Saturday, January 18, 2020

About Brian Blackwell

After being the victim of an attempted murder in June of 1993, I decided to devote my life to helping people who have been a victim of a crime.

I studied and apprenticed, taking courses in criminal law, criminal investigations, civil law, evidence analysis and preservation, interviewing techniques, criminal justice, firearms training, and defensive tactics.
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After being (honorably) discharged from the United States Army in November of 1991, I worked in the residential mortgage business. Then the following occurred: I had driven my car into the parking lot of the office building where the mortgage company was located in Tacoma, Washington, on a Wednesday at about 9 p.m., and parked. I got out of my car and began walking toward the door of the office building when I heard several footsteps coming toward me from behind. I turned around and saw four young males that appeared to be in their mid-teens approaching me, one leading the way and holding a handgun in his right hand. I knew I did not have time to get back in my car to escape or escape on foot without being shot. It was clear the only chance I had of surviving was to confront the situation and hope for the best. I took a defensive stance by standing with one leg forward so as to not be knocked down easily, and quickly calculated my options.

I remember thinking: the best chance I have of surviving is to disarm the gun and wrestle it out of his hand—if he can’t fire the gun, he can’t kill me. Even though there were four of them, I concentrated mainly on the one with the gun. The one holding the gun stood in front of me demanding money and it was clear from the look in his eyes that he had no intention of letting me live. As a diversion, I gave the impression that I was reaching into my front left pant's pocket to retrieve money, which fortunately made him slightly lower the gun and move it to his left away from my body and gave me the opportunity to control the situation and get the gun away from him. I pushed it further away from my body using my right hand and began ramming my left index and middle fingers behind the trigger to jam it and prevent the gun from being able to be fired as I attempted to wrestle the weapon out of his hand.

As a side note: he was able to fire a round before I could get my fingers behind the trigger to jam the gun, but the bullet did not hit me. Out of the corner of my right eye, I saw the brass cartridge laying on the ground from the bullet bouncing off the pavement.

I continued ramming my fingers behind the trigger. He tried several times to fire the gun again as I was pushing my fingers behind the trigger and wrestling for control over the weapon. Fortunately, the other three did nothing but watch. He eventually gave up and released his grip on the gun’s handle and they all ran off down the street. I pulled my sore, bloody fingers out from behind the trigger—I had cut one finger on a burr that was on the backside of the trigger. I cleared and secured the gun, and called 911; sheriff’s deputies responded. I turned over the gun to the deputies and told them what had happened. I could tell by the look on their faces they were amazed by my actions. One deputy said: "You’re lucky to be alive." I responded: "Anyone who tries to kill me is going to have to earn it."

BRIAN BLACKWELL INVESTIGATIONS 
Thorough, comprehensive investigations related to fraud and criminal cases, litigation, insurance claims, and locating people.

Whether you need to track someone down or know if he or she is committing fraud, you can count on the team at Brian Blackwell to provide unparalleled private investigation services.
Licensed Private Investigator 
Corporate Security Consultant
Forensic Statement Analysis  
Technical Writer, Editor


  • University Of Pittsburgh School Of Social Work
  • Degrees in Criminal Justice and Accounting
  • Honorary Doctor Of Divinity

International client base 
A+ Better Business Bureau rating

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Brian Blackwell is a frequent Guest Speaker at organizations for seniors concerning schemes and frauds that target the elderly.


Brian Blackwell Investigations 
Brian Blackwell Seattle Company 
1201 N. Orange Street # 700
Wilmington, Delaware 19801
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Friday, January 17, 2020

Brian Blackwell Investigations


Thorough, comprehensive investigations related to fraud and criminal cases, litigation, insurance claims, and locating people.

Whether you need to track someone down or know if he or she is committing fraud, you can count on the team at Brian Blackwell to provide unparalleled, confidential private investigation services. 

Skilled licensed private investigator with experience managing heavy caseloads of diverse investigations while maintaining high standards of thoroughness, timeliness, and budgetawareness. Discreet, client―focused investigations complemented with creative problemsolving skills, along with organized and accurate reporting.

A+ Better Business Bureau rating
96% successful case-closed rate


ADVANCED TRACKING TECHNIQUES
AND EXPERT SKIP TRACING 

Experienced and knowledgable licensed private investigator at locating witnesses, relative or friend gone missing, people in civil litigation and child support proceedings, adoption―related locates, heirs, missing persons in criminal investigations and fraud investigations, runaways, fugitives; and at solving some of the most challenging cases for clients throughout the United States and internationally.

Locating people can sometimes be as simple as using a private investigator database and locating a current address to being extremely difficult when it seems as though the person has vanished into thin air. Regardless of the challenge, the team at Brian Blackwell is prepared to help. We search and keep searching.

Clients include attorneys and law firms, major insurance companies, corporations and small businesses, chiefs of police, journalists, school districts, and general-public.

BRIAN BLACKWELL INVESTIGATIONS & RELATED SERVICES

  Background Investigations 
―  Skip Tracing and People Searches
―  Criminal Investigations
―  Forensic Statement Analysis
―  Corporate Consulting
―  Solving complex personal issues involving third parties

You need an investigator who can covertly and expertly dig into a person's social media background and online presence to discover the "real" them. You need an experienced, professional investigator to uncover the truths.


As an attorney, you need diligent searches performed to locate individuals in criminal and civil litigation, adoption―related cases, child support proceedings, heirs; or locate witnesses and obtain a statement.

As a business owner or individual, you need someone who can identify the author of an anonymous threatening letter.

Insurance companies hire us to perform surveillance operations to uncover evidence of fraud involving the filing of suspicious insurance claims.

Confidential private investigation services you can rely on. Superior client relations, competitive rates, outstanding work product, and guarantee our focus will be to obtain the results necessary for you to win your case.

We charge an hourly rate, a flat rate, or a combination of the two, determined on a case-by-case basis as each case is unique and needs to be individually assessed for the fairest price and most efficient way to proceed. A retainer fee is collected before investigations begin, which acts as cash flow for the investigator. We provide an itemized list of expenses acquired during the investigation.

A+ RATING
BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU
Trusted Professionals

Brian Blackwell is a frequent Guest Speaker at organizations for seniors concerning schemes and frauds that target the elderly.

Licensed Private Investigator 
Corporate Security Consultant
Forensic Statement Analysis  
Technical Writer, Editor

Brian Blackwell Investigations
Brian Blackwell Seattle Company 
1201 N. Orange Street # 700
Wilmington, Delaware 19801 USA
info @ brianblackwell.com
(855) 486-5739


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Sunday, December 29, 2019

Background Investigations

BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS FOR EMPLOYERS AND ATTORNEYS 

A new nanny or babysitter, a potential tennant, your child's coach, online dating, prospective business partner — in today's society, there are good reasons for wanting to verify the background of people engaged in your life.

In some situations, not knowing someone's history can have dire legal, financial, and personal consequences. Instant online background checks have become widely available and are fairly inexpensive, however, they are often very limited in the scope of information and not always up-to-date.

Though, admittedly more costly, an investigation performed by the team at Brian Blackwell delivers far more reliable, accurate, comprehensive results. We perform a thorough, in-depth investigation that includes the individual's employment status and assets, not a background check that only provides limited information. You need to know the full story.


If you are considering entering into a joint business venture, merger, or acquisition, a professional background investigation report by an experienced, licensed investigator can mean the difference between financial ruin or success. Brian Blackwell can assist with substantiating facts before you assume legal responsibility and avoid unpleasant surprises.

Our thorough, Comprehensive Background Investigations consider personal history, business interests, regulatory history, professional licensing and history, criminal and civil cases, financial status and assets, associations, social media and online presence, and political contributions in our investigation.

COMPREHENSIVE BACKGROUND REPORT

Addresses
Criminal History 
Employment 
Asset Search 
Property Records 
Marriage Records 
Aliases
Professional Licenses 
Social Media Investigation 
Civil Suits
Bankruptcies 
Evictions 
Vehicle Information 
Driving Record

Brian Blackwell background investigations provide attorneys and businesses with valuable and important information. However, it is very important to be aware of their inherent limitations. Be aware that there is no such thing as a national criminal records check. There is one "nationwide" criminal database, the FBI database, also known as NCIC (National Crime Information Center) database. The FBI database is not public record and cannot be legally accessed by anyone other than criminal justice agencies. This is one of the reasons why we frequently physically hand-search documents in the actual courthouse of record.

Having handled a wide range of research assignments, and having access to sophisticated investigator databases, along with a nationwide network of professional investigators available, the team at Brian Blackwell stand behind their ability to deliver meticulously thorough background investigations. We are sensitive to the private nature of these types of investigations and work with our clients to acquire information as quickly, quietly, and efficiently as possible. We provide the information you need to protect your financial stability, safety, and personal interests.

Thorough, confidential investigations performed by professional investigators. We don't just research investigator databases, we also provide surveillance to ensure complete verification — we investigate. Database records often only tell half the story. We provide a Comprehensive Background Investigation for a total fee of $895.00. You get the 'complete picture.' You get complete verification of their personal history. You get 'the facts.'



Confidential services you can rely on, superior client relations, outstanding work product, and guarantee our focus will be to obtain the results necessary for you to win your case.



A+ RATING
BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU
Trusted Professionals


Brian Blackwell Investigations 
Brian Blackwell Seattle Company 

1201 N. Orange Street # 700
Wilmington, Delaware 19801
info @ brianblackwell.com
(855) 486-5739


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Friday, November 29, 2019

Forensic Statement Analysis and Advanced Interviewing

Businesses and individuals who receive anonymous threatening letters

Statement Analysis is the process of examining a person's words to determine if he or she is being truthful or deceptive.

Words reveal us. People always phrase their statements based on their knowledge and life experiences. Our words reveal our background, including our sex, race, and intelligence. Our words reveal our life experiences, including trauma and professional experiences. Our words reveal our basic personality type. The personality type can tell the investigator: how to conduct the interview and how to assess the threat.

When a Subject writes a statement, he or she provides more information than they realize. A person's statement will often contain information they did not intend to share. The key to detecting deception is to know what to look for in a person's statement.


Statement Analysis is the most accurate way of detecting deception. When a person uses nonverbal communication, you have to read or interpret their body language. This means there is always the chance of misinterpreting. With our Advanced Statemment Analysis and Interviewing techniques, there is no interpreting or guess work.

To ensure complete accuracy, the team at Brian Blackwell adheres to a well established principle of having Analysis work checked by other professionals. In the "truth" business, there is no room for ego. Those who are the best and brightest investigators and analysts share a common humility that leads them to seek second and third opinions as a matter of routine. The "lone wolf " analyst would raise suspicion of accuracy and mistrust. The true professional analyst also submits to the discipline of principle and repetition.

Once the analyst locates deception, eliminating the portion(s) that were found to be unreliable or not relevant, the analyst then begins to complete a psychological profile. During an interview, the investigator/analyst bases questions on the personality of the Subject, using their own words, and focuses the time frame at the most critical moments. This is where the confession is found.

As deception, corruption, and self-interest becomes more and more acceptable and popular, often stated as the "moral high ground," and institutionalized envy condemns success and authority more and more, the need for Statement Analysis is imperative. Courts have shown prejudice against companies, and the political elite have shown contempt for authority.

Statement Analysis can be an effective investigative tool in criminal investigations and help solve sexual assault cases, theft cases, and uncover false allegations.

BRIAN BLACKWELL INVESTIGATIONS & RELATED SERVICES

Forensic Statement Analysis
Advanced Interviewing Techniques
Background Investigations
Fraud Detection
Criminal Investigations
Business/Organization Internal Investigations
Security Screening
Vetting 

The team at Brian Blackwell can help in determining the author of an anonymous threating letter. Brian Blackwell consults with analysts across the nation to identify the author of the anonymous threatening letter. All work is confidential.

If the author of the threatening letter you received hasn't been identified by law enforcement, contact Brian Blackwell. We can identify the writer of the letter. The results can be shared with law enforcement and used in the arrest and prosecution of the author.

Statement Analysis can protect you from extortion, and assessing the level of threat can help in precaution and protective measures.

The team at Brian Blackwell has correctly identified anonymous authors for businesses and individuals through its Advanced Forensic Statement Analysis and Interviewing techniques.

Nationwide service
A+ RATING
BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU
Trusted Professionals


BRIAN BLACKWELL INVESTIGATIONS 
Brian Blackwell Seattle Company 
1201 N. Orange Street # 700
Wilmington, Delaware 19801
info @ brianblackwell.com
(855) 486-5739


Copyright Brian Blackwell. All Rights Reserved

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Brian Blackwell Investigations - Brian Blackwell Services

After being the victim of an attempted murder in June 1993, Brian Blackwell decided to devote his life to a career in investigation and protective services.

Whether you need to track someone down or know if he or she is committing fraud, you can count on Brian Blackwell Investigations to provide unparalleled investigative services.

Skilled investigator with experience managing heavy caseloads of diverse investigations while maintaining high standards of thoroughness, timeliness, and budget-awareness. Professional, discreet, client-focused services complemented with creative problem-solving skills, along with organized and accurate reporting.

Experienced and knowledgable professional in locating defendants, witnesses, missing family members, persons in divorce and child support proceedings, and at solving some of the most challenging fraud and criminal cases with clients throughout the U.S. and in Canada, England, Japan, Philippine Islands, India, and Australia.

Clients include major insurance companies, attorneys and law firms, chiefs of police, corporations and small businesses, journalists, school districts, and general-public.

Confidentiality, superior client relations, competitive rates, outstanding work product, and guarantee our focus will be to obtain the results necessary for you to win your case.

A+ RATING
BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU
Trusted Professionals 

BRIAN BLACKWELL INVESTIGATIONS 
Risk Management & Consulting
Private Investigation Services 
Brian Blackwell Investigations  

Licensed Private Investigator 
Corporate Security Consultant
Forensic Statement Analysis  
Technical Writer, Editor

Brian Blackwell is a frequent Guest Speaker at organizations for seniors concerning schemes and frauds that target the elderly.


Copyright Brian Blackwell All Rights Reserved 

Friday, July 19, 2019

Seattle Private Investigators Brian Blackwell Investigations

Whether you need to track someone down or know if he or she is committing fraud, you can count on Brian Blackwell Investigations in Seattle, WA. Visit www.brianblackwell.biz for background and services.

A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.


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