Testimonials

“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

“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 was very pleased with the variety of services I received from Tsongas for my employment defense case.  From in depth strategy for opening and closing to engaging graphics that helped tell my client’s story in a persuasive and compelling manner, Tsongas delivered, even when the lead time was short and deadlines were approaching rapidly.  I will use Tsongas again in the future. “

- Everett W. Jack, Jr. , Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, New York, NY

“I recently had a major trial and used Tsongas’ Trial Technology Consulting for a variety of services. The Tsongas tech consultant was a critical member of our trial team.  He was exceptionally capable at producing and demonstrating effective demonstratives in the courtroom.  Throughout proceedings, he gave me valuable insights as to how to make best use of  the technology in the context of presented evidence and testimony.  I cannot speak highly enough about Tsongas and its team of consultants, and would recommend their services to anyone preparing to present complex testimony at trial.”

- Steven W. Block , Foster Pepper, Seattle, WA

“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

“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 have worked with Tsongas 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 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

“For many years, Tsongas Litigation Consulting has provided me with tailored consulting services in complex business litigation cases and legal malpractice cases.  Whether it’s simply a few hours of witness preparation or a full-blown trial strategy session with jury selection assistance, I’ve found Tsongas to be responsive, practical, and cost-effective.  They are professional and well-grounded.  I always look forward to working with them.”

- Joseph C. Arellano , Kennedy, Watts, Arellano & Ricks LLP, Portland, OR

“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 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
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