“I have found the Tsongas jury consulting firm invaluable in teaching and assisting in jury selection and theme development, and developing the story points for trial. Two points about working with the firm on a dozen or so cases come to mind. First, there’s nothing so uncommon as common sense. We lawyers tend to forget what makes non-lawyers tick. Second, the Tsongas people with whom I’ve worked–all of them–helped teach me to find the box, and then how to think outside of it, in preparing complex civil litigation for trial.”- Milt Rowland , Foster Pepper, Spokane, WA
“Tsongas provided valuable assistance through a strategy session for a multi-million federal court plaintiff case involving the sale of a business. The complicated, multi-facet claims included breaches of representations and warranties, self-dealing, accounting errors, and a myriad of other issues. In the strategy session Tsongas helped the client and lawyers determine the best story and eliminate extraneous details, while spotlighting the strengths and minimizing weaknesses. This effort was capped with a fine written report, and graphic charts and demonstrative aids that could be used at trial to illustrate the case in pictures as well as words. I look forward to working with Tsongas trial consultants again.”- Roger J. Kindley , Ryan Swanson & Cleveland, Seattle, WA
“I have worked with Tsongas Litigation Consulting on a number of cases over the last decade. Tsongas trial consultants have helped me with graphics, case themes, jury selection and mock trials. I have found their work to be uniformly first rate. They have very good ideas and provide top notch service”- Kelly Corr , Corr Cronin Michelson Baumbardner & Preece, Seattle, WA
“I consider using Tsongas’ services in every case I handle, not just in large exposure cases. Their case strategy process provides me with different types and levels of service customized for the case so I know I’ve always done my “jury due diligence.” I have done many mock trials with many different Tsongas trial consultants. I have always come away with critical insights that were essential prior to trial or ADR. However, I believe that Tsongas is very attuned to the fact that not every case needs a full blown mock trial. They offer cost effective alternatives and my clients appreciate that.”- David A. Ernst , Davis Wright Tremaine, Portland, OR
“I’ve engaged Tsongas on jury trials, bench trials, and arbitrations to collectively develop a strong and persuasive case story that can guide discovery and deposition preparation. They have helped me in intellectual property matters, securities litigation, and other complex commercial cases. The Tsongas team has helped us prepare jury questionnaires, organize pre-trial focus groups and pick a jury and run Shadow Juries for us. I know when I retain Tsongas that I’m retaining the best around, and Tsongas works hard to meet our case schedule, as unreasonable as it may be. They are also very helpful in providing ideas for graphics and other court demonstratives. I do not hesitate to recommend Tsongas trial consultants to other attorneys nor to recommend their retention to my clients.”- Peter Ehrlichman , Dorsey & Whitney, Seattle, WA
“We resolved our Clark County Nevada case at a reasonable figure in large part because we consulted you and you provided us, through a mock trial and jury consultation, with information we used to analyze our case and structure our settlement. Our case was a seven figure, possibly eight figure, personal injury case.
You set up a four panel mock jury in Las Vegas. The jurors your staff selected from the local populace were just like jurors I see in Las Vegas courts. Your price for all this work was imminently reasonable. We settled our case at Mediation just over a month after the mock trial and my client was very satisfied with the settlement.”- Norman F. Boxley , Floyd, Skeren & Kelly, LLP, Las Vegas, NV
“I was impressed by the way Tsongas trial consultants have helped analyze and assess multiple complex issues in several recent cases, involving a toxic tort matter and product liability case. Their case strategy process was of high value, focusing the team on the key issues, sharpening our strengths, identifying areas of strategic concern and helping us craft a stronger case theory. They have performed several large scale focus group exercises on a complex case. My client and I were pleased with their attention to detail in their research methodology, their execution of the research, as well as with their interpretation and analysis of juror behavior. I will be using Tsongas in future cases.”
- Carl Gilmore , K&L Gates, Seattle, WA
“Our firm had the pleasure of working closely with Tsongas trial consultants on a recent plaintiff case that received national attention. Tsongas did not become involved in the case until about seven weeks before trial, after most of the discovery and pretrial motion practice had been completed. In only a couple of conference calls, they grasped the facts, theories, and nuances of our case. Working quickly and efficiently with us, they designed and carried out just the jury research we needed, the results of which gave our whole team the confidence to stick to the game plan they helped us devise, no matter what our opponents threw at us. Their original, instinctive ideas for conveying our messages, which were confirmed through jury research, helped us arrive at the central themes of our case. They deftly used the research to chart out a jury selection strategy that was easy to implement and proved very successful. As the trial progressed, we constantly reminded ourselves of their specific advice and guidance. From opening statement through closing argument, we were lucky to have their specific input on every facet of our case presentation, including the design of key demonstratives. Tsongas consultants get my strongest possible recommendation as jury trial consultants.”- Paul De Marco , Markovits, Stock & DeMarco, Cincinatti, OH
“I recommend using Tsongas jury consultants in your most significant and serious cases in Nevada. I have used them on complex commercial cases, fraud cases, significant plaintiff actions, and construction defect matters. Tsongas offers valuable aid in developing jury trial strategies and the “story” that you will need to tell a jury so that they clearly understand your client’s case and are more willing to fight for it.
Tsongas has a unique and effective method of developing high risk juror profiles, supplemental juror questionnaires, and evaluating high risk jurors by “scoring” the nature of their attitudes and experiences. Their extensive experience with Las Vegas jury attitudes allows them to contribute in the most meaningful ways to case and theme development as well as with voir dire and effective jury selection strategies.
The Tsongas team also provided powerful and engaging demonstrative exhibits and PowerPoint presentations for opening and closing. These have helped me control the key issues in my cases and present juries with a clear and persuasive visual story.
I would not hesitate to call them if you want to give your client a unique advantage.”- Mark A. Hutchison , Hutchison & Steffen, Las Vegas, NV
“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