Jury Consultant

In The Courtroom

Jury Consultant Molly M. Murphy, MDR has over 25 years of experience helping litigators select juries.

IN THE COURTROOM

Jury Questionnaire/Voir dire

Develop questions that will reveal harmful prospective jurors while emphasizing the theme of the case. Develop questions that will expose the panels’ beliefs, feelings, prejudices, biases, experiences, concerns and fears.

Witness Preparation

Assist in re-visiting the “big picture” of the case through the evidence of testimony, documentation, exhibits and presentation surprises. Check for accuracy of testimony and Opening Statement promises. Build a powerful summation of what this case has been all about through demonstrative graphics and verbal presentation.

Opening Statement

Assist in building the “big picture” of the case. Create a means to set the stage. Create a vehicle that will engage the jurors and invite them to keep track of the promised unveiling of evidence that will prove the case. Tell the story of what this case is all about and what can be expected through the presentation of evidence.

Trial Monitoring

Monitor jurors reactions to the testimony. Confer with counsel regarding my assessments of the jury regarding the daily direct and cross-examinations. Assist counsel and witnesses in maintaining focus on the theme. Track how the evidence is being presented and received; revisit issues through re-direct or re-cross.

Closing Argument

Assist in re-visiting the “big picture” of the case through the evidence of testimony, documentation, exhibits and presentation surprises. Check for accuracy of testimony and Opening Statement promises. Build a powerful summation of what this case has been all about through demonstrative graphics and verbal presentation.

Polling The Panel

The polling of the panel is critical to understand of the trial results. Gather evidence/statements in support of declarations for post-trial motions, if necessary.

Shadow Jury

Select a small panel of people who will monitor the trial and provide feedback on the trial presentations. It is very important to select a panel that closely resembles the impaneled jury. I also monitor the trial along with the shadow jurors, develop the daily questionnaire from trial presentation and evaluate the responses. I then determine what information may be pertinent and relevant to the case before presenting the findings to the trial lawyer(s).

EXCEPTONAL TRIAL CONSULTING EXPERIENCE

Molly M. Murphy, MDR has performed litigation consulting on over 800 cases and mediated over 190 cases.

Molly M. Murphy, MDR is a Jury Consultant and Trial Strategist in Santa Monica, California. Over the last 25 years, Molly has consulted on well over 800 cases throughout the country, including civil, criminal and class action. Ms. Murphy has consulted on cases involving medical malpractice; traumatic brain injury; severe personal injury; employment; sexual harassment; real estate; wrongful death; asbestos; breach of contract; police misconduct; falsifying records; civil rights; premise liability; product liability; transportation; legal malpractice; defamation; pharmaceutical; security fraud; insurance bad faith; murder; attempted murder; rape and gang related crimes.

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