Investigative Services

YA Investigative Services is a full-service investigation company operating within YOUNG & Associates which was founded in 1997 by Ray & Linda Young. YA Investigative Services assists a wide range of clients including insurance carriers, law firms, corporations, government agencies, and high-net-worth individuals who require expert investigative services. Specialty areas include Investigations & Intelligence, Fire & Explosion, and Cyber Investigations.


The Investigations & Intelligence division consists of licensed, experienced investigators from diverse backgrounds which offers a variety of investigative solutions for our clients to meet their industry needs. Ultimately providing them with information and intelligence to make sound decisions.

Specialty Services Include:

  • Insurance SIU Investigations
  • Investigative Interviews
  • Location Services
  • Corporate Fraud
  • Data Analysis and Asset Search
  • Evidence Collection, Preservation & Analysis
  • Electronic Data Recovery
  • Financial Fraud and Evaluations
  • Domestic Cases
  • Missing Persons
  • Surveillance & Counter Surveillance
  • Product Liability
  • Compliance & Anti-Fraud Program Support
  • Internal & External Theft / Fraud
  • Criminal Investigations – (Prosecution & Defense)
  • Counterfeit Products
  • Background Research
  • Social Media & Open Source Investigations
  • Franchise Violations & Fraud
  • Government Agency Contracts
  • Examination Under Oath – Examiner Support


The Fire & Explosion division consists of licensed, experienced consultants with many years of investigative service in both the public and private sectors. All experts are qualified and utilize the investigative guidelines applicable to the fire & explosion industry.

Specialty Services Include:

  • Fire Origin & Cause
  • Explosion Investigation & Analysis
  • Commercial & Residential
  • Evidence Collection, Preservation & Analysis
  • Criminal Arson
  • Litigation Support
  • Personal Injury & Fatality Investigations
  • Transportation & Heavy Equipment Losses
  • Product Liability
  • Maritime Losses
  • Fire Ground Operations
  • Life Safety Code Compliance
  • Fire Protection / Sprinkler System Support
  • Large Loss Scene Management
  • Pre-Fire Incident Inspections
  • In-House Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Support


The Cyber & Risk Mitigation Division’s Forensic Examiners and Cyber Incident Response Specialists are certified experts in their respective fields and have decades of experience in the public & private sector. YA’s Digital Forensic Examiners and Cyber Investigative Consultants support a wide range of your organization’s Cyber Security and Risk Mitigation needs, to include:

Digital Forensic Services:

  • Computer Forensics
  • Mobile Device Forensics
  • Network Forensics
  • Vehicle Forensics
  • Data Breaches
  • Data Recovery
  • Data Retrieval
  • Incident Response 
  • Ransomware Mitigation & Investigation 

Cyber Services:

  • Tabletop Exercises 
  • Penetration Testing
  • Cyber Security Compliance Consulting  
  • Cyber Threat Intelligence Consulting 

Educational Services:

  • Cyber Education Training 
  • Cyber Awareness Training 
  • Anti-Phishing Training & Education
  • Risk Mitigation Training 


  • Florida – A 3200157
  • Georgia – PDE051490
  • North Carolina – 411192
  • South Carolina – 3944
  • Virginia– 99-4222109
  • West Virginia – 36824


Jack R. Kennedy, III​
Managing Partner, Investigative Services

Jack Kennedy joined YOUNG & Associates in 2022 as Managing Partner of YA Investigative Services. His impressive background includes over 30 years of combined public safety, military, investigative and management experience. He is an experienced licensed investigator and executive leader with a demonstrated history of working in the forensic investigation industry. He has conducted and supervised investigations for numerous insurance carriers, law firms, corporations, government agencies, and high-net-worth individuals. He has the professionalism and expertise to work with clients and investigators to ensure each investigation is handled properly and is prepared for potential litigation. Additionally, he has extensive experience in business operations, growth, recruiting, retention and training of the most qualified investigators in the industry. As Managing Partner, Jack is responsible for the daily operations of YA Investigative Services.

E: | P: 980.505.4479