Trial Methods is a solution-oriented, full-service litigation consulting firm with vast expertise in the art and science of communication. We have been on trial teams in state and federal venues all over the country. Our experience extends throughout all phases of litigation, from pre- to post-trial, including focus groups, case strategy, witness preparation, jury selection, voir dire, supplemental juror questionnaires, shadow juries, in-court observation, and post-trial interviews.

“From jury selection to the brainstorming we did over witness examinations and arguments to the post-trial follow up you have done, we really value what you bring to the table. Not only was your assistance appreciated in this case, but your jury analysis should be helpful for future cases. I look forward to working together on another trial.”

-Howard Rosenblum,
Director and Managing Counsel, Tort Litigation, Walgreens Corporate Headquarters,
Deerfield, IL

“Working with you and your team to conduct the mock trial of the bank robbery fatality case was truly a pleasure. You were always responsive and helpful at every step of the process. The interaction with you and your staff was always pleasant and professional. On the date of the mock trial, I wasn’t sure what to expect, despite all the information we reviewed. However, things ran seamlessly and my clients were overwhelmed at the valuable information gained from the questions you prepared and the interaction with the mock jurors. Had we not used your services, it would have been a staggering verdict. Thank you for all the time and effort put into making an informed decision about whether or not to proceed to trial.”

-Jeannine S. Gilleran,
Partner, Litchfield Cavo,
Chicago, IL 

“I have worked with Alan over the years on several matters and he did a wonderful job helping me prepare my case for trial. He was thorough and well prepared.”

-Joel Spitz,
Partner/Chair, Labor and Employment Group, McGuire Woods,
Chicago, IL

“Your analysis was correct. I will not pick a jury without you next to me. As always your input was great and we are becoming addicted to you.”

-Rex L. Easley, Jr.,
Founding Partner, Cole, Cole & Easley,
Victoria, TX

“Alan is a solid professional with excellent judgment, a practical perspective, and is a pleasure to work with – a true team player. I would use him again in a heartbeat.”

-Robert Cattanach,
Partner, Dorsey Whitney,
Minneapolis, MN

“Your insights were great and I would highly recommend you to anyone. We had a great experience and learned a lot.”

-Stacy D. Fulco,
Partner, Cremer, Spina, Shaughnessy, Jansen & Siegert,
Chicago, IL 

“Thank you for all of your assistance. You really helped make everything go smoothly. Even more significantly, though, I think your management of your jury room was superb. I thought you did a great job of keeping things on track when needed and helping to focus the discussion in very productive ways.”

-Carl Riehl,
Partner/Counsel – Litigation Practice Group, Debevoise & Plimpton,
New York, NY 

“We worked with Alan on profiling and selecting a jury in a potentially large damage case with a very sympathetic plaintiff. Alan’s insights and suggestions steered us in the counter intuitive direction of selecting jurors that we normally would have thought would have been very pro plaintiff. The strategy suggested by Alan worked very well. Even though it was a case of clear liability, the jury returned a verdict well below our client’s most recent settlement offer.”

-Kurt S. Blankenship,
Partner, Blue Williams,
New Orleans, LA

“It is always a pleasure preparing for trial with Alan. He is organized, reliable, calm, works well under pressure and brings a fresh perspective to jury selection, trial themes, opening statements and closing statements. He has valuable resources regarding the demographics and characteristics of various jurisdictions. He is skilled at selecting an optimal jury. He has an intuitive sense of an effective central theme, how to deliver the theme, how often to repeat the theme and how the theme will impact members of a jury. Alan is a very good trial consultant who has common sense based upon experience.”

Deborah Shefrin,
Senior Litigation Attorney,
Walgreens Corporate Headquarters,
Deerfield, IL

“For more than 28 years, I worked in large law firms and, for more than 20 years, I had the privilege of representing large publicly traded companies including one Fortune 500 company and a couple of Fortune 1000 companies. We used Alan’s services for focus groups and for jury selection in preparation for trials in which the plaintiffs were seeking millions of dollars in damages. Thanks, in part, to Alan’s tremendous help and guidance, our clients were well prepared for the trials/arbitrations and extremely pleased with the results. I enthusiastically and without reservation recommend Alan for any litigation consulting of this nature.”

-Don Pasulka,
Former Partner, McGuire Woods and Ross & Hardies,
Chicago, IL

“Alan came in last minute and assisted in a wrongful death case. He helped develop some critical themes that we used in voir dire and during opening/closing. Also, because of a mistake by the courthouse clerk, Alan and his team were tasked with researching an entirely new jury pool on short notice (less than 24 hours). Nevertheless, Alan had us ready to go the next day.”

-Alex Walker,
Partner, Modrall Sperling Law Firm,
Albuquerque, NM

“We consulted with Alan about a trial involving a progressive neurological disorder. Our having experienced, knowledgeable ‘extra’ eyes available before and during jury selection proved invaluable by lending fresh perspective to the selection process. We were ultimately successful, and we believe his suggestions and observations contributed to the result.”

-Leland McNabb,
Partner, McNabb, Bragorgos & Burgess,
Memphis, TN

“Your experience and common sense approach were very helpful to us during our recent trial in federal court.  Our team found you were a fast-reacting expert, who provided sound advice during all phases of the jury selection process, including jury questionnaires, voir dire, the selection of jurors, and jury research.  You were a pleasure to work with, both before and during trial, and added tremendous value to our trial team.”

-Terrence Burns,
Partner, Dykema,
Chicago, IL

“I always enjoy working with Alan on a trial. He brings a keen insight to the jury selection process that has proven valuable in multiple trials. I have yet to be disappointed by any of the juries he has helped pick. They have consistently responded in the manner predicted by Alan. I would not hesitate to use him again in the future, and in fact plan to do so in the near future.”

-Charles Armbruster,
Founding Partner, Armbruster, Dripps, Winterscheidt & Blotevogel,
St. Louis, MO

“I used Alan and his team for a mock trial that provided invaluable feedback on my case.  He was involved at every step of the way as we headed to trial.  The mock trial and Alan’s subsequent analyses provided terrific insights into my case that helped guide our strategies moving forward.  As a result we had the confidence to accept a top notch settlement.  For anyone looking for a jury consultant I strongly recommend Alan’s involvement.”

-David Missner,
Former Partner, DLA Piper, Managing Partner Nathanson Law Firm,
Phoenix, AZ and Chicago, IL