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  • “How to Write an Effective Opening Statement,” Trial Talk, Feb/March 2009; republished in Nevada Lawyer Magazine

  • “How to Write an Effective Closing Argument,” Trial Talk, April/May 2009

  • “Preparing for an Effective Mediation,” Trial Talk, June/July 2009

  • “Consulting on a Budget,” Trial Talk, Aug/Sept 2009

  • “The Hidden Power of Preponderance,” Trial Talk, Oct/Nov 2009

  • “Focus Group Follies,” Trial Talk, Dec 2009/Jan 2010

  • “Why a Focus Group Before Mediation is Money Well Spent,” Trial Talk, Feb/Mar 2010

  • “How Jurors Attribute Fault and Calculate Damages,” Trial Talk, April/May 2010

  • “How Well Can You Predict the Outcome of Your Case?” Trial Talk, June/July 2010

  • “Does Order Really Matter?” Trial Talk, August/September 2010

  • “Visual Persuasion Tips and Techniques,” Trial Talk, October/November 2010

  • “The Minutia of Effective Voir Dire,” Trial Talk, Dec/Jan 2011

  • “Junk In, Junk Out: The Science of Focus Groups,” Trial Talk, Feb/March 2011

  • “Should Your Client Be in the Courtroom?” Trial Talk, April/May 2011

  • “Consulting on a Budget,” The Jury Expert, May 2011

  • “Forget What You Learned in Law School,” Trial Talk, June/July 2011

  • “All Eyes on You,” Trial Talk, Aug/Sept 2011

  • “Combating Tort Reform Through Advertising,” Trial Talk, Oct/Nov 2011

  • “Dealing with Malingering Claims,” Trial Talk, Dec/Jan 2012

  • “How Community Service Increases the Value of Your Case,” Trial Talk, Feb/March 2012

  • “Implications of False Memory on the Legal System: How Far from the Truth Is Reality?” Trial Talk, April/May 2012

  • “Accurately Predicting the Outcome of Your Case,” American Bar Association Trial Practice Committee, June 2012

  • “Employment Issues and Your Jury,” Trial Talk, June/July 2012

  • “Lessons on Persuasion from the Presidential Election,” Trial Talk, Oct/Nov 2012

  • “Book Review: Winning Medical Malpractice Cases with Rules of the Road Technique,” Trial Talk, Dec/Jan 2013

  • Multiple interviews with The Denver Post regarding the James Holmes murder trial, 2015

  • Where Do the Courts Go From Here? Trial Talk June 2022

Speaking Engagements

  • “Using Focus Groups to Identify Potential Gender Biases,” CTLA Women Trial Lawyers Network, March 2011

  • “Making Sense of Non-sensical Verdicts: A Dive Into the Juror’s Mind,” CTLA Blockbuster 2012, January 2012

  • “Jury Selection: Preparing for Success,” Adams/Broomfield Bar Association, November 2012

  • Death penalty panel debate, Temple Emanuel, Denver, September 2015

  • Broadcast interview regarding the James Holmes murder trial, CBS Evening News, 2015

  • “Juror Concerns in Product Liability Cases,” CTLA Product Liability Committee, March 2016

  • “Witness Prep: Working from the Inside, Out,” Colorado Bar Association Continuing Legal Education event, 2020

  • “Witness Preparation in a Divorce Case with Jessica Brylo,” Divorce at Altitude (podcast), June 2022

  • “Tipping the Scales in Your Favor,” Trial Lawyer Nation Episode #108, June 2022

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Trial Dynamics

Jessica Brylo, J.D., M.A. is the owner of and lead consultant at Trial Dynamics, a national jury consulting firm. She graduated cum laude from Duke Law School in 2007 where she received her Juris Doctor degree and Master of Psychology. While there, she was trained by one of the nation’s leading trial consultants, David Ball, Ph.D. She is one of a handful in the nation who has studied Arizona Jury Project videos of real juries deliberating. She specializes in case framing, jury research, opening statement development, and jury selection. Over the past two decades, Mrs. Brylo has conducted hundreds of mock trials, the results of which she uses to guide case strategy and framing.

Mrs. Brylo founded Hoffman Brylo Consulting (now Trial Dynamics) in 2008, a full-service national consulting firm specializing in plaintiffs' civil cases, criminal defense, and family law. She has worked on multi-billion-dollar class-action lawsuits, low-impact crash cases, and everything in between. She has participated in several eight-figure verdicts but works tirelessly for cases of all values and causes.


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(303) 653-2233