Jury Consulting: Helping You Build Solid Cases
When you and your law firm take on an important criminal case, you want to do everything you can to get a positive outcome for your client. A victory preserves your client’s rights and freedoms, and enhances your reputation in the legal world, making you more attractive to future clients. To be successful, you need to have a complete grasp of not only the facts and law, but also a thorough understanding of what motivates juries and judges as they decide cases.
My name is Stephen L. Richards, and I have more than 25 years of experience defending criminal cases in Chicago and throughout Illinois. I provide comprehensive jury consulting services to lawyers, helping them create strategically sound plans for defending clients in state and federal courts. I have taken more than 75 felony cases to jury trials and 300 others to bench trials. I have extensive experience defending capital murder cases and other serious felony charges with an excellent record of success.
Providing Successful Trial Strategies
At my Chicago jury consulting law firm, I provide a full range of support services for attorneys handling major criminal cases. Using the insight I have gained over my long career, I can help you understand the complex dynamics of jury selection and trial, such as:
- Case themes
- Jury perceptions
- Dealing with hostile jurors
- Factors that drive verdicts
I provide advice on how to take a tactical approach to voir dire and the trial itself, which can often make the difference between winning and losing.
Trust A Successful, Experienced Consultant
During my career at the Cook County Public Defender’s Office, I participated in at least 10 mock trials in capital cases. I was also a jury consultant in the Andre Crawford case, in which the defendant, convicted of 11 murders, received a no death verdict.
I can help you in all phases of case preparation, including:
- Witness preparation
- Conducting mock trials
- Setting up focus groups
- Analysis of venue
- Advice on case value
Contact A Chicago And Rockford Mock Trial Attorney For Your Consulting Needs
If you or your firm are preparing a case and would like advice on developing a strategic case plan, the Law Office of Stephen L. Richards can assist you. To speak with an attorney and jury consultant, call me at 866-852-6426, locally at 773-467-7079 or contact me online.