Having practiced in the field of trial consulting for two decades, Beth Devlin is a seasoned trial consultant who possesses a wealth of knowledge about jury psychology and jury persuasion. Beth’s case experience spans more than forty states in both state and federal venues. She has studied jury behavior and the jury decision-making process in hundreds of complex criminal and civil cases in various areas including antitrust, product liability, intellectual property and trade secrets, commercial contracts, employment, toxic tort, securities and accounting fraud, Medicaid fraud and insurance bad faith. Her experience includes jury and bench trials as well as mediation and arbitration. Over the years, she has interviewed thousands of jurors and dozens of judges and has developed a professional intuition that allows her to help her clients understand how jurors and judges will think about and react to even the most challenging aspects of their cases.
In her practice, Beth has helped her clients develop thematic core messages and prepare effective, practical, and persuasive case strategies for trial. She routinely works with fact and expert witnesses to help them communicate effectively and persuasively to jurors, judges, arbitrators and mediators. She also assists her clients with voir dire strategy, juror profiling, and jury selection.
Beth graduated from Boston University cum laude and With Distinction, concentrating in psychology and statistics. She then earned a master’s degree in forensic psychology from The University of North Dakota. This unique graduate program is one of the few in the nation that intersects the two fields of psychology and the law. As a graduate student, Beth specialized in the study of jury psychology and human behavior.
Beth has delivered CLE presentations and presented papers at professional conferences such as the Eastern Psychological Association. She has participated in pro bono projects with the Boston Bar Association and offers pro bono consultation on select cases.
Beth is based in Providence, Rhode Island and has lived in New England for most of her life. She is a loyal Boston Red Sox fan and an avid sailor, road cyclist and competitive high-power rifle marksman. She has applied her knowledge and experience from these recreational interests to multiple cases including cycling accident cases.
To learn more about Beth’s background, skills, and consulting practice, visit her LinkedIn page.