Tim Piganelli is recognized as one of the country’s top trial and discovery consultants in the areas of forensic examination, eDiscovery, case management, trial strategies, jury consulting, graphics, animation, trial presentation and courtroom technology.
He has consulted to legal professionals and their clients since 1989 beginning his professional career as an accident reconstruction engineer. In 1993, he transitioned to litigation support and trial consulting from case inception to trial verdict.
Tim brings his clients over 25 years of experience in litigation consulting, working over 500 case projects, over 250 in-court trials, and logging over 20,000 courtroom hours since his first trial in 1993. He has worked cases in civil and criminal at the State and Federal levels, as well as Bankruptcy and the International Trade Commission Courts throughout the United States. He has litigation support and trial consulting experience in numerous areas, including patent infringement, white collar crime, banking, construction defect, contract dispute, medical malpractice, personal injury, complex commercial litigation, environmental, civil rights and First Amendment challenges.
He has consulted to clients on such noted high-profile cases as; Hulk Hogan vs Gawker Media, The Exxon Valdez case, Ventura vs. Chris Kyle (author of the book AMERICAN SNIPER), Park Cattle Company vs. Wimar Tahoe, Shaw Stone & Webster vs. Xcel Energy, United States vs. Governor Rick Perry re Texas Voter ID.
Tim lectures nationally and authors articles for organizations such as: The American Bar Association (TechShow), TechnoLawyer, Litigation Support Today, National Court Reporters Association (NCRA), ALM’s Legal Tech Show, Paralegal Super Conferences and several national and state bar and paralegal associations. He has taught hundreds of CLE seminars around the country on a variety of litigation topics. He co-authored the “Trial Technologies” chapter of the 2015 Arizona Trial Practice Manual published and distributed by the Arizona State Bar. Tim is also a Certified Forensic Examiner (ACE), Access Data Certified Summation Case Manager, Case Administrator, Case Reviewer and trainer. He has expertise, trains and consults in numerous litigation support and trial presentation tools including; iPro Eclipse, Catalyst Insight, Relativity, TrialDirector, OnCue, Sanction, and trains legal professionals in many of those tools.
Tim has worked as an adjunct professor of law at the McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, CA, Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, CA, and University of Denver Law School, Denver, CO, where he taught courses in Computer Assisted Litigation.
Tim holds Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Engineering Technology degrees from Arizona State University.