Lucid CGI is a nationally recognized litigation graphics firm that specializes in visual and technical strategies for persuasive communication. We offer large-firm creative services of the highest quality, operationally streamlined for financial efficiency and project flexibility.

We are experts in the art of advocacy, a reputation we’ve built trial by trial. Our principals are among the most experienced in the field, with a 35-year litigation history that includes every major case type, involving a comprehensive range of industries, on over 1,500 matters. We are proud to have served nationally ranked law firms on billion-dollar, high-stakes civil and high-profile criminal matters, in state, federal, and international venues.

As visual thinkers and storytellers, we create images that communicate your arguments quickly, clearly and with an emotional resonance that sticks.

Research shows that when clear and concise visual aids are used in combination with speech, 70-80% is retained after a 72 hour period. By using trial-tested strategies, we give the triers-of-fact the tools they need to fight for you.

We provide graphics and technical support throughout the litigation process — meetings, hearings, expert reports, arbitration, mediation, in-trial and in the war room.

We are proud to have been retained to work with inspired attorneys on such high-risk cases as In Re Zantac (Rantitidine) NDMA Litigation, In Re Blood Reagents Antitrust Litigation, In Re Allergan, Inc. Proxy Violation Securities, People v. Atkins (Silver Lake Trader Joe’s Shooting), US Airways v. Sabre, Cepheid v. Roche Molecular Systems, Monsanto v. DuPont, and ConocoPhillips v. Timor-Leste.

Business Tort
City Ordinance
Civil Right
Class Action
Contract Dispute
Eminent Domain
EPA/OSHA Violation
Human Rights
Malicious Prosecution
Patent Infringement
Personal Injury
Product Liability
Professional Malpractice
Sexual Misconduct
Toxic Tort
Trade Secrets
Unsafe Road
Use of Force
Workers Comp
Wrongful Death


From graphic design to augmented reality, we’ve got you covered.

visual strategy consulting

Experts in the art of advocacy work with you to develop persuasive graphic strategies that bring your arguments to life – strategies based on 35 years of trial-tested successes.

Visual communication experts work with your team to define strategies for aligning juror’s perceptions and filling in experience gaps, for persuasively communicating your key points and fact patterns, and crafting expert testimony into compelling and easy-to-understand narratives. Our goal is to give the triers of fact the tools they need to fight for you in deliberations.

graphic design

Our approach to design is to keep it clean so that the message is clear. Good design is more than making it look good. It about creating something that communicates a focused message at a glance.

2D/3D animation & live action video

2D/3D animation and live action video give a feeling of reality and aliveness, and explains the product or action and get to the point across quickly.

reality capture

Reality capture is the quick collection of accurate data about the real-world — data that can be used to survey sites, measure distances between objects, and create accurate 3D models.

Laser Scanning and Photogrammetry: Laser scanning uses a laser rangefinder to capture the surface shape and color of objects, buildings, and landscapes. Photogrammetry derives data from photos.

Motion Capture: Motion capture (mocap) is used to digitally records the movement of objects or people. Mocap is used to “map” performances onto digital models,

augmented reality, virtual reality & interactive 3D

AR, VR and interactive 3D provides the ultimate flexibility in interacting with 3D models and scenes. The abilities are limitless, but to give a few examples, you can:
• Examine objects at any angle/detail
• Walk through environments
• Interact with mechanisms and parts
• Initiate animation on a click
• Prompt the display of documents or video

trial tech support and equipment rental

For a seamless in-court experience, trial tech professionals create and manage the exhibit database, sync and edit video/audio depositions, design the courtroom equipment layout, and work closely with your trial team for a seamless in-trial experience.
• Audio/video deposition editing
• Courtroom set-up
• Hot-seat operator
• Equipment rentals
• Exhibit database management

Veteran graphics consultant Diane Suzuki had a vision of a litigation graphics firm that provides a truly robust set of services beyond PowerPoint, video, and animation.

Diane comes out of nationwide litigation consulting firms. When storytelling emerged as the strategic paradigm, she left the firm to enroll in USC’s film school to strengthen her skills.

Film School brought filmic storytelling techniques and a sharper visual vocabulary to her expertise. Moreover, working with filmmakers using extraordinary film tech sparked a vision of a litigation graphics company. Inspired by the technologies used in film-making and the creative minds in the film industry, Diane left film school with a clear vision of a lit support company that provides out of the box innovative solutions. Diane launched Lucid CGI upon graduating.

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