Florida Process Servers

At Firefly Legal, we pride ourselves on the thorough work of our process serving team, and our ability to adhere to industry standards of excellence. We can help alleviate your stress about process serving and allow you to focus on the bigger picture.

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Process Server in Florida

If you’re filing a court case in Florida, a process server is a vital component to begin your path toward justice. Whether you’re an attorney or a plaintiff in a lawsuit, you must serve a defendant sufficient notice of your planned legal action.

Unfortunately, just stating your intent to sue does not begin the legal process — you must file the appropriate documents with the Florida courts, and ensure the target of your lawsuit is made aware of your case. Firefly Legal can take care of your process serving so that you can concentrate on the road to justice ahead.

Process servers are required to serve legal documents within a specific time frame to ensure that the legal process moves forward efficiently.
Process servers must ensure that they serve the correct individuals or entities and often provide proof of service in the form of an affidavit or a certificate of service.

What You Need to Know About Florida Process Servers

An inept or sloppy process server could nullify your case, or cause monumental delays. You need a professional civil process server who is an unbiased third party. You need a process server who’s committed to excellence and discretion, and can carefully follow the requirements of serving processes in Florida.

How Does Hiring a Florida Process Server Work?

In order to serve legal documents to a party (or parties) you’re filing a lawsuit against, you need to have an unbiased third party physically deliver said documents.

Although there are many legal companies that boast of process services, it’s vital that you research their track records, online ratings, and client testimonials. Before you select a process server, discover answers to the following questions:

  • Have they worked with reputable law firms?
  • How long have they been in business?
  • Do their serving processes reflect any new changes in legislation?
  • Does the company offer process serving in other states?
  • Is the company SOC 2 certified?

What a Florida Process Server Does

In Florida, as well as nationwide, a process server is an unbiased third party who goes through extensive training in order to serve important documents to legal defendants named in court proceedings.

Process servers can’t just mail these documents, but must deliver them in person, and ensure that they have correctly identified the party whom they’re serving.

For example, if a process server entered an office and just left the legal documents at the front desk rather than giving them to a named defendant, the papers would not be considered legally served.

A process server must also ensure that their delivery is in compliance with Florida regulations and record their deliveries in a legally credible manner. This requires thorough knowledge of the laws surrounding process serving, and painstaking adherence to any legal nuances that, if neglected, could jeopardize a court case.

Why You Need a Process Server

When you hire a process server, the wheels of your legal case against other parties begin to turn. Federal and Florida state law both afford a defendant the opportunity to answer or contest a lawsuit, thus, all named parties in a suit must be made aware of your court filings.

Unfortunately, unscrupulous defendants may be aware of an impending lawsuit, and may change their normal daily routines to avoid a process server. A process server is trained to locate defendants and to ensure proper transference of legal documents. Your case cannot begin until this step is taken.

Who Should Get Served in a Legal Case?

In Florida, a process server should present legal documents to all named parties in a court case. If your lawsuit is filed against a company, a designated representative of the company typically serves as a recipient. A process server can ensure this person is identified before they are served.

The recipients of these documents can include:

  • Multiple individual defendants
  • Corporations
  • Hospitals
  • Local governments
  • State governments

Why Florida Attorneys Should Use Reliable Process Servers

After a Florida attorney files a petition or claim with the courts, a legal summons, outlining the complaint, is issued to serve any defendants in the case with notice of a lawsuit. This summons, along with any further documentation, must be delivered to the defendant on the plaintiff’s behalf.

Thus, most Florida attorneys have a process server company that they rely on to provide accurate and timely documentation to a defendant. It’s vital that lawyers use credible process servers who continually act in compliance with Florida laws.

How Firefly Legal Can Help

For over 25 years, Firefly Legal has provided process servers nationwide to help our clients seamlessly begin their legal cases. We passionately give personal attention to every client, and ensure that our services meet their needs. If you hire the process servers of Firefly Legal, we can provide the following:

  • Adherence to industry best practices:
    Although the process serving industry evolves and transforms over time, we’re committed to remaining an industry leader. Therefore, we constantly evolve along with the industry to ensure our best practices align with industry leadership innovation and standards.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy:
    We understand that the most miniscule slip-up can cause attorneys headaches and delayed legal processes. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail in the legal documents we deliver, and ensure that you receive legal proof of service. We also perform accuracy audits each time our process servers work for you.
  • Confidentiality and discretion:
    We understand that sensitivity is often needed in process serving. For example, if you’re filing a divorce lawsuit on behalf of your client, confidentiality and discretion may be vital to keep a contentious case from exploding.We can ensure our servers will closely follow your instructions in regards to where and when to serve legal papers.
  • Efficient process serving:
    We will quickly identify a recipient’s location and waste no time in serving papers. Our process servers are thoroughly trained and take painstaking care in their duties.
  • Integrity, excellence, and reliability:
    Our Florida process servers don’t cut corners or use deceptive practices. We strive for excellence and reliability in each process serving assignment.
  • Legal compliance:
    Our process servers always remain in compliance with Florida and national laws.
  • Nationwide process serving:
    Firefly Legal has an extensive reach in multiple cities and states nationwide. If you need a process server in another state, we’ve got you covered.
  • Partnership with attorneys:
    Your cases become our priority. If you need us to customize our services to fit your needs, we will brainstorm with you to create the best solutions.
  • Skip tracing:
    Skip tracing is the legal process of locating individuals who want to evade their summons. We’ll do deep searches online in confidential and public databases and target the highest probability of contact. We will take the utmost care and demonstrate confidentiality and sensitivity when locating individuals.
  • Utilize innovative technology solutions:
    Technology is a vital and rapidly evolving tool. We’ll utilize the latest technology to create innovative, time-efficient solutions for your process serving needs.

Serve Defendants right the first time.

Being a leader in the civil process service industry means providing our clients with unparalleled integrity, excellence, and reliability.

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Florida Regulations on Process Servers

The laws and regulations on process servers in Florida may vary from other states. Therefore, it’s important to use a professional process serving company that has comprehensive knowledge of Florida laws, and will ensure that their practices are in compliance with these laws.

In Florida, in a criminal case or an enforceable civil process, a process server must either be an authorized law enforcement officer or an unbiased third-party given permission by the court to serve legal documents.

The sheriff in your area of residence may maintain a list of valid, approved process servers who are legally permitted and designated to serve. A Florida process server must also be certified to perform serving duties.

Process servers help to uphold the principles of fairness and justice in legal proceedings.

Other Notable Florida Process Server Regulations

Per Florida statutes Title VI and 48.021–48.31, the following laws also apply to process servers:

  • A minor named as a defendant cannot be served directly. Instead, the parent or legal guardian of a minor should be served (48.041)
  • A state prisoner can be served directly (48.051)
  • Appointed process servers must be full-time residents of the state (48.021)
  • Processes on out-of-state individuals or corporations doing business in Florida must be served to a representative of these parties in Florida (48.071)
  • No processes shall be served on a Sunday (48.20)
  • Labor union process serving must be served to the individual in charge of the union (48.141)

Contact Firefly Legal

At Firefly Legal, we know how crucial an excellent Florida process server is to building a successful case. We’ve worked closely with and supported attorneys throughout Florida for over 25 years, and are committed to partnership with attorneys to provide the best outcomes.

Our standard operating procedures are built on a foundation of civil service and innovative technology, and allow our process servers to work in an efficient, reliable, and timely manner. You can check the status of your case in real time, through multiple methods, and receive live updates.

If you need a Florida process server, consider choosing a company whose standards, honesty, and transparency fly high. We can also meet your skip tracing, court filing, and document retrieval needs, along with any additional services you may require. We’d love to connect with you today.

*Contact Firefly at (877) 963-3534 for specifics about your local courts

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Raising the Bar

Firefly audits every file coming in and going out without slowing down the process. We believe our attention to detail is unique to the industry and brings a high level of accuracy to our clients. We demand perfection!

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We service the entire state of FL including:

What do our Satisfied Customers Say?

5/5

Our firm handles a high volume caseload and Firefly has been instrumental in developing systems that are efficient, yet maintain a high degree of quality control. Firefly’s team is innovative and adaptable to help us meet the needs of our clients, and has utilized creative solutions to help navigate the ever-changing legal landscape.

Joel Knosher, Attorney Denzin Soltanzadeh LLC

5/5

Our firm has had the pleasure of working with Firefly for several years now. Firefly’s customer service and response times are outstanding. Firefly’s web portal is extremely user-friendly, and the file information is always up to date. In addition to placing file updates on their web portal, Firefly also sends email updates, which is extremely convenient and allows us to easily save updates to our electronic files. Firefly also provides our firm with quarterly client reports that provide us with important details on our files, such as status updates and analytics, which are invaluable from a practice management standpoint. We truly enjoy working with Firefly and consider them a valued vendor partner!

Albertelli Law Partners Ohio – Tony Scarlato, Ohio Managing Partner

5/5

It was a pleasure working with the Firefly team for this years audit. Firefly was very responsive, professional and thorough in both their initial questionnaire as well as all follow-ups. Firefly’s compliance and security controls are both on point. I look forward to our continued relationship and working with them on the compliance audit in 2021.

Stefanie Rudy, Compliance Manager – Diaz Anselmo & Associates P.A.

5/5

Overall Firefly has drastically helped with efficiency of the service process in our office. They have extremely fast turnaround times with getting things filed and out for service, a very attentive detail oriented staff which is very helpful and responsive to all messages, their servers have done great so far in locating defendants and getting them served quickly, and an added plus is their website which is very user friendly and straight forward to use. Overall I would give Firefly an A+ grade, keep up the good work.

Henschel & Beinhaker, P.A.

5/5

“Thank you for working so hard for/and with us to ensure the filings are getting done timely. I know it can get a little crazy sometimes with these FHA deadlines and we appreciate you always working with us to ensure the deadlines are getting met.”

Anselmo Lindberg & Associates LLC

5/5

I wanted to thank you for the expeditious manner in which you handled obtaining the court date and filing the documents at the Bridgeview courthouse.  You saved us a lot of aggravation and our client a lot of money. We will definitely be using Firefly Legal in the future. Thanks again.

Julie McCormack, DAVIS|FRIEDMAN

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