Testimonials

“I have worked with Tsongas jury consultants 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 trial consulting services to my peers who want their witnesses to be prepared for the trial strategy and tactics of opposing 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 trial consultants 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

“We recently used Tsongas jury consultants to assist us in our highly successful Intellectual Property trial.  They assisted us with a mock trial, jury selection and conducted a shadow jury throughout trial.  The mock and shadow jury research proved to be very accurate and helpful, and they provided useful insights on the nature of the jurors in the venue and how they would respond to the unique elements of a patent infringement case.  They were an enjoyable team to work with, responsive and professional, and I appreciated their experienced, grounded, and practical recommendations.  I would highly recommend their trial services and look forward to working with them again.”

- Derek Gilliland , Nix Patterson & Roach, LLP, Austin, TX

“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

“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

“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 want to thank you and your staff for the outstanding assistance in helping me prepare original demonstrative exhibits and graphics, as well as critiquing my opening statement, in connection with a week-long arbitration hearing in an employment case before a retired judge who conducted the proceedings much like a bench trial. As you know, this multi-million dollar class action had several attorneys on both sides. My client’s in-house counsel and managers who attended the hearing felt that our graphics and opening statement were clearly superior to the other side’s homemade version. My co-counsel and I couldn’t agree more.

Not only was your team able to help me prepare an excellent counter-chart, but we built a series of effective graphics that made the opening statement and the presentation of evidence much more coherent, concise, and persuasive.

I look forward to working with Tsongas on future matters and will strongly recommend their trial consulting services to colleagues.”

- Michael J. Killeen , Davis Wright Tremaine, Seattle, WA
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