IMS Consulting & Expert Services Acquires Nationally Recognized Jury Consulting Firm Litigation Insights


PENSACOLA, FLA | IMS, the award-winning consultative trial and expert services firm, announced today that it has acquired nationally recognized jury consulting and visual communication firm Litigation Insights. Clients will benefit from the firms’ combined scale and increased depth and leadership in jury consulting, trial graphics, and presentation strategy.

IMS is the only fully integrated trial services team that delivers the essential tools trial lawyers need for an optimal outcome. Together with Litigation Insights, the firm offers clients expanded access to top talent and best-in-industry support through every phase of litigation, including trial persuasion strategy, expert witness selection and preparation, jury consulting, trial graphics, and trial presentation for remote and in-person needs.

“We are two strong firms, each with more than thirty years’ experience, united by a shared commitment to delivering excellent service and reliable results,” said IMS CEO and former litigator James Crane. “Together, we will build upon our complementary strengths and common values to build a strong foundation for the future and solidify our integrated team as the leading provider of trial services for high-stakes litigation.”

Litigation Insights brings twenty-one experienced team members, jury consultants, and experts in trial graphics and presentation, strengthening the combined firms’ coast-to-coast network, which includes Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York, Oakland, and Pensacola. In addition, Litigation Insights’ strong client relationships further diversify IMS’ overall clientele to include corporations and a range of Am Law and boutique firms.

“This is a powerful combination of culturally consistent, top-performing trial services professionals,” Litigation Insights CEO Merrie Jo Pitera, Ph.D., said. “We are each extremely loyal to our clients and take pride in positioning them to succeed in all areas of their litigation lifecycle. Together, we will build on our strong respective legacies to cultivate a deeper bench of talent for our clients and richer development opportunities for our team.”

About IMS Consulting & Expert Services

IMS Consulting & Expert Services delivers consultative trial and expert services for the most influential global firms. For nearly thirty years, the company has been dedicated to helping clients tell clear and persuasive stories that educate jurors and decision-makers. IMS started in 1992 by connecting highly credentialed, experienced professionals with attorneys looking for subject matter experts to serve as witnesses in litigation and consulting projects. Through more than 20,000 cases and well over 1,000 trials, clients have trusted IMS to equip them with the perspective and tools they need to help their clients succeed. With offices in Dallas, New York, Oakland, and Pensacola, the company provides persuasion strategy, expert witness, jury consulting, trial graphics, and trial presentation services. IMS has been recognized as an industry leader by several influential publications, receiving nine consecutive rankings on the Inc. 5000 list, recognition in ten categories of The National Law Journal’s “Best of 2021” awards, and recognition in the National Law Review’s prestigious “Go-To Thought Leader” awards for three consecutive years. More at

About Litigation Insights

Founded in Kansas City in 1994, Litigation Insights has evolved into a full-service, nationally recognized leader in the trial-consulting and visual-communication fields, providing everything from mock trials, witness preparation, and jury selection services to trial graphics and courtroom technology. The firm has offices in Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Kansas City, Los Angeles, and Minneapolis, and has assisted clients across hundreds of jurisdictions and every state in the nation. More at

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