Frequently Asked Questions
Thinking of hiring us but still have questions? Check out our FAQs:
Why hire LMI?
LMI, Inc. has been established in the Puget Sound area for over 30 years and has earned the highest respect among those in the industry and the legal community. Most of our work is by referral from our many satisfied clients.
Investigators at LMI receive continuing on-going training in their areas of expertise and are the best in their fields in the Pacific Northwest.
In addition to managing the business, LMI Director, Linda Montgomery, is a certified trainer by the State of Washington and trains and certifies new investigators coming in to the business.
Senior investigator, Aimee Rachunok, is a leading national expert on Internet and open-source investigations and is a sought after speaker on this subject by professional organizations.
What are the specialties of LMI?
LMI specializes in high-level background investigations on individuals and businesses and provides trial preparation investigative services to attorneys in criminal and civil cases.
Who are your clients?
Our clients are mainly attorneys and businesses including decision makers from corporate HR departments.
How does payment for your services work?
We require a retainer for most cases. The unused portion of the retainer is refundable. We will never go over the initial retainer without approval from the client. We accept Visa, MasterCard, PayPal, or check.
When can I expect my case to be completed?
Turnaround time varies according to the requirements of the case and our current work load. Our clients have continually been impressed with our unusually fast completion time for most of our cases and our frequent and real time updates and check-ins on the status of our cases.
Can you get bank account information or phone records?
We cannot obtain this type of private information. Except for a few exceptions (such as when a person has a judgment/court order) it is not legal for any investigator to obtain this type of information so be wary of those who offer such services.
Can you get someone's emails or other private social media information?
Private emails and social media information set to private are not legally obtainable. LMI does not seek any information where it is not legal to do so.
Will I get a report?
We provide detailed reports and itemized billings for all work on your case.
Can you provide references?
We are happy to provide many references who can testify to the quality of our work.