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Testimonials

“I have used Tom, Jill, and Joe in a variety of matters over the years. They have assisted me with case theme development, preparation of key witnesses, jury selection, and preparation for oral argument before the State Supreme Court. Their assistance has made a noticeable difference to the results we achieve for clients, as well as the way we think about cases in general. Their critical perspective, easy-to-implement and concrete and practical advice has helped me present my cases to juries, judges, mediators and arbitrators in a much more simplified, persuasive, and effective manner. Their insights have carried over to cases they have not even been formally retained on. I recommend Sound Jury Consulting for any of your litigation consulting needs.”

-Joseph Grube, Breneman Grube, PLLC, Seattle, WA.

"Tom is a master trial strategist. His understanding of jury selection and the dynamics of jury deliberations is second to none. Best of all, he has the ability to develop practical recommendations in real time and communicate them quickly and effectively to the trial team. If your client is involved in serious litigation, pick up the phone and call Tom today."

-Kevin Baumgardner, Corr Cronin Michelson Baumgardner Fogg & Moore, LLP, Seattle, WA.

“We have retained Tom, Jill, and Joe to consult on complex litigation matters. I highly value their insight and ability to create graphics for opening and closing arguments. They are responsive, meticulous and talented.”

-Tyler Hudson, Wagstaff & Cartmell, Kansas City, MO.

I used Tom to assist me with case strategy development, jury selection and trial graphics on a difficult, multi-party employment case. Tom provided timely and practical advice that helped us present a compelling defense case despite all the moving parts. In this case and prior ones, Tom demonstrated his ability to quickly sort through a significant amount of information to recommend an effective course of action. Our team greatly appreciated his hard work, helpful insights and positive approach. I look forward to working with Tom again for years to come.

-Mark Filipini, K&L Gates, Seattle, WA.

"Tom has provided me and my clients invaluable support in several high profile/high dollar cases. His assistance in developing themes that resonate with jurors has been a huge factor in favorable verdicts for my clients. Tom’s advice on jury selection and his assistance with witness preparation has been extremely helpful. I can’t recommend him highly enough."

-Ruth Nielsen, Nielsen Law Office, Inc., P.S., Seattle, WA.

“Tom has provided invaluable insight on how to present evidence and arguments on my most difficult cases. An experienced attorney thinks he knows how it will play, but instincts are no substitute for the assistance of a knowledgeable consultant who can “stress test” the theories and arguments before trial. With Tom’s help on case strategy, witness preparation, case presentation, and voir dire, I was in a position to present my strongest and best case to the jury.”

-Mike Bolasina, Summit Law Group, Seattle, WA.

"Tom assisted me in staging a mock trial and provided such quality insight that I decided to ask him to be a sounding board in a particularly vexing trial. He assisted in structuring an opening and in working up graphics and a PowerPoint presentation to accompany the opening. He was particularly adept at assisting in distilling complicated facts into a form that would permit communication to a less sophisticated juror while not offending the more educated on the panel. He was prompt and engaging in responding to ideas, offering alternatives well worthy of consideration, but was also flexible in molding the product to a style that fit the preference of the trial lawyer. I would recommend Tom to anyone needing strong support in developing an opening or closing."

-Mike Weathersby, Evert Weathersby Houff, Atlanta, GA

"I have used Tom as a jury consultant on multiple cases and he has proven to be very insightful and a key member of the trial team--money well spent."

-Guy Michelson, Corr Cronin Michelson Baumgardner Fogg & Moore, LLP, Seattle, WA.

"Tom assisted me with theme development on a recent case. His practical insights and ability to identify specific steps I can take to improve my case presentation were invaluable. He is one of the brightest people I know. I would recommend him to anyone needing assistance with case strategy development."

-Cynthia Jones, Jones Legal Group, Seattle, WA.

"Tom assisted me with developing a jury selection strategy in a difficult case. His insights were critical in helping me understand the adverse attitudes and experiences that would make potential jurors resistant to my case theory. He helped me craft voir dire questions to successfully identify and remove these individuals from the venire. He also assisted me in polishing my voir dire presentation, which significantly improved my overall ability to connect with jurors from the first day of trial. Over the years, Tom has been eager to assist me with projects. Together, we collaborated on several CLE presentations having to do with jury biases and successful persuasive strategies. I would recommend him to anyone needing help with jury selection."

-David Mordekhov, Gardner Trabolsi & Associates, Seattle, WA.

"Tom's practical insights set him apart from other consultants. He identifies solutions rather than generic theories, and he does so across all types of litigation. I would highly recommend him to anyone preparing for an important trial, arbitration, or oral argument."

-Ryan Hudson, Berkowitz Oliver, Kansas City, MO.