Dispute Dynamics Incorporated
Experts in Trial Consulting

DDI Professionals

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 View Dan Gallipeau's profile on LinkedIn Click here for contact information

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 View Barbara Swain's profile on LinkedIn Click here for contact information

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.

Kellye Hebert View Kellye Hebert's profile on LinkedIn Click here for contact information

Kellye Hebert, Ph.D.
Dr. Kellye Hebert is a Senior Trial Consultant with Dispute Dynamics, Inc. She joined Dispute Dynamics in 2003. 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, shadow juries, 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 Dispute Dynamics, 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.

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