Summit Court Reporting is a full-service, independent company with headquarters in Philadelphia and offices worldwide.

Love from Behind

Headquartered in Philadelphia, Certified woman-owned firm since 1993 (Certified DBE/WBE)

Reporters and videographers available locally (PA, NJ, DE, NY), nationally, and internationally.

Founded in 1993, Summit has been a leader in testing and implementing the newest technology in litigation support and tailoring our security on every platform to ensure your depositions and information are as secure as possible. With 24/7 online scheduling and emergency after-hours phone lines, we are here for you every step of the way, in every way possible.

We continually broaden our range of services and use of new technologies based on new advancements and client demand. Our head office staff is always available to provide you with personalized attention to ensure you receive the quality you deserve – you only need to ask to see for yourself that our fees are competitive and our reputation for excellence precedes us.

Summit is:

  • A Certified member of the NCRA

  • An NNRC Platinum Member

  • WBE/DBE Certified

  • A Certified Small Business Enterprise

  • Green Certified and Committed to the Planet


Yvette Smith Samuel, President

Yvette firmly believes that reporting agencies should be owned and run by court reporter(s) – because we have a better understanding of what staff and clients need.
She began a rigorous court reporting program at Peirce University in 1987 and graduated with honors in 1989.

Yvette worked diligently over the next few years to achieve many professional goals until her entrepreneurial nature could not resist starting up Summit Court Reporting in 1993.

Yvette also felt it ultimately important that her role is more as a mentor and teacher to many reporters on staff, since she has the experience of being a court reporter.

In addition to overseeing the challenging day-to-day operations of Summit, Yvette takes pride in being a partner and shareholder of the NNRC since 2003, when she was vetted and sworn in to conform to the highest ethical standards of the Court Reporting Profession by NNRC’s Board of Directors and Summit became NNRC’s exclusive Gold affiliate for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and surrounding regions. NNRC is an elite court reporting affiliate group that is the oldest independent combined partnership in the world for court reporting firm owners who share in similar philosophies and adhere to stringent procedures and quality.

Since 2003, Yvette has held positions on the NNRC Marketing Committee and also the NNRC Membership Committee.