Steven L. Kirby has been a licensed private investigator in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Indiana sine 1975 and was also a licensed polygraph examiner in Illinois from 1976 through 2014. During his over 45 year career he has conducted investigations throughout the United States and in several foreign countries. A number of the cases he has been involved in have been featured on such nationwide media outlets as 48 Hours; Dateline; Time Magazine as well as local media in Chicago.
Kirby was President of Edward R. Kirby & Associates from 1980 to 2014 when he semi-retired from the profession. He is currently of counsel to Kirby and Associates, which has been a well- known agency since it was founded in 1969. Kirby & Associates specializes in fraud investigations; intellectual property matters; complex litigation support; and criminal defense.
Since 2014 Kirby has served as the Executive Director of the Council of International Investigators, an organization of almost 400 professional investigators in sixty-seven countries on all six continents. He is also a member of Intellenet, NCISS, and is a Certified Fraud Examiner and member of the ACFE.