Our Staff

Chrystal Waltz

Chrystal Waltz has been a licensed Private Investigator in Tennessee and Kentucky since October 2006. Chrystal is Chief Operating Officer and supervises the Investigation Department At BWI. She has built a reputation throughout Tennessee and Kentucky for her expert investigations and case analysis. Chrystal has been involved in the most high-profile Criminal Defense Investigations in the history of Tennessee and her experience in these investigations ensures that our Clients receive the best Defense possible.

Johnny Lawrence

Johnny Lawrence worked for over 31 years at the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department where he served as a Homicide Detective and identification and Crime Scene Specialist. Johnny has been qualified in Tennessee as an expert in Crime Scene Investigation and Reconstruction as well as Bloodstain Pattern Interpretation and Analysis. Johnny's CV listing his Expert Qualifications is available for download below this caption.

Stephanie Alexander

Stephanie Alexander became a licensed Private Investigator in Tennessee in August 2011 after graduating from Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. Stephanie began working as a Fact Investigator for BWI in 2012. Stephanie has an uncanny ability to obtain information that others cannot. Because of her unique abilities, Stephanie has a loyal following of Criminal Defense Attorneys throughout Tennessee and Kentucky that use only her to investigate their cases.

Mallory Whitworth

Mallory Whitworth joined BWI in 2021 as a Fact Investigator with an impressive professional background. Her communication skills along with her ability to quickly establish interpersonal relationships are ideal for a Fact Investigator. Before joining us, Mallory worked for a prominent criminal defense attorney, providing her with an unique perspective regarding the relevant facts necessary for a Fact Investigation. Mallory also worked as Deputy Clerk for the Giles County Circuit Court for 11 years. She has an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice from Columbia State College as well as a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Athens State University.

Ally Barrett

Ally Barrett is the Brain of BWI. Ally began working for us in 2014 copying and scanning documents. She was told at that time that her duties may expand in the future, and have they ever! Ally now handles all Business Operations for our company including Billing, Bookkeeping, and HR. You may always be assured that any Administrative issue you may have with BWI will be handled by Ally in the most professional way possible.

Rick Berry

Rick Berry has been a licensed Private Investigator in Tennessee and Kentucky since January 2005. Rick is a graduate of Colorado State University - Pueblo with a Bachelor Of Science in Sociology and was a Homicide Detective with the Dallas Police Department. Rick currently handles Business and Financial Operations for BWI.

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