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.

Contact Us

  • PO Box 82
  • Concord, CA 94522
  • Phone: (925) 989-3324
  • Fax: (925) 626-7176