Julius "Buddy" Bombet
Known As The Father Of Moderm Day Private Investigation
Photo On The Right: Buddy Bommet On The Cover Of PI
Based on accomplishments which have impacted the private investigative
profession, NAIS periodically issues a Lifetime Achievement Award.
We are pleased and honored to present a 2002 NAIS Lifetime Achievement
Award to Julius "Buddy" Bombet. Of all the accomplishments
and backgrounds of all the private investigators I have reviewed through
the 20 plus year history of the National Association Of Investigative
Specialists, Buddy Bombet's is the most impressive. Not only is Mr.
Bombet one of the nation's most accomplished and most well known private
investigators in the United States, his contributions to the private
investigative profession are extensive and span over 35 years.
Vast Investigative Experience
In June of 1965, Mr. Bombet became a Louisiana State Trooper and was
assigned to the photographic section. He photographed all major traffic
accidents within a 50-mile radius of Baton Rouge, photographed crime
scenes state-wide in conjunction with the crime lab, photographed
civil disorders, prepared fingerprints, questioned documents and other
evidence for court presentation. He was a uniform highway patrol man,
worked undercover narcotics investigations and executive protection
In May of 1967, he became Co-owner of B & L Associates, Inc.,
a legal investigative agency located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, which
handled both civil and criminal investigations for attorneys, insurance
companies and businesses nationwide.
In January of 1973, Mr. Bombet became Chief Investigator, East Baton
Rouge Parish District Attorney's Office. He supervised 15 investigators,
supervised all death investigations. He was assigned to the Special
Investigations Division, which handled a variety of sensitive criminal
From September of 1977 to March of 1986, Mr. Bombet was staff
Investigator for law firm of Due', Dodson, de Gravelles, Robinson
& Caskey; Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
In March of 1986, Mr. Bombet started his current agency known as
Bombet, Cashio and Associates, a legal investigative agency providing
field services and specialized computer research for attorneys, insurance
companies and businesses nationwide.
Dedication And Service To The National Association Of Legal Investigators
Mr. Bombet is past Director, Secretary-Treasurer and Regional Director
of The National
Association Of Legal Investigators. He has also served as editor
and assistant editor of NALI's prestigious newsletter, The Legal Investigator.
He has served on NALI's Certification Committee, Directory Committee,
Advisory Committee, Constitutional Committee, Disciplinary Committee
and Legislative Committee. He has also been in charge of numerous
NALI conferences both regional and national.
Dedication And Service To The Louisiana Private Investigator's
Aside from his long and continuous service to NALI, Mr. Bombet
has also served in various positions for the Louisiana Private Investigator's Association. He served as
Convention Chairman, 1990, 1992-97 , was a member of the Board of
Directors, 1991-92 and the Trustees and Finance Committee from 1991-92.
Mr.. Bombet also served as editor of LPIA's Journal in 1997.
Buddy Bombet's other work experience and accomplishments include:
Louisiana Senate, Chief
of Security, 1971-72.
National Legislative Conference, Assistant Chief of Security,
Louisiana State Police, Instructor, Training Academy, Crime
Scene and Traffic Accident Photography.
Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce, Chairman, Law Enforcement
Professional Photographers of America, Seminar Speaker, Atlanta,
Georgia,1973, "Civil Evidence Photography and Its Relation
to Traffic Accidents.
National Association of Legal Investigators, Certified Legal
1978. U.S. Department of Transportation, Conference Speaker,
Washington, D.C.,September 1979, Meeting on Heavy Truck Fatalities.
Indiana University, Instructor, Indianapolis, Indiana, January
21, 1980,Investigator's Training Program, "Planning an
Investigation," and "Building a Criminal Case."
National Association of Legal Investigators, Seminar Speaker,
Las Vegas, February 15, 1980, "Skip Tracing."
National Council of Investigation and Security Service, Seminar
Speaker, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, April 18, 1982, "Investigators'
National Association of Legal Investigators, Convention Speaker,
Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, June 18, 1982, "Liability
from the High Seas to the Lower Mississippi--The Investigation."
Louisiana State University, Guest Lecturer, "Principles
of Paralegal Studies" on the subjects of Physical Evidence,
Resource Material and Techniques of Interviewing; February,
1983; January and November, 1984; January and September, 1985.
Loyola University and American Society of Industrial Security,
New Orleans, Louisiana, Guest Lecturer, "Security and
Police Liability," May 30-31,1985.
Louisiana Bankers Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, Guest
Lecturer, "Bank Protection and Risk Management,"
November 24-25, 1985.
Court-qualified as expert in Evidence Photography and Collection
and Preservation of Evidence.
University of New Orleans, Metropolitan College, Paralegal
Institute, Plan, Develop, and Instruct a 40 hour course in
"Legal Interviewing and Investigation," #14059,
with William W. and Eddy Rosen, January 20-May 15,1986.
ION Spring Seminar, New Orleans, Louisiana, Guest Speaker
and Panelist, "Information Sources for Investigators,"
Louisiana State Paralegal Association, New Orleans, Louisiana,
Guest Speaker, "Written Sources of Information in Fact
Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Baton
Rouge, Louisiana, Guest Speaker, "The Investigation,"
Louisiana Association of Private Investigators, Lake Charles,
Louisiana, Guest Speaker, Computer Resources for Investigators,
National Association of Legal Investigators, Louisiana Private
Investigators Association, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Guest Speaker,
"Techniques of Interviewing," October, 1990.
New Orleans Paralegal Association Seminar, New Orleans, Louisiana,
Guest Speaker, October 14, 1994.
LA State University Law School, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Guest
Speaker, August 30, 1995, Pretrial Litigation Class.
From 1984 to 1988 Mr. Bombet Planed, Developed, and Instructed
a 39 hour course in "Techniques of Legal Investigations
for Louisiana State University.
Dedication And Service To The State Of Louisiana
Helping with the efforts of people like Gary Hyatt and a few other
key people in private investigation in Louisiana, Mr. Bombet was one
of only a handful of private investigators who developed the concept
of both state licensing and a state investigative association in his
state. He was Appointed to The Louisiana State Board of Private Investigator
Examiners by Governor Edwin W. Edwards on October 8, 1992. Elected
Chairman of the Board on November 16, 1992. Re-appointed by Governor
Mike Foster, August, 1996.
2002 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF INVESTIGATIVE SPECIALISTS
JULIUS "BUDDY" BOMBET
Creating The Super Conference Concept
Through the decades of the second half of the nineteenth century,
Mr. Bombet has helped organize, been in charge of and hosted countless
investigative conferences for a number of investigative associations
and organizations. He will forever be known as the person who developed
the concept of "Super Conferences" which bring together
the resources and members of many different investigative associations.
When Mr. Bombet began organizing the first Super Conference concept,
many in the industry through it could not be done. But Super Conferences
materialized, became successful and are now a trend in the private
investigative industry thanks to Mr. Bombet. The 2002 International
Private Investigator's Super Conference, held in New Orleans in August
was the third Super Conference Mr. Bombet has put together. The conference
drew 450 people from all over the world and was sponsored by:
Council of International Investigators, CII
American Society for Industrial Security, ASIS
National Council of Investigation and Security Services, NCISS
National Association of Investigative Specialists, NAIS
Computer Online Investigators Network, COIN
National Association of Legal Investigators, NALI
Louisiana Private Investigators Association, LPIA
Mississippi Professional Investigators Association, MPIA
Texas Association of Licensed Investigators, TALI
Tennessee Association of Investigators, TAI
Pennsylvania Association of Licensed Investigators, PALI
Washington Association of Legal Investigators, WALI
Global Investigators Network, GIN
Mr. Bomet maintains membership in:
|National Association of Legal
California Association of Licensed Investigators
Louisiana Private Investigators Association
World Association of Detectives
National Council of Investigators and Security Services
Council of International Investigators
Louisiana District Attorney's Association
North Texas Private Investigators Association
National Association of Private Process Servers
Texas Association of Licensed Investigators
National Association of Investigative Specialists
His published works include:
| "Traffic Accident
Photography," a Louisiana State Police Training manual, 1966."Carbon
Monoxide Poisoning in Specific Motor Vehicles, "Journal
of Evidence Photography , Volume 1, Number 2, April 1969.
"Duplication of Lighting Conditions," Law Enforcement
Communications, Volume 2, Number 2, April 1975.
The Eye Versus the Camera, Accurate Representation of Lighting
Conditions,"Journal of Evidence Photography, Volume
8, Number 2, April 1976.
"Front Bumpers on 18-Wheelers,"
NALI Newsletter, Volume8, Number 3, February 1979.
"Working Effectively with a Legal Investigator,"
Trial, Volume 17, Number 11, November 1981.
and Preservation of Evidence," The Legal Investigator,
Volume XI, Number 3, February 1983, pp. 12-15.
Information Retrieval: A New Tool for the Legal Investigator,"
The Legal Investigator , Volume XIII, Number 4, May1984,
"On Line Research and the Professional Investigator,"
Facts and Findings, Volume XI, Issue 1, July-August,
1984, pp. 11-13, 20.
"The Significance of Bruising in
Battered Children, " Law and Order, Volume 26, Number
7, July 1978.
"On Line Research and the Professional
Investigator," The Professional Investigator, January-June
1985, pp. 16-19.
"The Memo Statement," The Legal
Investigator, Volume XX, Number 1, February, 1991, pp. 21-22.
"Government Bulletin Boards," The Informant,
August 1992, pp. 3-5.
"Government Bulletin Boards,"
LPIA Journal, Volume 2, Number5, September-October.
"Shoulder Belt Decapitates Passenger," The Informant,
December, 1992, p. 3.
"Texas Association of Licensed
Investigators Meet in Dallas,"LPIA Journal, Volume
3, Number 1, January-February, pp. 7-8.
Pages," The Informant, February 1993,p. 2.
Plaintiff's Personal Injury Investigator," NCISS Business
Guides, Spring, 1994, pp. 1-3.
LPIA Journal, Volume 1, Jan/Feb1996, pp. 2-3.
Above The Fray
For those investigators who have been around for a while, you are
fimiliar with the in-flighting that often goes on within our profession.
Buddy has always been the type of person that looks beyond all of
that and finds common ground that unites instead of divides the private
investigative industry. He seems to be able to bring people in our
profession together in ways that no one else can. On a personal note,
I feel compelled to say that the very first investigative conference
I ever went to was in Orlando, Florida in the 1970s. It was a conference
put on by The National Association Of Legal Investigators
and hosted by Buddy Bombet. As a new investigator, Buddy made me feel
very welcomed and it was one of the best investigative conferences
I have attended. Buddy had urged me to join NALI back then which I didn't do. That was one of the mistakes
that I made in my life. I now wish I would have joined NALI
back in those early years.
NAIS feels the private investigative industry owes Julis "Buddy"
Bombet a standing ovation for the outstanding contributions he has
made to the private investigative profession for the past two decades!
Bombet & Associates, Inc. d/b/a
BOMBET CASHIO & ASSOCIATES
11220 N. Harrell's Ferry Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
WITH OFFICES IN BATON ROUGE, NEW ORLEANS, & LAFAYETTE
Bombet Cashio & Vara
5020 Trenton Street
Metairie, LA 70006
Bombet Cashio & Associates
207 S. William Drive
Lafayette, LA 70506
Named One of PI Magazine's Top 10 Investigators
Investigator of the Year
Louisiana Private Investigators Association, 1994
Investigator of the Year
Global Investigators Network, 1998
Lifetime Achievement Award
Northeast Super Conference, 1999
Named One of the Top 25 Investigators of the Century
National Association of Investigative Specialist, 1999
NCISS President's Award for Outstanding Service
National Council of Investigative and Security Services,
Award for Outstanding Contribution to Professional
and Continuing Education 2000 Super Conference