Peet & Associates, LLC  Seattle-Tacoma-Olympia 360-825-2661

About Us

At Peet & Associates, LLC, we specialize in corporate investigations, focusing on fraud.  We are not a firm that tries to meet the needs of all types of investigations as some agencies do. We believe in doing one thing, and doing it well. If your needs do not meet our specialization, we will be glad to refer you to those private investigation agencies that will.

We mainly service the Seattle-Tacoma-Olympia area, but are willing to take cases statewide. For cases in others states, please call us. All initial consultations are free of charge.

James Peet, the principal manager of Peet & Associates, LLC, is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and a forensic accountant. He is licensed as a Private Investigator in the State of Washington. He has graduated from two law enforcement academies and served as a federal and local law enforcement officer. James is also a trained accountant.

In addition to his business activities James developed and taught classes on Organizational and White Collar Crime and Business Crimes Investigation for City University of Seattle. He is published in the Association of Certified Fraud Examiner's journal Fraud Magazine, and in PI Magazine, Marijuana Venture, and Pacific Maritime Magazine. He has provided Continuing Professional Education (CPE) training on fraud and investigations to CFEs, Auditors, and Private Investigators, and Continuing Legal Education (CLE) to Attorneys.


James’ education and experience make him ideal in helping businesses develop personalized fraud prevention programs and training employers and employees prevent and detect fraud. He has taught courses at City University of Seattle on White Collar Crime and Business Investigations and has developed a fraud course for High Conflict Divorce Coaches.

James is a member of the following organizations:

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
Pacific Northwest Association of Investigators
Pacific Northwest License and Tax Fraud Association
Transportation Club of Tacoma