NALI Annual Conference 2022

Jan Barefoot

Women Investigation Careers and Technology Changes

Charlotte native Jan Barefoot founded Barefoot Professional Investigations in 1986 to provide targeted investigative services to clients in the southeastern United States. Jan’s unique interest in investigations was spurred by her experience working within the legal industry and a keen ability to uncover details. Jan’s passion is to impact the lives of Clients from favorable verdicts in capital murders cases to restoring spouses whose families have been wronged.


Her approach to private investigations has always been simple: deliver on commitments and provide unparalleled customer service. By nature, private investigation work is often quite sensitive and can be extremely challenging to all involved parties. Jan knows how critical it is to operate with respect, discretion, and professionalism. Over three decades later and investigating over 200 murder cases and nearly 3,000 domestic cases, her investigators and staff continue to carry that torch. Jan holds a degree from King’s Business College and worked as a legal assistant for several years before moving to the investigative industry. She is an active member of the National Association of Legal Investigators, Intellenet, and the World Association of Detectives and enjoys continuing to grow and learn from the investigative community and industry colleagues.