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About ABI

We know how pressing the demands of the legal profession can be. With any court reporting service you need compliance, not questions. Above all, you need dependable, professional results.

Our company makes one promise to the legal world: one call to us and we’ll do the rest. We get the job done with a comprehensive dedication to meeting our client’s demands at any time and in any location — across town or across the country. And always at competitive local rates.

The president of our company, Ms. Sheila Atkinson-Baker, has been a professional court reporter for over 35 years, five of which she served as a court reporter in the federal district court. She is a Registered Professional Reporter and has served on the Board of Directors of the California Court Reporters Association.

Through her extensive experience she recognized a major need in the legal community for last-minute deposition scheduling. Realizing that speed, responsiveness, and accuracy were the only ways to meet this need head-on, Ms. Atkinson-Baker formed an agency and staffed it with the finest court reporters available in the business.

It paid off. Better law firms throughout the country saw a real competitive advantage in scheduling with us, and not just for emergencies. We grew from a handful of employees to a staff of over 170 and a court reporter base that exceeds 1,200.

Today, we tackle depositions throughout the United States and in many other countries when the need arises. In fact, every hour of the business week we’re doing an average of eighteen depositions somewhere in the world. In 1992 and again in 1993 we were cited by Inc. Magazine as one of the 500 fastest growing companies in the United States. We have also been listed four times in Inc. 5,000’s annual ranking of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the United States.