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Tricia Volpe, Minneapolis Attorney
OVERVIEW

Trisha Volpe
Partner

Minneapolis

225 S. Sixth Street
Suite 2800
Minneapolis, MN 55402-4662

P 612-367-8712

F 612-333-6798

OVERVIEW

Trisha Volpe
Partner

Minneapolis

225 S. Sixth Street
Suite 2800
Minneapolis, MN 55402-4662

P 612-367-8712

F 612-333-6798

A lawyer and Emmy award-winning former journalist, Trisha Volpe is a litigator and veteran storyteller whose practice focuses on helping clients achieve their business objectives through strategic legal and communications counsel. Trisha works with clients to navigate complex legal issues and communication problems in high stakes litigation and other adversarial settings.

A lawyer and Emmy award-winning former journalist, Trisha Volpe is a litigator and veteran storyteller whose practice focuses on helping clients achieve their business objectives through strategic legal and communications counsel. Trisha works with clients to navigate complex legal issues and communication problems in high stakes litigation and other adversarial settings.

OVERVIEW

A lawyer and Emmy award-winning former journalist, Trisha Volpe is a litigator and veteran storyteller whose practice focuses on helping clients achieve their business objectives through strategic legal and communications counsel. Trisha works with clients to navigate complex legal issues and communication problems in high stakes litigation and other adversarial settings.

Trisha is a Barnes & Thornburg litigator and a trial consultant and legal communication strategist for ThemeVision LLC, which is affiliated with Barnes & Thornburg. She works with trial teams to craft compelling case themes and trial narratives and to develop jury research and voir dire strategies for civil and criminal cases. She also consults on crisis communications and client reputational issues related to litigation or other legal issues.

As a litigator, Trisha has developed a diverse practice focused on general commercial litigation in a wide range of industries, helping clients pursue and achieve their business objectives. She is experienced in areas such as product liability, mass tort litigation, asbestos defense, contract disputes, securities litigation, defense of federal consumer claims, insurance recovery, data practices, compliance and pursuit of product counterfeiting claims.

In particular, she is a member of a national trial team for an international product manufacturer and has trial experience in jurisdictions across the country.

Trisha also serves as a member of a team assisting the Special Compliance Coordinator appointed by the U.S. Department of Commerce to monitor, assess and report on the U.S. export control compliance of Zhongxing Telecommunications Equipment Corporation, of Shenzhen, China, and ZTE Kangxun Telecommunications Ltd. of Hi-New Shenzhen, China (collectively, ZTE).

Before launching her legal and litigation consulting career, Trisha spent more than a decade as a broadcast journalist. She was an investigative reporter who loved to unearth and tell compelling stories. Today, that same journalistic tenacity and skilled storytelling informs her comprehensive approach to legal strategy and jury research.

Trisha enjoys teaching and coaching other lawyers and business executives on communicating with confidence. In connection, she is a frequent presenter and CLE instructor on topics such as jury selection, legal storytelling and issues where media, the law, and strategic communications intersect.

Professional and Community Involvement

Committee chair, Minnesota Women Lawyers

Member, American Psychology and Law Society

Member, American Society of Trial Consultants

Member, National Association of Women Lawyers

Member, Twin Cities Diversity in Practice

Member, American Bar Association - Litigation Section

Former member, National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences

Former Committee member, Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services

Former adjunct faculty member, Expert Witness Training Academy, William Mitchell College of Law

Honors

Minnesota Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2019

EXPERIENCE
Presentations

Below are some of Trisha’s most recent speaking engagements:

  • American Bar Association, Panelist - Remote Trials and Their Tribulations: Practical Realities, Challenges, and Lessons Learned
  • VISION Series Presents: Obstacle Course – Navigating obstacles and seizing opportunities in the practice of law
  • Own the Room: Confident Communication for Lawyers – An interactive workshop designed to support women attorneys to become better communicators by giving them tools to develop confident communication skills and to improve credibility and business potential
  • DRI Asbestos Medicine Conference – Presentation encouraging women to opt into the practice of law
  • Voir Dire: Getting The Information You Need, In The Courtroom And Before – Presentation aimed at improving voir dire strategy in civil and criminal litigation
  • American Bar Association - Attorneys In The News: Understanding And Engaging With The Media – Effective communication training seminar at the ABA's Annual Conference
  • How To Prepare For And Execute An Effective Jury – Presentation focused on getting the information needed from and about prospective jurors, how to prepare for and execute an effective jury selection and how to communicate strategically to get important insight from jury decision makers
  • Women Attorneys In The News: Understanding And Engaging With The Media – Presentation on effective media communications strategies hosted by the Minnesota Women Lawyers organization
  • Strategies In Creating And Presenting Demonstratives And Animations – Presentation focused on strategic, effective and persuasive storytelling in court, including proven techniques and methods of educating and communicating through visual advocacy, and using graphics and animation
  • Leading The Way: A Conversation With The Women Justices Of The Minnesota Supreme Court – Moderated discussion with Minnesota’s woman justices of the Supreme Court
  • National Business Institute - Legal Ethics Of Email And Other Digital Communication – How to navigate the digital landscape as an attorney
  • National Conference of Chief Justices - Panelist - Analyzed issues related to media coverage of state courts for an audience of chief justices and court administrators
  • Minnesota District Judges Foundation Conference - Panelist - "Managing the Complex Criminal Case - Managing the Media"
  • Minnesota Judges Annual Conference 2014 - Panelist - "Savvy Media Management Strategies"
  • American Greed - Commentator - "Generous with Other People's Money," American Greed, Episode 55, CNBC
  • Expert Witness Training Academy, William Mitchell College of Law - Faculty Member - Trained scientists from around the country to communicate effectively in a variety of settings including media interviews, Congressional hearings, depositions, trials
  • FBI Leeds Law Enforcement Training Academy - Panelist for annual media training seminar - Taught high-ranking law enforcement officials about effective communication and developing positive relationships with media
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