About Us

Courtroom Animation: Your Forensic Animation Studio

Courtroom Animation is a Los Angeles based legal animation and graphics studio that creates scientifically-accurate and highly realistic 3D computer animations. Our visual exhibits have been used in thousands of cases and have helped our clients achieve favorable legal outcomes in mediations, arbitrations, and across various trial settings.

We were founded on the idea that seeing is believing. The best way to tell a story is to show it.

We founded Courtroom Animation to solve a significant problem in the legal industry: The difficulty in conveying legal arguments through the use of text, verbal testimony, and other non-visual methods.  We saw attorneys pour months of hard work into cases, only to have jurors not understand the key points of their argument. We saw expert witnesses take the stand for hours, delivering thorough and complex material that jurors struggled to grasp.  Seeing these challenges led to us establishing an innovative studio that creates world class animations to better communicate legal arguments to various stakeholders in the litigation process, leading to more successful outcomes for our clients.

Board of Directors

Management Team

Brady Held – CEO

Brady has spent the past 12 years creating legal animations, first with forensic-engineering firm, Collision and Injury Dynamics, prior to founding Courtroom Animation. He has worked on hundreds of legal animations for many of the top-rated attorneys and experts in the country, and has testified in both civil and criminal trials. When he’s not in trial or meeting with clients you can find Brady rock-climbing around the world with his wife and young daughter.

Brady Held - CEO, Courtroom Animation

Samir Lyons – Director of Computer Graphics

Samir has created 3D animations in a variety of disciplines which has provided him with vast knowledge of technical and artistic expertise and processes to ensure quality is always at a high level and final output is accurate. At Courtroom Animation, Samir brings his technical prowess into the courtroom to help recreate numerous cases including officer involved shootings, vehicular accidents, product failures, medical malpractice and more. Outside the office you can find him on the tennis courts or at the local park running around with his wife and 4-year old son.

Samir Lyons - Director of Computer Graphics, Courtroom Animation

Damian Winterbottom – Director of Production

With over a decade of experience in various stages of production, Damian has developed a vast array of skills and expertise in project management and business development. His previous roles have included operations and resource management as well as strategic guidance for a number of companies, ranging from startups to globally established businesses. When not producing high quality, trial ready animations at Courtroom Animation, Damian spends his time writing, recording, and playing music.

Damian Winterbottom - Director of Production, Courtroom Animation

Devin Montoya – Director of Operations

Finding joy in the pursuit more than the realization, Devin strives to implement organizational improvements that foster a sense of engagement. After working alongside a variety of industry leaders in the world of real estate investment, Devin uses his unique breadth of knowledge to advance the company’s core business functions. With Courtroom Animation, Devin oversees the development of workflow improvements and strategy implementations rendered by all business units. Outside of sustaining the smooth operation of the CA team, you can find him travelling the world pursuing new experiences with his friends and family.

Devin Montoya - Director of Operations, Courtroom Animation

Why Use Legal Animations?

Simply put, the human brain processes and comprehends visual information much better than non-visual methods. Why?:

  • 90% of the information processed by the brain is visual
  • Visual information can be processed up to 60,000 times faster than text
  • Humans remember up to 80% of what they see, 10% of what they hear and 20% of what they read.
  • 3 days after being presented with a piece of information, humans only remember 10% of it.  However, when that information is combined with a visual, humans remember 65%.

With these statistics in mind, incorporating visual exhibits into your litigation process has a powerful impact on the outcome of your case.  Visuals give your jury or mediator the ability to comprehend complicated materials and technical information of your case. They enable your audience to better remember key elements and data points of legal arguments that take hours to present. 

The bottom line – visuals are an invaluable asset for lawyers to win cases and to achieve favorable legal outcomes.

Our Forensic Animation Services

Whether its 3D trial animations, interactive exhibits, medical illustrations or forensic animations, Courtroom Animation’s innovative suite of visual offerings are a powerful tool in creating impactful, case winning legal arguments.  

Our state-of-the-art animation services help turn your case into a visual narrative.

We regularly work hand-in-hand with expert witnesses of all types to build a strong foundation for our animations to stand on. Whether it’s a surgeon, bio-mechanic, accident reconstructionist, or any other scientific consultant, we have the in-depth experience turning their complex data into realistic 3D animations that any juror can understand.

Our services include:

Contact Your Expert Legal Animation Company Today!

When you choose Courtroom Animation you are guaranteed to receive  animations that are aesthetically appealing to both judges, jurors, and opposing counsels – allowing them to adequately comprehend your key arguments throughout your case.

Our stunning visuals have been credited with over $750 million dollars in favorable settlements and verdicts. With a 99% admission rate in court, and a 95% success rate for cases we’ve worked on, you can rest assured that our medical animation studio can deliver cutting-edge illustrations and exhibits to better describe what really happened in your case.

Whether it’s personal injury, medical malpractice, patent infringement, premises or product liability, or any other area of the law – we have the portfolio and experience to create the visual animations that will help you win your case! For more information on what we do, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today. A picture may be worth a thousand words, but an animation is worth a million!