Strategic insights. Persuasive courtroom presentations.
At The Focal Point, our mission is to help our clients develop case-winning strategies and presentations through partnership, leadership, and innovation.
Through our proven 5-step process, including our Mental Mining® and Jury Consulting methodologies, we work with you to explore and test strategic issues, discover critical insights, and design and present powerful trial graphics. Our winning courtroom presentations are designed to have maximum impact on the decision makers in a case, including judges, jurors, and government regulators.
We were founded in 1989 after a client told Andrew Spingler that the graphics he created were, “the focal point of the trial.” Since then, The Focal Point has expanded to be the nation’s premier trial consulting company, with offices in Chicago, Dallas, New York, and Oakland. We have expanded from providing just trial graphics to developing a fully integrated suite of services, including trial strategy, jury research, trial graphics, and trial technology support.
This expansion came through our efforts to assemble the “all-star team.” We have done so organically, by finding and nurturing team members, many of whom have worked at The Focal Point for a decade or more. We have also carefully selected mergers with other groups who share our commitment to excellence. In 2013, we expanded our jury consulting by merging with Trial Analysts. In 2018, we joined forces with Barnes & Roberts, further expanding our trial graphics and trial technology base.
“I think it’s great (the merger). I’ve really enjoyed working with you and your team on our last couple of trials and I’ve really enjoyed working with The Focal Point in the past… so it saves me from the delima of having to choose… I can just call one number!”
- Chris Schwegmann, Lynn Pinker Cox Hurst
In order to provide exceptional services to over 5,000 civil and criminal cases with many of this country’s most influential trial lawyers, we have spent the past 30 years committed to staying at the forefront of our industry. As early adopters of technology, we were some of the first to use PowerPoint, TrialDirector, and other tools that are now standard in the industry. As thought leaders, our team members have written some of the most important books on trial strategy, trial graphics, adversarial persuasion, and staffing trial war rooms.
The most impressive part of our history is where we go next…
Our mission also carries with it a promise. As the premier provider of litigation consulting and visual strategies to the legal community nationwide, we utilize constant innovation, strategic thinking, and cutting-edge technology to create a courtroom environment in which arguments are focused, communication is enhanced, and clarity of thinking, seeing, and understanding is paramount.
We know the serious nature and impact of our work and value the importance of collaboration. At the same time, we try not to take ourselves too seriously, and strive to bring a creative spirit and a little fun into our work as well.
Bringing these two sides of our corporate character together gives us our valued client relationships, our passion for pro bono work and community service, and our well-deserved reputation as the leader in our field.