Senior Jury Consultant Marion Stampley manages the focus group and mock trial research projects that provide trial attorneys with valuable information that informs case strategies and improves case outcomes. To date, he has worked on over 300 mock jury and focus group projects throughout the US and Canada. In every research project, Marion is dedicated to ensuring all resultant data is accurate and meaningful. He pays particular attention to the crucial first step of ensuring mock jurors are a match to the members of the trial venue. In addition to facilitating jury research projects, Marion has extensive experience in the areas of research design, witness preparation, selection and management of shadow juries, jury selection for trial, and administration of post-trial interviews.
Marion has managed and staffed several multimillion-dollar ERISA, trade-secret, intellectual property, and construction lawsuits. He has been a featured speaker on the topic of jury research for several CLE conferences and served as adjunct professor at Regis University, West Virginia University, and the State University of New York at Albany and Plattsburgh. Marion and fellow jury consultants performed extensive research on the topic of political leanings and their impact on juror decision-making and this research was compiled into an article published by Texas Lawyer.
Marion received his undergraduate degree from Loyola University in New Orleans, a master’s degree in communications with specializations in mediation and conflict resolution from Regis University in Denver, administrative legal training at the National Center for Paralegal Training in Atlanta, and a law degree from Saint Louis University School of Law. Marion is a member of the National Bar Association and maintains memberships in various mediation and conflict resolution organizations. In his spare time, Marion enjoys cooking, traveling, and spending time with his wife and three children.