Investigator for San Francisco Bay Area Attorneys

Private Investigator Mike Spencer is a leading legal investigator in the San Francisco Bay Area. He helps lawyers and legal staffs on many cases. He earned his private investigator license more than two decades ago.

Readers of The Recorder legal newspaper voted Spencer best private investigator several years in a row. Furthermore, top attorneys in the state of California use him.

Criminal defense cases and civil matters occupy him. Spencer holds associate memberships in Alameda County Bar Association, Contra Costa County Bar Association, Alameda Contra Contra Costa Trial Lawyers. Attorneys trust him.

He investigates personal injury cases from dog bites to slip and falls. Spencer knows where to look for information in wrongful death and premises liability cases. His experience makes the difference with witness statements and managing witnesses. Mike works well will all the staff in a law office, from solo to big firm.

Private Investigator Mike Spencer keeps up with information to help criminal defense lawyers and clients

Spencer is a former police and crime reporter. He brings expertise to his work on East Bay criminal defense cases. He has worked for northern California criminal defense lawyers in private practice and in court-appointed cases. He testifies in Bay Area courts in Oakland, Martinez, Walnut Creek, San Francisco and San Jose.

An assistant helps him locate witnesses and defendants. They also serve subpoenas and legal papers.

Working a legal case means investigating with purpose. However, he never cuts corners. Private Investigator Mike Spencer develops a rapport with witnesses. Spencer knows how to act as a buffer between witnesses and lawyers. He gains the trust of his interview subjects. He writes detailed reports. He understands that credibility is important in any legal case.

Alameda County Courts Searches Now Online

Performing background checks in Alameda County just became slightly easier the past year with both criminal and civil searches being made available online. Of course though, for a true professional background check a private investigator should visit courthouses in person to search for records.

The system links branch courts from Berkeley-Oakland down through Hayward to Fremont and out to Pleasanton. The criminal records search goes back about to 2005. Again, if you are not sure on dates you are always best served going to the court in person. The system does not show actual documents but gives charges, conviction, sentencing and a docket chronology. And best? It’s free.

Civil Search:

The civil records section search allows you to actually find the case as well as the documents. It’s a pay system with each search about $1 and then .50 per page for copies. You can preview the document you want to download but it shows a half-page of the relevant document.

The improvements are welcome and aid both the public and the private investigator. Every county in the state has a slightly different records system. We are usually able to gather public court records throughout the state of California. We are private investigators for San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara and all Bay Area counties.