INVESTIGATORS

 

James (Chip) Devasher | 26 years of experience

After graduating from Eastern Kentucky University, James "Chip" Devasher started his career with the Lexington, KY Division of Police where he spent over two years in undercover operations in the Vice and Special Investigations Unit. Chip was deputized with the Drug Enforcement Administration and worked across the Bluegrass in covert drug investigations.  Chip continued his career with the Kentucky State Police and was quickly promoted to Detective where he worked homicides and high-profile crimes. Chip finished his career with KSP as an instructor at the State Police Academy where he taught criminal investigation and interview and interrogation.  Chip continued his career in corporate investigations where he worked as a Loss Prevention Manager and Investigator for Lowes and Amazon.com.  Chip also served as Regional Manager with G4S Secure Solutions managing the physical security program for Amazon.com fulfillment centers across the nation. Over the last twelve years, Chip has led the CSI team and utilizes his unique law enforcement and business experience to conduct high-level investigations for CSI's clients. Curriculum Vitae available upon request

 

James Starks | 48 years of experience

Jim retired from the State Police in 1998 after a 27-year career in law enforcement. Jim's assignments during his highly successful career with the State Police included Trooper, Undercover Narcotics Detective, General Investigations, Hostage Negotiator, SRT and Child Abuse Specialist. Jim is a recognized expert in the investigation of child abuse and is an internationally recognized instructor. Jim has held law enforcement teaching certificates in Oklahoma, New Mexico, New York, Connecticut, Wyoming, and Utah. After his retirement with the State Police, Jim began his career in private investigations and quickly became the leading private investigator in Kentucky. Over the past 21 years, Jim built an impressive clientele to include hundreds of attorneys, insurance companies, and corporations.  Jim continues to teach child abuse investigation and conducts comprehensive investigations for CSI's high-profile clients.  Curriculum Vitae available upon request

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Tom Bell | 30 years of experience

Tom retired from the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office in 2019 where he was the supervisor over the Cyber Crimes Branch, a unit he helped launch in 2008. During his time at KYOAG Tom conducted highly complex investigations involving the online sexual exploitation of children as a member of the ICAC Task Force. While at KYOAG, Tom was a Task Force Officer with Homeland Security Investigations, working with federal and international partners in online child exploitation cases. Tom also obtained seven certifications in computer and mobile device forensics and conducted hundreds of forensic examinations. Tom has testified as an expert in computer and mobile device forensics in state and federal courts. During his 30-year career Tom has worked in many areas of law enforcement, including corrections and city/county policing. Tom has had specialized training in homicide investigations, as well as many other fields of investigation. Tom has been a guest presenter at the Department of Criminal Justice Training on topics including electronic evidence and online child exploitation. Tom is a vital part of CSI's investigative team and is seasoned in leading investigations of all types.  Tom also leads CSI's forensic team and has built a forensic lab with capabilities and tools that are unrivaled in the industry. Curriculum Vitae available upon request

 

 

Paul Underwood | 31 years of experience

Paul was born and raised in Central Kentucky and lived on Herrington Lake.  As an  avid outdoorsman, he enjoys hunting and fishing.  Paul's career in investigations began at the Lexington Fayette Urban County Police Department. While at the Lexington Police Department, he was assigned to the Crimes Against Children Unit.  Paul continued his law enforcement career at the Kentucky Office of the Attorney General, assigned to Medicaid Fraud and Elder Abuse where he became Supervisor for the Eastern half of Kentucky.  He finished his career in the Public Corruption Unit assigned to the FBI Task Force against Public Corruption.  After retiring in 2018, Paul worked with the Robert E. Norfleet Law Firm in the capacity as Investigator for criminal and civil cases of all types. Paul is the newest member to the CSI investigative team and our clients are extremely impressed.  His passion for the truth and his commitment to our clients exceed all expectations.  Paul is CSI's lead investigator in the London and Somerset (Eastern Kentucky) area. Curriculum Vitae available upon request

 

 

 

Greg Mayo | 

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