What We Do
Litigation Based Services
Partnering with several major developers in mapping technologies enables us to produce sub-inch-accurate mappings from vast terrains to confined spaces and anywhere in between.
Visual Law brings together an elite team in order to provide our clients with ultra-high quality forensic animations involving medical procedures and catastrophic events with unparalleled detail, accuracy, and admissibility.
Trial Strategy - Consulting
At our core, Visual Law Group is a Trial Technology Consultancy Firm. We are experts in bringing together technologies such as video, audio, computer animation, text, graphics, physical objects, and image wizardry – in an integrated fashion – into the courtroom.
In order to avoid the numerous stresses that often derive from a lengthy and demanding trial process, Visual Law has developed highly successful strategies in order to produce emotional and visually impactful settlement documentaries.
It is impossible to exaggerate how important high resolution ortho-imagery has become to our clients. Visual Law has commissioned and used aerial imagery for more than 20 years but only recently has photogrammetric software developed in conjunction with aerial drones to be able to create custom ultra-high resolution orthographic images. Unlike normal aerial photographs, orthographic aerials are actually sophisticated mosaics generated from hundreds of individual photographs taken by the drone. When processing is complete, the aerial image is absolutely accurate in scale with astonishing detail.
Visual Law works hard to stay at the forefront of data collection and 3D visualization. It would be difficult to exaggerate how rapidly the tools are developing in this field. Visual Law is nationally recognized for its leadership in 3D mapping and its work with ultra-high resolution photogrammetry generated by unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones. Our partnership with DJI allows for us to stay at the forefront of drone technology in terms of hardware and software to create ultra high level mapping with sub-inch accuracy.
Laser scanning generates a point cloud that precisely defines a three-dimensional scene using millions (often hundreds of millions) of discrete points. These massive data sets require extreme computational processing resources to both create and manipulate. Thus, we specialize in reducing these monstrous collections of data into workable 3D scenes that can then be efficiently displayed on standard desktop, laptop and tablet devices. We also provide our clients with customized programming for interactive presentations that allow counsel or witnesses to manipulate virtual objects or 3D scenes in real time. Visual Law specializes in data acquisition and forensic visualization so that our clients receive exactly what they need for each individual case or project.
Utilizing the latest in mapping and animation technologies, Visual Law develops incredibly detailed interactive 3D exhibits. With annotated points of interest, critical information becomes far more comprehensive to jurors and legal council alike as they are able to explore situational variables and focus on each one individually. These models function across a wide variety of devices and will continue to serve as an increasingly useful tool as technology used in the courtroom expands in the future.
Mark Johnson, J.D.
Principal & CCO
After a successful career as a dynamic plaintiff’s trial lawyer, Mark Johnson is now recognized as the foremost expert in 3D forensic visualization and animation as well as incident reconstruction technologies. Featured on CBS 60 Minutes, ABC Good Morning America and in numerous news and industry publications, Mark’s advocating for the use of advanced technologies in the courtroom has received high praise. Co-founding Visual Law Group and currently serving as its chief of creativity, Mark Johnson continues to push the limits of innovation in litigation.
A successful Silicon Valley high tech legal consultant and entrepreneur, Andrew Lloyd is a pioneer in bringing media and technology into the courtroom. After holding senior and executive positions at IBM, Siemens, ROLM, and Aspect, Andrew co-founded Litigation Media Group in 2003 and Visual Law Group in 2013. Combining the skills gained over a long and successful career in the broadcast media field as well as the experience of over 65 jury trials, Andrew effectively brings media and litigation together to innovate the industry and serves as our managing director.
A recent graduate in information technology and business from San Jose State University, Ashton Rose joined the Visual Law team during college as an intern. With a background in information systems, finance and project management, he now leads project coordination and operations for the firm by overseeing task management and organization. Ashton carries out a wide variety of tasks and continues to grow as an essential member of our team.
UAV Pilot & Creative Director
As a professional photographer, creative writer and educator for over 20 years and spending the last six years as creative director with Catalyst Marketing, Abbe Lyle acts as a creative director and a UAV pilot for Visual Law Group. A foremost champion for women in the UAV industry, Abbe has instructed corporate groups and individuals in the art of still, aerial and infrared photography, as well as how to process images and video using Adobe products.
3D Environmental Artist
With a background as a visual effects artist and 3D visual consultant, Shawn Brush is a 3D environmental artist for Visual Law Group. Having worked for automotive companies and creative studios, Shawn has accrued a very specific skillset in forensic visualization and animation. An expert in particle and fluid effects, Shawn produces extremely high quality visualizations with incredible detail and accuracy.
I have not gone to trial in the past ten years without utilizing Visual Law. I know how worthwhile it is to get them involved early in the case. They have proved to be an invaluable resource.Lance Burrow – Pedersen, Eichenbaum and Lauderdale (San Jose, CA)
I asked Visual Law to give my client the power of multimedia presentations in a major defense case. They not only produced the most compelling story by pulling together the pieces we already had, but they helped refine our themes and organize our trial preparation. I plan to use multimedia at every opportunity, and because of their outstanding support capabilities, Visual Law is now my choice.Steven Clark (San Jose, CA) | http://stevenclarklaw.com/
It was our thought cost was a huge issue when utilizing technology and consultants in the courtroom. What we found with Visual Law was that cost was truly no longer an issue. The benefits greatly outweighed the expense incurred and made our decision to use them an easy one.Jon Heaberlin - Rankin, Stock, Heaberlin | http://rankinstock.com
When we need quick, accurate and cutting edge trial presentations, exhibit boards, PowerPoint, timelines, settlement brochures and accurate admissible animations we call Visual Law, as they never fail and are always available no matter what time it is."Hunter J. Shkolnik - Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik LLP (New York City, NY) | http://napolilaw.com
I recently used Visual Law in a case which required a creative way to get across complex facts and information to the jury. I was deeply impressed with their ‘team approach’ to trial presentation and amazed at how they were able to take my opening statement and convert it into a powerful multimedia presentation. The earlier you bring them into the case, the more helpful they become and you will ultimately gain better results. I highly recommend Visual Law in this new age of multimedia trials and ADR.Ashley H. Winn (Santa Cruz, CA) | http://www.ashleywinnlaw.com/
With locations in Los Angeles, New York and San Jose. the headquarters of Visual Law can be found at the heart of Silicon Valley. We are located on the fifth floor of the Park Place building in downtown San Jose at the corner of St. John and Third Streets. Our neighbors include the Santa Clara County Superior Court, the San Jose United States Federal Courthouse, numerous prominent law firms, as well as many of the innovative high-tech companies that characterize Silicon Valley. Public parking is available a San Jose City lot located across the street from our office and there is always plenty of on-street metered parking nearby.
Visual Law Group
96 North Third Street Suite 500 San Jose, CA 95112 Phone
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