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Mock Appellate Hearing Research

Highlights
  • Designed to help the trial team create their most persuasive arguments before an appellate panel in a matter of great importance
  • Our study process can accurately and reliably identify the arguments and evidence that will most likely influence the judges’ panel favorably for your client
  • Utilizes retired appellate judges familiar with the venue and issues
  • The scientific methods used have been perfected over the past 30 years
Why Our Simulated Appellate Hearing Studies Are So Helpful

The trial consultants with The Advocates were the first of the national trial consulting firms to offer a reliable process for the study of trial and appellate judge decision making in the United States. Our study process has many intricate parts and subtleties that result in obtaining information about how any particular trial judge will go about making a decision in a particular matter of great importance.

The Advocates can provide you with recommendations for themes and strategies for winning a case on appeal. Research and experience indicates that appellate judges make decisions about cases the same way jurors do. Judges form a story about the case, filter through the evidence to support their perceptions, and try to make a decision that they can be proud of. Like jurors, judges are very persuaded by the themes and psychological messages that they see emerging from the briefs, courtroom evidence, and oral arguments.

We utilize scientific methods to help the trial team understand how the actual appellate judges in the case will perceive the issues and the evidence based upon the briefs, courtroom evidence, and oral arguments. Most often we will ask for the assistance of retired or former appellate judges who have knowledge of the actual justices or who have characteristics similar to those of the sitting judicial panel in providing us with data upon which to make important recommendations about written and oral arguments.



About The Advocates

We are the nation's most experienced and successful team of professional trial consultants and jury consultants. Our firm offers you a powerful array of resources that can insure your best chance to prevail in litigation regardless of the venue or issues involved. We offer you the assistance of more than 40 highly skilled professional people, including 23 jury consultants and trial consultants in 17 office locations in major cities within the United States.

Our reputation over the past 30 years has been built on a solid foundation of helping trial attorneys and corporate counsel like you achieve your goals of reliably and accurately assessing the strengths and weaknesses of your litigation cases and successfully persuading judges, juries and arbitrators in trial and arbitration.

The success of The Advocates can be traced to one principle: We provide creative and reliable solutions to litigation problems that meet your needs and exceed your expectations.

We Are Accessible and Convenient

Our professional staff members live near our offices and also work in all venues in the United States. We are accessible to you wherever you live or wherever your litigation takes you. Our offices are located in Atlanta (Georgia), Chicago (Illinois), Dallas (Texas), Denver (Colorado), Fort Worth (Texas), Houston (Texas), Jacksonville (Florida), Los Angeles (California), Miami (Florida), New York (New York), Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), Phoenix (Arizona), San Diego (California), San Francisco (California), Tampa (Florida), Washington (D.C.), and West Palm Beach (Florida).

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