Star Investigations & Legal Services was founded by retired Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriff Rick Hippach over a decade ago. Following his career in law enforcement he earned a Bachelors Degree (BA) degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in Political Science.

Before venturing on his own, Rick was employed by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) as a Background Investigator and later took positions with Riverside and Ventura Counties as a criminal defense investigator.

In 2007 Rick decided to use his investigative experience and education to establish a professional private investigation firm that stood out from its competitors, and thus Star Investigations & Legal services was born. It was not long before business took off and gained a solid client base that exists to this day.

Professionalism, integrity, reliability and genuine concern for his reputation is the reason Star Investigations was successful and continues to thrive after a decade in business.

Rick expects nothing less from his team of investigators who between them have over 40 years of law enforcement and criminal defense experience.

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Contact Details

  City Santa Clarita, CA
  Zip Code 91351
  Address 19425 Soledad Canyon Rd
  Phone Number (661) 298-7700

Products & Services


Criminal & Civil Defense
Divorce, Infidelity, Child Custody
Process Service
People Locates (i. e., Skip Tracing)
Missing Persons
Pre-Employment Screening &
Comprehensive Backgrounds
Employee Issues
Background Checks
Covert Surveillance & Gps Tracking
Insurance Investigations

Customer Testimonials

Star Investigations conducts high quality investigations and provides exceptional security services. I use them exclusively and would recommend to anyone.

From Our Website

Our investigators have served well over 1000 documents of all different types and are skilled in making sure that this crucial step in the legal process is completed. We work each case until the job is finished.

Star Investigations & Legal Services provides or clients with highly trained and professional surveillance experts to handle some of the most difficult situations, from single operative assignments to multiple team investigations. Here are a few of the situations that may require surveillance operations: infidelity, child custody, fraud & false insurance claims, workers compensation claims, personal injury lawsuits, criminal investigations.

Insurance companies are under constant strain from the substantial number of exaggerated or fabricated claims filed daily. Insurance fraud is an industry-wide problem costing billions of dollars every year. Star Investigations uses highly qualified inside intelligence gathering agents on cases requiring internal investigation and experienced surveillance experts to monitor the public activities of suspected individuals or entities. Our agents are trained with the ability to identify useful information that may otherwise go overlooked by the untrained eye or assumed unobtainable.

Intimate relationships are a cornerstone of one's social life, and having a loving spouse can transform anyone's life. Unfortunately, even under the best circumstances, problems can arise that sometimes lead down the sad but realistic road of infidelity. It can happen to men and women, and a wide variety of situations can cause such distress. If you are suspicious of a cheating partner, you have a right to get to the bottom of it. At Star Investigations marital affair investigation specialists have decades of experience handling these cases and can get you the answers you deserve!