Alternative Dispute Resolution Testimonials

“I have worked with Tsongas trial consultants a number of times over the years.  Most recently we had a very complex and detailed securities arbitration and approached them for assistance  with the closing argument presentation.  They quickly got up to speed on the issues, designed and developed a number of very persuasive trial graphics for use in the closing, and they put together a highly detailed and interactive “hyper-linked” PowerPoint presentation, integrating our key documents into our persuasive themes.   This managed to keep the complexity manageable and meaningful.  They were timely and responsive, and working closely with us under tight time frames to get us the product we needed.  The client was extremely pleased with the content and the presentation, and the arbitrators specifically commented on several of the graphic designs packaging our key evidence.  I look forward to working with them again.”

- Gulliver A. Swenson, Ryan, Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC, Seattle, WA

“I want to thank you and your staff for the outstanding assistance in helping me prepare original demonstrative exhibits and graphics, as well as critiquing my opening statement, in connection with a week-long arbitration hearing in an employment case before a retired judge who conducted the proceedings much like a bench trial. As you know, this multi-million dollar class action had several attorneys on both sides. My client’s in-house counsel and managers who attended the hearing felt that our graphics and opening statement were clearly superior to the other side’s homemade version. My co-counsel and I couldn’t agree more.

Not only was your team able to help me prepare an excellent counter-chart, but we built a series of effective graphics that made the opening statement and the presentation of evidence much more coherent, concise, and persuasive.

I look forward to working with Tsongas on future matters and will strongly recommend their trial consulting services to colleagues.”

- Michael J. Killeen, Davis Wright Tremaine, Seattle, WA

“I consider using Tsongas’ services in every case I handle, not just in large exposure cases. Their case strategy process provides me with different types and levels of service customized for the case so I know I’ve always done my “jury due diligence.” I have done many mock trials with many different Tsongas trial consultants. I have always come away with critical insights that were essential prior to trial or ADR. However, I believe that Tsongas is very attuned to the fact that not every case needs a full blown mock trial. They offer cost effective alternatives and my clients appreciate that.”

- David A. Ernst, Davis Wright Tremaine, Portland, OR

“I’ve engaged Tsongas on jury trials, bench trials, and arbitrations to collectively develop a strong and persuasive case story that can guide discovery and deposition preparation. They have helped me in intellectual property matters, securities litigation, and other complex commercial cases.  The Tsongas team has helped us prepare jury questionnaires, organize pre-trial focus groups and pick a jury and run Shadow Juries for us. I know when I retain Tsongas that I’m retaining the best around, and Tsongas works hard to meet our case schedule, as unreasonable as it may be. They are also very helpful in providing ideas for graphics and other court demonstratives. I do not hesitate to recommend Tsongas trial consultants to other attorneys nor to recommend their retention to my clients.”

- Peter Ehrlichman, Dorsey & Whitney, Seattle, WA

“We resolved our Clark County Nevada case at a reasonable figure in large part because we consulted you and you provided us, through a mock trial and jury consultation, with information we used to analyze our case and structure our settlement. Our case was a seven figure, possibly eight figure, personal injury case.

You set up a four panel mock jury in Las Vegas. The jurors your staff selected from the local populace were just like jurors I see in Las Vegas courts. Your price for all this work was imminently reasonable. We settled our case at Mediation just over a month after the mock trial and my client was very satisfied with the settlement.”

- Norman F. Boxley, Floyd, Skeren & Kelly, LLP, Las Vegas, NV

“Tsongas has a well-earned reputation for providing excellent trial advice and valuable jury research, but we recently learned that Tsongas can help win summary judgment as well. We had the pleasure of working with Tsongas trial consultants on the defense side of a complex patent infringement case in which we obtained summary judgment on the eve of trial. What we realized after the victory was that all the work we had done with Tsongas to develop winning themes for the jury at trial helped us enormously in focusing on the winning issues for the judge at summary judgment.”

- Cal Litsey and James Poradek, Faegre & Benson LLP, Minneapolis, MN

I have worked with the Tsongas firm for over 20 years. Their work is top notch in every important phase of trial consultation, including witness preparation, theme planning, attorney trial performance coaching, and jury selection.

- David B. Markowitz, Markowitz, Herbold, Glade & Mehlhaf,PC, Portland, OR

“I recently engaged Tsongas to aid in a securities arbitration hearing for a major client. The strategy session for arbitration that Tsongas provided helped us simplify and make the case theory more powerful. In addition, they helped us prepare a key witness for the arbitration, improving both the effectiveness and efficiency of his testimony, so that he could more accurately and powerfully convey case facts to the panel. Complementing the strategy and testimony were the demonstrative exhibits created by Tsongas, which further helped clarify and convey key points. These services were very helpful in securing a finding for our client.”

- Julie Thrall Burrow, Hendrickson, Chicago, IL
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