Jim Ellis has more than 30 years of complex investigation and litigation experience. During his 29-year career as an FBI Agent stationed in Dallas, Texas, he earned over twenty awards and commendations. Jim led investigations on hundreds of complex criminal violations including fraud, money laundering, violent crime, homicide and narcotics trafficking. He has participated as the lead investigator in dozens of trials at both the federal and local levels.
Jim, a Certified Fraud Examiner, has specialized training in wiretaps, telephone analytics, interviewing, intelligence, and crime scene forensics. He served for ten years on the FBI’s highly acclaimed Evidence Response Team. Jim retired from the FBI on December 31, 2015.
30 Years of Investigative Experience
After Jim retired from the FBI, he immediately went to work as a fraud investigator in the private sector. There, he gained additional experience and knowledge as to how fraud can impact the business community. However; Jim missed not being able to help people directly as he had done in the FBI.
In 2017, Jim formed JKE Texas in order to continue serving the people of North Texas. Jim has established connections throughout Texas and the United States so that he can provide quality investigations for his clients across state lines. Jim has a passion for investigations, truth, and justice and strives to deliver all three with integrity, determination, and results.
In 2019, Jeff Ramirez joined JKE Texas as the Senior Investigator. Jeff enjoyed a 29 year career as an FBI Agent in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Jeff was a “street agent” his entire career; working organized crime, interstate theft, narcotics trafficking, complex criminal organizations and intelligence. Jeff was a founding member of the Dallas FBI’s Evidence Response Team; developing valuable crime scene forensic skills.
Jim has brought together a team of talented investigators at JKE Texas, consisting of men and women from both the private and public sectors. This unique mix of experience gives you the benefit of a varied and dynamic set of skills and abilities, including:
certified fraud examiners
more than 100 years of combined prior law enforcement and public investigations experience
more than 15 years of business and government fraud investigations experience
computer forensics training and skills
more than 20 years of crime scene forensics training and experience.
over 50 years of litigation preparation experience