The name Baluster is meant to underscore the fact that we are, first and foremost, a professional service firm that supports the legal community. Originally founded as Sound Legal Copy, Inc., Baluster Discovery has supported the legal community of the Pacific Northwest for over fifteen years.

Being an owner operated shop we take pride in the fact the owners are here on a daily basis working to ensure our customers’ complete satisfaction. We have the technology, the knowledge, and the flexibility to offer full service support for all of your hosted solutions, eDiscovery, and traditional discovery needs.

Our Team

Management

  • Michael Doane

    President & CEO
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    Mike began with Baluster in 2001 as a night shift production manager, after two years of long nights he was called on to develop Baluster’s imaging department. As the imaging department manager he created work flows, evaluated technologies, and was responsible for the daily management of several large scale scanning projects. In 2007 he seized the opportunity to become a partial owner and advance to his current role as President and CEO. His primary goal is to ensure that Baluster continues to offer their clients industry leading support and technology.

    He received his B.A. in Finance from Central Washington University.
  • Maryellen Skelton

    Director of E-Discovery & Hosted Solutions
  • Ray Luedtke

    Vice President of Sales & Marketing Learn More
    Ray Luedtke joined Baluster in 2002 as a Customer Service Representative where he was promoted to Account Manager after one year. During his time as an Account Manager he oversaw the growth and development of 40+ laws firms. Then in 2007, he became a partial owner and took control of the Sales Department. Ray still manages his territory while also overseeing the Sales team. He has managed thousands of large scale discovery matters in his 13 years in the litigation support industry. He has advised clients on how to effectively manage their e-discovery projects as law firms transition from paper centric to digital. Prior to joining Baluster he worked in Public Relations for the Seattle Mariners.

    Ray graduated with dual degrees Sports Management and Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse.
  • Brad Sheffield

    Network Administrator
  • Bob Schullik

    Vice President of Client Services Learn More
    Bob Schullik is one of the original owners of Sound Legal Copy which opened in January 2000. Bob has 25 years of litigation support experience. He started in 1990 as a customer service representative with Nightrider and was promoted in 1991 to an Account Manager. As Nightrider transformed into IKON Bob became one of the top Account Managers on the West coast. He understands the legal community and his customers. Bob started SLC because he wanted to focus on his customers growing needs and to build a staff that always goes beyond what is expected.

    Bob has his degree in Marketing and General Business from Western Michigan University.
  • Tami Morrison

    Production Manager

Sales

  • Ray Luedtke

    Vice President of Sales & Marketing Learn More
    Ray Luedtke joined Baluster in 2002 as a Customer Service Representative where he was promoted to Account Manager after one year. During his time as an Account Manager he oversaw the growth and development of 40+ laws firms. Then in 2007, he became a partial owner and took control of the Sales Department. Ray still manages his territory while also overseeing the Sales team. He has managed thousands of large scale discovery matters in his 13 years in the litigation support industry. He has advised clients on how to effectively manage their e-discovery projects as law firms transition from paper centric to digital. Prior to joining Baluster he worked in Public Relations for the Seattle Mariners.

    Ray graduated with dual degrees Sports Management and Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse.
  • Bob Schullik

    Vice President of Client Services Learn More
    Bob Schullik is one of the original owners of Sound Legal Copy which opened in January 2000. Bob has 25 years of litigation support experience. He started in 1990 as a customer service representative with Nightrider and was promoted in 1991 to an Account Manager. As Nightrider transformed into IKON Bob became one of the top Account Managers on the West coast. He understands the legal community and his customers. Bob started SLC because he wanted to focus on his customers growing needs and to build a staff that always goes beyond what is expected.

    Bob has his degree in Marketing and General Business from Western Michigan University.
  • Jamel Minnix

    Customer Service Representative Learn More
    Jamel Minnix has many years of customer service experience, and combined with the time he has spent with Baluster Inc,. he has developed a well-rounded understanding of the litigation support industry. The desire to grow within the industry and tackle its new technologies keeps him motivated and proactive. He hopes to continue bringing quality service to all current and prospective clients.

    Jamel received his B.A. in Communication Studies, with a minor in Business Administration, from Western Washington University.
  • Rex Esperanza

    Senior Discovery Consultant Learn More
    Rex Esperanza has been in the litigation support industry since 1994. He has held several positions over the years including Production Manager, Customer Service Representative, Account Manager, Sales Manager and Senior Discovery Consultant, his current position at Baluster Inc.

    He sells Digital Technologies and litigation solutions to Law Firms, and Legal Departments in the Greater Seattle area. He specializes in Electronic Discovery, document Web-hosting & Coding, digital imaging for large cases, and trial preparation.

    He received his B.A. in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Washington.

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