The AK Investigations team is pleased to offer services in Spanish and we have extensive experience in interacting with individuals of many cultures.
Attorneys have expressed that our foreign language fluency and cultural competence provides them with an edge in establishing rapport with clients and witnesses whose first language is Spanish. We serve as conversational interpreters for Spanish speaking clients during meetings with attorneys when the dual role of investigator-interpreter is necessary.
A skill-set unique to AK Investigations, attorneys have found this service especially invaluable in relating to and getting accurate accounts from their clients and clients’ family members, creating an atmosphere of trust and cooperation.
AK Investigations’ owner, Amber Kaset, served as co-editor and contributor for the Spanish language client handbook entitled “Tome este libro – Información importante para el acusado y su familia” published by the Metropolitan Public Defender’s Office of Nashville, Tennessee. She is available to assist you in communicating with your Spanish-speaking client in person or in writing.
“… not guilty in a double homicide involving a 16-year-old Honduran.“
“I have worked with Amber Kaset on two big murder cases. The first was a not guilty in a double homicide involving a 16-year-old Honduran illegal immigrant. Although the court provided a Spanish speaking interpreter for the court, I was not comfortable using the court’s interpreter to speak with my client. I enlisted Amber for my pretrial meetings with the client and had her serve as my defense interpreter at trial. I am told that Amber’s Spanish is perfect but that she can speak colloquial Spanish if necessary. Amber bonded with the client who still calls her from Honduras even now. She allowed me to be the lawyer and she often served as his support since he had no family here in Nashville. She helped brainstorm defenses, visited the crime scene and helped manage a very lonely and scared client.
The second case was the Marcia Trimble case which was 33 years old when arraigned. Amber doggedly tracked down every lead whether from an old source, a new source or from newspaper articles. She found people from 33 years ago including both prosecution AND defense witnesses. If you ever wanted an investigator who could ‘pour piss out of a boot’ without looking for directions on the heel, she’s the one. She’s smart, she’s interested and she’s a people person. I have literally seen people run after her to tell her a little more.”
— Laura Dykes, Nashville Criminal Defense Attorney
“…a huge asset to any case… no matter how complicated or sensitive”
“Amber is a highly skilled investigator. She has a unique compassion that allows her to interview witnesses very effectively. She is also creative; she shows initiative in both coming up with new ways to discover information, and in suggesting new areas of inquiry in a case. Amber is both brave and efficient, and would be a huge asset to any case… no matter how complicated or sensitive.”
— Sharon Ruiz, Criminal Defense Attorney
“They are skilled at synthesizing case information to identify and pursue new leads with vigor. “
“Working with the AK Investigations team has been an overwhelmingly positive experience. They are professional, thorough, and innovative. They are skilled at synthesizing case information to identify and pursue new leads with vigor. I would highly recommend Amber and her staff to anyone in need of investigation services.”
– Georgia Sims, Criminal Defense Attorney