Adams & Reese, L.L.P.
Allen, Matkins, Leck, Gamble, Mallory & Natsis, L.L.P.
Alston & Bird Law Firm
Avram Blair & Associates PC
Baker Botts, L.L.P.
Bayer & Borlase
Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP
Bowman & Brooke
Bradley, Curley, Asiano, Barrabee, Abel & Kowalski, P.C.
Burch, George & Germany, P.C.
Burton Schmal & DiBenedetto, LLP
Clarence Dyer & Cohen
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Cotsirilos & Campisano, LLP
Dontzin Nagy & Fleissig LLP
Dovel & Luner LLP
Fraley & Fraley Law
Gwire Law Offices
Harline Dacus Barger Dreyer LLP
Heim Payne & Chorush LLP
Holland & Knight
Irell & Manella LLP
Jones, Swanson, Huddell & Garrison, L.L.C.
Kelley, Drye & Warren, L.L.P.
Kelly, Sutter & Kendrick
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Kobre & Kim LLP
Latham & Watkins LLP
Mayer Brown LLP
Nix, Patterson & Roach, L.L.P
Norton Rose Fulbright
Paul Hastings LLP
Queenan Law Firm, P.C.
Reid Collins & Tsai LLP
Rogers, Mastrangelo, Carvalho & Mitchell
Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, L.L.C.
Sidley Austin LLP
Sills Cummis & Gross, P.C.
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Susman Godfrey, L.L.P.
Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan LLP
Tensegrity Law Group LLP
The Davis Firm
Thompson & Knight, L.L.P.
Ward, Smith & Hill, PLLC
White & Weddle, P.C.
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
Zuckerman Spaeder, LLP
“Tara runs the best mock trials, period. And in voir dire, her instincts and insights are invaluable.”
Bill Carmody, Susman Godfrey LLP
New York , NY
“Tara and her team were an integral part of our legal team that successfully won a verdict in our favor against Google. I marveled at how Tara grasped the technical arguments of our case and refined them into themes that were easily assimilated by the Jury. Equally important, Tara and here team were especially skilled at helping me and other witnesses to present our testimony to the jury as clearly as possible. She also provided valuable insight in daily reviews. Her warm personal demeanor and keen intellect are a rare combination and I am grateful that she agreed to be part of our team.”
Al Cioffi, 4GM Capital Group
“And Tara, you know how I feel about you. Every night for every meeting. Thank you.”
Oprah Winfrey, Harpo Productions
“The only mistake bigger than sending Tara and her team home after jury selection is not hiring her to help with jury selection in the first place. Tara’s talent and record of success at voir dire speaks for itself. But you will find she shines just as much once your jury is selected and trial commences. From advising your witnesses on effective trial presentation, to helping you to develop themes for opening and closing, to providing guidance to your younger lawyers on how to present themselves to the jury — you will find yourself constantly looking to Tara for assistance at trial and receiving first-rate help from her. At my last trial, Tara even came up with the best zinger that I used at closing (I am not saying which one).”
Joe Grinstein, Susman Godfrey
“I had the pleasure of working with Hailey Drescher for the first time during jury research and a lengthy trial in 2017. She is responsive, professional, hands-on, and practical. Like Tara, Hailey became a member of our team and quickly understood the issues and our strategies for winning the case, which we did to the tune of $25 million for our client. I have very much enjoyed working with Tara for the past 15 years, and I look forward to working with Hailey again in the near future.”
“Your involvement helped us win. There is no question in my mind about that. I think you can be very proud of your exceptional work in helping the trial team prepare and giving direction and feedback where needed. You did this in a very positive, non-threatening manner, which I greatly appreciated.”
Larry Feruson, President & COO, Schreiber Foods, Inc
Green Bay, WI
“Many thank for your superb work in this case. I can’t remember a time when the jury work was more valuable to the trial lawyers. Your wisdom and professionalism are truly impressive and I look forward to working with you again.”
William H. Jeffress, Baker Botts, LLP
“I have had the opportunity to work with Tara through the preparation of a very large case all the way to a verdict, and have been extremely happy with her professionalism, unique insight and thoughtfulness. I highly recommend her to any attorney involved in complex litigation.”
Darrell L. Barger, Hartline, Dacus, Barger, Dryer & Kern, LLP
Corpus Christi, Texas
“Tara has consulted with my firm on a number of cases, and her skills in isolating the jury-relevant issues are second to none. Whether it is during discovery, settlement discussions or trial, Tara is the best at assisting you in case preparation and presentation. I have hired Tara on a variety of cases including patent infringement, insurance bad faith, personal injury, medical malpractice and product liability. Her scope of work has included mock jury trials, settlement conference presentations, a shadow jury, voir dire assistance and trial work. Her ability to identify the “key issues” is remarkable and in the end, the result demonstrates her expertise. I don’t get near a trial without her.”
Joe E. White, White & Weddle, P.C.
Oklahoma City, OK
“One of the top jury consultants in the country is Tara Trask in San Francisco who handles cases all over the country. She consulted on three cases for me where the amounts in dispute were in excess $1 billion in each trial (two jury trials and a bench trial-New York, Baltimore, and Boston). We won them all. Not to take anything away from other consultants, she simply the best.”
John Lowe, Finnegan, Hinderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner
“Tara Trask brings incredible insight into the process of jury selection and issue refinement. She understands the proclivities of average people, i.e., jurors, much better than most lawyers and gives the litigator an alternative viewpoint necessary to persuade others. Her experience, temperament and unending energy make Tara a formidable weapon. I whole heartedly recommend you get her on your side.”
W. Anthony Toups, III, Advantage Capital Partners
New Orleans, LA
“Tara, There’s a common denominator in these [recent big verdicts in Marshall] and many of the verdicts around the country: YOU! It’s a testament to your abilities that the cases you’re involved with just “happen” to turn out the way they do.”
Chris Bunt, Parker, Bunt & Ainsworth, P.C.
“Tara Trask is one of the most dedicated professionals I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. Before our trial, she spent countless hours with me and my client going over themes, testimony, exhibits, opening statement and closing argument, all in the process of refining our message to the jury — and far over and above the call of duty. Tara has a refreshing, honest and no-nonsense approach to trial presentation, and her experience and insight was invaluable to our case. I wouldn’t even consider going to trial without her.”
Heather E. Borlase, Bayer & Borlase
San Francisco, CA
“I have had the pleasure of working with Tara for the past four years on several intellectual property cases that went to trial, both patent infringement and trade secret, both plaintiff and defense work. Tara’s help in conducting jury research and assisting with voir dire has been very valuable. In February 2012, Tara participated as a member of our trial team for the duration of a two-week jury trial. Prior to trial, she conducted our jury research. During trial, she assisted us with voir dire and jury selection, helped us work with witnesses, and attended the entire trial. She was an invaluable asset. She brought an informed outsider’s perspective to our trial team and help us make strategic decisions and adjustments based on her deep knowledge of juries and how they think and process information. Thanks to Tara’s great work, we obtained a jury verdict in excess of $35 million for our client. I look forward to many more opportunities to work with Tara as a member of our trial team in the future.”
Maria Boyce, Baker Botts, LLP
“Tara Trask and Associates bring a great deal of experience coupled with innovative approaches to the difficult process of jury research and trial consulting. The Trask team provides clear and accurate budgets, well thought out jury studies, and easy to understand reports for use in trial strategy, jury selection and trial. Attention to detail, high energy, and a commitment to excellence distinguishes Tara Trask and Associates from other litigation and trial strategy firms. I highly recommend them for any litigation.”
S. Calvin Capshaw, Capshaw DeRieux, LLP
“Tara Trask is definitely a serious litigator’s “secret weapon” Her massive trial experience combined with her incisive analytical skills creates an impact equal to that of having another senior partner on the case.” “In almost 10 years of working shoulder to shoulder with Tara I watched her evolve into one of the best “jury minds” I have ever seen. She has the female juror’s point of view in her DNA and if you want to create a problem solving map for a jury in a complex case, Tara is the go-to pro. She is hands on, hard w orking and delightful to work with. Sophisticated clients asked for her by name time after time.”
Phillip C. McGraw, “Dr. Phil”
Former President & Founder, Courtroom Sciences, Inc.
“Tara worked tirelessly and enthusiastically with me and other lawyers throughout a 3 week jury selection process in a complicated, multi-party case. We ultimately questioned over 300 potential jurors during this selection process. Since Tara was called in to assist at the last minute, she had very little time to prepare for the jury selection. Nevertheless, she quickly grasped the key issues and provided invaluable advice to us every step of the way, particularly at the time we had to exercise strikes. Her recommendations ultimately proved to be right on the mark. Ultimately, we prevailed, and I would highly recommend Tara for any case.”
Michar R. Berry, Thompson & Knight LLP
“Tara’s expertise was critical to picking a Texas jury in a high profile product liability case. Her insight into juror attitudes helped defense counsel navigate two mistrials and a lengthy voir dire process. She was more than a consultant — she proved herself to be an integral part of the trial team!”
Beth S. Rose, Sills, Cummis, Epstein & Gross, P.C.
“Having retained jury consulting firms over the last 35 years of practice I know what a difference a really good firm can make in a difficult or complex case. I have used Trask & Associates exclusively for the last 15 years because of the quality of the consulting services they bring to my cases, and the results I have achieved when I bring them into a case. I recently tried a can’t win case where Trask team member Dr. Hailey Drescher was there providing insight and advice during voir dire. With Hailey’s help I was able to seat the best possible jury resulting in a unqualified victory in a case where all odds were against us. Without question Hailey’s assistance and acumen in picking the jury was instrumental in winning that case.”
J. Randall Jones, Kemp, Jones & Coulthard, LLP, Las Vegas, NV
“This hard fought and long over due act of justice would never have happened but for your advice and your support. We are tremendously grateful for your time, your energy, and the knowledge that you so willingly shared with us. But for you, the result in this case could have been very different. Thank you.”
Christopher A. Eason, Capt, USAF, Area Defense Counsel
Langley Airforce Base, Airman Hernandez Court Martial
“Tara helped me bring out the best qualities in our key witnesses, allowing their true selves to shine in front of the jury, and she was a calming and effective presence for both the witnesses and the lawyers throughout the trial. She was so effective that the clients wanted her by their side the entire trial.”
Joseph C. Portera, Chief Counsel, Capital One