Feedback and references from clients
"Bravo! I just watched the (surveillance) clip, and I think that's going to go a long way for us. …a job well done!”
Michael Sanders, Davies Pearson, P.C., Tacoma, WA
"We have used David Liston Investigative Services on many occasions.
Dave Liston has always shown himself to be resourceful (most importantly!), hard working, insightful, and timely.
There is no follow-up needed with him; he “stays on it” until he gets the job done.
We rest easy knowing that if the information is out there to be found, he will find it. And as an added benefit, Dave’s sense of humor and cheerful disposition make it a pleasure to work with him.”
Sue Fuller, senior paralegal, Kirkland, WA
"When I needed someone to help me locate an individual who had been harassing me for more than two years, I turned to David. Even though the task was difficult, he NEVER gave up. He used every lead until he finally was able to get the exact location of this person. His studious actions allowed me to get into court and stop the harassment.
During the process I found David to be extremely reliable. He continually kept me informed of how the information was developing and reassured me that, in the end, we would succeed. And sure enough we did.
I now have peace back in my life."
Jeanne D, Tacoma, WA.
"...I also wanted to thank you for your help this month. I remain impressed with the results you provided me.
Thank you very much for everything you've done for me and your support of my situation.
The time and effort you've invested is very much appreciated."
-Jerry C., US Army, Lakewood, WA
Iurillo & Associates P.A.
St. Petersburg, Florida
I am a licensed Legal Investigator in the state of Washington, and I take pride in my profession.
To my clients, I pledge my skill, performance and fidelity so long as I am not asked to violate the ethics of my profession or the laws of the state.
To my fellows, I pledge, in the full measure I ask of them, integrity and fair dealing, tolerance, respect and devotion to the ethics and the purpose of our profession.
What are Legal Investigators?
We assist attorneys by reviewing police reports and discovery materials, photographing crime or accident scenes, performing background investigations, locating defendants, preparing documentary and demonstrative evidence, and testifying in court.
DLIS finds people, serves summons, performs interviews, retrieves records, as well as creating high-res audio/video of accident locations, recording depositions, wills, and
interviews for legal professionals such as court reporters, law firms and Pro Se litigants.
Founding The Company
The pivotal event in forming the Agency came in November 2004 when Dave was involved in a near-fatal traffic accident and performed his own accident photography.
Later on, having been "in those shoes" himself, Dave realized he was motivated to work harder on behalf of injured people as an investigative advocate- having been an accident victim he was uniquely qualified to understand how important our work can be in helping others in similar circumstances.
Liston's mentor Ed Harper saw promise in his early efforts and encouraged him to "do the coursework" necessary to become a licensed Legal Investigator.
Three years later, Liston began by doing locates, background checks and litigation support photography for Harper Law. The present Agency is the result of
that early experience, carefully crafted to suit the unique needs of Personal Injury attorneys and expanded to provide general investigative services to
Law Enforcent Training, Portland, Oregon
Under the tutelidge of Portland PD Central Precinct commander, Captain Norm Reiter.
As a Law Enforcement major in college, Dave learned investigative procedures, evidence photography
and patrol procedures, and from Multnomah County D.A. Desmond O'Connell, criminal and civil law; as well as receiving a ton of inspiration from both Norm and Des.
8 Years in commercial radio provided the foundation for many of the communications and technical skills he now applies to recording witness interviews,
deposition and undercover video production, and digital editing.
Transitioning out of commercial radio, Dave quickly rose to become Oregon-Washington regional supervisor for the national car door unlocking service, Pop-A-Lock.
LOCKHEED and TSA with S.A.S.R.
In 2002-2003 Liston was chosen for the logistics team on the federal Strategic Airport Security Rollout (SASR) project, attached to the TSA as a Lockheed logistics Consultant- which led
into a supervisory position in Safeco Insurance's Redmond Command Center.
At Safeco, Liston and the RCC team were charged with maintaining access and electronic security of Safeco's 52 nationwide sites,
investigating alarms and dispatching appropriate personnel in response, the Safeco RCC was an excellent opportunity to develop sound investigative techniques.
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