Eliza Shepherd

Founder & Partner

Ph: (303) 919-5440|


Eliza Shepherd assists attorneys on all phases of litigation, providing consulting services from discovery to post-verdict phase of trial. She has been studying juror-decision making for over a decade. Ms. Shepherd specializes in focus groups, mock trials, jury selection, and case strategy. She has worked in venues nationwide and is based out of our Denver office.

Ms. Shepherd’s background in nonverbal communication and social psychology contributes to her expertise in advising clients on effective case strategy and communication techniques. Ms. Shepherd has extensive experience working on product liability, personal injury, premises liability,contract, intellectual property,employment, environmental, wrongful death, commercial and antitrust cases for a variety of industries including automotive, trucking, insurance, pharmaceutical, medical device, oil & gas and energy. Her expertise includes working on a number of serial, multi-district matters such as the Average Wholesale Price (AWP) litigation for Novartis and Sandoz and the Avandia litigation for GSK.Some of the recent clients whom she has assisted in getting notable verdicts include General Electric (GE) in an insurance matter in New Mexico, Stryker in a patent case in Michigan, and AIG on two product liability cases in Chicago.

Work History

Livingston & Shepherd Trial Consulting, LLC
Denver, CO
Founding Partner
November 2015 – Present

New York, NY
Jury Consultant
April 2015 – November 2015

Zagnoli McEvoy Foley, LLC
Chicago, IL
Litigation Consultant
2007 – 2015


Colgate University – Hamilton, NY
B.A. in Psychology


American Society of Trial Consultants (ASTC)

American Psychology and Law Society (APLS)

Defense Research Institute (DRI)

Selected Publications and Speaking Engagements

“Considering Contingency Fees in Jury Deliberations,” Law 360

“What Does a Juror’s Generation Mean to Trial Consultants,” The Jury Expert

“Markman Hearings – Beyond PowerPoint,” ABA’s Intellectual Property Litigation

Presenter,“What Matters to Your Decision-Makers? Part 1: Mock Closing Arguments and Part 2: Mock Juror Feedback on Closing Arguments,” Institute for Energy Law and the ABA: 9th Annual Energy Litigation Conference, Houston, TX

Presenter,“Voir Dire and Jury Selection Workshop for the Housing Eviction Defense Group,” Chicago, IL