2021 Annual Conference Speaker – John M Lajoie, CLI

John M. Lajoie, CLI is the founder and rainmaker at Lajoie Investigations, Inc. (LII) and is known throughout the country for his superb skill and experience as a Certified Legal Investigator, and for his dedication to the field of professional private investigation. Lajoie has turned the one-man operation he began in 1989 into one of the largest investigative firms in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. John is a board-certified legal investigator, a board-certified criminal defense investigator, and a board-certified professional investigator. His case experience has ranged from high-profile homicides to simple auto accidents, and his client base from the rich and famous to the homeless and indigent.

John is a member of many national and international professional investigator organizations and is frequently recognized by these groups for his outstanding work and contributions to the investigative profession and the community. John was a member of the prestigious BCPI certification board of the United States Association of Professional Investigators (USAPI) when headquartered in Washington, DC, served two separate terms as the President of the Licensed Private Detectives Association of Massachusetts (LPDAM), has served six terms as the Northeast Regional Director for the National Association of Legal Investigators (NALI), and was elected as the National Director of NALI in July 2019 to take office September 1, 2019. John was the Certified Legal Investigator (CLI) chairperson for NALI’s prestigious CLI program for 4 terms (go to www.nalionline.org for more information)and has remained on the CLI Committee for years. He has served many state and national associations in numerous capacities. In October of 2002, Mr. Lajoie was recognized nationwide as the National Investigator of the Year as conferred by the National Association of Investigative Specialists, based in Austin, TX. That same year, he was a finalist for the Council of International Investigator’s International Investigator of the Year. Lajoie, an award winning author, has produced numerous publications; and in August of 2005, Authorhouse published his critically acclaimed non-fiction book, Trials and Tribulations of a Real Life Private Eye, a writing of open and honest dialogue about the realities of private investigation told through experience, anecdotes, and true stories. Trials and Tribulations has been released in both softback and hardback editions.

Mr. Lajoie’s intuition, investigative acumen, knowledge base, worldwide contacts, dedication to client, and incredible work ethic has earned him the sterling reputation as one of the most successful and effective contemporary private investigators in the United States. Respected and renown criminal defense attorney Peter L. Ettenberg wrote what follows to Lajoie after a high profile homicide investigation and trial in which Lajoie was the lead defense investigator:
“You never gave up. You never got discouraged. If a roadblock appeared, you found a way around it. You took a great load of my mind by not having to think of everything. We’re a pretty good team together and I’m grateful for that. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your thoughtful analysis of issues dealing with the investigation and how it all ties together. You clearly are a great PI!!”

Lajoie was born and raised in Worcester, Massachusetts and now lives in central Massachusetts. He is intelligent, street smart, and has a keen & witty sense of humor. There is no question that Mr. Lajoie is dedicated to the profession in a way not many can emulate.