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Whether you are seeking recourse against insurance fraud or false personal injury claim, having difficulty with service of process, or suspect infidelity from your spouse or partner, the right private investigator on your side can have a big impact on your personal, professional, and financial well-being.

Headquartered in Los Angeles, with satellite offices and investigators in San Diego, Newport Beach, Dallas, Austin, and Mexico City, Paramount Investigative Services has more than 25 years of private detective experience helping secure conclusive information and courtroom results for private parties and businesses alike. Our team of expert private investigators is proud to offer a comprehensive array of available services, ensuring we can handle nearly every case for any client.

When you choose Paramount Investigative Services Inc., you benefit from the knowledge and experience of the best private investigators in Los Angeles. We are five start across multiple platforms.  Take a look for yourself to see why we’re Los Angeles #1 Private Investigator.

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Headquartered in Los Angeles, Paramount Investigative Services is a well-versed private investigation agency boasting more than twenty five years of experience. Led by founder, CEO, expert witness, Author, Ken Childs, {Mr. Childs was deemed an expert witness in 2017 at Santa Monica Superior court, case -Meachum Vs. Mendoza} and Author.

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Ken Childs’ background is simple as he grew up in the industry and has done it all; locating witnesses, performed all types of surveillance, repossessed vehicles to “bounty hunting” with approximately 50 arrests. Ken has literally done it all! His last adventure, he wrote a book: The Business of Private Investigations. The company’s long-standing reputation and successful track record speak volumes about Ken’s expertise in the field.

Services Offered

Los Angeles private investigators offer a diverse range of services, tailored to meet a variety of needs and requirements. Some of the services they provide include:

  1. Activity Checks
  2. Covert Surveillance
  3. Child Custody Investigations
  4. Cheating Spouse Infidelity
  5. Background Checks
  6. Difficult Service of Process
  7. Legal Support Services
  8. Locates
  9. Preliminary Surveillance investigation work up
  10. Surveillance:Insurance Defense
  11. Social Media Deep Dive Investigations
  12. Witness Locates & Statements

These experts have the skills and resources to tackle even the most challenging cases, and they can assist you in achieving the best possible outcome with a free consultation.

5 Star Google Reviews

Ken was incredibly attentive and proactive from the very first phone call. He invested time and effort to understand our situation and provided prompt and expert assistance. I highly recommend Paramount Investigations. Clearly the best los angeles pi

5 Star Yelp Reviews

This is long overdue! Helen and the team are the best private detectives in Los Angeles! They were incredibly helpful with using their resources to get the information I needed. Their turnaround time was much quicker than I anticipated, which made my side of the process easy. To say my attorney was happy is an understatement. I wouldn’t hesitate to use PIS again. Thank you!

Frequently Requested Services:

  1. Workers Compensation Surveillance
  2. Personal Injury Defense Investigations
  3. Child Custody Investigations
  4. Infidelity investigations
  5. Insurance fraud surveillance
  6. Social Media & Background checks
  7. Missing persons cases
  8. Intellectual Property Investigations

Each of these services requires a unique set of skills and expertise, ensuring that clients receive the highest level of service and support throughout the investigation process.
In the ensuing sections, we’ll further examine these specific services and shed light on how LA private investigators can assist in revealing the truth.

Personal Injury -Insurance Defense:

Insurance fraud poses a significant problem each year, leading to substantial financial losses for insurers. Private investigators in LA play a vital role in detecting and combating insurance fraud by uncovering deceptive claims and performing surveillance to acquire evidence. Our expertise and investigative methods are essential for insurance companies to protect themselves from fraudulent activities and recover losses. Our investigators have unparalleled experience and use a variety of powerful camcorders to several hidden cameras; eye glasses, keychain cameras, coffee cup cameras to a battery power hidden camera that can last up to 6 hours of video. The reason surveillance is considered “best evidence” is because date and time stamped video and images speak volumes to a jury! Read more about our personal injury defense.

Need help with your case strategy? No matter where your case is in the process, we can help! Call now for a free consultation.

Infidelity Investigations :

Infidelity investigations are among the most common services offered by private investigators in Los Angeles. These cases typically involve a suspected cheating spouse or partner, with investigators employing surveillance techniques to discreetly watch and gather evidence.
A private investigator’s efficacy in uncovering infidelity can be highly beneficial for clients, as they can provide crucial information and evidence to help them make informed decisions about their relationships. Read more about our cheating spouse or partner investigations here

Noteworthy: The state of California is a “zero fault” state. That means legally it doesn’t matter if one party was having an affair or both parties were having affairs. However, we do get hired a lot from persons out of state or country as other states laws affairs matter. Some prenuptials can be enforced if one party is not faithful and some countries the unfaithful party will lose everything.

Background Checks and Due Diligence:

Private investigators offer crucial services like background checks and due diligence investigations, enabling clients to authenticate the identity, history, and qualifications of individuals or entities. These checks typically involve conducting public record checks, reviewing social media profiles, accessing public records such as criminal records and driving records, and verifying qualifications.
Through the provision of extensive and precise information, private investigators aid clients in making well-informed decisions regarding potential employees, business associates, or even romantic partners.

Social Media and Online Research:

Social media and online research investigations have become a keystone investigation method for combating various claims.  Once we’ve scoured the internet; social media sites, forums, local civil and criminal case searches providing you with a wealth or information and evidence relevant to their cases uncovering valuable insights to persons activities.  We then compile this data and provide an easy to read “at a glance” style report.

Online research, including:

  1. The top social media websites; Facebook, X, Instagram, Tictok Etc.
  2. Public records
  3. News articles
  4. Online forums
  5. Other digital sources

Often times this tool is utilized pre surveillance and can provide valuable information not only for the insurance clients, attorneys and SUI’s but for the field investigators as well. By leveraging the power of the internet and our surveillance field work, we can provide insights that can make a significant impact on the outcome of a case.  Read more about how our social media investigations can help.

Workers Compensation Investigations:

For personal injury investigations, speed and accuracy are absolutely essential. If you hire an ill-equipped or inexperienced private investigator, the result can be catastrophic. Typically, we see cases where the previous investigator either only performed surveillance during business hours (during which the subject kept up “their act” or avoided going outside completely until night rolls around – successfully avoiding all surveillance for weeks on end), or the investigator’s disguise and discretion is so poorly planned that the subject, their friends, neighbors, and anyone else in on the scam immediately notice the presence of an investigator and double-down on their act. Once the subject is aware of surveillance or given enough time to solidify their story, there isn’t a private investigator in the state that can provide any meaningful results. Get it right the first time, with no issues: consider Paramount Investigative Services for your workers comp investigations

Insurance companies and self insured companies choose the following services to get a better idea of where their case is with;

  1. Activity Checks
  2. Pre surveillance investigations & reporting
  3. Surveillance
  4. Online Investigations: Social media / local database deep dives.

Surveillance video captured man performing manual labor for cash while he was out on a workers comp claim.

Witness Location and Interviews:

Locating and interviewing witnesses is another crucial aspect of legal support services offered by private investigators in Los Angeles. Using various methods, such as background checks, surveillance, and online research, investigators can locate and secure statements from witnesses that can be used as evidence in court proceedings.

By employing their expertise and resources, private investigators can uncover vital witness testimonies that can make a significant impact on the outcome of a case.

Expert Process Servers:

Having difficulties getting your subject served?   Has the Sheriff department blown it for you?  If so, you are in need of our surveillance service of process.  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 or read more on what separates us from other process servers?  Read more about how we excel at difficult service of process.

Asset Searches and Financial Investigations:

Asset searches and financial investigations involve uncovering and verifying the financial assets and holdings of individuals or companies. Private investigators use a variety of techniques and resources to carry out these investigations, such as analyzing financial statements, searching public records, and conducting interviews.
The objective of asset searches and financial investigations is to accumulate evidence for legal proceedings, debt collection, or to uncover hidden or undisclosed assets.

Cheating Spouse | Infidelity Investigations

Infidelity investigations is one or our most commonly requested service.  If you suspect an affair DO NOT CONFRONT your partner.  Gather your thoughts and call us.  With over 20years of experience, we can discuss your situation and come up with a plan of action.  We will quickly catch and confirm your husband or wife is telling the truth about their questionable time spent outside of the home or the relationship they have with a suspected person they are believed to be seeing.  Surveillance is the only way to capture the lie.  Once captured this will allow for you to make an informed decision; end the relationship, confront the person or speak with attorneys to see if you have options.

Noteworthy: The state of California is a “zero fault” state. That means legally it doesn’t matter if their was an affairs. With that said, we do get hired by clients out of state or country as their states laws weigh affairs differently. Some prenuptials can be enforced if one party is not faithful.  In some countries, the unfaithful party loses everything.  Continue to our cheating spouse investigation

A work affair caught on video!  Captured the kissing when they thought they were alone and then some!

Surveillance Equipment:

Covert surveillance equipment is an integral part of private investigations!  However, most fly by night investigators with limited funds don’t carry such equipment.  Paramount Investigative Services is proud to boast that our investigators all carry at least two hidden cameras.  This allows us to shoot more video than anyone else.  We are the choice investigators for insurance company SIU departments.

  1. High Definition Key chain cameras
  2. High Def Coffee Cup spy cameras
  3. High Def Water bottle cameras
  4. High Def Battery power bank hidden camera.
  5. High Def cameras at 60fps with incredible zoom capabilities & Stabilizers.

These tools allow us to conduct covert surveillance operations on the fly.  If our subject enters a work place, we can follow them inside.  If our subject enters a gym or restaurant, we can follow them and capture what they are doing and whom with. Cutting-edge surveillance equipment ensures that evidence is collected professionally and legally, making it admissible in court proceedings.

Covert video captured a subject working out.  -Exceeding what he recently told doctors he could not do.

Discover the truth with Paramount Investigative ServicesExperienced | Trusted | Reliable

The Benefits of Hiring a Licensed Private Investigator in Los Angeles California

Engaging a licensed California private investigator guarantees you the pinnacle of professionalism and expertise. These professionals adhere to strict legal and ethical guidelines, ensuring that your case is handled with the utmost discretion and confidentiality. By working with a licensed investigator, you can be confident that the evidence they gather will be admissible in court and that your interests will be protected throughout the investigation process.
Some of the key benefits of hiring a licensed California private investigator include saving time and money, legal compliance, confidentiality, and professionalism. In the ensuing sections, we’ll delve into these benefits in more depth, accentuating the significance of collaborating with a licensed professional for private investigation services. We are licensed by the state of California, the Department of Consumer Affairs. We are also in good standing with the Secretary of State of California See for yourself in their business search!

Private Detectives in Los Angeles | 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 video, images for 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!

Ken Childs

Author Consultant

Paramount Investigative Services Inc. is a highly reputable private investigation agency based in Los Angeles, boasting over 25 years of experience in the field. Founded and led by expert witness and author Ken Childs, the agency offers a comprehensive range of investigative services to clients, including insurance fraud detection, infidelity investigations, background checks, and legal support for attorneys. With a proven track record and a commitment to professionalism, Paramount Investigative Services Inc. stands out as a trusted choice for individuals, businesses, and legal professionals seeking reliable and discreet investigative solutions in Los Angeles.  Follow the link to buy my Private Investigation book on