Managing Director and Principal Trial / Jury Consultant
Nicholas T. Hariton has been the Managing Director & General Counsel of Imaging Presentation Partners since its founding in 1994. With more than two decades of experience as a Trial Consultant, he is a well-respected leader in the field. Mr. Hariton revolutionized the practice of Trial Consulting by placing Trial Consultants in the role of trial technicians operating multimedia presentation systems in court, as well as monitoring juror behavior. The Trial Consultant as a trained observer of non-verbal behavior is in a unique position to monitor juror reactions to testimony and evidence, while performing the functions of a trial technician.
Mr. Hariton began his Trial Consulting career with the first successful litigation against Microsoft Corporation (Stac Electronics v. Microsoft Corporation) and has assisted Exxon Mobil in its successful Municipality Diverted Services trial in Anchorage, Alaska. Mr. Hariton, in addition to developing trial strategies and preparing key witnesses, has assisted Trial Teams with jury selection for winning outcomes in cases across the country, including Monsanto Co. v. E.I. duPont de Nemours & Co, One Billion Dollar jury victory (with a finding of willfulness), and Steinbeck Vineyards #1, LLC, et al., v. County of San Luis Obispo, et al. including The City of El Paso De Robles, a defense jury verdict awarding a prescriptive right to the Defendant entities, and the first time a water prescriptive right case has been tried to a jury in California.
Mr. Hariton has crafted hundreds of “juror friendly” trial presentations for Trial Teams throughout the country. Mr. Hariton’s most recent innovation is TrialTouch™, a dynamic new technology that transforms the Expert Witness into professor and raconteur. In June of 2013, Mr. Hariton’s conception was awarded its first patent: US 8,473,835 B2 "Distributed Scripting For Presentations With Touch Screen Displays." Mr. Hariton is now the named sole inventor on 15 United States Patents.
Mr. Hariton is also an Executive and Planning Committee Member of the USC Gould School of Law Intellectual Property Institute.