Our Court Reporters
Jodi Harmon, Certified Realtime Reporter, Registered Merit Reporter
Jodi owns and operates American Realtime Court Reporters and is a working reporter. Following in her father’s footsteps, she became a freelance reporter in 1982. In 1993 she opened a court reporting agency in Florida, covering jobs throughout the United States and abroad on large-scale cases such as intellectual property, pharmaceutical, medical malpractice, asbestos, Big Tobacco and Enron litigation. Jodi's travels brought her to Japan in 2003 where her love for the culture, the people and the cuisine inspired her to open the first and only court reporting firm in the country. Today Jodi splits her time between reporting depos throughout Asia and in Client Services in the U.S. office where she can best serve attorneys and their staff by personally assisting them through the tedious logistics associated with setting up depositions in Asian countries.
Deborah Marshall, Registered Professional Reporter,
Certified Shorthand Reporter (Hawaii)
Deborah's 31 years of experience include realtime closed captioning for television broadcasts such as NBC Nightly News, The Oprah Show, Good Morning America and a wide variety of sporting events from Major League baseball to World Wrestling Entertainment. While she was thrilled to be paid to watch TV, Deborah got the travel bug and took a two-year assignment in The Hague, Netherlands, covering history-making trials at the International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. Deborah loves to travel and learn about different cultures, hike, read, play chess and stay in contact with friends and family scattered throughout the world.
Melanie Giamarco, Registered Professional Reporter,
Certified Realtime Reporter, Registered Merit Reporter
Melanie has been reporting for 24 years and has spent a large part of her career freelancing internationally in such exotic locales as Brazil, Australia, Germany and England. She has extensive experience in reporting high-end cases involving pharmaceutical, re-insurance, intellectual property and asbestos litigation. Melanie enjoys mountain biking, skiing and whitewater rafting and is always up for an extreme challenge, both personally and professionally.
Tracey LoCastro, Registered Professional Reporter,
Florida Professional Reporter
Tracey began her realtime career in 1993 when the technology was still in its infancy. Tracey’s reporting experience includes internet trials (2005 Coleman vs. Morgan Stanley trial, streaming realtime to 40 connections per day) and depositions in Italy, Venezuela, Mexico, Panama, Costa Rica, Korea and Taiwan. In 1997, she was on the realtime team covering the first ever "Big Tobacco" trial in Miami, Florida, which lasted 18 months, streaming hundreds of pages a day to attorneys and the media nationwide. Tracey enjoys the challenge of realtiming intellectual property depositions in Asia, experiencing different cultures and working with attorneys from all over the world.
James V. Beasley, Registered Professional Reporter,
California Certified Shorthand Reporter
Nevada Certified Court Reporter
James launched his career as a realtime reporter in January 2004, and his outstanding realtime skills quickly provided him the opportunity to report large-scale, multi-party cases in the UK, Japan and Italy. His most interesting depositions took place in a Burmese refugee camp under armed guard. Most recently, James provided realtime on hundreds of depositions in the TFT-LCD antitrust matter throughout 28 states in the U.S. His passion for excellence stems from his love and devotion to his skillset. When James isn't reporting, he enjoys traveling, cooking, and cycling to raise money for local non-profits. James is very excited to be living and working in Japan.