A Very Private Eye (AVPE) is a veteran-owned state-licensed investigative agency staffed by state-licensed Private Investigators in central Florida who have been subjected to intensive screening prior to employment. The staff brings a diverse representation of experience to AVPE. They are led by a former Federal Agent and military veteran who returned to his hometown of Orlando to become a central Florida Private Investigator.
AVPE specializes in litigation support and due diligence inquiries. AVPE offers progressive solutions to meet clients’ needs, including those in the areas of family, liability, and commercial law. AVPE has, over the years, built a strong and trusted reputation throughout the local legal and business community. Numerous attorney and judge references are available upon request.
The quality of our work product is unmatched by the majority of the competitors in the markets that we serve. The AVPE staff is a proven commodity and is prepared to complete your assignment with professionalism, integrity, and the utmost consideration of your needs.
*Before hiring a Florida private investigator and agency, you should always verify their licenses at the Division of Licensing (at the following link):
3936 S. Semoran Blvd., Suite 487
Orlando, FL 32822
Service Areas: All of Florida
FL Agency License: A 2900131
Oliver W. “Ollie” Phipps is a University of Central Florida graduate and former U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations (OSI) Special Agent. He has been in the investigation industry for 40 years. During his four years with OSI, Ollie served with detachments in Austin, Texas, Manila, Philippines, and Cocoa Beach, Florida. While the OSI was responsible for major investigations into crime and counter-intelligence, Ollie specialized in fraud inquiries. He worked cases with all the federal law enforcement agencies and many state and local ones as well. Ollie is an inaugural graduate of the Orange County Bar Association’s “Leadership Law” course.
As a Florida state-licensed Private Investigator, Ollie supervised and conducted a variety of investigations, specializing in litigation support and surveillance. In his work for law firms, he focuses on family, commercial, liability and intellectual property. He has performed hundreds of domestic and disability cases, often featuring video evidence. Ollie has also completed numerous background and asset research projects, discharged accident investigations, directed due diligence examinations and carried out undercover work in a variety of matters.
While living abroad between 1990 and 2001, Ollie was a manager and partner of ASSI, Inc., an investigative firm based in Asia. They offered due diligence and intellectual property protection inquiries and enforcement services. Long-term clients included Gucci, Salvatore Ferragamo, Omega, Cartier, and Adidas.
AVPE’s investigative staff is prepared to provide competent and thorough support to the legal community by collecting targeted, probative, admissible evidence. AVPE is prepared to assist you in your case preparation and testimony.
Why choose AVPE?
- The chief investigator has been an affiliate member of the Orange County Bar Association for 10 years and attends multiple seminars each month to stay current on case law and practices.
- AVPE has years of experience conducting litigation-support cases in a variety of legal matters.
- AVPE can provide an extensive listing of attorney clients and judiciary member references.
AVPE adheres to the strictest possible code of ethics in all investigations. Chapter 493 F.S. legislates confidentiality and professionalism in the conduct of licensed inquiries.
Investigators are trained and educated on traditional methods and current investigative trends.
AVPE has experience supporting litigation involving commercial or transactional disputes, family matters, liability issues, intellectual property, and insurance fraud.
- Asset searches and judgment recovery
- Records research and retrieval
- Proprietary data-based resources utilization
- Witness location and interviewing
- Covert video surveillance
- Recorded and written statements
- Incident/Accident scene investigations
- Sub rosa work
Personal relationships are a sensitive area for many clients. Members of the investigative staff are compassionate and sensitive towards the needs of both the client and the case at hand. Professionalism allows AVPE to maintain objectivity and make calm assessments on behalf of all clients.
Why choose A Very Private Eye?
- We only have a two hour minimum on fieldwork (for many other agencies, the minimum is four)
- Surveillance is our specialty and we customize our coverage schedule and research scope according to our clients’ needs, in respect of the budget
- We routinely work hand-in-hand with clients’ legal counsel to ensure our efforts are targeted toward relevant evidence
- Our Chief Investigator is a former Federal Agent, holds a Psychology degree and has decades of experience as a Private Investigator
AVPE clients are guaranteed discreet and professional investigations. Indeed, Florida law governing licensed agencies mandates it! In some instances, clients simply want peace of mind. In other cases, infidelity can play a part in the client’s legal strategy. There may be issues of harassment, neglect, abuse, dissipation of marital assets, etc. Staff members are available to assist, any time, any day. No matter what the circumstances, clients can be assured of one thing: AVPE will find the truth!
Parenting Plan (Timesharing / Child custody / Visitation)
AVPE’s proven methods are designed to assist clients in establishing the facts necessary to design or modify a parenting plan or custody. Are there questionable individuals in the presence of the children? Are the kids being left home alone for a time? Is the visitation being supervised, as required? Is the parent intoxicated or driving recklessly when with the children? AVPE will work with your attorney to specifically manage your case in a way that will guarantee maximum effectiveness.
It is somewhat common that one side or the other will want to know how much the other party is earning, as it relates to the support amount. Sometimes child support is petitioned to be modified. In both instances, AVPE can utilize specialized research and fieldwork to help establish what the real story is about the subject’s income/source.
Check-A-Mate / Check-A-Date
Before you commit, ensure you know to whom and what you are committing! Too often a client contacts us after they have found themselves in a bad relationship. Then they want to know background information on the other individual. It’s a lot easier, less stressful, and cheaper to commission us before things get serious. AVPE will help you make an informed decision through proprietary research. It can tell us about criminal or driving history or derogatory information such as liens, judgments, bankruptcies, evictions, and foreclosures. We can also backstop what the other individual is telling you about their past, such as work experience or educational accomplishments. Discretion is maintained at all times for the protection and privacy of AVPE clients.
Elude the hazards of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)! Shrinkage, loss, and workplace violence can be mitigated and often prevented through proper employee screening. Our staff will prepare a background check package tailored to your needs. Offerings may include criminal, civil, and financial searches, as well as a detailed verification of references, education, and driving history.
Employee Misconduct Investigations
Avoid the pitfalls of privacy concerns! AVPE is pleased to offer discreet and aggressive internal investigations for business clients. We can provide undercover agents to assist in ferreting out ongoing fraud or embezzlement. We have closely affiliated specialists, such as a forensic accountant, a polygrapher, and a digital forensics expert, that can be called in when necessary. We will handle these matters for you, and leave you free to focus on the business at hand, your business.
Are you being bugged? Ensure the privacy of your communications by contracting AVPE to do an electronic sweep of your home, business, car, airplane, or yacht. AVPE has a closely affiliated eavesdrop and wiretap expert who can find those video or listening devices for you. A room or telephone can be bugged for as little as $50 from parts purchased at an electronics store.
Need to find out who your employee/partner/child is communicating with? Need to know what has been typed or what sites have been visited? AVPE has a closely affiliated digital forensic examiner who can recover texts, deleted files, track internet and email usage, and uncover other potential items of interest or liabilities on your digital devices.
“I was referred to Ollie by a colleague of his. He took my call and was able to go out and work my case within hours. He handled a sensitive matter very delicately and professionally. He fully accomplished my request, and I am extremely grateful for it. Thanks beyond words. (M.S., Connecticut)
“I have used AVPE for investigation work in both the US and Asia for nearly 20 years and have always been very happy with their work. On the few occasions when they thought, for whatever reason, that they couldn’t do it or I was better going to somebody else, Oliver was very honest and said so. You cannot ask for more than that. I have no hesitation in recommending him for any investigation work. (P. Anthony Gallo, Esq., New York)