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OUR TEAM

J. Lee Meihls, Ph.D.

Mark R. Phillips, Ph.D.

Julian A. Gilbert, Ph.D.

Tracy Farrell, M.S.

Stephen W. Joy, J.D., Ph.D.

Evan C. Dawson, Ph.D.

Kara Johnson, M.S.

Samantha Schwartz, M.L.S., Ph.D.

Michelle Peterson, J.D.

Melinda Newell, Ph.D.

Kally Enright, Ph.D.

Jenna Goren, B.A.

Odette Overton, B.A.

Melissa David, M.A.

Therese Todd, B.A.

Alexandria D. McCormick, B.A.

Kara Johnson

Kara Johnson, M.S.
Consultant

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MS. KARA JOHNSON is highly skilled in conducting both quantitative and qualitative jury research, including phone surveys, focus groups, mock jury and bench trials, and interviewing jurors post-trial.  Kara has extensive experience working on all aspects of jury research, including planning and implementing the research, designing questionnaires, analyzing various forms of data, preparing juror profiles, and contributing to case strategies.  She is also skilled at analyzing venues and verdict trends.

Kara has selected numerous juries in state and federal courts around the country, and she has conducted daily trial monitoring at high-stakes trials.  She has worked on a diverse range of both civil and criminal cases throughout the country, including class action and multi-district litigation, asbestos, contract, fraud, employment, environmental and toxic tort, intellectual property, personal injury and wrongful death, product liability, professional malpractice, and murder.

Kara graduated Cum Laude from Barnard College, Columbia University with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Economics.  While completing her degree, she worked as a researcher studying the effects of implicit and explicit motivations on memory, as well as cognition and learning in children.  Kara also completed internships at multiple law firms in various areas of law, including medical malpractice, corporate litigation, and mergers and acquisitions.  Following graduation from Barnard College, she worked as a Legal Assistant at Davis Polk and Wardwell, LLP in New York City.

Kara then earned her Master of Science degree in Applied Psychology from the University of Southern California.  Her Master's thesis examined the tendency of elderly patients to resist homecare services and adapted a psychological model of change to overcome this resistance.  In her spare time, Kara conducts admission interviews for her alma mater.