Our Leadership Team
Candace O'Barr Jones
Candace O’Barr Jones is a Certified Court Reporter who has over 30 years of experience in reporting and managing depositions for large, complex and multi-party litigation. She and her team have been the exclusive reporters of choice in MANY high-stakes cases throughout the country, including Asbestos, Tobacco, Lead Paint, Welding Fume, Silica, and the Food Misbranding litigation, to name a few.
Candace is a very successful business woman who has trained and mentored hundreds of court reporters. In addition to owning State-Wide Reporters, she served as Executive Vice President of LegaLink, Inc. from 2003-2005 and Executive Vice President of Merrill Legal Solutions from 2005-2015, where she focused on national business development and marketing. She has also been instrumental in large pharmaceutical and misbranding litigation eDiscovery projects.
Adam H. Jones received his Bachelor Degree from the University of Mississippi. He is a graduate of the 2004 Leadership Class of Rankin County, MS.
With over 15 years of paralegal, case management and litigation support experience, Adam has managed projects in several complex multi-party litigations throughout the U.S. Adam is a certified Relativity Sales Professional and an active member of the Mississippi Paralegals Association.
Lori P. Gallaspy
Lori P. Gallaspy, RPR, CSR graduated cum laude from Belhaven College in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and attended the Professional Institute of Court Reporting from 2000-2002 as a distance learner. She is a Registered Professional Reporter and Certified Shorthand Reporter and has been reporting 15 years.
In addition to her free-lance reporting, Lori is also a Federal Grand Jury Court Reporter with the Department of Justice. She is a member of the National Court Reporters Association and the Mississippi Court Reporting Association.
Becky Lynn Logan
Becky Lynn Logan is a Registered Professional Reporter and a Certified Court Reporter and has been practicing over 10 years. Becky Lynn is past president and treasurer of the Mississippi Court Reporters Association. She has also served on the Reporter Advisory Committee of Merrill Corporation.
Becky Lynn is a member of the National Court Reporters Association and the Mississippi Court Reporters Association.
Natasha D. Hall
Natasha D. Hall, CLVS received her Bachelor Degree in Radio, Television and Film from the University of Southern Mississippi. She became certified as a legal videographer in 2002. With over 15 years of litigation support experience, she has worked with attorneys and law firms of all sizes throughout the U.S. in state and federal courts.
Utilizing state-of-the-art technology, Natasha has experience in hundreds of depositions, trials, mediations, and has testified and been accepted by the Court as a Forensic Audio, Visual and Imaging expert.
Melinda Bowers, CCR, a certified shorthand reporter, graduated from the Court Reporting Institute of Houston in 1997. Melinda became a Texas CSR in January of 1998 where she embarked on her career in court reporting. During this time, Melinda gained invaluable experience working as a freelance court reporter for various agencies, including Independent Reporting in Houston, Texas and Wendy Ward Roberts & Associates in Dallas, Texas.
In 1999, Melinda married and moved to Mississippi where she started Bowers Court Reporting. She has built her business on her reputation for excellence and professionalism in Mississippi and Alabama. Lawyers and court reporting agencies nationwide trust her to handle their most technical and most pivotal testimony in their cases.
Melinda is a hardworking perfectionist with an unyielding dedication to the industry who strives to deliver a perfect transcript on time, every time!
Melinda’s love and passion for the career of court reporting motivates her to stay up-to-date with the ever-changing technology of the industry, utilizing “the latest and greatest” equipment and software. She is a member of the National Court Reporters Association and currently serving as president elect of the Mississippi Court Reporters Association.
Kati Vogt, RPR, RMR, RDR, CRR
Kati Vogt holds the national certifications of Registered Professional Reporter, Registered Merit Reporter, Certified Realtime Reporter, and the elite certification of Registered Diplomate Reporter. She has been practicing since 1999. She is an active member of the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) and the Mississippi Court Reporters Association (MCRA). She previously served on the MCRA'S Board of Directors and is currently serving on its Freelance Committee.
In addition to her freelance deposition experience, Kati has extensive experience in the courtroom, both on the state and federal level, providing realtime and daily copy transcripts.
Gabrielle Chambless, RPR
Gabrielle Chambless currently holds the national certification of Registered Professional Reporter. She is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi, where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Marketing in 2015. She is also a graduate of College of Court Reporting, where she graduated with high honors in 2017. She has been reporting since 2017. Gabrielle is an active member of the National Court Reporters Association and the Mississippi Court Reporters Association.
Carly Chinn joined eDeposition in January 2019 as an Administrative Assistant, where she works in Scheduling, Production and Client Development.
Ms. Chinn is a 2017 graduate of the University of Mississippi, where she earned a B.S. in Business Administration and Entrepreneurship. While at Ole Miss, she was a Chancellor’s Leadership Scholar and a member of the Kappa Delta Sorority. She is a certified instructor in Power Yoga, Reformer 1 Pilates, Spin and HIIT.