Tsongas Litigation Consulting's Posts

  • The Upside and Downside of Beauty

    October 6th, 2011 Here at Tsongas we often get asked questions regarding appearance. One of the subjects that has come up recently involves beauty and specifically what effect it has regarding witness evaluation by the fact finder. To get to …

  • Jurors Ignoring the Law - Don't Count on It.

    Nearly two-thirds of Americans believe that Casey Anthony killed her daughter, according to a recent poll. Furthermore, nearly twice the amount of women than men said they were, “angry about the verdict.” The gap between the court of public opinion and …

  • What No One Teaches Lawyers About Communication

    DeNovo, December 2008 Tom O’Toole, Ph.D. and Jill Schmid, Ph.D. explore some of the fundamentals of communication and advocacy that are essential to litigation but not significantly covered in most law schools. Read the Full Article Here: http://tsongasit.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/denovo1208.pdf

  • Telling Your Client's Story in Eleven Sentences Leads to Better Trials

    DeNovo, February 2009 Tom O’Toole, Ph.D and Jill Schmid, Ph.D. address the importance and power of keeping even the most complicated cases as simple and clear as possible by prescribing eleven steps. The article can be found on pages 5-7. …

  • The Non-Testifying Expert in the Courtroom

    King County Bar Bulletin, September 2009 Jill Schmid and Tom O’Toole describe the many attitudes and experiences of jurors on employment cases. The authors discuss implications on the presentation of the case and jury selection. Read the Full Article Here: http://tsongasit.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/The-Non-Testifying-Expert-in-the-Courtroom-article.pdf

  • Planning for Success: Three Ways to Better Manage Your Cases

    King County Bar Bulletin, October 2009 Tom O’Toole and Jill Schmid share three ways to better manage cases: 1) Use Your Narrative Framework to Guide Discovery; 2) Prepare Key Witnesses for Depositions, and; 3) Plan Ahead for Jury Selection. Read …

  • Seeing the Forest Through the Trees: Closing Argument and Jury Instructions

    DeNovo, August 2010 In 1950, Max Klein and Dan Robbins invented and developed the widely popular paint-by-number kits. These kits introduced everyday people to the unfamiliar world of artistic expression by providing them with the precise roadmap and tools to …

  • Effective Opening Statements and Closing Arguments

    King County Bar Bulletin, December 2010 Tom O’Toole Ph.D. and Jill Schmid Ph.D. discuss ten tips on how to effectively deliver opening statements and closing arguments. Read the Full Article Here: http://tsongasit.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Effective-Opening-Statement-and-Closing-Arguments-Article.pdf