CONTACT US

For general information inquiries:
Office Phone: 615-742-2550
Email: info@beresandassociates.com

To contact a specific staff member, please see information provided below:

JAMES P. BERES, RMR, LCR, CLR

Email: jim@beresandassociates.com

Jim has been a reporter for 40 years, spending the first year of his career in his hometown of Toledo, Ohio. In 1976 he moved to Miami, Florida, working for a large firm until 1981, when he moved to Nashville, and has been here ever since. Jim is a Registered Merit Reporter (RMR), an LCR , licensed with the State of Tennessee, and also a CLR, Certified LiveNote Reporter.

In addition to actual court reporting, he also reports for ASAP Sports, traveling around the country to cover interviews with top professional athletes, covering the PGA Tour, the NFL, the NHL, the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness, the Rose Bowl, Major League Baseball’s Winter Meetings and Men’s NCAA Basketball.

Jim is the Past-President of the Tennessee Court Reporters Association for the 2013-2014 term. In his spare time he is an avid golfer, loves to cook, and has studied investment portfolio management over the past 20 years.

 

JENIFER P. BERES, LCR

Email: jenifer@beresandassociates.com

Jenifer has been a reporter for over 35 years. Being a home-grown Alabama girl, after attending the University of Alabama, Jenifer and her family moved to Miami, Florida, where she attended court reporting school and worked for a firm in Miami from 1975 until 1981, when she moved to Nashville, and has been here ever since. Jenifer is a Licensed Certified Reporter in Tennessee.

In addition to reporting, Jenifer is a single-digit handicapped golfer, who enjoys playing in tournaments all over Tennessee. She also enjoys reading and cooking, and is an avid Alabama “Roll Tide” football fan.

 

MINDY RUTHERFORD, LCR, CLR

Email: mindy@beresandassociates.com

Mindy has been reporting for over 20 years. She attended the Academy of Court Reporting in Columbus, Ohio, then moved to Nashville in 1992 and later to Bowling Green, Kentucky, where she currently resides. Mindy is an LCR, licensed with the State of Tennessee, and also a CLR, Certified LiveNote Reporter. She covers matters in both Tennessee and Kentucky. In her free time, she enjoys reading, jogging, and baking.

 

KATY MELCHER, LCR

Email: katy@beresandassociates.com

Katy has been a reporter for almost ten years, spending most of her career in Nashville and working for a large firm in Connecticut. Katy is an LCR, licensed with the State of Tennessee, as well as Connecticut.

In 2003, Katy obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Tennessee, Martin. She also obtained an Elementary Education degree in 2008. Katy has a passion for animals and enjoys running, cooking and traveling.

 

LAURA HANSEN, LCR, RPR

Email: laura@beresandassociates.com

Laura has been a court reporter since 2004. She has been certified by the National Court Reporters Association as a registered professional reporter (RPR) and is also a licensed court reporter (LCR) in the State of Tennessee. In addition to this, Laura received a bachelor of science degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Oklahoma in 1995. In her spare time, she enjoys playing the piano, fishing, gardening, and cooking.

 

 


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