Seeing is Believing
Attorneys throughout the country use video for demonstrative evidence, and they choose Evidence Video because of our incontestable success record. To date, Evidence Video has been involved in over $2.5 billion in Verdicts and Settlements.
We produce¬†over 200 videos every year and have produced thousands of Day in the Life Videos, Progressive Videos and Settlement Videos¬†since our founding in 1988 by Gera-Lind Kolarik. Evidence Video has a full-service team of talented specialists with a combined 21 Emmy Awards among them.
Gera-Lind is an Emmy¬†Award-winning television news journalist and best-selling¬†author who previously worked for¬†the City News Bureau, and for¬†the Chicago CBS and ABC news¬†affiliates for more than a decade.
At the forefront of her industry, Ms. Kolarik has personally been involved in many trials as a leading expert in her field. She also has presented¬†numerous legal educational seminars for many leading legal¬†organizations, including the Chicago Bar Association, Illinois Trial¬†Lawyers Association, Illinois State Bar Continuing Legal Education¬†Series, Milwaukee Bar Association, American Trial Lawyers¬†Association and Lorman Education Services.¬†Visit Gera-Lind’s Wikipedia Page.
Utilizing investigative reporting skills that have been honed over 42 years, Evidence Video‚Äôs work personalizes the plaintiff and brings the¬†argument to life, maximizing the verdict or settlement value of an¬†attorney‚Äôs cases.¬†Gera-Lind and her team understand how to¬†capture catastrophic medical malpractice injuries and damages¬†in wrongful death cases, or accidents.¬†View the Case Law.
To date, no video produced by Evidence Video has ever been barred by a¬†trial judge in court or ruled that it could not be admitted¬†into evidence.
AVAILABLE 24 HOURS A DAYEvidence Video’s seasoned team includes a combination lawyer/nurse, a former national news anchor, a media editor, three journalists, a marketing specialist, three video editing specialists, and camera crews. Mary Laney, winner of 12 Emmy Awards, as well¬†as Peabody Award winner, is an Evidence Video producer, scriptwriter and narrator for our Settlement Documentaries. She is also former¬†director of WMAQ-TV and a reporter with WBBM and¬†WMAQ in Chicago.
Rogelio Gazga¬†is a cameraman and editor with¬†over 20 years of experience in production. Along with¬†business partner Roger Gazga, they shoot and¬†edit many of the settlement documentaries for Evidence¬†Video since 1999. Roger Schatz, formerly anchorman and reporter with WBBM-TV¬†and CBS Radio, works as a script writer and narrator for documentaries used in mediation. He began¬†working for Evidence Video in 1995.
The highly skilled, talented and dedicated videographers,¬†editors and office staff behind the scenes who produce¬†the final tapes include Tricia Szymczak,¬†Christine Nikolich,¬†Traci Ference, Jason Levine, Editor and Cameraman¬†(formerly of¬†WHTV, WLNS, WELM & FOX 33),¬†E. Nada Shamah (formerly of¬†WGN TV as script¬†writer, field producer and as a reporter at the Southtown¬†Economist).
Laura Lamar, nurse/attorney, joined Evidence¬†Video in 2007. She writes articles for legal¬†publications discussing the use of video at¬†trial. Along with her invaluable medical and¬†legal expertise, she also coordinates many of¬†the continuing education seminars.
Many of the crew are bilingual and when necessary, we use certified interpreters.