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Melissa J. Straub Biography Private Investigator and social justice advocate, Melissa J Straub is a highly experienced and credentialed professional within the investigative and consulting arena since 1993 and is a licensed Private Detective in the State of New Jersey. In addition, Melissa holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science/Pre Law and Master’s Degree in Counseling and a New Jersey State School Counselors certification, enabling a deeper understanding of current social justice and child advocacy issues. Armed with advanced technical certifications, she is able to provide a technical “spin” to a vast array of investigative scenarios. Recently, she was appointed as Program Director for the Cyber Law Enforcement Officer (CLEO) Division within WiredSafety.org, an organization dedicated to children’s safety and public awareness related to cybercrime.
Melissa’s professional experience is diverse and includes leadership roles within the public, private and corporate sectors. She is a is a former law enforcement officer and detective with specialized training as a school resource officer and with child advocacy, sex crimes, cybercrime, white-collar crime & fraud issues. Her experience within corporations includes investigations relevant to background checks, asset allocation, computer forensics, data analysis and audits, as well as insurance fraud related surveillance. Recently she was employed within a public school district where she provided school counseling and NJ School Based Youth Services, which encompassed direct counseling with students and development of social media oriented programs within the community.
In January 2010, determined to apply her passion and commitment to helping parents, educators and organizations decipher the unknowns of cyber-bulling and other complexities in this ever-evolving world of cyber-space, Melissa founded Without a Trace Investigations, LLC. Serving as the Director of Investigations, this private investigative consulting firm focuses on cybercrime and related investigations, with concentrations in cyber-bullying, sexting and internet safety awareness and training. Her vast experience and education, paired with advanced interrogation techniques enables her to uncover the issue at hand and identify a solution in a unique and relevant manner.
Melissa is an active member of several organizations to include the New Jersey Licensed Private Investigators Association, (NJLPIA), National Association of Investigative Specialists (NAIS), American Counseling Association (ACA), American School Counseling Association (ASCA), New Jersey School Counseling Association (NJSCA), American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS) and High Technology Crime Investigative Association (HTCIA). Her advanced training includes School Resource Officer, Traumatic Incident Debriefing & Statewide Crisis Team, Peer Counseling, Basic Child Abuse and Neglect Investigations, Conflict Mediation, Project Gradation, Fraud and Forensic Investigations Training/White Collar Crime Investigations, American Bar Association: White Collar Crime Summit, ICSA- Network Security Administrator/Engineer Certification, Computer Forensic Analysis & Investigations, Encase Certification, and Basic Data Recovery and Analysis Certification United States Department of Justice & National White Collar Crime Center.
Melissa has received many awards and letters of commendation as a testament to her dedication, achievement and professional prowess. Notably, she has been honored by Federal Bureau of Investigation, Georgia Bureau of Investigation, and many others from School Principals and Guidance professional in Georgia, New Jersey and New York. She continues to be committed to children at risk and parents in hopes to provide a deeper understanding to the privacy and other issues involving the internet.
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Over the past 25 years, the name Stuart Drobny has become synonymous with private investigations throughout the United States. Stuart is a highly acclaimed investigator, recently named the William O’Neil Investigator of the Year” by the New Jersey Licensed Private Investigators Association (NJLPIA), and awarded the prestigious “Best of 2010” designation by The Legal Intelligencer, the oldest law journal in the country.
Stuart founded Stumar Investigations in 1986, and under his leadership, Stumar has compiled a client roster that reads like a “Who’s Who” of Fortune 500 companies and prominent law firms. Servicing this clientele is Stumar’s staff of licensed investigators, which has grown to become the largest group of licensed investigators working for a privately owned firm. With Stuart at the helm, Stumar provides a wide array of investigative services to clients nationwide, most notably in the areas of intellectual property fraud and anti-counterfeiting, insurance defense and claims, civil litigation and litigation support, financial fraud and labor, employment and family law. In keeping with the times, Stumar also offers cutting edge, multi-platform social media investigations.
Having participated in innumerable cases over the years, the one matter Stuart points to with the most pride is a federal investigation he conducted along with the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) involving the sale of stolen prepaid cellular phones that led to the arrest of 26 alleged Hezbollah operatives and sympathizers. Indeed, Stuart’s efforts in that case resulted in him being honored in 2010 by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) for helping to disrupt a counterfeit goods operation with links to terrorism in the Middle East.
Stuart is also quite proud of his collaboration with the Pennsylvania General Assembly, resulting in the recent passage of a new Trademark Counterfeiting Statute, 18 Pa.C.S. § 4119, that serves to criminalize the sale of counterfeit goods in Pennsylvania.
Publications like the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today and People Magazine, as well as the regional consumer, legal and trade press, all rely on Stuart and Stumar as sources of trusted information. And beyond the FBI, Stumar also teams up with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), postal inspectors and state and local law enforcement on client matters.
Stuart is a graduate of Temple University, an Executive Board Member and Treasurer of the NJLPIA, and an active member of the Pennsylvania Association of Licensed Investigators (PALI), the National Association of Investigative Specialists (NAIS), the National Council of Investigation & Security Services (NCISS), the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition (IACC), the International Intelligence Network (INTELLENET), and the World Association of Detectives (WAD). Frequently in demand to comment on a variety of investigative topics, Stuart has been a speaker at numerous seminars, including those sponsored by the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA), the Department of Homeland Security, the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, INTELLENET, International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition (IACC), the Imaging Supply Coalition (ISC) and the World Investigators Conference.
J & K Investigative Services, Inc. New Jersey’s premier private investigation and process service agency has provided the legal profession and the general public with reliable and efficient services worldwide. Professionalism has been the key to our growth and success. Quality performance and client satisfaction has been the mainstay of this family-owned company.
Experienced private investigation professionals and certified process servers are available for, free consultations regarding our services. Our office is sophisticated enough to handle your investigative and process serving needs anywhere in the world, yet intimate enough to provide you with up-to-date, first-hand knowledge of all cases on file!
Taylor Support Services, Inc., East Brunswick, New Jersey Private Detectives. Providing professional, confidential investigations and support, predominately to the legal community since 1973. Services also available to businesses, corporations and the general public.
Bob Taylor, Taylor Support Services President & CEO, offers a wide range of services to suit your needs and budget. Whether your concerns involve a cheating spouse or corporate espionage, Taylor Support Services, Inc. have the experience, knowledge and resources to solve the matter expediently and professionally. While larger investigative agencies are concerned about their bottom line, Bob Taylor prides himself on offering personal, confidential services to provide you, the client, with exactly what you need to help solve your problems.
We also provide Process Serving throughout the entire State Of New Jersey. Our fee for serving process is the same for any address within the State.
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Kerry Tucker is an experienced CJA Investigator and Licensed Private Detective who has over 24 years experience in the investigative field. He works with appointed CJA attorneys, helping them to uncover the truth behind their criminal cases by gathering information and evidence so they can provide the best representation for their clients.
Mr. Tucker is a graduate of West Chester University, attended George Washington University where he studied graduate courses in Forensic Science and has an MBA in Human Resources Management from the University of Phoenix. Mr. Tucker’s firm was established in 1994. Investigators are available 24 hours, 7 days a week and have access to over 160 million nationwide records. A carefully planned and proper defense investigation can produce amazing results! As a CJA investigator, Kerry Tucker is knowledgeable on police procedures, interview techniques and juristic procedures.
Throughout the past years, Kerry Tucker has developed a special and unique kind of wisdom, maturity, insight and perspective. He has had first-hand experience with many different types of litigation, appearing before many judges. Kerry Tucker has handled complex legal issues and worked closely with many attorneys to prove their clients’ innocence. Kerry Tucker’s work will. . .
•Base your arguments on strong facts and objective evidence
•Improve your personal confidence and professional reputation
•Increase your client’s prospects for a just verdict
As a CJA Investigator Kerry Tucker owes an extremely high duty to you and your client. He possesses the ability to reason and apply common sense to the law. Having a tremendous amount of exposure to various kinds of litigation and courtroom practice, Kerry Tucker is definitely the best choice for increasing your prospects to win criminal cases.
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20-year record as a Law Enforcement Professional, with extensive leadership positions as a FBI field supervisor. Firsthand experience in a wide range of supervisory positions, including Supervisory Special Agent, Principal and Secondary Relief Supervisor.
FBI-certified specialized training in undercover operations, Technical Surveillance Counter Measures (TSCM), and state of the art technical methodology, techniques and implementation in physical security, access control, alarms, computer investigations and cybersecurity.
Broad case investigative experience enforcing local, state and federal statutes, including organized crime, terrorism, narcotics trafficking, foreign counterintelligence, cybercrime, white-collar crime, public corruption, civil rights violations, financial crime, bank robbery, extortion, kidnapping, interstate criminal activity, fugitive matters, and other violations.
Background in engineering, computer technology and science. Organized and analytical, with exemplary problem-solving skills. Sound judgment, reliable, calm and effective. Decisive, detail-oriented, and results driven.
Extensive training, mentoring and liaison skills. Served as FBI field training counselor to New Agents Class (NAC 07-04) at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Va. and at the International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) in Bangkok, Thailand.
Former investigator with USEPA; Investigative Consultant for large civil and environmental litigation matters; Over 30 years of investigative experience.