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 Testimonials


Over the years, SPECIALIZED INVESTIGATIONS has received many testimonials from satisfied clients.  The following is a partial list of written testimonials received from our clients:

I have just now received a second call from Deputy W.  He advised that the insured just pled guilty to all three charges of Felony Arson; Felony Insurance Fraud, and the Misdemeanor filing of a false police report. He is to be sentenced to jail shortly, but should receive between 8 and 15 years for all counts.

Jon M.

Please stop all remaining activities on this file. The claims folks have made a decision and have elected to adjust the claim. You guys did a great job....as usual.

Best to everyone,  Jim

Many thanks for the prompt and successful search that you and your office conducted for us. If you would like us to provide a reference/testimonial as a previous European client then please let me know, as we would be more than happy to oblige.


Rod & Holly S-D.

I received a call from Jack this afternoon.  He says the WCAB ruled in our favor. Mr. Ramirez got a "Take Nothing."  The judge was not persuaded by Mr. Ramirez' testimony.
This is a big deal.  You do not win much of the time in workers' compensation.  Wanted to thank you for your help and congratulate you on a job well done.

Best regards,
Lyle J.

I wanted to take a moment and acknowledge an exceptional investigation performed by Investigator Murray. This case had an exposure in the area of $500,000.00; however based on the investigation, case was settled for merely $75,000.00 last week. This is just one example of Investigator Murray's commitment to exceptional investigations and no doubt a valued investigator with Specialized Investigations. Thank you,

Rudy R.


This is an excellent report and excellent job on the red flag identification.  I will be filing an FD-1 today on this claim, thanks to your great investigation.  This is what we want… thank you very much for your diligence on this. You guys are AWESOME!!

Darla P.

Good Morning,

I am pleased to report that the jury returned a verdict for the defense.  The jury did not find any negligence on behalf of the insured defendant and they found the plaintiff to be inconsistent in his version of the incident.  In addition, the video surveillance was very helpful and it destroyed the plaintiff's credibility.

Edward W.


You guys are #1 in my book.

John D.

I have just today received both of your reports for this loss. Please tell Chuck that these are two of the best reports that I have read in quite a long time.  Chuck really has a way with his written word.  To everyone....  Excellent work. Well done !!

Jon F.

I would like to thank you for the great work that you guys have done... I will be sending more work your way within the coming weeks.

Thank you,

André P.


Tina A.