Rich Matthews

Richard Matthews, J.D., is a seasoned legal professional with over two decades of experience in trial consulting and a robust background in insurance defense law. As a member of the California Bar, his expertise encompasses a wide range of litigation support services including issue analysis, theme and framing strategy, focus group research, communication and presentation strategy, story development, voir dire, juror selection, courtroom presentation skills, mediation consulting, and post-verdict juror research.

Matthews is the founder of Juryology, a platform dedicated to providing resources for lawyers and others involved in litigation decision-making. He has been active in providing commentary on major jury trials on national television and in major publications, showcasing his depth of knowledge in juror analysis and courtroom strategy.

His professional journey in the legal field began as an Attorney at Kornblum, Ferry & Frye and then at Sarrail, Lynch & Hall, specializing in "bad faith" insurance defense. Before embarking on his legal career, Matthews earned a J.D. from the University of Oregon, where he was actively involved in the Moot Court Board and Mock Trial Team, indicating his early aptitude for courtroom advocacy. He also holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Washington. Since January 2000, Matthews has been dedicated to his role as a Trial Consultant at Juryology, assisting attorneys in refining their case strategies and achieving optimal outcomes in various legal proceedings.

Rich Matthews

The Difference Between an Expert and an Expert Witness

A nearly universal mistake that litigators make is saying – and therefore thinking – the word “expert” and not “expert witness.” among ourselves. To colleagues or opponents. To the consultants and expert witnesses we hire or to judges. And worst of all, to jurors. It seems like a harmless shorthand. It is not. Why is

Posted on July 14, 2014 in News & Working with Experts

Expert Witness Testimony: Some Science and Some Art to Increase Your Value to Your Client

You’re an expert witness who wants to add the greatest possible value to your side. (Or you might be the attorney who wants to get the most juror persuasion out of your expert.) You came to the right place. Jurors taste expert witnesses in three flavors: the Benevolent Educator, the Hired Gun, or the Superfluous

Posted on October 23, 2014 in News & Working with Experts