Queen City P.I. is a private investigation firm based in Burlington, Vermont.  We provide professional, reliable, detail oriented investigations for clients throughout the U.S. and Vermont.


Criminal defense investigation

Queen City P.I. investigates for criminal defense attorneys during pre-trial and sentencing, both at the State and Federal level.  We have experience investigating a wide variety of criminal cases, including assault, homicide, fraud, drug charges, and DUIs.  We can locate difficult to find witnesses and often learn about new witnesses that prosecution is not aware of.

Background checks

Queen City P.I. assists attorneys, businesses, and investors in performing due diligence background checks.  We combine deep online research, offline public records searches, and personal interviews to provide you with the most comprehensive background report available.  Depending on your needs, we can tailor the background check to focus on criminal history, civil litigation, business relationships or assets check.  By hiring a private investigator for your background check, you can make informed decisions before embarking on a new business venture or hiring a new employee.

For more information about our full range of services, please click here.

Active member of VAISS and NCISS.

Licensed and insured.

jennifer martin


Jennifer Martin was raised in Montana and graduated from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon in 1999 with a degree in Psychology. Immediately after college Jennifer traveled extensively both within the United States as well as world wide before moving to Vermont in 2001. 

Jennifer's employment history includes various blue collar and secretarial jobs, including work as a legal assistant for a small Burlington law firm.  It was her experience as a legal assistant working alongside the attorneys that Jennifer began to hone her skills as an interviewer and researcher, in addition to learning how to build a case. 

Jennifer began working as a private investigator in 2010, with a focus on criminal defense investigation and background checks.  Jennifer started Queen City P.I. in 2013.  She draws on her wide experience of travel, work history, and ties to the Vermont community to relate to her clients and witnesses in a meaningful way. In turn, she reports back to attorneys with a depth of detail that is invaluable in trial preparation.

Jennifer lives with her partner and daughter in Jericho, Vermont. When she’s not sleuthing, she can be found building fairy huts in the woods with her daughter.

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