronado Bay Resort | San Diego, CA

Richard Harer, Vice President of Specialized Investigations, along with other presenters, had the pleasure of being a part of the speaker panel for this event and spoke on the topic "Best Practice for Conducting Injury Investigations and Answers to Complex Issues Surrounding Workers' Compensation Fraud and Denial of Claims".

September 9 - 12, 2012 - 27th Annual IASIU Seminar | JW Marriot Desert Springs | Palm Desert, CA

Richard Harer, Vice President of Specialized Investigations, along with other presenters, was a speaker at the IASIU Seminar. Mr. Harer spoke on the topic "Social Media Investigation: The Legal, Ethical & Evidentiary Issues". Specialized Investigations exhibited in Booth # 511 at the IASIU Seminar.