One of the highlights of our business occurred the summer of 2010. It was an adoption case assignment to identify and locate a daughter 45 years after birth. Our client’s parents forced her to give up the child when she was 15, and at this stage in life, she wanted to know what happened to her little girl. What kind of life does she have? Where does she live? Would she be willing to meet? Having only a first name and birth date, Barbara Rudd, Director of Research & Missing Persons, located the woman in another state and made initial contact. Mother and daughter met three weeks later in a highly emotional and tender reunion. We scheduled it for them at a local restaurant, and by the time the three hour meeting ended, there wasn’t a dry eye in the entire place. We were thanked with a huge bouquet of flowers and the following heart-warming note.
“Alex is very thorough, professional, and intelligent, and works well with attorneys in pursuing all avenues of inquiry, discussing them, and coordinating with counsel. His investigation into a premises liability case, originating from a stabbing, required his understanding and application of case law, which we discussed throughout the assignment. He worked diligently with me to adapt my strategies for interviews with difficult witnesses and investigation of the bar where the crime occurred.Recently we successfully concluded two substantial cases, an industrial worksite accident and a weather related premises liability case, where his identifying and effectively interviewing witnesses was key to the result. He demonstrated excellent skill, creativity, and sensitivity in dealing with these issues.” Andrew R. Jacobs, Esq.
Berman, Sauter, Record & Jacobs, P.C., Morristown, NJ
“In a recent asset location assignment to Alexander Toia & Company, LLC, Director of Research, Barbara Rudd, uncovered information in less than two weeks that enabled our client to shift satisfaction of a settlement to another entity resulting in savings to our client in the amount of $400,000.00…”
Howard E. Brechner, Esq.
Weiner Lesniak, Parsippany, NJ
"I am writing this letter to
personally thank you for finding my sister, Elizabeth, who had walked away from
our family more than two years ago.Although we had searched unsuccessfully for her through friends, the
internet, and our old neighborhood, nothing led us to her.My siblings and I suspected she fell on hard
times due to an alcohol problem and job loss and did not want us to find out
about her situation.
It wasn’t until my mother
passed away that I decided to turn to professional help to locate my
sister.As the Executrix of the estate,
I needed to find Elizabeth, who is also a beneficiary.I looked on the internet at various private
investigation firms and chose Alexander Toia & Company based on your
background, experience, and the fact that you are the “2011 Investigator of the
Year.”Being recognized by your peers is
about as good as it gets in the business world.
Due to your success in
I reconnected with her this past week.We are catching up to rebuild our relationship.Having you conduct this job has taken a huge
load off my mind.In addition, I also
want to thank you for returning the unused portion of the retainer.I greatly appreciate you integrity and
honesty charging a very fair fee.Thank
you again for a job well done."
“Mr. Toia, I appreciate your fairness in referring me to the process server. I expect that Mr. James will try and avoid process. By his choice he is estranged from his family and has disregarded my emails. The lady he apparently lives with has not returned my calls - she stopped responding after I told her that Mr. James was not mentioned in his father's will. If the subpoena service you recommended is unsuccessful in serving him, then I will certainly use your services to locate him. Thank you again for your frank evaluation of our needs. It is always a pleasure to find there are fair and honest folks still out there.“
Curtis Smith, Esq.
Aultman, Tyner, Ruffin & Swetman, Ltd.
Hattiesburg, MS 39403-0750
“Alex is thorough, professional and does a very good job on a variety of different types of cases. As to rates, he will give you a budget up front and work within it. Please consider using Alex when you can.”
Gilbert S. Leeds, Esq.
Schenck, Price, Smith & King
Florham Park, NJ
“Based upon the developments in court last week… this matter was resolved quite favorably to our client. The original plea offer from the State was to third degree aggravated assault. Based upon the investigation results from Alex Toia that we supplied to the State, the prosecutor amended its plea offer to a petty disorderly person’s offense…I firmly believe that we would not have been presented with such an offer of settlement without the diligent work of Investigator Toia. This unusual situation presented itself because the State had the benefit of Mr. Toia’s investigative workup… an investigation that was never conducted by the police.”
Timothy R. Smith, Esq.
Timothy R. Smith and Associates, L.L.C.
Criminal Defense Attorney, South Orange, NJ
"Alex Toia has consistently provided excellent service. He is reliable and thorough and meets deadlines. He also keeps a close eye on costs. Alex has a lot of experience and has shown good judgment in handling our cases. I am happy to recommend him."
John D. Kimball, Esq.
Blank Rome LLP, New York, NY
“Thank you for your extremely comprehensive investigation; you did an excellent job... I know this was a difficult witness, and I am impressed by your manner of handling him."
Brian R. O’Toole, Esq.
O'Toole & Couch LLC
Insurance Defense Specialist and Municipal Court Judge
“Thank you for another quick job and great results! Thanks to your investigation, we can now prove that plaintiffs made material false statements.”
Richard L. Ravin, Esq. Hartman & Winnicki, P.C., Paramus, NJ
“I wanted to take a moment and thank you for the work you did on the above (captioned) case. I have to admit that when my attorney and I decided we would give this case to you to try and find several ex-employees, we not only felt finding them would not happen, but that if they were found, they would not be cooperative. You proved us wrong on both counts. The employees that we had to find had not been with our client’s company for quite some time, but their testimony was crucial to the case. I was pleasantly surprised not only that you found them, but that you found them in a relatively short period of time. I also appreciated the fact that you were able to get each one to open up and talk about the matter at hand and because of the statements you took; I was able to make a final decision on the case.
Having been an outside investigator myself in the past, I know it takes someone who really knows what they are doing, and someone who is good with people, to provide a quality work product. Obviously you are both, and I am really glad there are still investigators like you out there.”
Professional Claims Representative Scottsdale Insurance Company, Phoenix, AZ
"I am writing this letter to express my sincere thanks for your assistance in defending the above-referenced matter in Federal Court. Despite the fact that the case involved the Federal Environmental Statute, to wit, asbestos, there was never any hesitation in performing the research or field work that was required. Your trips to Brooklyn and Buffalo were extremely fruitful and the evidence you uncovered was very instrumental in my client's defense... My client was very impressed with your performance and tenacity... you are a credit to your profession, and I guarantee the next time the need arises, I will promptly call."
Nicholas J. Palma, Esq., P.C.
“I wanted to report to you that we have successfully concluded the above-referenced matter to the satisfaction of our mutual client, Franklin Mutual Insurance Company. I wanted to take a moment to acknowledge and thank you for your considerable efforts in investigating the plaintiff, his background, and various issues presented in this litigation. We would not have been able to fashion such an acceptable result to our client without your efforts and assistance. My client and I were both very pleased with the services that you provided…Thanks again for all your work, prompt reports, and good level of communication maintained throughout the pendency of this claim.”
Michael A. Moroney, Esq.
Weber Gallagher, Murray Hill, NJ
“Everyone at the Bar (Essex County Bar Association) who has used you speaks very highly of you. I was glad to make the suggestion…and knew it would work out well. Word of mouth is still the best source of advertising.”
Thomas P. Scrivo, Esq.
McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP
President - Essex County Bar Association (2005-2006)
"Working with Alex Toia and his company for over 25 years I continue to be impressed with the efficiency and diligence to detail in his investigations. On more than one occasion he has done superlative work locating beneficiaries to enable proper estate administration."
Rodger K. Herrigel, Esq. Herrigel Bolan, LLP (Specializing in Estate Planning, Real Estate and Wills) Millburn, NJ
"My firm has used Alex's investigative services on numerous occasions for at least 15 years. There has always been total satisfaction. Let's face it - if we weren't satisfied, we wouldn't have been so loyal! Our needs have ranged from accident investigations, to witness statements, to finding absconding debtors, and everything in between. Everything we have asked, has been done successfully."
Gary Algeier, Esq., Senior Partner Algeier Woodruff, P.C., Attorneys at Law Morristown, NJ
"I have used Alex' services for several years with spectacular results. Amongst many great qualities, Alex is resourceful and tenacious. By that I mean, he finds information from paths less traveled and stays on an issue until he gets you the information you need. Simply put, his services have made a difference in the outcome of the cases that he has handled for me."
Robert C. Scrivo, Esq. McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP Morristown, NJ
"I have used the services of Alexander Toia & Company, LLC for investigations related to mortgage foreclosures for many years. Their professionalism and competence are unsurpassed. Their reports are thorough and complete."
“While having to use an organization like Alex Toia & Company is usually the result of a very unpleasant circumstance, I can truly say that their professionalism and the results they produce can make something bad turn into something good. Our company has never been disappointed and we continue to recommend them to others.“
Daniel Lehrhoff, President Lehrhoff ABL LLC 351 Mill Road, Edison, NJ
“I highly recommend, Alex Toia and Barbara Rudd for their professional service to everyone. I was in a state of panic when I learned that I had been the victim of identity fraud and that it had been going on for over 20 years. Alex and Barbara immediately put me at ease, and stopped the fraud in its tracks with their knowledge and resources. They were concerned, hard working, courteous, and the investigation was competent and professional. I am most grateful for the education in how to protect myself, personally in my business, and on the Internet. I can now move forward with the ease and peace of mind in protecting myself. I got more than I paid for. The peace of mind is priceless. I am deeply grateful for their help.”
Carla Reagan, Hoboken, NJ
"Your investigations have been instrumental in assisting our corporation in identifying franchise subsidiaries throughout the country to determine if they are in violation of their product and service agreements. As General Counsel, I am very pleased with the investigative services you have provided and see where ATC has been a valued asset in the administration and supervision of our offices nationwide. You have saved us considerable time and expense by accepting the assignment directly from my office, utilizing local investigators, supervising their work, and fulfilling our legal needs. My staff appreciates the timely reporting and progress communiqués' via phone and email regarding issues, problems, or questions when they arise in the field. Thank you for your outstanding service.”
Executive General Counsel Worldwide Educational & Training Program (Name Withheld for Reasons of Confidentiality; Full Disclosure is Available upon Request)
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