JD, summa cum laude, William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul

Bachelor of Journalism, Highest Honors, Carleton University, Ottawa

Litigation Partner, Barnes & Thornburg, Minneapolis

Emmy award-winning former journalist

Committee chair, Minnesota Women Lawyers

Member, International Association of Defense Counsel

Member, American Psychology and Law Society

Member, American Society of Trial Consultants

Member, National Association of Women Lawyers

Member, Twin Cities Diversity in Practice

Member, American Bar Association - Litigation Section

Association, Women’s Business Development Center

Former member, National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences

Former Committee member, Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services

Former adjunct faculty member, Expert Witness Training Academy, William Mitchell College of Law

Trisha Volpe, JD

President, Minneapolis
612-367-8712 | volpe@themevision.com
Trisha Volpe leads ThemeVision’s team of psychologists, data scientists, legal communication strategists and graphic artists to help clients achieve their business objectives through strategic litigation consulting. Trisha is a national trial strategist who navigates clients through the jury-decision making process, focusing on data-driven jury research and strategic trial communication in high stakes litigation and other adversarial settings.
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Alerts and Updates

Strategizing for Trial – Post-Pandemic

Telling your client’s story at trial in a compelling and persuasive way is what trial lawyers do. While the pandemic has delayed most jury trials, the courts are opening up and many trials have moved forward in the last year, some virtually and some with a virtual/in-person twist. How can you still be effective and engage with the jury when trial doesn’t look like it used to? In this ThemeVision Focus video, watch Trisha Volpe’s interview with top Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP trial attorney Nancy Erfle who conducted a recent jury selection via Zoom and was part of the team trying the case in person. Here’s her perspective on trial storytelling during the pandemic and whether some aspect of the virtual trial is here to stay.

Trial Storytelling During COVID 2

Telling your client’s story at trial in a compelling and persuasive way is what trial lawyers do. While the pandemic has delayed most jury trials, the courts are opening up and many trials have moved forward in the last year, some virtually and some with a virtual/in-person twist. How can you still be effective and engage with the jury when trial doesn’t look like it used to? In this ThemeVision Focus video, watch Trisha Volpe’s interview with top Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP trial attorney Nancy Erfle who conducted a recent jury selection via Zoom and was part of the team trying the case in person. Here’s her perspective on trial storytelling during the pandemic and whether some aspect of the virtual trial is here to stay.

Ten Tips for Litigators on Working with a Graphic Artist

Today’s litigators recognize the importance of using good visuals to help tell their client’s story. Appreciating and harnessing the power of effective storytelling at trial can have an impact on the outcome. Visual storytelling, with graphics or demonstratives, can help trial lawyers deliver their client’s story in a more compelling and persuasive way, helping judges and jurors better understand the evidence.

‘War Room’ Safety – Staying safe in your team work space at trial during the COVID pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has moved much of the business of courts around the country online. Some courts are continuing to delay and even shut down jury trials completely. Here are a couple of recent examples noted by my ThemeVision colleague Dennis Stolle. https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6733824625433751552/ https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6733067875273240576/ https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6735555771460849664/ But trials – in-person trials or some combination of virtual … more »

Jury Selection and Trial by Zoom

This new platform is demanding lawyers develop new performance and advocacy skills. In our latest ThemeVision Focus video – check out this interview with Amy M. Stewart who represented a party in one of the country’s first Zoom trials during the pandemic. Learn more about her experience and the potential for video conference trials to … more »

Confident Communication Part 4:

Asking questions is an important part of being a lawyer no matter what your practice area. Asking GOOD questions can sometimes be a challenge. What if you’re at trial? Or speaking with a client? Learn more about the strategy behind good questions in this ThemeVision Focus video.

Confident Communication: Part 3:

Sometimes a few simple tools and tricks can make all the difference in your video conference calls. How can you point to important sections in documents or review documents more efficiently during a video conference? What about good lighting? These are all important questions as we try to balance presenting our best selves as lawyers … more »

Taking it Online: Jury Research in the Age of COVID-19

Preparing for trial during a pandemic: ThemeVision is here to help you develop winning case strategies – remotely. COVID-19 has put some cases and trials on hold, but that means now is the time to get ready for the rush when court calendars are back on track. ThemeVision is a full service litigation consulting firm now offering all of our services via video conference. Learn what mock jurors think about your case, develop case themes and trial communication strategies or prepare your witnesses to testify – all remotely. Read this article to learn more about our remote consulting services to help you gain insight about your case and continue to prepare for trial, mediation or any dispute.

Confident Communication Part 2:

Strategic communication is as critical to building your law practice as drafting a legal document. Being confident in what you say and how you say it can improve your credibility and even your business potential. In the age of the non-stop video conference are you ready to communicate confidently and strategically? Here’s more ThemeVision LLC … more »

Get to know the team

Dennis P. Stolle, JD, PhD

Ken Broda Bahm, PhD

David C. Bartholomew

Dennis J. Devine, PhD, MJ

Hillary C. Abraham, MS

Courtney Tharp, CRP