Trial Consulting Posts

  • Finding the Flow in Every Case, Big or Small

    I was recently reminded of a conversation I had with two attorneys near the beginning of my career as a baby jury consultant. I was working with a senior partner and an associate on a witness preparation for trial for …

  • Jury Consultants or Litigation Consultants? Why Not Both?

    Several high profile criminal cases are currently underway in our country: that of Erath County trial of Eddie Routh, accused of murdering former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield, the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the accused Boston Marathon bomber, …

  • Questions for a Jury Consultant

    On the frequent business flights I take around the country, I often strike up a conversation with the person seated next to me on the airplane. I try not to be “that guy” who bugs someone who clearly wants to …

  • The Vanishing Civil Trial and Trial Consultants

    January 18th, 2012. A recent Yale Law Review article documented the rarity of civil trials in the modern American judicial system.  The authors rattled off a series of statistics to illustrate the infrequent occurrence of civil trials, with the number …

  • The Golden Age of Litigation Preparation

    January 10th, 2012 We have all heard the laments of days gone by in every field. Old school journalists speak openly about “the old days” when there was “a code.” In litigation, new lawyers who struggle to get experience in …

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