1 Source Private Investigations - 219-381-8685

The Investigators



Thomas C. Smith
Private Investigator/Paralegal


Owner Thomas C. Smith, a U.S. Marine Corps Veteran,  founded 1 Source Private Investigations in 2009. Tom has experience in military law enforcement, probation, security, as well as a college degree in Paralegal Studies. He has been working as a full time investigator for the last ten years, and has completed more than 500 investigations. An expert communicator, he is adept in a variety of investigatory areas, and there is no aspect of investigation work he will not take on. A capable and highly sought after attorney's assistant, he specializes in surveillance and people locates. He has worked in excess of 2,000 hours in various courts, and has testified in Lake, Porter, and La Porte County courts. 

Tom's special areas of expertise:

  • Video and still photographic documentation
  • Surveillance: traditional, aerial, water & electronic
  • Personal injury and workers comp investigations
  • Trial assistance
  • Infidelity cases
  • People locates
  • Legal research and due diligence 
  • Interviewing
  • Child custody  
  • Property and judgment recovery
  • Repossessions
  • Criminal defense
  • Political espionage
  • Bug and camera sweeps
  • Hidden camera and listening device placement
  • Under cover work including legal pretexts

Tom is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week for consultations or for any investigative need you may have. 





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