Alderson strives to provide superior service to clients. From the managers who work in our corporate office in Washington, D.C. to our nationwide network of freelance court reporters and videographers, we have the experience, education, and expertise necessary to provide our clients with exceptional litigation support services worldwide.
Our philosophy of client service extends beyond the court reporting needs of the moment. We strive for superior service at all times, working with clients from the initial scheduling process through final invoicing, while always keeping customer needs in mind. When working with Alderson, clients can expect to be assigned to a dedicated account representative who is required to be certified in realtime technologies. Our business development directors are able to provide complimentary training to clients and often attend proceedings as realtime "troubleshooters."
Trish Collins, Business Development Director
Trish Collins joined Alderson in 2005 as a business development director and DuPont account manager in Washington, D.C. She joined Alderson after having previously worked for Special Counsel, Alderson’s parent company. Trish has a legal background featuring work on a variety of medical, pharmaceutical, chemical, and environmental litigation matters. Trish graduated from Pennsylvania State University at Bloomsburg in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She is an active member of the DuPont Women Lawyers Network and maintains a Massachusetts teaching certificate. Trish taught high school biology, chemistry, and general science in southern Massachusetts for several years before beginning her career in law.
Nicole Davis, Business Development Director
Nicole Davis joined Alderson’s Washington, D.C. office in 2000. She has an Associate's degree in Arts and Sciences from Prince George’s Community College and has worked virtually in every department since joining Alderson. Most recently she joined the business development team as a business development director, where she manages cases for multiple clients. Her working knowledge of every department enables her to provide a high level of service and quality assurance to each client.
Joshua Fanning, Federal Hearings Manager
Joshua Fanning joined Alderson’s Austin, TX office in 2006 and currently serves as Federal Hearings Manager. Building on his previous experience as Quality Control Specialist, Joshua oversees legislative and executive agency client accounts. Joshua earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Kansas State University and a master's degree in information systems from the University of Phoenix.
Christopher J. Gaskill, Jr., Business Development Director
Chris Gaskill is a Business Development Director in Alderson’s Washington D.C. Office. Chris joined the team in the spring of 2005, working first as production coordinator with a focus on quality control and then as Federal Hearings Coordinator serving Alderson’s court, agency and Congressional clients. Before his time at Alderson, Chris was staff assistant to a member of the New Jersey Congressional Delegation. Chris received his Bachelors Degree in Political Science from the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.
James Harper, Business Development Director
James Harper joined the Alderson team in 2011 with an extensive background in the court reporting industry. James has been in the industry for 18 years in virtually every role, from court reporting to proofing, from scoping to scheduling. He has had the opportunity to provide service to the most prestigious law firms in the District and nearly every agency in the federal government. James is a graduate from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English
Liz Murphy, Business Development Director
Liz Murphy joined Alderson in 2008 as a Business Development Director. Liz began her legal career in 2000 as a paralegal in a large Washington, D.C. law firm. In 2003, she joined Special Counsel, Inc., Alderson's parent company, as the Operations Coordinator of Special Counsel’s deposition summary service, Concise®. In 2005, Liz became the Executive Director of Concise, and while there perfected her skills in providing a high level of service to each client. Liz is a 1999 graduate of Wake Forest University with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Ron Tesler, Business Development Director
New York, NY
Ron Tesler joined Alderson’s New York City office in 2011 as a Business Development Director, bringing over six years of experience servicing customers in the court reporting industry. An avid runner, Ron heads up Alderson’s Win4Youth events in the New York tri-state area. Win4Youth is a global sports initiative organized by Alderson’s parent company, Adecco Group, to raise money for youth foundations through group sports activities. Ron is a native of New York and a graduate of SUNY College in Brockport NY.
Alderson strives to help clients meet their needs at all times. Our resource development department works with court reporters, videographers, proofreaders, transcriptionists, and other legal professionals in order to meet skill set requirements of all proceedings. As our business development directors are available 24/7 to our clients, the resource development team has the same availability for our legal professionals.
Amy Derr, Senior Resource Development Director
Amy Derr is the senior resource development director at Alderson’s Washington, D.C. location. She began her career with Alderson in 1987, and has since then transitioned into the resource development department. In 1994 Amy left the Washington, D.C. area and managed administrative functions for various industries including aerospace manufacturing, property management and community associations. Amy rejoined Alderson in 2006. She is a graduate of the College of St. Benedict in Minnesota, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music.
Joe Bradley, Resource Development Director
Joe Bradley joined Alderson’s Washington, D.C. office in April 2007 with an extensive court reporting background, having worked in virtually every aspect of the court reporting field. He began his career as an account executive for an advertising agency before moving into court reporting. Joe schedules the Washington, D.C. market as well as manages Alderson’s transcription department. He has an Associate's degree in Arts and Sciences from Tunxis Community College.