The United States District Court Summons, issued by the Federal Court is a sacred document that represents the beginning of a lawsuit. The U.S.D.C. Summons, usually accompanied by a Complaint, is an official document that must be properly "served" upon the defendant(s). You can easily find an authorized Process Server in our directory who will deliver and serve any U.S.D.C. legal action upon any individual or entity.

Process Serves for United States District Court Summons Form Required for service of processing a defendant:

  • (a) Contents; Amendments.
  • (1) Contents. A summons must:
  • (A) name the court and the parties;
  • (B) be directed to the defendant;
  • (C) state the name and address of the plaintiff's attorney or if unrepresented of the plaintiff;
  • (D) state the time within which the defendant must appear and defend;
  • (E) notify the defendant that a failure to appear and defend will result in a default judgment against the defendant for the relief demanded in the complaint;
  • (F) be signed by the clerk; and
  • (G) bear the court's seal.

The Issuance of the United States District Court Summons is an essential first step in the process on commencing a lawsuit.

When our United States District Court Process Servers receive summons and accompanying documents they expect to see the clerks seal, the case style, and of course the name and address of the defendant.