Rick Johnson & Associates of Colorado, Inc. was founded in 1987 by Rick Johnson, a former investigator for the Denver County and Jefferson County, Colorado District Attorneys Offices.

Working from a sophisticated, computerized office with access to national public and proprietary resources and state-of-the-art surveillance equipment, our agency maintains specialties in matters of insurance, complex civil cases, criminal cases, medical malpractice, environmental issues, family law concerns, business and corporate issues, and employment matters.

Rick was hired in 1990 by the Denver Election Commission to investigate allegations of campaign finance irregularities, money laundering, and kickbacks during the 1987 mayoral election. His investigation was completed February 1991 and the City & County of Denver reexamined its campaign finance law as a direct result of that investigation. The three-volume, 600+ page report can be found in all Denver Public Libraries.

Rick was also hired by the Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners Office concerning allegations of misconduct involving County Court Clerk Tracy Baker. Rick 1, Baker 0.

Rick was also hired by the City of Aurora to conduct national background investigations of police and fire chief candidates and was hired to conduct background investigations by the City of Monument of city manager candidates.

Rick was also hired by the cities of Breckenridge, Fort Lupton, Fowler, and Central City to investigate their respective police chiefs for allegations of official misconduct. Rick 4, Police Chiefs 0.

Rick was also hired by the Aurora Public Schools to investigate allegations that school board member Eric Nelson lied about his credentials on his resume and other information previously posted on the Aurora Public Schools website. Rick and his staff uncovered falsification of academic credentials, exaggerations of military service, and fabrications of professional affiliations. For details, see Rick's report concerning all he uncovered.

Our clients include many of the nation's major insurance companies, Fortune 500 companies, premier law firms, government entities, and private individuals. We are located in Denver, Colorado, but the scope of our responsibilities and services extends across the nation.

Let my associates and me - with over 250 years of combined experience - solve your problem.


Our Agency, which is built on a record of responsiveness, responsibility, and achievement, ensures a level of performance that is second to none. Our investigative specialities include:

  • Family Law Investigations
  • Child Custody and Parenting Time Matters
  • Governmental Misconduct
  • Commercial Theft and Fraud
  • Personal Background Investigations
  • Residential and Commercial Bug Sweeping
  • Executive Pre-Screening
  • Legal Support
  • Employee Misconduct
  • Personal Survelliance
  • Commercial Surveillance
  • Scientific Content Analysis for Written and Verbal Statements

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  • Rick Johnson

    A former investigator for the Denver County and Jefferson County District Attorneys’ Offices, where he specialized in complex white collar crimes. He also served as grand jury investigator. More>>
  • Mark Goode

    A former member of the San Diego, California, Police Department, and a former detective with the Lakewood Police Department, where he worked in the Crimes Against Children Unit. More>>
  • James Tooley

    Began his 25-year career as an investigator specializing in theft, fraud, and other types of misconduct on behalf of many of Colorado’s major corporations. More>>
  • Steve Pease

    32 years of law enforcement experience and an electronics specialist. More>>
  • Tony Gerardo

    Tony Gerardo is an accomplished surveillance investigator with 24 years of experience concerning family issues, insurance matters, and corporate issues.
  • Julia Bate

    Julia Bate is an Advanced Certified Statement Analyst with 30 years' experience in communications and linguistics.


  • Dan Luzadder

    Dan Luzadder is a Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporter whose work has appeared in the New York Times, New York Daily News, the Chicago Tribune, and other major U.S. newspapers and magazines. More>>

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