Stewart Richardson Court Reporter Spotlight: Lisa Robbins


Every month at Stewart Richardson we recognize one of our outstanding court reporters for helping us provide the highest quality of deposition services. This month, we chose Lisa Robbins from our Fort Wayne office to be in the spotlight.

“Lisa is a go-getter and is always staying on top of her work, ” said Fort Wayne Office Manager Pam Dykehouse.

When asked to describe Lisa, Pam said, “She is unflappable, diligent, professional, and accurate – and a lot of fun to be around!”


Lisa graduated from The Stenotype Institute in 1993, then worked for two reporting firms before going solo as Robbins Reporting for many years. She’s been working with Stewart Richardson full-time for the past eight years.

Get to know more about Lisa, her time as a court reporter, and her experiences working for Stewart Richardson by reading our conversation below!

What do you like about working as a court reporter?

I enjoy the fact as a court reporter you are always meeting new people and are hearing something different every day. It is definitely not a boring, monotonous job!

What drew you to Stewart Richardson originally, and why have you stayed with our company?

Tom Richardson contacted me to help cover depositions in the Fort Wayne area before they opened their Fort Wayne office. When the local office opened, I decided to work full-time solely for Stewart Richardson because I felt privileged to be a part of their team in providing the best court reporting services in Indiana. It is so nice to work for a firm that always puts their clients first and treats their reporters with the utmost respect.

What do you like most about working at Stewart Richardson & Associates?

Everyone is so helpful and we have top-notch office staff to help everything run smoothly. Stewart Richardson always keeps up with state-of-the-art technology so we can always offer our clients the latest and greatest services.

Stewart Richardson’s Fort Wayne Office Manager, Pam Dykehouse described you as unflappable, diligent, professional, and accurate. What words would you use to describe Stewart Richardson & Associates?

Reliable. Helpful. Professional.

What do you like about working in your local community?

I like that I’ve gotten to know most attorneys in the local area and they are great people. Fort Wayne is such a nice city to work in and everyone you meet is so down to earth.

What is one interesting thing about court reporting that you don’t think many people know?

The stenotype keyboard only has 22 keys. In order to graduate, you must get up to the speed of 225 words per minute.

Tell us a bit about your family!

I have been married since 1994 to my wonderful husband, John. We have two truly amazing kids., Sydney, who just finished her first year at the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne  and is working towards becoming a teacher, and Isaac who will be a junior this year in high school and is our newest driver in the family. I’m very blessed.

What are your favorite hobbies/activities?

I always have enjoyed watching my kids participate in their sporting events over the years which have been numerous! Now I like watching the Reds, Colts, and Pacers. I love to do anything outside like hiking, golfing, and camping.

What is one interesting fact about yourself?

My husband and I decided while planning our wedding to forego all the stress, and we instead got married in the U.S. Virgin Islands on the beach. It was wonderful!

What’s one piece of advice you’d give to someone looking to become a court reporter?

Always try to improve your skills through training and strive for higher certifications to set yourself apart.

Looking to schedule a deposition with Lisa or one of our other great court reporters? Try using our online deposition scheduling tool, today!

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