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Lee S. Cole + Associates, Inc. specializes in four very specific fields of investigation:
> Vehicle Fire
> Vehicle Theft
> Locking Systems
> Mechanical Evaluation

Since 1976 we have been helping our clients to identify fraud as well as vehicle malfunctions in order for them to determine the proper course of action.

We have a professionally trained staff of court tested experts who have an average of over 20 years experience in the fields of vehicle fires, mechanical failures, locking and computer systems. Our clients demand the expertise that comes only through specialized training and extensive experience. In addition to having this training and experience, many of our experts also teach in their respective fields.
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books and products for investigation of motor vehicle fires and theft

Our best selling book, The Investigation of Motor Vehicle Fires, now in its 4th edition is sold throughout the world and is required reading for the International Association of Arson Investigators CFI certification. The Investigation of Motor Vehicle Fires is also recommended as the source of more information on vehicle fire investigation in the renowned book Kirk's Fire Investigation by John DeHaan.

Investigation of Motor
Vehicle Fires,
4th edition

news and events at lee s cole and associates

We are pleased to announce our newest seminars!

  • "Expert Report Writing for Fire Investigators" will be held in Seattle, WA on August 2 and 3, 2012, and on September 20 and 21, 2012, in San Diego, CA. Learn more or register now.
  • "NFPA 1033 - Addressing the Needs of Fire Investigators" will be held in Denver, CO on July 19 and 20, 2012. Learn more or register now.

We also regularly offer our popular Investigation of Vehicle Fires seminar. Learn more.

Our seminar “The Investigation of Vehicle Fires” was started by Lee Cole in 1989. Since then Lee Cole + Associates has continued to train others in the latest developments in this industry - everyone from manufacturer’s engineers, insurance personnel, attorneys, police, fire department personnel, independent investigators, to investigators employed at many of the major companies throughout the United States and other countries who provide vehicle fire investigation.

We have partnered with the SFPA (San Francisco Paralegal Association) and Paralegal Certification Scoop and the California Alliance of Paralegal Associations to bring even better service to our customers. Learn more.

LSC + Associates, Inc.
PO Box 1039
Novato, California
94947, USA
(800) 828-3550
(415) 898-6886
Fax: (415) 898-7836