Wisconsin Process Servers

Firefly Legal can take care of your process serving and skip tracing so that you don’t have to face serving obstacles or fail to file a legal case.

 

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Process Server in Wisconsin

Finding a professional and competent Wisconsin process server can be challenging. You want to get your legal documents served quickly and accurately, but who do you trust to provide this vital service? Founded in 1996, Firefly Legal has provided process server services for almost three decades. We’re fast, efficient, and get the job done. When you need to serve legal papers, Firefly has your back.

Process servers deliver legal documents and draft affidavits to confirm delivery in court.
Process servers track down hard-to-find individuals.

Why Use a Professional Process Server?

Wisconsin has no restrictions on who can serve papers other than the individual must be at least 18 years old. You may think that delivering legal papers is a breeze and that anyone with a heartbeat can accomplish this. However, the legal documents being served are the foundation of your case. Do you want someone with zero or limited experience handling this? Probably not.

  • Save TimeEveryone in your law firm is most likely busy. Serving legal documents can be a time-consuming project best left to be handled by staff outside of your firm. Some recipients can be difficult to find or purposefully evasive.
  • Let the Professionals Do What They Do BestServing papers isn’t as easy as it may seem. Process servers have the legal knowledge of not only how to serve but also how to prepare affidavits of service, which can be essential for verifying that documents were properly served in court.
  • Avoid Bias – Using a neutral third party to serve helps to eliminate conflicts of interest and any other problems that can arise when a defendant is being served legal documents.
  • Expertise in Handling Difficult SituationsNot all defendants handle being served in the same way. Process servers are trained to handle evasive recipients or those who become hostile. Serving legal documents isn’t for lawyers; it’s for those who have been trained and can handle all situations with calm and professionalism.

There’s much more to serving papers than handing them over to defendants. Don’t take the risk of wasting time, resources, and experiencing difficult encounters by sending a staff member who’s ill-trained to handle the types of challenges this necessary part of the legal process can bring. Let Firefly Legal handle this necessary task while you and your staff take care of your clients.

Who Gets Served in Wisconsin?

Some types of lawsuits could have multiple defendants who will need to be served. While sometimes it’s an individual defendant, many times a lawsuit could contain multiple defendants. As you know, cases involving corporations or multiple parties can be quite complex and each party will need to be served. This highlights just how time-consuming the process of serving can be.

In Wisconsin, targeted recipients could include:

  • Defendants – Defendants in a lawsuit must be served a copy of the complaint to be notified of the plaintiff’s intentions.
  • Witnesses – Not all witnesses are compliant and may require court-ordered subpoenas to come and testify.
  • Third parties – Sometimes, individuals who are not directly involved but have relevant information about the case will need to be served with a summons to appear in court and cooperate.

Hiring a professional process server eliminates the need to track down and find the individuals who need to be served legal paperwork. This isn’t a job for the average person law firm employee.

What Is Skip Tracing?

When serving legal documents, sometimes it’s not as easy as showing up at an individual’s home or place of employment. Until all defendants and witnesses have been served, a case cannot continue. This is where skip tracing comes into play.

Skip tracing is a technique used by process servers to locate individuals who are difficult to find or have intentionally concealed their whereabouts. Savvy process servers use many different investigative techniques to locate people who don’t want to be located. While this process sounds exciting and visions of “private eyes” come to mind, it’s mostly accomplished sitting diligently behind a laptop, searching public records, databases, and other places that can reveal someone’s home address or place of employment.

However, for more elusive individuals who have been successful at eluding being served a summons, it may require a bit more effort, including staking out known or suspected locations their target goes to. Either way, a competent process server will get the job done.

Why Choose Firefly for Your Wisconsin Process Server Needs?

Lawyers in need of a process server want to work with an established server who knows the ins and outs of process serving. While many firms will claim they’re suitable for the job, some don’t have the experience or savvy we have at Firefly. With decades of know-how, we’ve been serving legal papers with professionalism and have a highly trained staff to get the job done.

Legal documents must first be served to the defendants to kickstart your next case. As many lawyers have found out, some defendants may not be too keen on starting the process. Our experienced team hit the ground running even before they attempt to deliver the documents. Firefly’s approach to serving papers begins prior to serving.

  1. Prior to service, we ensure that your legal documents are accurate and align with the court.
  2. We monitor and evaluate the timeliness and number of attempts to ensure that we are compliant with local regulations.
  3. Upon service, we execute and review an affidavit to ensure that our work meets client expectations and court requirements.
  4. After service, we internally audit the serve to see if we can improve in any way.
Firefly Legal treats all cases with confidentiality and complies with any discretionary requirements.

What to Expect from Firefly Legal Process Servers

Outsourcing the task of having legal documents served by Firefly Legal frees up your and your staff’s time. You’ll also have peace of mind knowing that it’ll be done professionally and that all local compliance regulations will be met.

Here’s what you can expect from Firefly Legal:

  • Nationwide services – Firefly provides services nationwide, serving your needs no matter where you are.
  • Strong Attorney-process server relationship – We are committed to providing law firms with the best possible service and look forward to working with them long term.
  • Confidentiality and discretion – All cases are treated as confidential, and we are happy to follow any discretionary requirements that you may have. This could include the place and time of delivery, or anything else related to the serve.
  • Legal compliance – The laws and regulations surrounding process serving can vary from state to state and sometimes even within cities in the same state. Firefly Legal stays current in Wisconsin and nationwide on any changes to process serving laws and regulations.

FireFly Legal: Your Process Server Professionals

Our company upholds core values of honesty, public service, innovative technology, and prompt service. We provide real-time updates on your process serving status and offer a comprehensive range of legal services, including court filing, document retrieval, skip tracing, and more.

Don’t leave this important part of the legal process up to just anybody. Give us a call today to discuss your process server needs.

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

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Ohio Regulations and Laws You Need to Know

Process serving laws and regulations vary from state to state — whether you’re enlisting a process server in Ohio or elsewhere, it’s important to understand the guidelines in place. Ohio’s laws are less restrictive on who can become a process server than in some states, but there are still nuances to legal compliance.

Ohio Civ. R. 4.1 mandates that civil process serving can be conducted via certified or express mail, but is only validated with a return receipt from the intended recipient of the legal documents. Legal documents may also be delivered through a commercial carrier service, but still requires a written signature.

The county clerk will then enter into record the proof of delivery in the appearance docket. If a plaintiff selects an in-person process server via written request, a county clerk may approve a designated delivery from a third party, or, the bailiff from the designated court may serve a defendant.

Process servers handle sensitive and confidential information, and they are expected to maintain discretion and professionalism in their work.

Who’s Qualified to be an Ohio Process Server?

Ohio doesn’t require licensing or registration to become a process server. Therefore, anyone who wants to walk this professional path and can find gainful employment can become a process server.

Thus, it’s extremely vital that attorneys research a process serving firm before selecting the right professional team. Great process servers exist in Ohio, but not every firm of process servers is created equal.

Ohio Statute of Limitations

The statute of limitations for civil suits in Ohio varies, but always falls between one and four years. This means that a plaintiff must file a lawsuit within the allotted time window or risk nullifying the legal merit of their case.

If your client chooses to serve a defendant with written notice, it’s important that this occurs, and the case is filed with the courts, before the statute of limitations runs out. Therefore, process servers can prove to be vital cogs in the wheels of justice.

Contact Firefly Legal

An Ohio process server needs to be reliable and possess thorough knowledge of the state regulations surrounding process serving. For over 25 years, Firefly Legal has partnered with countless attorneys in Ohio to ensure efficient process serving.

We’re passionate about our mission to promote civil service and technological innovations in leadership throughout the process serving industry. We offer real-time updates on the status of your legal document delivery, and can support your lawyers in court filingdocument retrieval, effective skip tracing steps, and any additional services you may need.

Connect with us today and gain peace of mind as you build your case.

*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 OH 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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