Hot Seat Operator

20+ years of litigation support and case management

Member of the American Society of Trial Consultants

Certified Ipro Trial Director Expert & Trainer

Powerpoint Trainer

Frequent CLE speaker on the effective use of technology

Certified paralegal since 1992

Keith Slyter

Consultant, Dallas
214-258-4142 | slyter@themevision.com
Keith Slyter is a trial consultant who aids trial teams expertly present their cases to judges, juries, and arbiters. In his “hot seat” role, his presentation technology skills have been demonstrated nationwide in over 500 trials in both state and federal courts. The breadth and depth of Mr. Slyter’s courtroom experience brings “fresh eyes” to each case and provides clients with a real life, in the trenches, perspective of how themes and story lines play out in front of jurors.

His extensive litigation experience comes from proactively working and managing hundreds of high-profile cases. He has logged thousands of hour preparing for and supporting arbitrations, hearings, mediations, mock trial and trials. Mr. Slyter works out of Dallas and is especially familiar with the Texas court and trial system.
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Alerts and Updates

Demonstratives: Theme Maps

Maps are important for aiding understanding. However, the amount of unnecessary information on a typical map can be overwhelming and actually distract from making a simple point. Our thematic maps boil a typical map down to only the information that matters for your purpose. By removing unnecessary detail, we can focus the decision maker in … more »

PFAS And Public Opinion: Understanding The Gender Divide

February 28, 2020, 4:51 PM EST VIEW PDF VERSION Dr. Dennis Stolle and Jeffery Longworth, co-authored article, PFAS And Public Opinion: Understanding The Gender Divide. The article on PFAS and public opinion research findings was published in the February 28, 2020, Law360 and can be found at: https://www.law360.com/productliability/articles/1248388/pfas-and-public-opinion-understanding-the-gender-divide

Demonstratives: Enhanced Patent Drawings

November 2019 Demonstratives: Enhanced Patent Drawings Recently, ThemeVision was asked to help show technologies described in patent language. The original patent drawings were not sufficiently able to show the directions of air currents circulating through the device. The language of the patent accurately described this pathway, but without an enhanced visualization, the description was unclear … more »

Can You Ever Know Too Much About Prospective Jurors? Cognitive Science Says “Yes”

Trial lawyers often must make inferences about prospective jurors based on precious little information. Courts’ standard juror questionnaires typically include only a few questions. Courts seldom allow parties to use longer, supplemental juror questionnaires that can provide more useful information. Time allocated to questioning prospective jurors in court is limited, and many federal judges no longer allow attorney-conducted voir dire. Some prospective jurors may even skate through the voir dire process without ever saying a word.

Presentations: Animated Tutorials

A ThemeVision graphic tutorial can be instrumental in making a real impact on the decision maker’s understanding of the issues in complex cases.

Demonstratives: Tutorials

January 2020 Demonstratives: Tutorials ThemeVision helps simplify complicated information. We can create compelling tutorials that break down intricate subject matter into more easily understood “chunks.” For example, this tutorial conveyed how differences in different agencies’ processing dates would result in delays. A ThemeVision graphics tutorial can be instrumental for the decision maker’s understanding of the … more »

Trial Presentation

November 2019 Trial Presentation: ThemeVision has TrialDirector® certified consultants to help you professionally present your case during a trial, hearing or mediation.TrialDirector is a leading trial presentation software for organizing and presenting case documents and videos in court.David Bartholomew, ThemeVision’s graphics and presentation consultant, said “TrialDirector certification is a great addition to ThemeVision’s graphics and … more »

Demonstratives: Incident Scene Graphics

October 2019 Demonstratives: Incident Scene Graphics ThemeVision is often called upon to help trial teams show the scene of an incident. Photos are often useful for this purpose, but in many cases photos aren’t available or don’t portray the entire picture. For example, this incident occurred on multiple floors with walls and other barriers making … more »

Demonstratives: Timelines

September 2019 Demonstratives: Timelines Use timelines to communicate trial themes In a recent case, ThemeVision helped by creating a thematic timeline where non-compete agreements in a medical practice partnership were at issue. ThemeVision’s timeline not only provided a chronology of events, but also wove together numerous documents to visually and thematically tell the story of … more »

Demonstratives: Maps

If your case involves locations, distances or boundaries, then a map is an easy yet effective way to signal to your audience that these details are important.

Demonstratives: Cutaway Illustration

A cutaway is a graphic in which surface elements are selectively removed, making internal features visible, while maintaining the overall context of the item.

Evidence: Pullouts

A Pullout is a graphic that “pulls” important information or text from documents in evidence. These may also be known as Document Callouts.

Demonstratives: Schematic Graphics

A Schematic is a visualization of information in simplified or symbolic form that can help jurors understand complex processes. ThemeVision has found schematics to be an important communication tool in a wide variety of case types and whether the audience is a judge or a jury.

The Importance Of Graphics In Commercial Litigation

Amit Patel and David Bartholomew co-authored the article, “The Importance of Graphics in Commercial Litigation,” to explore four specific recommendations on how to effectively utilize graphics in high-stakes commercial litigation matters.

Get to know the team

Dennis P. Stolle, JD, PhD

Trisha Volpe, JD

Amit Patel, JD, MA

David C. Bartholomew

Dennis J. Devine, PhD, MJ