BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — A Boca Raton based litigation consultant is being credited with helping a major law firm in the northeast secure a nearly ten million dollar settlement in a wrongful death case.
While the case is confidential, the video which featured interviews with friends, family members, and a critical look at the defendant, is being considered a key element in help attorneys reach settlement without incurring the expense of trial.
ColtonCreative LLC was founded by award-winning former network news correspondent Andrew Colton who produces what are considered to be stunning video settlement brochure and “day in the life videos” that are used by attorneys in mediation. The videos, which look and sound like a network news magazine production, illustrate the strength and emotion of a case. Local court reporters who transcribe court proceedings have occasionally dabbled in video production, but attorneys say comparing a court reporter’s video production to one by ColtonCreative is like comparing a Yugo to a Mercedes.
“Colton’s videos consistently knock our cases out of the ballpark,” said one major trial attorney in the midwest. “He takes complicated cases and translates them into easy to understand and extraordinarily effective documentaries. His scripting, video production, narration, and analysis of our cases help immeasurably.”
One of Colton’s first productions was used in the case of Abbey Taylor, a young girl who was eviscerated by a malfunctioning pool drain. Sadly, she later died. After helping attorneys help the family secure a settlement publicly estimated at $25-million dollars, and more importantly initiating change to pool safety laws, Colton’s video is now used worldwide as a training video for pool safety workers. The video is available online.
“At its most basic level,” said Colton from his South Florida studio, “I help attorneys sound less like attorneys and more like humans. It’s all about communicating your case in a way that is simple yet effective. People like to hear stories. By working with attorneys to craft their case into a story, we are able to present to a mediator and opposing counsel an self-contained, highly effective retelling of events.”
While confidentiality clauses prevent an exact number from being released, it’s believed the Colton’s videos have helped attorneys secure settlements valued in the tens of millions of dollars over just the past few years. While based in South Florida, Colton works with attorneys nationwide. His corporate website is ColtonCreative.com.