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Making its reputation on fast and accurate legal transcripts over the past quarter-century-plus, the highly regarded Houston court reporting firm Hanna & Hanna Court Reporting and Legal Video Services helps lawyers in arbitrations, hearings, complex patent litigation cases, construction cases and more. The firm’s court reporters in Houston have the experience and knowledge to help legal clients no matter the size of the case. The firm’s small size, only ten employees, allows it to know its clients by name.

Hanna & Hanna’s President and founder, Kelly Hanna, a court reporter herself, actively works for clients. Ms. Hanna, a Certified Realtime Reporter, Certified Livenote Reporter, Certified Live Deposition Reporter, Texas Certified Realtime Reporter and Realtime Systems Administrator, has made Hanna & Hanna one of the top reporting companies in Houston and in the State of Texas. When it comes to court reporting in Texas, law firms from Houston, Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, Fort Worth and El Paso know they can count on professionals like Kelly Hanna for timely and correct transcriptions, which can contribute greatly toward success in the courtroom.

Hanna & Hanna’s court reporters perform transcriptions of legal proceedings, as well as other legal support services for the company’s valued clients. They help to produce legal videos that strengthen clients’ cases in court. They also help clients with remote depositions, recording depositions with witnesses for use in court. The firm’s Houston office, located at 8582 Katy Freeway,  Suite 105, is equipped with videoconferencing technology, enabling clients to speak face-to-face with witnesses across the country or around the globe in real time. Hanna & Hanna also provides clients with Realtime Internet Streaming, which allows clients to tap into the knowledge or resources of experts or paralegals while conducting depositions. Call Hanna & Hanna, a NNRC member company, at (713) 840-8484 to learn more about its services and rates.

What are Subpoenas?

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What is a subpoena?

What is a subpoena and who can issue one?

A subpoena is a legal document that requires the person served to testify as a witness at a specific date and location for a deposition or trial. They can be issued by an individual, an attorney, and even a government agency conducting an investigation. The person subpoenaed must confirm the subpoena within in a specific time frame, and they may have to produce documents and/or evidence for the legal proceeding. 

What are the different types of subpoena?

  • Witness subpoena: a court order that requires the person subpoenaed to appear at a legal proceeding on a specific date to testify.
  • Subpoena duces tecum: a “subpoena for production of evidence.” The person subpoenaed must produce documents and/or records that are relevant to a case. If arranged in advance, this can be completed by email or mail.
  • Deposition subpoena: a subpoena specifically for a person who is not a party in the lawsuit. This requires them to provide copies of business records or potentially appear at a deposition to answer questions. It usually occurs before a trial.

Subpoenas are a regular part of the world of law, but some people aren’t totally sure what they are. Read through these frequently asked questions to learn more.

What is a “service of process?”

The “service of process” is when the court order is delivered to the correct individual or company that requests them to appear in court to testify. This could be an actual subpoena, or a “summons and complaint” that initiates a lawsuit. 

What happens if a subpoena is not complied with?

Noncompliance to a subpoena can be punished by law. This can vary from monetary sanctions to even imprisonment (though this is far less common). A hearing is held for the person charged with noncompliance, which becomes a waste of time and money for said defendant. It is better to oblige to said subpoena to avoid this.


Hanna & Hanna Reporting is a full-service court reporting firm offering complete legal support services, videoconferencing and deposition suites. We provide a wide variety of services related to the court reporter profession, including realtime, transcription service, closed captioning, litigation support and legal video services.


We offer the professional technical support and legal support that makes your job that much easier.  We are a member of NCRA, STAR, NNRC, TCRA, TEXDRA and HCRA. Hanna & Hanna Reporting is privileged to have an exceptionally dedicated and committed staff of professionals for all your court reporting needs.


Hanna & Hanna Reporting  is headquartered in Houston, Texas and offers worldwide scheduling of depositions, court reporters and videoconferencing. Our Texas locations can provide local services across the region.

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