Licensed In: FL, AL, GA, SC, NC, VA, TN, WV, PA, OH, NJ MD, DE, DC


Our clients at JP Investigative Group include families and businesses in the medical, legal, financial, transportation and industrial fields.

Read what our clients are saying:
“Joe- Just wanted to thank you and your crew for the excellent video and information on the claimant. You make our jobs a bit easier. Thank you as always for such great detective work!!”

JP Investigative Group, Inc. handled a very personal case for me. They were discreet and accessible by phone, text and email at odd hours – always answering quickly. They made time-saving suggestions, utilizing various equipment to conserve hours. I was provided with a thorough electronic and hard copy report including videos, photographs and full documentation of necessary proof for me to utilize during my court date. I highly recommend Joe and his courteous staff.

“I hired JP Investigative Group in February to help me with a cheating spouse. Joe explained what the law required me to have for evidence and recommended several attorneys for me to speak to. Joe updated me each time his team was working on my case. I would recommend Joe and his team to anyone that was going through what I went through.”

Thank you so much Joe,

-Karen, G.

“I contacted JP Investigative Group  in December 2016 to have them help me with an investigation. I spoke with Joe who was very informative about what will be needed and what the courts look for. Throughout the investigation Joe and I kept in contact and he informed me of activities that occurred during the investigation. Since that time, I was successful in winning my case and keeping full custody of my children. I would recommend Joe and his company to anyone that needs help with an investigation. Thanks Joe.”

– Kay

I received your email and I would like to thank you for all your help with my situation. I know you did your best, and that’s all I can expect, you cannot predict the outcome.  Thanks again and if anyone I know has the need for your services in the future, I would highly recommend you.”

-Phyllis R.

“Within 2 days of signing the agreement, Joe and his team were actively on the case, keeping me up to date with every turn. Needless to say, that when my attorney was made aware of our findings, the alimony…stopped immediately. Thank you Joe Paonessa and team for a finely detailed job. You’ve saved me thousands.”

– Joe (Cohabitation Investigation)

“Joe, this is Erin. You helped us with a cohabitation deal. I just want to thank you again because this finalized in October, and our lives have been so much better. She nearly leaves us alone now and doesn’t berate my husband as often. Thank you millions!”

– Erin

“My husband and I highly recommend using JP Investigations. The owner is easy to work with, communicates well, is willing to do what it takes to get the job done and operates at a high level of professionalism. Hiring a third party to substantiate your case, whatever it may be, is worth every penny and highly recommended.”

– E. Taylor

“Mr. Paonessa, It is my pleasure to express my gratitude for your prompt and professional action taken on our behalf in recent search for an individual of interest to me and my family. Given the circumstances, we were pleasantly surprised that you were able to locate said person in such a short period of time. We remain hopeful that the results we are seeking will be realized in the near future.”

– Patty Landry

“I want to thank you, Joe, for the work you have done for me. You will receive my recommendation for anyone that has a need for your services. Keep up the good work!

Thanks again!”

– Shawn Jordan

“I found Joe and his company online, and from the moment that I emailed him, I knew that I had found the perfect investigator to help me with my problem. He responded to my initial email immediately, and throughout the entire investigation process, was available for any questions or concerns that arose. I felt comfortable with him and his company from the first moment, and was very grateful for any opinions or advice which he gave me in this very difficult situation. As much as I hope I don’t have the need for another investigation anytime soon, should the situation arise, Joe would be the person I would contact immediately – hands down!!!

Thank you Joe!!!”

– Eleanor

“With the advent of a very difficult life transition that our son was forced to confront while he was deployed to Iraq as a member of the United States military, we were able to enlist the services of your company on his behalf. Working together with your company, we obtained good information that enabled our son to move forward and address the issues he was facing aggressively. We were pleased with the professional manner and discretion displayed by your company and we thank you for your work on behalf of our son.”

“I would highly recommend Joe. After having an unsuccessful experience with another firm, I contacted him and was amazed at how quickly he responded with an action plan and information. He is very professional, quick to respond and there was never a time I couldn’t reach him. He acquired the information I needed within a matter of weeks, and his knowledge of what I needed to provide was far superior in comparison to the other company that I had previously used. I am 100% satisfied with my experience and would not hesitate to contact him again if the need arises.”

– Mary

“Dear Joe,

I want to thank you for all of your help with the investigation I hired you to do. You were very professional and might I say very persistent. I would use your firm again for any investigation purposes I might have. Of all the Private Investigation companies I have used, yours definitely was the most thorough and professional. Again, thanks for all of your help.”

– Kenneth E. Richardson, Boca Raton, FL

“Dear Joe,

I want to thank you from the very bottom of my heart for finding my biological father. I sent the letter, just as you suggested, and he called me as soon as he got it. We both cried. He is coming to see me this Saturday. He wants to have a relationship with me and my children. This is the best Christmas present I have ever had. It would not have been possible without you. I prayed so long for this to come to pass. Thank you for allowing God to use you. I wish you much success and happiness in your life and business. May God richly bless you and your family. Merry Christmas!!!! Once again, thanks!!!!”

– Tina Moore

“Dear LaVonda,

I want to thank you all for your fast and courteous service. I wrote my dad a letter and he called me yesterday. He was so happy to hear from me. We plan to meet for the first time on this Sat. It’s like a dream come true!!! Can you send me Joe’s email so I can thank him…..Thank you so much…for everything…..:)”

– Tina Moore

“Hi Joe-

Thank you so much for the thorough investigation services you provided. I received everything today, and was so very impressed, shocked, and saddened in many ways. But your services were superior, and I would and will recommend you to anyone needing PI work done. Again, many thanks-”

– Amy

“I found Joe via the internet all the way from Orlando, Florida. Joe found and served someone that myself and almost every company/agency involved with this original transaction in Orlando/California/North Carolina have been trying to find for one year now. Joe found them in less than one month (North Carolina) and had over ten addresses to look and investigate with. This person moved constantly and was not able to be served in the past but Joe finally put an end to this and brought the beginning of Justice!!!!”

– John Corbin

“Thanks again, I still can’t believe this, now I have to get all my documents ready.”


I would like to thank you for the excellent job your group did for my son and I. All the time your office dedicated to my case is greatly appreciated, and the professionalism of the office was excellent. I was most impressed with the communication, as you consistently kept me informed, even during the down times. The information your office obtained for me has been invaluable to several aspects of my case. Sometimes the unexpected happens in one’s life and it is nice to know there are those who care and want the best for others.

Thanks again for your help,”

– Dr. Alison Brown Dixon

“To Joe:

Thank You Joe for your focus on investigating the missing of my son Kyle. What impress me the most was your quick response and action to get things moving ASAP; in addition, your detail written reports helped the authorities and the process for my family to make ongoing decisions on Kyle’s case. I was recommended to hire a large investigative firm which I did and subsequently realize the quality of work I received from you made me rehire your services and received the value and attention my family needed. we were very pleased with your focus. I would recommend you for anyone who needs immediate attention and results!! Thanks again Joe.”

Sincerely, Dick Fleischmann

“Thank you so very much for all you did for me, you don’t know how very grateful I am. Right now I feel a bit relieved, a bit anxious and a bit scared. Once again thank you from the bottom of my heart. Whether my marriage will lasts will be determined by her answers to my questions.

Thank you”

– Sheryl from Canada

“Jo-we just spoke with Dona, it is his sister. Thank you so much for all your help. I will refer everyone to you. this has just made my husbands day.”

– Melissa Douglass

“Dear Mr. Paonessa,

I am writing to thank you again for the excellent services you provided. This case had been in the hands of a local attorney for nearly a year and he had not been able to locate our “Dead-Beat Dad”. The case had, unknown to me, been dismissed at the request of my attorney on Jan. 27 with the provision that we could re-establish the case if we were able to serve the Defendant in person within 30 days. WE have not been able to learn his place of employment or home address in twelve years. I am in Alabama hi is in North Carolina, and Florida will eventually become involved. Locating this man has been a challenge. He has become very adept at

In desperation I called the Legal referral System in Charlotte, NC seeking an attorney where this person lived. The attorney I called referred me to JP investigative Group assuring me I did not need another attorney, just a very good P.I. With his personal recommendation I called JP Investigative Group and spoke with you. It was with hesitation and prayer that I employed you immediately and paired by debit card that day. This was probably the best investment I have ever made. Although you had assured me that you would find him within our three week time frame I was very nervous.

One Week to the day from the date you received the pictures and paper work from me you had located and served our Dead-Beat-Dad!!! This for us is incredible. The documentation you have provided will be irrefutable in any Court.

Your efforts have made it possible for my granddaughter to receive her unpaid child support plus interest at 12% and hopefully future child support even though she is now 19 but had specific learning disabilities. These funds will be placed in a Special Needs Trust for her long-range benefit. I am grateful for your assistance and efficiency.


– Mary Ann Winfield

“I highly recommend Joe Paonessa to anyone that needs the services of a top-notch private investigator. I found Joe to be extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of his field and his professionalism, discretion and ethics are beyond reproach. Joe utilizes his many years of experience and cutting edge technology to gather evidence that can’t be disputed in court, which is crucially important no matter what the issue in question happens to be.”

– John S. Phillips

“We first found out about JP Investigations through the phonebook. We called and talked with Mr. Paonessa then after asking around and finding out that he was a devoted husband and father we knew he was the right one for our case. Through the information he gathered my husband and I knew we were doing the right thing in pursuing custody of this child. Joe gave us detailed reports, in depth statements and let us know when major events were occurring by phone.

JP Investigations are very professional and discreet with one added bonus, they treat you like family. Today we have custody of the child and she is happy and healthy… Thanks Joe!”

– The Starnes Family

“J.P. Investigative Group now does our surveillance on worker’s compensation cases. Joe Paonnessa is very professional. I highly recommend Mr. Paonessa for surveillance… he gets the job done quickly at a minimum cost with good results.”

– Linda Brown

“I would like to take the time to thank you and your coworkers for all you have done for us. This was an especially hard time for us, as we have never had to do this before and most of all we were from another state. You were very helpful in guiding us in the proper direction and by keeping in contact with us in a timely manner.


-Nancy Blascak

“Dear Joe:

I am writing this letter to thank you for the outstanding job you have performed for our firm in the areas of Criminal and Domestic Investigations. Your strong work ethic and attention to detail are evident in the quality reports you produce and the important information you are able to gather.

You were a valuable member of our defense team in the Capital Murder case you investigated for us last year. Your ability to track down witnesses whom we were unable to find by other means helped significantly in the resolution of that matter. I have referred other people to you, and I will continue to do so because you do an outstanding job.”

-Nicholaos G. Vlahos (Vlahos & Vlahos, P.C. Attorneys at Law)

“I gave Joe some pictures and what little information I could give. Within a week Joe had some very important information about my child and her whereabouts. Mr. Paonessa’s appearance in court was very professional… In my opinion, the detail of facts Mr. Paonessa uncovered helped win my case. Today I have full custody of my daughter.

Thanks Joe”

– Nick Yeatts

Surveillance work performed by JP Investigative Group in Savannah, GA. It should be noted that the surveillance provided Amica with valuable information concerning the insured’s actual current whereabouts, etc. and was performed in a timely and effective manner.

Law offices of David C. Stadolnik, LLC.

I used JP Investigative Group in June 2017 and I couldn’t have been happier with the experience.  This was my first time ever needing investigative work for a non-compete and the process went exactly as Joe indicated it would.   Every aspect, from the initial call to the package I received at the conclusion of the engagement, was performed in a timely and professional manner.



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