The Gauthier firm was one of the first law firms in the world to use mock trials.
In cetain cases, our attorneys have tried your case even before they walk into court. Using a simulated courtroom in our office, our attorneys present your case to jurors selected from the same venue where the case is to be heard. The jurors are paid for their time and believe that the case is real. A retired judge presides with witnesses testifying on both sides.
Hidden cameras let our trial team listen in on jury deliberations. The team gains a keen understanding of what appealed to jurors and the strengths and weaknesses of case. We adjust our litigation strategy as needed. It is the next best thing to being in court and it is invaluable.
Sometimes the video from the mock trial is shared with opposing counsel to facilitate settlement.
Over the years, our mock trial room has helped Gauthier, Houghtaling and Williams achieve settlements and verdicts of over $4.7 billion.