Will Rountree is a partner and has been with Bonora Rountree since 2005. He brings to the team a grounded understanding of legal principles and specialized social science methodologies to reveal jurors’ perceptions and biases. Will has acquired in-depth consulting experience in over 300 cases, and developed specialties in employment discrimination, criminal defense, intellectual property, and breach of contract cases. He is often called upon to conduct publicity analysis and venue studies in high- profile cases, and has testified as an expert in a change of venue hearing where the motion was granted.
As the Associate Editor of JuryWork: Systematic Techniques, Will conducted extensive legal and social science research for the most comprehensive and up-to-date manual for the practice of jury consulting. Will has written extensively on jury composition challenges, post-trial interview techniques, the discriminatory use of peremptory challenges and voir dire questioning techniques in restricted time conditions. Combining consulting experience and research, he has developed specific voir dire questioning methods to assist attorneys in revealing jurors’ biases in high-stakes litigation.
Will has lectured at the University of California at Berkeley, San Francisco State University, Golden Gate University and the International Institute for the Sociology of Law in Oñati, Spain. He is a former member of the State Bar of Wisconsin and a current member of the Law and Society Association. He received his law degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California at Berkeley.