A Brief History

One of our founders, John Martina, began his court-reporting career at a firm called Katherine I. Nolen, Official Court Reporter in 1981. At that time, the firm employed 25 court reporters in its office in the old county courthouse in the historic district of downtown Fort Myers. Once the current Justice Center was built across the street, the office relocated and remained there until September 1995.

John Martina and his colleagues covered almost all proceedings, including juvenile, misdemeanor and felony cases. They had six deposition rooms at their disposal for public defender, state
attorney and private attorney civil jobs.

A Brief History

One of our founders, John Martina, began his court-reporting career at a firm called Katherine I. Nolen, Official Court Reporter in 1981. At that time, the firm employed 25 court reporters in its office in the old county courthouse in the historic district of downtown Fort Myers. Once the current Justice Center was built across the street, the office relocated and remained there until September 1995.

John Martina and his colleagues covered almost all proceedings, including juvenile, misdemeanor and felony cases. They had six deposition rooms at their disposal for public defender, state attorney and private attorney civil jobs.

Later on, Katherine Nolen, along with her daughter Susan Nolen, and John formed Nolen-Martina Reporting and moved to our current offices in the Courtney Building on West First Street. Susan and John bought out Katharine’s shares and changed the name of the company to Martina Reporting Services in May 1997. Twenty-one years later, in April 2018, Chrissy Mikulice bought the company from John and our name became what it is today.

Martina-Mikulice Reporting Services covers the entire 20th Judicial District consisting of Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Glades and Hendry counties. We handle both civil and criminal depositions, felony trials and civil hearings and even public hearings, meetings and town hall gatherings.

Our Reporting Team

Chrissy Mikulice

  • Born and raised in Casco, Wisconsin
  • Worked at Lear Corporation, an interior parts manufacturer for Ford, General Motors and Chrysler, from 1997 to 2009
  • Began studies for Associates degree in judicial reporting at Lakeshore Technical College; graduated with honors in 2014
  • Earned membership in Phi Theta Kappa honor society
  • Hired by John Martina at Martina Reporting Services upon graduation
  • Bought the company in 2018

Tammy Hoffman

  • Born and raised in Pennsylvania
  • Attended Duff’s Business Institute in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Started career as an official reporter in Fayette County Court of Common Pleas, Uniontown, Pennsylvania
  • Relocated to Georgia
  • Became an official reporter in DeKalb County Superior Court, Decatur, Georgia
  • Hired by John Martina upon relocating to Florida
  • Licenses include National Court Reporters Association: RPR–Registered Professional Reporter, RMR–Registered Merit

Donald Nelson Leavell

  • Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Attended Jacksonville Business College
  • Detail clerk for Sam Rosenfeld, U.S. District court reporter
  • Two years at Shugart & Bishop
  • Helped chief reporter in the U.S. District Court as a substitute
  • Served in the United States Marine Corps; Active duty as chief reporter in the Office of Staff Judge Advocate, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
  • Worked for two years at the Superior Court in Washington, DC
  • Official reporter in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • Official reporter in San Juan (two years), Puerto Rico and Miami, Florida (two years)
  • Settled in Miami and worked 17 years at Klein Bury & Associates; top producer doing medical malpractice expert depositions around the country, South America and Europe
  • Joined Martina-Mikulice Reporting Services, working directly with John Martina and Chrissy Mikulice

Sandra Ambrogio

  • Born and raised in Connecticut
  • Began stenographic career In 1988 as a Certified Hearing Reporter for the Department of Workers’ Compensation in New Britian, Connecticut
  • Became a Certified Shorthand Reporter in 1989
  • Worked as a full-time Court Stenographer at the Danbury Superior Court
  • Became a mother and took time off to raise her baby daughter
  • Worked as a freelance reporter for various law firms in New Haven and as a per diem reporter for the New Haven Superior Court
  • Family relocated to Florida in 1999
  • Began working for Nolen-Martina in 2000, and through its ownership changes to Martina Reporting and Martina-Mikulice

Kathy Nicholson

  • Raised primarily in northeastern North Carolina
  • Relocated to southwest Ohio
  • Attended court reporting school at night while working days as a secretary
  • Joined a firm and specialized in medical malpractice depositions
  • Attained Certified Real-Time Reporter designation; provided CART (Computer-Assisted Real-Time) work for a deaf defendant and a hard-of-hearing juror in the Montgomery County court system
  • Became an official court reporter for the Butler County Court of Common Pleas in 2008 reporting on criminal cases
  • Relocated to Florida in 2012 to work for Martina-Mikulice Reporting Services
  • Licenses include: FPR, RPR, CRR

Karen Landis

  • Born in Soda Springs and grew up in Pocatello, Idaho
  • Worked in collections and insurance billing for a pediatric practice while raising two daughters
  • In 1997, moved cross-country to St. Mary’s, Georgia and worked for a physician’s office
  • Relocated to Columbia, South Carolina two years later and entered school for court reporting
  • Completed her court reporting studies and got married
  • Relocated one final time—this time to Southwest Florida where she is happily working as a court reporter for Martina-Mikulice

Bo Kriegshauser

  • Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Began his career with Venezia Reporting where he reported for six years
  • Worked for Fred Shaefer at Shaefer Reporting Services, also for six years
  • Opened his own firm, Kriegshauser Reporting & Video in 1992; acted as a full-time court reporter, videographer, office manager and scheduler
  • In 2009, he merged his firm with PohlmanUSA Court Reporting & Litigation Services
  • Took a vacation with his wife to Sanibel in 2018 and ultimately relocated there
  • Now a member of the team at Martina-Mikulice

Susie Mougey

  • Began her court reporting career in the late 1980s, freelancing for a small firm in Huntington, West Virginia
  • Worked as an official reporter for the Common Pleas Court in Scioto County, Ohio for eight years
  • Taught at Huntington Junior College as a full-time instructor for 15 years, doing deposition work in her free time
  • After moving to Lexington, Kentucky, she freelanced in civil depositions
  • Recently married and relocated to Fort Myers, where she found a place at Martina-Mikulice

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2069 First St. #201, Fort Myers, FL 33901

New Satellite Office
265 East Marion Ave Suite 117A, Punta Gorda, FL 33950

(239) 334-6545   scheduling@martinareporting.com

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2069 First St. #201, Fort Myers, FL 33901

New Satellite Office
265 East Marion Ave Suite 117A, Punta Gorda, FL 33950

(239) 334-6545    scheduling@martinareporting.com

About Us        Services        Contact Us        Careers

©Copyright 2020 Martina-Mikulice Reporting Services | All Rights Reserved
Powered by the Brand Architects™ at Spiro & Associates

2069 First St. #201, Fort Myers, FL 33901

New Satellite Office
265 East Marion Ave Suite 117A, Punta Gorda, FL 33950

(239) 334-6545

scheduling@martinareporting.com

©Copyright 2020 Martina-Mikulice Reporting Services
All Rights Reserved
Powered by the Brand Architects™ at Spiro & Associates