G. Christopher Ritter
The Focal Point

501 14th Street, Suite 200
Oakland, CA 94612, United States
Areas of Practice
  • Exhibits
  • Expert Witness Services
  • Translation Services
  • Trial Consulting
  • Video Services

Practice/Organization Description

Every line, every illustration, every element of a graphic must serve a particular purpose. At The Focal Point, we work with you as an integrated team to create and refine just the right litigation graphics to convey your argument clearly and convincingly.

Our graphics development services include:

Production—We offer a wide range of trial exhibit materials, from simple presentation boards to the latest state-of-the-art animation. Depending on your case, the type of information to be conveyed, and your own presentation style, we'll develop the most effective mix of media for you, including:

-Printed exhibit boards

-Projected exhibits


-Interactive Flash presentations

-Scale models

Process management—Our production and planning processes are designed to ensure your case receives outstanding attention to detail and the highest possible service standard. From the beginning of an engagement through the end, we have systematic processes for assessing conflict, managing workflow, ensuring timely client response, and guaranteeing quality.

Client support—To make sure that you have the latest information during the graphics development phase, we provide customized, password-protected secure websites created for each case. The website is accessible from any computer with internet access anywhere in the world. You can view, save, or print your graphics as well as communicate with your case team. You can also exchange files and send comments via the secure site.

Expert witness courtroom presentation support—With expert witnesses playing an important role in many trials, it's critical that their presentations be easy for judges and juries to understand. We regularly work with expert witnesses to help them develop and refine their presentations so they can provide more persuasive testimony.

An extensive library of trial presentation materials—Our library ensures you save time and money on trial prep because we can use or modify presentation materials that have been used successfully in other trials. We also maintain a library showing the layout of courtrooms all over the country. This helps our clients anticipate how to display their litigation graphics so they can better prepare for trial.


University of Chicago Law School

Professional Associations & Memberships

In addition to his work at The Focal Point, Chris has taught for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and remains an active member of the State Bar of California. An accomplished author, he collaborated with The Focal Point’s founder, Andy Spingler, on Packaging and Presenting Your Case to Win, published by the CEB, and wrote Creating Winning Trial Strategies and Graphics, published by the American Bar Association, and lauded as the definitive guide in the field.

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