Thursday, December 28, 2017

About Seattle Private Investigator Brian Blackwell

Brian Blackwell Investigations is a licensed private investigation agency located in the Seattle area of Washington state, serving professional and qualified private clients throughout the State of Washington, nationwide as well as internationally.

We have provided an extensive range of professional investigations and related services to a wide array of clients, including attorneys, corporations, small businesses, major insurance companies, government agencies, other private investigators, journalists, and law enforcement.

Brian Blackwell Investigations is owned and operated by D. Brian Blackwell, a State of Washington licensed Private Investigator, who holds degrees in Criminal Justice Administration, Accounting, and Doctor of Divinity, with over two decades of investigative experience. Investigator Brian Blackwell has made it his business to be one of the leading investigators in the United States and is known extensively throughout the investigative community for his ability to locate hard to obtain information.

Investigator Brian Blackwell is also an experienced and sought-after corporate security consultant and speaker on matters of investigative techniques and procedures.


Thursday, July 27, 2017

Open Source Investigations | Seattle WA

Open sources are simply records that are available to the public. A few examples of open sources are court, criminal, property, bankruptcy, voter registration, probate, vital, tax, church, marriage, and divorce records. Many of these records can be accessed at your local courthouse, state repositories, or even some nationally-held locations. Some can be located online or over the phone, many times for a fee. Others can only be accessed in person.

There are professional courthouse researchers whose job is to conduct courthouse research. This should tell you that this kind of research is not an easy undertaking. There are rules, fees, etiquette, schedules, and specialized knowledge of where to find what it is you are looking for and how to properly access it.

Open sources contain a wealth of information but are, unfortunately, often overlooked by private investigators. Open source research can be extremely tedious, dirty, and frustrating work. But it can also be incredibly rewarding and valuable in nearly any type of investigation.

Uses for Open Source Public Records Investigations
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  • determining bankruptcy status
  • uncovering personal property information
  • finding criminal & civil court proceedings
  • checking criminal records for individuals
  • picking apart divorce records
  • locating people
  • providing supplemental to any person or birth parent/adoptee search
  • conducting portions of due diligence adoption search
  • discovering basic facts about an individual
  • uncovering a person's assets
  • proving and disproving an individual's claims
  • providing supplemental to any background, domestic, divorce, chid custody,
    employee, workers' compensation, or other investigation
  • preparing criminal or civil litigation
  • professional, due diligence investigations, research, interviewing,
    photography, video

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Successful Litigation Investigation & Process Serving Assistance in Seattle, WA

Attorney Investigative Services

Start your court case the right way with litigation investigation and process serving services from our team in Seattle, Washington. Brian Blackwell Investigations is prepared to assist.

Litigation Support Investigations

Our team performs all criminal and civil trial preparation investigations, including worker’s compensation claims, criminal liability, civil liability, and domestic case services. These investigations include:
• Witness Location & Interviewing
• Video & Photography Services
• Surveillance
• Fraud Claims 
• Malpractice
• Child Support 

Process Serving

We provide fast, accurate process serving services. Our staff is capable of serving documents at a substantially lower fee than our competitors. Our many years of experience help us find those hard to locate individuals, allowing you to focus on your real work.

Contact us in Seattle, Washington, for more details about our wide range of personal investigation services.

Brian Blackwell Investigations
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Monday, July 24, 2017

Effective Skip Tracing and Surveillance Services from Seattle, Washington

Count on the team at Brian Blackwell Investigations in Seattle, Washington, to provide you with unparalleled skip tracing and surveillance services. Whether you want to track someone down or know if he or she is committing fraud, we are here for you.

Surveillance Services

When your intuition tells you that something is wrong, you are usually correct. Maybe you suspect your spouse is cheating on you or an employee is committing worker’s compensation fraud. We provide you with the answers necessary to make sound decisions. We offer assistance with:

• Insurance Claims Investigations
Detective - Surveillance Services• Suspected Workers' Compensation Fraud
• Loss Prevention
• Property Surveillance
• Background Check Investigations
• Suspected Double Life
• Suspected Fraud Investigations

Skip Tracing

When you can’t find someone, our team is here to help. We track down:

• Missing Friends & Family Members
• Missing Persons in Criminal Investigations
• Defendants
• Witnesses
• Heirs
• Deadbeat Parents

Contact our personal investigation team in Seattle, Washington, and have us track down a missing person today.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Social Media Investigations | Seattle, WA

Social media today is a booming industry. The use of social media as an investigative tool by private investigators is relatively new, since social media itself hasn't been around for very long. It is an ever-changing platform, but is here to stay, at least for now. With the millions of people on social media sharing their daily activities, opinions, photos, locations, and more, it would be foolish to ignore the wealth of investigative information that can be gathered.

Image result for social media imagesA social media investigation involves using various forms of social media to uncover a plethora of personal information about a subject or subjects. This typically includes, but is not limited to, photos, location information, opinions, political affiliations, friends, family, associates, events, personal details, and daily activities. Our investigations include top sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, but also include dating sites, blogs, and hundreds of other lesser known social media networks.

A social media investigation is more than just a scan through a subject's public Facebook posts. Sometimes, it is difficult just to locate a subject's social media profiles since they may be using an alias or aliases. Their profiles aren't always completely public. Maybe they've deleted incriminating content or deleted an entire profile altogether. These are all reasons why it may behoove you to hire a social media professional to find details that would never be found otherwise. Social media content can sometimes very well be "the smoking gun" of a case. It can provide the one piece of evidence that clinches a case, finds a person, or keeps you from involving yourself with someone who would have likely taken advantage of you in some way.

Our investigators have spent countless hours on social media, learning the ins and outs of each site. We can navigate quickly through numerous social media sites, collecting information on subjects of which the average social media user is oblivious.

We provide our clients with due diligence in our efforts to stay updated on the ever-changing world of social media and we make it our mission to find it if it's there.

Uses for Social Media Investigations:

  • finding missing persons 
  • locating clients or witnesses
  • locating family members
  • preparing criminal and civil litigation
  • insurance claims investigations, workers' compensation 
  • identifying and collecting evidence of online activity 
  • developing leads 
  • uncovering a person's assets 
  • piecing together a person's daily activities 
  • determining an individual's connections, associations, friends, and family members 
  • collecting personal information on individuals 
  • proving/disproving an individual's claims 
  • building a character profile 
  • checking employee social media activity for company policy violations, unauthorized disclosure of company information, and/or misconduct/abuse of time 
  • providing supplemental to any background, domestic, divorce, child custody, employee, workers' compensation, or other investigation 
  • investigating stalking or harassment 
  • uncovering probation or other court order violations 
  • proving or disproving workers' compensation claims 
  • researching activities of competitors 
  • assisting in juror selection 
  • verifying claims made by customers 
  • vetting people 
  • conducting supplier/vendor/partner investigations