Testimonials

What clients say about working with Denise

“I’ve had occasion to work with Denise de La Rue in a number of cases during the last 20 years. Her talent in providing assistance to the trial lawyer is unsurpassed. She possesses a keen insight into the psychological makeup of potential jurors, and she combines that with a willingness to do the hard, detailed analysis of the facts, the personalities, and uncertainties of a trial. No one is better. Under the pressures of the trial she is the person that I want at my side.

Ed Garland
Garland Samual and Loeb
Atlanta

“Denise understands the limits imposed and opportunities presented by the rules of evidence and the way a case is tried.  I have consulted with her on every aspect of trial from jury selection to closing argument.  Her advice on questions to ask during the voir dire process has produced discussions among jurors  jurors that Judges have referred to as remarkable.  She has given insightful advice on the substance, tone, and structure of witness examinations.  Her skills as a storyteller are of great assistance in openings and closings.”

Jeffrey Robinson
Schroeter Goldmark Bender
Seattle

“I have worked with Denise on four relatively high profile cases–Susan Smith, the young woman from Union, South Carolina who drowned her two children, Theodore Kaczynski, charged as the “Unabomber” and Eric Rudolph, the Olympic Park bomber, and and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, charged in the Boston Marathon Bombing.

Denise brings to a case, and to the entire legal team, an unparalleled sense of humor, compassion, creativity and focus.  She is able, in a gentle way, to keep the lawyers, the witnesses, and the client “on message.”  She has an uncanny ability to understand how jurors think, and what will sell.

In my work with Denise, she has prepared juror questionnaires, arranged and worked  with a focus group, assisted with voir dire, and prepared witnesses to testify.  She has also prepared directs, crosses, openings and closings.  And she is remarkably talented in all those areas.  She just has this sense of what works–and how to help lawyers, and witnesses, be persuasive.

Denise has worked under the microscope of the press and she knows how to deal effectively with the media.  She can help you know when and how to address the media and she can keep the legal team centered on the case.  She is not after the limelight, but is there for the good of the case.

Denise is a truly gifted trial consultant who can and does make a real difference in a case. I’d hire her in a flat half second.”

Judy Clarke
Clarke & Rice, APC
San Diego, CA

“We have worked extensively with Denise de la Rue in connection with class and other complex litigation.  She is sophisticated, smart, practical, budget – sensitive and a lot of fun to boot.  Her work always pays huge dividends for us and our clients in connection with our risk assessment and trial preparation.”

Shelby Grubbs
Miller & Martin, PLLC
Atlanta, GA 30309

“Denise has conducted focus groups for our firm for many years and in each case she significantly improved our trial strategy.  To win your case you have to answer the one big question: What will the jury really think about my case?  Denise is an exceptional jury consultant and she can answer that question.  Don’t go to trial without her.”

Edward E. Strain, III
Cathey & Strain
Cornelia, GA

“I have regularly worked with Denise since 1992. I have found her assistance so essential that I will not take on a case that is likely to go to trial unless the client will also retain Denise. While lawyers throughout the country have justifiably recognized and relied on Denise’s uncanny skills at jury selection,  I especially value her exceptionally perceptive analysis and consultation on the tactics of presenting a defense which will counter the prosecution’s evidence and persuade the jury of your client’s innocence. Denise works with me from the beginning to the end of the case on all aspects:  theories and themes, the lawyer-client relationship, witness (especially client-witness) preparation, mock trial presentations, jury selection and trial tactics and presentation. When I win, it is inevitably because of a juror, an idea or a well-prepared witness, all products of Denise’s extraordinary work.”

James K. Jenkins
Maloy Jenkins Parker
Atlanta, Georgia

“Denise has assisted me in a number of cases in a number of capacities — focus groups, jury selection, witness preparation, and case theme development.  She is a masterful moderator of focus groups, which gives me the opportunity watch and study how certain aspects of the case are received by the public.  She has great insight into the human condition, a gift for sizing up the most persuasive evidence of a case, and then packaging those aspects into a powerful case theme.  As a member of the bar, she also has great practical knowledge of what can and cannot be done in the courtroom.  When I hire Denise to help on a case, the results are typically extraordinary.”

John M. Hyatt
Hyatt & Hyatt, P.C.
Decatur, GA  30030

“I have worked with Ms. de la Rue on several cases. She was an asset to have on a case with great instinct and knowledge.”

Martin S Pinales
Strauss & Troy
Cincinnati, OH 45202-4018

Testimonials

testimonials

“We have worked extensively with Denise de La Rue in connection with class and other complex litigation. She is sophisticated, smart, practical, budget – sensitive and a lot of fun to boot. Her work always pays huge dividends for us and our clients in connection with our risk assessment and trial preparation.”Shelby Grubbs - (Miller & Martin, Nashville)
"Denise has conducted focus groups for our firm for many years and in each case she significantly improved our trial strategy. To win your case you have to answer the one big question: What will the jury really think about my case? Denise is an exceptional jury consultant and she can answer that question. Don’t go to trial without her."Edward E. Strain, III - (Cathey & Strain, Atlanta)
"I have worked with Ms. de La Rue on several cases. She was an asset to have on a case with great instinct and knowledge."Martin S. Pinales - (Strauss & Troy, Cincinnati)
"Denise’s talent in providing assistance to trial lawyers is unsurpassed … No one is better. She is the person that I want at my side."Ed Garland - (Garland Samual and Loeb, Atlanta)
'Her advice on questions to ask during the voir dire process has produced discussions among jurors that Judges have referred to as remarkable."Jeffrey Robinson - (Schroeter Goldmark Bender, Seattle)
"Denise is a truly gifted trial consultant who can and does make a real difference in a case. I’d hire her in a flat half second."Judy Clarke - (Clarke & Rice, San Diego)
Phone Number
404-875-1313
Location
150 E. Ponce de Leon Ave.
Suite 300 • Decatur, GA 30030