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Civil Records Research

Our Services

Civil Records Research

You’re Only As Strong As Your Weakest Link”

As your wholesale screening and research partner, you can count on us to be a solid and reliable link in your information supply chain.  We understand that not only does our quality of service impact you, but it will also impact the end-user and subject of the screen. It is our duty to conduct thorough, accurate and expeditious research with integrity and transparency.  

Contract Disputes

These types of civil cases involves breaches of contracts.  Case information returned may include names of involved parties, type of breach, final disposition and monetary settlement. In some instances, a plaintiff may get the court to require that the defendant act according to the contract’s terms which is refferred to as specific performance.  In this instance, detailed information regarding the specific performance may be provided.


Collection cases pertain to the action of suing for recovery of money owed.  Case information returned may include name of debtor and creditor, amount of debt and settlement amount.

Landlord and/or Tenant

Disputes that arise between a landlord and tenant.  Judges will often handle disputes involving lease agreement violations or tenant service disagreements. Unlawful Detainer and Illegal Eviction cases are also heard in civil court.  Case information my include but is not limited to name of participants and final judgement.

Restraining Orders

A restraining order (also called a “protective order”) is a court order that can protect someone from being physically or sexually abused, threatened, stalked, or harassed.  Information available may include complaint and disposition and relevant dates.  There are 2 types of civil restraining orders:

  • Civil Harassment Retraining Order
  • Workplace Violence Retraining Order
Small Claims

The most common type of small claims cases involve property damage, breach of contract, business disputes, defective product or unsatisfactory service.  Landlord-tenant disputes, fraud, accidents, personal injury, and unpaid debts are also handled in Small Claims court.  In California, the limit an individual can collect up to is $7,500.  Corporations and limited liability companies (LLC) are limited to $5,000. 

Other Types of Civil Cases
  • Personal Injury and Tort Cases
  • Name and Gender Change
  • Real Property Disputes
  • General Civil
  • Class Action
  • Negligence

Amazing Service

“I think service and quality has been great and we have been receiving consistent service over the years.”

Dedication to The Highest Quality of Work

"Per usual, we had another fantastic month for both quality and TAT. Your dedication to providing the highest quality work to our clients is much appreciated and does not go unnoticed."

Thank You!!

“I cannot say enough positive things about the experience we have had working with File Finders over the past couple of years. Their industry knowledge and expertise in the San Diego area shines through their stellar work-product. The work performed by Kim and her team is always of the highest quality while also providing excellent turn-around times. I would, and do, recommend them to anyone looking for a solution in what can sometimes prove to be a difficult area to perform court records checks. In this industry, it truly pays to have to have an expert team on your side, and File Finders is just that!” 

Fast and Reliable Turnaround

"I appreciate the fact that File Finders provides us with fast and reliable turnaround times and accurate results. The customer support we receive is responsive and friendly as well. I also appreciate the fact that File Finders does not need to be micro-managed as can be the case with other vendors when you push a lot of volume like we do. File Finders has been our primary vendor of choice for many years now for these reasons and more. They do not disappoint."

Prompt and Professional Research

"We’ve worked with File Finders for over 10 year and couldn’t be happier. They provide prompt and professional research, know their jurisdictional nuances intimately, and help us manage client expectation with proactive and reliable ETAs when there are delays. Their customer service is top notch and everyone operates with integrity, honesty and an eye toward accurate and thorough reporting."

reliable, accurate and prompt

"Our team began working with File Finders in 2007.  We have found them to be reliable, accurate and prompt.  One of the things I most appreciate about Kim is her knowledge of the court system and willingness to communicate the specific details of the search process with us.  This has allowed us to be able to fill in the gaps many times with our own clients when it comes to delays, errors, etc.  We look forward to many continued years with their team."