Chere J. Barton

President/Stenographic Reporter

  • Past Gregg Shorthand Writer Champion, State of Texas
  • Former Guardian Ad Litem Case Coordinator/Volunteer
  • Court Reporter since 1993
  • Past Florida Court Reporters Association, Director at Large
  • Former Court Reporter, Middle District of Florida Bankruptcy Court
  • 2000 Recipient of Hillsborough County Bar Association Pro Bono Award
  • National Court Reporters Association
  • Florida Court Reporters Association

Melanie Keefe

Lead Stenographic Reporter

  • Graduated from Erwin Technical College’s court reporting school in December of 2008
  • Court Reporter with Regency Reporting since 2009
  • Experience is in complex business litigation, expert testimony, family law, nonjury and jury trials, sworn and unsworn statements, interpreter depositions, 341 meetings, G.A.L. depositions, video conferencing, IMEs, EUOs, board meetings, expedited transcripts, rough drafts
  • National Court Reporters Association
  • Florida Court Reporters Association

Erica Joyce, PHR

HR & Operations Director

  • Graduated from University of Central Florida, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, magna cum laude
  • Graduated from Rollins College, Master of Human Resources, with Honors
  • Professional in Human Resources Certification
  • Society for Human Resource Management



Rick Spector, CLVS, CME

 (Rick Spector & Associates)

  • Legal videographer since 1982
  • CLVS
  • CME
  • Former Army Paralegal
  • Employs a team of the very best in the industry
  • Vast knowledge of every aspect of video production
  • Experience in the following:
    • Video Depositions
    • Video/Transcript Synch
    • Compulsory/Independent Medical Examinations
    • Video & Still Photography of Evidentiary Materials
    • Video Wills/Living Wills
    • Site Inspections
    • Trial Presentations
    • Mock Trial/Focus Group Video
    • Courtroom Presentation and Video Playback
    • Life Impact (day in the life) Programs
    • Settlement Documentaries
    • Home/Business Inventories

In addition to our full-time staff, we employ a group of freelance and independent contracting reporters in many different locations who work with us on a regular basis.