Knowing just the facts is not enough.
“I learned long ago that going to trial without The Focal Point involved early in trial planning and brainstorming...is foolhardy.”
We help you develop powerful themes to educate, engage, and persuade your jurors. Our Mental Mining® process helps you unearth the analogies and metaphors to communicate your case story clearly and convincingly.
Focused juror research.
“The Focal Point helps me see things the way the jury will, which makes a critical difference when preparing for trial. I make sure to hire them before the case is even indicted.”
We design custom research plans to test your case story and themes with real prospective jurors to refine your case’s strengths and address its challenges. This helps you go beyond the facts and listen for the connections that will resonate with a jury.
Now in Dallas...
“I have used Jim’s firm for several trials and have always appreciated their outstanding work. After one trial in which we not only defended our client but won a counterclaim, the Judge said, ‘My compliments to your jury consultant.’”
...and New York.
“Over the course of nearly three decades, I have worked with many trial support firms. Focal Point is far and away the best. I can’t imagine trying a case without Focal Point as part of my trial team.”
Our office at 44 Wall Street provides comprehensive litigation support services to help with trials, hearings, arbitrations, mediations, and other alternate dispute resolution settings.
We have extensive experience with the US International Trade Commission. See our represenative case summaries here.
Thousands of trials.
“The Focal Point's can-do, collaborative attitude, great ideas, bench depth, and high quality work helps our trial teams win cases.”
- Trading Technologies, Inc. v. CQG
- McVeigh v. Recology
- Universal Electronics, Inc. v. Universal Remote Control
- Napo v. Salix
- EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch
- In the Matter of Certain...Dental Positioning Adjustment Appliances
- Versis v. Marin
- In the Matter of Certain Video Game Systems and...Components Thereof
More than 25 years of insights.
“The people at The Focal Point think visually, which many lawyers can’t do. Yet, they also understand the legal concepts as well as the most experienced trial lawyers do.”
What to consider when presenting at the ITC.
How to get the best value and results when faced with tight budgets and deadlines.
We wrote the books.
“Given the modern jury’s need to be both entertained and persuaded, these books are valuable aids in achieving both.”
Haddon, Morgan and Foreman, P.C.
Powerful Deliberations: Putting It All Together
for the Jury
By Chris Ritter
Creating Winning Trial Strategies and Graphics
By Chris Ritter
The Trial War Room Handbook
By Chris Ritter and
Engaging and persuading through great design.
“For more than a decade The Focal Point has provided graphics and consulting services in connection with the St. Jude Medical Silzone heart valve litigation...their support and quality has been consistently outstanding.”
Seamless presentations when it really counts.
“Two recent trials with a TFP tech at the helm of the courtroom computer confirmed once again that The Focal Point has mastered the science and art of presenting graphics to a jury.”
We provide experienced jury consultants, graphic designers, and trial technicians to support your team in the trenches at trial. We bring a breadth of experience and depth of calm where and when it is needed most.
We help you uncover crucial insights. We clarify the complex. Then we create a visual trial strategy that will powerfully support and win your argument.
Thousands of trials over the last 20-plus years have taught us how judges and jurors think and reach verdicts. Our proven trial strategies help you win.
About The Focal Point
Trial experience, design, and technological expertise in one package. We believe in what we do. We care about our clients. And we have a sense of humor.