At U.S. Legal Support, we have specialized in providing the full range of court reporting services for asbestos cases since our founding.
Whether you’re a plaintiff or a defendant, our expertise, knowledge and service set us apart, and provide you and your team with the edge you need.
We understand there are many factors that make asbestos cases unique, and challenging. The field is mature – there are a limited number of defense and plaintiff firms with sufficient expertise to handle asbestos cases. The law is relatively settled. There is a stable, limited pool of experts capable of testifying on the science behind these cases. Due to the nature of asbestos claims, the same defendants are repeatedly involved. And plaintiffs are often in very poor health, which places counsel under pressure to work quickly, effectively and thoroughly. For all these reasons, experience in asbestos matters, matters. And nobody has more asbestos reporting experience than U.S. Legal Support.
Because the legal territory is so well known, asbestos cases can hinge on the smallest detail. A single line of testimony by a particular expert, or critical testimony of a terminally ill plaintiff can spell the difference between victory and defeat. At U.S. Legal Support, our role is to attend to the logistical details, drawing on our unrivaled experience so clients can focus on that critical testimony.
We do this in two ways. First, once a deposition is scheduled, the U.S. Legal Support team handles every logistical detail with the professionalism that’s been our hallmark for almost three decades. This includes things like finding and scheduling a conference room that’s appropriate for the plaintiff and the attorneys involved, selecting and flying out an experienced court reporter who is knowledgeable in asbestos matters, familiar with the attorneys involved on both sides, and finally, delivering transcripts with the speed and the accuracy our clients expect.
Our nationwide network of more than 5,000 independent court reporting professionals, including hundreds who specialize in asbestos cases, is one of the largest, most experienced and most highly qualified in the country. In addition to being thoroughly familiar with the procedures and demands of asbestos proceedings, your reporter will be familiar with the case, its parties and content which greatly enhances efficiency. If you’re a U.S. Legal Support client, all you have to do is focus on your case. We handle the rest.
The second profound advantage we bring to our clients is the unrivaled depth of our expertise. As one of the oldest, largest and most knowledgeable asbestos litigation support firms, we have participated in over 40,000 depositions in every forum in the nation. Our library of deposition transcripts is one of the nation’s largest and most well-organized, and may be available to our clients. These transcripts can provide the attorneys with whom we work with critical information, and an essential strategic advantage, in what are invariably highly contested cases, in which the outcome can be determined by a single detail. If that details exists in a transcript, U.S. Legal Support can help you uncover it.
Victory in either bringing or defending an asbestos case is always a matter of degrees. There are rarely big surprises. Instead, success demands the slow, patient and thorough accumulation of facts, as well as exercising the utmost professionalism, efficiency and care in depositions. U.S. Legal Support can help you do both.