Senior Litigation Consultant Strengthens The Focal Point LLC's National Jury Consulting Division-Leading East Coast Efforts

Senior Litigation Consultant Strengthens The Focal Point LLC's National Jury 
Consulting Division-Leading East Coast Efforts 
OAKLAND, CA and NEW YORK, NY  -- (Marketwired) -- 10/28/13 --  The
country's leading trial consulting firm, The Focal Point LLC,
announced the addition of John L. Hicks as senior graphics and jury
consultant, strengthening the firm's national jury consulting
division. Located in the New York office at 415 Madison Avenue, Hicks
brings extensive industry experience to the firm's east coast
"John's is not just a great development for our thriving jury
consulting division, but is also another step in the continuing
growth of The Focal Point's New York presence," said Chris Ritter,
the firm's chief of visual trial strategy.  
Hicks' extensive expertise working on employment and labor
litigation, intellectual property, securities litigation, and white
collar criminal matters will serve the firm's growing client-demand
for specialized litigation services in this region. He has experience
in the courts of New York, Delaware, and Washington, D.C. 
"We are pleased to add another powerful member to our team," said
James B. Stiff, Ph.D, senior director of jury consulting. "John
specializes in turning complex litigation into meaningful, conceptual
and visual strategies for trial, and we are pleased to have a
consultant of his caliber leading our east coast efforts." 
Hicks holds a MS(r) in social psychology and research methodology
from Saint Louis University. Prior to becoming a jury consultant,
Hicks used his expertise in psychology to develop political campaign
materials and presentations, utilizing many of the same persuasive
communication techniques he now uses in the courtroom. 
The Focal Point's jury consulting group is routinely engaged on a
wide array of litigation and provides a unique perspective
originating from experience on hundreds of complex matters and strong
academic pedigrees. The team combines rigorous research standards
with a clear understanding of juror psychology, information
processing, and group dynamics to help clients create clear trial
themes and strategies.  
The Focal Point, established 24 years ago, provides full trial
preparation services, including litigation strategy, jury consulting,
trial graphics, animation, courtroo
m technology, and war room
support. The firm has worked on some of the largest litigation in
recent years, ranging from complex commercial disputes to white
collar defense and intellectual property cases, and involving matters
ranging from securities and criminal cases to environmental and
employment issues, including Colorado v. Kobe Bean Bryant, the
Deepwater Horizon litigation, Microsoft v. Google, California v.
Scott Peterson, University of California v. Genentech, ColorQuick v.
Vistaprint, and Rambus, Inc. v. Micron Technology, Inc. The Focal
Point's offices are located in Dallas, New York, Oakland, CA, and
Santa Fe. On the Web: 
The Focal Point LLC
415 Madison Avenue, 15th Floor
New York, New York 10017 
501 14th Street, Suite 200
Oakland, California 94612
Sarah Tolai 
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