HARBINGER’s Founder, Jeff Goodman, has worked as a trial attorney for more than 30 years and has served as trial counsel on cases ranging in value up to $40 million. As a state and federal prosecutor, he has prosecuted and defended criminal cases; he has also served as a criminal defense attorney.
Jeff is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, and is a Board Certified Civil Law Trial Advocate with the National Board of Trial Advocacy.
Jeff is licensed to practice in Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska; he has also been admitted to practice pro hac vice in six states.
After spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on jury consultants, Jeff realized that such services should not be cost prohibitive and spared for only the seven-figure cases. Instead, he believes jury consultants should be used more often, to test and develop aspects of a case, at a fraction of the cost charged by other national jury consulting firms.
Jury consulting should not be a one-size-fits-all commodity. Instead, HARBINGER™ offers the seasoned trial attorney who knows their case “all too well” an independent, unique perspective. This in turn can be used to connect jurors with the information they want (and need) to know to render their verdict.
As lawyers, we spend years sifting through nuanced details of law and facts. Steeped in and armed with this complex information, we seek to persuade a group of strangers of our client’s point of view, in a mere few days or weeks.
A successful trial strategy must not only include a careful and cogent analysis of the facts and applicable law, but also a probative inquiry into what matters to potential jurors. Only then can you, the trial lawyer, best employ and suppress the unique aspects of your case.
Let’s discuss how HARBINGER™ can advance your case. Contact us today.