B.C.R., LCR, RPR, CRI, CCR
Owner/ Senior Real-Time Reporter
In 2019, Max celebrated his 30th anniversary of his reporting career. His experience level allows him to specialize in reporting more complicated, technical matters. He also provides real-time services for attorneys requesting more advanced litigation support, currently now doing realtime wirelessly to iPads. He has certifications of Registered Professional Reporter (RPR), Certified Reporting Instructor (CRI) and Certified Court Reporter (CCR). Max is also a Licensed Court Reporter (LCR) with the state of Tennessee.
With Max’s teaching background, he has been asked by various professional groups such as NCRA, TCRA, STAR, and many state associations, and others to present seminars on subjects such as Court Reporting English, Professionalism in Court Reporting, Court Reporting Marketing, and Retention of Your Best Talent in Tough Economic Times. He has served twice as President of the Tennessee Court Reporters Association (TCRA), has served in every officers position with TCRA, and has also served a combined 12 years on the board of directors of TCRA.
In 2016, Max was nominated, interviewed, and elected to a 3-year position as a director with the National Court Reporter’s Association (NCRA). He has served on NCRA's committees for Finance, CASE, TAC, as well as performing rep assignments for NCRA across the US. Max is currently serving as NCRA Past President, having been installed as President of NCRA for a 1-year term at the August 2019 NCRA Convention in Denver. His term as President concluded August of 2020.
He also served in 2019 on TCRA’s (Tennessee Court Reporters Association) Legislative Committee, with the committee successfully getting a positive piece of legislation affecting the profession of Court Reporting through the Tennessee Legislature, recently signed by the Governor into law, as well as aided in defeating two pieces of negative legislation directed at the court reporting profession in Tennessee.
Max is a big believer in continually giving back and paying it forward for all this career has given to him and allowed him to accomplish.
Max enjoys gardening (vegetable and flowers), bowling, dining out, hiking, bike riding on Tennessee trails and Natchez Trace, and traveling around the United States and internationally with his spouse.
Max Curry is the owner of Elite-Brentwood Reporting Services as well as senior real-time reporter. He graduated from the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) in 1989 with a Bachelor’s of Court Reporting (B.C.R.), becoming the first male in the country to receive the degree. Upon graduation from Ole Miss, Max worked from August 1989 to July 1990 in Memphis for an independent court reporting agency. He gained experience in a variety of litigation matters: Court (civil, criminal, and federal), depositions, arbitrations, military tribunals, conventions, and EUOs. After a year in Memphis, Max moved to Nashville, where after an additional year of working for a local court reporting firm, he ventured out to start his concept of what a truly professional court reporting firm should be –Elite Reporting.
jerri L. Porter, RPR, CRR, LCR
Senior Real-Time Reporter
Jerri, owner of Brentwood Court Reporting Services, LLC, has merged her highly successful local firm with the statewide high-profile firm, Elite Reporting Services, to become Elite-Brentwood Reporting Services.
The Kansas City native began her career as an official reporter with the State of Kansas. A certified realtime reporter with more than 30 years’ experience in Music City, Jerri started reporting in Tennessee through freelance agencies, reporting depositions, civil hearings, meetings, and conferences in the Middle Tennessee region.
Jerri holds the professional certifications of Registered Professional Reporter and Certified Realtime Reporter through the National Court Reporting Association and is a Licensed Court Reporter in the State of Tennessee. Jerri is a member in good standing with both the National and Tennessee Court Reporting Associations and has held board and/or committee positions in both. Jerri currently volunteers her time teaching introduction to court reporting to those interested in a career in the profession through the NCRA initiative A to Z.
Jerri enjoys cooking and entertaining. She is the mother of a daughter, Samantha, currently of Denver, Colorado, and her 4-legged charges, Popeye and Olive Oyl. Jerri is excited to merge firms and work with longtime friend and colleague Max Curry and be STRONGER TOGETHER.