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.
Bill began his reporting career in Chicago in 1968 having passed the two levels of certification testing required by the Illinois court systems.
In 1972 Bill moved to Maine and later became certified as a Registered Professional Reporter by the National Court Reporters Association. His initial duties as an Official Court Reporter for the State of Maine began in the Judicial branch of government for the Supreme and Superior courts. Bill was also assigned to serve as reporter for the Maine House of Representatives, after which he received a letter of commendation from Speaker of the House Richard D. Hewes. In 1978 Bill began his freelance reporting career, teaming up with Cheryl in 1980 as owners and operators of Pieske Reporting Service.
Bill has served as the chief examiner for the National Court Reporters Association certification examinations in Maine, has served on the Maine Court Reporters Association Board of Directors, as well as president of the state association.
Although retired from active reporting since 2012, Bill still serves administratively in the day-to-day operations of Pieske Reporting Service. His leisure activities continue to include spending time with family and spending time in the Maine woods fishing and hunting. He has enjoyed curling in Belfast since 1976 and continues that wintertime activity to this day.
Cheryl graduated from Husson University in 1972 with an Associates degree in Legal Secretarial Science and in 1974 with a Bachelor's degree in Office Administration, majoring in Court Reporting.
Cheryl was honored by being named as the outstanding graduate of the class of 1974. Cheryl worked for the State of Maine in Superior Court before joining Bill in what is now known as Pieske Reporting Service.
She is the holder of the National Court Reporters Association Registered Professional Reporter certification as well as the prestigious Registered Merit Reporter certification, having attained this designation through written examination and three legs of speed testing.
Cheryl has been active in the Maine Court Reporters Association throughout her career, serving on almost all committees and offices. Cheryl currently serves on the Board of Directors and has in the past for multiple terms.
In her spare time, Cheryl is an avid curler, enjoys gardening and spending time with family.
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.
Dawn has been the Office Manager at Pieske Reporting since 2006. In May 2013, Dawn graduated from UMA with her BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Management. In March of 2015 she will receive her MBA from Thomas College.
Dawn resides in Augusta with her husband and son. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, reading and arts and crafts.