Amit Patel offers clients the unique perspective of his combined experience as a corporate attorney, civil litigator, and social psychologist. Leveraging his background in law and social psychology, Amit works closely with clients at the intersection of juror decision-making and litigation, actively applying that knowledge in his role as a jury consultant.
Amit’s overarching goal in his work with ThemeVision LLC, an affiliate of Barnes & Thornburg, is to reduce risks and uncertainties associated with trial advocacy and to ascertain effective themes to emphasize at trials, mediations, or critical appellate or trial court arguments.
For ThemeVision LLC, Amit facilitates focus groups, conducts mock trials, performs statistical analysis, conducts research, and authors articles. He also provides legal analysis for Barnes & Thornburg attorneys and clients in the way of e-discovery and document review for a wide range of commercial litigation, intellectual property, and GDPR-related matters.
A frequent author, Amit has written articles and white papers on a variety of topics, including persuasion, deception detection, and the application of cognitive science to the legal realm. In particular, his paper titled “Persuasion for the 21st Century Negotiator” serves as a practical negotiation guide for litigators and incorporates research into heuristics, or problem-solving; the role of apologies; counter-attitudinal advocacy; and the “laws” of persuasion.
He is certified in TrialDirector software, which is used to present demonstratives and deposition testimony during trial and hearings.
Earlier in his career, Amit practiced corporate, family, employment, and real estate law. He also dabbled in acting, appearing in various films and television shows.
Professional and Community Involvement
Member, American Society of Trial Consultants
Member, American Bar Association