Lorrie Messinger

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Lorrie Messinger is an Executive Vice President of DecisionQuest, a national trial consulting firm.

Ms. Messinger has over 20 years of experience as a strategic graphics consultant within the litigation industry. Her experience includes advertising design, art direction, corporate marketing and graphic design. She leads the New York office of DecisionQuest and heads the graphics operation.

Ms. Messinger consults with attorneys and their trial teams to design and develop persuasive demonstrative exhibits to be used pre-trial (mock trials, oral arguments, hearings, conferences, expert reports, settlement negotiations, technology tutorials and other submissions to the Court) or at-trial (before a judge, jury, arbitration panel or other decision-makers). Her work focuses on complex civil and criminal cases in venues across the country. Case types include antitrust, securities, intellectual property, professional malpractice, contract, product liability, labor & employment, white collar crime and investigations.

Working closely with DecisionQuest’s social scientists and other senior trial consultants, Ms. Messinger integrates DQ’s research experience with her graphic design expertise to create persuasive and compelling graphics that support trial strategy, enhance her client’s narrative and inform key decision-makers. Understanding the jury’s perspective, how people filter new information and how graphics can leverage your trial strategy is the value she brings to any litigation matter.

Prior to joining DecisionQuest, she worked as the National Graphics Manager for a big 8 accounting firm where she served as the International Liaison in the creation and implementation of design guidelines for member firms in over 100 countries.


Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), State University of New York
A.A.S., Advertising Design, with Honors

Ramapo College
Business Administration/ Minors: Business Law, Psychology

Selected Publications:
“Demonstrative Evidence in a Markman Hearing: Storytelling in the Wake of the Festo Decision, “ 2002

Selected Speaking Engagements:
“Using Graphics to Support Witness Testimony” 2010
“How Jurors Learn” 2009
“Impact of Technology in the Courtroom” 2008
“Using Visuals to Strengthen Your Strategic Points” 200
“Strategic Presentation of Electronic Evidence in the Courtroom” 2005
“Risky Business: Corporations on Trial” 2003
“Presenting Demonstrative Evidence in a Markman Hearing” Practicing Law Institute

American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Associate Member