Court Reporters by County/Court

*Note* JCW is working in cooperation with our justice partners – current and former official court reporters – to promote former official, displaced California Trial Court Reporters. Please note that we make no effort to verify the authenticity or claims of our own list. We maintain our list as an additional resource. If you are a court reporter, you’re encouraged to create your own ad with as much relevant information as you can supply.


Bring Your Own Court Reporter

Court Reporters serve an essential function to litigants insofar as they are the keeper of the record when it comes to what happens in a courtroom.  JudicialCouncilWatcher believes that court reporters serve an essential purpose of keeping the system honest and credible.

If you wish to be listed on this page, please provide information necessary for customers to find you to or utilize our private message window.

Minimum information required:

Your name
Your contact information
The county(ies) and Court(s) you are willing to travel to or where you work out of – get creative and make an ad.

Optional: Your rates.
Optional: Do you do pro bono work &/or depositions
Optional: a link to your web page

Note: If you have a better approach or idea we are all ears. Thus far, we’ve been contacted by CR’s where there is no CR in civil cases. We’d like to change that.

If you are looking for a court reporter, please leave similar information in the comment section below.


Los Angeles County Court Reporters

Shawnda R. Dorn, CSR No. 11387

Court-approved Court Reporter
Phone:  (562) 576-2127
Los Angeles County Court-approved court reporter.  Preferred courthouses are Stanley Mosk, Van Nuys, Glendale, Burbank, Compton, Norwalk,  Pasadena and Alhambra.

Helen Soliz, CSR #6612

Court-approved Court Reporter
Phone: (562) 773-2027
Los Angeles County Court-Approved Reporter – Available for trials and motions in the following courts:  Los Angeles, Long Beach, Norwalk, Downey, Bellflower, El Monte, Whittier, Compton .   Realtime provided for judges and counsel upon request.

Cassandra Caldarella, CSR # 13127

Court-approved court reporter

Phone:  (949) 233-0606
2781 W. MacArthur Blvd, Ste B-288
Santa Ana, CA  92704
Rates:  Competetive
Los Angeles County Court-Approved Reporter.  Available for trials and motions in the following courts:  Los Angeles, Stanley Mosk, CCW, Long Beach, Norwalk, Downey, Bellflower, El Monte, Whittier, Compton, Torrance, Pomona.   

Realtime provided for judges and counsel upon request. Available for depositions.  
Serving Los Angeles County, Orange County, and San Diego County.

Angela D. Gonzalez, CSR

Phone – 626.664.5858
Los Angeles County Court-Approved Reporter. Available for trials, motions in the following courts:
Los Angeles – (Stanley Mosk, Commonwealth), Pomona, Norwalk, Pasadena, El Monte, West Covina, Glendale.

Will cover San Bernardino County as well.
Available for depositions, arbitrations.


Judith Hollifield, RPR, CSR 12564

Official Court Reporter
Los Angeles Superior Court
East Los Angeles Courthouse, Department 4
4848 Civic Center Way, Third Floor
East Los Angeles, California 90022
cell:  213.265.1972

Available to freelance after-hours and weekends.  From time to time I can be persuaded to do pro bono work.  I’m happy to travel up to within 25 miles of downtown Los Angeles.  Here’s my contact info: or 213.265.1972

Susanne Williams, CSR

L.A. County Court-approved Court Reporter
Phone:  (818) 749-2853
Preferred courthouses are Stanley Mosk, Van Nuys, Glendale, Burbank,  Pasadena, and Chatsworth.


Napa, Solano, Sonoma, Contra Costa, Marin Counties

Susan L. Straub – Certified Shorthand Reporter CSR #7608

105 Ventura Street, Vallejo, CA 94590
(707) 246-8850

Serving in Napa, Solano, Sonoma, Contra Costa, Marin Counties – All Courts


San Francisco, Marin, Alameda, Greater Bay Area

Mary Ann Scanlan, RPR, CCRR, CSR No. 8875


20 years experience reporting complex litigation, medical, technical and intellectual property cases.  I’ve worked as an official for 7 years in both felony and civil trials.  I can provide realtime, internet stream, expedited and daily transcripts.  Serving San Francisco, Marin, Alameda, Greater Bay Area

Alameda County, San Francisco, Contra Costa

Connie J. Parchman, CRR, CSR 6137

I have over 25 years of experience as an official reporter. I am a Certified Realtime Reporter and a Certified CART Provider. I can provide realtime, remote streaming, daily copy, computers for attorney viewing, rough draft.

Serving Alameda County, San Francisco, Contra Costa

San Francisco, Marin, Sacramento

Collins & Haines Reporting

ph: 415.883.1009
Margaret Collins and Vicki Haines of Collins & Haines Reporting, former Marin County Official Court Reporters, have over 14 combined years actual court reporting experience (motion & trial, including real-time)  plus many years of deposition reporting experience. Fulfill your court needs with a real court reporter. It makes a difference. Serving San Francisco, Marin, Sacramento


San Diego

San Diego Court Reporters Coalition


Former official San Diego Court reporters have created the San Diego Court Reporters Coalition serving all of San Diego County


San Diego and Orange County

Judy Runes, CA CSR No. 5874 or
877.337.6911 (877Depo911)
Serving all of San Diego and Orange County (located in Oceanside, CA)
Available for depositions and court work
Complimentary Carlsbad conference room


Ventura and Santa Barbara County

Irene Abbey
(805) 647-8776 (land)  /  (805) 947-7078 (mobile)
Serving Ventura and Santa Barbara County
Available for depositions and court reporting – contact me for rates.
Irene has 38 years of experience with 12 years as a court reporter in Ventura Superior Court. Irene also performs depositions.


Fresno County

Heidi Benavides, CSR #12490

I am an official reporter who was laid off from Fresno Superior Court on 7/20/12.  I have more than ten years’ experience as an official reporter.  I have experience in both criminal and civil courts.  I have the ability to provide realtime.  I am also listed on the Fresno Superior Court’s website as a pre-approved realtime court reporter.  I prefer court work but would be willing to do depositions as well.  I prefer to work in Fresno but will travel a short distance.My contact info:Phone:  (559) 457-8596
Address: PO Box 956, Caruthers, CA 93609_______________________________________________________________

Court Reporting Services/ legal support services

San Diego, Los Angeles & San Francisco – providing statewide court reporting

From: Michelle Lipka supports the BYOCR goals of JCW and the CCRA and has already hired 3 recently laid off Alameda County Court Reporters, inc.
Phone: 888-lipka-com (888-547-5226)
Website (for scheduling as well – they can fill out a form online):
Pro Bono Attorneys: operates a pro bono court reporting program

San Francisco, Alameda

From: Joshua Porter de Leon

Several of our clients are booking us to provide reporting services for the courts but I want to see if we could be listed on the court reporters by county/court page as well.  We also want to see where we can get a list of reporters that were laid off so we can use them first when our clients ask us to provide services.

U.S. Legal Support
180 Montgomery St, Suite 2180
San Francisco, CA 94104
Toll Free:
(888) 575-3376
Serving San Francisco and Alameda County

Message from JCW:

While we don’t have layoff lists for people in Alameda & San Francisco, we would urge CR readers to contact / register with U.S. Legal Support. It seems they wish to use you back inside the courts in which you previously worked.

9 Responses “Court Reporters by County/Court” →

  1. Anticorruption

    October 6, 2011


    Independent contract court reporters needed for private civil depositions in the
    isolated Wild West of San Bernardino County, one of the most
    corrupt in all of California.

    Anti-gay hostility and hate, witch hunts, Sheriff misconduct, attorney misconduct,
    judicial misconduct, and more — we have it all. Some cases have counsel
    representation, others are pro per.

    Established court reporting agency level
    fees and minimum billing structures are simply too expensive
    to depose all the witnesses who could be useful.

    Principals send inquiry to

  2. JCW wishes to thank Linda Pugliese & CRS Court Reporters and Video for being first to step up to the plate to assist displaced court reporters.


  3. Marylyn Hoffman

    October 7, 2011

    Marylyn Hoffman. I am a retired Los Angeles Superior Court Reporter using Case Catalyst and a Diamonte machine. Would love to do trial work. Experienced in civil, criminal, juvenile and probate. Based in Los Angeles, California and will travel to Orange County, Ventura County and San Luis Obispo.

    • Hi Marilyn,

      Our privacy policy prohibits us from disclosing your contact information. If you could be so kind, please provide JCW readers with a method to get in touch with you and we’ll create you a little ad up above in the primary post.



  4. If you are a laid off court reporter in San Francisco or Alameda County, U.S. Legal support (listed above) has requested contact lists of those laid off. Unfortunately, we don’t have such a list. However, CR’s might wish to contact them and get on their CR list for jobs that come up in the courts.

  5. Sullivan & Hargreaves Court Reporters is looking for experienced court reporters that have been displaced from the Los Angeles Superior Court.

    We are an independent, court reporter-owned agency that prides itself in providing the very best service in the industry. Please see our website for more information about our agency,

    For information about job opportunites please email,

  6. We are a large online-based transcription and translation company based in Orange County, CA looking for experienced, certified court reporters to add to our network for various projects throughout CA courts we are invited to bid on. Specifically, we are looking for court reporters locally based in San Bernadino and Riverside counties currently, but welcome interested reporters from throughout CA. If interested, please send resume, copies of certifications, and rate requirements to contact info below. Thank you!

  7. You say you’re: “Looking for experienced, certified court reporters to add to our network for various projects throughout CA courts we are invited to bid on.” ?????

    Your site advertises:

    “Our primary goal is to provide a professional transcription service to you at affordable rates, and we guarantee a 98% accuracy rate for “good” audio files with up to two speakers in the recording.” ?????

    Wow, you can transcribe up to two speakers with good audio? And the courts are taking bids for this? Is this for real?

  8. It has been quite some time since anyone has written a comment on this site, but L.A. Reporters goes into court on a regular basis for motions and trials. We have two major offices, one in Century City and one by the Los Angeles Airport. Send your inquiries to


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