Our Team

Our executive team offers a wealth of experience and leadership. Parise & Associates has a well-rounded staff of court reporters and support personnel, but the positive attitude and commitment to service comes from its leaders.

Dennis A. Parise


Dennis has experience in court reporting both in a freelance capacity as well as in the United Stated District Court for the Northern District of Ohio for over 40 years. He also reported Courts Martial while serving in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. He has been on panels at seminars for both the National and Ohio Court Reporters Associations. Dennis has been on the Advisory Board for the Court Reporting Curriculum at Cuyahoga Community College for over 20 years.  He founded Parise & Associates in 1990.

Lanette R. Parise


Lanette owned her own freelance court reporting firm in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and spent extended time working in the United States District Court there.  She is a founder of Parise & Associates and has been involved with the firm since its inception.

Christina Prusick

Office Manager

Christina trained as a court reporter and worked in the profession for 5 years before becoming involved in the management of Parise & Associates. Chris oversees the operation of the firm with a specific focus on billing.

Kim Smoot

Production Manager

Kim has a B.A. degree in English from John Carroll University. She is in charge of and supervises production of transcripts, exhibits, and digital files with a specific emphasis on web distribution as well as scheduling and archiving.

Marla Harper

Billing Department

Marla has recently joined the firm to assist in invoicing and general web functions.