Nationwide and International Investigations
Investigative Consultants International, Inc. (ICI) is a professional investigation
firm founded in 1978 by Philip J. Stuto. In 1967, Mr. Stuto started his career as
a Southern Pacific Transportation Company Claims Adjuster, wherein he received extensive
training in investigative techniques: witness statements; medical terminology; photography;
surveillance; diagrams; and specialized in the settlement of F.E.L.A., railroad
crossing and property damage cases. In 1974, he was recruited by an investigative
agency in Southern California and received extensive training in AOE/COE, workers
compensation-surveillance, product liability and third party claims. There was an
emphasis in aviation product liability.
In 1978, Mr. Stuto relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area and obtained his Private
Investigator's license and formed the company. ICI has had a stellar reputation
for the past 30 plus years, representing major manufacturers, third party administrators,
insurance companies, and well-known defense firms. ICI has conducted investigations
on behalf of Coca Cola, Nestle, BIC, Cessna, Piper, Bell Helicopters, Amtrak, Union
Pacific and many others.
ICI has specialized in product liability, with an emphasis in aviation, as well
as AOE/COE, workers compensation surveillance, third party cases, etc., representing
numerous clients throughout the country. Regarding aviation, ICI has personally
been involved in several high profile cases: Lynyrd Skynyrd; Ricky Nelson; Ben Abruzzo;
Reba McIntyre; Jessica Dubroff; John Denver; and many others throughout the world.
Mr. Stuto is a Past President of the World Association of Detectives.
In 2007, Mr. Stuto sold the business to one of his long time
investigators, Brandon I. August. ICI is a member of the
California Association of Licensed Investigators, the Oregon Association of Licensed
Investigators, the Washington Association of Legal Investigators, the National Council
of Investigtion & Security Services, the National Defender Investigator Association,
and the World Association of Detectives.
ICI also has branch offices in Eureka, CA, Portland, OR & Olympia, WA, covering the West Coast.