PM Legal

Process Service

Move your case forward with confidence and ease!

PM Legal has over five decades of experience providing process service to the New York legal community. Today, we deliver fast, reliable and responsible process service, supported by online tools that simplify the management of your requests. PM’s account managers, supported by your access to our website, deliver a simple, streamlined user experience for all of our clients – from solo practitioners to the managing attorney of large firms with 100+ paralegals and legal secretaries.


PM covers all 62 counties of New York state, New Jersey and ALL remaining 48 states, and we serve papers internationally.

SUMMONS & COMPLAINT

S&C process service: As you invest your time, energy and client’s money into a case, step one is to deliver jurisdiction over the defendant to the court. Get peace of mind knowing that you assigned your S&C for service of process to the only agency in New York City with a full-time in-house compliance attorney; a fully automated, computerized daily auditing of all serves; and a team with hundreds of years of practical experience.

SUBPOENA PROCESS SERVICE

Both plaintiff and defense firms rely on PM for timely service of process on their subpoenas. PM’s is the largest full-time court staff in New York City. The team swiftly handles subpoenas that must be “so-ordered” and follows for signature daily, all at one flat price per case regardless of quantity. Because we employ a staff of full-time licensed process servers, we are specialists in same-day service when required. At an attorney’s direction, PM can prepare a medical records subpoena for review and signature, advance all witness and copying fees and complete the required certification forms.

LANDLORD/TENANT

L&T service of process: PM provides L&T service of notices, petitions and holdovers. Notices are accepted via email, and all jobs move quickly through our system. PM purchases L&T index numbers daily, the morning after our courier has picked up your papers. We handle rush jobs as well, including 30-day notices the last week of the month. Mailing receipts are recorded and tracked carefully and returned in a timely manner.

ASBESTOS CASES

PM is the process server of choice for many of the most active firms in the NYCAL asbestos system. Our clients spend just the right amount of time and money effectuating service properly in this specialty area.

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE SERVES

PM clients enjoy peace of mind knowing that their Med Mal case is built on the best service of process available. Call us today to learn how PM handles these just a little differently than other agencies. We have you covered!

MORE

PM also provides proper service of process for clients with a variety of other documents:

Order to show cause (OTSC)
Citations, writs
Motions
Surrogate court matters (estates, guardianships)
Matrimonial, family court
Foreclosures
Nationwide service of process
International service of process
Document translations
New York and international postal service searches

Clients can track process service and print copies of filed affidavits via the Client Login area.

Tailored Programs
For clients with large-volume needs, PM can tailor customized programs based on your requirements. Our process service is integrated with PM’s comprehensive court services. Case tracking and, in certain instances, data exchange with client case management systems are available to improve efficiency and reduce both cost and the risk of human error.

In addition to our standard process service, PM also creates subpoenas and provides witness fee checks to further save you time.

Our courier services department can provide prescheduled daily pickup, on-call pickup or rush pickup as suitable for your needs.

Investigations
PM is New York’s #1 private investigation firm. Whether you are looking for a witness for one of your cases or you have lost track of where your client resides, PM will help you find them. Our investigators have located thousands of individuals over the years from coast to coast. If you have the most basic of information on an individual (full name, social security number, etc.), we can help locate them. Leveraging our experience and extensive computer research tools, we will strengthen your case by finding that important witness who has seemingly disappeared. We also provide trial preparation and a wide variety of other investigation services.

Compliance
PM holds itself to the highest standards of professionalism, especially in the delivery of service of process. Doing the right thing is part of our culture, and our priority is to ensure that our actions establish personal jurisdiction over the person or entity served which will withstand the most strenuous challenge. PM process servers follow the strictest record-keeping protocols and use GPS tracking to validate service.

We operate in full compliance with the rules of the city of New York, Civil Practice Law and Rules, the NYS Real Property Actions and Proceedings Law (RPAPL) and under the watchful oversight of the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA). Our leadership team includes a compliance officer, and we are a proud member of the following organizations:

  • The National Association of Professional Process Servers

  • New York State Professional Process Servers Association

  • Partner for Justice with the New York State Trial Lawyers Association

PM’s process service in New York City is performed in accordance with Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) regulations.
PM’s DCA process service license is #1370807 in Manhattan, #2043671 in Queens and #2053868 in Garden City.

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