Welcome to Johns, Stephenson & Biery - Advantage Court Reporters

We are a large, well-established court reporting firm serving the North Central Florida area with our main office located in Gainesville and satellite offices located in Palatka, and Starke, Florida.

There When You Need Us

We answer the phone 24hrs a day/7 days a week.

Go With the Professionals

We have been in business since 1982
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There For Your Convenience

Multiple Convenient Locations to serve the North Central Florida Region with our main office located in Gainesville and satellite offices located in Starke, and Palatka.


Mediation Suites Available in Gainesville

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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Florida’s governor has entered an administrative order allowing notaries to swear a witness remotely by audio-visual communication.  Our offices offer videoconferencing services through the Zoom platform and we would be happy to help you navigate setting up videoconference depositions.  If you would like to refer to the governor’s order you may find it at:  https://fcra.memberclicks.net/assets/docs/AOSC20-16.pdf


Trials, hearings, and depositions

E-Transcripts - discounted rates for paperless orders

Daily or rush delivery

Complimentary condensed transcripts

Subpoena service and medical records pickup


Our reporters have many years of experience, both as officials and as freelance reporters. We have the proven ability to accurately report expert and technical depositions, medical malpractice matters, meetings, panel discussions, and court hearings. We serve the following counties: Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Clay, Columbia, Dixie, Duval, Gilchrist, Levy, Marion, Putnam, Suwannee, and Union. We also serve Shands Teaching Hospital, North Medical Regional Medical Center, V.A. hospitals, the University of Florida, and area prisons. Free convenient parking at all locations. We accept Visa and Mastercard. You will not find a firm with greater pride in their work, nor with greater concern for the accuracy of their finished product and timely needs of their valued clients. Our professionalism and dedication to detail are unequaled.