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Barbara Rogers
President of Spectrum Reporting
Court Reporter

Hometown
Utica, Ohio
Barbara currently resides in Gahanna, Ohio. 

Education
Utica High School, 1972
Columbus Business University, Diploma in Court Reporting, 1974 

Certifications
Registered Professional Reporter, 1975
Registered Merit Reporter, 1976
Certified Realtime Reporter, 1995
Registered Diplomate Reporter, 1996
Certified Manager of Reporting Services, 2004

Professional Activities
National Court Reporters Association, member
Ohio Court Reporters Association (OCRA), member
Columbus Bar Association, associate member
OCRA Technology Committee, member, 1992
OCRA Board of Directors, member, 1998-1999 

Barbara has been a presenter at OCRA conventions and before various legal groups.  In addition, she attends numerous continuing education seminars locally, regionally, and nationally throughout the year. 

Summary of Experience
Barbara was one of the first reporters in Ohio to adopt computerized reporting in 1978.  She was the first reporter in Columbus to use realtime technology in producing daily copy and the first reporter in Columbus to offer realtime transcription at depositions on a regular basis. 

During her 33 years of reporting experience, Barbara has had extensive experience in providing realtime reporting in deposition, arbitration, and courtroom settings.  She has vast experience in medical and technical depositions and conferences; and has the knowledge to provide the reporting and technical troubleshooting for courtroom realtime and/or daily copy. 

Barbara’s assignments have taken her to some interesting places.  She has taken testimony at the side of a road in southern Ohio regarding an accident at a dangerous curve.  Her steno machine has been set up among cooling towers at a coal-fired power plant in West Virginia, in an airplane hangar, and even a mile underground in a coal mine while she was suited up like a coal miner.

Cases of Note
United States of America, et al. v. American Electric Power Service Corporation, et al.
Judge Edmund A. Sargus, Jr.
U.S. District Court, Columbus, Ohio
(Depositions in Ohio) 

United States of America v. Ohio Edison Company, et al.
Judge Edmund A. Sargus, Jr.
U.S. District Court, Columbus, Ohio
(Depositions in Ohio, Washington, D.C., and Connecticut) 

Ohio Power Company, et al. v. Lloyd’s of London, et al.
Judge John D. Holschuh, U.S. District Court, Columbus, Ohio
Supreme Court of the State of New York, NYC, NY
(EUOs and depositions in Ohio, New York, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Georgia, West Virginia) 

DeRolph v. State of Ohio (Ohio school funding case)
Judge Linton D. Lewis, Jr.
Perry County Common Pleas Court
(Depositions and trial) 

McConnell and Wolfe v. Hunt Sports (1998)
Judge John P. Bessey
Franklin County Common Pleas Court
(NHL hockey franchise case)
(Depositions and realtime daily-copy trial) 

Harris v. Home State (Home State Savings collapse, 1985)
Court of Claims, Columbus, Ohio
(Hearings before the Joint Legislative Committee, depositions, and daily-copy trial)

Cambridge Holiday Inn fire (1979)
Judge Carl B. Rubin
U.S. District Court, Cincinnati, Ohio
(Daily-copy trial) 

Willow Island Cooling Tower collapse (April 27, 1978)
Fifty-one workers died when the suspended scaffolding fell 170 feet.
(Sworn statements of witnesses at the site) 

Beverly Hills Supper Club fire (1977)
Judge Carl B. Rubin
U.S. District Court, Cincinnati, Ohio
(Depositions and daily-copy trial) 

Dayton Schools Desegregation case (1977)
Judge Carl B. Rubin
U.S. District Court, Dayton, Ohio

(Daily-copy trial)

Mead v. Occidental (Hostile takeover case)
Judge Carl B. Rubin
U.S. District Court, Dayton, Ohio
(Six-week daily-copy trial)
 

Kent State University shootings – wrongful death litigation
Arthur Krause, et al. v. James A. Rhodes, et al.
(Depositions)

 

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