Acquisition of 40-year-old Firm Enhances Magna’s Capabilities in Midwest

PHILADELPHIA, PA (May 20, 2016) — Magna Legal Services, the largest company in the nation providing a full suite of in-house services in Jury Research, Litigation Graphics, Language Services, Trial Presentation and Court Reporting, announced today that it has acquired Chicago-based Lake Shore Reporting, a well-established firm that specializes in managing complex multi-party cases and offers the full breadth of court reporting services. Lake Shore’s team is comprised of 20 court reporting professionals.

According to Magna Legal Services’ CEO, Tony Vaglica, “The addition of Lake Shore Reporting, along with our acquisition of Creative Counsel in Chicago in the fall of 2015, will crystalize our cross-marketing efforts as we integrate both firms under one business development strategy.” Further, “Lake Shore’s clients will now benefit from total support, from discovery to trial, and they will have access to Magna’s proprietary tools like JuryConfirm 2.0, Jury Evaluator and JuryScout.”

The acquisition was finalized on May 20, 2016, increasing the size of Magna’s court reporting group, strengthening its growing Chicago presence, and further solidifying the firm’s position as the largest company providing the full suite of in-house Jury Research, Graphics and Court Reporting services in the country.

According to Peter Hecht, Executive Vice President of Magna Legal Services, “Over the last 40 years, Lake Shore has built a solid reputation and has established itself as the go-to service in Chicago for particularly difficult cases. Teaming up with Magna’s nationally known and respected breadth of services beyond court reporting will add a whole new dimension of service options for their clients, and we are excited to see this partnership expand upon our other recent growth.”

About Magna:
Magna Legal Services is the country’s only company providing a full suite of jury research, litigation graphics and court reporting with end-to-end legal support services to law firms, corporations and governmental agencies nationwide. As an end-to-end service provider, Magna provides strategic advantages to clients by offering legal support services at every stage of legal proceedings. Magna’s mission is to ensure that all legal support needs are delivered in a high quality, reliable and responsive manner.