About Us

Mind Matters is a Seattle-based jury consulting firm.

Because we know how jurors think, our consultants will help you shape your most persuasive case story, select the best possible jury, analyze your case through mock trial focus groups, help your witnesses effectively communicate their messages, and more. Since 2007, we have specialized in understanding a very unique but diverse group of audiences: potential jurors in the Seattle & Portland areas.

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A trial strategy that works in one venue can easily fail in another.

Based upon your venue, Mind Matters can help you craft a winning persuasion strategy and usher it through jury selection toward the case’s resolution.

Wherever your jurisdiction, we work behind the scenes and in the courtroom with litigators, trial teams and key witnesses. Our expert jury research analysis helps legal teams understand how jurors think so they can shape the case story in a way that jurors will understand and accept.

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As a full-service trial consulting firm, Mind Matters offers a wide range of services tailored to meet each client’s specific needs and budget.

Some of our services are subtle, akin to spotting and repairing hairline cracks before they can seriously damage your case. Minor adjustments to a witness’s word choice or delivery tone can help an argument better land with the jury. If a witness is nervous, we can find the root of their anxiety and help them testify to the best of his or her ability.

Our larger-scale services include testing case arguments before a mock jury, providing counsel and strategy throughout jury selection, or managing a shadow jury to provide real-time feedback throughout a trial.

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Our Clients

Mind Matters works with top litigation law firms and insurance companies, and a majority of our business comes from repeat clients and word of mouth referrals. We will be happy to provide references.

We have assisted trial teams in civil matters throughout the Pacific Northwest, including the following counties:

  • Western Washington: King (Seattle), Whatcom (Bellingham), Kitsap (Bremerton/Port Orchard), Snohomish (Everett), Pierce (Tacoma), Thurston (Olympia), Clark (Vancouver), Clallam (Port Angeles)
  • Central and Eastern Washington: Yakima and Spokane; Benton, Franklin and Walla Walla (Tri-Cities)
  • Oregon: Multnomah (Portland), Lane (Eugene), Coos (Coos Bay)
  • Montana: Missoula
"Over the past few years I have had several opportunities to work with Andrea and George. Most of this contact has been in the context of Jury Focus Groups and witness preparation for trial and depositions. Without exception I have found them to be consummate professionals, with skill sets that complement each other very effectively. Their expertise always brings a very high level of focus and analysis, and is an invaluable tool in evaluating cases and developing themes for presentation to juries."MARK WAGNERPartner, Hart Wagner, LLC

Our Cases

Over the past 20 years, our consultants have worked on thousands of cases across the United States on virtually every type of legal matter including:

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury & Wrongful Death
  • Corporate Espionage
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Product Liability
  • Intellectual Property
  • Environmental and Toxic Torts
  • Workplace Injury
  • Employment Issues
  • Discrimination of Gender, Race and Age
  • Nursing Home Litigation
  • Contract Law
  • Family Law
  • Maritime Litigation
  • Accounting Fraud and Securities Litigation
  • Criminal Prosecution and Defense

Our Team

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Dr. Andrea Blount Hunter

Principal / Senior Consultant

Specializes in case strategy, focus group/mock trial research, witness preparation, and post-trial juror interviews

Not long after receiving her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Kentucky in 2001, Dr. Andrea Blount Hunter started connecting the art and science of psychological insight to the litigation arena. As a therapist, she helped patients better understand themselves, their life experiences, and to create their best life possible. As a jury consultant, she helps litigators persuade jurors and witnesses communicate their truth.

Andrea’s background gives her a unique perspective into the jury decision-making process. She is skilled at identifying the emotional and personal connections of a case and translating that knowledge into juror-sensitive trial strategies. Often, this involves understanding in-depth, complex medicine, product liability, or intellectual property case details and boiling them down to a story that resonates with the jury. Andrea is also a member of the American Society of Trial Consultants.

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Dr. George Hunter

Principal / Senior Consultant

Specializes in jury selection, case strategy development, data analysis, witness preparation, trial observations/shadow juries, and post-trial juror interviews

Dr. George Hunter specializes in the interaction between psychology and the law. While many psychologists gravitate to trial consultation later in their careers, George sought it out from the beginning; he studied under one of the founders in the field, Lawrence Wrightsman, Ph.D., at the University of Kansas.

George’s practice mixes his expertise in social psychology and game theory to understand how people interact with one another and to predict their future behavior. He has extensive experience designing, conducting, and analyzing results from pre-trial jury research projects. George’s particular strength lies in his ability to develop high-risk juror profiles and use that information strategically during in-court jury selection.

Call or email Mind Matters today

for a free initial case consultation to discuss how we might work
together on your next jury selection.


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