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 Ever Feel Like Someone is Watching You? ​Tri-Parish Times PIA Honors Maria Dugas

Prior to joining Paul in the private investigative firm, Maria worked as a paralegal and notary public for Houma area law firms. Maria was commissioned as a notary public in Terrebonne Parish in 1995. In 2008, she graduated from Nicholls State University with a B.A. in Government and an A.S. in Criminal Justice.

In the spring of 2009, Maria was appointed by Governor Bobby Jindal to serve on the Louisiana State Board of Private Investigator Examiners (LSBPIE).  Maria is a board member and chairman of training and education.

In May of 2012, Maria graduated from Loyola University, College of Law with a Juris Doctor and a certificate in International Law Studies. Maria opened the Dugas Law Firm, L.L.C. in November of 2013. 

Paul C. Dugas founded Dugas Legal Investigative Services, LLC in 1997 based on core values and bringing a new level of tenacity and integrity to the private investigative industry. Paul has 15 years of private investigative experience. He is hands-on in the private investigative firm by managing the office and overseeing all investigations. 

Paul is dedicated to customizing our services to meet the investigative needs of our clients. He is committed to excellent customer service and maintaining a high level of professionalism in all investigations. 
Louisiana License No. 3232-051697-LA
Professional Affiliations:
Louisiana Private Investigators Association (LPIA) Member & past president

Community Commitment:
Thibodaux Chamber of Commerce, 2000-2003 Board member
Schriever Volunteer Fire Department & District Board, Board member
Terrebonne Tennis Club (TTC), 2011-2012 President
Terrebonne Tennis Club (TTC), 2009 - present, member.


Our Profile

Paul Dugas founded Dugas Legal Investigative Services, LLC (DLI) in 1997 based on the core values of trust, integrity and professionalism. DLI is a privately held company with its base operations in Houma, Louisiana. DLI has been providing insurance defense investigations and surveillance throughout Louisiana and the United States.  Since our inception, DLI utilizes the latest technology in surveillance cameras and equipment.  If mobile, stationary or covert surveillance is required DLI has the equipment and the experience to gather the goods on any claimant. 

DLI is committed to personally and professionally working with all of our clients on an individual basis and customizing an investigation to fit your needs. DLI offers a highly diverse group of services and we tailor our services as needed to meet the needs of our clients. Please contact DLI to discuss how our services can work hand in hand with your company. 

Our Team

Our people make the difference.Our team of experienced Investigators are dedicated to providing award-winning service to our clients. We take the time to research your situation completely and bring about the most effective opportunities ensuring you get the successful outcome you deserve. We're proud that so many of our clients have repeatedly turned to us for counsel and representation. We are determined to work hard to earn our clients loyalty every day. We're here to help you succeed.