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Leslie Ellis, Ph. D.

TrialGraphix
Senior Jury Consultant
Washington , DC, USA


Leslie Ellis is a senior jury consultant for TrialGraphix, a litigation consulting firm specializing in jury consulting, graphic design, presentation technologies, and trial preparation solutions. In her role, Dr. Ellis consults with attorneys on high-risk and complex civil cases to develop themes and trial strategies, witness preparation, voir dire, and jury selection. She provides quantitative and qualitative analysis through focus groups, mock trials, damages assessments, and venue analyses. Dr. Ellis’s research interests and publications include social media and juries, the dynamics of the jury decision-making process, the relationship between juries’ liability and damages decisions, how juries decide damage awards, jury reform, the effects of Batson v. Kentucky and its progeny on jury selection, and minority representation on juries. Her professional affiliations include the American Psychological Association, the American Psychology-Law Society, and the American Society of Trial Consultants. Dr. Ellis holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she specialized in psychology and law and statistics, methods, and measurement. She received her B.A. in psychology from Northwestern University.

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