COVID-19 | Taking it Online: Jury Research in the Age of COVID-19
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BS, Purdue University

Illustrator/New Media Design

Certified iPro Trial Director Trainer

Adobe Creative Suite

Powerpoint

Litigation Support

Multimedia organization & presentation

David C. Bartholomew

Graphic Artist, Indianapolis
Mr. Bartholomew works with clients to conceptualize, design, and create compelling graphics, demonstrative exhibits, and electronic presentations for use in trials, hearings, arbitrations, mediations, and other proceedings. Often, Mr. Bartholomew's work is tested and refined through focus groups, mock trials, and other jury research. His work ranges from static exhibit boards to interactive electronic presentations, animations, and 3-D models. A consistent thread throughout all of his work is the focus on effectively communicating complex information in a manner that is both comprehensible and compelling.
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Getting the Deal Done: Part III

by: Amit Patel, Jury Consultant As attorneys, we devote much our time to the substance of our arguments for persuasive presentation to opposing counsel, mediators, judges, and jurors. This is rightfully so as we persuade with facts. However, in this COVID era, many courts either remain closed or if open, are seriously backlogged with cases. … more »

The COVID Effect Part 2: Measuring the Impact on Juror Perspectives

By Dennis Devine, Dennis Stolle, Trisha Volpe, & Hillary Abraham Jury trials are starting up again—but the world has changed. ThemeVision recently conducted a national survey of 532 U.S. adults to assess the impact of COVID and other 2020 events on civil juries. We previously reported that about half the people we surveyed said they … more »

Stolle on Jury Trial Decline

Video Series for Litigation Professionals New data reveals meaningful differences of opinion between lawyers and judges about jury trials. Many lawyers and judges have lamented the decline of jury trials over time. But, nobody has really answered the question of exactly why it’s happening. New survey data shows lawyers and judges don’t necessarily agree on … more »

Jury Trial in the Time of COVID

What does a jury trial in the time of COVID look like? Most courts have put jury trials on hold, but not all courts. Are you ready for your in-person or virtual trial or some combination of both? For this video ThemeVision Vice President Trisha Volpe teams up with Adam Bloomberg of Litigation Insights. They share their recent experience working together at a trial in King County Washington – and weigh in on how understanding technology and preparing for every scenario are key to a seamless trial experience during the COVID pandemic.

Demonstratives: Digital Graphic Overlays

Digital Graphic Overlays are layered materials designed for presentation on top of or in front of, another image/object. These overlay graphics are usually a set of image layers and often include transparency or opacity.

Demonstratives: Summary Evidence

Presenting a mountain of numbers and documents in evidence to judges and juries is often an overwhelming task.
Because the average juror is more likely to remember what they see rather than what they hear, it is helpful to incorporate visual depictions of summary evidence whenever possible.

Demonstratives: Construction Graphics

Construction litigation often involves complex facts relating to the details of large-scale building projects.  Judges and jurors who lack a technical background in construction often struggle to visualize the designs and processes at issue.

Demonstratives: Enlargement Graphic

July 2020 Demonstratives: Enlargement Graphic An enlargement is a graphic that shows a view of something as an enhanced rendering, often upscaling the portion of interest. In this manner, minute details can be more easily discerned, while still preserving the larger overall context.ThemeVision routinely works with clients to develop enlargements that help accurately focus attention … more »

Demonstratives: Demographic Maps

Maps are important visuals for analysis and essential in making decisions on many levels. Contact ThemeVision if you need specialized maps to support your persuasive point

ThemeVision Sponsors North Central Region Trial Academy

September 11-13, 2014, ThemeVision served as a sponsor of the 2014 North Central Region Trial Academy held in Merrillville, Indiana, which was co-hosted by the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana. ThemeVision’s graphic artist, Dave Bartholomew, attended and took part in the mock trial presentations.

ThemeVision Sponsors DRI Toxic Tort & Environmental Law Seminar

On February 20-21, 2014, ThemeVision served as a sponsor of the DRI Toxic Tort & Environmental Law Seminar that was held in New Orleans, LA. The seminar was attended by ThemeVision consultant, Christina Studebaker. This is the second year in a row that ThemeVision has sponsored the DRI Toxic Tort seminar.

Creating effective courtroom graphics.

Bartholomew, D. & Stolle, D. P. (November 2013). Creating effective courtroom graphics. Invited lecture to Media Arts & Science Program at Indiana University School of Informatics, Indianapolis, Indiana.

ThemeVision Sponsors Indianapolis Bar Association Diversity Job Fair for Law Students

On August 8, 2013, ThemeVision served as a sponsor of the Indianapolis Bar Association Diversity Job Fair. The keynote luncheon was attended by ThemeVision consultants, David Bartholomew, Christina Studebaker, Dennis Stolle, and their guest, Barnes & Thornburg partner, Karoline Jackson.  The job fair attracted more than 70 students who interviewed with 28 employers.

Flash animations in the courtroom.

Bartholomew, D. C. & Stolle, D. P. (March 2010). Flash animations in the courtroom. Invited lecture at the Media Arts & Science Program of Indiana University’s School of Informatics, Indianapolis, Indiana.

ThemeVision’s Artist Tapped in Redesign of Governor’s Motorsports Web site

David Bartholomew, Graphic Artist for ThemeVision LLC, was part of a team selected to redesign Governor Mitch Daniels’ Indiana Motorsports Web site. The team was selected from outstanding students nominated by faculty at IUPUI. The selected group, from The Computer Graphics Technology Department, was assigned to analyze and re-tool the website: www.indianamotorsports.govThe project, a collaboration … more »

ThemeVision LLC Adds Graphic Artist as Resource to Clients in its Jury Research and Trial Consulting Practice

We are happy to announce the addition of David Bartholomew as ThemeVision LLC’s new graphic artist. David is primarily responsible for developing demonstrative exhibits, animations and electronic presentations for trials, hearings, arbitrations, and mediations as part of the services ThemeVision offers to its clients.David brings more than 11 years of graphic arts experience to the … more »

Get to know the team

Dennis P. Stolle, JD, PhD

Trisha Volpe, JD

Amit Patel, JD, MA

Dennis J. Devine, PhD, MJ

Hillary C. Abraham, MS