How we can help

LMI is in the business of finding information and providing answers. Information gathering and the analysis of information is our area of expertise. Our 32 years of investigative work have enabled us to develop excellent resources for obtaining difficult to find information. We have many tools, ranging from sophisticated databases to direct and/or discreet inquires with human contacts. We have established and maintained national and international sources of information for most states and many countries.


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Advanced Internet Research


In addition to traditional background investigations, LMI offers Advanced Internet Research. We have developed a proprietary methodology yielding results our clients find invaluable. This research is especially helpful for:

  • Determining the right fit for high end employment positions
  • Assessing businesses and their principles, including principles offering investment opportunities
  • Evaluating the credibility of witnesses and relevant facts for civil and criminal trial preparation
  • Locating difficult to find witnesses and other individuals


Our in-depth Internet research goes beyond general search engine queries and is designed to discover usernames along with other key subject identifiers leading to additional findings. This includes social media research and analysis of publications and relevant data from open sources on the Internet vital to determining the credibility of individuals and businesses.


We recommend this type of specialized research in addition to traditional background investigations due to the high success rate of relevant findings.


Examples of relevant findings include: acts demonstrating lack of discretion in breaching confidentiality of employers, omissions of employers and other significant details from application/resume, sexually inappropriate behavior, potentially illegal behaviors, past threats of violence, behavior demonstrating work ethic problems and dishonesty and other questionable behaviors.


Background Investigations


Background research on persons and businesses is conducted nationally and internationally. In-depth investigations include the most up to date and thorough Internet, database, and publications research as well as interviewing techniques designed to obtain detailed significant information while assessing the credibility of the source and analysis of all information gathered. Our clients have successfully utilized our background investigations for a wide variety of purposes including, but not limited to, determining the best applicant for an executive level position, determining the character and credibility of witnesses and/or complainant, and investigations involving investments and assets. Our contacts and resources for obtaining information throughout the US and internationally are excellent. Additionally, our staff receives ongoing continuing education in advanced Internet research techniques, publications and library research, and database research.


Corporate Investigations


LMI provides excellent information for business solutions. We can help you with a variety of employee related problems and business concerns including:


  • Due Diligence
  • Pre-Employment Background
  • Workers' Compensation Claims
  • Competitor Intelligence
  • Litigation Support
  • Hostile Work Environment
  • Corporate Fraud
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Racial and Gender Discrimination


Specifically, LMI is able to check on a company’s history, reputation in their industry, current and prior business affiliations, financial status and assets, past problems, litigation in state and federal courts, UCC filings, licenses, liens, and other information as specified by the client. Extensive background investigations on the principals of the companies are also conducted by LMI and should be included with any investigation of a business.


Civil and Criminal Trial Preparation


All phases of Civil and Criminal investigations, including witness interviews, background information gathering, and all types of photography, diagrams, and documentation are conducted expertly and professionally.

In addition to gathering all pertinent information, our highly trained investigators add valuable insight and additional perspectives contributing to the overall case analysis, strategy, and trial preparation.



Scope of Services


  • In-depth Background Research
  • Advanced Internet Research
  • Trial Preparation
  • Witness Interviews and Evaluations
  • Due Diligence
  • Courthouse Research
  • Locates
  • Estate and Heir Searches
  • Criminal Defense
  • Diagramming
  • International Investigations
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Hostile Work Environment
  • Recorded and Written Statements
  • Child-Abuse Investigation
  • Child Custody Investigations
  • Death Penalty Mitigation
  • Wrongful Death Investigations


Due Diligence


Due Diligence is defined as using the level of judgment, care, and prudence, that a person would reasonably be expected to do prior to a specific event. For corporations needing to make important business decisions, Due Diligence means "checking it out", i.e. acquiring objective and reliable facts and information about a subject before finalizing their decision.

The "subject" of the due diligence for corporations may be the merger or acquisition of another business, the investment of monies with another business or individual, the evaluation of a start up company, or as simple as checking out an employee before making the decision to hire.

The reasonable and prudent level of care in any of the above situations would certainly involve a thorough investigation of the company and the principals involved with the company and/or any individuals relevant to the decision at hand.

Serving clients in the Pacific Northwest and throughout the United States


LMI has established sources and contacts for obtaining critical information in all fifty states and most countries. Our services are specifically tailored to each client's individual case. Contact us for consultation, cost estimates, or any questions regarding your investigative needs.

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