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Since 1967, attorneys throughout the country have relied on our knowledge and skill for process serving, court filing, court reporting, and their investigative needs.

  • All staff members receive on-going training
  • Individual staff members have proven expertise in a variety of different areas
A Commitment to Excellence

Since starting the business, the principal of B&R Services, Frederic Blum has demonstrated a commitment to excellence by playing a dynamic and influential role in the industry on the local, national and international levels. As a founding member of the National Association of Professional Process Servers he was instrumental in developing and maintaining industry-wide ethical standards for process servers.

Today, Fred continues to maintain leadership positions in some of the industry’s most important professional associations. Since 1967, attorneys throughout the country have relied on B&R’s knowledge and skill for court filing, court reporting, process serving and investigative needs.

We understand the importance in choosing the right legal support company. B&R can provide custom tailored services in a cost effective and efficient manner. Your firm can benefit from having one legal support company providing high quality service for all of your needs.

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Industry Leaders

We have played a dynamic and influential role in shaping our industry on local, national and international levels.

Fred Blum

President and CEO of B&R Services; VP of CIS Investigations
  • Founding member of the National Association of Professional Process Servers (NAPPS)
  • National Association of Legal Investigators
  • Past President of NAPPS also
  • Past Board Director of NAPPS
  • Past President Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Philadelphia
  • Past Board member Philadelphia Jewish Archives
  • Member International Union of Judicial Officers “UIHJ”
  • Former delegate to the Hague Service Convention
  • Member National Sheriffs Association
  • Frequent speaker to Process Server and Investigative Associations, Churches, Synagogues and social groups

Diane L. Cowan

President and CEO, CIS Investigations
  • President of Confidential Investigative Services, Inc., a Detective Agency licensed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • Private Investigator since 1986
  • Awarded the coveted designation of Certified Legal Investigator in 1989 by the National Association of Legal Investigators.  Ms. Cowan is one of a small group of female investigators in the country to have earned this coveted designation.
  • The designation of Certified Criminal Defense Investigator was conferred upon Ms. Cowan by the Criminal Defense Investigation Training Council in 2000.
  • Appointed to Chair the Certified Legal Investigator Program as well as the Continuing Education Committee over a number of years for the National Association of Legal Investigators
  • Member of the Disciplinary Committee as well as several Conference Committees
  • Lifetime membership for her dedication and service to the Association was awarded to Ms. Cowan in 2000
  • Diverse experience in the various investigative disciplines
  • Ms. Cowan has assisted counsel in the most complex civil litigation as well as highly publicized and difficult criminal defense cases.
  • Appointed as an investigator in both State and Federal jurisdictions to assist counsel in preparation for trial
  • Individually licensed as a Private Detective in New Jersey
News and Recognitions

Fred Blum Featured on Radio Show “PI Classified” – The Holocaust: Searching for Survivors

Fred Blum Featured on Radio Show “PI Classified” – The Holocaust: Searching for Survivors

EPISODE DESCRIPTION:

It is impossible to imagine the horror of the Holocaust. It is unbearable to see children torn from their parents, never to be seen again. Even though those who survived were liberated almost seventy years ago, the pain is deeply entrenched. While some sit on the sidelines and morn, Private Investigator Fred Blum takes action. Check out this podcast and hear Private Investigator Fred Blum discuss the path he traveled to locate not only his own family members, but to locate scores of others from families fractured by this catastrophic stain on history.

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Featured in Jewish Exponent: “Sifting Through Time, He Finds Some Answers”

Featured in Jewish Exponent: “Sifting Through Time, He Finds Some Answers”

As featured in Jewish Exponent.

“Fred Blum rifles through records at the National Archives, the Pennsylvania Historical Society, the Philadelphia Free Library and the Philadelphia City Archives. He scours official Census records. He finds the links that others missed in the nooks and crannies of history. And he puts these sleuthing and research skills to good use as someone who helps the Red Cross reunite members of families separated during the Holocaust.”

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Featured in Jewish Exponent: A Top Genealogist With True Detective Talent

Featured in Jewish Exponent: A Top Genealogist With True Detective Talent

As featured in Jewish Exponent

“A Philadelphia private investigator becomes one of the region’s top genealogical detectives…

Fred Blum doesn’t wear a trench coat. He didn’t grow up reading Raymond Chandler or Dashiell Hammett. With an effortless smile and a soothing voice, he comes across more mild-mannered math teacher than hard-boiled private eye.”

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American Red Cross Bess Kaufman Award

American Red Cross Bess Kaufman Award

Awarded to Fred Blum for “Dedicated Commitment To The Mission Of The American Red Cross Holocaust And War Victims Tracing Center”

American Red Cross Exceptional Volunteer Service Award

American Red Cross Exceptional Volunteer Service Award

Awarded to Fred Blum “In Recognition Of Your Exceptional Performance And Commitment To International Social Services”

 

National Associate of Professional Process Servers Donald C. “Mac” MacDonald Award

National Associate of Professional Process Servers Donald C. “Mac” MacDonald Award

Awarded “In Appreciation For The Uncompromising Dedicated Service, Exceptional Visionary Insight And Focused Unwavering Leadership For The Betterment Of The National Association Of Professional Process Servers”

California Association of Legal Support Professionals Bert Rosenthal Memorial Award

California Association of Legal Support Professionals Bert Rosenthal Memorial Award

Awarded for “Outstanding And Dedicated Service Toward Perpetuation And Elevating The Photocopy And Process Serving Industries”

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