I'm Armando Zatarain your Orange County Private Investigator. I am a licensed California Private Detective, CA PI #22864. My staff and I serve the general public, Attorneys, Business Owners and Corporations with a variety of investigative services. Whether you have a need in Santa Ana, Orange County, Los Angeles, The Inland Empire or anywhere in California you can depend on my staff of well trained investigators to handle your case fast, efficiently and for a reasonable fee. Call us anytime for assistance. As an Orange County Private Investigator, my staff and I are at your service around the clock 24/7 at


Breaking News!

January 29, 2024
Newport Beach, CA

Armando Zatarain is pleased to announce the ability to offer personal protection services through a new line of business entitled "Zatarain Security". This newly establised business will offer plainclothes* protection both armed and unarmed for individuals and businesses. Zatarain Security will operate separately from Armando Zatarain Investigations. This security company will provide highly trained personnel who are retired law enforcemnt and former military to clients for their protection needs. Highly experienced and well trained men and women who are the finest in their chosen profession. Zatarain Securtiy hopes you will consider these professionals for your needs and those of your clients. Zatarain Security is both licesned and insured. Their PPO number is #121990.

*Also, Zatarain Security will be offering uniformed security officers, both armed and unarmed shortly. For more information, contact Armando Zatarain at (949) 383-0300

Case File Quote:

Armando and I have gone on to work together on many serious felony cases over the past several years I have had the pleasure to know him. As a direct result of his assistance, I have won case after case. -- Chuck Stoddard, Attorney; Paladin Legal Defenders Read Chuck's full statement here.

Our Mission

Is simple. We deliver the facts, evidence and proof you need to win. Clear, concise reports delivered in a timely manner for a reasonable fee. Call us anytime for assistance at 949-383-0300.

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An Overview of our Services

These are just some of the private investigation services we provide.

Asset Checks

We find the money owed to you.


Cheating Spouses

Discreet and professional spouse surveillance.


Civil & Criminal Investigations

Re-investigations, witness locate and prep.


Background Checks

Powerful databases, powerful information.

Insurance Services

Genuine or fraud? We'll find out.


Process Serving

Delivering papers to even the most difficult.