Telephone: 866.624.6221

Alternative: 732.547.5615

Fax: 866.579.0819

mcalzaretta@MagnaLS.com

Mark Calzaretta

Director of Litigation Consulting

As a founding partner, and Director of Litigation Consulting, Mark oversees the operations for Magna Legal’s Litigation, Graphic and Trial Consulting Team. Mark is a recognized expert in assisting attorneys with development of complex trial strategies, drawing on his extensive background in jury persuasion and analysis, trial technology and behavioral psychology. He has served as lead litigation consultant for hundreds of cases spanning more than twenty jurisdictions, and has mastery of more than a dozen litigation software applications. He has been a leader in the litigation consulting industry for more than 15 years. Recognized for his ability to combine an impressive technological knowledge with his background in Psychology, he has been featured in various publications, including PC Magazine and the National Law Journal, on the subjects of jury research, juror persuasion, legal technology, trial presentation, and litigation support.

Mark has lectured at Temple Law School and Seton Hall School of Law on the subjects of focus groups, jury research, jury selection and voir dire. He has provided continuing legal education courses, presentations and training across the nation for various organizations, law firms, judges and corporate litigation departments. Mark has provided pro bono services for victims of the 9/11 tragedy, in addition to his consulting engagements and legal seminar presentations. Mark is a graduate of SUNY Albany, with a degree in Psychology and Anthropology.

Trial Experience

  • The first fully multimedia criminal trial in New Jersey: State v. Alex Levine
  • Numerous multimillion dollar medical malpractice cases.
  • Numerous fortune 100 Company product liability cases.
  • Numerous catastrophic personal injury cases.
  • Numerous asbestos cases
  • Numerous toxic tort cases

Jury Selection

Mark has used his vast trial experience and expertise to aid in the selection of more than 100 juries in high-profile cases.

Litigation Consulting Engagements

  • Facilitated Numerous Focus Groups and Mock Trials
  • Settlement conferences before numerous judges and arbitrators
  • Depositions and pretrial hearings
  • Expert and Witness Communication Training
  • Pro Bono consulting for WTC victim P.B. who received second largest award from WTC Committee of $7.5M

Provided Presentations and Training For

  • CLE course: “Juror Persuasion: How Jurors Form Decisions, Case Strategies and Theme Development”, accredited in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Denver, Colorado, Texas, California and Florida
  • New York CLE classes in Court Room Techniques and Technology
  • CLE courses for Pennsylvania Bar Institute & Dispute Resolution Institute
  • Pennsylvania Paralegal CLE courses
  • ATLA Association of Trial Lawyers
  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • New Jersey Board of Governors
  • New York Bar Association
  • Technological Advances in Voir Dire
  • Focus Groups and Mock Trials
  • Courtroom Technology 101

Certifications/Expertise

  • Sanction II since product inception
  • Certified in LiveNote

Completed manufacturer reseller training in

  • Case Map, Time Map, Concordance, Summation & Litigator’s Notebook
  • Advanced training in Power Point, Illustrator and Photoshop