I have relied on the sound wisdom and practical advice of the Tsongas team for years. Their commitment to delivering excellent service is one of their strongest traits. I recently worked with members of the team on the development of case themes, jury selection, opening statements, and closing arguments in three cases and the results have been excellent. I would not hesitate to recommend the Tsongas team to those looking for reliable, dedicated, and valuable strategic litigation partner.
Craig A. Thompson, Esq.
Venable LLP, Baltimore, MD
My colleagues and I have worked with Tsongas on theme development, jury selection, witness preparation, openings and closings in multiple product liability (prescription drug) cases. Their insight has been invaluable in helping us shape an effective story and selecting the best juries possible. They provide concrete suggestions and feedback in an efficient manner. For all these reasons, they quickly became an integral part of our team. We are better advocates because of their guidance. I recommend them to anyone needing this type of jury consulting, and I look forward to working with them for many years to come.
Tucker Ellis LLP, Chicago, IL
I and others at my firm have worked with Tsongas trial consultants for years. We recently engaged Tsongas in a highly challenging and complex commercial case that was ultimately tried over 5 weeks in federal court. The Tsongas consultants provided valuable input in assessing the case strengths and weaknesses, crafting an appropriate story strategy, and developing a compelling opening statement. In addition, they also assisted us in jury selection, bringing a sound and scientific methodology to the process of evaluating potential jurors, and worked with us in preparing one of our key trial witnesses. We recommend them highly and look forward to working with them again.
Cori Gordon Moore
Perkins Coie LLP, Seattle, WA
We recently worked with Tsongas trial consultants on a complex civil case, involving multiple claims, counterclaims, allegations of fraud, Lanham Act violations, trade libel, conspiracy, as well as trademark infringement. They immediately rolled up their sleeves and dug into the important documents and relevant deposition testimony. They quickly grasped the case and helped us conduct a thorough and well-designed mock trial where we were able to test our case themes and strategies. In addition, they assisted us with preparing witnesses before and during trial, jury selection, and opening and closing. They were with us in court the entire trial, offering fast feedback and daily suggestions and insights. They became a part of our trial team and were there with us late into the night, always with valuable suggestions and insight, and with a positive “can do” attitude the entire time. I valued their input a great deal; it was helpful and consistently on point.
Moreover, I enjoyed their company. I was so impressed that I had Tsongas co-present with me at a Dallas Bar Association conference on the art and science of jury selection. The program was well-attended and very well-received.
Tsongas will make a difference in your case. By the time you are walking into court on the first day of trial, you are better prepared as a result of Tsongas’s involvement in your pre-trial. I definitely will use them again and heartily endorse trial consulting services to clients and fellow practitioners of the art of trying cases.
John W. Bickel
Bickel & Brewer, Dallas, TX
We have used Tsongas jury consultants for a number of our employment defense cases and trials in Southern California. Defense verdicts in every trial. They are top-shelf trial consultants and a valuable part of our team. They provide great insights and recommendations on trial themes and narrative development for opening statements and closing arguments as well as well-designed and executed mock trials. They have assisted us in witness preparation, helping our witnesses become comfortable telling the truth well in both direct and cross examination. Tsongas trial consulting has also helped us with jury selection, which they approach in a systematic and scientific manner. They listen to our needs, help us pick the best services within our particular budgetary constraints, and then deliver the goods. All in all, when you go to battle, they are an important resource to have on your side. I do not hesitate to recommend their trial consulting services to my partners, colleagues, and clients.
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, Los Angeles, CA
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.
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