It’s very easy to work with Jeff. He is super organized and he works with a great team. Jeff forces you to whittle down your case to the main points to prep for a focus group. To see the guts of your case 6-8 months before trial gives you a huge advantage. During focus groups, I like the way Jeff is a little demanding with jurors. He asks questions and pushes back, bringing unknowns to the surface. He finds out exactly what resonates with the jurors. Jeff makes sure that both sides are heard, which is a hard thing to do. Within a few days, you get a full report with quotes and videos, relieving you from a lot of work. When it comes down to it, I know I can trust Jeff’s results. He gets it.
Luvera Law Firm
Jeff is a consummate professional; extremely well prepared and hard-working. He takes his job seriously and strives to do everything possible to get you necessary information to help win your case. Jeff takes the time to truly learn the intricate details so that he can accurately present all critical information to a focus group. In describing the case, he introduces the facts in a slow and meaningful manner, getting the jury to pay attention to important nuances so that you can see how those jurors react to different aspects of the case. In observing this process, you are able to witness juror reactions first hand, providing important insights that allow you to carefully hone your presentation at trial.
Connelly Law Offices
I’ve worked with Jeff on a number of cases, and each time I’ve been impressed with his ability to quickly get to the heart of the matter. A trial lawyer himself, he’s aware of how juror bias takes shape, and from his experience, he gets where we’re coming from. Jeff understands G.I.G.O. (garbage in, garbage out); if you don’t press focus group participants to go deeper, you’re going to get surface answers that don’t provide insight into how to craft your case. With Jeff, responses are thoughtful and candid. He takes charge, keeps people on course, and makes every minute count. I look forward to working with Jeff on future cases.
Stritmatter Kessler Whelan
Jeff is exceptional at what he does. He is intuitive, extremely professional and thorough. Jeff’s experience and background as a trial attorney make him uniquely qualified. It’s clear that he puts a lot of energy and effort into doing the best he can to mine useful information from the process. Jeff makes it easy for us plaintiff attorneys to trust the results.
Stritmatter Kessler Whelan
The methodology that Jeff uses for his focus groups is solid, and as a result, you get useful information to try your case. You really understand at the end of the process, which themes and arguments will resonate with the jury, and which won’t. There’s really no way you can finish a focus group with Jeff and not have a pretty good sense of the strengths and weaknesses of your case. Working with Jeff is invaluable. On top of this, he’s pleasant and fun to work with.
Peterson Wampold Rosato Luna Knopp
Jeff is a great resource. He’s responsive, creative, and easy to work with. As lawyers, we get so wrapped up in the nitty gritty and Jeff provides the perspective that we so often need. Jeff is willing to listen to your suggestions but at the same time will tell you if he thinks those suggestions won’t resonate with the jury. As a focus group facilitator, Jeff does a great job getting everyone to talk. His written materials are comprehensive without being overwhelming. He keeps things on task and in control, without being controlling. He will take a seemingly complex case, break it down into simple principles, analyze what themes are important to emphasize, and then make recommendations on how to structure the case. Because of the results we’ve seen, it’s now standard practice for us to hire Jeff on larger cases. I look forward to working with Jeff again soon.
Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP
Jeff is a great resource for any attorney who would like an overview of his/her case, or has a particular issue they want jury feedback on. With so much experience as a lawyer himself, Jeff comes to the table with the right perspective and know-how. Jeff makes it easy. He’s intuitive, he’s a quick study, and he does a lot of the preliminary work himself. He puts together a good presentation in short order. We’ve hired Jeff to focus in on key elements we have questions or concerns about, and every time, we’ve received answers that allow us to make decisions about settlements and trial.
Pfau Cochran Vertetis Amala PLLC
Put simply, Jeff knows what he’s doing. He’s insightful, thorough and easy to work with. Going through the focus group process with Jeff, I realized that our preconceptions and assumptions about the case were very different than how the jury would see the case. I was stunned by the information he extracted from the jurors. With Jeff’s help, we re-designed our entire discovery plan and developed a strategic plan to eliminate the landmines that he had identified. Based on Jeff’s work I was able to re-evaluate how to successfully try the case. I look forward to the next one with Jeff.
Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm LLC
As a trial lawyer and consultant, Jeff’s seen and reviewed a multitude of cases, and he really knows what he’s doing. He understands people, he understands jurors, and he understands what it’s going to take to win your case. Jeff and Deborah create a very relaxed environment during focus groups, and they make it very easy for attorneys to participate in the process. You learn what issues are most important to focus on and you learn how to better prepare for your case. In some instances, you may even determine you should not be litigating the case at all – an important realization.
D’Amore Law Group
Lake Oswego, OR
Jeff Boyd is outstanding and superb in his field. He is professional and personable. He is capable and knowledgeable. I can’t imagine an easier or better person to work with, or a person who has more experience. He’s done hundreds of focus groups, he’s got a background in psychology, and he’s been a trial lawyer on many complex cases. When I hire Jeff, he helps me win the case, every time. In focus groups, he draws people out, listens attentively, and analyzes quickly; gathering information that provides real value, necessary reality checks, and positive outcomes. My confidence in Jeff’s abilities is 100%. It’s simple; when Jeff is involved, we get better results.
Kitrick Lewis & Harris Co., L.P.A.
Jeff is a true expert. We hired him to help us evaluate a case in a circuit in which we had no experience with the judges or potential jurors. Jeff took charge of the challenge and got us the information we needed to effectively assess and try the case. He was efficient, kept us on track, and helped us find our focus for the jury. Hiring Jeff was well worth the investment.
Larkins Vacura LLP
Jeff is a very thoughtful, even tempered, diligent, and organized individual. I have hired him on several occasions, and he’s done a great job. Working with Jeff forces us to sit down and plan ahead of time, making us more prepared in the long run. Sitting through Jeff’s focus groups made us feel more confident about how we were going to proceed. He’s got great people skills and knows how to give jurors just enough info to draw them out in order to bring the real questions to the surface, without interfering or trying to steer them in any particular direction. With such reasonable fees, hiring Jeff is well worth it.
Volkema Thomas Miller & Scott, LPA
Jeff is creative. He has great follow through and attention to detail. With a background in psychology and a trial lawyer himself, he has the unique ability to get the best information from jurors, finding out exactly what it is we need to know to direct our efforts. Having this insight into juror attitudes and biases helped us try the case effectively. Even when there is a very complicated set of issues, Jeff has a way of getting to the bottom of it. He works hard and he works efficiently. He’s an all-around great guy.
Wayne Parsons Law Offices
Working with Boyd Trial Consulting was an amazing experience. Jeff has a calm way about him. He’s a gentleman. Despite Jeff’s talent and expertise as a trial lawyer and consultant, he is incredibly humble and approachable. During our focus group, Jeff emphasized neutrality without ever saying the word. His demeanor and skill allowed to get an honest assessment from mock jurors. He got them to open up and share candidly. The notes and reports provided after the focus group were very helpful and informed how we proceeded with the case. I truly enjoyed working with Jeff. Considering all of the deliverables, the value is well beyond the cost. I really can’t give a higher endorsement.
J. D. Smith
Ward Smith, PLLC
Jeff is a consummate professional. He establishes a tremendous rapport with folks who come in for mock juries. He puts them immediately at ease, which of course has the side effect of putting the lawyers immediately at ease. He consistently demonstrates a great understanding of the case materials, which helps ensure that the results from the focus groups are reliable and extremely helpful as we craft our trial narratives. Before hiring Jeff I had basically been doing focus groups and mock juries in house. After watching him work, and getting a chance to absorb the product he created for us after the focus group, I’ll be using him on every case from now on. The themes that Jeff was able to distill are the themes that you can be confident will resonate with juries in trial. The results have been so reliable that by including these themes in your voir dire and opening statements you can be assured that you will be answering questions your real jurors have.
Darrell L. Cochran
Pfau Cochran Verteil Amala Attorneys PLLC