PRIVATE EYES OF TEXAS
December of 2007 Edition
A Message from J.J.,
Another year has come and gone. 2008 will mark our 20th year in business. During our first 19 years we have billed out $9,632,000 to our diversified client base.
I believe that we have been successful because , although our staff has changed over the years, we have always had competent Investigators who knew how to obtain information for our clients and put it in a format that was understandable and thorough. Secondly, the majority of our new clients are referred to us by our current clients.
I recently heard a Family Law Judge make this statement of one of the Opposing Attorneys while they were arguing over a Motion, “I want the Jury to hear all of the facts. I’m sorry that they do not benefit your client.” When I heard the Judge make that statement the first thing that came to my mind was, that’s exactly what we do for our clients—we get the facts for them.
I would like to personally thank all of our clients for the great deal of support they have given our Firm over the years. Without it, we wouldn’t be where we are today.
2008 COURT DIRECTORY
Our new Court Directory is enclosed.
I have been told over the years by clients that they really like our format because it is concise and small enough to carry in their suit coat pocket or briefcase. (If you need any additional directories, please let us know.)
NEW REPORTING PROCEDURES
In an effort to streamline effort and provide clients our work product faster, we will no longer be sending reports on hard copies via the mail. We will be sending clients all reports via email, unless they instruct otherwise. Any certified copies, attachments that cannot be scanned, videotapes, etc. will be sent under separate cover with the invoice for our services.
If you have had a recent change in your email address, please let us know.
As you may or may not know, I have put together a manual for Corporate clients on hiring and another manual for Criminal Defense clients, regarding field sobriety testing. If you don’t have one of these manuals and would like one, or both, please let me know.
I am in the process of redoing the hiring manual; expanding the subject matter covered so that it can be utilized more efficiently as a complete reference for anyone going through the hiring process.
I am also in the process of putting together a “Criminal Defense Attorney’s Black Book”, which will be a very thorough guide for Harris, Galeston, Brazoria, Fort Bend and Montgomery Counties, listing Court locations, Court Coordinators, jail procedures for property release, jail procedures for inmate interviews and other related subjects. There also will be a section on how to obtain TDC records, County Jail records, driver’s license photographs, IAD Compliant History, officer evaluations, Offense Reports without subpoenas and much, much more. My goal is to put all of this useful information in one place to help our clients make the Defense Process more efficient.
If there is anything in particular you would like to see included, please let me know.
WILL HODGE, NEW ADDITION TO STAFF
I am very proud to announce that Will Hodge has become a member of our Investigative Team. Will spent 10 years as a Police Officer for Prince George’s County Police, in Bellsville, Maryland. In addition to working as a Patrol Officer, Will also worked as a Detective, conducting Investigations regarding property crimes, assaults, robberies and sex crimes. Will is proficient in evidence collection, courtroom preparation and testimony.
While with the Prince George’s Police Will received a Bronze medal for Valor, for entering a burning building to rescue a person. Will was named the Prince George’s Police Officer of the Year in 1992 and also received two Unit Citations for the arrest of two armed bank robbers.
Will worked for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice as a Corrections Officer for two years at the Rosharon Unit, before beginning his Police career.
Will’s varied background includes working three years for CAN Insurance in their Special Investigations Unit, investigating fraudulent claims, Worker’s Compensation and suspicious deaths.
We feel that the use of our investigative services have gone a long way in proving that the “Truth Makes A Difference”.
A Special Congratulations
My congratulations to my personal friend and personal Attorney, Lynn Kamin, who just formed a new family law powerhouse with Joan Jenkins. Lynn has represented me and my wife, Gina, for the last four years in a grandparent custody case. The experience was very stressful for us all but I now have full custody of my three beautiful grandchildren. I learned quite a bit from this experience, dealing with the stress to prepare for trial on four different occasions over the length of the litigation. I also gained a great deal of insight about trial preparation when the role is reversed and you are the Litigant instead of the Litigant’s Investigator.