AXE is a licensed Private Investigative firm in the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and State of New Jersey
In November 1983, Karl von Lipsey Sr. founded Access Security Agency, Inc. after a thirty-six year career as a Criminal Investigator with the U.S. Treasury Department and Homicide Detective with the Philadelphia Police Department. In January 1984, he was joined by his son, Karl Jr., who had an extensive background in Motor Carrier Logistics & Distribution, Industrial Accident Investigation and Workmen’s Compensation claims.
On October 1, 2014, long-term employee Jeffrey Friedman acquired the assets of Access Security's Insurance and Litigation Support Divisions. The NEW company is named AXE INVESTIGATIONS LLC and Jeffrey Friedman is President/CEO. As part of Access Security for over 20 years, Jeff was responsible for the oversight of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) and Insurance Claims Investigations, as well as working with various attorneys in Litigation Support for law firms throughout the region.
The private investigators at AXE provide investigative services, risk management and litigation support services dedicated exclusively to supporting insurance carriers, businesses, municipalities and litigation attorneys.
Claims investigation and SIU services for insurance carriers; due diligence
Risk management and other investigative services for corporations
Pre/post-employment background checks
Theft and product diversion investigations for businesses
Litigation support for attorneys.
Led by Jeffrey Friedman, President and CEO, the same staff, both full-time and part-time, have joined Jeff at Axe Investigations. AXE has an unblemished professional reputation as a leader in investigation and risk management services for over 30 years in business, and several decades of experience. The investigative company has created an effective "team" environment that produces accurate, reliable and timely information collected from every available source, thus empowering clients, and providing them with the best possible outcome.
As a company, Axe has the highest investigative employee retention rate in the industry; private investigators and employees who have strongly identified values, integrity and ethics. Axe also distinguishes itself from other investigation companies because it does not use management or supervisory filters in client communication. All investigative team members have the ability to directly contact clients, when necessary, to make immediate recommendations from the field, or to discuss and develop investigative strategies or creative approaches in order to achieve the best possible results for our clients. You can rely on our team of private investigators to get the job done, and done right!