2nd Chair Services is the oldest and highest rated jury consultation firm in San Diego County.  We have been in business since 1995 and have been involved in more trials, received higher Plaintiff’s verdicts, and achieved more improbable results than any other firm in San Diego County History.

2nd Chair Services was founded in 1995 by Toni M. Blake JD. MA.  Ms. Blake is a graduate of University of Nebraska’s Law and Psychology program, where she studied cognitive social psychology and law.  For the last 20 years Ms. Blake has been a part time professor of psychology and a full time jury consultant.  She has assisted in the tactical planning and jury selection in over 2000 civil and criminal cases.

Toni has served on the faculty of the Monterey Death Penalty College, the Defense Investigators Training Academy, and has spoken more than 50 times for private and public defender organizations and civil law groups.

Toni has served as a TV commentator for Court TV, CNN, Fox, MSNBC, and numerous local TV and radio shows. Appearances include Nancy Grace, Kathleen Crier, and Wolf Blitzer.

Toni’s cases, research and verdicts have been featured on Dateline, 48 Hours, Forensic Files, ABC Prime Time, Larry King and in various other news magazines articles and programs.

Microsoft hit with $1.5 billion patent verdict

“This Verdict Made Jaws Drop”

 “367.4 Million in Damages Awarded to Alcatel-Lucent”


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