PHIPPS REPORTING ACQUISITION STRENGTHENS LEADING POSITION IN FLORIDA’S PANHANDLE REGION
WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA: Phipps Reporting, a market leader in court reporting services, has acquired Wierzbicki Court Reporting, a 35-year-old Pensacola, FL-based court reporting firm. The acquisition furthers our commitment to the Panhandle region adding offices in Pensacola and Fort Walton Beach to existing offices in Tallahassee and Panama City. Phipps Reporting celebrated its 10th anniversary in October 2020 and has made the Inc. 5000 for 7 years in a row through organic growth and selected acquisitions of like-minded, client-focused companies. Wierzbicki Reporting is the 13th acquisition completed by Phipps Reporting.
“Michael Wierzbickiis a renowned firm owner with an excellent reputation in the industry and the region,” said Christine Phipps, CEO of Phipps Reporting. “Uniting the three main court reporting firms in Florida’s Panhandle and their resources; Sandi Nargiz as owner of Accurate Reporting in Tallahassee; Deborah Shoman as owner of Stewart & Shoman in Panama City; and now Michael Wierzbicki with offices in Pensacola and Fort Walton Beach is part of our strategic plan to deliver consistent, locally-dedicated services to the Panhandle and part of our broader objective to become one of the distinguishedand influential firms in the industry.Each one of these owners share in our core values. This acquisition further enhances our commitment to quality stenographic services and ethics.”
Due to the ever-increasing technology demands of clients and the need for greater reporter coverage throughout not only the state of Florida but the United States, Michael Wierzbicki decided to pursue a firm with greater resources. “Having established and built this business since 1986, along with the loyalty and hard work of the office staff and reporters, I felt it best to partner with Phipps Reporting to provide state-of-the-art upgrades in both hardware and software technology that is so vitally needed in today’s litigation setting,” said Michael Wierzbicki, President of Wierzbicki Court Reporting. “Phipps Reporting is the only agency I would merge with, as they have the same model of doing business to WCR, and that is quality transcripts, excellent customer service, and client/staff first, people before profits.”
About Phipps Reporting
Phipps Reporting’s principals have been providing exceptional service to the legal community for more than 30 years. The firm delivers worldwide coverage with technical mastery and personal finesse for clients that range from solo-practitioners to Fortune 100 companies, and sought after for expertise in realtime, daily copy, high-profile trials. Phipps Reporting has locations both internationally and across the United States with corporate headquarters in Florida, and an expansive network of process servers, interpreters, videographers, and over 2,000 court reporters and 500 affiliate firms. For more information, visit www.phippsreporting.com.