Founder & CEO
Morgan Smith thrives at the juncture of law and art. With over 17 years of experience as an attorney litigating high-value cases, he combined his litigation background with strong creative and visual communication skills to found Cogent Legal. Now he helps other attorneys hone their strategies and translate their stories into compelling and creative visuals for trial.
Co-Executive Director - Sacramento
Andrew is the Co-Executive Director of the Sacramento office, and brings over 15 years of experience as an attorney to the job. Andrew was the founding member of Focused Decisions, and developed a successful nationwide practice in mock trial work. Andrew and Deep now head this department for Cogent Legal.
Co-Executive Director - Sacramento
Deep has over 15 years of experience as an attorney, and developed an expertise in the art of mock trials over the last few years at Focused Decisions, before joining Cogent Legal. Deep brings an extensive knowledge of combining compelling visuals and themes to test your case in a mock trial, and then provides the analysis afterward for trial preparation.
Dustin joined Cogent Legal in 2022 as an attorney consultant. Prior to joining Cogent, Dustin was a practicing attorney with multiple defense firms and Plaintiff firms handling high value personal injury cases, as well as business and product defect litigation. Dustin tailored his career to trial work with an emphasis on trial presentation and persuasion and has successfully litigated multiple bench and jury trials. Dustin now assists attorneys as a consultant in case strategy and how to effectively and efficiently present their clients’ story at every phase of litigation.
Director of Public Relations
Matthew brings with him over 11 years of 3D production, and design expertise. Matthew’s thoughtful approach to design details are created using the highest levels of technology. With these techniques, he is able to achieve real-world accuracy for use across a wide array of litigation purposes. His work product has been utilized to great effect on countless high-value cases.
Ryan brings over 18 years of experience in the digital marketing industry to the Cogent Legal team. With a passion for photography, videography, graphic design, and web development, Ryan excels at simplifying the message and perfecting the presentation. He supports the Mock Trial department as a Senior Consultant, providing clients with video production, graphic design, and case presentation services.
Director of Medical Illustration
Anne is a multidisciplinary designer who joined the Cogent Legal team shortly after receiving her BFA in Communications Design. She is an adept information architect who employs a contemporary, methodical approach to data visualization and information design. She is also an avid photographer, editor and fine arts fanatic.
It's no secret that going to trial is one of the most stressful and intimidating experiences that an attorney will face.
At Cogent Legal, we craft high-quality demonstrative graphics designed to help you explain your case. We have decades of combined experience in creating persuasive trial exhibits for use in openings, closing, and witness examinations. Cogent Legal also provides strategic case consulting and trial support. In myriad ways, our team helps attorneys prepare and present their cases for maximum results with minimum stress. We specialize in creating artful and persuasive graphics meant to complement each case’s own unique story.
What is said is not always understood. That is reason alone to incorporate compelling visual concepts into your case narrative. We also provide counsel and strategic guidance in areas of admissibility, design, tactics for presentation, interpreting legal issues, and other nuances. In addition to our design and consulting practice areas, we also offer in-court technology services, pre-trial support, mock trials, and focus groups. We pride ourselves in creating a boutique, client-focused experience, with the capability to handle any sized case.
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