Johanna Hillard, President of JuryScope, Inc., has extensive trial consulting experience with an expertise in complex litigation. Her experience covers both state and federal court in venues across the country. Having been retained on hundreds of cases, her consulting experience includes using juror and judge mock trials and focus groups to delve into the key issues in a case. Ms. Hillard’s work in opening statement analysis, theme development, jury selection assistance, and research design has proven invaluable for our clients in preparation for jury trials and bench trials alike.
Ms. Hillard has prepared hundreds of witnesses foreign and domestic, lay and expert, from all backgrounds and levels of expertise. Her assistance with witnesses allows the trial team to focus on the content of the examination while preparing the best face of that witness and ensuring their testimony supports the message to the jury.
Ms. Hillard has also assisted developing juror questionnaires, preparing judge and attorney jury voir dire questions and, of course, providing in-court assistance in jury selection. She also has extensive experience developing the protocol for and conducting post-trial juror interviews where permitted.
Outside of litigation, Ms. Hillard has lectured and served as a panel member on a wealth of topics related to trial consulting.