A case is a complex puzzle comprised of many moving parts—facts, law, precedent, claims, witnesses, and experts. A trial lawyer gets closely connected to the intricate details of a case and in the process can lose sight of the forest for the bark on the trees.
Harbinger™ bridges the gap between the lawyer’s comprehensive, detailed knowledge of a case and what a jury learns, absorbs, and relies upon to render a verdict. Harbinger helps you marshal, highlight, suppress, recast, and construe facts to sharpen your case presentation, so the jury correctly receives the information it needs to make an informed decision.
Harbinger offers trial consulting services tailored to the strategic needs of your case at a fraction of the cost of traditional jury consulting services. You’ll get perspective, context, and insights that are customized to the unique aspects of your case, without the substantial overhead and markups that drive the fees charged by Harbinger’s national competitors.
Harbinger is synonymous with an expert edge. National jury consulting firms rely primarily upon psychologists, scholarly insights, and theory. Harbinger’s edge is the practical wisdom of applied experience. Harbinger’s founder brings over 30 years of experience in civil disputes as a plaintiff and defense attorney in cases ranging in value up to $40 million, as well as criminal cases as a state and federal prosecutor.
Harbinger also relies upon retired trial and appellate court judges and justices, who serve as consultants. They provide critical written insights into the content of the case and mock jury deliberations and offer recommendations for enhanced case presentation.
Harbinger harnesses the wisdom of applied practice to help you observe, evaluate, and navigate the critical features of your case.
You cannot afford not to engage our services. Undoubtedly, lawyers are skilled at unearthing and analyzing facts in discovery, applying the facts to the legal elements of a claim, and advising clients about what elements are supported by evidence and law. However, lawyers can know the details of a case too well, and still not be able to answer a client’s most basic question: “Am I going to win or lose?”
Harbinger trial consulting services help you hone in on the critical dimensions of your case and navigate risk and uncertainty. Harbinger assists you in developing a keen trial strategy that is rooted in critical reflection and expert insights about the unique twists and contours of your case. Harbinger helps you achieve the right results by pushing you to ask (and answer) the correct questions, like “How do I win?”
Harbinger offers expert trial consulting services that are tailored to the unique needs of your case at a fraction of the cost of traditional jury consulting services. You will gain perspective, context, and insights that are customized to the unique features of your case, but without the substantial detrimental fees charged by other consulting services.
Costs will depend upon the services selected, and selection of services will depend upon your critical trial preparation needs. Harbinger’s jury consulting services start at $5,000. Harbinger’s services are an affordable investment in a case, especially compared with the $60,000 to $100,000 fees Harbinger™’s founder was charged upon engaging the services of other national jury consulting firms.
Historically, jury consulting services have been employed only in complex, high-exposure cases where the cost of jury consulting services is easily justified.
Harbinger’s experts view trial consulting as essential to the development of an effective trial strategy for any and every scale of case, and at any and every stage of that case. Harbinger believes that expert insights should be available to a broader range of clients and cases, and at a fraction of traditional costs.
Harbinger works with you to identify your critical needs and the litigation consulting service that maximizes your budget and helps you sharpen your case for presentation to a jury.
Ideally, Harbinger should be retained prior to filing your lawsuit or answering a lawsuit. Why? Because the early stages of a case—and early strategic decisions about claim, frame, and presentation—are often the most significant. However, Harbinger services have proven beneficial even in the weeks leading up to a trial.
Harbinger works with you to tailor a trial consulting service that fits your needs, budget, and critical questions about your case. We will collaborate to identify the appropriate type and scale of services you need.
Above all else, you need:
• critical insights into what a jury thinks;
• how a jury is likely to perceive and respond to the claims of a case;
• how the opposition is likely to leverage the weaknesses of your case;
• the value of your case; and
• how to frame and present your case in a compelling way that minimizes risk and maximizes the compelling features of your claim.
Harbinger collaborates with you to identify the scope of services needed to provide you with these essential insights into your case.
Harbinger’s experts understand the unique constraints the trial attorney faces in preparing a case for trial or alternative dispute resolution. We will respond to your initial contact by learning about your needs and goals and providing a customized statement of service and fee quote. We will work closely with you to identify, articulate, and understand your needs and develop a tailored service response that is customized to your needs and expectations.