Hi, my name is Richard Allen. I’m a lawyer at the law firm of Solowsky and Allen in Miami, Florida. I’ve been practicing law for 34 years. We have a commercial law, commercial litigation practice. My practice emphasizes real estate disputes and business torts, and commercial disputes between companies and partnerships and so forth. I’ve had a very fun time practicing law these last 34 years and I have found that in cases that I have, that are either complex in nature or involve a lot of money, that I’ve had tremendous experience using the services of Magnus. They have been tremendous in helping with not only issues of jury selection which is typically what one thinks of when we think of jury consultants. But, I find their team to be excellent at helping me prepare evidence for trials, for judges, for juries. I’ve used Melissa and her team in cases over the years that range from eminent domain, cases involving land and the valuation of land and taking of land by the state. We use, and I used, Magnus in a case involving very complex malpractice issues, legal malpractice. We’ve used them in a very big class action case, and I have found that they are excellent at what they do, I highly recommend Magnus to all lawyers who are thinking about using jury consultants, using psychologists to help them prepare a case for trial. I cannot speak highly enough, we’ve gotten tremendous results, and tremendous instruction, and help from them. Even help in how to present bad facts to juries and judges, how to present evidence in a form that’s understandable to juries and judges even very complex issues, defenses, things to, or even words to stay away from. I’ve had the pleasure of having, I think we’ve done three mock trials, where we’ve actually brought in, and through Magnus they found in the community people to act as jurors in a mock trial. We present the evidence, we present the arguments. Other lawyers argue the other side of the case. We present the good, the bad, and the ugly, and then they record these mock juries as they deliberate.
They take surveys of these mock jurors about what they liked, and didn’t like about the presentation, and about the arguments and we have just found that it’s been a tremendous help to us in preparing for trial. So again I highly recommend them, I can’t speak highly enough about each of the members of their team, their experience, their professionalism. The clients have loved working with them and again, my highest recommendation to use them.