Meet our Team


Torri Schaffer

Torri Schaffer started Torri’s Legal Services (TLS) in 1990. She and her ex-husband had a process serving business in Washington DC. When the marriage dissolved, Torri went out on her own using the skills she had learned from that experience. Over the years, she built a successful, thriving company providing process serving nationwide from her company’s headquarters in the Washington, DC area. Torri is dedicated to excellence and is committed to continuously maintaining and expanding her company’s knowledge of process serving regulations (of which there are many, and they vary by jurisdiction), and skip-tracing techniques. To do so, she and her staff attend seminars and events to remain well-informed of the different laws and regulations nationwide.

Laura Creekmore

I have been involved in the legal profession since 1985. I began working as a legal secretary that specialized in corporate and personal injury cases. In 2002 I decided to become a Private Investigator and started my own Process Serving Company. In 2003 I merged with another Process Serving Company and I remained there for 17 years as the Office Manager. I joined the team of Torri’s Legal Services in 2019 where I am the Office Manager/ Nationwide Coordinator. I also handle all the domestications nationwide.
Through the years I have attended various conferences to expand my knowledge of all aspects of the Process Serving Profession. My passion is my 5 grandchildren that are under the age of 5. In my spare time I enjoy going to the beach and relaxing at home.

Rita Berzins

Rita Berzins has worked in the litigation support field since 2017. She is Assistant Director of Research and leads the Intake Department at Torri’s Legal Services. Rita conducts research at the behest of clients and enjoys the investigative part of her work. Rita studied art and is a published author, translator, and book illustrator. In her free time, she reads, draws, writes, and gardens. She has four children and three grandchildren.

Julianne Gilroy

Julie has been with Torri’s Legal Services for 9 years. She has 39 years of experience in bookkeeping. Working for a diverse variety of companies over the years has made her adaptable, resourceful, and knowledgeable. In her spare time she enjoys quilting, cooking, going to the Outer Banks, and spending time with family including her two adult girls.

Christina S. Thompson

Christina has been with Torri’s Legal Services since its inception over 30 years ago. Christina oversees the affidavits department, ensuring quality control and a timely turnaround for clients. She is well versed in the Maryland Rules of Civil Procedure. Christina applies her heritage of British civility, calm, and patience in her interactions with our numerous clients, answering questions and offering guidance.

Decades of Experience in the Industry

Torri is committed to ensuring due process is served for all Americans. That’s why she founded and is the past President of the Mid-Atlantic Association of Professional Process Servers (MAAPPS). She is currently Vice President of that organization. She is proud to work with other process servers to achieve high standards within the industry. In addition, Torri is a past Board member of the National Association of Professional Process Servers, the national arm of the local organization she founded.

TLS offers a wide range of services that have developed over the years in response to the needs of clients. In addition to service of process, TLS provides skip tracing, document retrieval, information services, mobile notary, and mobile copy services. If there is something you need within the wheelhouse of our expertise, we will make it happen for you. Justice never sleeps, and neither does Torri’s Legal Services. We are available 24/7. We work with clients of all shapes and sizes, from the individual in a private suit to the United States government. For the past several years we worked with Transurban of North America to provide skip tracing and serving of process on toll violators in Virginia.

Expert Legal Services You Can Trust

As a recognized expert, Torri was a featured speaker at the ServeCon online educational seminar. She has been called on by the D.C. Council to play an integral role in developing rules and standards for service of process in the D.C. Metro area.

She has testified before the Maryland State Senate regarding the licensing and certification of private process servers. For eight consecutive years, TLS has been named one of the top companies in the “Best of Legal Times” by The National Law Journal.

In addition to her work with law firms and toll operators, Torri has also been providing her expertise in cases concerning District of Columbia tax sale properties for seven years. Through that, she has gained enormous experience locating the heirs of deceased property owners. TLS affidavits in this work are notably comprehensive, showing that all attempts were made to locate all heirs.

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