Process Serving,
Skip Tracing & Locates
Serving Southeastern Pennsylvania for over 25 years.
Lancaster to West Chester and beyond!


Our Services

For over 25 years, Valente Legal Services has assisted the legal community by providing:

  • Process Serving
  • Skip Tracing
  • Locates
  • Court Reporting
  • Litigation Support

Our process servers are competent, experienced professionals. They understand the laws of Pennsylvania and outlying states regarding the service of process. What’s more, they operate in compliance with those laws to effect service properly.

Extensive database research is instrumental in offering skip tracing and people locate services in order to effect service of process. It is common for the information initially provided to be incorrect. This results in unnecessarily wasted time. Our process servers utilize investigative skills to proactively verify subject information (name, address, place of employment, etc.). This facilitates getting it right the first time, satisfying our clients’ quest for fast turnaround and the most efficient use of resources.

Research, planning and having the knowledge of how to effect service depending on the circumstances, degree of difficulty, prior attempts and other factors have led to our high success rates. It's also earned us a steady stream of repeat business. Our clients appreciate the due diligence and persistence we display in completing more difficult serves other firms are not able to accomplish.

Our primary areas of service are Southeastern PA (Philadelphia, Chester County and beyond) and South Central PA (Lancaster County and Harrisburg), but we also serve Delaware and Maryland upon request.

We understand how important it is that your case be handled properly and we realize there is no 'one size fits all' approach to process serving. Don’t jeopardize your service of process by hiring someone offering 'cheap serves', handled by marginally-experienced, young servers who utilize the 'one knock and done' method of attempted service.

We know this business inside and out and we are determined, dedicated, prompt and proficient. Our process servers are experienced, thorough and always take the time to strategically plan. Trust us - we won't let you down.

Our Roots

We are a Pennsylvania Subchapter S Corporation formed in 1992 by Therese M. Valente, CSR. Therese began her professional career in July of 1980 after completing her studies at Temple University.

In September of 1992, the structure of the business changed from a sole proprietorship to a corporation. We relocated to the suburbs of Philadelphia in 1995, where we serviced law firms in Berks, Chester, Dauphin, Lancaster and York counties.

Over the years, the business expanded. We took on "overflow" services as independent contractors to numerous well-known, well-respected court reporting agencies in Pennsylvania, New York, Washington, DC and California. In addition to our traditional court reporting services, we began offering litigation support, including process serving, court filings and document research. Process serving rapidly grew and became a larger part of the business.

Now, we are an experienced litigation support firm ready to meet your individual needs.

What Is Process Serving?

“Process Service” means delivering legal papers to an individual or business, using specific legal rules that make it impossible to deny the documents were received. Some state laws require certain documents be “personally served” – meaning the documents must be delivered to the person being served and no one else. In the case of a business, the office administrator must be served in a particular way. Or perhaps the business has designated an agent to accept service. Either way, our professional process servers know how to serve the papers. Then we prepare a Proof of Service for you to submit to the Court, to establish the date, time, and location where the service took place.

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