Litigation Support, Forensic Services
Our business focuses on giving our clients what they require to be successful in their cases, quickly.
Nearly a billion personal computers were in use in 2008; six years later the number doubled. In 2008, 30 billion emails were being sent daily, it is now up to 269 billion per day! Business emails account for 132 billion of those. Forensic examinations of computers by private investigators are conducted to discover, analyze and preserve information on a hard drive, even if the files have been deleted, is a key consideration for gathering evidence. Similar efforts are performed on cell phones.
Courts sanctioning for e-discovery violations is on the uptick, and a recent California State Bar opinion spells out an attorney’s ethical duties with respect to ESI. e-Discovery used to require significant investments in software, hardware and manpower, but no more. The early adoption phase is over, and technology is more affordable. Our sweet spot is serving on small to medium sized matters.
Background Investigations and Asset Searches
Any investment requires a little bit of homework. Whether consulting Wall Street Journal before investing in a mutual fund or reviewing the Kelly Blue Book before buying a new car, it is always important to get information to minimize the risk. We help our clients by providing information so they can make good decisions. Whether conducting a high level employee background investigation or researching the litigation history of a prospective business partner, we can help make the decision an educated one. We also routinely investigate assets to determine solvency for pre-litigation, as well as determining what is owned by judgment debtors. Assets identified include real property, vehicles, boats, airplanes, corporate affiliations, and other information. Searches are conducted on both businesses and individuals.
From developing corporate succession and parent liability to conducting employment background checks, we’ve assisted numerous clients with business related investigations.
Verdict Resources opened its doors in 1996 doing only environmental investigations; you might say we wrote the book. Efforts are focused on identifying who is responsible to pay for contaminated properties. Pollution liability investigations are highly specialized and require a combination of investigative expertise with scientific and technical perspective. We have conducted well over 100 major environmental investigations across the U.S. and Canada.
With so many employment attorneys sending their clients to us, we had to come up with ways to identify how to get screening data quickly and at a good price.
Sometimes, good old fashion gumshoe work is needed to get the goods. We have excellent people who can get video and photographic evidence legally, quickly, and professionally.
The Kitchen Sink
We regularly perform other types of investigations where evidence is needed quickly and reliably. From investigative due diligence to mitigating risk to conducting surveillance, our staff is singularly focused on getting our clients the evidence they require, very quickly.