Government and corporate entities may sometimes find themselves in need of special investigative services. The attorneys of Wilson, Morton & Downs have provided investigative services to state and local governments as well as business, ranging from small, private companies to large, publicly held corporations. Our attorneys utilize their civil and criminal legal experience in conjunction with effective interviewing techniques, exceptional cross-examination skills and deep legal knowledge to competently and thoroughly investigate the circumstances or issues raised by our clients.
In a typical scenario, the allegations requiring further investigation could include government corruption, ethics violations by a public official, corporate theft by a company executive, or workplace crime or accident. These delicate situations require a neutral and independent third party investigator who can effectively manage the entire investigative process, including:
- Questioning witnesses
- Reviewing documents
- Crime or incident scene investigation
- Analysis of facts
- Synthesizing findings into an investigative report
These investigative reports, whether for a government or corporate client, may be used as the basis for further investigation, may provide evidence for criminal charges or ethics violations and may offer guidance on possible legal liability.