Electronic Litigator®, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lommen Abdo, assists with the digital management of each phase of a litigation matter, from initial discovery through trial.  Electronic Litigator services are available both to Lommen Abdo clients and outside businesses.  Electronic Litigator utilizes its powerful technology assets to provide thorough yet efficient document analysis for both paper and electronic documents and maximizes their presentation in litigation. It is a cost-effective one-stop shop for litigation technology services.

Electronic Litigator consists of a suite of computerized litigation support services (LAW PreDiscovery, SummationPro and Trial Director). They each can be utilized separately or in conjunction with one another. As the litigation life cycle begins with discovery, Electronic Litigator first enters this world with LAW.

LAW PreDiscovery

LAW inventories, culls and extracts information both from scanned paper documents and from electronic records. This means it will actually take data from the electronic discovery, de-duplicate email strings so it shows the entire string in one email rather than in multiple emails.  LAW has image enhancement capabilities (such as straightening a crooked scan, removing scatter from a scan, etc.) along with the ability to match existing bates numbers or create bates numbers and burn them to document images.

LAW then uses Optical Character Recognition (OCR) to convert the documents into searchable text, which vastly decreases the time spent searching for specific documents or subject references in boxes of documents.

When LAW has finished the above processes, it creates a computer file containing both the documents and all of the enhancements which can be loaded into Lommen Abdo’s standard service programs, Summation and Trial Director, as well as into programs used by other firms such as Concordance, Sanction, etc.


SummationPro is a web-based database program specially designed to provide integrated litigation support.  It combines full strength data processing, early case assessment and final review features into a single platform – eliminating the need for iterative processing, data loading and multiple review cycles.  With the volume and variety of data sources, particularly with electronic records, SummationPro can ingest over 700 native file types including PST’s.

SummationPro’s early case assessment will ingest your data, process, deduplicate and allow for review.  Technology Assisted Review is an automatic predictive coding functionality which is integrated directly into the program.  This feature eliminates the need for the reviewer to look at every document which will dramatically reduce review time and cost.

SummationPro provides an intuitive and secure platform to load, analyze and review your data.  With its 4D searching capabilities and advanced case data filtering with over 100 unique facets, review time is greatly reduced.  Utilization of the labeling/tagging feature makes document organization come together seamlessly.

SummationPro provides document and deposition search and retrieval, allows for the creation and editing of summaries, privilege logs, etc. (you can type your notes right into the database rather than on post-it notes or yellow pads and these notes will always remain linked with a certain document), allows the marking and highlighting of important documents, links witnesses to specific documents, and can even create trial witness and exhibit lists.

SummationPro has deposition transcript support with Realtime.  It now allows you to view and listen to all types of audio/video clips.

Electronic Litigator will customize your SummationPro database to meet the needs of your particular case.

Trial Director

Trial Director is a trial presentation program, run on a laptop or iPad in the courtroom. It can display exhibits, photographs and video clips on either computer monitors set up for the court and jury, or project these images on a video screen. Portions of exhibits can be highlighted in real-time before the jury and witnesses. Trial Director can also zoom in on portions of an exhibit, display exhibits with confidential or irrelevant sections redacted or display only a specific part of an exhibit, such as the most important paragraph of a document. Trial Director can even synch a video deposition with the deposition transcript, and display both simultaneously – making it easy for a jury to follow even the most complex testimony. Trial Director is a solid presentation that can improve your outcome in trial.

Video Conferencing

The video conference center in Lommen Abdo’s Minneapolis office is available for use by the public through Electronic Litigator.

The video conferencing service fees are:

  • $250 for the first hour or any increment of that first hour
  • $150 per hour (or any increment of an hour) after the first hour
  • $100 recording fee (if requested)


Electronic Litigator is your experienced and comprehensive partner in electronic discovery.


For more information about Electronic Litigator, its services and costs, contact:

Beth Chapman, Electronic LItigator, Lommen Abdo Law FirmBeth Chapman, President of Electronic Litigator

Summation Support Specialist, LAW Certified User and Litigation Support Paralegal

beth@lommen.com or 612-336-1260