Michael Nealon is the contract investigator for Arora & LaScala.
Investigator Nealon has a distinguished history in special investigations and is highly respected in the law enforcement community. During his twenty-three year career, Investigator Nealon was recognized for his exceptional performance in criminal investigations by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office, the City of Atlanta, the Atlanta Police Department, the Forest Park Police Department, and the government of Bermuda.
Investigator Nealon began his career with the Atlanta Police Department in 1978, where he worked in the Field Operations Division and as an investigator in the Special Investigations Section. For ten years, Investigator Nealon worked as a Task Force Agent for the United States Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration. In that capacity, he investigated major drug cases domestically and internationally. This included offenses such as conspiracies, financial/money laundering, continuing criminal enterprises, and Title III investigations (wire/telecommunication intercept investigations). While a DEA Task Force Agent, Investigator Nealon was also involved in an undercover capacity for the investigation of domestic and international cases.
In 1996, Investigator Nealon departed from the DEA Task Force and retired from the Atlanta Police Department in good standing. In 1998, the Forest Park Police Department hired him for a specific reassignment to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Investigator Nealon continued to work for the Department until 2003, when he departed law enforcement and founded Paladin Private Investigations, Inc.