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Hughes Investigation Agency History



Hughes Investigation Agency has a rich history dating back to 1930. The company was formed at downtown Los Angeles by a college student named Weddington "W.W." Hughes.


While attending law school, WW Hughes discovered Los Angeles lacked quality private investigation services. Seizing the opportunity, WW Hughes took a chance and instead of pursuing a career in law, chose to hone his skills as a Private Investigator.


Despite the Great Depression and World War II, WW Hughes forged ahead with his vision and established an early rapport with many of the largest downtown corporate law firms.


These relationships continue today with prestigious firms such as O'Melveny & Myers, Sidley & Austin, Latham & Watkins, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, Rutan & Tucker and Burke, Williams & Sorensen.


In 1959, "W.W." Hughes passed away from a sudden illness and George Tiffany assumed business operations. Throughout the 1960's and into the 1980's, Hughes Investigation Agency strengthened its relationships with existing clients and developed a specialty niche in litigation support.


Craig Bassham joined Hughes Investigation Agency in 1988 as an Investigator Trainee and in 1996, bought the company. George Tiffany left and formed Tiffany Investigations in Yorba Linda.




Today, in the same fashion crafted by "W.W." Hughes over 83 years ago, Hughes Investigation Agency continues to provide its attorney, banking, municipal and title company clients with unparalleled investigation services.


As time moves forward, so does Hughes Investigation Agency. We expanded our primary coverage area to Riverside, CA and also cover San Bernardino County and Orange County.


We also pride ourselves with our ability to keep pace with the ever-changing business environment. In the current economic downturn, we once again established ourselves as an industry leader, this time in the area of Mortgage Fraud Investigations. Our clients include the Nation's largest title companies and lenders.


In addition, we spend significant costs, time and effort pursuing Continuing Education in the areas of Internet Investigations, Identity Theft solutions and Social Network investigations.


New in 2015 is our $49 Internet Investigation, which is designed to provide you with quick answers to your urgent concerns.


We also offer our Online Background Check, an Online Background Investigation! This investigation is tailored to discover what a future employer, human resources department, head hunter or co-worker can find about you online. Try it before your next job search or promotion.

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Our goal is to provide clients with factual, unbiased data and answers so they can make sound, logical decisions based on facts, and not guesswork.

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