Joe E. Cerda, CLVS

Originally from Houston, Texas, Joe Cerda began his career in the legal field in 1998 at Houston Reporting and Video, where he held the position of Legal Video Specialist and Trial Editor.  In 2003, he was recruited by HG Litigation Services (then known as Henjum Goucher), a small Dallas, Texas court reporting agency.  Joe’s role in this company was “everything”, and the next five years was marked by exponential growth for HG, which transformed from a local court reporting firm with just a few employees into a national, full-service litigation support firm with offices in eight cities throughout the United States.

Joe’s education and experience in his field are extensive:  he is a Certified Legal Video Specialist, Certified Visionary Trial Technician, LiveNote Certified Multimedia Expert, has advanced training in Sanction, is InData-certified on Trial Director, and possesses more than a decade of experience in multimedia litigation support.  He currently presents CLE courses for attorneys across the state of Texas and throughout the country, training them in the use of trial support software, and assisting them in transitioning from conventional to paperless trials.

Joe currently serves as Multimedia Litigation & Support Manager at HG Litigation Services and Senior Trial Consultant/ Trial Operations Coordinator at Trial Resource in Dallas, Texas. He is also on the NCRA CLVS (Certified Legal Video Specialist) committee where he educates new and veteran videographers from across the nation on standards of legal videography. He has also recently serves on the committee and helped in create the curriculum for the NCRA TPC (Trial Presentation Certificate) where he teaches best practice of electronic evidence preparation and presentation to use in trial presentation software. Here he is uniquely positioned to stay at the forefront of legal technology as he oversees the daily multimedia operations of a national firm.