About

Our Investigation Expertise:
 

J.D. Wesson & Associates, Inc. employs highly experienced investigators. There are no entry level investigators working for us, only hand-picked investigators with prior experience in the insurance industry or law-enforcement community.  Our investigators come from a wide variety of backgrounds to provide a diverse pool of expertise and talent to draw upon:

  • Department of Insurance, Fraud Division

  • California Highway Patrol

  • Sheriff  Departments

  • Police Departments

  • Current and former collegian level criminal justice instructors

  • Former insurance industry SIU investigators and claims examiners

 

*Field investigators have an average of 15 years of experience either in law enforcement, claims handling or special investigations.

 

*SIU investigators have an average of 25 years of experience and have either retired from the Department of Insurance, Fraud Division or have worked as an investigator for a District Attorney’s Insurance Fraud Unit.

 
J.D. Wesson & Associates, Inc. Executive Management
Jim Wesson, CEO

jim@jdwesson.com | Phone: 877-357-4272

Jim Wesson has over 35 years of investigative experience, which includes 21 years of law enforcement, consulting, and training experience. Upon retirement from law enforcement, Mr. Wesson was hired by Wausau Insurance Companies as a multi-line field adjuster/investigator. He was quickly promoted to supervisor of the Western Division field investigations staff and SIU personnel. The success of the program was recognized by the Wausau Home Office; Mr. Wesson was promoted to Director and was responsible for establishing a nationwide SIU and claim investigations program. He managed the SIU program until leaving and starting his own company.

Dale Banda, Chief Operations Officer

dale@jdwesson.com | Phone: 877-357-4272

Dale Banda is a former Deputy Commissioner with the California Department  of  Insurance  (CDI)  Enforcement  Branch.    Mr.  Banda  has  over  37  years  of investigative  experience,  which  includes  28  years  with  law  enforcement,  20  years  of supervision/management,  and  8  years  at  the  executive  level  with  CDI.  As  a  Deputy Commissioner, Mr. Banda had oversight of all criminal/regulatory investigative activities involving  the  Fraud  and Investigation  Divisions,  which included  six  major  statewide  law enforcement  programs:  Automobile,  Organized  Automobile  Insurance  Fraud  Activity Interdiction,  Workers’  Compensation,  Property/Casualty/Life,  Disability/Healthcare,  and Senior  Abuse.    Additionally,  he  oversaw  all  local  assistance  district  attorney  programs, and made grant funding recommendations  to the Insurance Commissioner.  Mr.  Banda has extensive knowledge of California insurance regulations and statues, specifically in the area of Special Investigative Unit and investigative operations.

Eric Weirich, VP of Operations and SIU

eric@jdwesson.com | Phone: 877-357-4272

Eric Weirich is a former Deputy Commissioner with the California Department of Insurance (CDI) Enforcement Branch enforcement.  As  a  Deputy  Commissioner,  Mr.  Weirich  had  oversight  of  all  criminal/ regulatory  investigative  activities  of  the  Enforcement  Branch,  which  included  the  six major  statewide  law  enforcement  fraud  programs:  Automobile,  Organized  Automobile, Workers’  Compensation,  Property/Casualty/Life,  Disability/Healthcare,  and  Senior Abuse.    Additionally,  he  oversaw  all  local  assistance  district  attorney  programs,  and made grant funding recommendations to the Insurance Commissioner.  Mr. Weirich has extensive knowledge of California insurance regulations and statues, specifically in the area of Special Investigative Unit and investigative operations.

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