In Memoriam: Mike Clepper
Mike Clepper, 1954-2017
Born in Osaka, Japan, on March 19, 1954, Mike became a Certified Shorthand Reporter in the State of Texas in 1985. He went on to co-found Independent Reporting which later became known as DepoTexas / Lexitas, where he served as CEO. He was actively involved in the Houston Court Reporters Association as Past President and was a Founding Member and Director of the Texas Deposition Reporters Association. Mike took an active interest in the development, growth, and success of all who worked with him.
In addition to his love and passion for the field of court reporting, Mike was a dedicated family man and avid outdoorsman. Through his efforts, he helped to rescue and rehabilitate many neglected and mistreated wild horses. Mike was also a regular supporter of Habitat for Humanity.
To all of us who had the pleasure of knowing him personally and professionally, Mike will be remembered fondly for his good humor, leadership, kindness and humanity. His memory will continue to inspire us as we move forward in his honor.