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About Us

When you really want to know the truth, turn to Accredited Investigative Service in Lebanon, Tennessee. Our private investigators provide honest and thorough investigations for civil and criminal attorneys, private companies, and individuals.

Ethics

We perform our fiduciary responsibility with honesty and integrity, utilize sound investigative solutions, and protect the confidence of our clients. All of our investigations are conducted in strict accordance with state and federal laws.

Communication

As an investigative agency, we know that communicating with clients is imperative. Therefore, we inform our clients on a regular, timely basis so they can rapidly assess and analyze our findings.


Our Investigators

The AIS team is made up of highly respected investigators. Our staff has decades of combined investigative experience in law enforcement and the military. Click on the investigators' names to email them directly.

David W. Barela - Tennessee License #5160
David W. Barela is president and CEO of AIS. He is a former special agent with the United States Army Criminal Investigations Command (USACIDC) and a member of the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Division Agents Association (CIDAA). In October 2007, David spoke at the Public Defenders Conference in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Petra R. Barela - Tennessee License #6210
Petra R. Barela joined AIS in May 2010. She is as an investigator and vice president of administration.

Kevin A. Benson - Tennessee License #7696
Kevin A. Benson joined AIS as an investigator in December 2013. He is retired from the United States Army Criminal Investigations Command (USACIDC).

Jesse L. Trevinoo- Tennessee License #5313
Jesse L. Trevino joined AIS as an investigator and research analyst in August 2005. He is former United States Navy, where he served aboard the USS Nimitz (CVN 68) during Operation Southern Watch.

Bryan H. Adkinss- Tennessee License #7781
Bryan H. Adkins joined AIS as an investigator in June 2014. He is retired from the United States Army Criminal Investigations Command (USACIDC).

Richard T. Pelech - Tennessee License #7927
Richard T. Pelech joined AIS as an investigator in June 2015. He is a former special agent with the U.S. Department of State, Diplomatic Security Service, Counterintelligence Division (DS/ICI/CI/PPB).


Legal Resources

We work with attorneys across Tennessee. Below are some of our trusted legal resources.

Criminal Defense Attorneys

Law Office of Terry & Gore; Michael E. Terry, (615) 321-2750; Stephanie H. Gore, (615) 321-2750

Law Office of William I. Shockley, (615) 497-8550

Law Office of Jerry Gonzalez, (615) 360-6060

Law Office of Larry Arnkoff, (615) 973-4570

Law Office of Jonathan E. Richardson, (615) 891-7811

Law Office of Chuck Buckholts, (615) 386-7118

Immigration Attorneys

Law Office of Vanessa Saenz; Immigration, Family (Divorce), and Criminal, (615) 366-1211

Law Office of Sean Lewis; Immigration and Criminal, (615) 646-6002

Law Office of Elliott Ozment; Immigration, (615) 321-8888