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

DIANE SUZUKI
Founder & President

626.844.3466 | dks@lucidcgi.com | vcard | LinkedIn

DIANE SUZUKI is nationally recognized for her expertise in strategic legal graphics. Diane founded Lucid CGI, after 15 years as an Art Director for large nationwide litigation consulting companies, with a vision of providing out-of-the-box creative solutions that go beyond PowerPoint.

Diane has been engaged on over 1,500 cases and has amassed extensive experience in all major case types over a broad range of industries. Her most notable recent engagements include State of Hawaii v. Bristol-Myers Squibb (product liability, defense), In Re Zantac (Rantitidine) NDMA Litigation (product liability, defense), In Re Allergan, Inc. Proxy Violation Securities (securities, defense), US Airways v. Sabre (antitrust, plaintiff), Cepheid v. Roche Molecular Systems, (patent infringement, defense), US ex rel Hendrix v. J-M Manufacturing Co. (whistleblower, plaintiff), Monsanto v. DuPont (patent infringement, plaintiff), U.S. v. McWane Inc. (environmental crime, defense), ConocoPhillips v. Government of Republica Democratica De Timor-Leste (tax assessment), Audit Committee of Las Vegas Sands Corporation (fraud, defense), and John Cassese v. dick clark productions, inc. and 19 Entertainment, Inc. (intellectual property defense). In addition, Diane worked on high-profile criminal trials that include the Silverlake Trader Joe’s shooting, the murder of Gavin Smith, the Menendez brothers retrial, Calvin Broadus’s murder trial (Rapper Snoop Dogg), and OJ Simpson’s murder trial, as well as the civil wrongful death suit against Simpson.

Diane has been invited to speak about visual strategy and presentation technology to the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Bar Association, Caltrans’ Tort Committee and USC’s Master of Science in Applied Psychology program, and was a graduate advisor at Art Center College of Design (Pasadena, CA).

American Society of Trial Consultants

Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles

Claremont Graduate University Fellow

Master of Fine Arts in Film and Animation, USC School of Cinema & TV

Master of Fine Arts in Painting and Sculpture, Claremont Graduate University

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting, California State University Long Beach

2001 Artist in Residency, The Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences, Japan
2000-2001 Intern: Paul Debevec (2019: Academy Technical Achievement Award, 2010: Academy Scientific and Engineering Award)
2001 USC Harold Lloyd Scholarship
2000 USC Hollywood Foreign Press Scholarship
1992 Claremont Graduate School Humanities Fellowship
1991 & 1992 Claremont Graduate School Institutional Scholarship
1991 & 1992 Claremont Graduate School Turnercoburn Scholarship
Los Angeles County Museum New Talent Award Nominee