Litigation and Defense Industry Demonstratives, Litigation IT Support

Highly skilled at creating professional 3d animations, flash interactive visuals, technical illustrations. Years of experience providing excellent service to lawyers, experts, and defense industry professionals. Efficient at helping litigation teams go to trial. Unusual combination of engineering and artistic skills. Goal-oriented, autonomous self-starter, low-maintenance, sets good example to others. Excellent at helping sales team attract new business. Exceptional at adapting to new technology, turning new skills into company profits. Thrives on challenges. Positive, can-do mindset. Ready to contribute immediately – the one you want on your team.


“Peder is the most innovative, creative, and professional trial/litigation support provider I have EVER had the privilege with whom to work. We worked on a national account together while at Merrill, and the client's management and I were all blown away by his designs, presentation and his overall winning demeanor. He is incredibly talented, and Peder should never be passed over for any other trial services provider. Hire Peder! You will always be glad you did.”

April 1, 2013
Melissa Rogozinski, Sr. Account Executive, Merrill Corporation - Birmingham, AL (colleague)

“Peder created true and accurate animation with fine detail, bringing visual information to the jury. His sense of intrgrity and attention to detail along with his sense of humor made him a pleasure to work with at Executive Presentations.”

February 8, 2012
Shar Blume, Art Diector, Executive Presentations (colleague)

“Peder has been an amazing resource for graphic consulting and design for litigation matters. He is very precise, and intricate with his details and does his work in a timely fashion. I highly recommend Peder to handle your trial graphics.”

September 30, 2011
Noah Wick, M.A., National Director of Consulting, Prolumina (colleague)

“Working with Peder on trial presentations while at Merrill was a joy. He was always attentive to the client's needs and went the extra mile to provide them solutions that were beyond what they thought were possible. I feel Peder's animation work is top notch would be happy to work with him at any time in the future.”

July 20, 2009
Brian Harralson, Account Executive, Merrill Legal Solutions (colleague)

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Trial Project Manager/Graphics Specialist
Los Angeles, CA • 2010 - Present

Doing whatever it takes to help litigation teams prepare for trial or mediation.

Advanced trial "hot seat" trial tech. Build trial databases, manage docs, create and edit video excerpts. Combined use of CT Summation iBlaze and TrialDirector in court.

Advanced graphic designer. Design high-quality (but affordable) graphics, from simple boards to Flash interactive, to PowerPoint, to 3d animation. (visit gallery)

Trial Project Manager/Graphics Specialist
Los Angeles, CA • 2006-2010

Guided demonstrative, “Juror-friendly” exhibits from idea to admissible deliverables, including 3D animation, Flash interactive and static demonstratives. (Construction defect, accident reconstruction, geology/seismic activity, patent, asbestos/toxic defense, medical illustrations, timelines.) Built trial databases, managed docs, ran complex searches, created and edited video excerpts. Filled “hot seat” at trial, mediation, and depositions. Combined use of CT Summation iBlaze and TrialDirector in court. Met deadlines within budget. Provided clear output/delivery instructions to vendors across the US. Quickly gathered resources to accommodate overflow work or non in-house products. Was frequent CLE speaker on trial technology, new cost-saving techniques, and on anticipating admissibility differences when designing demonstratives for trial vs. for mediation.

Whitepaper: “How the Power of Demonstrative Evidence Animation Can Make Your Case Come to Life” - Law Technology News “White paper of the week” 09/2009)

Whitepaper: “Six Keys to Creating and Using Compelling Demonstrative Graphics”

Tellus vs. Total Petrol: Created “David vs. Goliath” oil rights dispute animations that won 0-12 defense verdict, systematically debunking opposing side’s far more expensive animations

Created Lextranet animated promo, featured on company website

Occasionally retained as graphics expert witness

Demonstrative Animation Specialist
Los Angeles, CA • 2003-2006

Produced demonstrative evidence animations and static illustrations. Was on-location video director, FCP editor for DITL/settlement videos. Built trial databases, managed docs, ran complex searches, cut clips, filled “hot seat” at trial, mediation, depositions. Met deadlines within budget. Kept in continuous, close communication with management at all times.

Systematic approach to creating profitable animation: Helped generate over $70M in verdicts and settlements in 2005

Increased 2005 company profit 350% over predecessor’s average yearly performance

Introduced new production techniques improving throughput and company bottom line, including several cost-lowering animation alternatives to attract smaller clients

Managed 6-12 simultaneous animations throughout 2005 (26 total delivered in 2005)

Animations featured by several CAALA key note speakers (2004 Convention, Las Vegas)

Animator/Digital Artist/Graphic Designer
Woodland Hills, CA • 2002-2003

Created conceptual technical/military animations used for defense proposals such as Future Combat System contracts. (Interactive tradeshow multimedia, 3d renderings, conceptual models, proposal work, print media.) Created special effect footage for video department. Trained coworkers advanced Photoshop, Illustrator, and After Effects.

Secret Level Clearance (currently inactive)

2 Invention Disclosures, including a 3ds max plug-in

Lead Animator/Video Editor/Modeler/Designer
Simi Valley, CA • 1997-2002

Created technical animations for defense industry clients and law firms. (Accident reconstructions, military simulations including underwater environments, surgical robotics, patent, architectural.) Consulted clients, devised strategy and budget for each project, directed shot-flow, storyboards, and led team. Photorealistic lights, advanced materials, balanced color saturation as it relates to atmospheric depth, interior and exterior. SFX, depth-of-field, motion blur, cam shake, f-stop, explosions, flares, clouds, “Bullet-Cam,” expressions, dynamic simulations, maxscript. Matte/shadow composite sets & models with character overlays, rendering in passes and layers for improved production flow. Character Studio biped motion, motion capture, crowd behavior. Main in-sync SpeedRazor DigiSuite video editor. Implemented & managed network “rendering farm.”

Helped land $300K+ contract with AIMS Multimedia

Undercut competition, lowered production costs while drastically increasing product quality, by superimposing animation over video instead of creating animations from scratch

Led 7-member team to create “Virus Wars,” an 8 min all-animation mini movie for COMDEX exhibit, from crude idea to customer approved deliverables in just 5 weeks

Service Bureau/Pre-Press/Printing Troubleshooter
Chatsworth, CA • 1997-2000

Design, trapping, imposition/pagination, color correction, drum scanning, film/color proof output

Established new data mgmt system

Service Bureau/Pre-Press/Printing Troubleshooter
Pasadena, CA • 1996-1997

Design, trapping, imposition/pagination, color correction, drum scanning, film/color proof output

Production Manager/Sr. Graphic Arts Designer
Sherman Oaks, CA • 1991-1996

(Leading Classified Ad Paper) Supervised 11 designers, designed display ads, custom art & logos, trained employees, responsible for color press check, heavy deadlines


Trial Software

Certified CT Summation iBlaze Trainer, Certified inData TrialDirector 5 Trainer, Visionary, Sanction, Advanced Acrobat/PDF, AutoSync, MS Office Suite, including PowerPoint and Communicator

Animation Software

Autodesk 3DS Max 2010 64-bit, mental ray, After Effects, Flash, ActionScript, XML, Character Studio (mocap, motion flow editor, motion mixer, manual keyframe), Havoc Reactor, Ragdoll, maxscript, Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro, Premiere RT, Director Lingo, Combustion*, SoundForge, VegasVideo, Lightscape, DigiSuite LE 4.1, DPS Perception, SpeedRazor RT-2000 (some SolidWorks, Maya)

Design/Layout/Misc. Software

QuarkXPress, Quark Imposition & Impo-Lite, Scitex Scanning s/w, Photoshop, Illustrator, CorelDraw!, PageMaker, Scitex FAF, Luminous TrapWise, Freehand, C, C++, WebEx, DOS, On24, MS Office Suite, including PowerPoint and Communicator


Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering,
Low Voltage Circuit Design

Åsö Technical College, Stockholm, Sweden (view grades)

3D Studio Animation, Graphic Arts Design
Simi Valley Adult School, Simi Valley, CA

Music Composition/Jazz Improvisation
Grove School of Music, North Hollywood, CA

Certified CT Summation iBlaze Trainer
CT Summation, San Francisco, CA

Certified inData TrialDirector 6 Trainer
inData Corporation, Phoenix, AZ

Miscellaneous Accomplishments: