About Us

Laurie Held-Biehl

Licensed as a Certified Shorthand Reporter and Registered Professional Reporter for
32 years, among the first in the country to become licensed as a Certified Realtime
Reporter, reporting on an almost daily basis in depositions, arbitrations and trials,
Laurie’s philosophy is “Wherever the clients need us, they’ll get us.” Licensed in Illinois,
California, New Jersey and Texas as well as nationally, her experience in reporting and managing
cases from the first deposition to the last is testament to the old adage “Consistency is
the key to Quality,” and it’s that consistency that gives our clients peace of mind. While
reporting and being involved behind the scenes in the day-to-day running of the office, she
is a devoted wife and mother, an avid community volunteer, Class Coordinator for
Lion’s Heart - Trabuco Canyon, Sustaining member of the National Charity League -
Canyon Chapter, as well as a member of the National Association of Professional Women.

John F. Biehl

Having reported for 25-plus years as a Certified Shorthand Reporter and Registered
Professional Reporter, John has vast experience in reporting environmental and business
litigation matters. John's time and attention is now focused on the day-to-day managing
of the office of Biehl, et al., Certified Shorthand Reporters, Inc., as we work to maintain
our status as an industry leader in quality and technology.

A word from Laurie...

It is my firmly-held belief that the experience and technology we
bring to the litigation arena provides a level of comfort that far
surpasses that of the wholesale middleman service that the so-called
national firms and several of the larger agencies claim to provide.

Our hands-on approach to reporting as well as the day-to-day management
of our office allows you to do your job without worrying about whether
we can do ours. We don’t believe in hidden costs; we don’t believe that
parties should be overcharged for services, nor do we believe that quality
reporters should be undervalued in the provision of reporting services.
We firmly believe we provide the best quality realtime reporting and services
for the best price available. We respect our Ethics First requirements as
members of the National Court Reporters Association; we maintain a strong
commitment to the legal community to bring the highest standards of
competency, experience and reliability to every proceeding we report.

These beliefs are the cornerstone of our business and represent the people
and professionals we are. We want to be an integral part of the process,
providing you quality court reporting with a personal touch.

- Laurie

Client Testimonials

“Laurie Biehl and her reporters are the most technology-savvy court
'reporters I have ever worked with. Laurie and her reporters deliver
a high-quality product virtually – and sometimes literally – overnight.”

- Laura Baughman, Esq., Shareholder, Baron & Budd, PC

“Laurie Biehl and the reporters who work with her are simply the best, most professional court reporters in the business. The people and the service are outstanding. The pricing is always very competitive, and the final work product is superb because they make it a point to learn the vocabulary and issues in every matter for which they are retained. The work product is always timely and accurate, and they are consistently updating their technology to support the excellent service they provide. Good, smart people that can handle any situation with counsel, clients or witnesses. No reason to go anywhere else.“

- Kirk Wilkinson, Esq., Partner, Latham & Watkins, LLP

“I first met Laurie on a large toxic tort case. Her reporting was not only accurate,
but she did what it took to get testimony available as quickly as needed. She is
comfortable with all deposition technology and makes you feel like you've hired not
only a reporter, but a concierge. Laurie's staff has the same exceptional
level of competence. I haven't used anyone else since.”

- Marlin Howes, Esq. Sempra Energy Company

“In the 25 years I have worked with Laurie and her reporters, they have never once let me down, and I have never hesitated to recommend them to my colleagues. Their reporters are competent, on time, service-oriented – and most importantly, produce top quality transcripts in a timely manner, regardless of whether the case is large or small, complex or simple, technical/scientific or commercial. They cover it all, and do it well! And they stay on top of reporting technology, which also puts them a ‘cut above’. My strongest endorsement is my repeat business, which Laurie always gets.”

- Rene P. Tatro, Esq., Tatro, Tekosky & Sadwick