In her 25th year of trial consulting, Carrie Mason has worked on hundreds of cases, including landmark and high-profile matters. Her clients appreciate the creative problem-solving and deep understanding of juror decision-making she brings to every case. Ms. Mason has consulted on cases venued throughout the country, has facilitated many mock juries, selected hundreds of juries and interviewed hundreds of actual jurors from dozens of cases post-verdict. Her experience covers all aspects of trial consulting: case analysis; theme development; mock trial and focus group design, facilitation and analysis; conceptualization of trial graphics; witness preparation (fact and expert, including inventors and corporate officers) and assistance creating direct examination outlines; juror questionnaire design and evaluation; voir dire design; jury selection; opening statement and closing argument; daily trial monitoring (embedding within the trial team); and post-verdict juror interviews.
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High Profile Criminal
High profile cases Ms. Mason has consulted on include:
- Waymo v. Uber, US v. Martha Stewart
- People of California v. Scott Peterson
- People of California v. Knoller and Noel (the dog mauling case)
- Commonwealth v. William H. Cosby, Jr. (2017 trial)
- People v. Jose Ines Garcia Zarate (the Kate Steinle murder trial).
Some recent cases that ended successfully for her clients include:
- Juno v. Kite (Central District of CA)
- Entrata v. Yardi (District of UT)
- Planned Parenthood v. Center for Medical Progress (Northern District of CA)
- Ashbury Heights v. FactSet (San Francisco Superior Court)
- Philips v. ZOLL (District of MA)
- Idenix v. Gilead (District of DE)
- W.L. Gore v. C.R. Bard (District of DE)
- Phoenix Technologies v. VMware (Northern District of CA)
- Rambus v. Micron and Hynix (San Francisco Superior Court)
- Rosen Capital Partners v. Merrill Lynch, a FINRA arbitration
- ViaSat v. Loral (Southern District of CA)
- WARF v. Apple (Western District of WI).
Ms. Mason has spoken on panels for the American Business Trial Lawyers, Practicing Law Institute and West Legal Education Center, and teaches continuing legal education programs on the topics of Jury Selection Strategy and Witness Preparation.
Ms. Mason graduated from the University of California at Davis with a degree in English Literature, and studied English Literature and Composition at the graduate level. Before entering trial consulting, she taught college English and was a food and music writer. When not at trial, Carrie can be found in her garden, at live music events, or spinning vinyl wherever people will let her. Ms. Mason is based in California.