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Jill M. Leibold, PhD

Senior Jury Consulting Advisor

Dr. Jill Leibold, senior jury consulting advisor with IMS Legal Strategies, has 20 years of trial consulting experience and has applied her expertise in juror decision-making to hundreds of cases across all genres of litigation. Our clients rely on her skills in preparing challenging witnesses for deposition and trial, as well as her extensive experience in jury selection for both civil and criminal cases.

At IMS, Jill specializes in developing statistically based juror risk profiles to identify jurors for cause and peremptory strikes, and she applies the qualitative analyses to develop case stories and themes. She frequently presents at national legal conferences and writes for legal trade publications about juror attitudes, implicit bias, and jury selection in the areas of environmental and toxic torts, personal injury, asbestos, insurance bad faith, patent and trademark, transportation, product liability, fraud, criminal, and complex commercial cases.

Jill’s educational background includes a BA in psychology from the University of Minnesota – Minneapolis, an MS in social psychology from The Pennsylvania State University, and a PhD in social psychology from Michigan State University. She now resides in Los Angeles.

Outside of work, Jill is a sportbike motorcycle enthusiast and avidly rides as many racetracks as possible around the U.S., but also including Australia, Czech Republic, Italy, Spain, and Portugal. Her two rescue dogs are named Valentino Rossi and Maverick Vinales after their favorite MotoGP motorcycle racers.

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