Lawrence J. Hamilton, CIP, FCLS


CA P.I. License # 16367, RPS # 1710
Owner / Qualified Manager
Mr. Hamilton has been licensed to conduct investigations in the State of California since 1993.


  • FBI (surveillance & undercover operations)
  • San Diego City Attorney’s Office (fraud and civil pre-trial investigations – both defense and plaintiff
  • San Diego Law Enforcement Training Instructor
  • Special Investigations Unit Manager
  • Workers’ Compensation Investigations Instructor
  • General Investigations Training Instructor for Private Investigators, Law Firms and Insurance Carriers

Professional Experience
Mr. Hamilton is a Certified Trainer in Workers’ Compensation Investigations, Accident Investigations and Evidence Photography. Mr. Hamilton is a court qualified expert in the areas of Photography, Missing Persons and Accident Reconstruction, and is a Registered Process Server – San Diego County RPS #1790.
The Special Investigations Unit has over 25 years of experience and is a PREFERRED VENDOR with top workers’ compensation insurance carriers and law firms for pre-trial case investigations. We offer skip tracing, AOE/COE, Sub-rosa & Subrogation, Family Law Case Investigations, Personal Injury Investigations, Civil and Pre-trial Investigations and much more. We are fully insured with Liability Insurance and E & O Insurance. We are a member of the BBB as an Accredited Business with an A+ Rating.

Robert Kennemur,

Mr. Kennemur graduated from CSU Long Beach with a bachelor’s degree with honors and has been working as a surveillance operative since January 1988. With over 30 years of experience, he brings with him a vast experience in liability, workers’ compensation, domestic cases, family law, and service of process. He has worked for many law firms, insurance carriers, and former FBI agents/retired law enforcement officers who have used Mr. Kennemur for their casework.

Corey Pagano,

Mr. Pagano has over four (4) years of experience as an investigator-in-training, specializing in “hard-to-serve” stakeouts of individuals for TROs, Summons & Complaints, Deposition Subpoenas, Locates, Background Verification, and obtaining information on those individuals that do not want to be found.  Handling high-profile cases for surveillance of court enforcement, child custody enforcement, Workers’ Compensation, and domestic violence case surveillance.

Kree Smith,

Ms. Smith is retired from the Department of Homeland Security as a Special Agent/Criminal Investigator/Internal Affairs Agent, a former U.S. Customs Agent, and a former United States Army and Air Force Commissioned Officer with a total of 28 years of service.  She has worked in Undercover Operations & Investigations, Money Laundering & Asset Forfeiture Investigations, Cyber Investigations, Human Trafficking & Smuggling Investigations, Commercial Fraud & Worksite Fraud Investigations, Counterterrorism Investigations, Bitcoin & Bulk Cash Smuggling Investigations, Corruption and Death Investigations.  Ms. Smith is now heading up the integral Special Operations for The Special Investigations Unit.

Lisa Longway,

Mrs. Longway graduated with a BA (Summa cum laude, cum laude) and MBA (Valedictorian). She is extremely technologically savvy and has over 20 years of technical and business writing experience. She excels in covert online and telephonic research. Her business specialties include human resources and labor law. Mrs. Longway has years of litigation and deposition experience. Furthermore, Mrs. Longway holds multiple patents and has a general familiarity with patent law. Her tools include Facebook graph search, Facebook Forensics, EnCase Forensic Imager; SnagIt, Trello, Skipease; Spokeo; TinEye; Knowem; WhatismyIP; X1 Social Discovery;; Instagram (Chrome Extension); Twitter; Google+; Linkedin; Pinterest; and deep web searches.

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