Gary L. Odegard, LPI, CEO
Washington State License 3201
Armed Private Investigator


Coast Private Investigations, LLC derives from a different disclipline than most firms of its type. Rather than based on law enforcement experience, Coast Private Investigations is based on extensive experience in business issues and focuses largely on corporate, legal and personal developments. While the backgrounds may be different, the knowledge required for a State license to practice is exactly the same.

With over 35 years experience in senior level strategic public information management and as a Washington State licensed private investigator, Gary Odegard has extensive experience with some of the most widely known brands and organizations in the world. As a result, Mr. Odegard has provided national award-winning corporate counsel to management in critical areas such as personnel integrity; performance and security; legal and ethical disputes; brand development, reputation and competitive stability; executive reputation and crisis preparation and management. A sample of engagements include strategic counsel to Chrysler Corporation; Mazda Motor of America; Continental Airlines; Fuji Film/Los Angeles Summer Olympic Games; Westin Hotels; Toshiba; Bridgestone; Yamaha; Earthlink Network; Kenworth Trucks; Steamboat Ski Resort and the World Pro Skiing Tour. Managing US offices for several of the world’s largest public relations firms, Mr. Odegard brings an unsurpassed level of ethics, thoroughness, client responsiveness and reliability to Coast Private Investigations that is among the best in the private investigations industry.