katieResearch Manager


Katie successfully manages all aspects of The Focal Point’s jury research, including mock trials, focus groups, shadow juries, and community attitude surveys. Katie has been on site for over 60 mock trials and focus groups, ensuring the projects run smoothly from beginning to end and taking special care to recruit representative samples of mock jurors.

 Along with jury research, Katie assists with voir dire and jury selections, as well as the creation and evaluation of supplemental juror questionnaires. Katie also develops detailed venue analyses for trial venues all over the country. She joined The Focal Point in 2010, bringing her experience as a seasoned legal assistant and event planner to the team. Originally from the Lone Star State, Katie graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a BA in Government and minor in Spanish.

“Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.”
–William Faulkner