Dr. Ellen L. Leggett, Ed.D. – Founder
She has published and spoken widely on jury psychology and has been interviewed on ABC, NBC, CBS, and CNN national newscasts. Her articles have appeared in Antitrust Report, Computer Lawyer, International Legal Strategy, Product Liability Law and Claims, California Litigation, Medical Malpractice Law and Strategy, and Corporate Legal Times. She was on the Editorial Board of the Antitrust Report.
Dr. Leggett has also established a career as a university professor, researcher, and administrator at Cornell University, Scripps College, the University of California, Riverside, and USC. Her academic published works are in the areas of motivation and mindset, social cognition, and the differences between lay and expert reasoning. In July 2022, she retired from higher education after nine years of developing an innovative graduate program. She was a Professor of the Practice of Psychology at the University of Southern California and Director of the Master of Science in Applied Psychology program there. Focusing on organizational and consumer psychology, the program prepares students to use the research tools of psychology to address global business challenges.
Dr. Leggett earned her master’s and doctoral degrees in psychology and education at Harvard University and her A.B. degree magna cum laude in psychology at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the American Society of Trial Consultants.
Stephanie D. Vollowitz, MBA – Senior Consultant
Stephanie earned her MBA in marketing and management at Pennsylvania State University and her BA in psychology at the University of California at Berkeley. Stephanie’s background in corporate marketing provides unique insights into the challenge of persuading jurors to see the corporate point of view at trial.