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  The Jacksonville Court Reporters at FCCR
 Ellen Watterson, CSR, RPR, FPR

President, founder and owner of First Coast Court Reporters established in 2001. A native of Jacksonville, she obtained a CSR, Certified Shorthand Reporter certificate in 1977. Over the years she has had her hands in all aspects of the legal field, to include family law, civil and criminal law, medical malpractice, land condemnation cases and maritime law. She also has an extensive background in data processing, having served as computer manager for the Arvida Corporation in the early 1980s. In 1991 Ellen obtained her RPR, or Registered Professional Reporter certificate, and in 2010 obtained her FPR, Florida Professional Reporter certificate. She is a member of the National Court Reporters Association and the Florida Court Reporters Association. She feels her greatest professional accomplishment has been starting FCCR in 2001 and today providing a workplace for eight reporters and support staff in two locations. Additionally, Ellen strives for a verbatim, error-free transcript with unparalleled attention to grammar skills. She appreciates her attorneys and clients by providing a comfortable, unbiased environment for deposition and mediations with refreshments and homemade comfort foods. When not at work she finds pleasure in baking, family-oriented gatherings, is an avid sports fan and enjoys watching two nephews who play major and minor league baseball.
 David W. Parrish

David began his court reporting career in 1975, joining the Official reporters in the Duval County Courthouse. David had many years experience taking Product Liability and Personal Injury jury trials, coupled with occasional criminal trials. He left the courthouse in 1980 to focus on deposition work, and has continued in that line since. After many years with one free-lance firm, David joined his long time friend Ellen Watterson shortly after she formed First Coast Court Reporters, and still remains an active reporter for her firm.

David grew up at the beaches and is presently a resident of Atlantic Beach. He has been a competitive offshore fisherman and enjoys walking the beach with his dog.
 Cary Cardwell, RPR

Cary attended the Reporting Academy of Virginia in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She spent the next 20 years in the Norfolk/Virginia Beach area as a free-lance reporter doing depositions, bench trials and jury trials, both civil and criminal cases. She moved to Jacksonville, Florida, in 2008.

Cary is RPR certified and a member of the National Court Reporters Association.
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