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 consultants have 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

“Tsongas jury consultants 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 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 Tsongas services for my clients.”

- James A. Zapp , Paul Hastings, 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

We have used the Tsongas team for several of our most important cases. The more we use them, the more impressed we become. They continue to impress us with their pragmatism and insights. They offer solutions, not just observations. They provide case-specific recommendations, not just boilerplate suggestions. They work with us and our clients to develop a cogent and meaningful approach to our most challenging issues. They have become part of our trial team, not just a bolt-on accessory. I have not found a more talented group of jury consultants.

- B. Trent Webb , Shook, Hardy & Bacon, Kansas City, MO

“We have worked with Tsongas consultants for years on large and high profile cases, as well as on jury trials where the exposure and stakes were lower, but the results were still critically important for our clients. We use them to collectively develop case and trial strategy, to enhance our opening and closing statement strategy, to assist us in selecting jurors, and to test our case and themes in mock trials. They make themselves available when they are needed, are quick and responsible to our needs, and always provide quality insight, opinions, and work product. Recently they assisted us in a uniquely challenging legal malpractice defense verdict related to intellectual property. We made use of all these services, and they developed some highly useful graphics for both opening and closing. We recommend them if you have a small case and just need some strategic consulting or if you have a large case where you may want to consider a number of their jury consulting services.”

- Robert Sulkin & Greg Hollon , McNaul Ebel Nawrot & Helgren, Seattle, WA

“I have engaged Tsongas jury consultants on several occasions to help me with a significant case heading for a jury trial. Most recently we worked together on a major race discrimination class action that resulted in a verdict completely in favor of my client – recognized by “The National Law Journal” as one of the Top Ten Defense Wins of the Year. Tsongas helped us prepare and conduct a mock trial that was extremely helpful in testing and refining our case strategy. They also offered valuable assistance in developing our opening statement themes and closing argument, the demonstrative exhibits that we used throughout trial, and our jury selection strategy. I am a big believer in their approach to this type of jury research; and frankly, I would not approach a major jury trial without it. The people at Tsongas are great to work with – helpful, creative, and responsive. I would recommend them highly, especially for high-profile or complex cases.”

- Michael Reiss , Davis Wright Tremaine, Seattle, WA

“Tsongas has a well-earned reputation for providing excellent trial advice and valuable jury research, but we recently learned that Tsongas can help win summary judgment as well. We had the pleasure of working with Tsongas trial consultants on the defense side of a complex patent infringement case in which we obtained summary judgment on the eve of trial. What we realized after the victory was that all the work we had done with Tsongas to develop winning themes for the jury at trial helped us enormously in focusing on the winning issues for the judge at summary judgment.”

- Cal Litsey and James Poradek , Faegre & Benson LLP, Minneapolis, MN

I have worked with the Tsongas firm for over 20 years. Their work is top notch in every important phase of trial consultation, including witness preparation, theme planning, attorney trial performance coaching, and jury selection.

- David B. Markowitz , Markowitz, Herbold, Glade & Mehlhaf,PC, Portland, OR

“I have retained Tsongas for the last five years to help me win complicated employment defense trials in multiple states throughout the West Coast.  Whether it is assisting my witnesses in telling the truth well and in the most effective and persuasive manner; conducting a mock trial to help me assess the risks of my case and then refine a trial strategy to minimize those risks; or helping me to pick a jury; Tsongas has always provided the best of service and insight.  Tsongas trial consultants have helped me with early assessment of my most difficult cases and helped to develop an effective defense narrative at the early stages of the litigation.  They have helped to develop key demonstrative exhibits for trial and have conducted highly valuable post-verdict interviews.  All of their work is performed on a timely basis and with excellent attention to detail.   I have found Tsongas to add tremendous value to my cases.  Based on their track record and the superior quality of their work, I do not hesitate to tell my clients that they should make the extra investment so that together, we can get them the best results possible for their cases.”

- Portia R. Moore , Davis Wright Tremaine, Seattle, WA
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