About Us

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.  

Innovative and 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.


Ethical and Honest


Our California Licensed Private Investigators use legal and ethical methods to obtain information and evidence during your investigation. We use open sources and public records along with databases available to licensed private investigators. We handle every single investigation with the highest level of integrity, honesty, and confidentiality. 




We pride ourselves in being one of the few female founded and run private investigation firms in Southern California. We strive to create an environment that breaks away from some of the traditional and sometimes negative assumptions in the field.




Our female investigators are committed to working tirelessly to gather information, intelligence, and evidence to help our clients with their cases. We have an extended network of private investigators that are committed to finding the answers and evidence you need and we often collaborate with other professionals in the field to ensure we have utilized all of our resources.