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Our Leadership Team

The Nell McCallum team is made up of experienced, strategic, and driven problem-solvers. All our reporters and representatives have a service-first mindset and are here to help you perform at the highest level.

Our leadership team is committed to service:

As a reporter working for Nell McCallum for nearly 30 years, I can attest to the fact that Nell McCallum employees do an incredible job of keeping our clients happy.

Shawn Kelley CSR, PRP


Nell McCallum

Nell McCallum Morris was a creative, generous, and visionary woman who loved her family, community and friends. Nell was born in Carlisle, Texas on November 22, 1938 and was a fifth-generation Texan.

After college, Nell began a career as an Official Court Reporter in Marshall, Texas. She began freelance reporting in Beaumont in 1968; in 1984, after a 16-year partnership, Nell established the successful women-owned business and court reporting firm of Nell McCallum & Associates in Beaumont and Houston.

She was a trailblazer for women-owned businesses. Nell chaired multiple committees for Texas Court Reporters Association (TCRA) organization, as well as conducted numerous seminars and lectures. In June, 1999, she was honored with the TCRA’s Altruism Award and the Texas Stars of Honor in 2004. In 2006, The Texas Court Reporters Association conferred upon Nell the professional distinction of Fellow of the Texas Hall of Fame, the most prestigious recognition given to a member of the profession in The State of Texas.


Her business success was only a portion of her contribution to a remarkable life. Her interests included supporting children from Buckners, to public schools to colleges and universities. Her volunteer work focused on health and underserved neighbors in the community. Her dedication to helping others is too extensive to list. For her volunteer work, Nell was honored by the American Heart Association as its “Woman with Heart,” and she was named to “Women of Excellence” by the Beaumont YWCA. In recognition of Nell’s service and dedication to The Women’s and Children’s Shelter of Southeast Texas and Family Services of Beaumont, she was honored as a lifetime member of the Board of Directors of Family Services of Beaumont. Nell’s name was synonymous with The Gift of Life, an organization which provides breast cancer and prostate cancer screening for the medically underserved in Southeast Texas of which she served as President for 23 years and was honored with the prestigious “VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR” award.

Nell was a strong supporter of the arts as well. Nell was a past President of the Symphony of Southeast Texas, a past member of the Board of the Art Museum of Southeast Texas. At Lamar University she served as a Trustee for the Lamar University Foundation for 16 years as well as a member of its Executive Committee and was a past President of Lamar University Friends of the Arts where she chaired and was honored at its Grand Bal annual scholarship fundraiser.

In 2002, The Jefferson County Mental Health Association honored Nell with the Julie Rogers Special Service Award, which is presented annually to persons in Jefferson County for outstanding community involvement and to “a person who demonstrated a talent to make the world a better place in which to live.” This statement personifies Nell Morris. In April 2005, Nell and her husband, Dr. Terry Morris were named “The Neches River Festival 2005 Citizens of the Year,” in Beaumont, Texas.

Nell was an accomplished, generous, beautiful, talented, and brave. She was a loyal friend and will be missed by all who knew her. The entire staff at Nell McCallum and Associates continues to honor Nell’s dedication to strong work ethic and to community service as a legacy to her name.

A Continued Vision

What began as a committed work ethic and philanthropic spirit has grown into a successful and innovative legacy which continues today.  Her shared vision is carried out in a full network of reporters and litigation support service professionals in Texas and across the United States.

Today Nell McCallum and Associates is one of the largest and most experienced court reporting and records retrieval firms in the area with offices in Beaumont and Houston.

We are inspired by women leadership in business and strive to influence and inspire other professionals and individuals in companies, non-profits and organizations throughout our community.

Nell McCallum & Associates works hard to maintain the standard of excellence beyond pre-trial litigation support services.  We are dedicated to community-minded, service-first involvement.

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