Private Investigator Services by Retired GBI Agents - Georgia License #PDC001751

Over 350 cheating spouses caught

Jim and Mike have been our go to team for over a decade for investigations in our firm's personal injury and wrongful death practice. Jim and Mike are effective, professional, prompt, and their fees are reasonable.

Ann Margaret Perkins

Jim and Mike do a fantastic job of locating hard to find individuals and hard to find documents. Their ability to take control of the issues and dig for the truth in unmatched in metro Atlanta. Best kept secret for attorneys who need help in finding the truth.

Can't say enough good things about the job that they do.

Gus McDonald

Southern Professional Investigations continues to provide credible, thorough and compelling results. I recently contacted Jim Baker soon after being hired to represent a young man facing incredibly serious charges. Jim wasted no time setting up a strategy, interviewing relevant witnesses and getting back with me with the results of his investigation. Jim's keen investigative skills were critical to our being able to resolve the case in a way that was clearly in our client's best interests, and enabled us to avoid some potentially devastating results. Having served as both a prosecutor and defense attorney close to 30 years, I like to think that I have a pretty good sense of the importance of working with a top notch investigator. Jim Baker has never disappointed me and I highly recommend him and his team.

Jeff Brickman

Jim Baker is our "go to" guy at Southern Professional Investigations. We rely on him for our Criminal cases. His instincts and insights are remarkable when it comes to developing a strategy for these types of cases. Jim just helped us close out a very difficult case with a superb result! This firm is both professional and reliable!

George Stein

After an extremely disappointing and costly experience with another local private detective agency, I thankfully contacted Southern Professional Investigations! I was immediately impressed with the prompt attention and true compassion I received from my very first phone call. Mr Baker and his partner are accessible, honest, straight talkers with no hidden contract surprises or manipulations, as in my prior experience. It was clear that my best interests and the quick resolution of my case were their primary concerns. What a welcome relief it was to rest in the knowledge that I had hired a competent and ethical team. Southern Professional Investigations has my highest recommendation!


Jim Baker was a great GBI Agent and a great PI. I have referred cass to Jim and had him help me with leads in Georgia. I highly recommend Jim and Southern Professional Investigations.

Steve Smith

I would like to add my highest recommendation for Southern Professional Investigations and Investigators Baker and Rundles. They conducted a commercial theft investigation for our industrial facility. With little more than a telephone interview for instruction they conducted and completed the investigation in record time. Their advice in establishing the exact scope of the investigation was spot on and much appreciated. The photographic evidence and detailed report they provided were flawless. They coordinated our interaction with law enforcement, submitted the relevant information on our behalf and were diligent in limiting expenses to only that which was necessary.

Steve Cavender

I have worked with Jim Baker and Southern Professional for a number of years. I have referred him to a number of my clients and have always received good reports back from them. Jim never over-hypes his surveillance results, yet those results have made hundreds of thousands of dollars difference in the outcome of workers' compensation claims I've defended over the years. I do not hesitate to bring Jim to the stand to testify as to his results and his many, many years law enforcement experience has heightened his credibility of his testimony in front of the judges we have gone before.

You will be happy with the work they do or my experience has been that Jim will keep working until you are happy.

Mike Ryder, Attorney

I have been a lawyer who has practiced domestic relations for nearly 20 years. I met Southern Professional Investigators when one of my clients retained the services of Southern Professional Investigations to follow the other party during a divorce action. The amount of information that was provided was excellent and was a tremendous help at trial.

Since that time, I have used SPI on numerous other cases and I have found that SPI investigators are the most professional group of investigators that I have ever used. I refer their services to many of my clients and other counsel. The group of investigators conduct themselves in a very professional manner and they work very hard for their clients to obtain the information that is needed in an orderly and timely manner.

Susan Bueter

I am a 22-year Law Enforcement veteran. In the course of my duties I have on occasion, maintain recorded surveillance on targets. Recently I needed the services of a private investigator on an infidelity case of my own. I called several private investigating firms and selected Southern Professional Investigations. The reason I chose SPI was because Jim Baker and his partners were retired police officers themselves. With that in mind, I knew I could trust Jim and if there was a case to be made, I had all of the confidence that he would do the job.

As a result, Jim and his partners recorded what I suspected was going on and delivered a professional report and video recordings to me in an extremely rapid time period. During the investigation, Jim kept me posted and was in constant contact with me. He also allowed me to limit or extend his services as I seen fit. Jim did not try to bleed my bank account and he always kept in mind that I was the client and he worked for me. With Jim, it was a cooperative effort for the objective at hand. In closing, I would like to describe the SPI team and Jim Baker as professional, honest investigators who will deliver the results. You can trust SPI and you will definitely get your moneys worth.