For over forty-five years, Martin Deposition Services, Inc. has provided the highest level of competent and skilled court reporters to the legal profession in upstate, NY. That was our main objective when the business started in 1968 and that is the reason for our success today. Our court reporters take a great deal of pride in their transcripts and derive great satisfaction in fulfilling the needs of our clients.
The company has expanded tremendously over the years, constantly striving to become a dominant force. We have continued to add services to include high-definition videoconferencing where you can meet face-to-face anywhere in the world without leaving the Capital District, beautifully appointed suites where you can schedule your deposition or videoconference, virtual office solutions for businesses that prefer home offices but require conference rooms or a physical mailing address in addition to the convenience of the latest up-to-date office equipment which is at our clients’ disposal. We have also added tape transcription, now a vital necessity for our clients who require a transcript from a tape recorded court proceeding.
Our mission is to provide the best service possible by providing the most talented court reporters, delivering a timely and accurate transcript, being responsive to our clients’ needs, to be diligent in keeping up with the latest technology and to constantly seek out new services that will improve our efficiency in all aspects of our business.
Donna L. Martin, Certified Shorthand Reporter and Notary Public is President of Martin Deposition Services, Inc. She graduated from Spencer Business Institute in 1968. She began her career in the Courts in Albany and also as a freelance court reporter covering the Capital District area. The business expanded to include a wide geographic area and it became necessary for her to contract court reporters to cover the overload of examinations before trial and court proceedings.
In 1971, Ms. Martin relocated with her family from Clifton Park to Saratoga Springs where her business flourished and continues to expand. It became necessary for her husband Dean to leave his business to become part of Martin Deposition Services. Mr. Martin is now retired but continues to help in the operation of the business.
In addition to starting Martin Deposition Services and Deposition Suites, Ms. Martin had been employed with the Unified Court System as a Senior Court Reporter from 1975 to 2002.
She was the first female court reporter in 4th Judicial District which covers eleven counties from Schenectady to Plattsburgh. Because of her dedication, organization and skills as a court reporter, she was assigned to one of the 4th Judicial District’s largest protracted cases – 18 attorneys. She was also the lead reporter in the first Capital case in the 4th Judicial District.
Ms. Martin wrote “Guidelines for Court Reporters in Capital Cases” for the 4th Judicial District reporters. This document was extensively used by the statewide Court Reporter Advisory Committee for inclusion in a revised Court Reporter Manual for reporters statewide.
She also served as a member of a panel which screened, interviewed and recommended court reporters for all courts in the 4th Judicial District.
Ms. Martin served as a member of a district team which provided orientation to newly hired reporters and verified and certified as to the computer aided transcript proficiency of newly hired reporters during their probationary period.
Ms. Martin, in addition to running the business, is an active reporter and specializes in medical malpractice and technical litigation and is continually striving to provide clients with the latest technology the court reporting field has to offer.
She is a member of the National Court Reporters Association, the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce, the Saratoga Economic Development Corporation, National Business Owners Association of NY, MIVNET Global Videoconferencing Solutions, Courtroom Connect, Affinity Videonet and several worldwide videoconferencing networks.
In 1995, Ms. Martin was selected as an honored member of Who’s Who Among Outstanding Americans.