Process Serving

Legal Errands, Inc. is a process serving and litigation support services company that has been serving documents since 1994. Our experience makes us the best in the industry.

To contact a fast and dependable process server today, please call (215) 751-1124 or fill out our form and we will get back to you as fast as possible.

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About Us

Legal Errands, Inc. is a process serving company that has been providing service of process and other legal support services in Philadelphia and the surrounding areas since 1994. Business partners since 1999, company President Joseph O’Donovan and Vice-President Shawn Schaffer have over 35 years of experience combined in the Litigation Support Services Industry. Due to our experience, we are one of the best process serving companies in the area. We know the law enforcement, geography, and community in and around Philadelphia, including nearby New Jersey counties. Because of this, we are able to provide our litigation support services quickly and legally so that you can move forward with your case.

At Legal Errands we provide comprehensive litigation support services to paralegals, attorneys, law firms, and corporate legal departments nationwide. We also provide process serving to private individuals. As we have been in business for over 20 years, we have the experience to produce results that support you in your courtroom victory. Our reputation is built entirely on the satisfaction of our clients. That's why you can expect the highest level of service on every job.


Legal Errands provides a variety of services that might assist you in your litigation or other legal case. While we apply attention to detail in every service, we specialize in process serving, litigation photography, and personal injury witness statements.

  • Process Service

    Legal Errands specializes in process serving any legal documents. This could include subpoenas, summons and complaints, notices, and writs for small claims, litigation, divorce, landlord/tenant issues, or any other legal situation. We often work with corporate legal departments or big law firms, providing service of process to multiple people within the Philadelphia area. In addition, we can work with private individuals, solos, small firm lawyers, and paralegals providing legal services across the board.

  • Skip Tracing

    For evasive recipients or missing persons, we offer skip tracing. Using local, state, and nationwide databases, we will create a profile for the person who has “skipped town.” Due to our familiarity with law enforcement officials and local people in and around the Philadelphia area, we have a high level of success.

  • Court Filing

    Because our clients are very busy with litigation or are often out of state, we offer court filing services. We are often in and out of the local courts and are experienced with specific regulations and minute differences in the rules. Additionally, we can help you e-file your legal documents.

  • Courthouse Research and Document Retrieval

    Searching for legal documents (dmv records, name change records, civil and federal documents, divorce case information, etc.) can be very tedious and frustrating. For the convenience of the lawyers, paralegals, and individuals we work with, we will seek out and research the court documents you need for your case.

  • Litigation Photography

    If you need aerial photos or other photographic evidence in and around the Philadelphia area, we will seek it out for you. This includes research of previous pictures, satellite images, or other publicly available imagery that might assist litigation. Many lawyers and legal assistants make use of our litigation photography alongside our court research and document retrieval services.

  • Notary Public

    Legal Errands has a certified notary public. We carefully screen and notarize the signer of property deeds, wills, powers of attorney, and other important legal documents that require notary.

  • Personal Injury and Witness Statement Interviews

    Legal Errands is qualified to provide professional and legally evidential personal injury client interviews and witness statement interviews. Since interview circumstances vary from case to case, we ask that you contact us directly for more information about the interviews you need conducted. We work hard to facilitate litigation for all of our clients.

For any questions about process serving or our other litigation assistance services, please don't hesitate to call us at (215) 751-1124 or email [email protected]

Commonly Asked Process Serving Questions

What is service of process?
According to United States legal procedure, all parties must be notified if they are facing legal action against them in a court of law. Notification of the legal case (called service of process) is accomplished through delivery of documents describing the legal action. The documents served can include subpoenas, complaints, summonses, writs and order to show cause.

Why should I hire a process server?
There are many reasons why you should hire a professional process server to carry out this service of process. Many defendants do not understand the legal nature of being served process and therefore act in an evasive manner. Process servers are experienced with seeking out, finding, and legally serving someone looking to avoid service.

What about having a sheriff serve my documents?
Sheriffs can legally serve process in Pennsylvania, but they are often less invested and less experienced than a professional process server. Additionally, if someone is wishing to avoid being served, the sheriff will be much more conspicuous. A highly experienced process serving company like Legal Errands will be more effective and can also offer additional services like court research and retrieval and witness statements.

Is it important to hire a Philadelphia process server?
You should hire a process server who is familiar with the laws and regulations surrounding service of process in the state where the defendant resides. Legal Errands not only knows the laws, but also law enforcement and the geography of the area. We can more easily find your recipient and make sure we legally serve them so that our clients can avoid delays. It is also usually cheaper to hire a process server in state.

What is a Subpoena?
A subpoena (sometimes called a writ or summons) is a formal request to appear in court or other legal proceedings or to provide a variety of documents that are important to the case. The subpoena is court ordered and must be delivered to the recipient in the best way possible, ideally in person. Although there are subpoenas issued for a variety of different circumstances, they are most often for divorce, child custody, personal injury, and sex offender cases. If you need to have a subpoena served, discuss it with an experienced process server first. Improper service of process can result in delays in your case and expensive fees.


(215) 751-1124
Toll-free: (866) 877-3783
Monday–Friday: 8am–6pm

Service Areas

  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Delaware County, PA
  • Bucks County, PA
  • Chester County, PA
  • Montgomery County, PA
  • Burlington County, NJ
  • Camden County, NJ
  • Gloucester County, NJ
  • Salem County, NJ

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