About Us

Fulcrum of San Francisco

Fulcrum Legal Graphics was founded by Kevin Hout and Tim Merrill-Palethorpe in 1997. Kevin and Tim had previously worked together for many years at another legal graphics firm and were “there at the beginning” of high-tech demonstrative evidence. Kevin and Tim first began working with Charles Joseph (CJ) Hickey in 1992. CJ joined Fulcrum in 1998 and is now Vice President of the firm.

Kevin’s technical education (M.S. Aeronautical Engineering), Tim’s background in storytelling (M.F.A. Creative Writing), and CJ’s studies in art (B.F.A. in Computer Graphics), combined with the many talented people at Fulcrum provides our clients with the very best tools for communicating with, and persuading, the jury. Fulcrum has grown steadily and now has a team of over 25 professionals including producers, graphic artists, animators and trial technicians who work on cases all over the country. Many of our producers have degrees in engineering or communications fields. Our team approach ensures superb accuracy in designing and revising graphics, while maintaining close contact with attorney trial teams.

Why Hire Fulcrum

Fulcrum is dedicated to providing the highest quality work product available, while providing excellent customer service. Fulcrum gets 100% of its work from referrals and repeat customers. We do virtually no marketing, and we have no sales staff. We have succeeded without a sales staff by providing work product of the highest quality and taking the utmost care with our clients. Results sell our product.