Background Checks

In our inter-connected world, we meet more people than ever before. Whether vetting a new nanny, verifying that a significant other doesn’t have a secret life, or evaluating a potential business partner, wouldn’t it be nice to know that this person is the person they claim to be and not hiding a dark secret?


No matter what the circumstance, we strive to get the best possible evidence for our clients.  We collect a mix of images and video evidence using the best equipment for the situation, we keep our client updated on the latest developments, and we provide professional reports upon request.

Corporate Investigations

Whether investigating a sexual harassment incident, improper relationships between employees, or corporate espionage, trained investigators at San Francisco & Bay Area Investigations will work tirelessly to get to the truth.

Family Law Investigations

Family law and child custody cases are some of the most delicate and high-stakes cases for us and for our clients, as the results and consequences affect them and their loved ones directly. San Francisco & Bay Area Investigations understands this deeply, and we work discreetly, yet efficiently when conducting these investigations for our clients.

Worker's Compensation Investigation

While Worker’s Compensation is a great system, it is subject to wanton abuse. Otherwise law abiding individuals won’t give a second thought to deliberately overstating injuries in order to get a few extra days off or to maximize an insurance payoff because they believe “it’s no big deal.”

Service of Process & Locating Difficult People

Some people just don’t want to be found. Coincidentally (or not) those are frequently the people who need to be found for process of service. When the subject of your service of process is attempting to hide from you and regular process servers, it’s time to bring in the big guns.

Personal Injury Investigations

Personal Injury lawsuits are exceedingly common. While many of them have merit and are the result of legitimate injuries, many of them are not. If you or your company are subject to such a lawsuit or claim, you should be aware that these can be very costly, both in terms of immediate payout and long-term insurance rates.

AOE/COE Investigations

AOE/COE refers to Arising Out of Employment / Course Of Employment. This is an insurance industry term referring to whether an injury sustained by an injured worker can be actually considered a workplace injury or not. The rules that determine whether an injury will be covered under Worker’s Compensation or not are complex and best left to professionals.

EEO Investigations

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) allegations are serious business. They can lead to a hostile work environment, trigger expensive lawsuits, and tarnish a company’s reputation. These are complex investigations are there is rarely any “hard evidence” and they frequently boil down to one person’s word versus another’s.

Asset Investigations

Whether vetting a business partner who claims to have assets or dealing with a former spouse who claims to have no assets, we can assist you in finding out the truth. Investigators at San Francisco & Bay Area Investigations use a variety of databases, both public and private to determine what assets a person may or may not have.

Missing Persons

Dealing with a missing person is never easy for the party looking for them. The missing person may be in trouble and unable to contact friends and family, or may be hiding out.

Infidelity Investigations/Cheating Spouses

Infidelity and cheating significant others can be an unfortunate subject to deal with. One party often has a “gut feeling” and senses something is off with their significant other, and maybe cannot put their finger on it.

Vehicle Collisions Investigations

The streets of San Francisco and the Bay Area are some of the busiest anywhere. Between the constant traffic, the occasional pothole, and the distracted drivers, our streets are fraught with hazards. If you have been involved in a motor vehicle collision, or struck by a vehicle, San Francisco & Bay Area Investigations can help.

Bug Sweeps / Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM)

With the proliferation of cheap cameras, GPS trackers, key loggers, and location tracking apps, the risk of being monitored by unscrupulous individuals is greater than ever.

Criminal Investigations

If you have been accused of a crime, you need the best defense attorney you can get. They will work on your behalf from an office and from a courtroom.

Undercover Investigations

Employees misbehaving when the boss isn’t around is nothing new. However, employees stealing merchandise, engaging in sexual harassment, or even engaging in dangerous horseplay can cost owners dearly in expensive lawsuits, insurance claims, and lost productivity.

Mystery Shopper

Trying to take your retail business to the next level but you’re not certain how your employees act when you’re not in the store? Receiving poor reviews from dissatisfied customers, but you don’t know how it happened?

Threat Assessment

Are you doing everything you can do protect your loved ones, your assets, and yourself? Do you believe you are at risk of being targeted?

Theft Investigation

Whether your vehicle has been broken into while parked on a San Francisco street, your home has been burglarized and your private space has been violated, or you have been victim of a street robbery or “mugging”, we understand the feelings of being violated when our space is invaded and our possessions are stolen.

Litigation Support

When your firm is involved in complex litigation and you need to gain every advantage, don’t hesitate to contact San Francisco & Bay Area Investigations. We provide an array of services to support your litigation efforts, including locating individuals who are difficult to find, providing criminal background checks, researching ownership and corporate records for various companies, asset searches, and much more.

Landlord/Tenant Issues

The housing market in San Francisco and the Bay Area is complex, fraught with risk, and is a frequent source of conflict. San Francisco & Bay Area Investigations provides numerous services to collect the information you seek.

Custom Investigations

People are unique, and so are their issues and needs. If you are in need of services not listed here, San Francisco & Bay Area Investigations will work with you to tailor and investigative plan tailor made to suit your unique needs. All you have to do is pick up the phone and contact us.

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