Phone: (800) 577-1080
Local: (949) 644-2200
Martin Investigative Services provides private investigation services throughout San Diego, California, the U.S. and even a few select foreign countries.
Effective September 22, 2018, Martin Investigative Services consolidated our remote office in San Diego with our corporate office in Newport Beach.
When you need a private investigator in San Diego, our experience is second to none.
There are a number of private investigators in San Diego. None of them can compete with what Martin Investigative Services brings to the table.
San Diego offers a number of unique challenges and situations with relation to private investigation. One of these is the close proximity to Mexico, and the curve ball this throws to many investigations. Martin Investigative services is one of the only private investigation agencies with offices headquartered in the US that provides private investigation in Mexico.
Typically, our private investigators provide a number of services in San Diego: finding missing people, background checks and surveillance work, insurance fraud investigation and unsolved crime case work, to name a few.
Over 40 years of local experience in San Diego.
Over the last 40 years, we have developed solid relationships with local law enforcement, attorneys, and professionals in a number of fields.
More often than not, these relationships help us produce results in a short amount of time.
Our private investigators are former Federal agents.
Our private investigators are former DEA, FBI, IRS, and Secret Service agents. This is a benefit that few other private investigators in San Diego offer.
You can be assured that your case will be conducted with a level of professionalism that only years of training and investigative experience can bring.
San Diego private investigation case studies:
Here are a few real-life examples of recent private investigation cases we’ve had in San Diego:
San Diego Case Study:
An executive business woman in San Diego found us through the Internet. She was dating a man who claimed he was a “Navy Seal” who had “served in Iraq and Afghanistan.”
The problem was she felt something wasn’t right.
It was determined that the subject was never in the military but, in fact, an unemployed security guard with an expired guard card license. The client ended the relationship immediately.
A good private investigator knows better than anyone: your intuition is almost always correct in most situations.
If you feel something is just not right, contact us for a free, confidential consultation.
San Diego Case Study:
Mexico Ransom Demand
A wealthy businessman approached us when he saw that we do work in Mexico, but are located in the US. We met at his San Diego office.
His sister had been kidnapped, and the client had received a ransom note.
Martin Investigative Services is one of the very few US-based companies that provide private investigation in Mexico.
Through surveillance, we determined where the client’s sister was being held, and advised Mexican law enforcement – who rescued the client’s sister.
We advise all clients to work through the proper law enforcement agencies in cases like this.
San Diego Case Study:
The president of a major software company in San Diego was referred to us by another private investigator.
The client had been accused of rape by his stepdaughter and had been convicted in a court of law.
The client came to us and emphatically refused the charge. In a case like this, we are as skeptical as anyone else but he just kept insisting, “I didn’t do it.”
We then found and interviewed new witnesses until we found a smoking gun which not only cleared our client of all wrongdoing, but proved that the mother and stepdaughter conspired to accuse our client of rape in an effort to obtain all the assets in the pending divorce case.
The guilty verdict was overturned, the accusations were proven false and our client was set free.
Why choose Martin Investigative Services? Here’s why:
High success rate.
40+ years experience.
We provide quality investigative services with an unmatched success rate. We provide you with confidence and peace of mind.
Former Federal agents.
Experience & training.
Our network is composed of private investigators that are former DEA, FBI, IRS, and Secret Service agents.
Our friendly staff can help with your issue, or point you in the right direction. The consult is free and confidential.
Evidence that stands up.
Our experienced investigators provide court-admissible evidence that can make all the difference in a trial.
Martin Investigative Services in the news:
Over 40 years of press.
What’s a typical day like?
A typical day for me can be spent dealing with locating friends and family, performing surveillance on cheating spouses, providing advice on personal and corporate security or investigating on artist and business scams.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
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Testimonials for Martin Investigative Services:
Tom Martin is thorough, knowledgeable and trustworthy. We have used Tom and his team to great success and will continue to do so.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
I have worked with Martin Investigative Services for our company investigations for close to 20 years. Tom and the team are always professional, skilled and get right to the heart of any assignment I have for them. I would highly recommend Martin Investigative Services for any workplace investigation.
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.
My partner and I have utilized the services of Martin Investigative Services for in excess of 15 years. The services provided have ranged from simple background checks to covert surveillance and investigations into corporate malfeasance/conversion/theft of assets.
I have found Martin’s investigators conscientious, qualified, and most important of all, very credible to triers of fact when their testimony was necessary. Critical to any busy trial attorney is time. I have also found that upon turning an assignment over to Martin Investigative Services, I do not have to micromanage the assignment. It is done promptly and efficiently, with an eye toward the financial resources and capabilities of the client.
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.
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.
I have known Tom Martin and used his services for many years. I trust him with the most challenging investigative tasks.
Professional and efficient, he and his staff leave no stone unturned to get the job done.
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