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What we can offer you.

We provide service of process, court service, and general courier services in San Francisco, Alameda, and Contra Costa counties and elsewhere in the Bay Area. Our professional staff can help you achieve your legal goals. You work hard on your case – we work hard to make sure your documents get to the people they should. Our experience serving process and filing documents at the courts is unmatched. You can rely on us to know the rules and to get the job done right the first time so it doesn’t have to be done again.

Contact us to discuss your project: 510-224-5340.

We are still up and running during the COVID-19 Pandemic. We are taking precautions and are adhering to all safety protocols in order to stop the spread of the virus to our clients, the public and to our employees. We are currently requesting all documents be provided via email, if we have to meet with you in person we require that you wear a mask. Please stay safe and help stop the spread of Coronavirus so we can get back to normal.

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Service of Process

Process Servers

East Bay Messenger and Attorney Services, Process Servers have experience serving legal documents in the most difficult situations. Whatever type of document to be served, East Bay Messenger and Attorney Service can help you. We offer a variety of rates based on the deadline for service and location. Stakeouts and skiptracing are offered for difficult situations. When the person or entity has been served we will provide you with a proof of service to file at court. We can file the proof for you for an additional charge. (Please see Court Service page for pricing.)

We are still serving legal process during COVID-19, however we may reject some services if we think they will pose a safety risk to our employees. If you have TRO or DVRO please call or email for consideration. Because we are interacting with the public on a daily basis it is important that we take the necessary precautions for our safety and the safety of our communities.

Rates for Oakland / Berkeley / Emeryville

ROUTINE (attempt within 72 hrs of request, up to 4 attempts over 2 weeks): $85
RUSH (attempt within 24hrs of request, up to 4 attempts over 7 days): $120
ASAP (same-day attempt and re attempt every day for 4 days): $175

For other locations and requests, please Contact us.

Court Service

Court Service

East Bay Messenger and Attorney Service is here to serve all your legal needs. These are just some of the court services our experienced court runners can provide:

East Bay Messenger Now Provides Electronic Filing; please Click here to Create your account.

  • Print, Tab and bind your documents to meet the standards of the court for filing, courtesy copies and trial documents.
  • File and lodge documents at Superior Court.
  • Advance fees on your behalf
  • Record documents.
  • Scan Records
  • Conduct research.

We can do what you need to achieve your legal goals, if you have a project contact us about it. 510-224-5340 or email josh@eastbaymessenger.com

We are still providing court services during Covid-19. All courts have changed their procedures and we are monitoring and adapting to these changes as they happen.

Rates for (Berkeley / Oakland / Emeryville )

Rates are determined by the time we have to get your job done. Most courts in the Bay Area close at 4PM. Chamber’s copy preparation and delivery are available as well, please contact me with your request.

  • Routine (4+hours): $50 (includes courtesy copies) (Receive your documents before noon)
  • Rush (3-hour): $60 (includes courtesy copies) (Receive your documents before 1:30PM)
  • ASAP (1 hour): $75 (includes courtesy copies) (Receive your documents before 2:30PM)
  • Direct: (<1 Hour): $90 (includes courtesy copies) (Receive your documents After 2:30PM) (call to confirm we are available)
  • Waiting time: $0.75/minute 
  • Printing and doc prep: $0.30/page (B/W), $1.00/page (Color)
  • Bottom Tabs, $1.00/ea
  • Pick-up: Free for Oakland / Berkeley / Emeryville; $15-$45 outside
  • Email: $.30/page

Yes, we go to other courthouses. Contact us for rates

Courier Service

Courier Service

We offer courier services too. You need a delivery in the Bay Area? Just let us know what you need delivered and when and we will get back to you with a quote. We can also pack and deliver small works of art.

Contact Us for rates

Contact us

Email project requests to: josh@eastbaymessenger.com

Please include the following information in your email:

  1. First /Last Name
  2. Phone
  3. What are the locations of your request?
  4. What is the time frame / Deadline?
  5. What are the details of your request?
  6. Attach a PDF of your documents to the email.

Reminders regarding service of process:

  1. Clearly state person or entity to be served
  2. Clearly State the address for service
  3. Note if witness fees should be paid
  4. include photos if available

Reminders regarding court service:

  1. Should I advance court fees.
  2. Do you require that a courtesy copy is delivered.
  3. Do you require exhibit tabs.
  4. Is your request for today.