I recently used Tsongas jury consulting to assist in witness preparation and jury selection for a trial in downtown Los Angeles. They immediately made themselves available and worked with our schedule, despite hurdles, including expanding their initial time commitment to add a couple of witnesses who needed more assistance than initially anticipated. The primary benefit of their work was the significant increase in the witnesses’ self-confidence and comfort with the examination process. Their knowledge of course did not change, but their ability to effectively convey that knowledge to the jury changed significantly, and they were no longer intimidated by the process. The help with jury selection, especially where the judge requested voir dire of all 36 prospective jurors at once, was also very valuable. They know the ins and outs of the jury selection process and the LA jury pool very well.- Claudette Wilson , Wilson Turner Kosmo LLP, San Diego, California
My colleagues and I have worked with Tsongas on theme development, jury selection, witness preparation, openings and closings in multiple product liability (prescription drug) cases. Their insight has been invaluable in helping us shape an effective story and selecting the best juries possible. They provide concrete suggestions and feedback in an efficient manner. For all these reasons, they quickly became an integral part of our team. We are better advocates because of their guidance. I recommend them to anyone needing this type of jury consulting, and I look forward to working with them for many years to come.- Sherry Knutson , Tucker Ellis LLP, Chicago, IL
“I and others at my firm have worked with Tsongas trial consultants for years. We recently engaged Tsongas in a highly challenging and complex commercial case that was ultimately tried over 5 weeks in federal court. The Tsongas consultants provided valuable input in assessing the case strengths and weaknesses, crafting an appropriate story strategy, and developing a compelling opening statement. In addition, they also assisted us in jury selection, bringing a sound and scientific methodology to the process of evaluating potential jurors, and worked with us in preparing one of our key trial witnesses. We recommend them highly and look forward to working with them again.”- Cori Gordon Moore , Perkins Coie LLP, Seattle, WA
Guest lectures by Tsongas Litigation Consulting have provided enormous benefit to my Pre-Trial and Trial Advocacy students at the University of Washington School of Law. While analysis of legal issues is critical in practice, so is the development of litigation and communication strategies. Tsongas Consulting specializes in these, developing fine-tuned case stories, with a keen eye focused on language, rhetoric and visual imagery, as well as jury impact. The dynamic, interactive Tsongas teaching style fits right in with the 21st Century digital era, building skills essential to success in working with clients, judges, juries and other counsel.- William S. Bailey , University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, WA
“We recently worked with Tsongas trial consultants 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 trial consulting services to clients and fellow practitioners of the art of trying cases.”- John W. Bickel , Bickel & Brewer, Dallas, TX
“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 jury consultants for a number of our employment defense cases and trials in Southern California. Defense verdicts in every trial. They are top-shelf trial 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 trial consulting 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 important resource to have on your side. I do not hesitate to recommend their trial consulting services to my partners, colleagues, and clients.”- Emilio Gonzalez , Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, Los Angeles, CA
“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
“For many years, Tsongas Litigation Consulting has provided me with tailored jury 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 was very pleased with the variety of services I received from Tsongas for my employment defense case. From in depth trial 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