Intelligence Based Strategic Consulting, Investigations & Threat Management

First established in 1995, Wolivar & Associates, Inc. is a boutique California corporation, with international services, specializing in sensitive and high profile matters. Our clients include government, political organizations, law firms, entertainment industry, Fortune 500 and High-Net-Worth families.

The WA, Inc. team is made up of highly accomplished practitioners that include former FBI Special Agents, CIA Officers and private sector litigation Investigators and Researchers.

Ethical • Efficient • Effective

WA, Inc., uses unmatched resources and select practitioners to gather intelligence and analyze how to achieve the most effective-cost efficient, security, evidentiary and investigative solutions for our discerning clientele.


1901 Avenue Of The Stars

Los Angeles, CA 90067

(888) 965-4827

Mike Wolivar


In addition to managing a successful business for 20 years, with up to fourteen employees, Mike Wolivar has conducted and supervised multiple high stakes litigation investigations, national political research-investigations and private sector physical surveillances.


He has been used by top trial attorneys and general counsel on several high profile litigation cases – which includes a 100 million dollar lawsuit in Los Angeles County – to successfully obtain hard to find evidence and secure cooperation from reluctant witnesses. His evidentiary successes has helped win favorable multi-million dollar settlements for clients.

He also has a solid history for being able to identify and recruit the most talented and effective security and investigative practitioners. For over 20 years, Mike and his select associates have confidentially provided security and investigative solutions on numerous challenging high threat cases.


"I worked with Mike Wolivar on a patent infringement lawsuit. He was cost conscious, always kept the end goals in mind, and more important than anything else, he was able to deliver results using creative investigative techniques. He was superb. I highly recommend him."

- Alok G., General Counsel / Member of ACC

Mike Wolivar (left); Dave Snowden, then Beverly Hills Police Chief; Jim Norman (far right), retired FBI S.A. and former Lead Investigator on the Oklahoma City Bombing.

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Wolivar & Associates, Inc. has 20 years of experience successfully completing contracts in the private and government sectors. 

Bill V. / Instructor / former Navy Seal and ret. FBI Special Agent

During his service as an FBI S.A., Bill has worked as a member and instructor for the High Value Detainee Group (HIG). He has also spent 15 years working international terrorism cases and five years assigned to to the Central Intelligence Agency conducting source operations.

Bill has multiple deployments to Afghanistan, Iraq and the greater Middle East where he conducted numerous interviews of a wide variety of terrorist entities including core al-Qaeda, ISIS and Taliban leadership. He has significant experience as an instructor to law enforcement and military organizations.

Bill currently has a Top Secret clearance. 

Bob D. / Instructor / Consultant / retired CIA Operations Officer

Bob retired after 25 years of service with the Central Intelligence Agency. He served 23 of those years "in the field"; the Middle East, Europe, South America, Central America and the U.S. He developed and managed HUMINT operations on counter-terrorism.

Bob has served as Lead Instructor for HUMINT and CT Training to U.S. Special Operations Forces and law enforcement. Bob is a subject matter expert on the following: Surveillance Detection Routes (SDR); Advanced Special Operations Techniques (ASOT); Field Tradecraft Source (FTS); Advanced Foreign Counter-Intelligence Operations (AFCIO); Advanced Military Operations Course (AMOC); surveillance and counter-surveillance; domestic and overseas counter-Intelligence, and HUMINT collection specialist training.

Bob currently has a Top Secret clearance.

Sarah M., Ph.D. / Research & Background / former CIA Analyst

Sarah previously worked at a New York based intelligence and security company that assists corporations and high-net worth individuals in countering internal and external threats.

Prior to joining the New York based company, Sarah served as an analyst and manager for the Central Intelligence Agency, where she authored a wide range of products - including the President's Daily Brief - on critical foreign policy issues, providing context and identifying risk and opportunities for senior U.S. policymakers, military commanders and diplomats.

While at the CIA, she also was a counterintelligence analyst focused on techniques for validating sources; particularly in high-conflict areas like the Middle East. Sarah has a Ph.D. in Political Economy from the University of Texas with a concentration in econometrics.

The below Physical Surveillance Team is an example of our specialty services:

For over 20 years, founder and owner Mike Wolivar has developed or evaluated and recruited the best specialty security and investigative support services in the private sector that includes experts in Cyber Protection, Forensic Accounting, Digital Forensics and Technical Surveillance Counter Measures. Additionally, all specialty service providers have a solid track record of maintaining client and case confidentiality.

The Physical Surveillance Team, illustrated herein, is one of our signature in-house specialty services made up of a team of multiethnic operatives who have been together for over twelve years and have successfully completed multiple sensitive and high profile assignments. They are the go-to team by in-the-know security and investigative professionals. 

"I have used Mike Wolivar and his surveillance teams for over six years on multiple cases, to include high profile and sensitive assignments. Mike and his team have always excelled at meeting surveillance objectives and confidentiality. I strongly recommend him for any surveillance needs."

- Scott Nelson, Ret. Deputy Asst. Director of FBI / Former VP of Security for Warner Bros.

A physical surveillance team operative secures video evidence of a celebrity stalker in Los Angeles violating a Temporary Restraining Order.

Surveillance Team operatives conduct counter-surveillance on a client in the black Suburban who is traveling to Staples Center in Los Angeles. The client was under serious threat from a resourceful person whose whereabouts were not known.

After we conducted an undercover operation, a suspect was located, and one of our undercover operatives paid the suspect cash in exchange for high profile Marvel figurines that had not yet been released to the public. A surveillance team operative secured the video evidence.

A lawful and successful approach to mobile surveillance requires innovation and modern technology. One tool we use is an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), also known as a drone. An expert in UAV regulations supervises any usage.

We comply with all privacy laws and standard rules to include never video recording a person when that person has a reasonable expectation of privacy.

Information Security

All client and case information is stored off line; not on a server. Secured apps such as Signal are used to communicate as necessary with our clients and among staff. Additionally, the Need-To-Know rule is strictly followed and only information necessary for the surveillance operatives to conduct their work is provided to them; client names are not provided.

Signal is a free phone app that allows you to make calls and to send messages, images or video. Your communications are end-to-end encrypted, meaning they can only be read by your intended recipients. Signal keeps only your phone number and profile information. Its servers do not access or store your transmitted data, and you can configure the service to delete messages from your phone automatically at certain time intervals.
You can read Signal’s privacy policy here:
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