Pamela Vanderpool, Esq.

Pamela Vanderpool is a skilled investigator and specializes in workplace misconduct, harassment and discrimination. She is a licensed attorney and former litigator. Her practice focused on representation of clients in business disputes, both contract and tort actions, and she has litigated numerous cases involving breach of contract, partnership disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, tortious interference, promissory estoppel, civil conspiracy, and defamation. She has represented both employers and employees in employment actions. Her experience includes suits alleging race, age, and gender discrimination. She has litigated cases involving statutory claims based on the CCPA, RICO and COCCA, and has successfully defended clients against class action lawsuits. Her practice included both state and federal litigation, including appellate work. She is admitted to practice in Colorado, United States District Court for the District of Colorado, and Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Pamela completed her J.D. at the University of Colorado Law School.  During law school, she assisted Professor Richard Delgado in his research and publications on the history of racial discrimination in Colorado, and participated in the Criminal Legal Aid Clinic.  She completed her undergraduate degree in history, graduating summa cum laude, at the University of Colorado at Denver.

Pamela clerked for the Honorable Zita Weinshienk, federal judge for the United States District Court in the District of Colorado prior to entering practice.  Pamela has been a Faculty Member of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, training attorneys in litigation skills.  She is a member of the Denver, Colorado and American Bar and the proud mother of twin boys (men actually).

Thomas Fay, Investigator

Tom is a former New York City Police Officer and following his lengthy career in law enforcement, continued his passion as an Investigator in the private sector. He has extensive experience performing Criminal Defense and Civil Investigations. Tom is also an experienced surveillance investigator.

In recent years Tom has thrived in a variety of workplace investigations where he has performed diligent and comprehensive analysis to factually respond to allegations or employee misconduct and whistleblower complaints. Additionally, Tom offers Executive Protection services when needed. Tom is a member of the NYC Patrolman’s Benevolent Association, FOP, ASIS, NCISS and the Professional Private Investigator Association of Colorado.

Michael A. Crane, Esq.

Mike is an attorney and an Illinois licensed Private Detective.  He specializes in conducting workplace investigations involving allegations of harassment, discrimination, criminal activity, threats of violence, and fraud.  He also conducts training in workplace violence prevention and active shooter response.

Previously, Mike was Executive Vice President and General Counsel of IPC International Corporation, which was a full service international security consulting, investigative, and protective services company licensed in all 50 states.  IPC International specialized in providing innovative security solutions to business risks.

Mike started his career while in law school working for the Illinois Bureau of Investigation and the Chicago Police Department.  As an attorney for the Chicago Police Department, he was an Assistant to the Deputy Superintendent of Inspectional Services. He then became a trial attorney in the Cook County State Attorney’s Office and thereafter moved to a Chicago law firm, handling both civil and criminal cases.

Mike is a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). He is also the Program Director for the ASIS Asset Protection III Course.  He is a member of the Chicago Chapter of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP) and formerly served as a member of their National Board of Directors. He is a member of the Illinois and Chicago Bar Associations and the Association of Corporate Counsel.