The MKRS Team
Meet our staff of professional, certified court reporters and personnel.
LAURA J. KOGUT
Laura graduated from Ferris State University with a degree in Court and Conference Reporting. Laura holds the Registered Merit Reporter and Certified Realtime Reporter certifications from the National Court Reporters Association and is a Certified Court Reporter with the Kentucky Court Reporters Association. Laura was the first reporter in Kentucky to pass the Certified Realtime Reporter examination. In addition to reporting depositions and hearings, Laura provides CART captioning for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals. Laura has been actively involved throughout her career with both NCRA and KyCRA, including serving a term as president of KyCRA. In her spare time, Laura enjoys traveling, cooking, gardening, reading, and hiking.
DAVID S. KOGUT
David graduated from Ferris State University with a business degree. After a career in corporate America, David joined the MKRS Management Team in September of 2012. David’s goal is to grow our business and provide our clients with an unprecedented customer service experience. MKRS clients are and always will be the focus of what we do.
TRACY P. LUNDERGAN
Tracy Lundergan received her court reporting degree from Kentucky Career Institute and began working with McLendon-Kogut Reporting Service immediately after graduation. She has earned the Registered Merit Reporter designation from the National Court Reporters Association. She is a member of the National Court Reporters Association and the Kentucky Court Reporters Association. Tracy is married, has two children, and lives in Louisville, Kentucky. Tracy especially loves her work providing CART for the deaf and hard of hearing
JENNIFER R. JANES
Jenny Janes began her court reporting education at the Court Reporting Institute of Dallas, and after moving to Indianapolis, completed her court reporting education and graduated from the Stenotype Institute in Indianapolis. She began her court reporting career in Indianapolis, and then moved to Louisville. Jenny began reporting with MKRS in 2007. Jenny has achieved certification through the National Court Reporters Association as a Certified Realtime Reporter and a Registered Professional Reporter, and she maintains these certifications with continuing education each year. She provides verbatim transcripts in depositions, has reported large conventions with a team of reporters, and provides CART to the deaf and hearing impaired community. Prior to her career in court reporting, Jenny attended the University of Kentucky where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.
A Legacy of Quality
McLendon-Kogut Reporting Service was formed in 1981 when Laura Kogut purchased McLendon Reporting Service from Jack McLendon, a well-respected court reporter with over four decades of experience in the Louisville, Kentucky area. During his career Jack mentored, taught, and motivated many young reporters. Jack was extremely particular about the transcripts he created and passed his careful attention to detail on to Laura. In tribute to Jack, his name has remained with the firm to this day.
Since inception, MKRS has consistently embraced state-of-the-art technology in order to provide the highest quality, most cost-effective reporting services available to our clients. Our highly trained reporters function as impartial professionals in the litigation setting. Accurate transcripts are delivered promptly, then archived and available for future reference.
With our staff of realtime stenographic reporters, we also provide CART captioning services, the fastest, most accurate speech-to-text translation available, in a variety of environments ranging from one-on-one CART in an educational setting to large conventions. Our firm provides more realtime in a wider variety of settings than any other firm in the area.
From the simplest deposition to the most complex trial, our focus is client satisfaction. We are grateful for our loyal clients and welcome the opportunity to develop new relationships.
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