Focus Groups for Lawyers is a service used by attorneys to assess the real-world likely outcome of cases in order to answer the burning question: what's my case worth? Based on over two decades of experience as an attorney and trial consultant, Focus Groups for Lawyers provides everything from focus juries to mock trials, as well as other forms of trial consulting.
Focus groups help attorneys know what they need to know
As both a practicing trial attorney and a trial consultant supported by the noteworthy qualifications of both Ph.D. and J.D. educations, I founded Focus Groups for Lawyers to help other attorneys evaluate case potential.
I've dedicated my professional life to the twin pursuits of communication and the law. After graduating magna cum laude in speech communication from Gonzaga University, I earned a Master of Arts in speech from the University of Oregon, a Ph.D. in speech communication from the University of Arizona and a J.D. from Drake University. Prior to opening Tucker Law Office, I was an assistant professor of speech communication at Iowa State University and the director of its forensics program.
Unique to my form of focus groups, individuals are selected from the last month's jury lists in the venue of the actual trial. This ensures that the sample population will be nearly identical to the jurors selected at trial because the same lists are used. These "focus-jurors" are then screened using criteria appropriate for the kind of case they will hear, whether it's criminal or civil, personal injury or business, picked exactly the same way I would select an actual jury.
After the focus-jurors are in place, a series of presentations are made to them including a neutral statement of facts, an opening argument from plaintiff/prosecution and an opening statement from the defense. After each presentation, the focus-jury completes written questionnaires, providing longterm feedback for the attorneys.
Then trial strategies, trial exhibits and certain pieces of testimony, expert or otherwise, are tested in front of the focus-jury. This allows attorneys to tailor trial strategies based on the feedback given.
Last, but most important, the focus-jury deliberates to a verdict just as a real jury would. Presentations and deliberations are all videotaped, providing a permanent record to use to educate clients, modify trial tactics and learn what the probable result of a case will be.
My focus-juror groups are popular with plaintiffs and defense alike because they supply information not obtainable by reading records or taking depositions, and reveal which side a jury will most likely think is the winning side of a case and moreover what it's worth is. The attorneys I work with tell me that my help is invaluable.
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