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Meet Jeri Kagel

Jeri Kagel's background in law and psychology led her to choose to be a trial consultant, and her experience in both disciplines has enhanced her success in the field. 

After working as a psychotherapist at a counseling center (which she co-founded), Jeri Kagel began to crave more logical and concrete thinking. She decided to pursue the study of law.

As her law practice grew, she found that her psychotherapy experience ran counter to many of the behaviors inherent in our adversarial legal system. She began looking for a way to combine what she loved about the law with her understanding of psychology – and realized she could use her knowledge of human motivators and emotional responses in the courtroom to enhance a client’s success. 

The first application of her unique combination of skills came as a jury consultant.  Jeri demonstrated for attorneys that the stereotypes on which they had relied when striking a jury did not really provide them with the enough information to “pick a jury” accurately. She began to define what kinds of people or experiences the attorneys should look for during voir dire.

Jeri expanded her practice to look beyond the jury and to consider all the aspects of the trial together - as a synergistic whole.   

As a trial consultant, Jeri Kagel makes all that an attorney does at trial stronger – more cogent, more cohesive and more convincing.

Professional Degrees

JD, Northeastern University
M.Ed, Counseling Psychology, Georgia State University
B.S., Boston University

Community Leadership

President, Congregation Bet Haverim

Teaching and Lecturing Credits

United States Attorneys (Atlanta Office)
Georgia Department of Transportation
CTNA Practice Group Conference
Infinity Insurance Group
National Employment Lawyers Association
Atlanta Bar Association (Litigation Setion)
Atlanta City Attorney's Office
Georgia Psychological Association
Georgia Association of Women Lawyers
Emory University Law School
Georgia State University Law School
Emory University Medical School

Professional Organizations and Distinctions

Georgia Bar Association - Member
Good Causes for Good Women - Achievement Award

ICLE Courses

Speaker/Presenter for:

Medical Malpractice Panel, Atlanta, GA (2006)
Medical Malpractice/Impact of Tort Reform, Atlanta, GA (2005)
Medical Malpractice/Jury Selection, Atlanta, GA (2004)
Medical Malpractice, Atlanta, GA (2002)
Institute for City and County Attorneys, Athens, GA (2000)
Civil Litigation Institute, Ann Arbor, MI (1998)
Atlanta Bar Association, Atlanta, GA (1993)

 


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