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About Forefront

Malissa Ortegon founded Forefront Investigations, LLC.  after  working in a variety of investigative roles. She has conducted insurance fraud investigations, surveillance investigations for child custody cases, infidelity investigations, background investigations, research investigations, social media investigations, death investigations, and general investigations. Since she was a child, she has always been fascinated with human nature, how the mind works, what drives people to do the things they do. She studied and obtained a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in criminal justice. However, that was not enough, her determination to continue learning lead her to study and obtain a master’s degree in criminology. She decided that she would take a leap of faith so to speak, and dive into the world of private investigations.  


"Highly recommended! Professional and thorough with a rapid response and quick reporting. I will definitely use their services again. Thank you!"

— Nellie H.

"I hired Forefront Investigations for my  legal case involving my child. Malissa went above and beyond. She stayed in communication and got the evidence I needed for court. I felt comfortable talking with her and have recommended her to others."

— S.A

"Malissa was able to not only locate my ex-boyfriend, but she was able to serve him a restraining order. I feel much safer now. Thank you!"

— E.H.

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Innovative & Detailed

When it comes to investigating, we think outside of the box. No one method works for every case.  We will find the most innovative solutions for a customized investigation. We do not just skim the surface during an investigation; we dive deep to dig up and to uncover information, evidence and intelligence that will aide us in your case.


Experience You Can Trust

Investigative Services

Service of Process

Background Checks

Our team at Forefront Investigations also offers service of legal process for any type of legal document you may need served.

 Protect yourself and your family


Why Forefront Investigations

We, at Forefront Investigations understand the complexities of each case we handle. We are honored and committed to provide the best tailored investigative services to all of our clients. When working with our clients, we uphold a set of standards to ensure our clients are comfortable, confident and always informed on their case status. Our goal is to provide excellent investigative services while building strong working relationships with our clients and gathering the evidence you need for your case. As always, our services remain confidential. We look forward to handling your case. 

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Monday to Sunday 8am to 8pm

501 W. Broadway A-109

San Diego CA, 92101

(619) 317-7903

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