Your Trusted Source for Background Checks

Our focus is to provide employers and property owners with better compliance solutions through fast and accurate pre-employment screening and background checks for all industries and tenant checks. Serving clients globally since 1996, we get you the information you need that meets EEOC and FCRA requirements. 

You’re Only As Good As the People You Hire

Our background screening helps you get a more complete profile of your job candidate. We offer a number of screening solutions, including identification verification, criminal background searches, drug screening, employment verification, education and licensing verification and more. Knowing who you are hiring will give you peace of mind and protect the integrity of your company.
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Ensure the best hire

Background checks can improve the quality of your hires by as much as 65 percent.

Reduce hiring Risk

We’re here to help reduce risk in hiring by providing you with reportable information available about a job candidate. 

Improve Regulatory compliance

Stay compliant with federal, state, and local background regulations. 

Increase workplace safety

We know the importance placed on safety in the workplace for both the customer and the employees.
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We’ve Been Helping Clients For 25 Years

“Bottom line – Legal Locator Service is a five-star local, women-owned business. If I could give more than five stars, I would!

Our firm was dissatisfied regarding the lack of customer service with our previous background check vendor. We began researching local businesses and happened upon Legal Locator Service. After a brief email inquiry, Ticia reached out immediately via phone call and email, and assigned us a “project manager” or direct contact, Marissa. We have primarily worked with Ticia and Marissa and they are both GREAT! I highly recommend this organization.

Quick highlights
-Knowledgeable on subject matter
-Effective communicators and fast responses
-Wide range of services and add ons
-Impeccable customer service
-No annual contract”

Emily Ramelb
Jensen Strategies, LLC

3 Steps to Order

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Invite Applicant

Applicant is sent an invitation to authorize his/her background check using our 24/7, secure, web-based portal.

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Applicant Authorizes Check

Applicant enters their personal information which allows our FCRA Certified Background Specialists to complete the background check.

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Review Report

The final report is sent to you quickly for your review to make a comprehensive hiring decision.


Company Data

DUNS: 175728737

COBID: 10259


ORPIN: 85012

State of Oregon PSID: 33838

  • State Of Oregon Certified Women Business Enterprise (WBE)
  • State of Oregon Certified Emerging Small Business (ESB)
  • SBA Certified Women Owned Business
  • Member of OAME
  • Board Member Lake Oswego, Oregon Chamber of Commerce
  • Member of Lake Oswego Chamber
  • Founder of Ladies Who Lunch Oregon

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About Us

Legal Locator Service is the premier choice for background checks and for employment, tenant, and drug screening. We provide employers, property owners, and property managers with screening solutions for all industries around the globe. Whether your business is large or small, public or private, global or local, we can create a background check package to fit your specific needs. Legal Locator Service’s background checks help you make your hiring process efficient and effective and the information reported secure. Legal Locator Service consistently delivers fast, accurate, affordable and FCRA compliant, and easy-to-read reports. Order, Review, Hire.

We give you the tenant background check tools you need as a landlord to rent to reliable tenants. Conducting tenant checks protect your real estate investment and help you provide a safer environment for your tenants.

Founded in 1996, by Ticia Symonds, Legal Locator Service is a U.S.-based company operating globally with a secure technology platform and an experienced team of background check professionals. Our intuitive platform is paperless, which allows you to hire faster and maintain screening results with more confidence. Legal Locator Service is known for its superior customer service. You will work closely with an experienced account manager who knows you and your company.

As a woman-owned business, diversity is important to us. Legal Locator Service is a State of Oregon Women Business Enterprise (WBE) and Emerging Small Business (ESB).

Legal Locator Service is a member of the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA).
All employees are certified in the Basic FCRA Exam; Symonds has an Advanced FCRA certification.

The company is an approved U.S. Federal Contractor and is registered with the State of Oregon Procurement Information Network (ORPIN) No. 85012.

We have a continuous learning culture – all employees regularly complete continuing education seminars or webcasts from organizations such as the Oregon State Bar and national associations.

To support women in business, Symonds launched a group called Ladies Who Lunch in Oregon with women participants from many cities and industries.