Depositions comprise the majority of our verbatim record keeping in areas involving personal injury, medical malpractice, patent cases, employment discrimination, maritime, the construction trades, as well as other areas of civil litigation.
We have served the legal community in technically-challenging hearings involving land use and environmental areas in cases such as Great Northern Nekoosa's Big A Dam proposal in northern Maine, Plum Creek's land use application in the Moosehead Lake region and the Mallinckrodt/U.S. Surgical appeal hearing before the Maine Department of Environmental Protection.
At the January, 2013, Maine State Bar Association conference, Pieske Reporting Service was honored by Legal Services for the Elderly as recipients of the Pro Bono Champion of Justice Award for their continued pro bono services.
With associates located throughout Maine, we provide services the length of coastal Maine, inland from Kittery to Bangor and points north of Bangor. Scheduling with us can be done in multiple ways at your convenience: Using our web scheduler, sending an e-mail or making a phone call to our office. We also confirm all scheduled matters one business day prior to avoid any confusion about when and where we are needed or updates regarding last-minute changes.
For questions regarding rates or availability, please contact us.
Melinda Gay Simon
Melinda Gay Simon graduated from the Stenotype Institute of Jacksonville Beach, Florida, a nationally renowned court reporter training school. Upon graduation in 1985, Melinda moved back to her home state of Maine and affiliated herself with Pieske Reporting Service, where she has remained since, traveling the state as a freelance court reporter covering depositions, medical malpractice panel hearings, arbitrations, probate court proceedings, Examinations Under Oath, and various other meetings and hearings. Melinda takes pride in providing expeditious and excellent service. Melinda is a member of the Maine Court Reporters Association and the National Court Reporters Association.
In her free time, Melinda enjoys spending time with family, running, boating and gardening. Melinda lives in West Gardiner with her husband. They have two adult children and one grandchild.
Veronica graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Husson College in 1990. Veronica's strong foundation in reporting began when, early in her career, she worked in Boston, Dallas and Washington, D.C., which provided her several years of experience working on a variety of reporting assignments including medical malpractice, patent law, and U.S. Department of Justice cases. Veronica also has extensive experience in Conference Reporting, having traveled throughout the U.S. with a national veterans group as their official conference reporter. Since her arrival at Pieske Reporting Service, Veronica has added to that vault of experience providing reporting services in the areas of depositions, arbitrations, mediations, environmental hearings and medical review panels. She has served as Treasurer of the Maine Court Reporters Association since 2000 and has been a member of the National Court Reporters Association since 1987. Veronica holds the National Court Reporters Association's Registered Professional Reporter certification as well as the prestigious Registered Merit Reporter certification.
Veronica currently resides in her hometown of Auburn, and she enjoys spending time at her camp on Graham Lake with her husband, Barry, and their two children, Michaela and Spencer.
In 1979 Peg attended Brown Mackie College in Salina, Kansas, having enrolled in their court reporting program. From 1981 until 2008, Peg gained invaluable experience as an official reporter for the State of Maine, as a freelance reporter with Pieske Reporting here in Maine, and also worked freelance in central Texas. In 2008 Peg returned to Pieske Reporting Service as a freelancer where she has remained since that time.
Peg, Jeff and their son Bailey have lived in Mt. Vernon since their return to Maine in 1996. In her free time, Peg enjoys spending time with her family, riding her 2008 Harley Street Glide, gardening and photography.
Nichole joined Pieske Reporting as the Office Manager in March of 2018. She attended UMA in 2016 working towards her Bachelor's Degree, which she plans on continuing until completion.
Nichole resides in Fairfield with her husband and three children. She enjoys spending time with her family, baking and gardening.