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This sample request for entry of default under Rule 55(a) in United States District Court is filed pursuant to Rule 55(a) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to request that the clerk enter the default of a defendant or defendants that have been properly served and have failed to plead or otherwise respond within the time limit allowed under Rule 12 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The sample is 6 pages and includes brief instructions, a sample declaration and proof of service. The author is an entrepreneur and retired litigation paralegal that worked in California and Federal litigation from January 1995 through September 2017 and has created over 300 sample legal documents for sale. Note that the author is NOT an attorney and no guarantee or warranty is provided.