Investigative Services in Texas

Located in Gainesville, Texas, Padic, Inc. undertakes corporate background checks. Since 1991, we have been providing investigative searches on assets, asbestos defense, credit reports, public records research and retrieval, environmental investigation and many more.

Asbestos Defense

Since 2001, we at Padic, Inc. have worked on a variety of asbestos defense cases. Our cases have ranged from a single plaintiff to class action suits. All the cases involved a variety of asbestos-containing products. During these cases, we researched documents from EPA, OSHA, state and local entities, as well as industry periodicals and medical journals. We conducted in-depth background research on over 150 expert witnesses along with witness location, background research and interviews. We are delighted to provide significant expertise in asbestos defense investigation.

Asset Search

Be it judgment recovery or deciding to seek a judgment, in connection with fraud or theft investigation, due diligence, pre-investment or partnership agreements, or prenuptial research - asset searches can be indispensable.

At Padic, Inc., we assist customers with basic searches for tangible assets like property, vehicles, aircraft, corporate asset analysis, and in-depth financial analysis. We have a remarkable amount of data available in this regard. We offer different packages for a wide range of budgets.

Background Investigations

We offer background research to help you make informed decisions regarding pre-employment, witness, investments/investors, prenuptial, juror, expert witness and other situations. This information can include various aspects such as bankruptcy, civil litigation, criminal records, financial status, education, and employment.

At Padic, Inc., we are happy to provide any combination of records to meet the special requirements of our clients. We provide pre-loan due diligence on prospective borrowers and investors for brokerage houses across the country.

Credit Reports

We, at Padic, Inc., can provide reports from the major credit bureaus quickly and inexpensively. It requires a signed release.

Database Research

What wasn’t available last week may well be accessible today. Padic is constantly developing new sources for information. Our services cover literally billions of records in the U.S. and worldwide.

We always look to effectively manage the overwhelming amount of data available, allowing us to provide you the specific information required. No matter what information you may require, please call about availability.

Environmental Investigation

For a decade, Padic has provided environmental litigation support nationwide.
Our previous assignments include:

  • Oil exploration fields
  • Producing fields
  • Refineries
  • Mining operations
  • Chemical plants
  • Railroad yards
  • Electronic manufacturing facilities
  • Dry cleaning operations
  • Disposal sites

During these assignments, we researched documents from the EPA through small-town fire departments, court records at all levels, state environmental agencies, periodicals, API records, television news and film archives, aerial photography, plaintiff company news magazines and newsletters, plus numerous other sources.

All the documents have been indexed, copied and shipped to clients in a variety of formats. These documents are frequently copied and maintained as a working set at our facility to assist in our witness location service. (Please refer to the Witness Location and Statements section at the bottom of this page.)

To facilitate our research, we maintain a variety of national databases in our office and have access to literally thousands of other databases.

Large environmental cases frequently require confidentiality agreements and disclosure protocols. We are glad to work under client agreements. Padic can also provide the agreement format.

Following is a partial list of significant sites on which we have been privileged to work:

  • Amoco, Baltimore
  • Brio, Texas
  • Casper, Wyoming
  • Greybull, Wyoming
  • Laramie, Wyoming
  • Mandan, North Dakota
  • Neodesha, Kansas
  • Sugar Creek, Kansas
  • Tex-Tin, Texas
  • Texas City, TexasArco
  • Darlington, South Carolina
  • French Limited, Texas
  • Garber Field, Oklahoma
  • Gnadenhutten, Ohio
  • Miami, Florida
  • Prewitt, New Mexico
  • Sand Springs, Oklahoma
  • Sikes Site, Texas
  • Venice, Louisiana Aviall
  • Carter Field, Texas
  • Forest Park, Texas
  • Love Field, Texas Instruments
  • Darlington, South Carolina International Paper
  • Navasota, Texas Marathon Oil
  • Motco, LaMarque, Texas Santa Fe Railroad
  • Bellville, Texas
  • Brownwood, Texas
  • Longview, Texas
  • Temple, Texas Southland Paint
  • Gainesville, Texas Sun Oil Company
  • Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania
  • Tulsa, Oklahoma Texaco
  • Geneva Industries, Texas
  • High Island, Texas
  • Humble, Texas
  • International Creosoting, Texas
  • Port Arthur Refinery, Texas
  • Ventura Avenue Field, California Texas Instruments

While initial witness lists are frequently provided by the client, we continually add to the list during our research. Sources include the records generated during the document phase as well as the interviewees themselves. The names are added to our witness database, which is updated daily, to provide our clients with the best possible information on the progress of the assignment.

Insurance Investigation

The Insurance Investigation service assists insurance adjusters and company Special Investigation Units (SIUs) in uncovering and proving insurance fraud. From discovering extracurricular income of claimants, researching prior workers compensation claims to surveillance, we can help in most cases. Please call us to discuss how we can be of service to your company.

International Investigation

Padic, Inc. now offers certain services in various countries.

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Caribbean
  • China
  • England
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong
  • Israel
  • Japan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Korea
  • Kuwait
  • Mexico
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Switzerland
  • U.A.E

Please call us to discuss specific locations and assignments.

Process Service

Padic, Inc. provides process services in North Texas. We have relationships with other service companies nationwide and would be glad to assist in service anywhere.

Product Liability Investigation

This type of investigation frequently requires a combination of services, including document research, witness location, statements and surveillance. Padic, Inc. can provide all of these services insuring a sole source for the entire investigation.

Public Records Research and Retrieval

Padic, Inc. is especially knowledgeable in environmental work has extensive experience in virtually all areas of document research.
Documents that we regularly provide include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Bankruptcy cases
  • Civil/criminal court documents
  • Corporate (certificate of standing/status) – all 50 states
  • Credit reports (including all major credit reporting bureaus)
  • Foreclosure documents
  • Judgment/lien copies
  • Newspapers/periodicals
  • Property records (deeds, mortgages, plats)
  • UCC (uniform commercial code) filings – all 50 states

We would be delighted to discuss your document research and retrieval requirements.

Surveillance

Whether for activity checks on individuals or for inside monitoring of a building, surveillance is a very effective tool. Our active surveillance is done with specially equipped vehicles and recorded digitally. Hidden cameras are also available for appropriate applications. All videos are provided to our clients in multiple formats, as requested, with the original securely stored at our office. Stationary, inside monitoring, is available in a variety of modes and we will be glad to provide suggestions for your particular application.

Witness Location and Statements

Padic provides witness location and statement services for cases involving a single witness or 1,000 witnesses. Our investigators have enjoyed remarkable success in locating difficult to find witnesses and providing statements in the written or recorded format if required. Recorded statements can be transcribed.

On many cases, witness contact is strictly controlled by individual case protocol. We work with client protocols or are happy to provide a protocol designed for a specific case.