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Hart 2 Hart Investigations
and Legal Support Services

Finding Truth, Justice and the Best Possible Outcome

Troy Hartwell PI-ID #83388                                                         Dawn Hartwell  PI-ID #097966

Criminal Defense Investigator                                                    Executive Director - Investigator

 Firearms, Excessive Force, and DUI Expert                               Process Server Manager

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Located in the Portland Metropolitan Area
serving the State of Oregon

Hart 2 Hart Investigations is conveniently located in Clackamas, Oregon with 

satellite offices in Astoria/Clatsop County; St. Helens/Columbia County; and McMinnville/Yamhill County

Legal Support Services

Wrongful convictions occur when innocent defendants are found guilty at trial or plead guilty to crimes they did not commit in order to avoid the possibility of harsher punishment.  Factors that lead to wrongful convictions include lack of a thorough investigation, a careless investigation, faulty forensic evidence and junk science, incorrect eyewitness identification, false confessions, prosecutorial misconduct, and false testimony from informants or jailhouse snitches. 

Hart 2 Hart Investigations, specializing in Criminal Defense Investigations, 

works with reputable Criminal Defense Attorneys in the State of Oregon.


If you have a criminal matter and in need of criminal investigations, we have the right team for you. Hart 2 Hart Investigations has years of combined experience in many matters related to criminal investigations. Our trustworthy team knows the importance of persistence, creativity, and passion when conducting a thorough investigation. Our Criminal Investigators delve into all aspects of investigations.


Fact investigations         Case research         Interviewing        Locating witnesses         Collecting evidence 

Hart 2 Hart Investigations offers in-depth investigative services.

Principal Investigator, Troy Hartwell, has assembled a competent team of Private Investigators who are well diverse in every aspect of investigations. The cumulative knowledge, education, and experience of



Hart 2 Hart Investigations include, but are certainly not limited to: 

                          Firearms Expert                                                 DUII Expert  

                          Criminal Investigations                                       Legal Support Services

                          Civil Investigations                                             Locating, Identifying and Collecting Evidence

                          Law Enforcement Tactics                                   Security Consulting

                          FBI Fingerprinting Form FD-258                        Fieldprint Fingerprinting, Serving Oregon     

                          State and Federal Background Checks             Interviewing and Interrogations

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  • Defendant plays and active role in their defense case

  • Jail visits and assist with release process

  • Meet and communicate with the defendant frequently

  • Evaluate emotional and physical well being of the client

  • Become an advocate of the defendant  

  • Build a rapport and trust with the client

  • Provide timely updates regarding progress and developments

  • Appear in court to support the defense and testify as needed 

  • Assist Criminal Defense Attorney with trail preparation

  • 48-hour initial client contact attempt

  • Provide Defendant resources 

  • Process and provide Defendant discovery copies

  • Incomplete discovery reports

  • Process ROIs and Records retrieval 

  • Transparent communications with Defendant

  • Examine reports from the unique perspective of a former Law Enforcement Officer

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  • Fact Investigations -boots on the ground

  • Look for evidence that was missed

  • Identify and locate exculpatory evidence

  • Interview defendants, witnesses and any other persons involved

  • Obtain records from government and private organizations

  • Prepare subpoenas and other related documents

  • Locating previously unknown witnesses

  • Provide detailed reports supporting the findings

  • Testify at trial as an Expert Witness  

Hart 2 Hart Investigations 
utilizes the resources and skills of the entire team to handle your investigative needs.
Private Investigator, Process Server, Fingerprinting

Troy L. Hartwell 
DPSST #083388

Mr. Hartwell possesses over 20 years of combined public service experience including a distinguished career in federal and local law enforcement. His wealth of experience and passion for truth, justice, and the best possible outcome has afforded him to build an agency of criminal investigators and legal support for Oregon Criminal Defense Attorneys. Mr. Hartwell has a broad cross-section of experience.

Criminal Defense Investigator                Mitigation Investigator       

Certified Firearms Expert                       Certified DUI Expert  

Federal Firearm Instructor                      United States Border Patrol   

Campus Law Enforcement                     United States VA Police

Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office           United States Postal Service    

Idaho Springs Police Department           Former S.W.A.T. Officer

Crisis Intervention Trained                      Private Investigations Trainer

Hartwell delivers a professional attitude, with integrity and determination. He is committed to finding justice for the criminal defense and is able to utilize his specialized experience and training to verify and validate all that has been completed by law enforcement in their case.


Hartwell's degree of training enables him to possess the skills necessary to act confidently and independently when interviewing and conducting criminal defense investigatory duties. He utilizes his highly talented detection skills to ensure that no stone is left unturned during the course of the investigations. 

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private investigator, process server, fingerprinting
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Questions or Comments

We are not attorneys, nor do we offer legal advice.
We can refer you to an attorney regarding your situation.

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"Our purpose is to ensure the integrity of Oregon's criminal justice system and our community.
Our passion is to find the truth, justice, and the best possible outcome for our clients."

Career Opportunities

Become a Private Investigator

It's hard to break into the Private Investigations field.

Hart 2 Hart Investigations and Legal Support Services offer a 40-hour training program with a paid internship program to qualified individuals*.

Hart 2 Hart Investigation is an Agency who works along side Criminal Defense Attorneys throughout the State of Oregon. As an agency, you become part of a team of investigators.

The PI Academy Program consist of 40 hours of classroom training to give you the foundation of Private Investigations and prepare you for the State of Oregon Private Investigator licensing exam.


Once you are licensed, you will begin your paid internship with hands on training from one of our Principal Private Investigators. You will be involved with real criminal investigations with ongoing training during your internship. 


To apply, email Cover Letter explaining your interest in pursuing this career along with Resume to

***Serious inquiries only***

Are you a Licensed Private Investigator?

Join our Team

If you have an active DPSST certification as a Provisional or Private Investigator, you may be eligible to fast track through the process quickly and right into case management.


Primary Requirements:

  • Legally eligible to work in the US

  • Must be 21 years of age

  • Clear Criminal/Financial Backgrounds

  • Ability to work flexible hours

  • Valid Oregon's Drivers License

  • Proof of auto insurance

  • High School Diploma or its equivalent

  • Fully Bondable

To apply, email Cover Letter and Resume to

***Serious inquiries only*** 

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