Tom Martin is thorough, knowledgeable and trustworthy. We have used Tom and his team to great success and will continue to do so.
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.
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.
We can help you locate people worldwide.
What information is required to conduct a people search?
One or more of the following is required: the individual’s name, date of birth, social security number, and/or last known address.
What types of locate cases do private investigators work?
Locate cases typically involved missing persons, runaway children and teenagers, friends and family members that have gone off the grid, or people that want to find a long lost love.
Why do people hire private investigators to find a lost person?
Some want to share important information, such as the death of a parent, or handling will and trust issues. Some want to relieve regret and apologize for poor behavior in the past. Some want to reconnect with trusted, loved people they spent a lot of time with in the military, high school, college, and neighborhoods. Some simply are curious, and want to know what happened to a person. Finally, adopted individuals sometimes choose to find their biological parents.
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
Derek Seehausen is a 26-year-old medical student that went missing on or about August 5, 2014. This is a collection of articles regarding the case.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:
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.
Wow! What great service! I requested the information I needed to find a family member that I had never met. I have been looking for this person for over a year.
Within 1 hour all the contact info was e-mailed to me about this family member. I waited until the next day to try to contact them. The first phone number I called the person I was looking for answered my call! The first thing the family member said was how did you get this number? I had tried all those online services that claim they have special information but all I ever got were more old number and dead ends. What I needed was the personal service of Martin Investigations. I talked with him on his personal cell phone and he was ready to answer my questions. I was able to have dinner with this family member that night and they brought family photos of my biological Father whom I had never met that had since passed away. I am in the process of building a relationship with this family member that I had never met and I am confident I have made a new friend!
Thanks Thomas Martin!
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.
I truly cannot thank Tom Martin from Martin Investigative Services enough! I have been searching for over ten YEARS for my biological paternal grandfather and kept coming up short because A.) he was a drifter before the age of social media and B.) both my father and grandmother had passed and took all knowledge of his existence with them to the grave. I had no knowledge of his real name, birth date, address, et cetera.
I finally had enough and scheduled a meeting with Tom Martin. I told him how desperate I was to find my grandfather and gave him what very little information I had. Martin Investigative Services found my grandfather within HOURS of our meeting. It turns out my grandfather also lives in California and I was able to meet him two days later. Not only did he have my grandfather’s address, but he had spoken with his sister and his mother. It turns out I had a great-grandmother and great-aunt that were excited to speak to me!
The resemblance between him, my father and myself is uncanny. If not for Tom and his team, I would never had been able to fill the hole in my heart and finally solve the mystery my father was never able to in life. They provided my with family I never knew I had and I’ve finally (!) been able to fill my family tree. Thank you, thank you, thank you M.I.S.!
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.
Thomas G. Martin is a private investigator who is highly regarded and widely used by attorneys and other clients in Orange County and nationwide.
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 used Martin Investigative Services since returning to the practice of law. Their work is first rate! Their reports are reliable, and if called upon to testify, Martin’s investigators are well prepared and extremely professional.
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 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.
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 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.