California licensed private investigators

Member, California Association of Licensed Investigators

Member, National Council of Investigative Service Specialists

Nancy Swaim formed The SWAIM390 Companies in 2001 as an investigations firm offering boutique services to attorneys, financial professionals, business owners and select private clients.

In 7.5 years as a Los Angeles-based investigator for an international firm, Swaim saw the business changing as it adapted to and reflected the introduction of technology. A new business model for PI firms was developing, one that runs efficiently with a smaller footprint, one more compact and with lower overhead. Also changing was the culture of investigations and the profile of private investigators. Communication, not drama. We offer a fresh outlook on an established profession.

SWAIM390 maintains a low-key profile and strictly adheres to the principles of complete discretion, client confidentiality and securing work product. In that decade since opening its doors, and after hundreds of investigations, SWAIM390 welcomes the challenges brought by a wide range of matters, each case managed by hand, each client’s goals top of mind in all cases. It’s the thrill of the chase, and each case is a new challenge.

Personal ethics and adherence to oft-changing laws inform the choices we make in developing investigative strategy.

Our professionals include certified licensed investigators, forensics experts, surveillance specialists, credentialed security professionals and other dedicated team players. Everyone on our team is chosen for their skill, experience, tenacity, communication skills and overall demeanor.

SWAIM390 believes private investigations are most successful when conducted from a modern perspective, adhering to the budget, writing succinct reports and promptly delivering results.

SWAIM390 gives back. We provide pro bono training and investigative services to Peace Over Violence (www.POV.org) to support its work ending domestic violence, stalking, child abuse and youth violence. In addition, we provide low or no-cost services to law firms in their own pro bono outreach work.

We all enjoy a good detective story. Fiction is where fantasy thrives. Our work is a common sense legal and business tool for the real world.