Southern California Fraud Investigators’Conference Sponsors

2017 – Diamond Sponsors


McDowell Shaw Garcia & Mizell has earned the prestigious AV peer-review rating by the Martindale-Hubbell legal directory. The firm draws upon the comprehensive background and experience of ten attorneys to provide effective client representation in insurance defense litigation, including personal injury, products liability, professional liability, construction defects and business/commercial litigation. The firm has successfully litigated numerous cases in a variety of issues involving insurance defense law, which encompass such general liability matters as automobile accident cases, assault and battery/excessive force and mold cases.

With extensive resources to investigate, analyze, and litigate suspicious claims and a dedication to detail, McDowell Shaw Garcia & Mizell is well regarded for its vigorous handling of suspicious first- and third-party claims, as well as the defense of insurance carriers and extra-contractual/bad-faith actions. Collectively, the firm’s attorneys have conducted thousands of examinations under oath and depositions regarding suspicious property loss claims, fraudulent personal injury accident claims, and inflated and unreasonable medical payment claims. Hundreds of these suspicious claims have been tried or arbitrated.

The firm has also assisted its clients with investigations of out-of-state first party suspicious claims, including those in Nevada, Oregon, Arizona and elsewhere.

McDowell Shaw Garcia & Mizell is pleased to provide legal services throughout the state of California with its offices maintained in Walnut Creek, San Jose, Sacramento, Fresno and Los Angeles. From these locations, the firm is able to handle cases venued in the following counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Fresno, Humbolt, Kern, Los Angeles, Marin, Madera, Mendocino, Merced, Monterey, Nevada, Orange, Placer, Riverside, Sacramento, San Benito, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tulare and Ventura.

McDowell Shaw Garcia & Mizell also offers its clients throughout the United States onsite, custom training seminars. These seminars cover a variety of legal topics, including litigation techniques, examinations under oath, bad faith issues, questionable medical/chiropractic billings and handling suspicious claims.

Pledged to professional excellence, McDowell Shaw Garcia & Mizell enjoys longstanding relationships with its clients and is proud to include a number of the country’s top-rated insurance companies among those clients.

       SIU and Insurance Defense Litigation

Jonathan H. Colman, Managing Partner- Offices in Glendale, Irvine, Fresno, San Francisco, CA and Las Vegas, NV.

Providing litigation services and also known for vigorous and capable defense.  We are experienced
in mediation, arbitration and litigation matters related to:

•Vehicular accidents
• Premises liability claims
• Insurance defense
• Catastrophic injury/wrongful death
• Construction defect
• Government/municipal liability
• Water mitigation

SIU Services
We specialize in aggressively investigating suspicious claims and representing insurance carriers in those cases. Colman Law Group attorneys are acknowledged leaders in areas such as:

• Examinations under oath
• Coverage analysis and opinions
• Questionable medical claims
• Arson and theft

Orange County Office:
1440 North Harbor Blvd. Suite 90
Fullerton, CA 92835
O: 714.646.4545
F:  714.646.4497
C:  714.862.0386

Hodson P.I., LLC is a full service investigations firm that specializes in Insurance Defense Investigations. Hodson P.I. conducts Surveillance, Witness Interviews, Research and Social Media Investigations throughout California. Established in 2003, we have performed thousands of investigations and gaining the reputation as a leader in field of professional investigations.

For social media investigations, our team utilizes proprietary software that captures not only court ready images and information found on a target’s social media but the needed metadata as well. This information assists our clients in presenting the findings that will hold up in a courtroom setting. Our reports include images, information, and posts on the target’s social media, but also include information pertaining the target on the social media of their friends and family. This gives our clients a more detailed view into the target’s life and personality.

We also can conduct surveillance on a target, providing images, video, and a detailed chronological report stating what our team witnessed at the assigned times set by our clients. This can be useful in insurance defense investigations.

Another service we can offer is obtaining witness interviews on behalf of our clients. This may include conducting research to find their contact information and reaching out to them to arrange a time and place to conduct such an interview. Our office can conduct such an interview using audio, video, transcribed onto paper, or even offer a combination of these options. Our office has staff that is experienced in performing interviews of all types in a professional and timely manner.

       2017 – Silver Sponsors


Mokri Vanis & Jones, LLP – LAW OFFICES – Eric J. Danowitz

Attorney Danowitz was named the International Association of Special Investigation Units – Southern California Chapter Attorney of the Year in 2014, and was recently named to Super Lawyers Rising Stars list for 2017. 

Anti-Fraud Alliance
International Association of Special Investigation Units American Bar Association
Southern California Fraud Investigators Association

Mokri Vanis & Jones, LLP provides a full range of transaction and litigation services throughout California and Nevada. We represent a broad spectrum of clients, from major multinationalcorporations and financial institutions to family-owned small businesses and private individuals. By closely working with our clients, we develop cost effective legal services and a strategy specialized to each of our client’s needs. Our experienced attorneys take pride in providing high-quality legal services to achieve timely, efficient and effective resolution in accord with our clients’ unique goals.

S. THOMPSON INVESTIGATIONS – 25422 Trabuco Rd. #105-330, Lake Forest, CA 92630 Telephone (714) 401-1070

Thompson & Associates Investigative Services, Inc., is a fully licensed, bonded, and insured investigative firm providing insurance carriers, and other business with full service investigations.

  2017 – Casino Night Sponsors


Carol McDonald, Director of Business Development, CPCU, AIM  www.fcafire.com

Since 1977, Fire Cause Analysis’ team of experts has been delivering cost-effective, quality results in all areas of Fire Investigation, Fire Protection Engineering, Forensic Engineering involving fire & water losses, commercial structures, residential structures, vessels, vehicles, product failures along with expert Claims Analysis, Litigation/Subrogation support and Education/Training. Call Carol McDonald  at 800-726-5939

Lawrence J. Hamilton, CIP, FCLS

1286 University Ave, #715

San Diego, CA 92103-3312

CA P.I. License # 16367, RPS # 1710 – Phone  (619) 251-7898

TheSIU.com specializes in Fraud Investigations, AOE/COE, Subrogation, Civil Pre-trial, Asset Searches, Backgrounds, Family Law Cases and Catastrophic Claims. TheSIU.com consults with SIU Management and Defense Attorneys with turn-key completion for fraud packages (FD-1) accepted by the San Diego D.A. with a great success of convictions. Hamilton’s Civil Restitution Orders have a high rate of success in the recovery of assets. He is a Certified Trainer in Workers’ Compensation Investigations, Accident Investigations and Evidence Photography. Hamilton is a court qualified expert in the areas of Photography, Missing Persons and Accident Reconstruction, and is a Registered Process Server – San Diego County RPS #1790.

Lawrence J. Hamilton & Associates guarantees 100% confidentiality and will work with you on a Plan of Action (POA) for the results that you can expect with no hidden fees. As a full service private investigative agency we have unique sources available for throughout the world providing locates and interviewing of witnesses, presenting expert testimony, preparing thorough and accurate reports and handling investigations with the utmost professionalism.

Lawrence J Hamilton & Associates and theSIU.com has over 25 years of experience and is a PREFERRED VENDOR with top workers’ compensation insurance carriers and law firms for pre-trial case investigations. We offer skip tracing, AOE/COE, Sub-rosa & Subrogation, Family Law Case Investigations, Personal Injury Investigations, Civil and Pre-trial Investigations and much more. We are fully insured with Liability Insurance and E & O Insurance. We are a member of the BBB as an Accredited Business with an A+ Rating.

CASE Forensic, A Jensen Hughes Company 24325 Crenshaw Blvd. Torrance, CA 90505  (310) 784-0061

CASE Forensics a Jensen Hughes Company provides forensic and consulting services, litigation support, expert testimony and scientific analysis t insurance companies, law firms, manufacturers, risk managers, property managers, owners, government entities and the construction industry.

  2017 – Hospitality Room                         Sponsors

Bill Antikiewcz – Accident Photo Pak 

     1379 Park Western #200 San Pedro, CA 90732        (310) 833-0919

Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters – 533 S. Fremont Ave, 10th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90071

The Southwest Regional Council is a labor organization affiliated with the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (UBC). We are largest Council in the UBC representing 50,000 union carpenters in six states. We are dedicated to raising area standards for all carpenters in Southern California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, New Mexico and Colorado.

Jim Nanos, LPI,

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PI Magazine, Inc.
542 Berlin-Cross Keys Rd #228, Sicklerville, NJ 08081
T – (732) 308-3800
C – (609) 780-3817

Laura Clifford, CPFI

Executive Director

Employers’ Fraud Task Force

5753-G  E. Santa Ana Canyon Rd. #168

Anaheim Hills, CA 92807


cell 323.559.0015



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