Testimonials

“We recently worked with Tsongas on a complex civil case, involving multiple claims, counterclaims, allegations of fraud, Lanham Act violations, trade libel, conspiracy, as well as trademark infringement.  They immediately rolled up their sleeves and dug into the important documents and relevant deposition testimony.  They quickly grasped the case and helped us conduct a thorough and well-designed mock trial where we were able to test our case themes and strategies.  In addition, they assisted us with preparing witnesses before and during trial, jury selection, and opening and closing.  They were with us in court the entire trial, offering fast feedback and daily suggestions and insights.  They became a part of our trial team and were there with us late into the night, always with valuable suggestions and insight, and with a positive “can do” attitude the entire time.  I valued their input a great deal; it was helpful and consistently on point.

Moreover, I enjoyed their company.  I was so impressed that I had Tsongas co-present with me at a Dallas Bar Association conference on the art and science of jury selection.  The program was well-attended and very well-received.

Tsongas will make a difference in your case.  By the time you are walking into court on the first day of trial, you are better prepared as a result of Tsongas’s involvement in your pre-trial.  I definitely will use them again and heartily endorse them to clients and fellow practitioners of the art of trying cases.”

- John W. Bickel , Bickel & Brewer, Dallas, TX

“After two years of motion practice, discovery litigation and general wrangling, my client was pretty tired and worn out. As we approached trial, his story began to sound dull after having been told so many times. The Tsongas team was instrumental in helping my client prepare for trial. As they worked with him, the passion returned, he became more assertive, clearer and more confident. He was ready for cross-examination and, if anything, made our case stronger when the other lawyer was questioning him. The Tsongas people also helped me craft a clear and simple theme, and then created diagrams and a timeline which made the case easy to explain to the jury. After the jury retired to deliberate, they sent a note to the Judge “Can we get a copy of Mr. Greene’s demonstratives? The jury not only gave us our prayer, they knocked out most of the other side’s counterclaims and awarded $3.5 million in punitive damages. We worked well together as a team and I would not want to take a significant case to a jury without getting their help. The earlier, the better.”

- S. Ward Greene , Greene & Markley, Portland, OR

“I recently worked with Tsongas on a mock trial in Southern California to prepare for my employment defense jury trial.  I found that their mock trial approach was organized and efficient, and that they paid great attention to the critical details. But, more importantly they provided very useful and practical recommendations for trial strategy.  Their rapid grasp of the case issues, and how jurors respond to particular evidence, case themes, and jury instructions was most helpful.  They offer constructive advice, engage in helpful dialogues about particular elements of the litigation and trial strategy, and they went beyond providing just a service.  They became more members of the trial team as they helped us gear up for the trial. I would not hesitate to recommend their services for my clients.”

- James A. Zapp , Paul Hastings, Los Angeles, CA

“Tsongas played an invaluable role in helping us develop our opening statement and closing argument in a recent trial.  Their focus on not only themes and language, but on how the structure and flow of closing argument can influence the process of deliberations were helpful in getting jurors focused on the strengths of our case.  Through Tsongas, we’ve learned that it’s not enough to just persuade jurors in opening and closing; it’s important to give them a process and the tools to take control of deliberations in a way that best serves your client’s needs.  More importantly, Tsongas provided practical, real-world advice rather than just generic recommendations or abstract theory.  I would recommend Tsongas to any attorneys preparing for trial.”

- Richard B. Jolley , Keating, Bucklin & McCormack, inc., Seattle, WA

“The members of the Tsongas team provide an insightful sounding board for trial themes, strategy, and translating complex or mundane facts into easy-to-understand concepts.  Early in a case’s preparation, I found that their case strategy exercise provides a fantastic way to organize case themes and deficiencies – on both sides of the case.   I also found that Tsongas has real-world experience in IP cases that assists litigators beyond the traditional feedback that a general trial consultant might provide. In a recent trial, Tsongas helped our team prepare for voir dire and streamline our case presentation, and received useful feedback throughout the trial.  It is difficult to argue with the results in both cases, which were resolved overwhelmingly in our clients’ favor.”

- Bobby Ghajar , Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, Los Angeles, CA

“We recently used Tsongas to assist us in our highly successful Intellectual Property trial.  They assisted us with a mock trial, jury selection and conducted a shadow jury throughout trial.  The mock and shadow jury research proved to be very accurate and helpful, and they provided useful insights on the nature of the jurors in the venue and how they would respond to the unique elements of a patent infringement case.  They were an enjoyable team to work with, responsive and professional, and I appreciated their experienced, grounded, and practical recommendations.  I would highly recommend their services and look forward to working with them again.”

- Derek Gilliland , Nix Patterson & Roach, LLP, Austin, TX

“I have worked with Tsongas for years.  Most recently they assisted us in a legal malpractice case that had some particular complexities and challenges.  Their process and method of analyzing cases and developing a coherent and persuasive case strategy is highly practical and illuminating.  They helped us make the case efficient and more manageable for a jury.  In addition, they designed and developed demonstrative exhibits for opening and closing, helping us package and present our information in efficient and appealing ways.  They were responsive, took direction when needed, made strong recommendations when they felt they needed to be made, and we worked as a team to the great benefit of our client.”

- Christopher W. Tompkins , Betts, Patterson & Mines, P.S., Seattle, WA

“I have worked with Tsongas for years, as a practicing trial lawyer and now as a General Counsel.  Tsongas has assisted me in the development of case strategy and its execution.  In particular, they have helped in the preparation of our key witnesses to tell the truth well in depositions.  We recently worked with Tsongas on a complicated breach of contract case, working with some of our highest level employees.  Tsongas, working directly with me and our outside counsel, helped us have our witnesses feel truly comfortable with the process, control the deposition situation and tell the truth in an efficient manner.  I do not hesitate recommending their services to my peers who want their witnesses to be prepared for the strategy and tactics of opposing trial counsel, so the witness can control the process, and tell what actually happened in the clearest, most efficient and most persuasive way.”

- Alexander A. Baehr , Colliers International, Seattle, WA

“I recently had a major trial court hearing on a matter involving complex real estate law. I knew beforehand that it would be challenging to explain my position to a judge who isn’t highly versed in the details of this nuanced body of law. Graphics would be particularly important in this instance since I knew that my best road to success was making sure I had an argument that was easy to understand and penetrated with compelling information. I called Tsongas for help, and together we devised a strategy and the supporting vivid and dynamic graphics that explained my client’s position clearly and persuasively. The result was a fortunate 100% victory for me and my client. I strongly recommend Tsongas. They provide invaluable insights along with the graphic tools to make complex information clear and compelling to a trier of fact. Tsongas is intuitive, 100% client focused, and professional.”

- Jim Holland , Hall & Holland, Vancouver, Washington

“We have used Tsongas for a number of our employment defense cases and trials in Southern California.  Defense verdicts in every trial.  They are top-shelf consultants and a valuable part of our team.  They provide great insights and recommendations on trial themes and narrative development for opening statements and closing arguments as well as well-designed and executed mock trials.  They have assisted us in witness preparation, helping our witnesses become comfortable telling the truth well in both direct and cross examination.  Tsongas  has also helped us with jury selection, which they approach in a systematic and scientific manner.  They listen to our needs, help us pick the best services within our particular budgetary constraints, and then deliver the goods.  All in all, when you go to battle, they are an importance resource to have on your side.  I do not hesitate to recommend their services to my partners, colleagues, and clients.”

- Emilio Gonzalez , Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, Los Angeles, CA
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