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Jim Zimmer, CPI

Jim Zimmer, a licensed California private investigator with offices and residence in San Juan Capistrano, has twenty eight years experience in investigations. He has undertaken over 10,000 cases, ranging from high-profile investigations such as the Orange County bankruptcy and political cases involving various government officials, to complex asset investigations, trademark infringement, undercover and surveillance. His firm also conducts investigations in sexual harassment cases, workers' compensation defense, criminal defense, de-bugging, domestic investigations, background checks, and locates of witnesses, defendants, heirs and birthparents.

As the President of Benchmark Investigations, Jim serves a wide array of clients nationwide, including law firms, banks, brokerage firms, government agencies, corporations, insurance companies, hotels, restaurants and clubs, retail stores, casinos, and private parties.

A Past President of the California Association of Licensed Investigators (CALI), the largest private investigator association of the world (www.cali-pi.org), Jim was recently awarded the Distinguished Achievement Award by CALI.

Jim is also 1st  Vice President on the Board of Directors for the National Council of Investigation and Security Services (NCISS), whose mission is to protect the interests of investigators and security professionals, including access to information. Jim is especially active on the legislative committees for his state and national associations.

Having maintained the Certified Professional Investigator (CPI) specialization credentials since 1992, Jim is active in the educational seminar planning and speaker selection for his state association, and has helped to rewrite the state examination for private investigators.

An active member of California Restaurant Association (CRA), Jim is also a member of the National Association of Legal Investigators (NALI).

Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Jim is a Dean's List graduate of Pennsylvania State University in 1971, with subsequent Master's Degree work. In addition to investigations, Jim has prior experience in the retail and hospitality industries, and has managed restaurants and nightclubs in Pennsylvania, Florida, Massachusetts, and California.

The proud father of a University of California at Berkeley honors graduate, Jim’s hobbies include golf, tennis, and physical fitness. 

Jim is also a Past President of Probation Community Action Association (PCAA), the "Heart of Probation,” and currently serves on the Advisory
Board.   PCAA develops and funds programs for at-risk youth and needy families in Orange County, California. One of PCAA's gang prevention programs, "Storytime", won the National Award for Youth Literary Mentoring. Please visit the PCAA website at www.PCAAOC.org

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Jim Zimmer, CPI
32158 Camino Capistrano, # A-415
San Juan Capistrano, CA. 92675
Voice: 949 248 7721   ::   Fax: 949 248 0208
California License: PI 12651

Member: National Association of Legal Investigators
National Council of Investigation & Security Services
California Association of Licensed Investigators
Certified Professional Investigator