Philip Agrue

State of Oregon Licensed Private Investigator

Oregon Board of Investigators (OBI) License # 004 * Oregon Dept. of Public Safety Standards & Training (DPSST/PI-ID) # 33338



I bring over 36 years private investigative experience and knowledge to each case. This experience has been gained from investigating over four thousand cases around the world that have included over 225 homicide cases with over 75 capital case investigations as lead defense investigator or mitigation specialist. Besides homicides we have successfully investigated cases of kidnapped children, industrial accidents, arson, workers compensation, fraud, elder abuse, domestic violence, wrongful death, sexual assault, Jessica's Law, theft, marine and automobile accidents, termination of parental rights and drug cases.

Phil Agrue using a laser measuring device at the scene of a homicide in Woodlawn Park (Portland, OR).

Phil Agrue is a founding member , past president (1997-1998) and current board member of The Oregon Association of Licensed Investigators (OALI). Phil is a past editor (1995-1997) of "The Oregon Investigator Magazine", is a founding member and current executive board member of The Old Timers Investigator Society (OTIS). Phil was the Oregon State Bar's appointee to The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) the state's law enforcement, public safety and private investigation licensing regulator where he served two terms as the chairman of the private investigator sub-committee. Phil was also "The co-founder" of The PI Digest, The Internets first networking newsletter exclusively for licensed private investigators. These connections and others enables Phil & The Agrue Consulting Group to network with experienced private investigators around the world.

Several articles written by Phil have been featured in leading trade magazines including PI Magazine, The Oregon Investigator, The OALI Newsletter, Oregon Defense Attorney newsletter, The Professional Investigator, The PI Digest and others.Phil is also one of the authors of The Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (OCDLA) Investigators Manual.

Phil has been a guest and contributor on local & national television shows including 20-20, 48 hours, Case Closed, Crime and Justice. Phil has been the featured subject of newspaper articles in The Oregonian, LA Times, PI Magazine, Sacramento Bee and other publications.

The following is a list of investigative services. Note: Our Investigative Practice is Limited to Law Firms, Insurance Companies and other Licensed Investigative Professionals. No Exceptions!

Criminal Investigations:

  • Locating & Interviewing Witnesses for:
  • Aggravated Murder Death Penalty Mitigation Specialist and Investigator
  • Criminal Defense with Focus on Major Felonies and Homicides (State and Federal Court)

    Civil Investigations:

  • Locating & Interviewing Witnesses for:
  • Accident and Personal Injury Investigations
  • Wrongful Death investigations
  • Fire/Arson Investigations (Certified Fire Investigator)


  • Providing Investigative Services in Oregon and Idaho Since 1983.
  • Difficult Process Service (Jefferson, Crook and Deschutes County Only!)
  • Forensic Video and Photography.

    A reminder that our investigative practice is strictly limited to law firms, insurance companies and other licensed investigative professionals.


    Why choose Agrue Consulting Group over others?

  • Over 36 years of Investigative Experience
  • State Licensed Experienced Professional Investigator(Original Oregon Board of Investigators State License # 004)
  • Confidential Results Oriented Service

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    We provide services in Bend OR, Portland OR, Madras OR,Salem, OR, Redmond OR, Burns OR, John Day OR, Oregon City, OR, Canby, OR,Culver, OR, Prineville, OR, Jefferson county process service,

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