They managed extensive jury research, focus groups and mock trials under tremendous time pressure and in a highly complicated criminal tax case without breaking a sweat and delivered priceless value as we considered both our target jury composition and sophisticated issues concerning messaging our theory of the case...The acquittal we won was just as much due to DOAR’s guidance in shaping our messages and selecting our jury as it was our lawyering.
This was a team effort, and DOAR was an important part of that team effort. The slides you created and conducted made a big difference in our presentation. In a couple of days nobody will remember what I said at the hearing. But it will be hard to forget the timeline that made our point graphically one step at a time. That outline will help us not only at this phase of the case, but it also planted the seed for the next phase.
At the end of the trial – which we won – the lawyers had the opportunity to speak with the jurors. During that meeting, the jury foreperson inquired whether the trial technology representatives were court-appointed or hired by the lawyers. After we explained the latter, we inquired why she wanted to know. She told us that the talent disparity between Ray McLeod and his counterpart was remarkable – and that the jury had been so impressed with Ray’s abilities and the fact that exhibits appeared in synch with the witness examinations and summations perfectly, and were always cued to right to just what the jury needed to read. It was a very proud moment for our trial team.
We just concluded a trial in which we were assisted by DOAR Trial Consultants. I am writing to praise their efforts and contributions. They were indispensible in helping us create, implement and display an effective and suitable visual trial presentation strategy. They were indefatigable in their efforts, quickly learned the issues, and rapidly delivered product. They always acted in a professional manner. In sum, it is the view of our entire trial team that they were valuable and fully integrated members of the team and were a pleasure to work with.
I have been trying cases for over 28 years and the perspective and insight that Julie and her team provided were extremely valuable and played an essential role in our overall trial strategy and in the examinations and arguments that we made before the jury. They are also an absolute pleasure to work with.
Everyone is thrilled. Everyone also knows that a good part of the credit for the result belongs to DOAR. We were most impressed with your services. DOAR’s insights before and during trial were appreciated and influential in shaping the delivery of our message. Our only regret is that we did not engage DOAR earlier, which would have allowed enough time for a second mock jury exercise.
DOAR is simply the best trial consulting firm in the United States. There is no way we could have presented a complex class action case with over 1,000 exhibits and over 500 demonstratives without them. And it is unlikely that we could have selected the jury which returned a great verdict without the insights provided by DOAR. We are all so grateful that we had them on our team, and we are all so proud to have worked together in achieving what is a truly unprecedented victory.
You were an integral and invaluable part of our trial team. You were resourceful, responsive, dedicated, and I heartily recommend you on any trial team. Thanks very much for all your hard work, great senses of humor, and outstanding teamwork.