Client Services

Howell Investigations can provide many cost-efficient investigative services to the legal community.

We assist Attorneys in providing the best and most comprehensive representation possible to their clients. Howell Investigations, located in Everett, Washington can help in many ways including locating and/or identifying possible witnesses, conducting witness interviews and taking statements. We can identify when a witness’s background could be a potential problem.

A private investigator a private detective, or inquiry agent, is a person who can be hired by individuals or groups to undertake investigatory law services.

Full Scope of Investigative Services: 

Criminal Defense Cases

When someone is charged with a crime that they did not commit, it is imperative to begin a criminal defense investigation as soon as possible so as to protect that person’s rights and to find and preserve critical evidence before it is too late.

Civil Investigations

A civil investigation helps uncover and assemble the information needed for a civil trial. A civil trial is the opposite of a criminal trial. Usually, this type of court case involves two individuals who are arguing about an issue that relates to their rights. For example, if one person sues another for damages caused in a domestic accident, then the case will likely be tried in a civil trial. Civil investigations help gather the evidence that is essential for a trial.

Court Trial Assistance and Preparation

Completing a thorough trial preparation investigation is always a good idea before bringing any type of litigation to court. Trial preparation means different case assignments, depending on the exact nature of the lawsuit. Attorneys can only use the tools that they are provided in court. This is the exact reason why so many law firms and insurance carriers have their own in-house investigators working diligently to prepare cases for trial.


A good investigation interview is only as good as the person conducting it. In most investigations, interviews are the main tool investigators use to find out what happened. More often than not, investigators have to rely almost entirely on statements from the main players and witnesses, who may contradict each other.

Process of Service

Service of process is the method employed by the parties in a lawsuit to formally deliver papers (such as the complaint, answer, and motion papers) on the other parties and the court.

People Locates

Do you need to find a missing person, locate someone, or find an address? Are you searching for a person, you have come to the right place for fast, affordable professional help locating someone. There are many reasons why you may need to locate someone. Our job is to help you do so at Howell Investigations.


There are a variety of ways to carry out surveillance, including the use of electronics, physical observation, conducting interviews, and using technology. A professional investigator is licensed and insured to gather evidence through audio and video equipment. Since private investigators are trained in current laws and often work with police investigations, you don’t have to worry about legal impediments or getting burned when you entrust your investigative needs to a professional. They are also familiar with the particulars of surveillance, how the investigation is conducted and information collected, which allows their findings to stand up in court.

Background Checks

Private investigators offer a wide array of services, but background checks account for the majority of their business. The more information you have on the person, the easier the process, but a PI can get results with little to go on.

Using databases only open to them and law enforcement, private detectives dig deep for accuracy’s sake. Primary focuses in a background check might include criminal, citizenship, financial, credit, driving, employment, litigation, education, and military histories. Meanwhile, most online options only gather public information and don’t decipher it.

Child Custody

A private investigator for child custody may be appointed by the court, or they may be retained by a parent who is involved in custody proceedings. Child custody investigations can be critical when preparing a case for court because the investigator can provide testimony or evidence that establishes bad behavior on the part of the other parent, the parent's compliance with previous agreements or court orders, and what type of people or environments the parent is exposing the child to. A child custody investigator can uncover the truth or falsity of these types of claims, and a private investigator for child custody can provide eyewitness testimony, documents, and even videotaped evidence to support or refute these claims.

Child Trafficking

Human trafficking, believed to be the third-largest criminal activity in the world, is a form of human slavery which must be addressed at the interagency level. Human trafficking includes forced labor, domestic servitude, and commercial sex trafficking.

Accident (Incident) Investigations

To many, "accident" suggests an event that was random, and could not have been prevented. Since nearly all worksite fatalities, injuries, and illnesses are preventable, OSHA suggests using the term "incident" investigation.

Theft Investigations

The term theft investigations cover a large category as well as many possible scenarios. We get inquiries about many theft-related issues. The methods used to resolve the matters may vary but the basic questions always remain the same. Things to do to help these theft investigations along include writing down everything that you can remember.

Homicide Investigation

A homicide investigation is highly professional and specialized, which requires years of practical experience along with continuing education and training. Successful homicide investigation often depends on the initial actions taken by patrol officers responding to any given scene. By integrating skill sets in photography, information technology, and private investigation, our clients are provided specialized services resulting in high-quality investigative solutions.

Howell Investigations Services also Include:

DUI DefenseElderly AbuseProperty CrimesAsset SearchesSuspicious Death
Missing PersonsProperty LocatesAsset SearchesLoss PreventionAnimal Cruelty
Workplace InvestigationsCheating SpouseInsurance InvestigationsFraud InvestigationOccult investigations
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