Our passion lies in delivering efficient, high-quality service with unwavering respect for the relationship. These relationships—with our clients, colleagues, and communities—are what sets IMS apart, and they’re why we first began specializing in expert witness services for complex litigation.
In the early 1990’s, IMS co-founders Mike and Bill Wein led two successful firms (Media Management Resources and Intelligent Management Solutions) that provided high-end executive searches for companies in the telecommunications industry. They were frequently approached by major corporations looking for expert witnesses to testify on their behalf. Eventually, Mike and Bill found themselves discussing the increasing need for high-stakes expert search firms, and they created IMS ExpertServices soon after.
IMS pioneered the executive-recruiting approach to align clients working in complex commercial litigation with the very best subject matter experts across any industry.
After nearly 30 years in the business, we knew IMS clients would benefit from a collaborative approach to connect the tools and services they need at every phase of trial. We were inspired to grow and evolve even further, and our research led us to The Focal Point—a respected trial consulting firm (based in Oakland, California) with shared values, strong relationships, and proven methodologies.
In 2019, IMS ExpertServices and The Focal Point joined together to become IMS Consulting & Expert Services. This partnership resulted in an innovative, integrated approach to legal consultation and an unmatched level of personalized, professional service.
Our August 2021 acquisition of Litigation Insights—a nationally recognized jury consulting and visual communication firm headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri—allowed us to build on complementary strengths and common ideals to further increase our depth and leadership in jury research, trial graphics, and presentation strategy.
In April 2022, IMS acquired Z-Axis, an international visual communications firm based in Denver, Colorado. In addition to an expanded global reach, this union represents a powerful combination of experience and success to elevate IMS clients’ trial strategy and presentation design in high-stakes arbitration and litigation.
IMS continues to seek opportunities to give top litigators access to the most comprehensive trial services they need to consistently win.
IMS was founded upon many of these core values, and they continue to guide our company forward as we expand to meet the needs of our trusted clients and colleagues. We believe our people are our greatest asset and that diverse points of view lead to a stronger and more creative organization. In 2019, IMS launched a comprehensive, evidence-based Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) program across all offices—a program which continues to grow.
In addition to the legal community, IMS is proud to be a part of many local communities. The “Mike Wein Good Deed Day” was created to honor our co-founder by partnering with philanthropic organizations and engaging our team in ongoing projects to advance their mission. Each month, IMS donates to a variety of charities selected by our employees in honor of their work anniversaries.
MEET OUR TEAM
Not Just Experts…Expertise
There is a reason why the country’s top attorneys partner with IMS. Meet the trusted team of litigation experts who position our clients to succeed.
BALTIMORE | CHICAGO | DALLAS | DENVER | KANSAS CITY
LOS ANGELES | MINNEAPOLIS | NEW YORK | OAKLAND
PENSACOLA | UNITED KINGDOM
IMS is committed to our clients, our team members, our partners, and our communities. Together, we win.
JOIN OUR TEAM
Looking for an exciting industry, collaborative environment, and supportive culture? Explore our opportunities below!
News & Events
IMS Consulting & Expert Services Acquires International Visual Strategy Firm Z-Axis
IMS has acquired Denver-based international visual communications strategy firm Z-Axis. With this expansion, IMS will offer its services worldwide.
IMS Wins Top 3 in The Legal Intelligencer’s “Best Of” 2022 Awards
The Legal Intelligencer announced the winners of the “Best Of” 2022 award survey, naming IMS as a Top 3 winner in the Expert Witness Referral category.
IMS Wins Top 3 in Texas Lawyer’s “Best Of” 2022 Awards
Texas Lawyer announced the winners of the “Best Of” 2022 award survey, naming IMS as a Top 3 winner in the Texas-based Expert Witness category.
Christina Marinakis Presents “The Art of Jury Selection” at DRI’s Annual Meeting
Dr. Christina Marinakis presents “The Art of Jury Selection: A Murder Trial Revisited” on October 27 at the Defense Research Institute Annual Meeting.
The National Law Review Go To Thought Leader
Best of Corporate Counsel
Best of The National Law Journal
The National Law Journal Hall of Fame
WORK WITH US
Take care of your client—and their reputation—with IMS’ integrated services and unparalleled support.