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Huseby expands in California through merger with Orange County-based Maxene Weinberg Agency

Litigation services firm Huseby Inc. has merged with California-based Maxene Weinberg Agency.  

Huseby Inc., based in Charlotte, North Carolina with offices in 12 states, has expanded its presence in California with the merger. The Orange County-based Maxene Weinberg Agency is the largest court reporting agency in Mission Viejo, California and has offices throughout Southern California.

Huseby offers attorneys and law firms services that include court reporting, trial support, interactive real-time technology and mobile litigation support. It has a long-established West Regional Center in Los Angeles, plus offices in Dixon, Fairfield, Fresno, Napa, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco and San Rafael.

Huseby traces its presence in California to its work on the O.J. Simpson trials where it handled every piece of information exhibited in the civil trial and helped market the trial transcripts in the civil trial.

“Ever since the O.J. Simpson trial, where Huseby stepped in to help protect the rights of court reporters in the California courts, we have felt the tug for a larger presence in California,” said Huseby CEO Scott Huseby.

“This merger is yet another virtual brick in the slow, steady and calculated construction of a true court reporter-owned, court reporter-managed national firm whose ultimate goal remains to be the first choice for law firms, corporations and anyone seeking professional litigation support services."

Stan Weinberg, CFO of the Maxine Weinberg Agency, said the merger provides clients “with the latest in technology from a national company that is continually on the cutting edge,” combined with the agency’s “exceptional personal touch.”

Those technologies include access to web conferencing, which allows clients to take depositions remotely from the comfort of their offices. In addition, clients can view live video of witnesses, interact with a real-time text streams from court reporters, and view, annotate and mark exhibits electronically.

These technologies are the key to a law firm’s growth, Huseby said.

"This union epitomizes the solution for firms facing the daily bare-knuckle battle of holding on to existing local customer bases, continuing to grow organically and offering the latest in technological advances available in the industry,” he said.

“With the proliferation of national firms cashing in and cashing out through whatever means possible, it has been a wonderful breath of fresh air to see how the California legal community -- most importantly, the court reporters -- have supported our significant growth in a state dominated by more certified court reporters per capita than any other state in the country.”

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Meet Ameen Hofioni: Huseby's new West Coast VP based in Sacramento, California

According to Ameen Hofioni, Sacramento, California is “growing like a weed” in terms of the arts, sports business, entertainment and leisure.

“Our new arena will be done next year and will be the home of our beloved Sacramento Kings, and the city is in line for a new (Major League Soccer) team as well,” he said.

Ameen should know. He’s part of the growth as Huseby’s new West Coast vice president of sales and marketing, based in Sacramento. Along with all of those other things in Sacramento, Huseby is growing, too.

“Our new building is right next to the new arena,” Ameen said recently. “We are at the epicenter of Sacramento's revitalization.”

If you’re a lawyer looking for court reporting or other litigation services in Sacramento, Huseby’s new office address is 555 Capitol Mall, Suite 550, Sacramento, CA, 95814. As always, you can reach Huseby at (800) 333-2082.

Read below to learn more about Ameen, including his recommendations for where to eat in Sacramento.

Where are you from? I was born in Oakland, California and raised in a small town in Wyoming. I have lived in Sacramento for over 20 years. I'm a cowboy at heart.

How long have you been with Huseby? 18 months.

What was your first job ever? I was a dishwasher in my mother’s restaurant. I also bailed hay and shoveled tons of cow manure for fertilizer in that time frame.

What's your favorite thing about working for Huseby? Scott Huseby simply "gets it" and the company’s slow-yet-aggressive growth vision coupled with superior service is refreshing.

What’s your favorite movie? “Gladiator.” Why? The path of a man who was on top, knocked down and he then literally fought his way back to righteousness and justice.

What music are you listening to? I'm a cowboy in California so I have everything from George Strait to Papa Roach and Bob Marley to E-40. Lots of ‘80s and ‘90s hits as well.

If we're visiting Sacramento, where should we eat? Ella, Bandera or Mulvaney’s.

What's your favorite team? The Sacramento Kings and the San Francisco 49ers.

What do you do outside of work? I'm very involved with my 7- and 10-year-old daughters, Zoe and Evie. I coach their soccer teams and I'm a “dance dad,” as they're competitive dancers in jazz, contemporary and tap.

When I have free time I am known to hit the gym or carve the local Sierra Nevada Mountains mountain bike trails. Mountain biking is my passion. My wife, Georgia, and I are also very involved in the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Sacramento.

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With expansion to San Diego, Fresno, Sacramento, Dixon, Napa and Fairfield, Huseby has court reporting offices in 8 California cities

BeeBe & Co. is now part of the Huseby family of court reporting firms. BeeBe & Co. is now part of the Huseby family of court reporting firms. From left, Sally Haux, Brenda Franks and Brianna Nason.

Huseby Global Litigation Support is excited to announce it has just expanded its presence in California through the acquisition and merger of three litigation services firms in the state.

Nisbett Lucas Worldwide Reporting and Videography, Beebe & Company Certified Shorthand Reporting and DeMichelle Deposition Reporters are now part of the Huseby family, increasing Huseby’s locations in California to eight. These firms strengthen the tradition of quality and excellence Huseby strives to provide its clients on its global grid.

The companies' new names are Nisbett & Beebe, a Huseby Company and DeMichelle-Huseby.

Huseby now has locations in San Diego, Los Angeles, Fresno, San Francisco, Sacramento, Fairfield, Napa and Dixon.

Fresno is an ideal location for Huseby as it is the most centrally located city in California. It provides a crucial link between our offices in Los Angeles/San Diego and San Francisco. In addition, Fairfield is perfectly situated within 45 minutes of San Francisco, Oakland and Sacramento.

Nisbett Lucas is now part of the Huseby family of court reporting firms. Eddie Brauns, scheduling manager for Nisbett Lucas, which is now part of the Huseby family of court reporting firms.

Our California locations are:

1919 Grand Ave., Suite 1F, San Diego, CA 92109

7815 North Palm Ave., suite 120, Fresno, CA., 93711

700 Webster Street, Fairfield, CA 94533

3550 Watt Avenue, Suite 140, Sacramento, CA 95821

1001 2nd Street, Suite 345, Napa, CA 94559

Dixon Professional Building, 255 N. Lincoln Street, Suite H, Dixon, CA 95620

515 South Flower Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071 (213) 234-5540

505 Montgomery Street, 10th & 11th floors, San Francisco, CA 94111, (415) 432-6051

If you are in these areas or anywhere in California, give us a call at 1-800-333-2082 to schedule services at any of our locations worldwide.

Or, click here to find a location and schedule a court reporter online.

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