We provide a uniquely higher-end security and information gathering service designed for clientele who are discerning and require exceptional quality and time tested confidentiality. 

Private Intelligence

for sensitive and high-profile matters


Physical Surveillance

& Undercover Operations

for risk and threat management

Government Training Group

former CIA, FBI and SEAL Team instructors

Established 1995

Highly skilled multiethnic operatives who can discreetly secure hard to get information on a person or business in a wide variety of cultures and environments.

Elite Physical Surveillance Team for Sensitive and High Profile Cases

"I have used Mike Wolivar and his surveillance team 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 operative secures video evidence of a celebrity stalker in Los Angeles violating a Temporary Restraining Order.

Losing a target or being burned by a target should not be an acceptable result.


Wolivar & Associates, Inc.

1901 Avenue Of The Stars

Los Angeles, CA 90067

(888) 965-4827

Ethical • Efficient • Effective • Lawful 

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about Wolivar & Associates, Inc. Established in 1995, we’re a licensed (PI#24090) and insured private investigation corporation based in California.


Over the past 20 years, Mike Wolivar has identified and recruited the very best investigative and private sector researchers and intelligence gathering practitioners to form an All-Star team.

Mike Wolivar


In addition to successfully managing an investigation business for 20 years, Mike Wolivar has supervised and conducted high stakes litigation investigations, national political campaign research-investigations, and physical surveillance for 24 years.


He has been used by top trial attorneys and general counsel on several high profile litigation cases, including a 100 million dollar lawsuit in Los Angeles County where he successfully secured hard-to-get evidence. His evidentiary success has helped win favorable multi-million dollar settlements for his clients.


Mike currently supervises his long term and highly regarded surveillance and counter-surveillance team, which is a trusted resource for in-the-know security and investigation professionals.

Mike Wolivar profile continued...

"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

Certified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business / NAICS Code: 561611; 611430

Certified State of California Small Business / Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise

Member of Association of Threat Assessment Professionals

• Los Angeles Chapter 

Michael Wolivar (left) with then Beverly Hills Police Chief Dave Snowden (middle) and Jim Norman, retired FBI S.A. and former lead case agent on the Oklahoma City Bombing Investigation.

Jim was a bomb technician for the FBI and within minutes was on scene at the Oklahoma city bombing. He spent approximately two years in Denver with U.S. Attorneys prosecuting defendants.  

Wolivar & Associates, Inc., has been the go-to physical surveillance team for Jim's private investigation company in the private sector.

A Physical Surveillance Team You Can Depend On

Current Wolivar & Associates Inc. surveillance team members have identified, recruited, and retained the best of the best surveillance operatives to form the most effective physical surveillance team in the private sector. Surveillance operatives include veterans of elite military units.

Surveillance operatives and teams are evaluated and designated for the following levels: Tier-1, Tier-2, or Tier-3. The hourly rates vary according to the tier level. Tier-1 is the highest level and is used on the most challenging and sensitive assignments.

Tier-1 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 member 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.

Government Training Group Leaders

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

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.

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. 

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.

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: https://whispersystems.org/signal/privacy/
Download the app here: https://whispersystems.org/

Office (888) 965-4827

1901 Avenue Of The Stars

Los Angeles, CA 90067

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