About Ham Investigations

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Thomas Ham, LPI

Mr. Ham is the owner and lead investigator of Ham Investigations. Mr. Ham has over 20 years of combined law enforcement and private investigative experience. While a police officer with the Knoxville Police Department, Mr. Ham was promoted to Detective where he conducted investigations involving drugs, homicides, missing persons, and juvenile cases. He received specialized training and certification in child abuse and sexual exploitation cases. He was also the lead investigator for the Serious Habitual Offender Program where he worked with multiple jurisdictions and agencies. During his career in law enforcement, Mr. Ham received many distinguished awards including the Medal of Merit.

Mr. Ham began his investigative company with a goal of providing honest, fact-based investigations for individuals, attorneys and businesses. To that end Ham Investigations has assembled a highly qualified team of licensed professional investigators experienced at gathering evidence and reporting it clearly and concisely. Mr. Ham has provided court testimony in the local, state and federal levels on a wide range of cases.

Mr. Ham maintains the highest professional standards and training in the industry. He utilizes a network of various experts in specialized fields from fingerprinting analysis, skilled traffic crash investigators, polygraph examination and a variety of other specialized forensic investigators for complex cases. During his career as a Private Investigator, Mr. Ham and his company have been successfully involved in cases including missing persons, child abuse, homicide, bank robbery, drug trafficking, product liability and unsolved cases.


Kristal Ham, LPI

Mrs. Ham has served as a licensed private investigator with the firm since 2008. She works as the Operations Manager and is responsible for research, witness location, surveillance, site photography and case management. She earned her bachelor's degree in Paralegal Studies and works closely with local, state and national attorneys in case preparation, witness preparation, jury selection, and trial strategy. During her tenure at the firm, Mrs. Ham has investigated homicide cases, rape cases, unsolved homicide investigations, medical malpractice, federal drug conspiracy/trafficking cases, missing persons and DUI's. She is certified as National Animal Cruelty Investigator and is a current member of the National Defenders Investigator Association (NDIA) and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals ASPCA.

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