Bill Roberts, Chief Executive Officer
With over 30 years of court reporting experience, Bill Roberts is known as South Carolina’s leading expert in litigation services and technology. He has been in the forefront of emerging technology and was the first reporter in South Carolina to offer Realtime court reporting technology.
Before establishing A. William Roberts, Jr. & Associates in 1980, he was the official Court Reporter for the Ninth Judicial Circuit of South Carolina after graduating from the Stenotype Institute of Jacksonville. Bill is a Registered Merit Reporter, Certified Realtime Reporter, and Certified Legal Video Specialist.
Under his leadership, A. William Roberts, Jr. & Associates has become South Carolina’s premier court reporting firm with a commitment to fast, accurate and friendly service in every case. Bill is involved with many industry organizations, including past-president of the South Carolina Court Reporters Association as well as a past-president of South Carolina Circuit & Family Court Reporters Association. He has served on the Board of the Society for the Technological Advancement of Reporting as well as the National Court Reporters Association Technology Committee.
Bill lives in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina with his wife Karen. Their youngest son Andrew is a news producer for the FOX news affiliate in Indianapolis, In. His oldest son, David, is a partner in the firm and middle son Michael is a court reporter for the firm. Bill’s outside activities include leadership in a local men’s ministry and Kairos Prison Ministry as well as the Walk to Emmaus. He is an avid car collector and motorcycle enthusiast.
Education and Certification Highlights
1977-1979 Graduated Stenotype Institute of Jacksonville
1979 South Carolina Supreme Court certification
1980 Achieved the National Court Reporters Association’s Certificate of Proficiency and Registered Professional Reporter certification
1983 Achieved the National Court Reporters Association’s Certificate of Merit and Registered Merit Reporter certification
1994 Achieved the North Carolina Board of Examiners Court Reporting and Testing Certificate
1995 Achieved the National Court Reporters Association’s Certified Realtime Reporter certification
1997 Achieved the National Court Reporters Association’s Certified Legal Video Specialist certification
2002 Achieved the National Court Reporters Association’s Certified Manager of Reporting Services certification