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The recent wildfires in Sevier County, Tennessee, have displaced hundreds of families. There have been lives lost and several still missing. This is a tragedy that will not be over in a short period of time despite the fact that people have shown such generosity and kindness. Many have lost homes, loved ones, jobs, pets, everything. A member of our staff, Morgan Wilds, has family all over Sevier County. Her immediate family was spared, but has had close friends displaced by the fires. She has gone to the devastated area to volunteer where she is able to. Everyone needs help, including firefighters, families, and animals. The local citizens that were not victims of the fire are now the caregivers. They will need help too.
The Dollywood Foundation has started the “My People Fund” and is doing a wonderful thing, giving families $1,000 for six month for living expenses. Dolly Parton said she believes charity begins at home. East Tennessee is our Home and we need each other now and always. If you wish to help, the Sevier County Chamber of Commerce Facebook page lists links to relief funds. You can also donate to organizations like the American Red Cross and the Friends of the Smokies. More information about relief and recovery efforts and how you can get involved can also be found the following media outlets:
We are proud to recognize Ken Gibson’s appointment by Governor Bill Haslam to the Tennessee Board of Court Reporting in June of this year. Traveling to Nashville to give his time and talent to take on this important role while managing the firm’s day-to-day operations and actively reporting demonstrates the hard work and professionalism that he encompasses. Congratulations and thanks, Boss, for your volunteer spirit!
Official announcement can be seen here: https://www.tn.gov/governor/news/42844
From transcript binding to administrative fees, some court reporting firms might charge something for anything. Also, have you ever noticed that you get a big bill from a court reporting firm and it’s not itemized? It’s not itemized because you are probably being charged for something you didn’t order, such as e-Transcripts, condensed transcripts or linked exhibits. Linked exhibits can cost more than a dollar per exhibit!
Gibson Court Reporting itemizes our invoices, and we don’t charge for services like electronic files, condensed transcripts, or linked exhibits. Be sure you ask the court reporting firm you hire if you will get an itemized invoice and whether you will be charged for extras that you don’t need.
You might think a small town court reporting company can’t offer the expertise you need to keep your litigation moving along. Over the years we have proven that we can meet any challenge. In the 1980s, the fourth-largest banking failure in US history at the time happened in Tennessee, which created a firestorm of litigation for many years. After taking literally hundreds of depositions in the various bank cases, we provided daily copy for a nine-month trial between a “Big Six” accounting firm and the FDIC. That trial still stands as East Tennessee’s longest running trial.
More recently, we were selected to provide court reporting services for the TVA Ash Spill litigation, one of the largest environmental catastrophes in our country’s history. There were over 300 depositions taken in that case, and we provided fast, accurate transcripts for attorneys from New York, St. Louis, and elsewhere. Our on-line repository was invaluable to the parties, allowing co-counsel in multi-states the ability to collaborate with each other on transcripts and exhibits.
And by the way, the software we use for our secure on-line repository is the same trusted by many national court reporting firms. You can depend on our team to meet your needs and surpass your expectations!
I have found Gibson Court Reporting to be extremely reliable and dependable. Their work product is outstanding and always timely. I have utilized their court reporting services for many years and will continue to do so.
Gibson Court Reporting surpasses any court reporting service I have ever used. I work at a large law firm and our attorneys request Gibson Court Reporting because we always receive excellent service and a quick turnaround. They have spoiled us!