Court Reporters


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Our Management Team


Michael Thompson


Michael Thompson began his career in 1992 at a legal technology company focused on providing computer networking solutions to law firms, including design, implementation, and support.

In 1999, he was hired by I-DEP, LLC to support the launch of the world’s first live deposition service to be streamed through the Internet. His primary responsibilities included the training of court reporting firms on I-DEP’s technology and introducing live internet deposition streaming to law firms and corporate counsel.

Mr. Thompson launched Thompson Court Reporters, Inc. in 2003. TCR has earned national recognition for their ability to manage complex, multi-district litigation services. Their veteran team of court reporters and videographers, located throughout the U.S., is a major component of the company’s success.

Mr. Thompson oversees daily operations, researches and implements new technology offerings, and maintains close contact with our clients.


Jessica Nichols

National Scheduling Manager

Jessica Nichols is primarily responsible for national and international scheduling of depositions, trials, and arbitrations.

She is a dedicated business professional with over twenty years of experience working within the commercial insurance, real estate sales and property management industries.

Prior work experience includes customer service, office management, scheduling, and collaboration meetings & sales.


Stephen Goethals

Director of Video Services

Stephen Goethals has been in the video industry for twelve years producing and editing video projects. He is a skilled and experienced legal video specialist with an extensive knowledge of technology, video, and audio equipment.

Stephen is responsible for video and audio recording, video-text synchronization, media encoding, video editing, DVD production, problem solving, and innovation.  Stephen also manages our team of Moderators for remote proceedings.


Nathan Kaylo

Production Manager

Nathan Kaylo has spent years in logistics handling anything and everything that is handed to him.  He recently joined the legal industry after many years in the entertainment industry.

Nathan is responsible for the entire transcript and exhibit production process including all electronic formats (LEF/XMEF/PDF/ASCII/E-Transcript), remote exhibit processing, and transcript formatting and editing.


Pam Kamper

Accounting Manager

Pam Kamper is responsible for all accounting matters, including invoices, accounts receivable, and accounts payable. She also assists with vendor and office management.

She has been working in Bookkeeping and Accounting for over 5 years, with expertise in Quick Books and A/R Collections.


Peter Mozdzierz

IT Support Manager

Peter Mozdzierz is a Network Systems Analyst, his information technology career includes over a decade of systems integration including infrastructure management and computer systems security. Peter earned a Master of Science in Information Technology from Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

As our lead technologist, Mr. Mozdzierz provides infrastructure design and support, maintains application security, and integrates new technology initiatives.


Bruce Witty

Vice President - Video Services (retired)

Michaela Loren Thompson

Future CEO

Michaela Thompson

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Bruce Witty has been a legal video specialist for 15+ years. He has a background in video and audio production that stretches back more than three decades.

As the director of Thompson’s Video Department, he oversees all facets of video production including video recording, video encoding, video-text synchronization, digital editing, DVD/CD production, and video problem solving. Bruce also leads our pursuit of emerging video technologies.



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