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.”