WON OR LOST

NEVER FORGET, ALMOST EVERY CASE IS

WHEN THE JURY IS SWORN

Clarence Darrow, 1936

ABOUT ME

ABOUT ME

Shannon Farley is a member of the American Society of Trial Consultants and is nationally recognized for her use of social media for investigations. (See more here.)  She has conducted individual juror research for cases ranging from DUI defense trials to multi-million dollar civil suits and has worked with both state and federal juries.   

 

A 17-year veteran with the Kentucky Department of Corrections assigned to pre-sentence investigations, Shannon brings an in-depth understanding of court procedure, decorum, and ethical responsibility to the services she provides for both civil and criminal trial attorneys.

 

Shannon is a graduate of Murray State University with a degree in criminal justice and minor in psychology.  She resides in Murray with her husband, Chris Hendricks, a criminal defense and civil attorney, and their two daughters.    

 
 

HOW I CAN HELP YOU

Experienced in both civil and criminal trials, Shannon is available to assist attorneys within the Commonwealth of Kentucky

Juror Research

Thomas Fuller said, "A fox should not be of the jury at a goose's trial."  Researching veniremen is imperative to ensuring that a fox is not included on your jury panel. 

 

Using information contained in juror qualification forms, Shannon utilizes social media, public records, court records, and other search tools to create a snapshot of the juror's likes dislikes, habits, political affiliation, and other case-pertinent information.  This information is distilled down to an informational card on each juror and juror photos are included if accessible.  

Media & Graphics

The single most important aspect of trial is to relay your story in a way the jury can hear and understand.  According to the Social Science Research Network, 65% of adults are visual learners; however, many trial attorneys rely on lecture alone to educate and influence the jury.  Incorporating media presentations and custom graphics is imperative to give your case the visual aspect needed to tell your story effectively.

Shannon is adept at developing tangible and digital exhibits, editing video, and creating custom graphics to meet your needs.

Trial Assistant

Murphy's Law is the fear of any trial attorney.  Remove the worry about voir dire, juror selection, exhibits, presentations, and technical equipment with a dedicated trial assistant. 

 

Shannon will help maintain an organized process for juror selection, take notes during voir dire, research additional evidence for juror strikes, and provide feedback during the strike conference.  In addition, she can handle the "hot seat" responsibilities of technical equipment and presentations, organize exhibits, and other duties based on your needs.

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