Serving the legal
community since 1984

Our reputation speaks for itself. We’ve been serving the legal community with time-tested and proven services since 1984. We provide every offering the “big box” court reporting organizations do, but our relationships and size allow us to provide full control to our attorney and paralegal clients to get every detail of their work delivered exactly how and when they want it.

Thirty years ago

Our Story BEgan

Since Lisa Michaels started Chase Litigation Services over 30 years ago, the firm has been known as an innovator and leader in deposition and litigation services. Lisa set a precedent only selecting the best and most experienced stenographers to work with Chase clients. Each highly experienced court reporter was required to go through rigorous training and have that innate focus on clients first.

Lisa knew that each client selected Chase due to the company’s unrelenting commitment to match each attorney with just the right reporter. She instilled a culture of delivering work product with personal attention and outstanding transcripts, which the legal community grew to expect from us.

As Chase has succeeded and grown over the last 30 years, we’ve expanded to over 100 locations across the nation and now provide litigation support around the world. Whether it’s a deposition in San Jose or Tokyo, Chase is your one trusted firm to serve all of your reporting needs.

Upon Lisa’s passing in 2019, long-time visionary, collaborator, and friend, Linda Nelson, became CEO. Linda worked side-by-side with Lisa since 1999 and has continued to lead Chase with its same vision and commitment Lisa had fostered since its founding.

Thirty years ago

Our Story BEgan

Since Lisa Michaels started Chase Litigation Services over 30 years ago, the firm has been known as an innovator and leader in deposition and litigation services. Lisa set a precedent only selecting the best and most experienced stenographers to work with Chase clients. Each highly experienced court reporter was required to go through rigorous training and have that innate focus on clients first.

Lisa knew that each client selected Chase due to the company’s unrelenting commitment to match each attorney with just the right reporter. She instilled a culture of delivering work product with personal attention and outstanding transcripts, which the legal community grew to expect from us.

As Chase has succeeded and grown over the last 30 years, we’ve expanded to over 100 locations across the nation and now provide litigation support around the world. Whether it’s a deposition in San Jose or Tokyo, Chase is your one trusted firm to serve all of your reporting needs.

Upon Lisa’s passing in 2019, long-time visionary, collaborator, and friend, Linda Nelson, became CEO. Linda worked side-by-side with Lisa since 1999 and has continued to lead Chase with its same vision and commitment Lisa had fostered since its founding.

1962 – 2019

IN LOVING MEMORY OF LISA ELIZABETH MICHAELS 

Our former President and founder, Lisa Michaels, was a licensed certified shorthand reporter and began her court reporting career in Los Angeles, California, where she was a staff reporter for a top LA reporting agency that embraced the concept of matching clients with exceptional reporters. Lisa adopted these values and integrated them into her vision of Chase Litigation Services when she opened our first office in Southern California in 1984.

Ms. Michaels was a leader and active member of the National Court Reporters Association, the Society for the Technological Advancement of Reporting, California Official Court Reporters Association and also served seven years on the board of directors of the Deposition Reporters Association of California, including two years as President. She was qualified as a Registered Professional Reporter, Certified LiveNote Reporter, held the California Certificate in Realtime Reporting and was honored with the Distinguished Service Award from her court reporting peers in 2016.

As a court reporter herself, Lisa knew exactly what happened when the deposition room door closed, the witness was sworn in and proceedings began. From exhibits to realtime, her hands-on experience led the way in answering client needs, large or small, and delivering the best service in the industry. You can see her in action here taking on the Governor of California!

through the years

History of Court Reporting

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Court reporting as we know it today is linked back to a Roman slave, Marcus Tullius Tiro. He worked for the Roman philosopher, orator, and lawyer Cicero. To transcribe speeches, he invented a system of 4,000 notation symbols and abbreviations know as Tironian Notes.

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The Tironian Notes was later taught and used in European monasteries during the Medieval period eventually expanded to over 13,000 symbols.

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Few hundred years later a variety of systems of shorthand created by many innovators. One inventor, Sir Isaac Pitman created a shorthand system based on phonetics and published a book Stenographic Sound-Hand.

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Miles Bartholomew, who was a court reporter, invented and patented the first shorthand machine. The machine had 10 keys, and each counted as a single-letter stroke. This created dashes and dots, similar too Morse code.

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American court reporter, Ward Stone Ireland made the first commercial Stenotype machine. This is the keyboard design used today by court reporters.

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Chase Litigation Services was created by Lisa Michaels.

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Realtime captioning was developed for the deaf and hard-of-hearing community. Communication Access Realtime Translation CART. This enabled court reporters to provide realtime translation of the spoken word.

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Lisa responds to Governor “Terminator” as the President of the Deposition Reporters Association of California.

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Lisa Michaels receives the Distinguished Service Award from her peers.

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Chase Acquire Miller & Company Reporters.

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Linda Nelson becomes CEO.

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Covid 19 Pandemic. Chase Litigation Services steps up quickly creating enhanced Zoom depos with easy to share exhibits.

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Court reporting as we know it today is linked back to a Roman slave, Marcus Tullius Tiro. He worked for the Roman philosopher, orator, and lawyer Cicero. To transcribe speeches, he invented a system of 4,000 notation symbols and abbreviations know as Tironian Notes.

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The Tironian Notes was later taught and used in European monasteries during the Medieval period eventually expanded to over 13,000 symbols.

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Few hundred years later a variety of systems of shorthand created by many innovators. One inventor, Sir Isaac Pitman created a shorthand system based on phonetics and published a book Stenographic Sound-Hand.

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Miles Bartholomew, who was a court reporter, invented and patented the first shorthand machine. The machine had 10 keys, and each counted as a single-letter stroke. This created dashes and dots, similar too Morse code.

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American court reporter, Ward Stone Ireland made the first commercial Stenotype machine. This is the keyboard design used today by court reporters.

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Chase Litigation Services was created by Lisa Michaels.

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Realtime captioning was developed for the deaf and hard-of-hearing community. Communication Access Realtime Translation CART. This enabled court reporters to provide realtime translation of the spoken word.

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Lisa responds to Governor “Terminator” as the President of the Deposition Reporters Association of California.

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Lisa Michaels receives the Distinguished Service Award from her peers.

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Chase Acquire Miller & Company Reporters.

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Linda Nelson becomes CEO.

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Covid 19 Pandemic. Chase Litigation Services steps up quickly creating enhanced Zoom depos with easy to share exhibits.

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Mission & Values

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We value the respect and loyalty of each client. To us, it’s about over-delivering, responding immediately, and exceeding expectations. From offering new state-of-the-art software to updates to tips and traps, we over-prepare to make our attorneys and their firms shine in the spotlight. Our clients know this Chase promise – we are committed to bringing court reporting to a higher level.

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