The Reason Why Attorney Hire a Private Investigator

On April 25, 2014, in Blog, LEgal, by sieditor

One of the reason of most law firms is simply do not have the resources and time to perform a detailed investigation, locating potential witnesses, finding evidence that could be relevant to help a client’s case. A case that needs an investigation is critical in the legal proceedings. The answer is to recruit a private investigator to aid in the case. Below is the article of Pursuit Magazine on why attorneys should hire a private investigator.



No matter how skilled, experienced, or efficient you are, you can’t possibly get to all the work that crosses your desk. You can’t do the fishing for case-making facts as thoroughly as you would like. And you can’t be an expert in everything.

What if you could outsource some of that time, shoe leather, and expertise, bill for it, and say yes to a wider variety of cases? How smart would you look if you had a savvy private eye in your rolodex, or a PI with a hefty rolodex of her own?

Outsource Work

The May 5, 2011 edition of The Economist ran a two-page story about the legal industry in America. They used Howrey (one of the world’s top 100 law firms) as an example of sea-change facing the profession. Aside from bankruptcy, securities litigation, and regulation issues, the world of 700-member law firms has been hit hard. Gone are the lucrative mergers and acquisitions (M&A), and it seems that clients are seeking, even demanding, alternatives to the ubiquitous billable hour, at an attorney’s standard rate.

One point The Economist makes: Clients are demanding “…that their lawyers pass certain routine work to cheaper contractors.”

Should lead counsel be in the field interviewing witnesses, canvasing neighborhoods, and personally vetting experts? Someone must, but these things take a lot of time and often lead to endless cul-de-sacs of evidentiary dead ends. Why not pay a professional investigator to track down hard-to-find witnesses, canvas the area, and vet experts?

To read this article in its entirety visit Pursuit Magazine


Article Source: Pursuit Magazine



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