DDI professionals all have advanced degrees in psychology and are highly trained trial consultants who excel in research design, data analysis, witness preparation, jury selection, and trial consulting.
Dan Gallipeau, Ph.D.
Dr. Dan Gallipeau is co-founder and President of Dispute Dynamics, Inc. For over 22 years, he has assisted in the formulation, implementation and communication of effective case themes and strategies. In addition to jury trials, Dr. Gallipeau has assisted clients with bench trials, mediations, and arbitrations. Dr. Gallipeau has worked on over 600 cases throughout the country in the areas of Antitrust, Civil Rights, Contract, Defamation, Employment, Insurance coverage and bad faith, Intellectual Property, Lender Liability, Product Liability, Professional Malpractice, Securities, and Toxic Torts.
Dr. Gallipeau has lectured in Japan, Canada, and throughout the United States on litigation programs sponsored by such organizations as the American Bar Association sections on Intellectual Property, Labor and Employment, and Antitrust; American Intellectual Property Law Association; Practicing Law Institute, National Employment Law Institute; American Employment Law Council, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; Defense Research Institute, The Center for American and International Law, Journal Interworld, numerous state and local bar associations, law firms and corporations.
He has been interviewed by or written articles on litigation for the Wall Street Journal, Miami Herald, American Bar Association's Patent, Trademark and Copyright Newsletter; Best's Review, Computer Law Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, Good Morning America, NHK TV (Japan), France 2, TalkNews Television, California Litigation, Litigation Magazine, International Legal Strategies Magazine, Nikkei Weekly, Asahi Shimbun, Kaigai Chuzai, Themis; Antitrust Magazine; Antitrust Journal; BNA Employment Newsletter, Employment Alert, California Labor and Employment Bulletin, University of Texas Review of Litigation, Verdicts & Settlements, American Lawyer, Phoenix Business Journal, Mississippi Lawyer, Inside Employee Rights Litigation, Reason & Risk, Employment Law Strategist and New York Litigator.
He earned his Honor's Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from McMaster University in Canada, his Master of Arts in Psychology and his Doctorate in Quantitative Psychology from the University of Southern California.
Barbara S. Swain, J.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Swain is Co-founder, Vice President and Managing Director of Dispute Dynamics, Inc. She has been a trial consultant since 1988. Dr. Swain has consulted, performed research, and selected juries in hundreds of federal and state venues throughout the United States, and in Puerto Rico. Dr. Swain has been involved in over 800 cases in areas which include Antitrust, Consumer Class Action, Contract, Employment, Environmental, Fraud, Intellectual Property, Personal Injury, Products Liability, Professional Malpractice, Qui Tam, RICO, Securities, Trade Secrets, and Toxic Torts.
Dr. Swain's extensive experience includes case evaluation and consultation, jury research, trial strategy assessment, thematic development, venue analysis, witness evaluation and preparation, jury selection, trial monitoring, and post trial juror interviews. Additionally, she has provided assistance with preparation for bench trials, arbitrations, mediations, and administrative hearings. Dr. Swain has managed trial consulting teams in numerous high profile, complex cases. She has worked for and against many of the best trial lawyers in the United States.
Dr. Swain has written about and has given educational seminars on a wide variety of topics, including jury selection, opening statements, experts, witness preparation, damage presentations, direct and cross-examination techniques, jury psychology, and research methodology. She has spoken at various ABA Annual Meetings for the Antitrust and Labor & Employment Sections, The Antitrust Annual Spring Meeting, California State Bar Annual Golden State Antitrust and Trade Regulation Law Institute, California CPA Society Litigation Advanced Forum, Association of Southern California Defense Counsel Annual Seminar, The DRI Annual Meeting, numerous State Bar functions, and various Inns of Court. Additionally, she has spoken at seminars sponsored by law firms and clients. Dr. Swain has authored a book chapter concerning how jurors perceive econometricians, and how econometricians can increase the effectiveness of their testimony.
Dr. Swain attended a joint graduate program in law and psychology, receiving her Juris Doctor from Villanova Law School and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Hahnemann University in Philadelphia, PA. Her dissertation work focused on juror decision making in complex litigation.
Dr. Huntley Taylor has worked on behalf of her clients in courtrooms throughout the country, alongside some of the best lawyers and law firms. Her experiences include case theme and strategy development, jury research, assistance with jury selection and voir dire, witness preparation, assistance with opening statements and closing arguments, development of juror profiles, shadow juries, and juror interviews.
She has had key involvement in over 700 cases around the country and in Puerto Rico. That experience is in a wide variety of case types, including: antitrust, contract, employment, fraud, intellectual property, murder, product liability, professional malpractice, and securities.
Dr. Huntley Taylor is the author of several published articles on the topics of civil jury decision-making, punitive damages, the story model, sexual harassment, the use of trial themes, opening statements, jury selection, wage and hour litigation, and fairness in employment litigation. Her articles have appeared in Law and Human Behavior, the Daily Journal, Employment Discrimination Report, Workplace Law Report, the California Labor and Employment Bulletin, and the Association of Business Trial Lawyers Report.
Dr. Huntley Taylor is a regular presenter at law firm and corporate seminars. She is also an invited speaker at national, state, and local conferences on the topics of jury selection, gender in the courtroom, punitive damages, catastrophic injuries, generation X and Y jurors, opening statements, cross examination, and trial graphics. Some of the select conferences and organizations for these invited speeches include the ABA, ABA Employee Rights and Responsibilities, ABA Labor and Employment Law, American Psychological Association-Law Society, ASTC, DRI, Federal Bar Association, NAMWOLF, NELC, the State Bar Associations for NY, CO, WI, MO, and the NY City Bar.
Dr. Huntley Taylor attended Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California where she earned a Master of Arts and a Doctorate in Social Psychology. She conducted her dissertation research on the application of the story model to civil juror decision-making.
Kellye Hebert, Ph.D.
Dr. Kellye Hebert is a Trial Consultant with Dispute Dynamics, Inc. She has seven years of experience as a trial consultant. Dr. Hebert's litigation consulting experience includes case theme and strategy development, change of venue surveys, community attitude surveys, witness preparation, jury selection, mock trial/focus group jury research, and post-trial interviews in a variety of case types, including antitrust, conspiracy, contract, employment, energy, fraud, intellectual property/patents, professional negligence, medical malpractice, personal injury, product liability, wrongful death, and murder. Her social science background provides the basis of her expertise in applied statistics, attitude measurement, experimental design, scale construction, survey/questionnaire development, expert testimony, sexual harassment, and program evaluation.
Prior to joining DDI, Dr. Hebert was an Adjunct Professor at the University of California, Irvine and California State University, Fullerton, where she taught various courses in legal and cognitive psychology. She has also taught courses on Research Methods, Small Group Behavior, Social Psychology, and Sensation and Perception.
Dr. Hebert is the author of several articles and conference presentations on jury decision-making, expert testimony, scientific evidence, eyewitness memory, scientific jury selection, elder abuse and neglect, and other topics related to psychology and the law. Additionally, she has conducted program evaluations for various entities, including programs within the juvenile justice system in Miami-Dade County, Florida, as part of a strategic planning initiative.
Dr. Hebert attended Florida International University in Miami, Florida, where she earned a Doctorate in Legal Psychology, with an emphasis in Cognitive and Experimental Psychology. The topic of her doctoral dissertation was the effect of expert testimony on juror decision-making.
Dana M. Binder, Ph.D.
Dr. Dana M. Binder is a Trial Consultant and litigation researcher with Dispute Dynamics, Inc. in Philadelphia, PA. Since joining DDI in 2006, Dr. Binder has been involved in case theme development, mock trial jury research, assistance with opening statements and closing arguments, development of juror profiles, and post trial juror interviews. She has experience in a wide variety of case types, including antitrust, conspiracy, contract, employment, fraud, personal injury, product liability, intellectual property, and professional malpractice.
Dr. Binder has given more than twenty presentations at national conferences on the topics of jury decision making, jury reform, jury reasoning, social influence, expert testimony, evidentiary reasoning, as well as other topics related to psychology and law.
Prior to joining DDI, Dr. Binder assisted in teaching courses on Psychology and Law, Research Methods, and Social Psychology, and also worked as a Research Associate at a statistical analysis center. Dr. Binder has also worked as a statistical consultant and has expertise in applied statistics, attitude measurement, experimental design, scale construction, and survey/questionnaire development.
Dr. Binder attended the University of Wyoming, where she earned her Master of Science and Doctorate in Social Psychology with an emphasis in Psychology and the Law. Dr. Binder's dissertation examined the effects of courtroom technology on expert witness credibility.
Adrienne LeFevre, M.A.
Adrienne LeFevre is a Senior Trial Consultant heading the Chicago DDI office. As one of the leading jury and communication experts in the country, Adrienne LeFevre, M.A. provides cutting edge trial strategies for the nation’s top law firms and Fortune 500 companies. With fifteen years of experience, Ms. LeFevre travels nationwide conducting services that include trial strategy recommendations, mock-trial research, crafting opening statements and closing arguments, preparing witnesses, conducting online jury focus groups, developing voir dire questions, assisting with jury selection, and shadow juries.
Since 1998, Ms. LeFevre has assisted hundreds of Plaintiffs and Defendants in case types ranging from antitrust, contract, employment discrimination, financial fraud, intellectual property, medical malpractice, personal injury, product liability, toxic-tort, and class action litigation.
Prior to joining DDI, Ms. LeFevre began the study of litigation consulting in 1996 at one of the top litigation science programs in the country, the University of Kansas. After earning a Bachelor of Arts in Legal Psychology, she received a Masters in Multi-Cultural Communications at DePaul University in Chicago, IL. Ms. LeFevre’s other professional accomplishments include designing and developing new technology that allows the jury eligible population to participate in focus groups through the internet.
Ms. LeFevre is a member of the American Society of Trial Consultants and is frequently asked to lend her expertise in the media and publications. She also teaches current trends in litigation at events, conferences, and continuing legal education seminars.