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
Minnesota Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2019