Edward P. Schwartz Strategic litigation support for jury trials, civil and criminal  
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Welcome to Edward P. Schwartz Consulting.

We provide strategic litigation support for jury trials, both civil and criminal.

We help you, the attorney, identify the important strategic issues for your case and choose the best strategies for trial. We are well-versed in the latest studies on all aspects of jury decision-making. If none of the existing studies are on point, we have the expertise to help you design a study uniquely suited to address the needs of your case.

Any lawyer can be faced with a host of questions about how her case will be received by a jury.

What kind of juror will be good for your case?

Who should you hire as an expert witness?

Will jurors likely be confused without visual aids?

Will tough cross-examination of opposing witnesses help you or hurt you with the jury?

Is this an area of law where jurors often have difficulty understanding their instructions?

Can your closing argument affect the nature of the deliberations to your advantage?

Are you likely to win or lose if the jury is initially split?

To help you answer such questions, we can design a survey, focus group or mock trial tailored to the particulars of your case. Of course, we’re also here to provide you with good old-fashioned advice, the kind that comes from years of experience studying juries.

Can you afford not to have this kind of expertise on your side?

Please explore our site to learn more about us and the services we have to offer. Do not hesitate to contact us for more information or to schedule an initial consultation.


Edward P. Schwartz now contributes a periodic column on trial strategy to Lawyers Weekly USA. The column will also be archived here on our website.