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Beth Bonora

Bonora D'Andrea LLC

San Francisco, CA, USA


Beth Bonora is one of the founders of the field of trial consulting.  Since 1973, her creative use of mock trials, survey research and community analysis has helped attorneys build their trial strategies through a better understanding of juror decision-making.  She has a particular interest in tackling the challenges posed by jury trials in complex cases.

Beth has worked on more than 700 civil and criminal jury trials in 20 states and 15 federal districts. She has extensive experience with business litigation, civil rights, product liability and criminal defense.  She has handled many publicized cases with high profile clients and challenging venue and jury questions. 

Beth has worked with organizations such as the National Center for State Courts and the American Bar Association to promote trial innovations that improve juror comprehension and the decision-making process.  A Past President and Vice President of the American Society of Trial Consultants, Beth also served on the ASTC Jury Reform Task Force and the ASTC Professional Standards Committee.  From 1979 to 2000, Beth was a general editor of JuryWork: Systematic Techniques, the foremost authority on jury research, published by West.

In 2000, Beth founded Bonora D'Andrea, LLC with her longtime colleague, Idgi D'Andrea, and since then George Kich and Will Rountree have joined the firm as partners.  Based in San Francisco, Bonora D'Andrea serves a nationwide clientele with civil cases ranging from highly complex business suits involving billions of dollars to the tort claims of individuals as well as criminal defense.

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