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Dr. James is an attorney and psychologist with summa cum laude doctoral degrees in both clinical and organizational psychology. He has 25 years of experience as a trial consultant and is a well-versed clinician and organizational consultant.
As a trial consultant, Dr. James has worked on a wide variety of case including patent infringement, product liability, errors and omissions, breach of contract, professional liability, negligent construction, and wrongful death.
He has a particular specialty: managing juror reactions in punitive damage cases. Dr. James serves as panel counsel for companies in industries whose products and services attract such claims.
An attorney out of the University of North Carolina, Mark Phillips has 25 years of experience as a trial consultant. He has worked on over 400 major lawsuits and interviewed over 5000 jurors.
In 1986, after a 6-year legal battle, 196 volumes of deposition testimony, and 78 days of trial, a jury returned a verdict for eight families against W.R. Grace & Co. The complex tale was recounted vividly in “A Civil Action,” a best-selling book and movie.
Mark was a member of the plaintiff’s legal team and the case taught him many lessons, such as the notion that the courtroom is a poor classroom for complex subjects, witnesses need emotional and factual preparation, and a jury’s view of the evidence is different from a lawyer’s view.
Trial Solutions Inc. began as a firm offering courtroom research and consultation services. Over the years, we have expanded our services to include document management, trial graphics, risk reduction, quality management, and trial presentation.
We are committed to professional excellence and to our clients’ long-term protection and growth. Our company values relationships that may help clients pursue a line of research specific to their industry. We help them not only prevail at trial but also avoid lawsuits in the first instance.