About James A. Copenhaver

President and C.E.O. of copenhaver & associates, llc

James A. Copenhaver is The Orlando Private Investigator. James was born and raised in Charleston, WV and moved to Orlando, FL as a teenager. James attended high school in Central Florida. After graduation, James had his sights and heart set on becoming a police officer. James met his goal and was employed by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office as a law enforcement officer; a deputy sheriff.

In 2005 with over 25 years of service and investigative experience, at the local, state and federal levels, James retired from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office and was the founder of Copenhaver & Associates Inc., which is located near downtown Orlando.

James has become an expert in Criminal/Civil investigations, as he has been involved in hundreds of investigations, arrests and assisted in the prosecution of these cases. Mr. Copenhaver was a sworn Federal agent assigned to the Federal Bureau of Investigations (F.B.I. Task Force), and the United States Marshal Service, where he gained experience in and conducted investigations within the federal system. While assigned to the F.B.I., Mr. Copenhaver worked in an undercover capacity, investigating narcotics violators, Drug Trafficking Organizations, and National Security matters.

James was also assigned to the Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation, where he worked as an Undercover Narcotics Task Force Agent. During his assignment with the M.B.I., he authored hundreds of arrest warrants, search warrants, and Oral Intercept Orders, also known as Title III or wiretaps.

Copenhaver & Associates Inc. is a well-established Private Investigative firm, providing a variety of Professional Investigative Solutions, Research, and Intelligence Gathering Services.




The investigative team of Copenhaver & Associates, LLC offers many investigative solutions, and would be honored to assist with your matter. Our firm combine’s extremely talented and experienced partners and associate investigators, who are former Law Enforcement Officers or Licensed Private Investigators, each with over 15 years of experience.

Copenhaver & Associates Inc. will consult with you, the client, and update you on our progress and allow you to direct our resources when necessary. We provide our clients with confidential written reports, as well as any records research, photographs, surveillance videos, written or recorded witness statements, which may needed to meet your individual case.

James is a news contributor as a Law Enforcement expert, making regular appearances on HLN, CNN, Jane Velez Mitchell, CFL News 13, Fox 35, 6 News and other shows, including radio stations in the U.S.