Edward P. Schwartz, Ph.D., M.S.L.
Edward P. Schwartz is a jury consultant for TrialGraphix, a litigation consulting firm specializing in jury consulting, graphic design, presentation technologies, and trial preparation solutions. In his role, Dr. Schwartz provides quantitative and qualitative analysis of pretrial jury behavior – from interviews and focus group studies to mock trials and large-scale statistical analyses – to provide clients with feedback on case themes, strategies, evidence, witnesses, and presentation style. Further, he consults on case evaluation, provides advice on trial strategies, and assists with jury selection as well as post-verdict juror surveys and interviews. Dr. Schwartz is a nationally recognized jury consultant with excellent analytical acumen and strong market research skills who is noted for his ability to blend the strategic focus of game theory and decision theory with the real-world insights of social psychology to gain a complete picture of how people absorb, analyze, and process information.
Prior to joining TrialGraphix, Dr. Schwartz ran his own Boston-based jury consulting practice for several years. He has conducted jury behavior research, aided with witness preparation, consulted on trial strategy, and assisted with jury selection on dozens of cases, including several high-profile Massachusetts criminal trials. In addition to his consulting experience, Dr. Schwartz has an impressive history and background in higher education, teaching, and academic research. He has published numerous articles about the American jury system in law reviews and peer-reviewed journals as well as taught about juries and jury trials to undergraduates and law students at Harvard, Yale, and Boston University. He is a member of the American Society of Trial Consultants and the Chair of its Pro Bono Publico Committee, and has volunteered his services on numerous criminal cases in Massachusetts.
Dr. Schwartz holds a Ph.D. in political economics from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business as well as an M.S.L. degree from Yale Law School. He also holds a B.A. in economics from Yale University.
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