The leader in scientific victim-centered death investigations since 2005
Headquartered in Monroe, NC with operatives nationwide, Laura Pettler & Associates (LPAteam) serves clients coast to coast. Our firm specializes in suspicious death matters from the idea that something isn’t right with how a person died to to the final product that goes in the courtroom before the jury. Whether you’re in law enforcement, criminal attorney, wrongful death, or family looking for answers, we will not only respect what you you’ve already done in the case, but we’ll also work to enhance it towards reaching your goals. We bring extensive experience and professionalism to every case and customize our support to your individual needs and concerns.
Our associates, consultants, field operatives, and case analysts have been working in the field for more than 300 years of combined death investigation experience. We’re on the pulse of modern technology and media, and have adopted their evolution to enhance our own investigatory approaches—all to give you exceptional service that is reliable and accurate.
Get in touch with us to set up a consultation, or use the contact form at the bottom of this page to inquire whether our services are right for you.
DEATH INVESTIGATION & CASE REVIEW
Scientific victim-centered death investigation is not something every investigator is trained in or is capable of doing. LPAteam is #1 in the world for this type of investigation and we get results: manners of death changed in cases, solving cold case murders with agencies that lead to arrests and other types of resolutions for death cases.
Maintaining the integrity of your evidence is an inseparable part of your case, whether you’re a pro at processing it all on your own or just getting started in the file. LPA offering clients the ability to collect DNA samples with the M-VAC Wet Vacuum System, process fingerprints, analyze bloodstains, shooting reconstruction elements, background investigations, CellHawk Phone Analysis, etc.
The way people consume entertainment is constantly in flux, so the True Crime genre must adapt quickly. LPA strives to anticipate constantly changing production objectives and Dr. Pettler et al. stay focused on creating performances of a lifetime. Among our clients are The Dr. Oz Show Syndicated, Oxygen, Discovery ID, Starz, Reelz, and many other industry talents. We draft, edit, and and negotiate our own development, production, financing, appearance agreements in partnership with our Los Angeles-based on-camera talent rep Innovative Artists Agent Babette Perry. Tailoring each contract according to a project’s scope, size, and budget, we ensure the production has all the talents, resources, and equipment it needs from LPA.
THE KALEIDOSCOPE CRIME SCENE RECONSTRUCTION SYSTEM
Kaleidoscope is the most versatile and comprehensive shooting and bloodstain reconstruction system in the world. Investigators need to save time and money and be right on the money with their reconstructions. Students need to learn how to use the Kaleidoscope before they enter the field.
LAW ENFORCEMENT CONTINUING EDUCATION
The LPA International Forensics Institution is cutting-edge continuing education for law enforcement. Designed by our experts, the LPAIFI is the only continuing educational system built like a university. We offer tracks, certificate programs, no stand alone courses here. Everything is mappable, trackable, and measurable back to the LPAIFI’s standard set of outcomes.
STUDENTS & CAMPS
Criminal Justice and Forensics students need a place to call home for specialized training not available in their general programming. We agree and want set them up to hit the ground running no matter where their feet are taking them. Contact us for more information about our Tribal Outreach for students and kids camps.
Use the form below to contact us regarding your case, training, the Kaleidoscope System, etc. Please be as detailed as possible. To help us best service your inquiry, we recommend that you first describe what you’re reaching out about and what you want to achieve. You may also email or call us to make an appointment.
For job opportunities, please visit LPA on Indeed.com. We’re always looking for new and exceptional talent to lead the firm into uncharted fields of service for our clients.