Frequently Asked Questions.

What is it like to work with MDK?

Our work begins by understanding each client’s definition of success. From there, we add value through efficiency and transparency to lead to predictable success.


Increased transparency and streamlined communication facilitate an efficient partnership between MDK and our clients.  


The transparency is clear. At MDK you get access to details of individual matters as well as real-time reporting and analysis of your portfolio, so you always know where you stand and what we’re working on.  

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Who is MDK?

MDK was born in 2002 when Ted Manley and Brian Deas set out to create a default services law firm. With a little time, a lot of effort, and a huge amount of support, MDK has evolved to blend technology with legal know-how to become a comprehensive legal and professional services provider.

Who should hire MDK?

The answer: Almost any business looking for a range of legal services. While we continue to excel in the specialized areas of foreclosure and bankruptcy, we’ve evolved into a comprehensive legal and professional services provider that can help any business that requires repetitive activity and repeatable processes.

Today our offerings combine multiple services– legal guidance and representation, business analytics, development and application of proprietary technologies, reputation protection, education and training, and assistance with short- and long-term staffing.

Our purpose-built platform increases the speed with which we’re able to complete each stage of legal actions. We do great work fast, providing a level of comfort for your teams.

How does MDK use technology to drive client success?

We take a progressive, tech-focused approach to practicing law by combining a commanding knowledge of the law with sophisticated technologies.

MDK Client CoLab

The CoLab is an easy-to-use web application that is customized to meet each client’s needs. Connect with MDK in real time. Ask questions about a case, deliver instructions, and respond to our requests for information.

  • Customized reporting with nearly limitless data points
  • View real-time progress, fee and cost details, assign tasks and notarize documents
  • Data inclusion/exclusion based on client's processes and system requirements

Our proprietary case management system is a robust tool for managing every aspect of high-volume litigation, from document creation to cost tracking. We designed it to streamline processes and allow us to customize workflows to the specific needs of each client as well as the nuances of each court in our practice footprint.

Where does MDK practice?

We offer comprehensive services coast to coast.

  • Residential Mortgage: Ohio, Illinois, Florida, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Indiana.
  • Timeshare: Coast to coast including Florida, California, Hawaii, and South Carolina.
  • Bankruptcy: National Bankruptcy Practice.
  • Staff Augmentation Services: Nationwide.

What are MDK's Mission and Values?

Our Mission

We create uncommon paths to success for our clients and ourselves.

Our Values

We foster a psychologically safe work environment for everyone and assume good intentions in all interactions.

We seek mastery of our existing methods to discover original and useful ways to approach our work.

We bring commitment, focus, and urgency to each working day because we are at our best when we are facing challenges that others avoid.

We share knowledge, include all perspectives, provide supportive feedback and build off each other’s skills as a team.

We are future-focused and optimistic about change, striving to find simpler, more efficient solutions to legal problems to further the goals of our clients and our people.