Professional Biography

Karen O. Lisko, Ph.D. Senior Litigation Consultant

  • Phoenix

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    2901 N. Central Avenue, Suite 2000

    Phoenix, AZ





  • 12.04.2017
    Amanda Tessar and Karen Lisko Quoted by Law Week Colorado - Names and Narratives in Patent Jury Trials
    General News

    Law Week Colorado

    Amanda Tessar and Karen Lisko were quoted in the Law Week Colorado article, “Names and Narratives in Patent Jury Trials,” regarding a new study suggesting jury bias against non-practicing entities and for accused infringers in declaratory judgment actions.
  • 2012
    Karen Lisko provided media commentary on the Apple v. Samsung patent trial in August 2012. Her Associated Press interview was reposted in more than 250 publications. She provided additional commentary for, Law360 and others.
  • 2004
    Karen Lisko provided radio and newspaper commentary on the Kobe Bryant trial, including creating a high-risk jury profile for both sides of the case.
  • 1997
    Karen Lisko provided television commentary for CBS News, including an interview with Scott Pelley on the McVeigh jury selection.
  • 1994
    Karen Lisko provided television commentary on the O.J. Simpson trial, including focus groups on the case for a (regional) news magazine show. She provided an on-air prediction of an acquittal based on her past jury research in murder cases.



Areas of Focus


  • The University of Kansas, Ph.D., Communication Studies with emphasis in Legal Communication, 1992
  • The University of Kansas, M.A., Communication Studies, 1990
  • The University of Arizona, B.A., Speech Communication, 1986