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Celebrity Private Investigators

Martin Investigative Services

Private Investigation for Celebrities

Celebrity Investigator

We’ve had hundreds of cases where we’ve been hired as private investigators for celebrities. Clients have included everyone from A-list movie stars to rock and roll legends and billionaires to big-name rap artists, elite athletes, and Fortune 500 CEOs. We have provided services for and against many “one-named celebrities.”

The cases have run the gamut from surveillance, supporting divorce attorneys, asset searches, cheating spouse investigations, background checks, and bug sweeps – across every service we offer, we’ve probably done it for a celebrity name that you know.

In this post, I talk about the private investigation of celebrities and what happens when someone is acting out to destroy their name.

You don’t have to be a celebrity to relate to this.

Celebrities have signed up for lives in the limelight, and they hire experts to keep at least some parts of their lives private and hidden from the public eye. When something does surface about a celebrity, they have publicists and advisors to help them handle the press and spin the situation as best they can.

You might remember Lindsay Lohan’s “conquest” list leaked to the media. When something like this happens to an actress like Lohan, who’s made some out-of-the-norm career and life choices, you may not have a lot of sympathies. However, think for a moment about what you would do and how you would feel if something happened.

Private Investigator for Celebrity and Famous People

You don’t have to be a celebrity to relate to this. Whether it’s an ex, a deranged stranger, a former employee, or someone else who has a grudge against you, your personal life could be ruined if sensitive information gets into the wrong hands. Imagine if someone managed to get their hands on risqué photos of you and send them to your boss or coworkers. It would be devastating to your work life and could even mean losing your job.

Stopping the damage from spreading

If someone is taking photos of you without your permission and spreading rumors or leaking personal information about you, you can go to the police. However, they’re often powerless to stop this person from doing anything to you. What can you do to prevent the damage from spreading? This is where calling a private investigator can help.

We’ve seen a lot of cases like this at Martin Investigative Services, and we know that your reputation is essential to you, both personally and professionally. You don’t want your past (or lies about you) to affect your future. So, in a case like this, we’ll first look at how to cut your stalker off from you.

Your stalker has you under surveillance. He (or she) may be parked outside your home or office with a camera, or he may have further invaded your privacy. If he’s gotten access to sensitive information about you, you might consider that he has figured out a way to tap your phone or bug your home, office, or car. This is generally known as “bugging” to the general public. Determining if you are “bugged” is known in the public arena as conducting “bug sweeps” or, technically, in our world as “electronic eavesdropping detection sweeps.” Visit our dedicated website for this subject matter at

Bug sweeps

We can perform a full sweep on your home, car, and office for audio and video bugs, microphones, transmitters, and cameras to ensure that no one is listening in on you.

If someone is spying on you or listening to your private conversations, we can not only take away their eyes and ears into your home; we can attempt to provide evidence of the crime, so the offender is punished.

If you think you are under surveillance, we can perform counter-surveillance techniques to identify the perpetrators.

As former Federal agents, we are all very familiar with the law and your rights. We can bring stalkers to justice. Unlike Lindsay Lohan and other celebrities, you don’t have to sit in silence if elements of your private life get made public.

You may not have the money for a security team and publicist, but you can still get the help you need and deserve.

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Asset Search | Property | accounts

Types Of Asset Searches We Conduct


Need to bug sweep your property? If you are a home owner or business owner, learn more.


Performed and reviewed by former Federal agents.


MartinPI Private Investigation Case Study:

Somebody Is Watching You

We were recently retained by a large well-known civil law firm in San Francisco that renders legal advice to financial institutions in the financial district of San Francisco. They were interested in our in-house computer system and how it could help with asset searches and recovering monies owed from current judgments.

One of the senior attorneys shared with me that her daughter, a lawyer in another firm, was concerned that someone was “tapping” her phone and computers while she performed legal work for her firm at home.

We advised that we could perform an electronic eavesdropping detection sweep at her home. He was advised this was not a sideline for us but an integral part of our business. She was also referred to our website, which deals with this subject matter, bugsweep.


Our staff performed a two-day, three-phase sweep of the subject’s residence. Our technician found a small camera secreted in the master bedroom of the home. The subject was advised and immediately suspected her recently divorced husband.

Our investigative staff devised a plan so that the husband was to take their two children while our client went away on business. Surveillance was maintained on the residence, and shortly after her departure, our surveillance investigators observed the ex-husband enter the home with a key.

Our staff previously placed cameras recorded the ex removing his hidden camera in our client’s bedroom. The local law enforcement agency was notified, and charges are currently pending with the local police and district attorney’s office.

Can the private investigator testify in a court of law?

In the litigious state of California, an excellent private investigator will know the system and how to work within it.

Investigations should yield court-admissible evidence, but your investigator should also be able and ready to testify in support of this evidence. Many Orange County private investigators do not have this experience or background.

Martin Investigative Services gathers only court-admissible evidence, and all investigators are considered experts in a court of law.

Does the private investigator have a physical office?

A professional private investigator will always have an office. It is pervasive for private investigators not to have offices in California, preferring to meet at restaurants or communicate by phone or email only. These investigators should be eliminated from consideration as you need to know you’ll be able to locate this person again once you’ve handed over a payment.

Martin Investigative Services has Corporate Offices in Orange County and offers services throughout California, the U.S., and even a few select foreign countries.

Does the private investigator clearly define the fees involved?

When you contact a private investigator, explain the service you would like performed and ask how much it will cost.

A professional private investigator will provide an accurate estimate without your approval and not exceed the quote.

Your first conversation with any reputable private investigator should always be at no charge.

Martin Investigative Services will always provide you with an estimate upon our first conversation. All consultations remain free and confidential.

Do you have a good gut feeling about the need for a private investigator?

Private investigators know that very often, your intuition is correct. When we speak for the first time, ask yourself if you feel good about it. What is your immediate gut reaction?

Make sure the private investigator thoroughly understands your situation and that you feel comfortable. You should feel they are looking out for your best interests. Your needs should always come before money.

Martin Investigative Services will always make an effort to understand your specific investigative need and tell you whether or not we can help so that you can move forward in any event.

Why would you trust anyone but a highly qualified private investigator?

The Los Angeles Private Investigators of Martin Investigative Services are former Federal agents that are experts at providing you proof that is admissible as evidence in a court of law.

Investigators have extensive experience in investigative law and reporting techniques, background investigationssurveillanceinterrogationfraud investigation and litigation issues, and information searches.

We are supporting you the whole way.

Ongoing partnerships with Orange County law enforcement, legal representation, and industry professionals enable Martin Investigative Services to provide a full range of support in your time of need.

Why not call? It’s free and confidential.

If you are experiencing trouble in your business, with a spouse or partner, family member, or an employee, or you feel you’re in danger, call. You can speak with a seasoned private investigator on a one-on-one basis.

When an in-person meeting is necessary, investigators can meet you at Martin Investigative Services’ Newport Beach offices or a location of your choice. Your appointment and services performed will be kept in total confidence.

Contact Martin Investigative Services today for your private consultation.

Case Study: Private Investigation

San Diego Overturned Conviction

Another private investigator referred the president of a major software company in San Diego to Martin Investigative Services. Our private investigator cost was exactly what our clients expected.

The client had been accused of rape by his stepdaughter and had been convicted in a court of law.

The client refused the charge. In a case like this, Martin Investigative Services is as skeptical as anyone else, but he kept insisting, “I didn’t do it.”


Martin Investigative Services’ private investigators reviewed trial transcripts in detail and subsequently interviewed and interrogated trial witnesses.

New witnesses were found and interviewed until a smoking gun was found, which cleared the client of all wrongdoing and proved that the mother and stepdaughter had conspired to accuse the client of rape to obtain all the assets in the pending divorce case.

The guilty verdict was overturned, the accusations were proven false, and the client was set free.  Call us today at 1-800-577-1080.


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The most common surveillance services we perform involve:

  • If you suspect your husband, wife, or partner of infidelity, we can help you prove or disprove your suspicions. If we catch a cheating spouse, the proof can help save you money, help with child custody, and undue burden during legal / divorce proceedings.
  • For companies that suspect an employee of internal theft, embezzlement, vandalism or fraud, we provide employee surveillance.
  • We provide workers comp surveillance to weed out fraudulent worker’s compensation claims.

Corporate Investigation

Stop employee theft.

Do you think your employees are stealing from you? Do you suspect them of illegal activities at work? Are they sleeping on the job?

There is a relatively simple solution to your problem: Our interrogation and interview services get results quickly.  All information gathered is court-admissible.

Prevent corporate espionage.

In an increasingly competitive marketplace, corporate espionage is commonplace.

We offer full investigations that maintain the integrity of your business security, and include bug sweeps, surveillance, interrogations of employees, and more.

Mexico Private Investigators

Do you need Mexico Private Investigators to find a loved one?  Our team of private investigators can help too.

Our Mexico team is made up of former Supervisory Federal agents who have actually been assigned in Mexico during their Federal careers. Some of these investigators have actually taught the Mexican Federal Police. By combining investigators living and stationed in Mexico with US-based investigators that were given these teaching assignments, we provide investigation in Mexico that is unsurpassed within the current investigative establishment.

Private investigation excellence

The private investigators of Martin Investigative Services are former Federal agents that are experts at providing you proof that is admissible as evidence in a court of law.

Investigators have extensive experience in investigative law and reporting techniques, background investigations, surveillance, interrogation, fraud investigation and litigation issues, and information searches.

Martin Investigative Services gathers only court-admissible evidence and all investigators are considered experts in a court of law.

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What to Expect from MartinPI

  • First is your privacy. We keep nothing. We directly give all copies of photos and videos collected during any surveillance investigation to the client. We keep nothing.
  • Second, we will save money and time on understanding the “cost of private investigator“. Be it business or personal, effective private investigation helps you avoid the bad decisions that ultimately cost money.
  • Third, is a full money-back Guarantee. We offer a 100% full money-back guarantee on all of our services.

How can we be so confident?

Our investigators are Former Federal agents. Our network comprises private investigators that are former DEA, FBI, IRS, and Secret Service agents.
We are friendly and approachable. The idea of calling a private investigator can be intimidating. You will find us friendly and down-to-earth.

What else to consider?

We offer a free consultation. No risk. Our friendly staff can help with your issue or point you in the right direction. The consult is free and confidential.  Ready?  Call (800) 577-1080.  We look forward to helping you!

MartinPI Operates throughout the United States and foreign countries

We can have a team ready in 2 days. Are you ready?

Our network is composed of private investigators that are former DEA, FBI, IRS, and Secret Service agents.

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Martin Investigations is second-to-none!

See and hear Thomas Martin speak on various solved cases.  After 50+ years, we are ready to help you with your investigative matter.

Start by contacting us and a meeting will be set up. Call (800) 577-1080

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We Understand the Harsh Reality When Someone is Invading Your Privacy. You Can Stop it Today!

Speak with Thomas Martin today. Our team of private investigators have years of professional experience in completing bug sweeps and the searching for the parties responsible for planting them.  Any and all evidence we collect is done so in a fully court-admissible manner – so if you need to go to trial with your case, the evidence will stand up.

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