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With over 20 years of experience working exclusively as a private investigator covering Los Angeles county, Ken Childs and his team of private detectives offer an unparalleled level of experience, professionalism, and a commitment to providing results for our clients. Whether you’re a private party looking for an investigation into a cheating girlfriend or cheating husband, an attorney looking for assistance in an insurance defense case or with a difficult service of process, Paramount Investigative Services stands ready to provide all your private investigative needs at any time! Read More

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Our Investigative Services Include:

personal injury fraud

If you suspect insurance fraud, hiring a private investigator is an essential first step to obtain proof of the claimant’s activity level. Due to our ability to work around the clock and perform surveillance in a subtle yet well-informed manner, our investigations against fraudulent workers’ compensation claims, personal injury claims and all other forms of insurance fraud almost always result in a favorable ruling.

We’ve saved our clients millions where other investigators have failed to scratch the surface. By leveraging in-depth online investigative techniques, in-person field surveillance, background checks, witness locates and more, our ability to build a cohesive case against the claimant exceeds all other private investigators in Los Angeles. Give us a call today to learn what our insurance defense suite of private investigation services can do for you!

Utilizing the latest in innovative and advanced technology, our surveillance services extend beyond the scope of our competitors across California. Between tried-and-true field surveillance methods and high-definition cameras, our investigations yield faultless evidence. As surveillance specialists, our techniques frequently withstand the rigorous examination by courts of law – allowing attorneys and private parties alike to rest easy knowing they’ve hired the best private investigator in Los Angeles for surveillance.

Hiring the right Los Angeles private investigator for the job the first time is essential, as an inexperienced PI performing surveillance could accidentally tip-off the subject that they’re being watched and send them into hiding – making future surveillance nearly impossible and extremely expensive to maintain. Hiring the right investigator the first time is crucial. While our hourly rate may not fall alongside cheap private investigators in Los Angeles, our expertise and efficiently typically results in a lower cost to our clients than our “inexpensive” competitors!

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Personal Injury investigations

With fraudulent activities and personal injury claims consistently increasing in both monetary quantity and frequency, protecting you and your company against a fraudulent claim with a reputable private investigator is a crucial safeguard.

After having received a claim and obtained the assistance of Paramount Investigative Services, we will investigate the individual in question to ensure their act doesn’t reach beyond the courtroom and into your bank account. Having successfully protected a variety of clients against absurd claims, we are confident in our abilities to identify and disassemble even the most thorough fraudulent claim.

child custody surveillance

The emotional strife and unanticipated familial tension experienced throughout a child custody case proves significantly more complex and strenuous than other types of cases. With most cases featuring one parent seeking child custody payments disproportionate to the appropriate quantity, or outright lying about their employment, receiving the services of a reputable private investigator is integral to your financial and emotional wellbeing.

Should the case involve additional degrees of severity, in the event of an abusive parent or drug usage, Paramount Investigative Services will discuss at great lengths with you to determine your exact needs, and the ideal course of action to expeditiously provide the results you desire to live stress-free and financially stable. Utilizing all available methods to ensure compete satisfaction, Los Angeles citizens seeking the peace of mind and assurance accompanied by a court-backed ruling in their favor will find the evidence obtained and presented by Paramount Investigative Services crucial to their attorney’s case – resulting in your financial and emotional stability.

With the emboldening of fraudulent behavior due to previously successful scams, Paramount Investigative Services has subsequently become specialized in identifying and dismantling even the most well-informed fraud.

With successfully presented evidence resulting in jail time for two fraudulent individuals, and innumerable successful tactical investigations resulting in the mitigation or deletion of fraudulent compensation claims, Paramount Investigative Services’ unparalleled results and impeccable evidence-obtaining strategies reveals our services as ideal for Los Angeles companies and small businesses from becoming the victim of a fraudulent workers’ compensation claim.

Service of process is one of the most common tasks private investigators perform – however, while nearly all Los Angeles private investigators offers assistance for service of process, not all deliver the same results! The inexpensive options (whether from other PIs or from the Sheriff’s office) nearly always result in failure – leaving an experienced PI to attempt to serve a wary subject! Choosing an experienced, reliable private investigator to perform the serve right the first time ultimately saves you both time and money – allowing you to focus more on the case itself. Contact us for a quote on your process serve today.

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Depending on the complexity and intensity of your case, Paramount Investigative Services will employ the suitable usage of advanced technological systems, field work, and online investigation to produce your desired results. Our locate services offers three levels, appropriately selected to suit your particular case for optimal results while adhering to your budget:

  • Level One: $150-$325
    • Utilizes online proprietary database searches
    • DMV and Property searches
    • Social media utilization
  • Level Two: $600 or Call Us for A Quote
    • Employs all the level one techniques
    • Fieldwork including interviews and license plate identification
  • Level Three: Call Us for A Quote
    • Skip trace experts perform in-depth searches online
    • Extensive fieldwork including surveillance and interviews to obtain crucial information

Our team of professional, authorized private investigators are willing and able to collect records from court – assisting in streamlining and simplifying your case’s process. With various factors influencing the expeditiousness of our services, such as cost, turnaround time, and record order prior to retrieval, the speed and cost of these services will inevitably vary, and do carry some restrictions. Due to various legal and timeframe roadblocks, we cannot accommodate the retrieval of birth or death certificates. However, we do collect:

  • Divorce records
  • Restraining orders
  • Criminal and civil cases
  • Property records


Through our timely and efficient services, our clients not only receive the assurance of professional service, but personalized attentiveness to ensure your utmost satisfaction throughout what could otherwise be a strenuous, daunting and arduous process.

crime scene investigations

An impeccable documentation of a crime scene or documented imagery of a disputed event remains the preferred method of objectively demonstrating, without concession or compromise, your case. Without proper documentation, cases may devolve into hearsay or pit your word against another – resulting in indecision or gridlock. Through the utilization of advanced technology, such as 4k video via drone footage, Paramount Investigative Services provides clients with the rigorous crime scene investigation they require to adequately defend or prosecute their respective case. Don’t leave your case up to chance – employ the services of seasoned investigatory veterans to ensure your best possible outcome.

Our commitment to providing the best witness testimony possible extends from anything from a workers’ compensation investigation to a child custody case, a missing persons investigation and a variety of other cases in which our evidence and services may be best utilized. While other private investigators do not boast accolades such as twenty years of experience, licensing, insurance, and an extensive resume of satisfied clients, our commitment to the success of your case extends years beyond the conclusion of our investigation, as our evidence remains integral to the success of your trial. We don’t merely attempt to obtain the information for passive gain – we are actively involved in the long-term resolution and restitution of your case. When seeking a reputable private investigator for hire in Los Angeles, Paramount Investigative Services remains the clear choice for Newport Beach, Pasadena and Glendora area residents seeking reliable, trustworthy results.

Paramount Investigative Services Inc.®- Extensive Experience, Reliable Results

Upholding a reputation extending into the 1990s of an unrelenting commitment to the complete satisfaction of our clients, Ken Childs and his team of expert private investigators employed within Paramount Investigative Services delivers your precisely preferred balance between initial affordability and long-term value through the ability to obtain, deliver and defend high-quality imagery, irreproachable evidence and steadfast testimony for a variety of cases. Stop by our downtown Los Angeles office to discuss with a private detective about your required service, or give us a call to inquire regarding available services, rates, or to make an appointment with a member of our Los Angeles private investigatory team!