Testimonials

“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

“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

“Invaluable, insightful, and effective best describe the skills the jury consultants at Tsongas Litigation Consulting bring to jury selection. I have for years used the Tsongas team to assist on contract case, legal malpractice cases, construction defect cases, and other forms of complex commercial litigation, and they have assisted me with jury selection in every major trial and will continue to do so except where opponents hire them first.”

- Bradley S. Keller , Byrnes & Keller, Seattle, WA

“I have used various combinations of the services that Tsongas offers. Each time, I have been able to substantially improve the presentation of my client’s case. Getting Tsongas’s perspective on the appropriate story line and on visuals has helped me see the holes more clearly, and find ways to fill them. Taking the time to practice and hone my presentation before real people, instead of the bathroom mirror, has proven worth its weight in gold.”

- Rosemary Daszkiewicz , Plum Creek, Seattle, WA

“I wanted to take a moment to offer my sincere thanks to Tsongas for the great work you are doing for us and our clients. In the field of admiralty and maritime law, bench trials are the norm and jury trials are relatively infrequent. Your approach to how jurors think and what is persuasive to them, particularly involving technical contract issues, has been invaluable. Your minds are agile and analytical, and your personal involvement in these cases is the primary reason we recommend that our clients use your jury consulting firm.”

- Matthew C. Crane , Bauer Moynihan & Johnson LLP, Seattle, WA

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

I have worked with the Tsongas firm for over 30 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 worked with Tsongas Litigation Consulting since 1989. They have played crucial roles in my cases by conducting mock trials, preparing witnesses, designing demonstratives, performing jury research, preparing jury questionnaires, conducting post-trial juror interviews, and assisting with voir dire. I simply would not consider my trial preparation adequate or my team complete without the professionals at Tsongas by my side.”

- James Moriarty , Moriarty Leyendecker, Boulder, CO
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