Jury Selection

juryselectionA case may not often be won in jury selection, but too often it is lost there.

All too often lawyers seat one or more jurors with whom they cannot win because the juror has an experience, a world view or a bias that was not discovered in voir dire.

After learning the facts, issues and dynamics of the case, Denise works with attorneys to determine the types of jurors that are desirable for that particular case, but more important, the types of jurors are potentially fatal to success at trial.   She then develops voir dire questions designed to elicit thoughtful and candid responses from jurors.

Denise assists trial attorneys in court by sitting at counsel table, suggesting follow up questions, taking extensive notes on verbatim juror responses, and provides consultation regarding cause and peremptory challenges.

Once a jury is selected, she then consults with attorneys on fine tuning the trial strategy, so that the most compelling case is presented to that particular jury.

In the appropriate cases, Denise supports attorneys by developing supplemental jury questionnaires, addressing pretrial publicity issues, and litigation issues relating to jury selection conditions and procedures.



“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)
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Decatur, GA 30030