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Cathy E. Bennett & Associates, Inc. is a national authority on jury and trial consultation. Our experts have selected juries and consulted on trials that have returned billions of dollars in verdicts and settlements. Our firm’s namesake, Cathy Bennett, pioneered the practice of jury selection, and her work founded a legacy continued by her firm. Lead consultant Attorney Robert B. Hirschhorn is an industry-recognized legal strategist and author on the subject of jury selection and trial litigation. Mr. Hirschhorn has helped facilitate earth-shaking trial victories, steering national discourse and shaping the way law is practiced. The nation’s best lawyers have turned to us when they were facing career-making cases, and our consultants did what we do best: prepared the way for victory.

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Helpful Information Articles & Publications

  • Preparing for Voir Dire
    written by Robert B. Hirschhorn and Lisa Blue
    edited by Janice Robinson Pennington

    This handy guide explains the principles that are vital to preparing for an effective voir dire. It walks you through the process of identifying the beliefs and values at the core of your case, then using that knowledge to reveal prospective jurors’ innermost prejudices and biases.

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  • Anatomy of a Personal Injury Lawsuit
    with contributing authors Robert B. Hirschhorn and Jennifer Lapinski

    The fourth edition of Anatomy of a Personal Injury Lawsuit, a two-volume set, is a comprehensive and up-to-date resource for practicing plaintiffs’ attorneys and their staffs.

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  • A Guide to Analyzing Jury Questionnaires in Civil Cases
    written by Robert B. Hirschhorn and Lisa Blue

    This article discusses analyzing juror questionnaires by utilizing points such as juror’s education, training, work history, and more.

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  • Top Five Voir Dire Strategies
    written by Robert B. Hirschhorn and Lisa Blue

    Jury selection can be long on twists and turns, but short on time. Follow these steps to efficiently assess potential jurors’ core values.

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Verdicts & Settlements Significant Cases

Cathy E. Bennett & Associates, Inc. is proud to say that we’ve consulted for the most significant verdicts of the last few decades. In criminal court, we’ve successfully helped to represent the United States, U.S. Senators, death row inmates, and some of the most notorious defendants of the last few years. In civil court, our clients have won some of the largest verdicts in trial law—including a $9 billion verdict for punitive damages in the first federal ACTOS trial. See our significant cases in detail here.

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  • CEB Cases

    Civil
    Allen v. Takeda Pharmaceutical
    First Federal ACTOS Trial; $9 Billion Punitive Damages jury verdict
  • CEB Cases

    Civil
    Ernst v. Merck
    Vioxx Wrongful Death; $253 Million Verdict for Plaintiff
  • CEB Cases

    Civil
    Hexion v. Formosa
    Theft of trade secrets; $157 Million Verdict for Plaintiff
  • CEB Cases

    Civil
    Lexar v. Toshiba
    Breach of Fiduciary Duty; $461 Million Verdict for Plaintiff
  • CEB Cases

    Civil
    Hale v. SEECO
    Underpayment to royalty owners; $92 Million Verdict for Plaintiff
  • CEB Cases

    Civil
    Applied Materials v. Novellus
    Patent Infringement; Verdict for Plaintiff
  • CEB Cases

    Civil
    Eolas v. Adobe (Yahoo)
    Patent Infringement; Verdict for Defense
  • CEB Cases

    Civil
    Continental and Northwest Airlines v. American Airlines
    Antitrust; Verdict for Defendants
  • CEB Cases

    Civil
    Fualaau, et al. v. City of Des Moines, et al.
    Mary Kay Letourneau civil case; Verdict for Defendants
  • CEB Cases

    Civil
    Zixit v. Visa
    Defamation; Verdict for Defendant
  • CEB Cases

    Criminal
    State of Florida v. George Zimmerman

    Second Degree Murder; Not Guilty

Seminar Opportunities Speaking Engagements

If you have any questions about our scheduled speaking engagements or have an interest in CEB speaking at your seminar, please contact Christina Shultz at cls@cebjury.com.

  • Robert Hirschhorn and Lisa Blue will be speaking on :

    TexasBarCLE TexasBarCLE Webcast “Tips for Getting All Your Jurors Talking and the Unfavorable Jurors Walking”

    When: November 15, 2017
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    7th Annual Advanced Trial Strategies

    When: February 15, 2018
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