1982: Serving the Legal Profession
Staff members realize that historical evidence is indispensable in many legal matters and begin to undertake litigation research projects. Research in support of a constitutional law case contributes to a verdict saving Montgomery County, Maryland, more than $200 million. New Mexico officials hire the company to gather evidence and testify in a major water rights case. As History Associates develops effective and efficient research strategies and redefines the art of archival research, particularly in federal records, it builds a reputation for thorough fact-gathering and analysis that makes a real difference in legal cases. Within a few years, the company offers these services as a distinct line of business.
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