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LA Intelligence, Inc.

Beverly Hills, Ca 90212, Los Angeles

(115)
LA Intelligence, Inc. logo
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LA Intelligence, Inc.

Beverly Hills, Ca 90212, Los Angeles

(115)

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La Intelligence is a full service licensed detective agency who has been providing law firms, small businesses, corporations, major film studios, and the general public alike the evidence required to support their case from catching a cheater or making a fraud case for victims of losses in the millions.

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L
4 December 2019

Brian is quite something. Not only is he fun to work with, but he is heads and tails beyond any PI I have ever worked with. Prior to finding Brian, I had carefully interviewed five different PIs who came with high accolades. I settled on one. I wasted thousands of dollars only to get incomplete information which lead me nowhere.In a matter of 10 minutes Brian literally performed a miracle that changed my life. He located a client that took me for several hundred thousand dollars and then disappeared. This client paid me with a fraudulent Visa (I came to find out) and left me holding the bag. Finally, I could sue this bastard and take back my power.Because of the forgery, my credit standing and relationship with many key vendors that I counted on for custom furnishings went south as did my sterling reputation. I lost my relationship with Chase bank who I did all my banking with since the days of Washingtion Mutual. This was a 30 year relationship. Because of this, I couldn't get a bank account at any large institution bank. One credit union actually gave me a bank account as well as a smaller bank. This made banking very inconvenient as the ATMs and bank branches were few and far between. Banking used to be easy and convenient. Not any more. I used to be able to deposit large checks from clients at Chase and have the funds available immediately, because of my long standing excellent reputation with my home branch. That went the way of the dinosaurs, as did my credit score. I always prided myself on my pristine credit score. dropped to 400 as I couldn't keep up with my now insurmountable credit card payments.In this town, great credit is everything. Now I literally had nothing and lost my rainy day financial security. This situation put me in a world of hurt. The financial and emotional burden was almost too much to bare. Not being able to find this client to sue him and bring this situation to justice made it a million times worse. I felt helpless and hopeless. It took me more than a year to even begin to accept the severity of my situation. I am a strong and vivacious person, but this sincerely knocked the wind out of my sails.Then Brian came to rescue. He is a bonified genius private investigator, and a seasoned pro. I had wasted thousands of dollars on other PIs who wasted my time taking forever to come up with inaccurate information that lead me on a wild goose chase trying to track down this client. Like I said, in a matter of minutes, Brian located him. Evidently, this guy had several aliases, not to mention warrants out for his arrest for committing fraud. WOW. After locating this guy for me, Brian came up with a brilliant strategy to bait him in a way that he wouldn't be able to resist. And boom! Court papers were served with ease. Again,WOW! Brian essentially put me back in the drivers seat feeling empowered. What a sleuth in the true sense of the word! This PI is a game changer, and I am so grateful to now have him in my pocket. Based on my direct experience, if you need a miracle worker PI, Brian is the man for the job! Cheers to you, Brian for changing my life! More...

R
31 October 2019

Recently someone stole some items from me and some of my friends. We all realized after a while that the culprit was someone we knew. Despite multiple police reports all naming the same suspect and the added seriousness that the stolen items included guns, the LAPD was not interested. They took the reports, called the suspect, told him they thought he didn't it, and then dropped the case. As more items went missing, we knew we had to do something and decided to hire a private investigator.I'd never hired a PI before, so I was very skeptical at first, and I've heard some horror stories, but I found LA Intelligence here on Yelp and after reading their stellar reviews, was pretty impressed. The suspect I later learned was a drug addict and possibly homeless so I did not set my expectations too high. After consulting with Brian, who made no promises, we decided to proceed with the investigation and it was not long before Brian had informed me that not only did they find the suspect, they actually befriended him and proceeded undercover. They got him to admit every detail of the crimes, including details I hadn't told the LAPD or Brian so at that point I was very certain this was the real deal. I was also given a very detailed report of every interaction with the suspect, with photographic proof. Brian then contacted LAPD to arrange to bring in an Undercover Police Detective which eventually led to his arrest.I am hoping that some of my stuff will be recovered and restitution will be ordered by the court, and I'll update this when any of that happens, but that will be a long road. It turns out that the suspect was planning more burglaries so in the interest of public safety, this ended very well for everyone. I was extremely impressed with Brian, LA Intelligence, and his entire team. This went far better than I could have ever hoped and I can guarantee Brian will be the first person I call for any incident in the future. If you have been the victim of a crime, the odds are very low the cops will do anything about it unless you do all their work for them and hand the evidence to them on a silver platter. Brian is the silver platter. My only regret here is that I waited so long to call him. More...

R
30 October 2019

Recently someone stole some items from me and some of my friends. We all realized after a while that the culprit was someone we knew. Despite multiple police reports all naming the same suspect and the added seriousness that the stolen items included guns, the LAPD was not interested. They took the reports, called the suspect, told him they thought he didn't it, and then dropped the case. As more items went missing, we knew we had to do something and decided to hire a private investigator.I'd never hired a PI before, so I was very skeptical at first, and I've heard some horror stories, but I found LA Intelligence here on Yelp and after reading their stellar reviews, was pretty impressed. The suspect I later learned was a drug addict and possibly homeless so I did not set my expectations too high. After consulting with Brian, who made no promises, we decided to proceed with the investigation and it was not long before Brian had informed me that not only did they find the suspect, they actually befriended him and proceeded undercover. They got him to admit every detail of the crimes, including details I hadn't told the LAPD or Brian so at that point I was very certain this was the real deal. I was also given a very detailed report of every interaction with the suspect, with photographic proof. Brian then contacted LAPD to arrange to bring in an Undercover Police Detective which eventually led to his arrest.I am hoping that some of my stuff will be recovered and restitution will be ordered by the court, and I'll update this when any of that happens, but that will be a long road. It turns out that the suspect was planning more burglaries so in the interest of public safety, this ended very well for everyone. I was extremely impressed with Brian, LA Intelligence, and his entire team. This went far better than I could have ever hoped and I can guarantee Brian will be the first person I call for any incident in the future. If you have been the victim of a crime, the odds are very low the cops will do anything about it unless you do all their work for them and hand the evidence to them on a silver platter. Brian is the silver platter. My only regret here is that I waited so long to call him. More...

E
28 October 2019

Fantastic. Very professional. Discreet, great company for collecting Intel...

L
8 October 2019

I was so stressed out by the time I called Brian for help, I rented my car to someone for Uber who didn't have good intentions from that start long story short he refused to give me my car back and block me. When I called Brian he answered right away and looked into the matter right away he found out everything he needed to get my car back.  Whenever I called Brian feeling bad and stressing he reassured me that it's Ok, he was very understanding that I'm a new business owner and gave me a big discount because he cares more about the person than the money and it showed because he picked up every call and answered every text no matter what of a very panicked person. He didn't like that I'm an honest working person and this not so nice person took advantage of me and he was determined to find him. He is very knowledgeable and got to work right away looking for the thief, it was only a matter of time before he found him. I filed a police report in the mean time and the night he was gonna go to address the police pulled the thief over with my car and he was arrested, but I'm 100 present sure if they didn't Brian was going to find him for me because he found all the addresses linked to this thief who stole my car. This all happened within 4 weeks  I highly recommend this place if you need help.  He is a no bullshit taking kind of guy and I'm sure that the thief would've been scared to mess with him and his team. They will get the work done. I'm so greatful to have my car back, and for Brian and his whole team. More...

B
24 September 2019

Recovered our property from unscrupulous Uber driver. Huge help!  Brian was awesome.  Don't think this would have worked out without him.

C
12 September 2019

This is the second time I have worked with Brian and LA Intelligence.  They are professional, reliable, efficient, prompt, communicative and excel at what they do.  They are not going to give you anything but exactly what they observe.  This is not a fly-by-night organisation but a top notch investigative team.  Not only Brian but the people he has working with him and for him.  I would use him again in heart beat.  Most importantly of all he is trustworthy.  And in their line of work you better have someone you can trust.  I would also add that Brian's prices are reasonable and he is not trying to rip you off.  In fact, just the opposite.  There was something I wanted done, which he could have easily done, but instead he said we shouldn't do because it would be a waste of my money and not get the results I was looking for. More...

A
20 April 2019

I have been living with a chronic disabling condition for a number of years now.   I used to be able "to take care of myself" pretty well and now, with humility, I've had to accept that I can't. That I need help from time to time. That has not been easy for me to accept. A few months ago I noticed that some things had been stolen from my home. I then experienced a few strange encounters with people that I thought I could trust:  Keys missing, a few stories here and there that didn't add up. Bottom line, I began to get scared and I did not know where to turn. After speaking with my doctor he convinced me that as a vulnerable adult there was no shame in asking for help and for wanting to be secure in my person and property. He suggested I call Brian at LA Intelligence who had helped other patients of his in the past. Apparently I was not his only patient who had needed help or feared for his safety. What can I tell you?  From the moment I spoke to Brian I calmed down for the first time in weeks. Within one hour (yes one hour) of my initial call, Brian had arranged for someone to be with me and to not leave my side until the situation was brought under control. When that took longer than anticipated Brian arranged the scheduling of other people to be with me. He'll kill me for saying this but because I needed more time than I had budgeted for originally, he even worked with me on the cost. What more could I have asked for?The people that work for Brian were all first-rate individuals. Caring, compassionate, capable of defending themselves and me. Good at de-fusing volatile situations. They got me through a VERY tough period. I could not be more grateful. Brian, the owner,is a very no-nonsense guy. He takes action. If you're in trouble he won't wait around while you dither and possibly get hurt. I sincerely felt he was there to protect me at all times. Do I wish I had needed his services?  Of course not. Am I glad that my doctor recommended him and his high-quality team to me? You better believe it. If you ever feel at risk or in danger or just need someone to advocate for you when you feel vulnerable, these are your guys. This company deserves six stars. More...

C
13 March 2019

Someone had committed fraud and scammed my friend and I in Miami, Fl., and we had looked for her for over five years. No one could find her until I hired LA Intelligence and they found her in California in less than three months. They did an excellent job and found her very fast. Other companies and private investigators could not find  but LA Intelligence were great. I recommend them any time. They gave me the peace of mind that I needed to move forward and have her prosecuted.Choi More...

J
10 March 2019

Detective Mathews and his team of operatives was very professional and helped me on a case regarding asset recovery when my vehicle was acquired by a con artist and because it was a civil matter, the police did not want to get involved.  After finding out about Brian  and his private investigative business and reading all the positive reviews I decided to hire him.  Brian is a type of guy that will not take any bullshit from anybody, and will be honest and upfront with you.  Some of you may get your feelings hurt if you are not careful with him but believe me, he will get the job done because he's an expert in his field.  Brian succeeded in the recovery of my asset with a positive outcome, he went out of his way to make sure I was taken care of, accomplished his mission and also saved me extra money so I would not have to spend over $1,000 to get new keys made.  I would recommend Brian Mathews if you ever need his expertise. More...

J
26 February 2019

This is the private investigation team to use! I had been trying to recover my vehicle from a very fraudulent leasing company for five months. Brian and his team were able to recover my vehicle in less than 48 hours! LAI consistently communicated with me through phone calls, texts, and emails. I will never be able to thank Brian enough for ending months of exhausting emotional stress and anxiety for me. More...

M
10 February 2019

there is a man in la who is running a scam and sub-leasing cars from people like me and shipping them to the west coast and re-leases them to others but once he got my mesarati, i couldn't get him on the phone for months much less collect any of the monthly payments.  apparently i am not his only victim as i researched online and read that la intelligence had been successful in not only finding these vehicles but literally taking possession of them somehow and assisting me in having my vehicle shipped back to me in miami.  i don't know what i would have done and i owe them so much gratitude.  they did everything they promised and in fact, found my car in one day!!!  brian pointed out to me that two other victims that used his services successfully wrote reviews but it looks like yelp didn't approve of them but i did find them in a "not recommended category" where there were another 133 5 star reviews.  i read many especially about the two previous victims. so i don't understand why yelp would take down such an important review that could be of service to others like me only i found them through the bbb here. and a local lawyer recommended him. la intelligence turned my nightmare into an almost instant resolve.  you can not loose with these people and i just pray that yelp doesn't deprive me from expressing my opinion as they do to others. More...

D
27 January 2019

5.0 star rating Started on 1/22/2019There is a very good reason you see a five star rating with LA Intelligence... Let me explain. .. I had a very very bad situation with a car that I had leased... I had a 2017 Rang Rover and I just did not care for the car... Luckily I had a two year lease but with Range Rover, you cannot actually get out of a lease by having someone take it over for you... I had put the car on swapalease as an outright sale and was contacted by a scam artist and I urge anyone that is approached by someone third party about sub leasing your car to AVOID IT, especially in California... He had promised to help get me out of this lease or make the payments until the lease ran out... Every month was hassle, late payment, etc... The least was due to run out at the end of this month and he had not made two consecutive payments and had given no indication he would turn the car over... So i contacted Brian at LA Intelligence to help me... He had many strong methods he presented me of which he could help get the car back for me... It seemed impossible after chasing after car for so long and basically feeling it was not going to be returned.... within THREE days ONLY, the car was recovered... THREE DAYS... that was just remarkable to say the least... They were ALL over him and he had no choice but to hand the car back over... LA Intelligence has earned my business as well as all my recommendations whenever someone needs any kind of private investigative work done... They are definitely elite to say the least... Here is a picture of the car recovered as well.. HIGHLY HIGHLY recommended... More...

D
22 January 2019

There is a very good reason you see a five star rating with LA Intelligence... Let me explain... I had a very very bad situation with a car that I had leased. .. I had a 2017 Rang Rover and I just did not care for the car... Luckily I had a two year lease but with Range Rover, you cannot actually get out of a lease by having someone take it over for you... I had put the car on swapalease as an outright sale and was contacted by a scam artist and I urge anyone that is approached by someone third party about sub leasing your car to AVOID IT, especially in California... He had promised to help get me out of this lease or make the payments until the lease ran out... Every month was  hassle, late payment, etc... The least was due to run out at the end of this month and he had not made two consecutive payments and had given no indication he would turn the car over... So i contacted Brian at LA Intelligence to help me... He had many strong methods he presented me of which he could help get the car back for me... It seemed impossible after chasing after car for so long and basically feeling it was not going to be returned.... within THREE days ONLY, the car was recovered... THREE DAYS... that was just remarkable to say the least... They were ALL over him and he had no choice but to hand the car back over... LA Intelligence has earned my business as well as all my recommendations whenever someone needs any kind of private investigative work done... They are definitely elite to say the least... Here is a picture of the car recovered as well.. HIGHLY HIGHLY recommended... More...

N
17 January 2019

Brian, from LA Intelligence, is as good as it gets. Looking for someone trustworthy, professional and experienced can be difficult. If this is what you are searching for, I would recommend Brian. Brian was able to provide me with extensive background searches, surveillance, and advice. He is readily available to speak with...he even answers the phone in his sleep! I would recommend Brian for handling sensitive matters that are private. If I could give 6 stars for Brian's work, I would More...

M
28 December 2018

I had an extremely positive experience and HIGHLY RECOMMEND LA Intelligence!They literally saved my parents several hundred thousand dollars, as they were the unknowing victims of a scam perpetrated by a con artist who was very convincing. I had a very bad feeling but couldn’t convince my parents to do their due diligence before investing. When the scumbag asked for more money for ‘phase 2’ of the scam, I was at my wit’s end and sought out help.Had I known that this experience would be so straightforward and simple I would have hired them much sooner.I chose them because they have been around since 1990, which is something I look for in a company. Additionally impressive was the fact that the vast majority of their reviews on both Yelp and Google are outstanding.Now that I have worked with them, I completely agree with those positive reviews.This was my first experience using a private investigator and if I have further need in the future I will not hesitate to call them. The investigators have very impressive backgrounds, and I felt like I was in very good hands from the beginning, and all the way through until the case was wrapped up. They were efficient, effective and I felt that the price was reasonable (which was something I had been concerned about before I reached out to them.)In addition, they were very clear about what it would cost and what the variables might be. They were honest and up front and did not overcharge.HIGHLY RECOMMEND! More...

R
28 December 2018

An unlicensed contractor was working at our place, and everything was great for about 9 months. After entrusting him with a large amount of money for a specific purpose, suddenly his behavior changed radically from a trustworthy, easygoing guy, and became extremely aggressive. Finally it was revealed that he had pocketed the money. Brian and his staff at LA Intelligence listened carefully to our situation. They served papers on the guy, who was very difficult to track down. For several months, they guided me through the morass with authority and a sense of humor. With Brian's encouragement, I felt prepared and confident at my court case, and I won a generous judgment including extra expenses. With all his personal attention, Brian made us feel that we were his only clients. Brian has been extremely respectful and professional, and has often gone without charging anything for his time.If you need assistance for a complicated case, LA Intelligence has your back, and won't let you down. I cannot imagine that any other private investigator would have seen us through this entire process so thoroughly. Don't pass up the opportunity to get the best outcome for your situation, with Brian's unparalleled services. More...

A
26 December 2018

I had a very tough case that involved identity theft. I called Brian and his team after the thieves had taken my identity and ran with it. They went as far as trying to get a home loan with my credit! In the midst of all this they kept spending under my name with some mysterious account. This was of course insanely stressful because I had spent hours on the phone with all of my banks and nobody claimed these transactions. I tried to think of any possible cracks, thought maybe they were hacking into my accounts some how. When I called Brain I was in a frenzy. He told me they don't usually take these sort of cases but would help me out because he could tell it was extremely distressing for me. They walked me through the process and even sent a hacker out to my place to check all of our systems and make sure they didn't have access to anything. Union Bank turned out to be the culprit, a week or so after I had alerted them to the theft they received a call from the thieves impersonating me. They requested a new credit card sent out to their address. I hadn't made any changes to my personal info since I opened the account around 5 years ago! Just Crazy. Brian is extremely responsive and caring. In a time of complete craze they gave me some relief. It wasn't full resolved as these cases are very complex but I am grateful to have had their support through the heinous process of having my identity stolen. More...

K
2 December 2018

I had an extremely positive experience and HIGHLY RECOMMEND LA Intelligence!They literally saved my parents several hundred thousand dollars, as they were the unknowing victims of a scam perpetrated by a con artist who was very convincing. I had a very bad feeling but couldn't convince my parents to do their due diligence before investing. When the scumbag asked for more money for 'phase 2' of the scam, I was at my wit's end and sought out help.Had I known that this experience would be so straightforward and simple I would have hired them much sooner.I chose them because they have been around since 1990, which is something I look for in a company. Additionally impressive was the fact that the vast majority of their reviews on both Yelp and Google are outstanding.Now that I have worked with them, I completely agree with those positive reviews.This was my first experience using a private investigator and if I have further need in the future I will not hesitate to call them. The investigators have very impressive backgrounds, and I felt like I was in very good hands from the beginning, and all the way through until the case was wrapped up. They were efficient, effective and I felt that the price was reasonable (which was something I had been concerned about before I reached out to them.)In addition, they were very clear about what it would cost and what the variables might be. They were honest and up front and did not overcharge.HIGHLY RECOMMEND! More...

G
28 November 2018

This company and my the main PI, Brian, has been so helpful. Long story short a horrific Doctor at Lasky Clinic used me for testing and training USC students. I went in for a cosmetic nose surgery and they cut off my upper jaw, did a bunch of tests and my face was shortened by well over an inch. Brian came with me to the VA to look for records and also got some photos of the main site where they do FDA testing on helpless patients. Here are some photos of the research documents he got for me and the photos on site at Lasky. Not only did he find this evidence, he found out they were doing these horrific experiments on children without gaining consent of the parents!! In America folks. Brian got me the evidence that will ensure my case against this behemoth who is using helpless elective patients to hurt and steal bones under a federal policy that allows them to train students. They claim they do not take human bones, blood or anything from the poor victims, but there were so many specimen boxes for Cedars and many other labs. Showing statewide prevalent corruption to harm private paying patients at Lasky Clinic. The doctor who did this and enrolled me to let students hurt me is Dr. Andrew Frankel. He is located at 201 S. Lasky Dr. in Beverly Hills, no where near USC's teaching hospital. I have PTSD and Brian was so kind to me and advocated for me in a million different ways. I give him my FULLEST recommendation. More...

R
4 November 2018

Ok, guys, this is the real deal.  I had some questions about someone and I called Brian and he took care of my needs and got me my answers that I needed immediately.  I wasn't waiting for days or weeks.  This group takes complete care of all your needs, kept in contact with me during the surveillance and gave me a full report.  I can't say enough about how nice and professional Brian is.  I have already referred him to friends.  Look no further!RBL More...

M
23 October 2018

I heard of Brian at LA Intelligence through a lawyer friend of mine who has been using him for years. He came highly recommended and I decided to give him a call.  I had to locate some people, find some hidden assets and conduct surveillance on some pretty shady individuals..  Brian and his guys did some serious undercover work that made me think that all the stuff you see on TV is true!  First of all, Brian was very knowledgeable and has tons of experience in all kinds of cases seems like.  He even has a great sense of humor.  I felt comfortable enough to tell him my very personal matter at hand.  His prices were fair and firm, too.  For those of you who appreciate value definitely understand the old saying, "you get what you pay for."  In this case.. yes i did.  At the end of the day, all of my expectations through this process were met and exceeded.  The person we were looking for had been missing for over 10 years - Brian found him.. The money that was stolen also had been hidden away - Brian found that!  We also had some excellent high definition video of this person conducting the shady business he has been doing for years.  Its good to know that Brian is one of the good guys.  All in all a 10 out of 10 for me.  If you are in a bind, give Brian a call,  He's one of the best in the biz.  Thanks again sir! More...

A
15 October 2018

I found Brian through yelp, so wasn't sure what to expect when reaching out to him to run a few background checks. From the get go I was beyond impressed with his responsiveness, speed, professionalism, and overall attentive nature and helpful attitude. What a gem! I'm so grateful to have found him, he's an invaluable resource to my company, and I will be working with for years to come! Cannot recommend more highly!!!! More...

M
1 October 2018

Detective Matthews is FANTASTIC!!! I called him this morning and within basically fifteen minutes of talking he located a person we were searching for to file a legal civil suit against. We had limited information on this individual and what we did have was over 26 yrs old! Didn't matter. He found her and immediately sent us the case file results. Yes I'm sure it's a simple search in the database he has access to, but what really makes me like Det. Matthews is that he's up front, doesn't try and oversell or under sell what he can do. He told me up front the chances of locating her etc. He also continued to text with me after completing his work for us bc I had more questions and he was happy to answer them while giving me cost effective options to gather more info I needed. I pray I never need to call him again BUT if I do, I wouldn't hesitate. He also had the BEST prices of all investigators! Thank you Brian!! More...

W
28 September 2018

My fiancee flew to LA for what she said was for business but I was concerned that she was having an affair with a co-worker so I hired the services of LA Intelligence and from the time she landed  they had her under surveillance and sure enough they were able to provide me with the proof that my suspicians were correct.  I highly recommend them when you want to know the truth! More...

P
27 September 2018

I recommend Brian for any kind of surveillance operation needed!  He is really good and knows what he is doing!  If you are wondering if your husband is cheating on you ...hire a good PI like Brian!

C
25 September 2018

If you're reading this review, you're looking for an amazing private investigator... Look no further. I highly recommend them based on how professional, trustworthy and frank Detective Mathews is. He responds quickly, is innovative, honest and tells it like it is. He and his team took a job I contracted last minute months ago. I ended up canceling and skipped town. Five months later, I got my money back because they are a reputable company. Never in a million years did I think that was a possibility. What a breath of fresh air to come across people that do business with a conscience, with integrity. More...

A
23 August 2018

Thanks to LA Intelligence, my case was properly served. I am so grateful for their services and good attitude. Hire them for any of your serving needs! ! They were there VERY quickly, 12 minutes, to serve for me. More...

R
19 August 2018

For more than 6 weeks, Brian and his staff at LA Intelligence have been there for me every step of the way, including listening carefully to my situation, explaining court processes, serving papers on someone who was very difficult to track down . . . and continuing until this case is completely resolved. With Brian's guidance and encouragement, I felt prepared and confident at my court case, which I won very easily. Now with his help, we are going after the post-judgment recovery.I happened to read Jasmine K's recent review about Brian, and I'm sure that the reviewer must have been writing about someone else, and some other agency. How could any reviewer pass judgment on the integrity of an agency when their services were not even engaged? My experience with Brian has been nothing short of extreme respect and professionalism, showing so much personal interest in my case. I really don't know what I would have done without his support.If you need assistance for a complicated case, I can say that LA Intelligence won't let you down. I cannot imagine that any other private investigator would have seen me through this entire process so thoroughly, half of which he didn't even charge me for. Don't pass up the opportunity to get the best outcome for your situation, with Brian's unparalleled services. More...

A
15 August 2018

LA intelligence has helped me a lot with my case. I need to find someone ASAP and detective Mathews  was really nice and responsive! I'm glad I've decided to proceed with my case with this company because they did not just took my money and disappeared like some other companies might do, instead, they were helpful and reliable. Their email and phone commission was fast, which is important. Thank you a lot and I'll recommend you for sure to others! More...

B
10 June 2018

While perusing eBay from my home in New York, I found a car I really wanted in Los Angeles. The price was excellent but, after speaking to the seller and finding out that he was not taking deposits, just full payment, I became suspicious. Being a retired police sergeant myself, I figured a private investigator might be able to handle looking at the car.After a google search, I found Brian's number at LA  Intelligence and gave them a call at 1 o'clock on a Sunday afternoon. My call was met with a professional, can do, attitude. I gave Brian the information on the seller and the location of the car and within one hour I received photographs of the location and notification that there was no car at the location. Brian advised that this was most likely a scam and his recommendation was to stay away. The quick work and quick follow up that LA Intelligence provided saved me from sending quite a bit of money to a guy that was obviously a scammer. I would highly recommend LA Itelligence to anyone looking for investigations in the Los Angeles area More...

R
30 May 2018

I retained LA Intelligence to accomplish service on 4 defendants- 2 corporate and 4 individual. This was done timely. The pick up was prompt and the complex instructions were complied with. I highly recommend LA Intelligence to other attorneys for service of process.bakerrp More...

B
27 May 2018

I hired Brian at LA Intelligence after an employee filed a fraudulent workers comp claim. As our 4th generation family-run small business had never dealt with anything like this before I hired Brian because I wanted to protect our business and our personal assets. I was also angry that someone we tried to help took advantage of the system. Unbeknownst to me this is the 7th workers comp claim the employee has filed in the past 5 years. The workers comp insurance didn’t explain anything about how the process would work or even the fact that they had a lawyer “on our side.” They just wanted to pay him off and increase our premiums without informing me of anything!!! What a joke! Brian is very efficient in his work and has kept me updated on a regular basis. His work slowly put our minds at ease. Brian has gone above and beyond helping us and has been very generous with his time and fees. He is passionate about his work and I highly recommend his company. More...

J
27 May 2018

I am so relieved I called LA intelligence! I was really hesitant about what to do ever since I started suspecting my husband was cheating and even though I was really distraught over the whole situation I felt I was in really good hands working with LA Intelligence. Their team was able to provide me with the proof and, more importantly, the piece of mind that I needed. I am so glad everything has successfully come to an end and I highly recommend using LA Intelligence! More...

S
27 May 2018

Just want to say thank you to LA Intelligence! It was a lot of things going on in my life, and I had a problem with trust issues, I hired LA Intelligence to get to the bottom of it to find out once and for all what I was thinking of what I was feeling valid, well I got more than my peace of mind, I got a successful investigation that help me with why don’t not only my problem, but also knowing the truth, you cannot put a price on knowing the truth. So thank you again LA Intelligence, I just want to say there are a lot of companies out there, that promise you this and promise you that. What I was promised was delivered and then some. More...

T
27 May 2018

I highly recommend LA Intelligence/Brian. I needed some information quickly and Brian handled my situation expeditiously and professionally. He is very informed regarding intelligence/detective services and I feel confident recommending him to anyone, without hesitation. Reasonable, knowledgeable and helpful -- without a doubt. Kathleen More...

L
27 May 2018

Can't say enough about Brian and the people at LA Intelligence.  Top notch investigators, compassionate people, and reasonable prices.  It's clear why this agency is rated so high. More...

L
25 May 2018

Very good; was able to provide exactly what we were looking for!  Fast response, lots of options how to proceed. If we get into another - ahem - situation (I hope never again but anything is possible) we would call in an instant.

R
21 April 2018

Tried other agencies before using Brian and to no avail they were unable to help me. I recently hired Brian, LA Intelligence Inc. , to locate someone that was untraceable and was using a disguise to maliciously stalk me on my phone and social media. To my surprise, Brian and his team found this person in 1 day.  Brian was also able to provide me with invaluable background information to provide to the court. He did all of this for a very reasonable fee and with a very short turnaround time. I was thoroughly impressed with Brian and his team and will definitely be using their services again. More...

L
4 April 2018

Brian will get the job done. Solid communication. Good as it gets. I have read over the other reviews and I agree with all of them. This is what Yelp is for and there is a reason that Brian is getting 5 stars.. He is clearly passionate about his work and he is very good at it..  No need to look anywhere else for PI work..  Brian is your man. More...

S
4 April 2018

I am very pleased with the service I received. They are very knowledgeable, experienced and efficient. Had no issues having court documents personally served.

S
17 March 2018

I just want to thank LA Intelligence, for once again doing a terrific job for me. I was going to get involved in a business venture with the gentleman I had reservations about I hired LA Intelligence to find out everything they could about him. They turned up some stuff how he stiffed a bunch of old partners. Information like that is in valuable when you're ready to invest million dollars. Thank you again LA Intelligence you are the real deal. More...

D
15 March 2018

Brian Matthews and John Park were successful in recovering my stolen property! They were accommodating and professional, highly recommeded!

C
2 February 2018

As a supplement my prior review, I would like to add that a representative of the company was kind enough to reach out to me to rectify my concerns.  They were very professional and apologetic and offered to make things right.  Because of this, I would consider using LA Intelligence for investigative needs in the future. More...

B
28 January 2018

Just wanted to add an additional testament to Brian's honesty and integrity..This is the reply I received from Brian after I asked him if the review I wrote was okay before I posted it.  I had never done that before posting a review but because he was so helpful I wanted to offer to do something to help his business. Becky,Thank you for writing those kind words and I would never ask the client 2 change a single word because I am very passionate about my reviews because it not only gives other potential clients the peace of mind they are looking for when they hire a private investigator because our profession doesn't have the best reputation to begin with but I also like sleeping at night knowing that every single review that's on my profile was written by a real client and speaks from their heart and mind and I am very proud of my reputation and I have actually asked Yelp in the past to remove a couple of reviews that friends have written thinking they were doing me a favor.I have been offered this opportunity in the past my other clients who have been just as satisfied with my services As You Are and it's important to me that you are thoughts come from you and not from me although I appreciate the offer it's a great review and I'm I don't that you gave me an opportunity to review it. More...

J
19 January 2018

Brian was lovely to deal with - professional and pleasant and got the job done!  His pricing was very fair and he went the extra mile to make sure I was satisfied with the results.  His background search saved me from endless problems down the line -- truth is power and having the information to make informed decisions is crucial. More...

J
12 January 2018

Brian really takes customer service to another level!  I hired him for his PI services, and we ran into an obscene amount of bad luck trying to obtain the information that I needed.  Brian kept in frequent contact with me throughout the process and maintained complete transparency as to what was going on.  Because of the unforeseeable problems, I actually ended up with more fires to put out.  In response, Brian not only refunded me in full, but he continued to try to obtain the information that I needed free of charge.  I literally have not seen any company go so far above and beyond to make a client happy and to rectify a difficult situation.  Brian is extremely knowledgeable, and based on his handling of my extremely difficult situation, he clearly places the utmost importance on customer satisfaction. While things didn't go exactly as planned, Brian did everything in his power to help.  When working with Brian you can tell that you have a partner who will do everything possible to ensure an equitable outcome, even when Murphy's Law is in full swing. More...

C
10 January 2018

Brian is an honest guy and loyal professional in a dirty business filled with scam artists.  My son´s mother is a true criminal, but also a very cunning con artist.  She fooled two other PI's before my family found Brian and got him on the case.  LA Intelligence is a great company run by a man with a passion and intelligence for the work that is surpassed by none.  He will go the extra mile.  He will not rip you off.  He will be honest with you whether you have a case or not.  He can also suss out if you are for real or illegitimate yourself, don't go in their trying to con him.  My son's mother has conned the police, the Family Court but not Brian.  I was worried I would never get justice until he helped out.  While our case is on going, we have made long strides in exposing her true nature to the proper authorities.  She is basically working as a prostitute, an alcoholic and possible drug dealer and in the country illegally, claiming to be poor while she is raking in the cash, and tormenting my life with death threats from her boyfriend and the Thai mafia.  Only when Brian stepped in have I felt the tide begin to turn. The first PI charged me twice the price for zero usable evidence.  The second one bowed out when the case got deep and he realised that he wasn't dealing with some paranoid delusion by a white collar dilettante.  I am a hard working and successful artist and businessman that raises my son alone.  I got conned by a Thai hooker that tried to take me for all I had including my son.  The case is on going.  But with people like Brian on my side we can hopefully dump this trash in the dumpster of hell reserved for those that prey on children where she belongs.  I wouldn't hire anybody else and will continue to use Brian and his team until she is behind bars or deported where she and her boyfriend can no longer abuse my son with the blessing of the LA Superior court. More...

J
28 December 2017

L.A. Intelligence is the absolute best. They went above and beyond my expectations. I needed help finding a person whose off leash dog attacked my dog with very little information and not only were they able to find her, but they were also able to help me serve her with several documents. They are incredibly accommodating and helpful. Very fast and efficient service. And Brian even went out of his way to help me during the holiday season due to a time crunch that I had! I would definitely use them again for any investigation or service processing needs that I have in the future!  Thank you so much for all of your help LA Intelligence! I really appreciate it! More...

L
26 December 2017

Superhero Brian! LA Intelligence went above and beyond my expectations. I hired Brian to find my adult son whom I have not heard from in 3 years. I prayed that he was alive and okay. Brian found him in 3 days, despite a name change. Brian reassured me he was alive and doing good. My prayer was answered. It's difficult as a parent not knowing if your kid is alive and okay, even if you have had a falling out. He has that personal desire that drives him to solve the case. They are still your kid and family is important. Hire LA intelligence and they will bring the results. Brian and LA Intelligence are my new Superheroes! More...

J
20 December 2017

Although I didn't hire yet, the owner was very informative and helpful over the phone.

R
18 December 2017

I had called another PI firm in the LA area and they kept lagging on getting back to me. So I called Brian at LA Intelligence. Within the hour he called me back and had tracked down every bit of info I needed. Highly recommend. Professional and knowledgable! More...

C
14 December 2017

These guys were great! We had a burglary at one of our locations and contacted LA Intelligence to assist us in narrowing down our suspects within our staff.  We got a lead and they jumped on it immediately and have assisted the police department in everyway they can to put together a case against the culprit. Very responsive and helped us get an understanding of how to better screen our employees. Definitely will use them again if ever a need! More...

S
29 November 2017

I had called on a whim from yelp, and sure enough he was an intelligent gentlemen who gave me an hour of his time & even a background report for my phone IT support when during the call his computer had a hiccup. We had a great conversation and I can vet him from his stories / experience & we personally have to name the good ones out there so come to this guy!  Thanks again, Brian. More...

A
21 November 2017

Brian was great! He responded to everything in a timely manner and completed the task (background information) much sooner than I was expecting! He was extremely easy to work with, and I thought the pricing was very fair.  I would absolutely use him again for anything down the line. More...

A
19 November 2017

Professional and prompt. I required information on an ex-spouse in order to fill out a SS benefits form. Brian delivered in less time than I was quoted and at a substantially discounted price from what I was quoted (without my requesting any of this).

B
15 November 2017

We suspected our housekeeper of 5 years with stealing from us over a period of time, but we were never able to prove it. Finally, I called Brian of LA Intelligence. As soon as I called him we felt in good hands. He and his partner Louis responded immediately and were able to convince some off duty policemen to come with them to our house as they interrogated the housekeeper and she admitted to stealing from us and we were also able to recover some of the money! We were devastated that our worst fears had come true but so relieved that we were able to identify the thief and she will no longer pose a threat. We couldn't be more thankful and pleased with incredible services of LA Intelligence. Finally we have a reliable private investigative resource to call! Thank you! More...

M
10 October 2017

A little over a year ago, a family member filed false criminal charges against me to retaliate against me for confronting her about her drug habit. Once all charges were dismissed, I spoke to nearly a dozen attorneys who told me that I had no recourse in the court system. I was told because she is a woman, the judge would always favor her - meaning she was free to file false charges over and over again as she pleased.I searched for some PIs on yelp to see what other options I might have. The first two I contacted essentially told me the same thing the lawyers did; that I was s^*t out of luck with any potential legal action(s) in court. I then called Brian, who generously listened to my issues for nearly 2 hours on the phone.After explaining the situation to him, that I was the victim and was truly concerned about her doing it again (he's a veteran PI and can smell BS a mile away), he then started to discuss other options that would ensure that she would stop any further malicious behavior.One option required a large deposit, but with the positive Yelp reviews and Brian's genuine straight-talk over the phone, I decided to take the leap of faith and send it to him. The process took several months to with no tangible results, and I admit I had my doubts at times. However, Brian was always there to reassure me when I called on occasion to followup. Yesterday he sent me hard proof that he was starting to deliver exactly what he promised. Mind blowing doesn't start to describe what he's pulled off on my behalf. For the first time in over a year, I finally feel some security (and justice) again.If you have a problem, I'm 100% certain Brian has a solution. He's a one-man A-Team. More...

J
5 October 2017

I am so relieved I called LA intelligence! I was really hesitant about what to do ever since I started suspecting my husband was cheating and even though I was really distraught over the whole situation I felt I was in really good hands working with LA Intelligence. Their team was able to provide me with the proof and, more importantly, the piece of mind that I needed. I am so glad everything has successfully come to an end and I highly recommend using LA Intelligence! More...

S
25 September 2017

I needed to find a former tenant who defrauded me, so I contacted Brian. I had never hired a PI before and had a few questions, and he was very thorough in his explanation of his investigative process. I sent him his retainer, but after a few days the situation resolved on its own. Brian had not begun investigating yet, so I explained what happened and asked for a refund. He sent it back to me with minimal effort. I can't speak to his investigative skills but if I ever do need a PI again, I will contact Brian. More...

W
11 September 2017

I contacted Brian to help with getting a letter to a high profile celebrity.  He was personally involved and kept me informed the entire time. As a result of his efforts, the letter was received and the high profile celebrity made contact with a military person and it was a success.  Brian's help was greatly appreciated. More...

J
7 September 2017

I am currently involved in a small claims case suing the defendant for less than $2k due to a breach of contract. The amount was insignificant therefore I was reluctant to file a claim, let alone hire a private investigator, yet it was a matter of principle--I was motivated to end his scam spree to prevent future victims so I filed a claim. Taking matters into my own hands, I tried to locate the defendant but learned that all info the defendant had provided were fake and I could be dealing with a regular scam artist. I came close to giving up and that's when I decided to try a private investigator as the last resort. I found Brian on Yelp, called him, and together came up with a way to serve the defendant without having a physical address. Brian went out of his way to serve and even mailed the proof of service for me. Thank you!! More...

S
11 July 2017

Look no further! I have contacted over ten offices regarding the information I needed to obtain and this office over achieved my expectations! I highly recommend using this company for any of your needs. Staff is HIGHLY intelligent and can get done whatever you may need. There were only two offices that were able to help me in obtaining the information I needed and I made the best choice by choosing this office. The prices are extremely fair and you wont leave empty handed! More...

Y
29 June 2017

Brian is the best investigator out there in LA. You couldn't find anyone better than him. He is very honest and reliable and get the job done and quick. He provide me with all the information that i need and a declaration to strengthen my case. The price is affordable and great communication. Im glad i could find someone like him and help me out with my case. Highly recommended and pleasure to do business with. Thank you More...

I
19 June 2017

I am so glad I decided to go with LA Intelligence! At first I didn't know what to expect because I had no experience dealing with Private Investigators but Brian and his team made me feel at ease with everything. Brian took his time with me and answered all my questions and was very patient throughout the whole process. He is extremely knowledgeable and upfront about what to expect. Before going into this my situation had me feeling hopeless and now I feel so much relief knowing everything has been resolved and taken care of. If you are feeling hesitant like I was, just know that the experience that comes with LA Intelligence is worth trusting in! I highly recommend. More...

O
31 May 2017

I had contacted Brian to get some background information on a certain individual that I had hired for a particular project. The individual was well recommend and it appeared to have a squeaky clean reputation when I first hired him. During the course of the project, the individual become more and more erratic and absent and I was losing money and time. I reached a cross point that I needed to decide how am I going to continue to deal with this individual. I wanted all the information I can get on the individual so hired Brian to conduct a background check. I didn't have a lot of information I can give to Brian, but he was still able to find my individual and provide me with a very detail report. I was able piece together the individual present state of affairs and the type of things the individual been through in the past. This allowed me to make an informed decision on how to proceed with my situation. If I would have done a background check from the beginning I would have never hired this individual. That is a regret that I have to live with.I got some type of warning from YELP about intimidation before I posted this review. I want to confirm that Brian has never intimidated me nor have done anything that can be interpreted as an intimidation. More...

C
28 May 2017

WARNING:First, I want to reach other Yelpers like myself who were confused when coming to this page. I saw the abuse warning on the reviews, but I had filtered companies by "most reviewed," so I couldn't understand why yelp had included the warning on a company with nearly 100% positive reviews on a relatively large sample for a surveillance company. I clicked out and started skimming reviews anyway and read nothing but praise for Detective Matthews.Let the confusion settle, LA intelligence has earned the positive reviews and Detective Matthews is nothing short of professional and experienced. L.A.I. offers a variety of services not offered by competitors or modern private investigative companies in general (I.e. Missing persons' cases). Matthews handled my case expeditiously and personably, keeping me informed, involved and feeling looked after. L.A.I. is the only real option in Los Angeles for the investigative services provided. More...

A
18 March 2017

This review is for a person search. I can't thank Brian enough for the following reasons:-understanding of my purpose.-that he was able to work with the minimal information that I had. -reasonably affordable.-fast-giving up? What's that?The truth is, I knew the person I was looking for was not going to be easy to find. And I must say, that I am extremely impressed! When Brian narrowed down a name with over 1,000 records to about 10 people and then gave me ONE phone number to the person whom he thought was the individual that I was looking for... I was so shocked when I heard a voice I recognized on the other line that I didn't know what to say. It was my first try. I was expecting to go back and forth with Brian until I got the right person on the other line, and this exceeded my expectations by an easy mile. He made my search HIS search, and you don't know how much I appreciate that. So much so, that I saved LAintellegence' phone number in my phone as "Brian"Never going anywhere else should I need these services again. Yelp reviews helped me pick this place, and they were 100% right! More...

A
11 March 2017

I'm no longer curious about who and where my family is. Brian, not only helped ease my anxiety and fear, but he works expeditious and Efficiently. He ask questions to narrow down My search, and then went the extra mile to make sure no stones are unturned. Thank You Brian!!! More...

P
10 March 2017

I called up Brian, got my business handle right away. It was a very last min deal and I just gotta get it done. Called him in the morning, he had the job done in 3 hrs. Very efficient, would do business again! More...

J
1 March 2017

Core principles define a person. In times of need, great work doesn't happen without them. Mindful, authentic and clean completion describe working with Brian. He'll explain options in explicit detail. Empowering you with science like data to make the best call.Each occurrence of me working with him has resulted in positive results. From a 20 minute call (for asking questions) to getting something quickly, I can sincerely say positive things.If your looking for an agency, certainly give La Intelligence a try. More...

A
30 January 2017

A simple phone call to LA Intelligence is like stepping into a time portal to Film Noir. You immediately sense that Detective Mathews has seen it all. But beneath his gruff voice, lies a heart with compassion. The experience alone is worth the price of admission.I initially dismissed hiring a private detective for my small claims case as I thought it would simply be too expensive. LA Intelligence charges more than a process server because the intel that he provides can make or break your case. As an example, I was advised by the Los Angeles County Department of Consumer Affairs Small Claims Advisor Service (a mouthful of a name!) to serve the defendant a document requesting his appearance at a hearing to disclose his assets. Detective Mathews informed me that not only is it a waste of time as you're not in front of a judge so the defendant will outright lie, but by serving them you're essentially warning the defendant to hide their assets. Mathews' keen advice is spot-on and practical.Detective Mathews genuinely cared about my case. On the multiple occasions that I've called, my calls were at least 45 minutes in length. Do not expect a five minute conversation when calling. Mathews takes his time to explore numerous options. At times, Mathews will ramble about a tale in his storied past, but pay attention, there are nuggets of gold in there that apply to your situation.We live in the age of information where knowledge is power, and we assume we can get everything through Google for free. Don't waste your time with the shady online background check companies that unscrupulously autocharge your credit card. Mathews has info sources not available to civilians.Pay attention, follow through, and keep him posted. Then you'll get the results that you seek. Good luck in your journey! More...

L
27 January 2017

About a year ago I bought a car on CL and decided to sell it and the person who bought it found out that the vin number of the car was tampered with and the odometer was rolled back. I returned the money to the buyer. I hired Brian to get my money back from the person who sold me the vehicle and later he found out that this person owns a body shop and bought this car through an auction with a salvage title but somehow managed to switch the vin number so he may register it as a clean title. Brian tracked the entire history of the car and the person who sold it to me. A couple of weeks later we showed up to this guy's body shop posing as a buyer who wants look at another vehicle that he was selling to make sure he's going to be there and see if that car's vin was tampered too. The guy was in complete denial about the whole car tampering thing but Brian's interrogation skill was on point, we managed to get a partial of my money back and gave the guy until the end of the month to come up with the rest of the money. This whole situation was a complete nightmare. Thanks to Brian I at least got some of my money back and hopefully get the rest by the end of the month. I highly recommend his services. PS If you're buying a used car on CL I advise you to completely check the full history of the vehicle, Vin # license plate # etc. Trust me its worth spending a little more money on getting these information checked than going through the hassle of getting screwed up. More...

B
15 January 2017

Brian was very responsive to my inquiries about serving papers for a restraining order to someone who was evading. He followed up several times in a timely manner. Luckily, I was able to serve this individual without hiring Brian but he still explained the laws governing restraining orders and gave some helpful information regarding the proof of service documentation. Even though he knew I didn't need his services this time, he wasn't dismissive and didn't rush me off the phone but was encouraging. Thank you Brian. If the hearing is a success, I will need your services. More...

R
4 January 2017

My mother's business was robbed of $13,000 in cash and the police were not willing to do anything to help us out. The only evidence we had of the suspect was a single eye witness. Feeling as if we had run out of options, we made the decision to work with LA Intelligence. Brian and Tom were extremely kind and professional throughout these stressful times.  They were able to retrieve video footage of the suspect entering/leaving the office and even get a general idea of where the suspect lives based off the little information we were able to offer.As of now, we were unsuccessful in locating/arresting the suspect, but we feel much more assured now that we have a face to look out for thanks to Brian and Tom. I would definitely recommend LA Intelligence to anyone who is in need of investigative services. More...

J
31 December 2016

I have been an attorney over 30 years, handling only personal injury cases. I have worked with dozens of investigators over the years who promise the moon but rarely deliver. Brian listens to what I need, says what he can do for me, gives me the cost and he gets right to work.  His results far exceed what I have been accepting as above average.   I give him my highest recommendation. More...

J
20 December 2016

I used LA Intelligence last week for service of process.They were able to turn it over in 1 day. Quick and fantastic. They even took a picture of the defendant with the paperwork in the frame and gave me the story as to how it went down. They sent an invoice online through square so I felt super safe paying online.Looking forward to doing more business with them in the future. More...

N
17 December 2016

All I have to say is WOW! I am an attorney and have worked with other Process Servers before but none of them were able to get the job done as quickly and efficiently as Brian and his team. I was helping my client evict a difficult tenant that we had a hard time tracking down and serving. I called Brian on Friday requesting that he take on this matter. On Saturday afternoon, I got a call from him saying that they served the tenant. In a day and half, Brian and his team made many attempts to complete the job and kept me updated the entire time.   This tenant tried to make service as difficult as possible but Brian made it happen. I would recommend him and his team over and over specifically for hard to serve cases. More...

A
15 December 2016

Where do I begin? I needed a report last minute and I was lucky enough to come across LA Intelligence! Brian was on top of it and really quick. He got me what I needed in less than 24 hours. We have many cases at our law firm and are so happy to have found Brian. We will soon start collecting on our judgments!! More...

W
13 December 2016

A few months ago I loaned my brother $10,000 to purchase a car off craigslist-- it seemed like a good deal and legit so we bought it.  A few months later, not only does the transmission die, but we find out that the vehicle had a fake VIN and a counterfeit title, and the seller had forged a fake name on the bill of sale.  Desperate to get our money back somehow, we decided to contact Brian and see what he could do for us.  Nobody we spoke to thought we had any chance of getting our money back-- I talked to a few lawyer friends, and a friend who works at a body shop, and they all said the same thing-- you are probably just screwed and should give up.  Not Brian!  Just a month after we started working together, we tracked down the original seller, and with Brian's frighteningly good interrogation skills, we showed up on this guy's doorstep and convinced him to pay us back!!!  After a month of hard work, we have recieved ALL of our money back -- all $10,000, in cash.  Honestly, I'm blown away!   This situation has been nothing but a headache, but just when we thought we were out of options we were able to find a competent, experienced, and tenacious PI.  He even drove all the way back to Azusa, CA in the middle of the night to pick up an important item we had left behind at the residence of the perpetrator... that's service!!  I'm totally amazed-- If you need a job done, and you are willing to pay for it-- Brian will get it done. More...

N
29 November 2016

We suspected that one of our employees has been working for a competitor behind our backs and needed some surveillance. Brian and his team were very effective in obtaining the video that I needed to prove my allegations. It wasn't easy because the employee lied about where he lived and we first have to find him. Thanks to these guys I am able to proceed with legal action! I highly recommend LA Intelligence to anyone needing an investigation! More...

J
8 November 2016

The situation that brought me to LA Intelligence was an entirely new experience for me. I've never had to deal with court-related headaches or track down individuals who lack basic integrity in honoring written contracts. I can't begin to express how grateful I am with Brian's incredible dedication and open communication in working with me to track down the shady individual in question.He was upfront and transparent with the fees and effort involved in my case. He was patient and professional in how he answered my questions. At no point did he ever make me feel stupid during the process for pursuing the individual I was in conflict with and I very much appreciate that. In a situation that is by its nature fraught with frustration and anger, I couldn't have asked for a more ideal business to work with on the matter.Brian has decades of experience and an impressive tenacity and passion for getting the job done. He and his staff were out at crazy hours, they spoke with neighbors and building staff, scoured the parking garage, ran background searches. I've been so greatly impressed with his 200% effort. Update:My situation required me to track down the individual out -of- state which Brian happily assisted me on and even helped put me in touch with process servers in the state I needed.He followed up with me regularly and was very encouraging on how to handle the procedure.In a situation as frustrating as mine has been, it's a relief to have an honest professional such as Brian Mathews to work with.For anyone new to these types of situations, you will feel very comfortable with the professional and supportive services of LA Intelligence. I'd like to give my thanks once again for all of LA Intelligence's work. More...

L
22 July 2016

LA intelligence is absolutely amazing !!!!!!! Don't even bother going anywhere else . Brian is the nicest ,most helpful guy ever and their prices are about half of their competitors. Brian goes out of his way to help you and you can tell he loves his job . I wanted some phone numbers checked and Brian was out of town and I don't have a credit card so I was unable to come into his office to pay him . He told me he'd normally charge 50 dollars but would do it for free for me !!!!!! What Who does that nowadays Amazing !!! All other investigators wanted 150 Dollars to check out a number ,Brian usually charges 50 Dollars . That's a third of the price !!!! If I ever need another PI Brian would be the only one I'd consider . More...

K
12 July 2016

Needed to have some research and gathering done for business purposes and LA Intelligence was able to gather the sensitive information that was needed in a prompt and professional manner.  Would highly recommend this agency. More...

M
6 June 2016

I hired LA Intelligence to help conduct surveillance on my husband whom I believed was have an affair for months.  I had no evidence as he kept everything hidden from me (cell phone, credit card bills, etc).  I contacted LA Intelligence after reading the Yelp reviews.  LA intelligence was professional and punctual, and best of all they were able to get me the answer that I needed through video surveillance, both in public and outside the Other Woman's apartment.  Now I have all the information I need, have filed for divorce and am looking forward to moving on with my life!  I would highly recommend them to anyone who finds themselves in a similar life changing situation.  Thanks Brian! More...

S
15 April 2016

Yelp says my previous review was too impersonal, so I'll try to make this one more personal.  A nasty man came into our shop and ripped us off.  The cops could not help, so we hired a PI to do some actual investigation and detective work.  Brian's work has certainly paid off.  If you need help with whatever is going on in your personal life or your business that is a big problem, I would seriously recommend calling Brian at LA Intelligence and seeing if he can help.  Very honest and sincere guy and although I hope we don't have to use a PI again, if we do, we would work with him again.  He knows what to do and has the training and experience to get results. More...

G
30 March 2016

I reached out to Brian regarding a search of asset and/or suspect. He responded back to me and we discussed the case. Though I knew the chances were slim already, I appreciated how he took the time to give me insight on what possibilities are available and what the chances of success are. I was glad that he was honest with me and shared his opinion on its low chance of success rather than overselling. More...

S
28 February 2016

Very nice guy. I emailed him on New Years Day and he responded right away with valuable information, no charge. We ended up not doing business for good reasons. I appreciate that Brian was honest and didn't try to gouge me for money.Thought I posted this months ago and I guess I didn't! More...

D
27 January 2016

Excellent! I live over 2000 miles from Burbank. II needed an investigator to investigate a residential property in Burbank, and verify the dwelling was being rented from a particular other individual who claims s/he is destitute and without income. He did just that. Brought me background information (who is on he lease, who lives in the dwelling, what's the rent, to whom is the rent paid) and he did it quickly, in a matter of two days. Price was reasonable. I admire his professionalism and expertise. I would not hesitate to recommend him most highly, and if I ever need this type of work done in the Burbank area, I would without any question call him. More...

R
27 January 2016

I hired Brian and Tim after a burglary at my house. With their help and very proactive attitudes, the criminals were identified in a few days. unfortunately, sometimes the legal system doesn't work the way we expect and there are many limitation on how police can investigate a crime case. However, once you have a professional private investigator, you may be able to to identify these criminals in most case. LA Intelligence folks are professional, honest and aggressive. you will be in good hands. More...

R
27 January 2016

Fantastic job! Thank you, Brian and associates. I hired LAIntelligence to run a background check. Brian and his team provided the detailed information I was looking for very quickly and efficiently. Brian answered my phone calls and email promptly. I highly recommend LAIntelligence to anyone needing a great private investigator. I would not hesitate to use LA Intelligence again in the future. Brian is the consummate professional. More...

J
25 January 2016

My law firm hired LA Intelligence to serve a party that was difficult to find. The original investigation firm that we hired could not find the party. LA Intelligence found the party in 48 hours! LA Intelligence is very impressive, fast, and professional. We plan to use them again. More...

K
17 January 2016

Was going to rent a room in our house. Found a renter but wanted to be 100% certain. Checked Yelp and saw great reviews for this company and I was very satisfied. They were able to give me the full background check same day.  Thank you so much! More...

S
16 January 2016

This is my second time needing a P.I, this time I decided to try Brian at L.A. Intelligence, & glad I did!  He's very accessible, always answers phone, has a wealth of knowledge & resources, which enable him to get info quickly & accurately.  I needed info regarding my marriage/ husband, called Brian, told him what I wanted, he explained his procedure, cost (no charge for any portion of info he's unable to acquire), & time frame, in this case, a few hours.  Approximately 3 hours later, checked my email, and there was the information I wanted!  In addition, Brian offered to "take the investigation a step further, at NO ADDITIONAL COST"!  Because he's dedicated to getting prompt and accurate results, it helps to relieve some of the frustration and stress that automatically happens, when it becomes necessary to hire a Private Investigator.If you find yourself in need of a P.I., I highly recommend you call Brian, L.A. Intelligence!! More...

R
8 January 2016

I hired LA Intelligence to help identify a thief who stole some very valuable and important items from our house.  Detective Matthews and Ferguson are very responsive and professional. Within a few days, they laid out a strategy for interviewing suspects.  Through the interview process, they were able to identify with strong certainty one of the suspects. Unfortunately, there was no way of gaining evidence to prosecute. Detective Matthews especially went out of his way to help locate the missing items, even doing a search of pawn shops in the area.  So even though I didn't recover my lost items, hiring LA Intelligence gave me peace of mind that I did everything I could in a bad situation. I recommend LA Intelligence to anyone who wants to get to the bottom of something! More...

T
20 December 2015

Fast quick and easy! I had requested to conduct a background check for a potential roommate and Brian sent me the results within the hour and at a reasonable fee! Would definitely seek his service again! More...

A
22 August 2015

I recently worked with this agency and specifically Brian. Brian is very detail oriented and gets directly to the point. There is no confusion at all and he is very clear with what he wants and what is expected. He has a goal and uses all efforts to fulfill this goal. His main objective is to please his clients and do whatever it takes to make them happy. I highly recommend this agency for any needs. More...

D
12 August 2015

I contacted LA Intelligence to help me with an issue with my son, because I live on the East Coast and couldn't be there myself to assess the situation and obtain information.  They were very nice and helpful.  I liked that they were flexible in that they communicated with me by voice call and by text, whatever worked best for me at any given time depending on my schedule.  They delivered on everything I asked for.  I really appreciate them taking care of things for me from over 2000 miles away and giving me peace of mind. More...

S
5 August 2015

I was stuck in an arbitration where I knew the Judge was in collusion with the attorney that I was suing. Every ruling that the Judge was giving was against me and for this attorney that I was in a lawsuit with. In desperation I contacted Brian and discussed my situation. We devised a plan to have one of his associates to go in to this attorney's office and act as a possible client which was looking for a high powered attorney that has connections with judges. This was done and the attorney in question squawked like a duck and gave up his connection with various Judges including the one that was on our case. He further made damning comments such as, it's not the law that matters but the relation you have with these old Judges.Thanks to Brian and Paul and their excellent work we are now moving to have this Judge removed from this case. These boys are extremely professional and ethical in their work, I highly recommend them. More...

R
25 June 2015

I contacted Brian through a friend who highly recommended him. I had to write a review to describe how great everything he has done for me was! He was so determined to find everything I needed and to make sure that his findings were right on point, and they all were! He was able to find everything I needed and more. The men that work for him are highly skilled and trustworthy. I  highly recommend this team!!! Thanks for everything ! More...

Z
21 June 2015

Brian is excellent at communication, persistence, and knowledgeable . He knows a lot about his field and I am lucky to be working with him. He was prompt with his information and immediately got to work. I would recommend hiring Brian for all of your investigative needs. He is patient, kind, and extremely helpful. Wonderful work thank you!!! More...

G
24 November 2014

Contacted LA Intelligence regarding a business matter. I was so impressed by Brians quick response and information he provided that I referred him to my clients.  He has treated them fair along with a fair price. You can't go wrong with LA Intelligence. More...

J
29 October 2014

Contacted LA Intelligence for a business investigation and I'm very impressed with their service and level of responsiveness. Brian has excellent communication and gave us all the details we needed. I also greatly appreciate his call right after the investigation was completed to ask if we wanted to stop or continue instead of simply continuing and then sending us a hefty bill. I would definitely hire them again in the future. More...

M
4 August 2014

When we need a private investigator to find various background checks and so forth in our office we always use LA Intelligence. They are professional and quick. We have used other private investigators and they were not as quick as Brian and his team. I have also used them privately for a missing persons case. So I highly recommend them if you need a private investigator. More...

J
25 April 2014

Thank you Brian! What a wonderful and knowledgable man. He answered my frantic call and gave me sound advice how to handle my situation. Here is what happened:Someone stole one of my checks and for no cost whatsoever to me, Brian helped me troubleshoot all of the possible scenarios as to what may have have happened and how I could deal with it. I sent him the cancelled check via email as we were speaking on the phone and he looked at it closely and helped me analyze it. He knew within moments that the check had not been checked at a cash checking place and that it had been deposited into a personal account. Brian also said that I had a couple of options - confront the person(s) I suspected had done it and/or file a police report. I ended up doing both. He suggested I mitigate risk by canceling my checks, closing my checking account, changing my locks and my home security pass code. I did everything he suggested. The police have yet to call me back with the result of my police report, however, I finally have closure on this case today. My good friend also had several checks stolen from her and it turns out that it is the same person who had stolen my check. The person did so when I was visiting my friend  - thief actually stole the check directly out of my purse! Because Brian helped me get through this over a month ago I was able to protect my family long before the police could do anything to help me. I highly recommend Brian. He is a good, smart and honest man with a lot of experience and wisdom to share. More...

J
14 April 2014

Responsive and reasonable rates.  I had accurate information within 30 minutes of contacting Brian.   Thanks!

M
21 February 2014

Thanks to LA Intelligence I can now rest easier, worth every penny and then some.  Brian is professional, fast, safe, and cares about his clients.  Brian and company showed me they care about me and empathize with what people are going through.  I will use LA Intelligence in the future, I really can't say enough great things about this service and the owner.  Much appreciated! More...

S
28 December 2013

If I could I would give Brian 10 stars! i couldn't be more satisfied with his impeccable service and speedy delivery of reports. This guy definitely saved me a lot of headache and helped give me a peace of mind! I 100% recommend Brian! :) More...

Y
14 November 2013

I called Brian on a Sunday evening. He took my call and went above and beyond what I asked him. He was relentless in fulfilling my request and gave me options. I will definitely use him again.

W
5 November 2013

I had a great experience with Brian. Very quick response, professional communication, and very helpful across the board. He seemed kind and actually thoughtful, and compassionate regarding my situation. He went above and beyond in helping me, provided me with far more information than I expected. Knowledge is power, and although many of us would rather NOT be in a situation where we need to use services like these, they are occasionally required. I wouldn't hesitate to contact Brian again. More...

W
5 June 2013

I reached out to LA Intelligence in an effort to locate a family member in light of a recent tragedy. I didn't tell B. Mathews that the matter was urgent , however, he still responded quickly and provided me with immediate assistance. Within 16 hours I had received all the information that i needed to find my family. This was just the beginning of my search. I have many more family members to locate and I will definitely use LA Intelligence to assist me with this matter. More...

S
7 December 2012

I was fortunate enough to once again hire Brian Mathews to help me with an insurance case that was very complicated and required skill, patience, and a thorough knowledge of the insurance industry and its practices. I found him to be most dependable and helpful. My case was very upsetting to me as it concerned a hit and run incident, and I was the victim. Brian followed up on every detail and uncovered details about the driver who hit me. He was able to help solve my case and bring it to a successful conclusion. I would recommend Brian to anyone needing an experienced and capable private investigator. Thank you. More...

B
16 June 2012

I'm the kind of guy that does my due diligence whenever I'm thinking of hiring someone off the internet.  On the surface of things, it looked like Brian from LA Intelligence had a good reputation, so I thought I'd take a chance with him.         I needed a restraining order served, but I didn't know where the guy lived - I only knew his name.  Brian couldn't guarantee that with such little information to go on that he could obtain a current address, but he did.  Within 48 hours, not only did we obtain his current address, but Brian served him personally, at a cost at much less than I anticipated.  I would certainly recommend him to anyone that needed a reliable PI. More...

E
8 May 2012

I would recommend LA Intelligence because I had a very good experience with their help.  I met with the detective via professional reference, because I needed help with a lost persons case.  Within a day he called me back with the results of his search.  So what was taking me over a week with no results was completed by the following day.  In addition, the detective was always willing to go the extra mile with alternative recommendations, so I felt that my decisions were well informed.  When needed to work late hours or personally serve court notifications, he was always available to deliver.  I'm very happy with my results - Thanks LA Intelligence. More...

M
22 April 2012

People!  do not rely on internet background check websites. they advertise for cheap price but won't give accurate information. I used two websites and wasted my $20 dollars and ended up finiding " nothing" After i reviewd yelp i decided to work with Brian. He was professionally licensed and he only needed minumum information to tract the person i needed to find. He did awesome job in less than 20 minutes and updated with everything by calling me what he had found.. He even considered me as a student and gave me discount.. He could search and tract everything...Hire him if you need to find out anything. BTW everything is confidential!!!! More...

Q&A

Providing the results that satisfy our clients especially some that give us personal satisfaction like busting a claimant who alleges they can't work and their injuries are exaggerated or faked all together, catching and making cases against pedophiles and sex offenders or any case where children are the victims. Also finding missing loved ones for worried parents whether it be adults or teenagers who are homeless and addicted to drugs or alcohol.

I knew I would be a natural and come from the corporate arena as well as flying planes for the DEA undercover busting drug smugglers.

We are reasonably priced, results oriented and have more 5 star reviews than any other P.I. in the entire U.S.