Court Reporters



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 its 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.


Chris Oltman

National Scheduling Manager

Chris Oltman is primarily responsible for national and international scheduling of depositions, trials, and arbitrations.

He is a dedicated business professional with over ten years of experience in the hospitality and customer service 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.


Jim Lonergan

Production Manager

Jim Lonergan has spent the last thirteen years in the legal industry with experience in billing, scheduling, video production, and as a trial exhibit technician. Previously Jim worked in banking doing logistics, purchasing, and handling anything and everything presented to him.

Jim is responsible for the entire transcript and exhibit production process including all electronic formats (PDF/PTX/PTZ/LEF/XMEF/ASCII), 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 five years, with expertise in Quick Books and A/R Collections.


Marisa Heise

2021 Intern

Marisa Heise is an undergraduate student at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. She is majoring in Economic Consulting and Law, Ethics, and Decision-Making and minoring in Apparel Merchandising. 

Her work at Thompson included WordPress website design, LinkedIn marketing outreach, and expansion of our firm to other states. She also gained a firm understanding of Thompson’s business model and the court reporting industry.  

Check out what she is up to now on LinkedIn.


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)

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.


Michaela Loren Thompson

Future CEO

Michaela Loren Thompson

Learning short hand at 3!