About the Author: In 1978 Jerry authored a book, I Solemnly Swear, which is a collection of anecdotes describing humorous testimony Jerry transcribed over the years. The book has since become a collector's item. Jerry was known as the dean of court reporters. He was sought after because of his attention to detail, his incomparable competence and his insistence that his product be perfect. He earned the respect of all those who knew and worked with him. Jerry was also known for his wit and dry sense of humor.