Hailey Drescher, Ph. D.

Consultant

Hailey Drescher, Ph. D.

Consultant

Dr. Drescher consults on a variety of civil and criminal cases in State and Federal courts across the country.  Her blend of communication and performance training make her an asset when preparing witnesses, crafting case themes and narratives, identifying sympathetic and non-sympathetic jurors during voir dire, and strategically communicating complex information to jurors.  Dr. Drescher is adept in both quantitative and qualitative methods allowing for a comprehensive design and analysis of pre-trial research.

Dr. Drescher publishes and presents research on topics including: jury decision-making, oral advocacy, damage awards in patent cases, enhancing the efficacy of expert testimony, and juror misconduct. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Kansas in Communication Studies with an emphasis in Legal Communication. Dr. Drescher taught and lectured in courses including legal communication, communication in conflict resolution, and persuasion.

Dr. Drescher is a member of the American Society of Trial Consultants and The National Communication Association.  She also serves as a Trial Consultant Advisor to the Civil Jury Project at NYU Law School.

She is a native Texan and an avid stand-up paddle boarder.

Curriculum Vitae

Membership

American Society of Trial Consultants
American Bar Association
National Communication Association
Trial Consultant Advisor to the NYU Law School Civil Jury Project

Publications

Dresher, L.H. (2018, August). The illuminating power of the shadow jury. The Civil Jury Project at NYU Law School, 3(7).

 

Trask, T. & Drescher, L.H. (Spring 2018). Strategies for success at trial: How to change your jury selection preparation timeline and why it matters. The Advocate, Case Planning, 82, 45-47.

 

Drescher, L. H. (2015). Hunting dinosaurs? A conversation with Steve Susman and Tara Trask on the vanishing jury trial. The Jury Expert, 27(3).

 

Malphurs, R. A., Bochantin, J., Drescher, L. H., Framer, M. W. (2013). Too much frivolity, not enough femininity: A study of gender and humor at the U. S. Supreme Court. Social Science Research Network Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2335613 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2335613

 

Malphurs, R. A., & Drescher, L. H. (2012). “A parade of horribles”—broccoli, burial markets, and Justice Scalia’s wife: The role of analogies in human decision-making from justices to jurors,” The Jury Expert, 24(3), 48-56.

 

Malphurs, R. A., & Drescher, L. H. (2012). “That’s enough frivolity”: A not so funny countdown of the Supreme Court’s Affordable Care Act oral arguments,” Social Science Research Network 6 Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2079136 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2079136

Professional Presentations

Drescher, H. (2017, December).  Redheads are bad for my case: Practical thoughts on jury selection. CLE presented to the Douglas County Defense Bar in Lawrence, KS.

Drescher, L..H., Morris, C., & Kuehn, P. (2017, June). What are we doing to save the jury system? Panel presented to the annual meeting of the American Society of Trial Consultants, Chicago, IL.

Drescher, L. H. (2016, November) Combatting a failure to report: Juror misconduct and the mum effect.  Paper presented to the annual meeting of the National Speech Communication Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Drescher, L. H., & Schon, J. (2016, April) Combatting expectations for victim demeanor: The ability of expert testimony to overcome EVT in rape cases.  Paper presented to the annual meeting of the Southern Speech Communication Association, Austin, TX.

Drescher, L. H. (2015, November) “Them lawyers, they’re going to make a killing”: Analyzing jurors’ justifications of damage awards in patent infringement trials. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Speech Communication Association, Las Vegas, NV.

Drescher, L. H. (2015, April). The parade of goats: The media’s use of scapegoating in the Ethan Couch story. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Central States Communication Association, Madison, WI.

Drescher, L. H. (2014, November). The Jury is Out. Great Ideas for Teaching (GIFT) presented at the annual meeting of the National Speech Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

Drescher, L. H. (2014, April).  Connecting the circuit: Analyzing jurors’ cognitive gaps in patent infringement trials.  Paper presented to the annual meeting of the Southern Speech Communication Association, New Orleans, LA.

Drescher, L.H. (2011, October). High stakes persuasion: Teaching persuasion through the perspective of the felony trial attorney. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Texas Speech Communication Association, Irving, Texas.

Dr. Drescher consults on a variety of civil and criminal cases in State and Federal courts across the country.  Her blend of communication and performance training make her an asset when preparing witnesses, crafting case themes and narratives, identifying sympathetic and non-sympathetic jurors during voir dire, and strategically communicating complex information to jurors.  Dr. Drescher is adept in both quantitative and qualitative methods allowing for a comprehensive design and analysis of pre-trial research.

Dr. Drescher publishes and presents research on topics including: jury decision-making, oral advocacy, damage awards in patent cases, enhancing the efficacy of expert testimony, and juror misconduct. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Kansas in Communication Studies with an emphasis in Legal Communication. Dr. Drescher taught and lectured in courses including legal communication, communication in conflict resolution, and persuasion.

Dr. Drescher is a member of the American Society of Trial Consultants and The National Communication Association.  She also serves as a Trial Consultant Advisor to the Civil Jury Project at NYU Law School.

She is a native Texan and an avid stand-up paddle boarder.

Curriculum Vitae

Membership

American Society of Trial Consultants
American Bar Association
National Communication Association
Trial Consultant Advisor to the NYU Law School Civil Jury Project

Publications

Dresher, L.H. (2018, August). The illuminating power of the shadow jury. The Civil Jury Project at NYU Law School, 3(7).

 

Trask, T. & Drescher, L.H. (Spring 2018). Strategies for success at trial: How to change your jury selection preparation timeline and why it matters. The Advocate, Case Planning, 82, 45-47.

 

Drescher, L. H. (2015). Hunting dinosaurs? A conversation with Steve Susman and Tara Trask on the vanishing jury trial. The Jury Expert, 27(3).

 

Malphurs, R. A., Bochantin, J., Drescher, L. H., Framer, M. W. (2013). Too much frivolity, not enough femininity: A study of gender and humor at the U. S. Supreme Court. Social Science Research Network Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2335613 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2335613

 

Malphurs, R. A., & Drescher, L. H. (2012). “A parade of horribles”—broccoli, burial markets, and Justice Scalia’s wife: The role of analogies in human decision-making from justices to jurors,” The Jury Expert, 24(3), 48-56.

 

Malphurs, R. A., & Drescher, L. H. (2012). “That’s enough frivolity”: A not so funny countdown of the Supreme Court’s Affordable Care Act oral arguments,” Social Science Research Network 6 Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2079136 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2079136

Professional Presentations

Drescher, H. (2017, December).  Redheads are bad for my case: Practical thoughts on jury selection. CLE presented to the Douglas County Defense Bar in Lawrence, KS.

Drescher, L..H., Morris, C., & Kuehn, P. (2017, June). What are we doing to save the jury system? Pannel presented to the annual meeting of the American Society of Trial Consultants, Chicago, IL.

Drescher, L. H. (2016, November) Combatting a failure to report: Juror misconduct and

the mum effect.  Paper presented to the annual meeting of the National Speech Communication Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Drescher, L. H., & Schon, J. (2016, April) Combatting expectations for victim demeanor:

The ability of expert testimony to overcome EVT in rape cases.  Paper presented to the annual meeting of the Southern Speech Communication Association, Austin, TX.

Drescher, L. H. (2015, November) “Them lawyers, they’re going to make a killing”: Analyzing jurors’ justifications of damage awards in patent infringement trials. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Speech Communication Association, Las Vegas, NV.

Drescher, L. H. (2015, April). The parade of goats: The media’s use of scapegoating in the Ethan Couch story. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Central States Communication Association, Madison, WI.

Drescher, L. H. (2014, November). The Jury is Out. Great Ideas for Teaching (GIFT) presented at the annual meeting of the National Speech Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

Drescher, L. H. (2014, April).  Connecting the circuit: Analyzing jurors’ cognitive gaps in patent infringement trials.  Paper presented to the annual meeting of the Southern Speech Communication Association, New Orleans, LA.

Drescher, L.H. (2011, October). High stakes persuasion: Teaching persuasion through the perspective of the felony trial attorney. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Texas Speech Communication Association, Irving, Texas.