PhD, Social Psychology, Northwestern University

Master of Legal Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

BS, Psychology, summa cum laude, Wright State University

Editorial Board, Law & Human Behavior (2005-2018)

Executive Committee, American Psychology - Law Society (2003-2011)

Member, American Psychological Association

Christina A. Studebaker, PhD, MLS

Consultant, Indianapolis
Dr. Christina Studebaker has been a trial consultant with ThemeVision since 2005. An accomplished social psychologist, Christina is nationally recognized for her work on the impact of pretrial publicity on juror decision-making and change of venue.

A skilled trial consultant who moves effortlessly from jury research and jury selection to theme development and witness prep, Christina applies her deep understanding of cognitive science and group decision making to the challenges you face as a trial team.

Applying insights from empirical data, Christina helps trial teams make better decisions about how to structure and present their cases and how to work with witnesses.
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Alerts and Updates

The modern appellate brief.

Studebaker, C. A., & Jefferson, P. (December 2012). The modern appellate brief. Barnes & Thornburg 13th Annual Appellate Practice Update. Indianapolis, Indiana.

Tales of success as an early career professional

Studebaker, C. (March 2010). How I survived my first years: Tales of success as an early career professional. Workshop presentation at 2010 American Psychology-Law Society Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Picking and persuading your next jury.

Studebaker, C. (November 2009). Picking and persuading your next jury. Presentation at the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana 16th Annual Conference, Bloomington, Indiana.

ThemeVision Trial Consultant Speaks at 16th Annual DTCI Conference

On November 19, 2009, Dr. Christina Studebaker spoke at the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana’s 16th Annual Conference. Dr. Studebaker’s presentation, titled Picking and Persuading Your Next Jury, focused on voir dire procedures, jury selection techniques, and the use of a theme-oriented approach to presenting a case at trial.

Dr. Christina Studebaker, ThemeVision Consultant, Speaks About Witness Preparation

December 5, 2014, Dr. Christina Studebaker presented a talk titled “The Art of Witness Preparation: Preparing the Expert and Lay Witness” as part of an ICLEF Construction Accident Litigation seminar in Indianapolis. Dr. Studebaker discussed the effect of stress on performance, the use of witness preparation checklists, identifying and discussing witness fears, and special issues … more »

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.

The modern appellate brief.

Studebaker, C. A., & Jefferson, P. (December 2012). The modern appellate brief. Barnes & Thornburg 13th Annual Appellate Practice Update. Indianapolis, Indiana.

ThemeVision Consultants Speak at Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana Annual Conference

On November 15, 2012, Christina Studebaker served as an expert commentator in the Trial Tactics session of the DTCI Annual Conference. Dr. Studebaker provided analysis and feedback on attorneys’ mock direct and cross examinations of expert witnesses. The following day, Dennis Stolle presented a plenary session on jury selection, titled “Voir Dire and Jury Selection: … more »

Tales of success as an early career professional

Studebaker, C. (March 2010). How I survived my first years: Tales of success as an early career professional. Workshop presentation at 2010 American Psychology-Law Society Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia.

ThemeVision Trial Consultant Speaks at 16th Annual DTCI Conference

On November 19, 2009, Dr. Christina Studebaker spoke at the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana’s 16th Annual Conference. Dr. Studebaker’s presentation, titled Picking and Persuading Your Next Jury, focused on voir dire procedures, jury selection techniques, and the use of a theme-oriented approach to presenting a case at trial.

Picking and persuading your next jury.

Studebaker, C. (November 2009). Picking and persuading your next jury. Presentation at the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana 16th Annual Conference, Bloomington, Indiana.

ThemeVision Trial Consultant Speaks at ICLEF Seminar on Witness Preparation

On October 7, 2009, Dr. Christina Studebaker spoke at the Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum seminar, The Art of Witness Preparation: Preparing the Expert and Lay Witness, which was held in Indianapolis, Indiana. Dr. Studebaker’s presentation, titled How Juries React to the Lay and Expert Witness, reviewed factors on which jurors evaluate witnesses and the … more »

The art of witness preparation.

Studebaker, C. (October 2009). The art of witness preparation: Preparing the expert and lay witness. Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum seminar, conducted in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Get to know the team

Dennis P. Stolle, JD, PhD

Trisha Volpe, JD

Amit Patel, JD, MA

Keith Slyter

David C. Bartholomew

Dennis J. Devine, PhD, MJ