Justin D. Hodson, CPI

Justin D. Hodson, CPI, CSMIE is an internationally renowned professional private investigator based in California. Over the years, he has proven himself in several investigation areas, saving his clients time and millions of dollars. Hodson works with law firms, insurance companies, municipalities, and large corporations to discover information that will give his clients the upper hand in their cases.

Justin D. Hodson’s career in investigative services began in corporate loss prevention and fraud investigation for large corporations. As a result of his investigative insight, drive, and energy, he quickly accelerated through the ranks of various retail and corporate investigative positions into internal fraud and undercover surveillance operations. His investigator skill and prowess at directing and managing large operations earned him worldwide recognition as an investigation expert. He entered private practice by founding his professional private investigation firm in Fullerton, California, in 2003. His agency has prospered due to the investigative and fact-finding skills he honed during his formative years in the industry.

Hodson is also an approved MCLE instructor for attorneys in California. For free online MCLE click here.

Justin D. Hodson, CPI is trusted by thousands of individuals, businesses, non-profits, attorneys, insurance firms, and celebrities for their investigative needs. A large percentage of Hodson P.I.’s workload is repeated clientele and referrals. This fact proves to our clients that Justin Hodson and Hodson P.I., LLC are one of the preeminent investigative firms in California.

Here are a few testimonials from clients about Justin D. Hodson, CPI:


“Justin has taken very good care of my clients and provided excellent service to them.  He is very innovative and has out-of-the-box ideas which have helped my clients in their needs.  Justin has made a lot of difficult services happen when all other avenues had given up.”  Indu S. – Attorney  


“Justin is reliable, dependable, and trustworthy in his work. Our office has used his services many times over the years.  I highly recommend him and will continue to use his services in the future.”  Kim H.  -Attorney


“I have no hesitation referring clients to Justin.  Not only does Justin work well with clients during a stressful time in their lives, he consistently does impeccable work.  Justin is well-liked and highly respected in his field.  I will continue to send people his way for many years to come.”  Kayleene W. – Attorney

Justin Hodson’s Leadership

Along with being a leader of 40 plus employed investigators, Hodson is a leader in the private investigation industry. He is a former executive officer and board member at the California Association of Licensed Investigators (CALI). CALI is the world’s most significant association of licensed private investigators. While at CALI, Hodson taught newly licensed investigators as an instructor at the popular NLITE program. Hodson is also a Certified Professional Investigator (CPI), of which there are less than 100 in the world. CPI is a designation the California Association of Licensed Investigators gives to professional investigators after passing high requirements and rigorous testing. He has also worked for many years fighting unlicensed investigation activity in California as the Chair of the ULA Committee. Hodson personally has been accredited with investigating well over 200 cases of unlicensed activity.

Hodson Serves Within the Community

In addition to his work in the investigation industry, Hodson once served as the Chairman of the Board for the Orange County Crime Stoppers (OCCS), a non-profit that helps resolve, reduce, and prevent crime by enabling citizens to safely report criminal activity to law enforcement through anonymous crime tips. Orange County Crime Stoppers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that works in partnership with the community, the media, and law enforcement to facilitate the sharing of valuable tips that will hopefully reverse cold cases and all unresolved crimes to help create a safer community. Justin D. Hodson, CPI, also served on the Board of Directors for the Fullerton Collaborative. The Fullerton Collaborative is a cooperative of executive directors, educators, activists, community service leaders, and volunteers dedicated to building and supporting a healthy, cohesive community. Additionally, he is a regular volunteer and financial supporter of Orange County Ronald McDonald House.

Justin Hodson’s Education

Justin studied business at California Coast University and attended California State University in Fullerton. At Cal-State Fullerton, He obtained a designation as an Expert Witness in Litigation and Testimony. He has testified as an Expert Witness in over 50 trials, including High Profile Federal Court trials.

Hodson has been featured in the Orange County RegisterOrange County Business Journal, The Fullertonian, The Fullerton Tribune, and on CBS News, KNX 1070,  KFI 640, and other media outlets.

As a result of his education, training, experience, and talent, Hodson brings superior investigative expertise to any engagement. To Contact Justin D. Hodson, email him at Justin@HodsonPI.com or call (714) 646-4545. To obtain a free online quote, click here.

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