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, WA and TX. 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, one office in Texas and one office in Washington. Specialized Investigations has recently added Investigators in the following cities/areas of California, Arizona, Washington and Texas: Houston, TX; Dallas, TX; San Antonio, TX; Los Angeles, CA; San Diego, CA; Ventura, CA; Portland OR; Vancouver, WA; 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, TX, WA, OR and ID.

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.”
Home Services SIU & Claims Investigations

SPECIALIZED INVESTIGATIONS was established in 1981 as a Special Investigation Unit (SIU) of a well established independent adjusting firm, that has provided services to many insurance carriers since 1975. Our clients include large and small insurance companies, defense law firms, third party administrators (TPAs), and self-insurers (list of references available upon request). We possess both a private investigator's license and insurance adjuster's license.  Many of our investigators are trained to investigate and adjust claims.  All investigators are annually certified in the California Fair Claims Settlement Practices Regulations.  Copies of the certificates are available upon request.

SPECIALIZED INVESTIGATIONS offers the following areas of expertise:

  • Property claims ranging from large jewelry losses, arson, auto/auto theft, burglaries, robberies, catastrophe claims, personal article floaters, and others.

  • Workers' Compensation involving AOE/COE Investigations, Activity Checks, Surveillance,  Developing Employment Histories and Access to Prior WCAB Claims History.

  • Auto Accidents  & Auto Theft including staged auto fraud cases, routine auto liability investigations, other vehicular claims cases involving fatalities, major injuries, minor injuries, and/or non-injury accidents, auto theft (including burned vehicles, owner give-ups, and others);  access to DMV records, other auto-related sources and experts.

  • Personal Injury including slip and falls, assault and battery incidents, other injury related claims, investigate and/or adjust routine claims, suspected fraud cases, take detailed written or recorded statements, perform scene investigations and take photos or video

  • Premises and Products Liability involving major class action product liability cases, homeowners and commercial premises liability accidents including large and small claims ranging from deaths to minor injuries; maintain a well established list of experts.

  • Death & Disability from accidental death and disability, suspected fraud cases; experienced surveillance team;  taking statements and obtaining information; investigative resources to develop information regarding past medical and claims history.


  • SIU investigations including personal injury, auto/auto theft, and premises/products liability cases, ranging from fraud rings, major class action products liability cases, personal injury defense investigations, and all other related claims.

  • Claims investigations, including detailed written/recorded statements, scene investigations, cold calls, locating individuals, canvassing, taking photos and/or video, and other task assignments. 

  • Independent adjusters license, 2607896, issued by the Department of Insurance. Our investigators are cross-trained to adjust claims ranging from slip and fall accidents, auto collisions, property claims and others. All Investigators are annually certified in the California Fair Claims Settlement Practices Regulations (copies of declarations available upon request).


  • Access to many resources available to handle both suspicious and routine insurance claims. Some of the resources include the Central Index Bureau (CIB), Property Insurance Loss Register (PILR), National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), ISO, and other insurance-related databases. We are also members of various insurance associations and have a well- established reputation within the insurance industry.

    Published handbooks and other materials on Insurance Fraud Indicators, Fraud Investigation and Information Databases, and newsletters on various subjects related to insurance investigations. A copy of these publications is available by calling 1-800-714-3728 or by Emailing Us.