Litigation media services

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As law firms in Virginia and beyond attest, my work produces results.

See my litigation media portfolio here.

Menu of services

The following are some of the services I offer:

Creative consulting

Graphic design

Videography and photography

Juror and settlement notebook design, writing, production

“Plain English” text analysis & editing

Research

Website and PR consulting

To learn more or schedule a free initial consultation, email or call me at 434-825-8428.


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Creative consulting

Sometimes, the solution to a legal or advocacy-oriented media problem is obvious.  When it isn’t, the input of an experienced creative consultant can give your project direction and focus.

Since 1989, I have generated winning creative strategies for a wide variety of organizations, including law firms, advertising agencies, software developers, corporations, advocacy groups and others, throughout the U.S. and Southeast Asia (bio here).


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Graphic design

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Excerpt of an analytical graphic presentation I developed for a wrongful death case.

Research shows that people typically obtain between 75% and 85% of their knowledge and perceptions through visual media, and that quality visual aids increase audience comprehension and retention by between 100% and 650%.

When you need to convey complex subject matter, key points, timelines and summaries to your audience, there is no substitute for precise, engaging visuals. I have a proven track record for synthesizing and converting raw data into compelling visual media that jurors and laypeople can understand and retain.  Read some of my law firm client testimonials here.

Some of the specific visual media services I offer include:

  • Photograph and document scanning
  • Call-out insertions (text boxes to highlight certain portions of documents)
  • 3D modeling/animation design & direction

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Videography and photography

Whether for investigative or on-site research (such as “day-in-the-life” sequences), as a former video writer and director and (portfolio here), I can help you obtain quality video footage and photographs, ready for integration into your presentations.


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Juror and settlement notebook design, writing, production

Custom-crafted “notebooks” provide jurors and other key audiences, such as insurance adjusters and government officials, with a convenient, easy-to-use means of accessing all the key evidence and supporting materials that your argument is built upon.

My extensive print media design experience (1, 2, 3) enables me to help you create “notebooks” and/or key elements thereof, carefully weaving text and visual elements into a logically-arranged, custom-designed presentation that will inform and persuade your target audience.


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“Plain English” text analysis & editing

bored-reading-320x190The gap between “legalese” and the average American adult is wide, and growing wider every day.  Research shows that half of American adults cannot read above the eighth-grade level, and most college students struggle with what’s termed “complex but common literacy tasks,” such as understanding the arguments in a newspaper editorial, or comparing the cost-per-ounce of food.

I can help you to bridge this gap, by:

  • Translating complex subject matter into a written format that is understandable and persuasive to laypeople.
  • Acting as a critical set of second eyes, as a “trial” audience member, identifying concepts or passages that are less than 100% clear – before your key audience does, in court.

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Research

I am experienced in locating, digesting, organizing and summarizing raw data, and can help to put the information you need at your fingertips, when you need it, in an actionable form.


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Website and PR consulting

  • Why should a plaintiff choose your law firm to represent them?
  • What differentiates you from your competitors?
  • Does your website convey this – clearly, concisely and persuasively?
  • How do you know?

Plaintiffs have lots of choices when picking a law firm to represent them.  In addition to my experience as a litigation media consultant and designer, I can help to evaluate your website and PR campaigns from several crucial perspectives:

  • As one with experience in marketing, corporate communications, user interface design and content architecture development (and redevelopment); see a bio of my professional background here.
  • As a website design consultant, copywriter and information architect (profile here).
  • As a personal injury plaintiff (details upon request), in which I sought out and compared information on law firms through their websites.
  • As one who helped to inspire, and generate worldwide publicity for a campaign to challenge a U.S. Supreme Court ruling regarding property rights (the “Lost Liberty Hotel” project).

Using all these assets, I can:

  • mag-glassProvide a top-to-bottom analysis of all your outreach materials.
  • Conduct an analysis of your competitors, identifying things they are doing better than you, and areas of vulnerability that I can help you to exploit.
  • Help craft new, more dynamic means of publicly presenting your firm, and efficient ways of attracting new clients.

Learn more about my skills and approach to website development (and redevelopment) here.

See samples of my work and client testimonials here.

To learn more or schedule a free initial consultation, email or call me at 434-825-8428.

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