What does a jury psychologist know that an experienced litigator does not know? – or – Why do I need a consultant if I am an experienced litigator, or have one working on my case?

What does a jury psychologist know that an experienced litigator does not know? – or – Why do I need a consultant if I am an experienced litigator, or have one working on my case?

Lawyers are experts on the law; they know the client and they know the case. Psychologists are experts on human behavior and provide expertise on the human dynamics involved in the litigation process. The perspectives of lawyers and psychologists are unquestionably different. A consulting psychologist provides a perspective that complements the skills and knowledge of the litigator. Attorneys hire experts in many disciplines to prepare a case. Psychologists provide knowledge that integrates all of the human dynamics in the case, including issues relating to experts, judges, attorneys, clients, witnesses, and juries. Magnus does not replace the litigator; rather, it supplements his/her skills in maximizing the outcome for the client.