Thomas G. Martin is a former supervisory Federal agent, and the owner of Martin Investigative Services. He oversees 22 male and female private investigators, many of whom are former agents with the FBI, DEA, IRS and Secret Service. Martin posts updates from time to time on Facebook and YouTube.

Madeleine McCann, pictured here at 3-years-old in 2007, has been missing since then.

12 years later: The Madeleine McCann case may be one of the most poorly investigated

Over the past twelve years, I have given a handful of interviews about this case and written on particulars of the investigation. At one point, the family’s representatives considered us as an agency to investigate the case. I do wish we had been selected as the lead agency, and I often wonder what difference we could have made in this investigation.

Here’s what I would recommend for the case now.

The Top Five Criminal Attorneys In Orange County California

Who Are The Top Five Criminal Attorneys In Orange County California?

Among the hundreds of criminal attorneys practicing law in Orange County, I wouldn’t hire most of them to fix a parking ticket.

I would know, since I’ve worked with many of them (on both sides of the aisle) over the last 50 years as both a federal agent and a private investigator in Orange County.

There are actually only five that I would recommend, and if you don’t have one of them, I’d say you have little to no chance of success.