Meet the Firm
All reporters on our staff hold a minimum of an RPR (Registered Professional Reporter) designation from the National Court Reporters Association. In addition, we have reporters with NCRA designations of RMR (Registered Merit Reporter), RDR (Registered Diplomate Reporter), and CRR (Certified Realtime Reporter).
Maria DiPaolo Jones
Maria worked as an assistant to the librarian at Murphy, Young & Smith, LLP during high school and while enrolled in the court reporting program at Bliss College. After completing her training at the Stenotype Institute, Maria began reporting in Columbus in 1985, first with McGinnis & Associates, Inc. and most recently with Armstrong & Okey, Inc., and her court reporting career continues to be her passion.
As a member of the National Court Reporters Association, Maria has achieved certifications as a Registered Professional Reporter, a Registered Merit Reporter, a Registered Diplomate Reporter, and a Certified Realtime Reporter, and has qualified in the Ohio Court Reporters Association’s Hagestrom Speed Cup Contest at 220 and 240 words per minute.
Maria’s reporting experience includes a variety of deposition and hearing work in cases pertaining to public utilities, medical malpractice, accident reconstruction, environmental issues, employment law, building/construction cases, and she has been fortunate to report throughout Ohio and outside of the state, including a trademark case that took her to Seoul, South Korea.
Reporting for more than 30 years, Maria still loves her career choice and enjoys that she continuously gets to meet new people and learn about varied topics.
Julieanna LaPenna Hennebert
Julie has been a court reporter in the Columbus area since graduating from Stenotype Institute in 1988. As a Registered Professional Reporter and Registered Merit Reporter, she has reported assignments all over Ohio and in West Virginia.
Julie’s experience includes performing daily copy hearings for the Public Utilities Commission, many administrative hearings for agencies including Division of Securities, Nursing and Medical boards, and depositions for law firms large and small, as well as medical, technical, and video depositions. She has also taken depositions throughout many of the Ohio prisons regarding the death row controversy. She has done numerous realtime reporting jobs and, in fact, sets up for each deposition as if it were realtime.
Julie brings her job preparation, attention to detail, and good customer communication skills to each and every job. She has been employed with Blackstone Reporting, McGinnis & Associates, and Armstrong & Okey, and worked as an independent reporter when her daughter was born. Before becoming a court reporter Julie worked as a secretary for Jeffery Manufacturing Company and Toledo Scale.
Jennifer has worked in customer service, accounting, and payroll for many years. Her prior experience includes working at Nationwide Insurance, The Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges and, most recently, for Armstrong & Okey, Inc. With over 20 years of experience in the court reporting industry, Jennifer joins our team as Office Manager.
Jennifer guarantees excellent customer service and is dedicated to the success of our firm and our clients. Jennifer is a valuable addition to our company. Our team and yours couldn’t operate without her.