Melinda is smart, tough yet compassionate, frank, ethical, loyal and competent. Her clients can trust her to do a great job, with only their best interests at heart. She is more than fair, and a very hard worker.
We have worked with Columbia Investigations on several cases and I can highly recommend them.
Melinda Kidder has provided insights and advice to others that appears both sound and reasonable. Further, she has a very enjoyable sense of humor and obvious intelligence.
Melinda is well known in the PI community, she conducts herself with integrity and honesty. I would recommend her without thinking twice.
When I suspected my wife of seeing another man, I was desperate to know the truth. Not only did Melinda Kidder help me discover what I needed to know, she gave very good advice regarding my situation. Ms. Kidder is honest, acts with integrity, and cares about her clients. Mel, thanks for your help during a very difficult time.
When I became a target of workplace violence, stalking, theft, and identity theft, it was Columbia Investigations (CI) that came to the rescue and helped me see the light at the end of the tunnel. Melinda has the integrity, toughness, and honesty needed in investigators today. She is freakin’ awesome and I wouldn’t recommend anyone else for your investigative needs or even to establish a baseline as support for trial.
I would like to offer my recommendation for Melinda and Columbia Investigations. Melinda’s assistance with my difficult and protracted situation was undertaken with the utmost professionalism and consideration. In one instance Melinda’s dogged persistence resulted in her serving a subpoena to an individual who was resolute in his efforts to not be located. Without any reservations I highly recommend Melinda and Columbia Investigations.
Our law firm has retained the services of Columbia Investigations many times over the past year. Our firm is extremely pleased with the expeditious manner within which results are achieved. Columbia Investigations owner, Melinda Kidder, is very professional and courteous. We highly recommend Columbia Investigations, LLC and the services they offer!
I call Melinda Kidder a “human security specialist” — the highest compliment I can provide — because she bravely tackles cases with violations of human rights and human security. Melinda Kidder is forthright, hardworking, objective, easy to talk to, detailed, responsive and deeply intelligent. She is an expert on complex cases and there is no question that she helped me to understand elements in the case such as gaslighting, which made no sense to me at the time. To other members of the public in similar situations, I would caution you to use critical thinking and assess whether you are being provided with the best advice available. You must take some responsibility for documenting your own case systematically (especially if it takes place over an extended period and is complex — never too late, start today!). But if you are lucky enough to have Melinda Kidder work on your case, you will benefit from an amazing critical thinker who is expert across technical domains. There is a good energy to her that is delightfully humorous, brave and speaks to the nobility of the human spirit. I believe that she will help you make progress in your case and for the hardest of cases, she will provide sage advice on what you will have to do in the period ahead.
I have worked with Melinda for approximately 15 years. She is my go-to person for all things in Missouri. Melinda is an honest, trustworthy and knowledgeable investigator. I can count on her to keep me up to date on my cases, and I trust her work. The details matter in this business, and Melinda gets me the results and details I need every single time!