Phipps Reporting Strengthens in Southwest Florida with the Acquisition of Merit Court Reporting

WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA – Phipps Reporting, a provider of court reporting and turnkey litigation support services, has acquired Merit Court Reporting, a firm headquartered in Fort Myers, Florida, for 15 years. This acquisition strengthens Phipps’ presence in Southwest Florida, adding offices in Fort Myers and Naples. Merit is the first acquisition of 2022 and the nineteenth completed by Phipps Reporting.

“Acquiring well-respected, established firms has been a strategic part of our ongoing commitment to join teams with like-minded companies nationwide. Merit furthers our ability to provide clients with the personal service of the traditional mom-and-pops with enhanced services and the continued commitment to do business with the people clients know and trust,” Christine Phipps, CEO of Phipps Reporting. “We are committed to making reliable, professional stenographic court reporting and litigation support services available throughout the country.”

“Merit Court Reporting has provided exemplary services to the legal community throughout Southwest Florida for over 14 years and has served as a model for stenographic services in the area. As we transition to Phipps Reporting,” said firm co-owner Maryanne Wagner, RPR. “I am confident the same attention to detail and overall customer service will continue as we grow and expand our services, bringing state-of-the-art technology combined with the professionalism and expertise our clients have grown accustomed to over the years. I look forward to working with Phipps Reporting Services in the days ahead and will be assisting in their future growth and success in all areas of the business. Phipps is the perfect fit for our business. I am super excited to be a part of the Phipps Team.”

Firm co-owner Debbie Cail added, “We are excited to merge with Phipps Reporting and offer our clients an opportunity to work with this dynamic team! We both have the same goal of quality transcripts and personalized customer service for our clients. Phipps Reporting will continue to provide to the individual needs of each of our clients.”

About Phipps Reporting, Inc.
Phipps Reporting has provided exceptional service to the legal community for more than 30 years. It is one of the Southeast’s largest independent court reporting firms, with offices in every major city in Florida, headquartered in West Palm Beach; in addition to offices in Missouri and Wisconsin. The firm delivers worldwide stenographic court reporting, instant testimony delivery, videography, interpreting, and process services with technical mastery and personal finesse. For more information, visit

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