ThemeVision LLC - Trial Consultants


   Representative Experience
ThemeVision’s trial consultants have substantial experience consulting on cases involving alleged environmental hazards. In a significant case involving a massive explosion at a chemical manufacturing plant, ThemeVision conducted mock trial research to assess and hone trial themes and arguments that involved the presentation of complex scientific evidence. ThemeVision then assisted trial counsel with the development of a case presentation strategy and jury selection strategy, informed by knowledge of the environmentalism attitudes that jurors in that venue were likely to bring to the courtroom and knowledge of how those attitudes may filter their perceptions of the facts and arguments.
Clean Water Act Jury Trial- Indiana
Provided extensive consulting on behalf of the defense in preparation for a two-week, federal jury trial in the Northern District of Indiana. The case involved allegations that one of the country’s largest wastewater treatment companies and two of its top managers had tampered with wastewater monitoring methods, thereby violating the Clean Water Act. Our efforts included mock trial work, ThemeTesting® focus groups, development of demonstrative exhibits, theme development, and jury selection. Result: The jury found all three defendants not guilty on all counts. The verdict represents a complete vindication for the company and the accused individuals. The verdict also avoided multi-million dollar fines and penalties to the company, as well as possible imprisonment for the employees, and it prevented a potentially business-ending debarment from future water treatment business within the United States.
Construction Dispute: Water Intrusion- Indiana
ThemeVision developed a juror profile, developed and drafted voir dire, conducted juror background research, and selected the jury on behalf of the defense in commercial litigation pending in state court in Hamilton County, Indiana. The plaintiffs had alleged that our client, a home builder, was liable for water intrusion problems and resulting mold. Following a week long trial, the six-person jury returned a complete defense verdict in favor of our client, and fees were awarded against the plaintiffs.
Wind Farm Litigation- Michigan
Assisted the defense with development of trial themes and strategies in litigation brought against a wind farm by local residents who alleged the wind farm caused them to suffer adverse health effects and emotional distress, harmed their quality of life, and lowered their property values. The plaintiffs alleged intrusions upon their property rights, including low frequency and impulse noise created by wind turbines, and a flicker or strobe light effect when the sun passes through rotating turbine blades. The case settled shortly before trial.
Benzene Litigation (Herbicide Exposure)- California
Conducted verdict research for the defense in a case pending in Los Angeles County involving an allegation that trace amounts of benzene allegedly contained in the defendant’s herbicide had caused the plaintiff’s cancer. The verdict research was used by the client in the case valuation process. The case was ultimately settled before trial.
Alleged Ground Water Contamination- Hawaii
Conducted a ThemeTesting® focus group study on behalf of the defense in a case involving allegations of ground water contamination resulting from pesticide products.
Crop Damage Litigation (Herbicide)- Washington
Conducted a two-panel jury simulation project for the defense in a case involving crop damage.  The plaintiff alleged that the crop damage resulted from application of an herbicide product.  The jury research assisted the trial team with identifying themes and arguments that resonated with mock jurors in rural Washington. 
  > Areas Of Law    
Appellate 4 Appellate
Class Action 5 Class Action
Commercial 6 Commercial
> Environmental 7 Environmental
Governmental Services 8 Governmental Services
Insurance Coverage 9 Insurance Coverage
Intellectual Property 10 Intellectual Property
Labor & Employment 11 Labor & Employment
Product Liability 12 Product Liability
Personal Injury Defense 35 Personal Injury Defense
Toxic Tort 13 Toxic Tort
White Collar Criminal Defense 14 White Collar Criminal Defense
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