Stewart Richardson Court Reporter Spotlight: Melody Goodrich

Meet Melody Goodrich from Stewart Richardson’s new South Bend office.

At Stewart Richardson we like to regularly recognize our outstanding court reporters for helping us provide the highest quality of deposition services. This month, we chose Melody Goodrich from our South Bend office to be in the spotlight.

“Melody brings years of professional experience (from CART services at Notre Dame to Grand Jury work throughout northern Indiana) to our team that gives us a leg up in the industry. She perseveres and is always willing to go the extra mile, ” said Stewart Richardson COO Rose Wallis.

We are thrilled to have Melody as part of our team after we recently joined with Michiana Reporters to create our new Stewart Richardson South Bend office.

“Melody simply makes us better,” said Rose.

About Melody Goodrich

Melody graduated from the AIB College of Business in 1983 and worked in Naples, Florida until 1987. She moved to Chicago then, where she worked in bankruptcy court for a year before moving to South Bend. After moving to the South Bend area in 1988, Melody has stayed put and continued working as an exceptional court reporter ever since.

Get to know more about Melody, 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 really enjoy the flexibility that being a court reporter provides and the fact that no day is the same!

What made you decide to join with Stewart Richardson recently?

Joining with Stewart Richardson offered me more opportunity to do the part of being a court reporter that I love the most – writing on the machine!

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

There is a great camaraderie between the reporters and the staff that I enjoy.

What is one of your proudest moments while working as a court reporter?

I did a hospital discharge for a hearing-impaired patient.

Stewart Richardson COO Rose Wallis described you straightforward, always ready with a smile and a laugh, and caring. What three words would you use to describe Stewart Richardson & Associates?

Classy, fun, and involved.

What do you like about working in the South Bend area?

We have great clients. They are so respectful and personable.

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

There are many arenas of court reporting you can work it – it’s not just depositions and court!

Tell us a bit about your family!

I’ve been married for 29 years to a very patient and kind man, whose name is Tom. I have a two sons, Thomas, 27, and Aaron, 25. They are both successful in their lives and relationships. I am truly blessed with three wonderful men in my life!

What are your favorite hobbies/activities?

I enjoy camping and spending time with my dogs.

What is one interesting fact about yourself?

I can make the pupils of my eyes shake back and forth (pretty freaky, right?)!

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

It’s not just a job; it’s a career…and a great one!

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

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