Lorrie Chinn

Court Reporter | RPR, CCR

“I started working for a law firm in Butte, Montana, during my freshman year of high school as their gopher girl. I worked there until my sophomore year of college, with my plan to go on to law school. The managing partner had always encouraged me to get some life experience after my undergrad before going on to law school. Over those years I had become close friends with the court reporter our law firm used. She suggested going to court reporting school and working closely with the legal industry to see if I truly wanted to pursue my law degree. I took my first deposition as a court reporter in 1989 and have been hooked ever since.”

Lorrie began her court reporting career in 1989, after completing the court reporting program at the
College of Legal Arts in Portland, Oregon. She worked in Portland, Oregon, from 1989 through 2005
when she moved to Scottsdale, Arizona, with her husband, Tim, and their two young boys. She worked
as a court reporter in Phoenix until they moved to Seattle in 2010 where she has continued to build her

Lorrie is an avid runner and cyclist. She has completed 56 marathons across the United States and
Canada. She also spends time boating with her husband, Tim, throughout the Pacific Northwest and

Professional Designations & Education

Registered Professional Reporter (RPR)
Washington State Certified Court Reporter (CCR)
Oregon State Certified Court Reporter (CCR)
Past Board Member, Oregon Court Reporters Association (OCRA)
Member, Washington Court Reporters Association (WCRA)
Member, National Court Reporters Association (NCRA)

Interested in joining our team? 

Buell Realtime Reporting is looking for professional and experienced freelance court reporters to join our growing dynamic team. We are looking for reporters throughout Washington State, including Seattle court reporters. Tacoma court reporters and Olympia. 

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