Thomas G. Martin is a private investigator who is highly regarded and widely used by attorneys and other clients in Orange County and nationwide.
When locating missing people, most private investigators charge by the hour. We charge a flat rate, and we’re motivated to find your missing person as fast as possible.
Don’t let your missing person case end up at the bottom of a law enforcement pile.
We charge a flat rate.
Others charge hourly.
Our competitors typically charge by the hour, so there is no end game in sight. How long will they be working for? Who knows?
When you hire us, your missing person case gets moved to the top of the pile, as we charge a flat rate.
We’re motivated to find your person as fast as possible.
We have found
thousands of missing people.
Martin Investigative Services has compiled the largest database of public information in the United States, and can use it to find people regardless of how long they have been out of touch. Our proprietary data sources give us the highest success find rate in the industry.
We pull from multiple sources.
We are experts at finding people and reuniting them in an efficient, yet empathetic manner.
We search public records, identify critical links and personal relationships, navigate through name and address changes, and locate people that have been out of contact for years or even decades.
Privacy is always respected.
In sensitive cases, we will always maintain respect for both parties’ privacy and will only facilitate contact if it is mutually agreeable.
Contact us today for a free consultation.
More data = Better results.
We access hundreds of databases at one time.
Martin Investigative Services has compiled the largest database of public information in the United States, and can use it to maximize the chances of finding your lost person.
Most search services use only 1 or 2 data sources.
When you want a no-nonsense, one-stop locate service, choose Martin Investigative Services.
Why choose Martin Investigative Services for locate services? If we can’t find them, they can’t be found.
Highest success rate.
In the industry.
Our proprietary data sources and experienced investigators give Martin Investigative Services the highest successful find rate in the industry.
Or your money back.
If we can't find your missing person, and you provide evidence that you found them on another commercially available locate service, we will give you your money back 100%.
More data sources.
Hundreds of databases.
Most services use 1 or 2 data sources. We access hundreds of databases at one time, across all 50 states, cities and counties.
Former Federal agents.
Search & review.
Our private investigators are former Federal agents, with experience that eliminates time-consuming false leads, and helps ensure the quality of your search results.
888-US-UNITE is our expedient locate service.
Don’t have time to conduct your own search?
Looking for someone that you just can’t seem to find on your own?
All we need to begin is one or more of the following:
- the individual’s name
- date of birth
- social security number
- last known address
The 888-US-UNITE service fee is $350 to locate each lost individual inside the U.S.
The price for an extensive asset search is $950.
Case Study: Locate People
Los Angeles Lost Loves
A major metropolitan newspaper in Los Angeles hired us after reading an LA Times newspaper article which featured our work.
We met at our Los Angeles office. For an upcoming Valentine’s Day article, the editor gave us a list of people to find – all former lovers who had become “lost”.
Our private investigators located and reunited 5 couples (all of whom were not currently married).
Life is short, and these people just wanted the answer to the question, “what if?” The private investigators at Martin Investigative Services have helped find many such people over the years. Contact us for a free, confidential consultation.
Martin in the news: Locate People
In the nearly four months since Cal Poly Pomona student Christina Burmeister, 20, was slain, her family has waited for a breakthrough in the perplexing case.
None has come, so the Cerritos family has hired private investigator Thomas Martin, president of Martin Investigative Services in Anaheim.Details
Not everybody needs an attorney or thinks their mate is cheating on them. I’m hoping that people will read the three or four chapters that pertain to them at this particular point in their lives.Details
This page has a collection of press pieces about an investigation by Martin Investigative Services regarding missing comedy club owner Mark Anderson. Sadly, after being missing for more than three weeks, Mark Anderson was discovered dead in in Buckeye Park, Arizona on June 6, 2012.Details
A good chunk of Thomas G. Martin’s 60-hour or so workweek is spent tracking down people.
The former federal agent turned private investigator figures he’s searched for hundreds of missing relatives since he started Martin Investigative Services in 1981.Details
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Testimonials for Martin Investigative Services:
It has been my pleasure to work with Martin Investigative Services over the past 30 plus years on many investigations as well as other security related matters. When I need answers and I need them fast I know that a simple call will get me answers that are succinct, current and coming from a supremely knowledgeable source.
President & CEO Patrol One
We have used Martin Investigative Services for three decades. Their work is exemplary; reports are perfect and their testimony is very professional, with great judge and jury appeal. We will not use anyone else for our investigations.
Former Orange County Trial Lawyer Association Trial Lawyer of the Year
I have known Tom Martin and used Martin Investigative Services for over a decade. They have been our exclusive resource for all our corporate investigative work and have never let us down once in all those years. Their work has always been of the highest professional level.
I have no reservations whatsoever in endorsing Mr. Martin and his firm. Their service to us has always reflected the highest integrity and quality and we continue to rely on Tom with the utmost confidence.
President & CEO Co-Pak Packaging Corp. Ontario, Canada
I’ve represented individuals and businesses (international and local) for close to fifty years, and I’ve called on Martin Investigative Services more times than I can count, often on a rush basis, for help throughout the world, on a number of different types of assignments. I’ve never been disappointed. I’ve always received swift, cost-effective and USEFUL information, which has wound up “saving the bacon” of our clients and making us shine in their eyes. I recommend them without any reservation.
Attorney at Law Callahan Thompson Sherman & Caudill, LLP
I have known Tom Martin since 1984. I, as well as our company, have used Tom’s services over 30 years, personal as well as business. We have never been disappointed! Tom does what he says and I believe he is the BEST there is.
Vice-President Plastic Express
Successful people know that to be the best, you model the best. I cannot recommend Martin PI any higher! In a five minute conversation with experienced people you can save thousands by bypassing sales types. They do this by cutting directly to the heart based on years and years of passionate pursuit of best practices and adding massive value to their clients. They are an invaluable part of my team and Tom is my most valued mentor!
Author of Destiny's Doorstep
Martin Investigative Services completed a search for a long lost relative of ours. As a family, we just wanted to know whether that individual was still alive and where they could be. They had disappeared many years ago and we were just looking for peace of mind, which Tom and his staff provided. What impressed me the most was how quickly and diligently they worked. Outstanding customer service.
I am proud to state that I have exclusively used the professional services of Tom Martin and his firm for more than 20 years. Whenever the need arises for a private investigator, the only name that I consider for my clients is Tom. In my 40 year career as a family lawyer, I recognized the importance of professional investigators. Unfortunately, many of the investigators that I have encountered have not satisfied the professional standard that I expect. I have utilized the firm in some very delicate and discrete investigations and situations requiring a strong security presence. In every engagement, both my clients and myself have been completely satisfied. I have I have no reservations in endorsing Tom and his firm for any investigative assignments.
Attorney and Firm Principal Hughes & Hughes, LLP
Martin Investigative Services is truly one of the best run organizations we have worked with. Fair, efficient and professional. Tom Martin in particular exudes confidence and experience and isn’t afraid to tell it like it is. That’s something we can rely on.
Kreative Webworks, Inc. Organizational Resources Specialist
Martin Investigative Services is the most thorough people search service I have found. They take the time to do a proper search and do their best to help you find answers to your questions. Martin PI was able to put to rest a long time family mystery and we are very happy with their service.
Martin Investigative Services has performed background checks, private investigation, surveillance and bug sweeps for our clients. They have also served difficult process in lawsuits. They have performed unquestionably and unfailingly to perfection. We will always call Martin first – and hope he hasn’t been called yet by the other side!
Hughes and Hughes, LLP
Tom Martin is thorough, knowledgeable and trustworthy. We have used Tom and his team to great success and will continue to do so.
Partner Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP