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Gary K. Michaels

Director, Consultant

(310) 294-6877

Gary Michaels is director of visual communications for Fillichio & Hastings. With over 20 years in the litigation consulting industry, Gary has earned the trust of many of the most prestigious and experienced trial teams in the nation. He has consulted on hundreds of cases nationally, focusing on intellectual property, pharmaceutical, commercial, bankruptcy, insurance, employment, product liability, and medical malpractice, among others. He is the lead visual communications expert for many cases, coordinating the visual communication and presentation technology strategies at every stage of litigation. He immerses himself quickly in the facts of a case and meets with counsel to recommend the most direct and efficient solutions to simplify case themes and create compelling visual presentations using a wide variety of state-of-the-art media.

Gary is known for his quick wit, calm demeanor and ability to quickly grasp and distill difficult concepts into persuasive and memorable visuals. Gary has worked in hundreds of trials and research settings and is expert at understanding the importance of effective communication in the courtroom. Prior to joining Fillichio & Hastings, Gary worked with other national consulting firms including DecisionQuest for 15 years and TrialGraphix for 6 years.


  • University of Maryland, B.A., Commercial Art