Message from the Founders

We Are Here to Serve You

Murnan“People ask us what we enjoy most about our work, and we tell them two things: the people and the drama. Even after many years as professional investigators, we still love the drama of working with the clients, the police, the witnesses, and the victims; the hearings, the trials, the research, and the interviews. Most of all, we love the constant interaction with the committed, tireless lawyers who defend the accused, protect the injured, and represent families every day.”

Mark Murnan, Wendy Murnan

Thank you for your interest in Complete Legal Investigations, Inc. The purpose of our Website is to explain to you, the attorneys, each of the services we provide to assist you in better serving your clients.

In October 2001, I started Great Southern Detective Agency, Inc. to serve the criminal defense and family law bar in South Florida. For 14 years, I served as a staff investigator for both the local Public Defender in Palm Beach County (1984-1990) and the Federal Public Defender for the Southern District of Florida (1993-2001). It was my privilege to work with talented trial lawyers who taught me the value of accurate and reliable information.

The agency grew quickly, and in September 2003, Wendy Murnan left a long-term position with a nationally renowned personal injury attorney to join me. As a Certified Paralegal (CP®), Wendy brought an expertise in civil law that allowed us to expand our services to civil attorneys. In March 2006, our company name was changed to Complete Legal Investigations, Inc., to more accurately reflect our mission: provide our attorney-clients with complete confidence through information.

We create the “staff investigator” experience for our clients by providing the opportunity to involve them with us in the discovery and investigative process; by giving them access to our investigators and staff on a daily basis by phone and e-mail; and to enjoy the exchange of ideas and information from the field in “real time,” as we talk to witnesses and develop leads from day to day.

Training the next generation of investigators is also important to us, and we are blessed with gifted associates that share our vision of commitment and service. Our attorney-clients receive the attention and talents of a unique blend of professionals, whose life experiences and expertise result in a dynamic synergy unmatched in South Florida and the Treasure Coast.

There is nobility in our service to your clients, who desperately need guidance and respect as they struggle in an overwhelming and overpowering system. It is our pleasure to join you in this just cause, and we invite you to let us serve you as you serve your clients.

Thank you again for visiting us at Complete Legal Investigations, Inc., and we hope to meet you soon.


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Mark J. Murnan, CCDI, CFE
Certified Legal Investigator
Certified Fraud Examiner
President and Co-Founder,
Complete Legal Investigations, Inc.

Wendy E. Murnan, CP, LPI
Licensed Private Investigator
Certified Paralegal
Vice President and Co-Founder,
Complete Legal Investigations, Inc.