Julia Obien

Julia Obien leads YOM with the greatest depth of knowledge of any firm owner in the State of Washington.  She started her career in the court reporting industry reporting for many years in contract work with the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals and other State and Federal agencies.  With a growing clientele and a commitment to stay at the forefront of technology, Julia began working in the freelance court reporting market and went on to enjoy an illustrious career as a freelance stenographer and achieved many certifications.  She was constantly in demand by clients because of her poise, attention to detail, professionalism, and dedication to customer service in the deposition arena.  As YOM grew, Julia was called upon to redirect her expertise and energy to providing daily hands-on leadership and guidance to clients, reporters, and staff. Julia remains committed to adopting the latest technology, and sharing her knowledge with the legal community.


  • Certified Manager of Reporting Services
  • Washington Certified Court Reporter
  • Registered Professional Reporter
  • Hawaii Certified Shorthand Reporter
  • Certified LiveNote Service Provider & Trainer
  • Certified RealLegal Binder Trainer
  • Member of the Society for the Technological Advancement of Reporting
  • Member of the Washington State Court Reporters Association
  • Member of the National Court Reporters Association