Angie is a Senior Trial Consultant at Laird Trial Consulting LLC. She regularly leads client engagements, consulting with trial counsel on mock jury research design and implementation, witness preparation, jury selection, trial strategy/observation, and post-trial interviews. Angie’s advice is tailored to each case and delivered in a direct and practical manner.
Since 2005, Angie has worked on a wide variety of cases including pharmaceutical and medical device product liability, toxic torts, consumer class actions, employment disputes, and various commercial cases related to antitrust, IP, and contracts. She has worked on hundreds of cases in federal and state courts across the nation.
Angie is passionate about helping counsel understand and reach jurors through effective communication strategies. She is adept at identifying the key strengths and challenges of each case and designing case narratives that help jurors organize the evidence and argue her client’s case in the jury room. Her work with witnesses centers on building confidence and helping each witness feel prepared to deliver their message. Clients have praised her for her deft touch with witnesses and for having keen observations and recommendations on jury issues.
Angie is a member of the American Society of Trial Consultants and has participated in the Rules and Guidelines Committee and the Pro Bono Committee. Angie also enjoys and regularly works with new and aspiring consultants in a mentorship capacity.
Angie resides in Overland Park, Kansas. She earned her master’s degree from the University of Kansas in Communication Studies, with a focus on rhetoric and argumentation. During her time at KU, she was an undergraduate teaching assistant in public speaking and rhetoric and moderated focus groups for the Commission on Presidential Debates. She also holds bachelor’s degrees in Communication Arts and Spanish Language from the University of Wisconsin—Madison.