Susan Fillichio is a trial consultant who specializes in trial strategy development, behavioral research and decision-making analysis of jurors, judges and arbitrators. Ms. Fillichio assists counsel in developing strategy designed to effectively communicate her clients’ messages to jurors, judges and arbitrators. During her 32 years in the legal industry and 16 years as a trial consultant, she has assisted trial teams in numerous jury trials, bench trials and arbitrations in state and federal venues across the country. Her work often serves to assist counsel during mediation and settlement negotiations. Ms. Fillichio has provided consulting services in numerous product liability, toxic tort and asbestos cases, intellectual property matters, construction and employment disputes, defamation cases, complex contract disputes and class action lawsuits.
Ms. Fillichio also specializes in assisting witnesses in communicating effectively with the trier of fact. She has assisted trial teams in working with numerous corporate representatives, CEOs and high-profile individuals preparing for both deposition and testimony at trial.
Known for client service, she is committed to finding the winning strategy and making trial preparation a smooth and insightful process. Ms. Fillichio leads the DecisionQuest research consulting team at DecisionQuest in Los Angeles and is a frequent speaker.
Prior to joining DecisionQuest, Ms. Fillichio was a partner with Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, Los Angeles, where she held a managing position in the Labor & Employment Practice Group. She has also practiced with national law firms in Chicago and New York. Ms. Fillichio completed internships with the Senate Labor Subcommittee (under Chairman Don Nickles, OK), for Representative Arlan Stangland (MN), and with the American Bar Association. She is proficient in French.
De Paul College of Law, J.D., 1988, Dean’s Scholar.
Indiana University Bloomington, B.A., English and Political Science, 1985.