HAILEY DRESCHER, PH. D.
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.
Praise for Hailey
“We recently tried a challenging, hard fought jury trial in state court in Colorado with Hailey by our side. It was a family dispute with hundreds of millions of dollars and control of multiple companies at stake. Having Hailey on our team was one of the best decisions we made. As soon as we hired her, she immediately dug in and mastered the facts and the case’s complicated history. She set up a great mock, and she helped us glean critical lessons from the exercise. She was invaluable in the lead-up to jury selection and worked closely with us to make the right calls during voir dire. And thankfully she stayed with us all the way through trial, giving us great insights, keeping everyone calm, and adding value every day. She was a key part of the team, and she helped us bring home a complete defense verdict. Hailey is one of those rare people who is equal measures warm, kind and steady, but also fierce, sharp as a tack, and full of good intuition. We can’t wait to work with her again.”
-Hamilton Hill, Bartlit Beck LLP
“Having retained jury consulting firms over the last 35 years of practice I know what a difference a really good firm can make in a difficult or complex case. I have used Trask & Associates exclusively for the last 15 years because of the quality of the consulting services they bring to my cases, and the results I have achieved when I bring them into a case. I recently tried a can’t win case where Trask team member Dr. Hailey Drescher was there providing insight and advice during voir dire. With Hailey’s help I was able to seat the best possible jury resulting in a unqualified victory in a case where all odds were against us. Without question Hailey’s assistance and acumen in picking the jury was instrumental in winning that case.”
-J. Randall Jones, Kemp, Jones & Coulthard, LLP
“I had the pleasure of working with Hailey Drescher for the first time during jury research and a lengthy trial in 2017. She is responsive, professional, hands-on, and practical. Like Tara, Hailey became a member of our team and quickly understood the issues and our strategies for winning the case, which we did to the tune of $25 million for our client. I have very much enjoyed working with Tara for the past 15 years, and I look forward to working with Hailey again in the near future.”
-Maria Wyckoff Boyce, Hogan Lovells US LLP