James Dobson

Principal

Jim has a broad range of experience in both civil and criminal litigation and has supported both plaintiffs and defendants in matters involving contract disputes, securities and accounting fraud, intellectual property, antitrust, medical malpractice and others. He has been recognized as having played key roles in the successful outcomes of some of the nation's most complex and high-profile cases. After a long...
 


David Klein, Ph.D.

Principal

Dave has been in the jury consulting field since 2002.  His first worked at a national jury consulting firm, where he quickly rose to become Director of its Jury Consulting Division, overseeing a group of ten jury consultants.  In 2007, he co-founded Empirical Creative, LLC., a boutique trial consulting firm that specializes in providing jury research, trial graphics and...

John P. Esser, Ph.D.

Senior Jury Consultant

John P. Esser is Professor and Chair of Sociology at Wagner College.  He received his B.A. from Haverford College, and his J.D., M.S., and Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he served as the Hewlett Fellow in Dispute Resolution. He is the co-editor of The Science of Courtroom Litigation: Jury Research and Analytical Graphics (forthcoming, ALM/Law Journal Press), as well as author and co-author of...

Steve Tuholski, Ph.D.

Senior Jury Consultant

Steve Tuholski came to the jury consulting field in 2004 after a successful academic career at Southern Illinois University. As a jury consultant, Steve is an expert in pre-trial research and how to effectively leverage data from research to increase his client's success at trial, pre-trial mediation, and other alternative dispute resolution settings.  Steve's philosophy is to "practice like we play", and...

Bill Wenzel, Ph.D.

Jury Consultant

Bill is a Jury Consultant at Empirical Creative.  He helps plan and run mock jury, judge, and arbitration research, performs in-depth analyses of qualitative and quantitative data, and leverages these findings to inform the development of persuasive arguments, case strategies, and graphics.

Bill has a B.A. in economics from Johns Hopkins University and a Ph.D. in experimental...

Jessica Genaw

Senior Graphic Designer

Jessica Genaw is a Senior Graphic Designer with Empirical Creative. She has been in the litigation design field for over eight years working with trial teams to create persuasive and strategic demonstratives for complex litigation. Jessica has supported a wide range of matters across the country such as pharmaceutical litigation, insurance, employment and securities matters...

Thomas Bryan

Graphic Designer

Thomas Bryan is a Graphic Designer with Empirical Creative. With over twenty years of experience as a designer, animator for advertising and over ten years of experience as a litigation designer simplifying complex concepts into easily understandable demonstratives for use in court. Thomas has supported many cases ranging from insurance, pharmaceutical, securities, medical malpractice and...