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our history

Founded in 1974, ABC Legal Services is based on the belief that everyone should have the ability to 'get their day in court fast'. Thanks to proprietary technology, ABC Legal ensures due process for all through our service offerings including: service of process, e-filing, skip tracing, appearance counsel and venue selection. Today, as courts modernize and regulations evolve, ABC Legal continues to advance our technology and business processes to provide faster, easier and reliable solutions to our customers.

our Team

While Seattle, WA is ABC Legal's home headquarters, we have a team of 500 problem solvers located across the United States including Los Angeles, Dallas, Tampa, Brooklyn, Chicago, Washington, DC and more. We continue to grow our team of innovators and experts, and encourage our people to thrive and prosper in a supportive environment of thinkers and doers.

Tim Dinehart

Tim Dinehart

Chief Executive Officer

Tim Dinehart

Chief Executive Officer

A  six-sigma expert, Tim leads process improvement initiatives at ABC Legal, integrating technology with operations to benefit our customers in unique ways. 

Prior to ABC Legal, Tim had a hands-on approach as director of business process improvement, group finance manager, customer support program manager, distribution strategy analyst and financial applications administrator with Fortune 500 companies such as IBM, Whole Foods Markets and Level 3 Communications. 

Tim graduated with honors from the University of Colorado with a B.S. in Biology and Japanese. Tim received his MBA at The American Graduate School of International Management, graduating 2nd in his class. 

Brandon Fuller

Brandon Fuller

Chief Technology Officer

Brandon Fuller

Chief Technology Officer

Brandon has a long career of innovating technical solutions in digital platforms with a focus on cloud-based software. Prior to becoming CTO at ABC Legal Services, Brandon worked as the CEO of Docketly, Technical Leader for Blue Jeans Network, Technical Leader at Cisco Systems, Owner of Orion Software Development, and Director of Product Development at Latitude Communications.

Kelsey Nippress

Kelsey Nippress

Chief Financial Officer

Kelsey Nippress

Chief Financial Officer

Kelsey received her bachelors and masters from Arizona State University and has been a Certified Public Accountant since 2013. She spent the first six years of her career in public accounting, working at both Pricewaterhouse Coopers and Ernst & Young in the technology, biotechnology, semiconductor, aerospace and defense, and food service industries. Prior to ABC, she was the Controller at Pro.com, a Seattle start-up in the construction industry. Kelsey has experience improving and scaling processes and procedures within organizations in high growth development stages.

Steve Carrigan

Steve Carrigan

Chief Process Server

Steve Carrigan

Chief Process Server

Steve got his start in the industry in 1983 by working his way through college as a messenger and process server at ABC Legal. Steve helped launch ABC Legal’s successful PFI brand in 1994 and has overseen the expansion into California. Steve has played a significant role in growing annual revenues of $12M in 2001 to more than $100M in 2019. 

Nick Johnson

Nick Johnson

Chief Experience Officer

Nick Johnson

Chief Experience Officer

Nick optimizes the experience of our customers to create Raving Loyal Fans.  Additionally, he generates strategies and policies associated with the goals of ABC Legal. Nick has his undergraduate degree in Business from the W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University

Robert Caylor

Robert Caylor

Chief Quality Officer

Robert Caylor

Chief Quality Officer

Robert’s role is focused on the service fulfillment process and on improving the overall quality of our product offerings and successful resolution of orders. Robert has been part of the ABC Legal team  for over 10 years, and in the legal industry for over 15 years. 

Robert has a Bachelor Degree in Business from Cal State Hayward- College of Business & Economics.

Alexander Theoharis, Esq

Alexander Theoharis, Esq

General Counsel

Alexander Theoharis, Esq

General Counsel

A practicing attorney since 2009, Alexander serves as corporate secretary for the MIT Enterprise Forum NW and board member of the Seattle Good Business Network. Alexander has assisted ABC Legal throughout his career as an attorney and process improvement specialist and was integral in the design and development of the ABC Mobile application and compliance standards.

Alexander graduated from the University of Washington with a B.A. in Law, Societies and Justice, and received his J.D. from the University of Oregon with a Certificate in Intellectual Property.

Joe Canfield

Joe Canfield

Head of Human Resources

Joe Canfield

Head of Human Resources

Joe joined ABC Legal in 2019 to revitalize employee experience, human resources, recruitment and payroll.  Joe has a history of tenaciously attracting top talent, having successfully recruited industry leaders in finance, marketing, education and philanthropy. His ownership of employee benefits has saved both employers and employees over $20M since 2016, while incurring zero loss in coverage for employees and zero increase in cost to employers for five years running. 

Prior to ABC Legal, Joe oversaw human resources for The Geneva Foundation and Cornish College of the Arts where he implemented diversity and inclusion programs for military personnel, resolved decades-long labor disputes and devised market-driven compensation strategies.  

Joe has a B.A. in English Literature from Central Washington University and is a Certified Senior Professional in Human Resources from HRCI. 

Aaron Ellazar

Aaron Ellazar

Director of Marketing

Aaron Ellazar

Director of Marketing

With a 10-year background in enterprise SaaS platform marketing, Aaron leads ABC Legal marketing, working closely with product, sales and partner teams to showcase the depth and breadth of value offered by ABC Legal. Bringing together design, content, web and email automation and development, Aaron is leading the charge in marketing to find new opportunities and grow ABC Legal's market share.

Aaron studied at Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University and earned his Bachelor's degree in Advertising. 

Amanda Owen

Amanda Owen

VP of Service Success

Amanda Owen

VP of Service Success

Amanda has taken on progressively greater leadership within the organization since starting in Investigations as a research specialist in 2017. She now leads the Service Success team to ensure that ABC Legal achieves accurate and exceptional service rate performance.

Amanda earned her BA in International Relations and Economics at Richmond, the American International University in London.

CR Walker

CR Walker

Filing Performance Manager

CR Walker

Filing Performance Manager

CR secured himself as a leader by relentlessly pursuing speed and quality early on. He is accomplished in automating eFiling and fulfilment, utilizing his development skills to reduce timelines for ABC Legal’s performance. CR drives his team towards success by providing support and encouragement, all while challenging the team to reach new heights and rethink strategies to improve processes.

Jaime Couden

Jaime Couden

Head of Sales

Jaime Couden

Head of Sales

Jaime has pioneered SaaS sales for over 13-years by focusing on building strong relationships and trust. Jaime has mastered representing multi-product tools and fulfilling client needs with clarity and consultative care.

Jaime studied at Michael G. Foster School of Business at the University of Washington and earned her Bachelor of Science in Political Communication.

Karen Adams

Karen Adams

Account Director

Karen Adams

Account Director

Karen is no stranger to commitment and direction. Her long history with ABC Legal has earned her a great deal of leadership experience for multiple teams within the company. She is often the receiver of praise and respect among peers and clients, for her drive to provide service first.

Matt Schultz

Matt Schultz

Process Server Success Director

Matt Schultz

Process Server Success Director

Matt’s focus is on the success of ABC’s process servers, and the teams that support them. He started at ABC in 2017, and has held a variety of roles throughout the operations departments. He brings experience in aerospace and medical industries with a focus on process design to continue improvements for ABC Legal.

Matt has a B.S. in Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management from Western Washington University.

Mindy Anderson

Mindy Anderson

Process Server Recruiting Manager

Mindy Anderson

Process Server Recruiting Manager

Mindy brings 5+ years of experience in recruiting management to ABC Legal’s service of process talent discovery. Mindy expertly leads her team and forms strong bonds with authenticity and trust.
Mindy graduated from San Francisco State University and earned her degree in Business Administration.

Navneet Gupta

Navneet Gupta

IT Security Director

Navneet Gupta

IT Security Director

Navneet brings experiences in project management, development, testing and technical support from his previous roles with Microsoft and Amazon to drive IT and security initiatives at ABC Legal. Navneet leads his team in delivering large systems and platforms ensuring security for service of process.

Navneet graduated from Utica College and earned his Master of Science in Cybersecurity.

Tyler Schuldt

Tyler Schuldt

Customer Experience Director

Tyler Schuldt

Customer Experience Director

Tyler's years of account management experience with ABC Legal have equipped him with the skills to recognize stake-holder requirements and communicate clearly. Tyler continues to build strong bonds with all of ABC Legal's customers and ensures on-time deliverables.

Tyler Graduated from Southwestern Oregon Community College with an Associate of Arts degree.

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