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EXPERTISE

experience  ·  knowledge  ·  skill

SPECIALIZATION

difficult venues  ·  civil & criminal cases

GROUNDING

practice  ·  principle  ·  published literature

also see  JURY RESEARCH  and  SLIDE SHOWS  and  MEDIA INTERVIEWS

ComCon services are based on deep experience, core principles of the psychology of human behavior, outstanding expertise in human communication, and a powerful command of the social scientific research literature on persuasion and decision-making. We are dedicated, talented experts.

Expertise              Experience   ·   Knowledge   ·   Skill

 

Experience, knowledge and skill are the foundations of ComCon's expertise. ComCon’s experience is significant, its authority recognized, and its talent and proficiency exceptional.

EXPERIENCE

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ComCon consultants offer experience guided by research, practice based on principle, and advice grounded in knowledge.

  • over 27 years experience on both civil and criminal matters
  • social scientific data gathered in hundreds of focus groups, attitude surveys, venue studies, mock trials, juror questionnaires, jury selections (voir dire) and post-verdict interviews
  • countless observations of judges, witnesses, attorneys, hearings, mediations and trials

At ComCon, experience accumulates meaningfully over time and is utilized to assist with each case, venue and client.

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KNOWLEDGE

ComCon consultants emphasize persuasion and communication for effective advocacy throughout the litigation process.

  • published in numerous scholarly, legal and lay outlets
  • award winning cases, articles, and courses
  • sought after by scholars, attorneys, journalists and CLE providers for knowledge and expertise

Check out ComCon's Kollectionns for persuasion tips, litigation articles, jury research, slide shows, visual resources, trial books and useful links for litigators.

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SKILL

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ComCon consultants get results:

  • largest single award ever against the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
  • reduced $5 million in damages to $250,000 in joint venture case
  • selected LWOP jury in high profile death penalty case
  • facilitated NGRI verdict in first degree murder case
  • in 3 days helped a CEO witness go from a 2 of 10 (in unprepared deposition) to an 8 of 10 (at trial)
  • assisted difficult mediation to reach settlement
  • advised election of a bench trial resulting in complete client verdict

ComCon improves the persuasiveness of your case and witnesses for motions, depositions, hearings, mediations, arbitrations and trial.

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Specialization                 Venues   ·   Cases 

 

ComCon specializes in difficult venues, and maintains an active and significant practice in both civil and criminal cases.

VENUES

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ComCon specializes in difficult venues nationally.

CASES

Rare among litigation consultants, ComCon is extensively experienced in both criminal and civil cases, and deliberately maintains a practice that is evenly split between the two.

  • CIVIL
    SPECIALTIES
  • Personal injury
  • Toxic torts
  • Premises liability
  • Product liability
  • Construction defect
  • Environmental
  • Contract
  • Insurance
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Professional liability
  • Entertainment
  • Malpractice
  • Employment
  • Discrimination
  • Civil Rights
  • CRIMINAL
    SPECIALTIES
  • Death penalty
  • Insanity
  • Murder
  • Kidnapping
  • Gang Charges
  • Infanticide
  • Domestic Violence
  • Child Abuse
  • Rape
  • Child Molestation
  • Internet Solicitation
  • Sexual Assault
  • Fraud
  • Embezzlement
  • Tax Evasion
  • Securities

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Grounding       Practice  ·  Principle  ·  Published Literature 

 

ComCon grounds its advice in knowledge, a knowledge based on practice, principle and the published literature.

PRACTICE

Learn about ComCon's practice.

Meeting

Explore newsworthy cases on which ComCon has worked (see Cases in the News). Check out featured cases involving:

Civil Rights:  Ramirez v. Los Angeles Sheriff's Department

Personal Injury:  Ureno v. Taomina Industries

Sexual Assault:  People v. Duarte

Read an analysis of an individual case.

Case Study:  Getting a Hung Jury  External Site

In Court

Watch a presentation on jurors' beliefs, attitudes and behaviors (from Slide Shows).

Slide Show:  ppt Jurors' Product Safety Attitudes

Watch our commentary on high profile cases and issues (from Media Interviews).

Interview:  Video Spector Murder Trial Starting

PRINCIPLE

Learn principles guiding ComCon's advice.

Watch visual demonstrations of principles of judgment, awareness, memory and perception in the Visual Resources Kollectionn, or check out a featured visual resource:

Awareness:  Video Attentiveness Test

Explore published essays, commentaries and articles about communication in litigation in the Articles Kollectionn, or check out a featured article:

Commentary:  Attorney Race & Gender Effects on Trial Outcomes  pdf

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Get tips about persuading people in the Persuasion Kollectionn, or check out a featured persuasion tip:

Gaining Compliance:  64 Ways to Get People to Do What You Want Them to Do  pdf

Discover jury publications, juror issue websites and trial attorney resources in the Links Kollectionn, or check out featured links:

Psychology & Law Research:  In The News  External Site

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PUBLISHED LITERATURE

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Learn more about jurors, juries, pesuasion and trial advocacy.

Peruse blawg posts summarizing scientific jury research for practical answers to questions about trying cases to juries in the Jury Research Kollectionn, or check out featured blawg posts:

Post:  Are jurors with little to say in voir dire unbiased jurors?

Post:  What questioning style is most effective to discredit an expert witness?

Peruse organized bibliographies about trial advocacy and famous trials in the Trial Books Kollectionn  External Site, including:

Bibliography:  (In)-Famous and Celebrity Trial Books External Site  for books about trials of the rich, famous and heinous

Bibliography:  Helpful Trial Background Books External Site  for books on topics related to communication, advocacy, people, social and public issues, and justice in the trial process

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