The TSCM/SO Group utilizes technology, as well as aggressive, pro-active techniques, to locate and serve process upon entities that are required to appear in court. Engaging our team for service of process means fast efficient service. Process can be served in TN, anytime, and on any day except Sunday. We also serve mandated notices of intent for medical provider actions.
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What Can Investigators Do for Attorneys?
- By Jack Kelley
Few, if any, successful attorneys have the time to conduct investigative activities. A thorough investigation must be conducted and can entail activities that require time-consuming work. All potential witnesses must be interviewed and new potential witnesses developed. Without a thorough independent investigation evidence, information and witnesses that support the client may never be revealed. In addition to standard investigative activities, the investigator can review discovery documents to develop leads, evaluate prospective jurors, serve legal papers, and provide support and feedback during trial.
Investigators are often more experienced in conducting interviews than attorneys. They can also go into geographical areas the attorney may not wish to go. In many cases they can better relate to witnesses of varying backgrounds, social levels and ethnic origins. Since many private investigators are former law enforcement officers, they can often obtain information from LE sources that others can’t.
The use of an investigator by an attorney provides an image of a well-staffed, professional team. Since the investigator’s fee is a legal expense to be borne by the client, above and beyond the attorney’s fees, his/her services are at no cost to the attorney. Many qualified, licensed investigators are available with a primary objective of providing investigative services to attorneys.
In providing services to attorneys, investigators:
- Interview witnesses
- Obtain facts omitted from police reports
- Determine the quality of witnesses
- Provide different emphasis and utilize different techniques than LE
- Interview professional sources
- Interview law enforcement officers, coroners, etc
- Conduct in-person searches of public records
- Serve subpoenas and other legal papers
- Locate people and property
- Conduct surveillances
- Assist in jury selection
- Aid in locating expert witnesses
- Conduct online searches
- Provide photographic/video support
- Review discovery documents
- Provide additional insight
- Generate investigative leads
- Cover material attorney hasn’t time to review
- Provide feedback and assistance during trial
- Observe jurors and witnesses
- Help evaluate presentations
- Provide additional contact with clients
- Provide any other support necessary