Our History

Alderson has been the firm of record for over 80 years. We have witnessed and recorded history, and continue to do so today.

1938

Alderson opens its doors in Washington D.C. to cover U.S. Senate hearings. Revolutionizes court reporting by using the stenotype machine.

1954

Firm of choice at the ArmyMcCarthy hearings.

1955

Reports for the 1955 U.S. Senate Committee on Government Operations regarding labor racketeering.

1959

Provides reporting services for John F. Kennedy’s presidential campaign.

1961

Becomes official White House reporter.

1963

Reports Warren Commission proceedings on President Kennedy’s assassination.

1977

The first to offer computerized transcripts in Washington, D.C. and the first to deliver magnetic media to the House of Representatives.

1986

Covers the Presidential Commission on the Space Shuttle Challenger accident.

1992

DuPont Legal Model selects Alderson as its primary provider for court reporting services. The first to report a political convention in real-time online.

1996

Captions a national political convention providing both English and Spanish transcripts in near real time.

2003

Simultaneously delivers daily transcripts of the September 11th Victim’s Compensation Fund Hearings to N.Y. and Washington, D.C. Wins the DuPont Challenge Award for innovative cost savings through electronic delivery and online access.

2006

Offers clients free video synchronization. Wins the DuPont Challenge Award for alternative fee arrangements and reducing costs.

2009

Captions President Barack Obama’s inauguration ceremony. Wins the DuPont Challenge Award for outstanding account management.

2012

Covers the DNC and RNC nominating conventions.

2014

Covers additional September 11th Victims Compensation Fund Hearings.

2019

Becomes part of Trustpoint.One, one of the largest integrated legal solutions providers in the country.