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JOE H. DICKERSON, CFE, CFI

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

FFS_Joe-DickersonJoe is a graduate of the National Crime Prevention Institute, School of Police Administration, the University of Louisville. He was a founding member of the Harris County District Attorney’s Organized Crime Bureau in Houston, TX. Joe has over 50-years of financial investigation and forensic research experience. He has lectured nationally and internationally on financial investigation and judgment enforcement. After serving as a Detective Sergeant with the Houston Police Department. Joe founded the Oil & Gas Crime Prevention Bureau. He is an internationally recognized expert and instructor on financial investigations and judgment enforcement and has trained members of the FBI, DEA, Secret Service, IRS, SEC, Postal Inspectors, US Attorneys Staff, Attorney General staff, Texas Rangers and various law enforcement agencies, bar associations, regulators, trade associations and professional groups.

PERSONAL EXPERIENCE

Instructor

Joe develops and teaches courses and seminars on civil judgment enforcement, fraud recovery and financial research, recovery and case management for government agents, industry trade groups and attorneys:

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Drug Enforcement Administration
  • IRS Criminal Investigation Division
  • Securities and Exchange Commission
  • United States Attorney’s Office
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • National Association of Legal Investigators
  • Colorado Association of Robbery Investigators
  • International Association of Credit Card Investigators
  • American Banking Institute
  • National Crime Prevention Institute
  • Texas Crime Prevention Institute
  • Texas Rangers
  • Texas A&M University
  • University of Louisville
  • University of Tulsa
  • University of Denver College of Law
  • University of Denver – Daniels College of Business
  • Metro State College of Denver
  • Regis University


Author

Joe’s publications include:

  • Financial Investigation for Asset Recovery
  • Applying The Seventh Basic Investigative Technique to Civil Judgment Enforcement
  • Analyzing Financial Transactions in the Investigation of Organized Crime
  • White Collar Crime Targets and Civil Fraud
  • The Good News About Fraudulent Transfers

ACCREDITATION

  • Certified Fraud Examiner
  • Certified Financial Investigator 

AFFILIATIONS

  • American Bar Association – Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Group
  • ASIS 
International
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • International Association for Asset Recovery
  • National Association of Certified Investigators — Founder/President
  • National Association of Legal Investigators – Former Director
  • World Association of Detectives
  • International Intelligence Network (Intellenet)
  • National Council of Investigators and Security Services – Former Chairman Audit Committee – Former Treasurer
  • Turn Around Management Association
  • Columbine United Church — Finance Committee/Audit Committee
  • Legal Community Credit Union of Colorado – former Director & Treasurer

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Testimonial

“They went overboard in providing excellent service. I was very pleased with what they provided for me as their end product. Financial Forensic Services really understands how a case needs to be put together in order to be presented to a jury. Their PowerPoint presentation tied everything together. It was thorough, it was concise, and it got the job done.”

Jim Thomas
, Prosecuting Attorney

2014-11-11T18:21:32+00:00

Jim Thomas
, Prosecuting Attorney

“They went overboard in providing excellent service. I was very pleased with what they provided for me as their end product. Financial Forensic Services really understands how a case needs to be put together in order to be presented to a jury. Their PowerPoint presentation tied everything together. It was thorough, it was concise, and View Full →

” I was prepared to dismiss a federal case involving millions of dollars against a local individual who claimed to have no substantial assets. After your staff hit the records and delved into the transactions behind the transactions, you discovered the individual to actually be worth a few million dollars. We continued the case to conclusion. We were also very happy with the financial background examinations you conducted of the former directors of two failed national banks. The heart of any civil case is whether there is a pot at the end of the lawsuit. You were our lucky leprechaun in finding such pots.”

R. Michael Sentel
, Former Section Chief Legal Division, FDIC

2014-11-11T18:13:08+00:00

R. Michael Sentel
, Former Section Chief Legal Division, FDIC

” I was prepared to dismiss a federal case involving millions of dollars against a local individual who claimed to have no substantial assets. After your staff hit the records and delved into the transactions behind the transactions, you discovered the individual to actually be worth a few million dollars. We continued the case to View Full →

“As an environmental law firm, we use Joe Dickerson to locate prior business owners and do corporate genealogies. He is persistent, that’s the key to a good investigator, and he has a knack for understanding how people move money and do business. That tells him what rocks to look under. Joe is vastly superior to other investigators in two ways: he lets you know what’s going on and he’s honest with you, because he tells you if there’s really anything there worth pursuing. He is unusually thorough and creative finding people. Joe has earned his fee every time.” “If the information is to be found, then I believe that they will find it. Their service enabled me to do a much better job for my client.”

Tim Gabelhouse
, Attorney at Law

2014-11-11T18:20:41+00:00

Tim Gabelhouse
, Attorney at Law

“As an environmental law firm, we use Joe Dickerson to locate prior business owners and do corporate genealogies. He is persistent, that’s the key to a good investigator, and he has a knack for understanding how people move money and do business. That tells him what rocks to look under. Joe is vastly superior to View Full →

“Financial Forensic Services did an excellent job in the way they executed my case. They were very straightforward. They stated what they could do for us and they did it. And, from a personal standpoint, they are excellent. Both my wife and I felt very comfortable working with them.”

Michael Whalen, 
Businessman

2014-11-11T18:21:13+00:00

Michael Whalen, 
Businessman

“Financial Forensic Services did an excellent job in the way they executed my case. They were very straightforward. They stated what they could do for us and they did it. And, from a personal standpoint, they are excellent. Both my wife and I felt very comfortable working with them.”

“Joe spends the time to understand the problem from the client’s perspective and from the legal perspective. He is intelligent, tenacious, willing to work as hard as it takes, thorough, well-informed, and just awfully good at what he does.”

Thomas E. Root, 
Attorney

2014-11-11T18:20:05+00:00

Thomas E. Root, 
Attorney

“Joe spends the time to understand the problem from the client’s perspective and from the legal perspective. He is intelligent, tenacious, willing to work as hard as it takes, thorough, well-informed, and just awfully good at what he does.”

“When I was general counsel for First Interstate Bank, I used Joe Dickerson for locating assets, investigating behavior and asset discovery. He did excellent work and always got the information I needed without compromising the bank in any way. He’s more thorough and kept in better touch with me than other investigators. I’d give him a grade of 96 or 97 out of 100.”

Frank Brainerd, Retired
Banker/Attorney

2014-11-11T18:20:20+00:00

Frank Brainerd, Retired
Banker/Attorney

“When I was general counsel for First Interstate Bank, I used Joe Dickerson for locating assets, investigating behavior and asset discovery. He did excellent work and always got the information I needed without compromising the bank in any way. He’s more thorough and kept in better touch with me than other investigators. I’d give him View Full →

“Joe is the most competent investigator I’ve ever found. He has rare ability to find hidden assets. Others claim it, Joe has it. He understands the Rules of Evidence, he knows how to talk to people to develop a fact pattern, and he has a sixth sense for fraud. Joe has unquestioned integrity and delivers value for his services.”

Andrew Quiat
, Attorney

2014-11-11T18:12:51+00:00

Andrew Quiat
, Attorney

“Joe is the most competent investigator I’ve ever found. He has rare ability to find hidden assets. Others claim it, Joe has it. He understands the Rules of Evidence, he knows how to talk to people to develop a fact pattern, and he has a sixth sense for fraud. Joe has unquestioned integrity and delivers View Full →

“Joe Dickerson is the industry standard. You can measure the rest by what he does, and I say that without equivocation. Joe has incredible insight into the dark world of fraud. He understands the devious ways in which people perpetrate white-collar crime.”

Jan Schlichtman
, Attorney at Law

2014-11-11T18:20:55+00:00

Jan Schlichtman
, Attorney at Law

“Joe Dickerson is the industry standard. You can measure the rest by what he does, and I say that without equivocation. Joe has incredible insight into the dark world of fraud. He understands the devious ways in which people perpetrate white-collar crime.”