Juror B37 has spoken with Anderson Cooper about acquitting George Zimmerman of the murder of Trayvon Martin, and popular backlash has been severe. We look into criminal juries with jury consultant Kathy Kellermann and analyze B37’s interview and the fallout as the country continues to focus on the verdict, what it means for the law and society in America on this Crime Time with guest host, defense attorney Mike Cavalluzzi.
Dr. Kathy Kellermann, founder and President of ComCon, is an expert in communication and persuasive strategies with a rare combination of storytelling insight and quantitative expertise. For over 17 years, Dr. Kellermann has consulted on cases throughout the country and in the Southern California area where she resides. Dr. Kellermann works on all types of cases, particularly relishing cases involving complex scientific testimony. Dr. Kellermann is an expert in toxic torts (especially asbestos, mold, silica, and benzene), construction defects, environmental cases, civil rights,criminal defense (especially death penalty, insanity, violent offenses, sexual assaults, and white collar crimes), insurance (especially coverage and bad faith), employment (especially discrimination and wrongful termination), personal injury (especially wrongful death and product liability), contracts, and shareholder disputes. Dr. Kellermann is familiar with and knows how to adapt case arguments to the most difficult venues in the country. Recently, Dr. Kellermann helped defendants win critical “bet-the-company” cases in California and Texas; federal civil rights plaintiffs win the single largest awards ever against Los Angeles County and Bell Garden Sheriff Departments; and criminal defendants win insanity, murder and white collar crime cases. Dr. Kellermann has special expertise in mock trials, focus groups, case analysis, trial strategy, jury selection, witness preparation, attitude surveys and developing persuasive strategies and trial themes for openings, closings and witness examinations. Judicial observation is a service Dr. Kellermann uniquely offers trial teams.