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Barbara Hillmer, Ph.D.

Senior Consultant


Barbara has more than 25 years of experience in research, consulting and case management, working with clients to help them achieve their goals. She is particularly skilled at interpreting quantitative and qualitative data to analyze cases from jurors’ perspectives and structuring thematic narratives that appeal to jurors’ sensibilities.

Her jury research projects have covered a wide range of matters including banking, financial services, product liability, employment, and financial and securities litigation, as well as environmental litigation and toxic torts. Her background in communication and group dynamics allows her to develop persuasive case themes and strategies that connect with jurors.


  • Ph.D., Communication – Small Groups and Organizations, University of Kansas
  • M.A. Communication, University of Kansas
  • B.S., University of Wisconsin – Madison

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