Services

Case Analysis

Focus Groups

Case Presentation Planning

Demonstrative Visuals

Opening Statements

Voir Dire

Trial Observation

Witness Preparation

Case Analysis

Our Case Analysis service offers a comprehensive and strategic examination of the legal, perceptual, and psychological elements of your case. We delve into the strengths and weaknesses of the case, focusing on likely decision-maker perceptions to ensure the most persuasive delivery in mediation and/or trial.

Focus Groups

Every effective inquiry begins with a question.

“If 90% of civil cases settle before trial, what’s the point of spending money for a consultant to put mine in front of a focus group?”

The Answer?

At a minimum, one of our focus groups gives you two things you won’t get on your own or with most other approaches:

1. How to develop your client’s strongest case story

2. How best to deliver that story anywhere, anytime, for any decision maker – in negotiation, mediation, and/or at trial.

You’ll accrue more benefits from the process, but these two alone can significantly raise the perceived value of your case for any decision maker, professional or layperson alike.

Our’s is a labor-intensive process requiring a week to prepare, run and analyze the 8 hours we invest in your 21-person group. A professionally run focus group with living, breathing, story-building people isn’t just the best place to discover the full range of possible perceptions working for and against you: it’s the only place. This is true whether the decision-makers you must influence are sitting across the negotiating table, on a mediation panel, behind the bench, or in the jury box. Accept no substitutes.

Case Presentation Planning

A Case Story Presentation Plan is the backbone for our case story development and delivery process. We collaborate closely with the legal team to develop the strongest narrative and its most compelling and beneficial delivery. The presentation plan determines everything from motions strategy and voir dire topics and sequence, to case story sequencing, witness selection, witness order and demonstrative visuals strategy — all marshaled to drive the desired verdict.

Demonstrative Visuals

Demonstrative Visuals provide a critical advantage in the courtroom by transforming complex facts and abstract concepts into clear, compelling visual representations. More than just supporting a point or two, we build a “storyboard” for your case delivery in the visual “channel” of your client’s case story narrative. Recognizing the power of well imagined visual aids to enhance understanding and retention, we provide specialized training and experience delivering in this vital service.

Opening Statements

Our Opening Statements service is designed to set powerful and persuasive frames, imagery and verbal anchors for your client’s entire case story presentation. Recognizing the critical importance of first impressions in the courtroom, we help craft opening remarks that are not only clear but strategically structured to resonate. We focus on introducing the case in a compelling narrative form, highlighting frames and imagery with supporting demonstrative visuals.

Voir Dire

In the critical process of jury selection our approach is meticulously tailored to the unique dynamics of each case story. We help you voir dire potential jurors on their current individual propensities to reconstruct your client’s case story along the very lines you’d most like. We employ a strategic method to empower and align with jurors instead of attacking them which lays the groundwork for a favorable trial outcome with each Juror.

Trial Observation

Effective witness preparation is key to ensuring credible and compelling testimony. Our comprehensive service includes coaching witnesses on presentation skills, demeanor, and the nuances of answering questions under pressure. We prioritize making witnesses comfortable and confident in their testimony, while aligning their delivery with the overall case story and strategy. This preparation can be vital in presenting a coherent and convincing narrative to the jury.

Witness Preparation

Effective witness preparation is key to ensuring credible and compelling testimony. Our comprehensive service includes coaching witnesses on presentation skills, demeanor, and the nuances of answering questions under pressure. We prioritize making witnesses comfortable and confident in their testimony, while aligning their delivery with the overall trial strategy. This preparation is vital in presenting a coherent and convincing narrative to the jury.