Ryan Ross has been digging up information for some of Colorado’s top trial lawyers for nearly ten years, and before that he was an investigative reporter for more than two decades, treating the powers that be like a piñata.
As a legal investigator, Ross has:
assisted attorney representing neighbors of the former Rocky Flats Nuclear weapons plant on a class-action lawsuit that resulted in a $477 million verdict;
assisted attorneys with one of Colorado’s premier civil rights litigation law firms (Killer, Lane & Newman) on a lawsuit on behalf of the parents of an inmate in the city jail who died as the result of the failure of nurses and guards to provide medical care. The lawsuit resulted in a $4 million settlement with the Denver medical center and a $3 million settlement with the city/county Denver.
assisted an attorney who won a $700,000 judgment against a recycling plant, on behalf of a worker injured in an incident on an outdoor dock.
investigated accidents from common motor vehicle crashes to once-in-a-lifetime plane crashes;
interviewed clients and persuaded them to reveal secrets they hadn’t told anyone, not even their lawyer;
helped an attorney in a wrongful death case stemming from a gang shooting identify more than a dozen defendants as the statue of limitations was about to expire;
uncovered criminal convictions unknown to probation officers;
exposed the deceit of a firm trying to unfairly enforce a no-compete contract against one of its former executives;
assisted attorneys defending a public official against a charge of defamation;
identified numerous responsible parties previously unknown the claimant’s lawyer;
located and served documents on people numerous other investigators have been unable to
found heirs in instances in which relatives had had no contact with them for more than half a century and didn’t know their names or dates of birth.
Ross is licensed through the state of Arizona (Lic. #1561125).
As an investigative reporter, Ross’ investigations covered the infidelities of politicians, business scams, environmental crimes, wrongful deaths, policy disasters, and public corruption. He regularly wrote stories other reporters knew about but were unable to confirm.
Director of Surveillance
Gavalier has 28 years of law enforcement experience as a detective with the major investigations unit of the Broward County (FL) Sheriff’s Department. He led dozens of undercover operations, seized records amounts of contraband, several as a technical advisor to several TV shows, and won several public service awards. He has extensive experience with sophisticated enforcement techniques, including electronic surveillance and intelligence data processing.
Senior Associate Investigators
(in alphabetical order)
Dolan has been a private investigator since 2005, focusing on family law investigations, process serving and surveillance.
Fallenberg has been licensed as a private investigator in California since 1989 and Arizona since 2005. He has extensive experience working as a legal investigator for large and small personal injury firms in Arizona, California and Colorado, in personal injury cases and in domestic cases
requiring moving and stationary surveillance.
Smith has more than 24 years of experience in criminal and civil investigation, and surveillance. She was employed as a deputy/ investigator for the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office, before taking a position as a forensic interviewer specializing in interviewing children to determine if they are the victims of sex assault. She’s been a private investigator since 2007. She has investigated hundreds of criminal and civil cases during her career.
(in alphabetical order)
Montoya is a retired FBI Agent with extensive experience in criminal and background investigations. His field assignments included Chicago, Puerto Rico , Denver and Kuwait. As a Special Agent he worked White Collar Fraud, Public Corruption, Background and Drug/Gang investigations. He was a member of the FBI SWAT team and the FBI Special Operations Group, where he gained extensive surveillance experience.
Rudolph has investigated dozens of family cases for domestic court judges as a Child and Family Investigator (CFI) since 2009. Prior to that she worked for ten years as a parole officer with the Division of Youth Corrections.
Ross Investigators retains some of the most experienced surveillance operatives in Colorado on a case-by-case basis.
When a case calls for a particular investigative expertise, Ross Investigators contracts with the best in the business at:
- sophisticated, technical surveillance.
- undercover investigations.
- computer and accounting forensics.
You want Ryan Ross and his team in your corner – on every important case you have.