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Paulette Taylor

Paulette Taylor

Varinsky Associates
Senior Consultant
Emeryville, CA, USA


With almost twenty years of experience, Senior Consultant Paulette Taylor is among the most respected trial consultants in the field. She has selected hundreds of juries throughout the country, in virtually every type of civil and criminal case. Well-known cases that Taylor has consulted on include the prosecutions of Timothy McVeigh, Scott Peterson, Frank Quattronne and Martha Stewart, the defenses of Dr. Jack Kevorkian and Arizona Governors Meacham and Symington, and the WorldCom securities litigation.

In addition to jury selection, Taylor is an expert in focus group and mock jury facilitation and in the design and implementation of community attitude surveys. She is also a noted authority on jury strategy and regularly consults on voir dire, pretrial jury questionnaires, opening statements, witness preparation, the design of litigation graphics and jury monitoring.

A published author, Taylor writes and lectures on jury issues for legal audiences nationwide. Topics include jury selection and witness preparation, as well as jury persuasion issues relating to intellectual property, employment law, products liability and general commercial litigation. Taylor has a Master’s degree in Communications from the University of California at Berkeley and is a member of the American Society of Trial Consultants.
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