Vinson & Company maintains a full-time professional staff trained at the country’s leading schools and universities. Our Ph.D. specialists offer expertise in Psychology, Sociology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Psychometrics, Statistics, Mathematics, Communication Sciences, and Research Design.
Dr. Vinson is widely considered the “founding father” of jury and trial research, and is internationally recognized as the world’s leading expert in the field. He has founded three successful companies in the industry, two of which were acquired by NYSE-listed corporations.
Stephen Paterson is President and CEO of Vinson & Company and has more than 25 years of experience in the field of trial research. He began his career as the Director of Marketing at Litigation Sciences, Inc, the first jury research firm in the industry.
Senior Vice President of R&D
For 25 years Dr. Silverstein has served alongside Dr. Donald Vinson and Steve Paterson in some of the most well-known trials in recent legal history.
Mr. Perlut has more than 20 years of experience as a trial strategist, having developed significant expertise in high-risk, high-exposure, bet-the-company litigation.
Senior Litigation Consultant
Dr. Katherine Vinson has over 10 years of litigation experience and is a social psychologist with a specialty in juror behavior and decision making.
Dr. Kirsten Domagalski received her undergraduate degree in Mathematics and went on to get her Ph.D. in Psychological Science at UC Irvine, culminating in over 7 years of experience in applied psychological research.
Executive Assistant to Steve Paterson
Director of Operations