Statewide Investigations & Process Service in Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi
We take a professional approach to every private investigation we handle. Our broad level of experience has led to successful investigations in over 40,000 cases. Our skilled private investigators work with attorneys, claims adjusters, risk managers, business owners and individuals with one thing in mind: to provide the evidence or information you need to protect your interests and achieve justice.
Our corporate office is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, but we have a vast network of associates throughout the state. Whether you need an investigator in Alexandria, Lafayette, Metairie, Monroe, New Orleans, Ruston, Lake Charles, Bossier City, Shreveport, New Iberia, Houma or Thibodaux, we can handle your investigative needs in an expeditious and cost effective manner. Also, with offices in Mississippi and Texas, we’ve got your PI needs covered.
For the past forty years, Julius & Lizca Bombet and Bombet, Cashio & Associates have been active in the United States and abroad conducting professional investigations and research for attorneys, insurance companies, business and industry. The extensive experience gained by Julius Bombet and his associates has led to successful investigations in over 40,000 cases ranging from the simplest to the most complex. Bombet, Cashio & Associates’ staff of licensed investigators is composed of professionals experienced in a wide array of investigations.
Julius Bombet, Certified Legal Investigator and Certified Fraud Examiner, was formerly with the Louisiana State Police and served as Chief Investigator for the Baton Rouge District Attorney’s office for 5 years. He also has 9 years of experience as a staff investigator for a large law firm. He served as National Director of the National Association of Legal Investigators and served as a member of the Louisiana State Board of Private Investigator Examiners, the state’s investigative licensing authority. He was Regional Director and Legislative Committee Vice-Chairman for the National Council Of Investigation and Security Services and is currently the Treasurer. Julius Bombet was presented with the Investigator of the Year Award in 1994 by the Louisiana Private Investigators Association and the Investigator of the Year Award in 1998 by the Global Investigators Network. In 1999 at the Northeast Super Conference, he was awarded the first Julius Bombet Lifetime Achievement Award for service to the investigative profession. He is the recipient of numerous other professional awards.
Bombet and his staff have conducted investigations throughout the United States as well as Greece, Turkey, Philippines, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Trinidad, U.S. Virgin Islands, Panama, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, Jamaica, Guam, Japan, Korea, Spain and Italy. We manage a network of investigators most anywhere your investigation needs may be.
Thomas J. Cashio, Certified Legal Investigator and Notary Public, has over 23 years of experience in the field and specializes in background investigations, assets investigations, accident investigations, video surveillance, covert video installation, skip tracing/locates, and statement taking. He also specializes in motor vehicle crashes including DMV and insurance information retrieval, scene photography and video. He is the past president of the Louisiana Private Investigators Association and the past Region IV Director of the National Association of Legal Investigators.
Tommy has also served as an instructor at Louisiana State University for the Louisiana State Board of Private Investigator Examiners forty hour school and a frequent presenter at private investigator association seminars on “Skip Tracing” as well as other subjects.
Lynette Darbonne has been with Bombet, Cashio & Associates since 1989. For the 6 years prior to coming to work for our firm, she worked for attorneys in Lafayette and Baton Rouge. She has a degree in Business Administration from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and served as Treasurer for the Louisiana Private Investigators Association for 7 years. She was also the Editor of “The LPIA Journal” a quarterly magazine published by the Louisiana Private Investigators Association and was LPIA’s 2000 recipient of the Distinguished Achievement Award. Lynette is licensed in Louisiana and Texas.
D. Scott Johnson, Licensed Investigator, joined the armed forces after graduating from Baker High School, Baker, Louisiana. He has eight years of combined service in the United States Marine Corps and Louisiana Army National Guard. After attaining a B.A. in Sociology with a concentration in Criminology from Louisiana State University, he gained his first experience in the field of investigations with a local legal investigations firm, specializing in background and accident investigations, and skip tracing. Prior to becoming an investigator with Bombet, Cashio & Associates, he was the Financial Crimes Investigator for the Louisiana State Office of Financial Institutions for four years, specializing in complex financial investigations involving banks, mortgage companies, licensed lenders, and credit repair companies. He is an Associate Certified Fraud Examiner and a member of the Baton Rouge Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and is working to attain full certification in the field of fraud investigations.
George F. Steimel is a licensed Investigator specializing in both criminal and civil litigation. He attends CLE annually to enhance his ability to understand the latest techniques in the area of criminal defense and civil litigation. George has also attended the Louisiana Public Defender Board required CLE for the appointment in capital litigation. For 20 years he has also been a registered lobbyist representing a variety of clients in the legislative and executive process that include the Louisiana Association of Personnel Services, Sprint, Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana, Election Systems & Software, Data Recognition Corporation, Louisiana Justice of the Peace and Constables Association, and Louisiana Private Investigators Association. George is a charter member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers’ State Legislative Network. He has been presented the Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers’ President’s Award in 2001, 2003 and 2007. George has been recognized by former Attorney General of the State of Louisiana Richard Ieyoub, Charles Foti and present Attorney General Buddy Caldwell for his participation as part of the faculty of the annual training conferences of all Justice of the Peace courts of Louisiana. In 2003 the American Association on Mental Retardation recognized George for his legislative advocacy for people with developmental disabilities. In 2011 LACDL presented him with the Trustees of Freedom Gideon Award for his work in improving the Public Defender System in Louisiana. George has had the pleasure of being involved in a wide range of community service that include the Baton Rouge Area Foundation, ARC of Louisiana, Louisiana CURE, McMains Children’s Development Center of Baton Rouge, Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana , Louisiana Sentencing Commission, Innocent Project of New Orleans and the Baton Rouge Criminal Defense Bar.
Steven G. Parnell A licensed investigator with Bombet, Cashio, Darbonne & Associates, Inc. since 2006, Parnell has specialized in workers compensation fraud, domestic surveillance and court document retrieval and research. Other areas of focus for Parnell have been trademark, counterfeiting and product piracy investigations, covert GPS tracking installation, high risk employee separations, evidence collection and recovery, and investigation and recovery of proprietary corporate materials and work product. He is a native of Baton Rouge and attended Southeastern Louisiana University and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice with a minor degree in Professional and Technical Writing. Parnell has previously worked as an automotive body repair and paint technician, and as an industrial field machinist’s helper in the Southeast Louisiana petrochemical industry.
Jason L. Milam, a licensed investigator since 1997, Milam has specialized in medico legal matters, Jones’ Act and Death on the High Seas, Worker’s Compensation and product liability cases. He has conducted Safety/Security audits of companies, educating staff and making recommendations for improvements. Another area of focus has been criminal defense, and Milam has worked with legal teams for many high profile cases, including John Allen Muhammad, “The D.C. Sniper”. Case. A native of Baton Rouge, Jason attended LSU, and is a Certified Neurophysiologic Intraoperative Monitorist and Registered Evoked Potentials Technologist. He has worked as Surgical First Assistant for orthopedic and spine surgeons. As a licensed building contractor and holding licenses in Residential, Commercial and Highways/Streets/Bridges construction, Jason lends valuable insight into cases involving all elements of construction.
Information on Bombet, Cashio & Associates’ other staff investigators is available upon request.
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