About Us

To know us is to know more.

The more you know about the people who can impact your case, the more prepared you are to make decisions that position you to win.

As social scientists, we’re trained to know what questions to ask and how to ask them to get meaningful answers.

But we’re not just social scientists; we’re lawyers and communications specialists, data analysts and graphic designers. So we don’t stop with learning the answers, we show you how to use the answers to win the case.

We design science-based research to gather data and insights about your case. Then translate our findings into the simple language of stories that stick and strategies that win— in the courtroom and the court of public opinion.

Our clients say we’re “people people” because we’re very good at getting others to share their thoughts and opinions. We say, “thanks for noticing,” we work hard to make it look easy.

We’re the people who study the people who can impact your case—
People like jurors, witnesses, and community stakeholders.

And we do that without making more work for you.

You could say we’re good people to know when you need to know more.
Get to know the team

Trisha Volpe, JD

Hillary C. Abraham, MS

David C. Bartholomew

Courtney Tharp, CRP

Dennis P. Stolle, JD, PhD

9 Things you should know before we work together

It’s okay to ask, “How do you know?”

Expect that we’ll ask you the same question—frequently even. That’s how we avoid operating on wrong assumptions. You’re okay with that, right?

We lead with data.

We follow the data. We validate with data. Because there’s too much at stake for you to rely on anything less.

We’re here for you.

Wherever “here” happens to be. We can conduct venue-specific, case-specific research when and where you need it.

Getting up to speed is our job.

We don’t expect you to walk us through the case, just give us a lane next to you, and we’ll catch up quickly.

Did we mention that we want you to win?

Well, we do.

We do what we say we’ll do when we say we’ll do it.

If we tell you the report will be in your hands on Tuesday morning, you can count on it being in your hands on Tuesday morning. Not noon or COB. Tuesday morning.

If you want to be right all of the time, we’re probably not a good fit.

Our clients don’t hire us to tell them the score; they hire us to tell them how to change it.

We began as the in-house consulting team for an AMLAW 100 firm

Barnes & Thornburg. ThemeVision LLC spun off in 2004 to offer our services to other firms.

We don’t believe in stunts, slogans, or perfect juries.

We do, however, believe in research, human behavior, and creating trial themes that reflect both. And we’re very good at that.

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