Karen Crawford, CSR, RPR, FPR

Karen Crawford, CSR, RPR, FPR

Partner | Reporter


  • State and Federal Courts
  • Criminal & Civil Reporting
  • Public Hearings
  • Private Meetings
  • Depositions
  • Examinations Under Oath


  • Certified Shorthand Reporter
  • Registered Professional Reporter
  • Florida Professional Reporter


Karen has been court reporting since 1974.  She began her career as a freelance reporter.  In 1981 she was appointed as an Official Reporter for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, as the Official Court Reporter to the Hon. Joel M. Flaum and then the Hon. Ilana D. Rovner, both of whom are now appellate judges for the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.  Karen relocated to Fort Myers in 1993 and freelanced in the United States  District Court for the Middle District of Florida.  She joined Von Ahn Associates in 1997, becoming an owner of Von Ahn Associates in 2002.

Karen’s accomplishments include the Illinois Certified Shorthand Reporter, the National Court Reporter Association’s Registered Professional Reporter and the Florida Professional Reporter Certifications.

Karen continues to work directly with her clients, striving to excel and succeed, and has used that energy to move Von Ahn Associates to the forefront of court reporting agencies in Southwest Florida.  Ensuring her clients receive superior service is her top priority.

Karen and her husband, Richard, a retired DEA agent and former marine, are actively engaged in charity work with local veterans organizations.