TrialEDGE is a full service trial consulting firm that creates exceptional presentations and graphics for attorneys engaged in high stakes and complex trials, arbitrations, and hearings.
Our design experts combine a dedicated focus on clean and clear design with an understanding of communication in the trial setting to create compelling legal presentations.
Senior trial consultants Jeremiah Kelman and Eric Hanson, who are both experienced litigators and skilled graphic designers, provide strategic guidance throughout the process.
Our seasoned trial technicians come equipped and fully prepared to take on any issues that the trial might throw your way.
TrialEDGE approaches cases with a visual strategy informed by the story you want to tell. Our goal is to support your hearings and trials with outstanding graphics that make your themes come alive to the judge or jury.
We start by understanding the underlying facts, themes, and legal arguments of your case. We then assimilate this information to craft focused visuals that tell a consistent and persuasive story.
Our team is composed of cutting edge graphic artists, seasoned trial technicians, and senior consultants with years of in-courtroom litigation experience.
As a litigator, Jeremiah Kelman, Esq. gained extensive experience working on graphics and presentations for trials and arbitrations. In doing so, he realized that there was a need in the market for a higher level of design quality, strategy and advice. Mr. Kelman launched TrialEDGE to leverage his background as a litigator and his previous experience as a graphic designer to help lawyers distill their legal arguments into persuasive presentations and graphics.
Erin Doyle is the Director of Graphic Services and Senior designer at TrialEDGE. Since joining the team in 2014 she has worked on well over 100 matters spanning a wide range of complexity and litigation practices. Erin has had the opportunity to work with dozens of trial teams in some of the highest ranked law firms in the nation.
She brings with her an extensive background in both graphic design and marketing practices. Erin’s objective is to deliver clear and focused presentations and demonstratives while taking into consideration each clients’ individual needs.
Erin holds a BFA in Communication Design from Metropolitan State University of Denver where she also studied Marketing and Fine Arts.
Thomas Almeida has over 15 years of experience as a trial technician and litigation consultant. He has supported over 1,000 cases and hot seated well over 100 trials running the gamut of size, complexity and subject matter.
Thomas’s deep experience with trial and court room technology allows him to jump into any situation and present evidence in a smooth, clear and compelling manner. His early career experience as a court reporter and litigation support technician provides him with an added wealth of expertise on a wide range of trial preparation logistics.
Sarah brings to TrialEDGE a passion for visual communication and a keen eye for design. With over 5 years of experience in graphic design and marketing, Sarah has a clear understanding of effective and aesthetically pleasing visual presentations.
She has previously worked to facilitate the sale of large commercial and residential properties through marketing practices and key visual components.
Sarah holds a BFA with emphasis in Graphic Design from California State University, Los Angeles.
Melinda Bruce is a senior trial technician and graphics consultant with over 9 years of experience, who has supported over 100 cases at trial. Melinda has had the opportunity to work with top litigators at AmLaw 100 firms and premier boutiques on a wide range of complex commercial litigation matters. In addition to her technical experience, Ms. Bruce is a skilled designer with dual bachelor’s degrees in Graphic Design and Applied Design and Sciences from San Diego State University. Ms. Bruce is also a reservist with the US Army with Top Secret Clearance.
Eric B. Hanson, Esq. is an experienced patent litigator with a rooted passion for art, technology and graphics. For six years Eric litigated complex patent cases at Irell & Manella LLP. There he gained deep experience in every aspect of patent cases, including claim construction hearings and trials. He has practiced in federal courts throughout the country, as well as the U.S. International Trade Commission.
Janna McGuire is a senior member of TrialEDGE’s trial technician team with over 17 years of experience. As a member of dozens of trial teams, Janna has had the opportunity to work with some of the best lawyers and law firms in the nation on a wide range of legal matters. Janna's case experience includes products liability, complex commercial litigation, white collar criminal defense, medical malpractice, environmental, banking regulation, entertainment, and intellectual property matters. In addition to her trial technician experience, Ms. McGuire has been a project manager for several well-known eDiscovery processing companies as well as a litigation support manager and paralegal for large law firms.
Julie is a Senior Trial Technician at TrialEDGE with over 17 years of experience in the field. She has been educated in court reporting since 1989 and was previously in the court reporting industry between 1990-2001. Since her first trial in 2001, Julie has worked on well over 100 trials, arbitrations, mediations, and mock trials. Some of Julie’s case experiences include complex, construction defect, business, family law, and contract. She has been dedicated to doing anything that will make a positive impact within the trial which includes, but is not limited to, assisting paralegals and attorneys.
Jason Wietholter is a senior member of TrialEDGE’s trial technical team. As a member of dozens of trial teams, Jason has had the opportunity to work with some of the best lawyers and law firms in the nation on a wide range of legal matters. Jason’s case experience includes products liability, complex commercial litigation, discrimination and employment law cases, white collar criminal defense, and intellectual property matters. Jason is not only a skilled trial technician but also has extensive experience developing compelling demonstratives, presentations, and digital video recordings.
Eric is a seasoned Trial Technician, serving on over 500 matters to date. He has been working in the legal industry for over 28 years with an expansive case history, primarily focused in big oil, personal injury, toxic tort, automotive, maritime, construction, and patent law. Eric has also served as a “shadow juror”, jury consultant and case strategist on multiple matters over the years. His work has taken him all over the country to serve on trials working in 43 of the 50 states.
April J. Ferguson, is a senior trial consultant whose broad expertise encompasses technology, graphic concept development and jury research. For clients, she is a trusted partner, a team player, and an invaluable asset to their litigation team. She works tirelessly with trial teams to tell their client's story in a way that resonates with jurors and creates in them a desire to be an advocate for that client in the jury deliberation room.
Our clients range from some of the largest law firms in the nation to powerhouse boutique firms.
Jeremiah Kelman brings not only a uniquely creative approach to trial graphics, but a keen legal mind who quickly grasps how to bring to life critical legal narratives and winning issues. TrialEDGE's work was instrumental to winning a punitive damages verdict at the conclusion of a 3-week jury trial in New York. Unlike traditional firms, you will not waste time attempting to tutor and revise a graphics team that lacks strong legal training.John C. Hueston – Hueston Hennigan LLP
The consultants, designers and trial technicians at TrialEDGE combine a sophisticated understanding of commercial law with strategic thinking, high-impact graphics and seamless execution. They get up to speed fast and deliver exceptional product when the pressure is on. It is hard to imagine a better, more trustworthy trial partner.Christian Wrede – Kasowitz Benson Torres
TrialEDGE is filled with outside the box thinkers who work efficiently and deliver outstanding quality time and again. They are uniquely talented at merging legal themes with compelling graphics that appeal to jurors.Matt Ashley – Irell & Manella
TrialEDGE are consummate professionals. They deliver high-quality work-product and are very responsive and helpful. They are the right team to have with you in the trenches.Sasha Frid – Miller Barondess
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