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We find missing debtors, heirs, witnesses, and defendants. We also find merged or dissolved banks and other closed companies.
Do you need to know what your online "footprint" looks like? Pending divorce, custody case, or litigation has you worried?
We find hidden or concealed assets to satisfy judgments, or verify assets offered as collateral or as security.
Find info on people and businesses. Satisfy Due Diligence for hiring of new employees. Research potential business partners.
PI Services You Can Understand
At Hughes Investigation, we specialize in bringing answers to your corner. We are dedicated to understanding what results you want and to helping you understand what actions we can take on your behalf. We will work with you every step of the way to help you with the questions you are trying to answer.
Since 1930, we have supplied Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties with reliable and accurate investigation services ranging from asset investigations and background checks, to specialized services like real estate transaction investigations and Eminent Domain help.
We know that a legal action can sometimes be overwhelming. We are dedicated to providing you help in language that you can understand. If you don't feel like you understand your options, just ask, and we will work to find an explanation that works for you.
We have decades of time-tested and proven experience to guide you thru your investigation. There is no substitution for 90 years of wisdom and logic.
We offer our traditional investigation services in California, including:
A Focus on Results
We are highly trained in multiple areas of online computer Investigation, including CyberSecurity, Internet harassment and online fraud.
The first step is for us to work with you and come up with a plan to get the results you need. Through our understanding of the Internet and your understanding of the circumstances, we will craft a path to success.
Our agency has been working together for years and has a proven track record of success.
We use that experience to help you down a path to the results you need.
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Don't wait! Contact us for a free phone consultation. Let us help you figure out your best next steps are. The sooner you have a plan of action, the better your chances of taking the correct steps to get the results you want.
Even if you decide not to go forward with our services – we assure you, our response will be informative and provide you with more information than you had before you found our website.
Cyber investigation services we can help with include:
LOS ANGELES - 1930
Hughes Investigation Agency has a rich history dating back to 1930.
The agency was formed at downtown Los Angeles by a college student named Weddington Weir Hughes.
Better known to his family and friends as "WW" Hughes, while attending law school, Hughes observed there were few private investigators in Los Angeles.
Prompted by attorneys and other industry insiders, 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, 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, Hughes died after a sudden illness and soon thereafter, his son in-law George Tiffany took over day-to-day operation of Hughes Investigation in downtown Los Angeles.
Throughout the late 1960's and into the 1990's, George strengthened Hughes Investigation’s relationships with existing clients and developed a specialty niche in litigation support. George trained his investigators on the importance of finesse and professionalism, and many lawyer clients used George and his team to do their work at the courthouse! George also opened a second Hughes Investigation office in Anaheim, CA.
Craig Bassham joined Hughes Investigation as an investigator trainee in 1988, and in 1996, George partially retired and sold the company to Craig.
Later, George formed Tiffany Investigations in Yorba Linda.
Today, in the same fashion started by WW Hughes over 90 years ago, Hughes Investigation Agency continues to provide its attorney, bank, public agency, and title company clients with quality civil litigation support and investigation services.
As time moves forward, so does our ability to keep pace with the ever-changing business environment. In the recent economic downturn, Hughes Investigation once again established itself as an industry leader, this time in the area of mortgage fraud and real estate investigations. Our clients include the nation's largest title companies and lenders, including Fidelity National Title and its subsidiary Chicago Title, as well as First American title.
In addition, we spend significant costs, time and effort pursuing continuing education in the areas of CyberSecurity and social network investigations and harassment.
About Craig Bassham
Craig started his career in 1988 as an investigator trainee and process server with Hughes Investigation, and in 1996, he purchased the agency. Over the next decade, Craig refined his skills and expanded his knowledge base, focusing on real property related matters such as specialized title searches, Eminent Domain and other land use cases.
Craig also received extensive and specialized training in CyberSecurity and network security, including completion of the Cisco Networking Academy, Cisco Security, and Forensic Computer Examination at CSUF.
More recently, in his capacity as an Investigator for the State of California, he investigates and enforces violations of the Building and Professions Code, Civil Code, Labor Code, and Penal Code. This includes filing of administrative citations and accusations, as well as the preparation of Misdemeanor and Felony criminal filings with various District Attorney and City Attorney offices.