Investigations & Security Consultants
U.S. Legal Associates
U.S. Legal Agents
Project Manager-Sonia Davis
Sonia began her career in the private security and investigation industry with Pinkerton Security in Pennsylvania in 1988. After relocating to Texas in 1991, she became a partner and Field Supervisor for Intelligence Retrieval Systems in Dallas, coordinating special field operations for investigative and security agents. She provided Client-Specific training for female protection agents assigned to Special Service Agent details responsible for the safety and security of VIP clients. Sonia later co-founded ProVesTect Security and Investigations, acquiring a DBE Certification status for the organization. She was responsible for overseeing and training field supervisors of the uniform guard division, and she continued to train field investigators. In her current role as president of U.S. Legal Associates, Sonia shoulders the administrative responsibilities of recruiting and contracting personnel. Her field duties include security personnel assessments in the field, service of process and coordinating civil process server agents.
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Court & Civil Process Service Operations
BJ Davis-Operations Manager
BJ started working in the private security and private
investigation industry in 1977, and started his first
security business Davis Private Security Agency in 1978
while attending college as an undergraduate student.
In 1987 he graduated medical school earning an M.D.
and immediately established a successful business as a special investigator and medical consultant for insurance companies, third-party administrators, and risk management firms and in-house corporate risk management departments. His business model and techniques were adopted by the insurance industry and is in utilization today. Since then he has developed and successfully utilized unique scientific and methodical approaches to solve many complex and complicated issues for his clients. He has provided services, consultations, and advice to many businesses, Fortune 500 Companies, attorneys, insurance companies, physicians, U.S. defense contractors, and several high-profile individuals and organizations including American Airlines, General Motors, Dallas Independent School District, Dallas Area Rapid Transit, and the Dallas Cowboys Football Club. He has been Managing Partner for Intelligence Retrieval Systems a licensed private investigation agency, co-founder and Chief Operations Officer for ProVesTect Security and Investigations, and currently the founder and C.O.O. for U.S. Legal Associates. He is responsible for creating and developing various proprietary special medical investigation techniques, as well as several unique techniques that have been used successfully in Security & Bodyguard Operations, Special Service Agent Details, and "Hard Security" Details for High Profile and V.I.P. Clients. He has trained many agents in the art of Security and Investigative Techniques, Detailed Report Writing, Giving Effective Court and Administrative Hearing Testimony, Collecting and Presenting Relevant and Useful Evidence, Process Serving, and Court Filing Procedures.
Our Governing Authority
The Texas Department of Public Safety regulates the private security industry in Texas through its’ Private Security Bureau, which oversees armed and unarmed security guards; alarm companies; residential and public video security companies; armored cars and armored car couriers; private investigators; body guards; locksmiths; and electronic access control device installers; as well as the companies that employ them.
Our Screening Process (Background Checks & Qualifications) for Employment
Every Agent for U.S. Legal Associates
including the Manager, Executive
Officers, Clerical Personnel, and Field
Agents must submit to and pass, a
stringent DPS and FBI Criminal Background Check, as well as our own background and reference checks before being employed or contracted by our agency. The Texas Department of Public Safety requires that: “Applicants for licensing or registration by the Private Security Bureau must have undergone a fingerprint-based state and national criminal history check.” In addition to these requirements, all non-law enforcement Personal Protection agents must complete a state required Level I, Level II, Level III, and Level IV training course, plus maintain Continuing Education courses throughout their employment. All law enforcement personnel under USLA’s provision, are briefed and provided instructions regarding the client’s specific needs, expectations, and requirements pre- operations.