Our Firm

The Record of a Legal Proceeding is

One of the Most Important Aspects of our Industry.

After a proceeding has taken place, the record is a living document that can be referenced for future legal purposes. Being the guardian of that record is a responsibility that is not to be taken lightly. As the legal industry transitions into the digital age and technology and automation change the scope of our profession, we must respond proactively, maintaining the highest level of integrity in the verbatim record.

Enter LegalTran Transcription Services, founded by Ellen Leifer, a court reporter who has specialized in deposition work for over 35 years, and her son, Robert Leifer, a court reporter with five years of experience in legal transcription services. They recognize that the way in which a legal record is currently produced is changing right before our eyes, yet quality and fast turnaround time, hallmarks of the legal industry, must be maintained.


To be the most trusted resource in the country, delivering accurate transcripts to the legal industry with shorter turnaround times, all at fair and equitable costs.


LegalTran Transcription Services is committed to providing the highest level of professional transcription services to the legal industry. Utilizing the most competent court reporter-transcribers and the most up-to date technology, we provide our clients with a standard of excellence in accurate transcripts that are on time and right every time.





Our Team

LegalTran Transcription Services is a family-run and operated business. Our staff is made up of experienced professionals on whom you can depend for all your transcription needs. Our court reporter-transcribers and support staff are accredited, possessing superb skills, technical knowledge, and the experience to make things go smoothly when you’re operating under pressure. Our administrative team consists of:



Ellen Leifer, CSR, RPR


Ellen’s illustrious career as a working court reporter in the legal industry has spanned more than 35 years. She is a Registered Professional Reporter and a Certified Shorthand Reporter in the State of California. She has worked on literally thousands of prominent legal cases in New York City and more recently in Denver, Colorado. She is highly regarded throughout the industry for her outstanding service and dedication to excellence.

Robert Leifer, CET

Chief Operating Officer

Robert has an Associates of Applied Science degree in Court Reporting from the College of Court Reporting in Indiana. He is a stenographic writer who has worked in the transcription industry for five years, delivering high-quality legal transcripts in the states of Vermont, Massachusetts, and Utah. His realtime accuracy and knowledge of legal transcription has enabled him to deliver a superior product at a much faster turnaround time than the average transcriptionist. He is certified with the American Association of Electronic Reporters and Transcribers (AAERT) as a Certified Electronic Transcriber (CET). In addition, Robert is very involved in the national and state court reporting communities. A member of the National Court Reporting Association (NCRA), the California Court Reporters Association (CCRA), and the Deposition Reporters Association (DRA), Robert attends both national and state conventions to promote and support the career of court reporting and the importance of creating an accurate legal record. Robert has also worked for three years in the admissions department at the College of Court Reporting (CCR), encouraging young people to learn the art of stenography and shorthand reporting.

Herb Leifer

Chief Financial Officer

Herb spent the better part of his career as an owner of one of the leading advertising agencies on Long Island, N.Y. Approximately 10 years ago, he sold his agency and moved to Denver, Colorado, where he ran a business consulting firm specializing in helping privately held businesses grow and operate smoothly. He brings to LegalTran over 35 years of business and financial system expertise.