Tiffany Jacobs – Project Manager and Research Associate
Ms. Jacobs has been an essential asset in the trial consulting field managing projects across the nation for over 10 years. She coordinates mock juror recruiting, organizes and manages all sizes of mock jury exercises, creates psychometrically sound questionnaires, evaluates data,, assembles reports, conducts post-trial juror interviews, and has moderated nearly 200 focus groups. She has been a part of more than Ms. Jacobs graduated from Louisiana State University with a BA in Art History and a minor in English.
Stephanie L. B. Cavanaugh, M.A. – Research Associate
For over 12 years, Ms. Cavanaugh has organized and consulted on hundreds of cases in many areas of civil and criminal litigation. She assists with the development of jury research instruments, moderates focus groups, analyzes data, conducts post-trial juror interviews, creates trial venue overviews, and assists with report production. Ms. Cavanaugh holds an M.A. in Forensic Psychology from Marymount University and received a B.S. in Psychology from Texas A&M University. Her insights have been published in Evolution and Human Behavior and For the Defense: Trial Tactics.
Steve Tuholski, Ph.D. - Sr. Consultant
Dr. Tuholski became a trial consultant in 2004 after a successful academic career at Southern Illinois University. He is an expert in pretrial research and how to effectively leverage data from research to increase client success at trial, mediation, and other alternative dispute resolution settings. Over the past 13 years Dr. Tuholski has worked on several high-profile cases in the areas of securities, antitrust, toxic tort, intellectual property, product liability and insurance litigation. Dr. Tuholski used his background in statistics to develop a robust analytical approach that effectively forecasts litigation risk based on quantitative and qualitative data from Mock Trials research. Dr. Tuholski holds a Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology with a minor in Quantitative Psychology from the University of South Carolina, and a BA in Psychology from Westfield University. He has published several scholarly articles and presented on juror cognition.
Cindy K. Andrews, Ph.D.
Dr. Andrews is the founder, President, and Chief Trial Consultant of Firehorse Trial Consulting, LLC. Dr. Andrews has been designing and conducting small-group research for over 28 years with the last 18 years litigation specific. She specializes in the full range of jury research and trial consulting services and has worked on approximately 1000 cases. Dr. Andrews possesses expertise in jury psychology, cognition, decision making, behavior modification, and research design and methodology. She has published numerous chapters and articles and is a frequent speaker at national conferences, corporate counsel meetings, and state bar events. She has also appeared on CNN, Fox News Chicago, and WGN.
Dr. Andrews graduated magna cum laude with a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Finch University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School where she was honored with the Scientist-Practitioner Award. She also obtained a M.S. in Clinical Psychology from FUHS/CMS, a M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University, and a B.A. in Psychology from Arizona State University. Prior to litigation consulting, Dr. Andrews worked as an associate and adjunct professor, clinician, clinical researcher, and consultant.