Courteous, Reliable, Dedicated

Affiliated was founded in 1960 by Richard Pawlik. When Richard retired in 1985, Jim Maves and Gary Hermes became Partners in the firm. When Jim retired in 1998, Gary formed a new partnership with Patricia Hulse. Our legacy of excellence grows with each case we handle.

Our top-notch reporters are fully credentialed and highly recommended by our clients. We are committed to offering you the highest degree of individualized service and personal courtesy.

Gary Hermes

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Gary is a member of the National Court Reporters Association and a member of Minnesota Freelance Court Reporters Association. Gary completed his training at Minnesota School of Business and began his career as a court reporter in 1978. Gary joined Affiliated in 1981, becoming a partner in 1985.

Gary enjoys golfing and has had three hole-in-ones and one double eagle (albatross). Gary has been married since 1974, has two daughters, and three grandchildren. Gary is active in the Lions Club of Northeast Minneapolis. He is a former club president and continues to serve on several committees.

Patricia Hulse, RPR

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Patricia graduated with a degree in Court Reporting from Minnesota School of Business in 1982. She is a member of the National Court Reporters Association and holds a Registered Professional Reporter certification. Accuracy and attention to detail have been vital to her continued success. Patricia’s goal is to provide her clients with the exemplary service. Raised by parents who were very successful small business owners, dedication to clients’ need is part of her DNA. Patricia has earned a reputation in the legal community for personalized and customized service that is second to none.

Patricia also enjoys golfing as well as spending time with her family and friends.