• Powerful Documentaries

  • Motivating Mediation Presentations

  • Seamless Digital Trial Support

  • Drone Photography & Videography

  • Graphics & Animation

  • Compelling Exhibit Boards

  • HD Video Editing

  • National Deposition Coverage

  • Videoconferencing and Live Streaming

  • Day in the Life

Visual Evidence, Inc.

Leaders in Presentation Support Since 1984

hereFounded by Michael Downey in 1984, Visual Evidence, Inc. is a national leader in presentation support, with many clients relying on our services for more than thirty years. Beginning as early as pre-suit and continuing through discovery, mediation and trial, we are your one-stop shop for documenting, organizing, and presenting your client’s story.

Our highly trained and experienced staff, expertise in the latest technology and history of success in the courtroom, combined with our loyalty discounts, adds value to your case that far exceeds the cost of our services.

Our Services

Ideas to Elevate Your Presentation
Technology to Save You Time
Expertise to Optimize Your Result

  • They have the right technology, the right personnel and the right attitude… we get no trouble and no drama.

    — James O. Williams —
  • One thing that I think sets Visual Evidence apart from other companies is that the trial presentation specialists have a lot of experience in the court room. You’re not going to get that with anybody else.

    — Ed Ricci, Jr. —
  • When I need to have a really strong, big impact video presentation that’s going to help set the tone for the mediation, I call Visual Evidence.

    — R.Sia Baker-Barnes —
  • The blow ups were so good I was able to get the Plaintiff to come way down from their demand and settled the case.

    — Kristin M. Miller, Esq. —
  • When I don’t need to think about the technology and I can just focus on my deposition, that’s a success for me and it’s always been a successful result with Visual Evidence.

    — Cyrus Niakan —
  • I know that you will commit yourself to achieving the best possible work product while focusing on exceeding our firm’s needs and deadlines.

    — Christian D. Searcy —
  • Visual Evidence always has the people, the right technicians on time, all the right equipment, everything that we’ve asked for over the years has been there.

    — David Prather —
  • We’ve all watched the technology change through the years. Visual Evidence was one of the first ones to start videoconferencing that saved a lot of money for our clients.

    — Nancy LaVista —
  • They’re creative. They’re proactive. They bring ideas to the table that you never think about as an everyday practicing trial lawyer. They’re part of the team that brings you ideas that you need, not only in hopefully getting a case resolved, but in trying a case and maximizing the potential of at case.

    — Mike Haggard —
  • It was a very challenging case and the material from Visual Evidence did a phenomenal job for our client and without that material, we never would have been able to achieve the results we did for our client. And it was an investment that paid off in huge returns.

    — Vincent Leonard —
  • Witnesses vanish. Memories fade. So, with the help of Visual Evidence, we’re able to preserve evidence, preserve pictures, preserve scenes, accident scenes, client testimonials, witness testimonials, and medical treatment. It helps us tremendously to resolve cases early on, as well as to present to the jury exactly what happened and what is happening.

    — Mitch Panter —
  • The help and technology of Visual Evidence truly allows me to keep my theme developed, keep on track, and go through it step by step. I don’t think I could do that on my own, and I certainly have never been able to prior to obtaining the services of Visual Evidence.

    — Darla Keen —
  • As always, your help was instrumental in getting the most value for the case.

    — Robert R. Reynolds IV —
  • It was an excellent production and thanks to all of your input, I believe this is a compelling case and the documentary puts our case in the positive light that it should be shown.

    — Brett Panter —
  • I just want to thank Visual Evidence — they were their usual top-notch professionals, made the expert very comfortable in the process, and had a terrific grasp of the case issues to open the door to all of the pertinent areas we needed. This should be a huge asset to the mediation presentation!!

    — Diane Dulcie —
  • The Settlement Documentary was excellent! Your staff did an absolutely superb job with interviews of liability experts and damage witnesses. The case settled at mediation!

    — David D. Guiley —
  • Couldn’t get to mission accomplished without Visual Evidence.

    — Scott Smith —

Our Team

  • Michael Downey


    Michael Downey
    After serving four years in the United States Army, Mike earned a degree in Broadcasting, Video and Film Production from the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications. In 1984, he returned to his home town of West Palm Beach where his extensive family background in law and his respect for the judicial process led him to found Visual Evidence. As President, he has guided its expansion from video production and documentaries to encompass a comprehensive list of presentation services on the cutting edge of technology. Mike routinely lectures and consults throughout the U.S. regarding uses and application of visual technologies for litigation.
  • Cathy Downey

    Project Coordinator

    Cathy Downey
    Born in Miami, Cathy earned her Bachelor of Arts in Education in 1984 with an emphasis on Special Populations from the University of Florida where she met her husband, Mike. Cathy worked with special needs children in the School District and the ARC of Palm Beach County before eventually joining her husband at Visual Evidence, where she has assisted him in the growth and development of the company. In her role as Project Coordinator, she works closely with the Documentary Team throughout the course of production and assists with special projects and marketing campaigns.
  • Daniel P. Downey

    Director of Trial Services

    Daniel P. Downey
    A third generation West Palm Beachian, Daniel joined the Visual Evidence family first as a Production Technician. Following his Engineering Studies at Florida Atlantic University, he transitioned to Trial Presentation Specialist and completed coursework to become a certified trainer in Trial Director software. His technical knowledge and proficiency have contributed to proceedings in Local, State and Federal Courts throughout the state and country and guides the continuing development of the Visual Evidence Trial team and services.
  • Brenda Leighton

    Office Manager

    Brenda Leighton
    Originally from Indiana, Brenda graduated from South Montgomery Community before moving to Florida. Brenda started as Scheduling Coordinator, but her skill and dedication quickly warranted her promotion to Office Manager. Brenda oversees the daily administrative operations of the office and is a crucial element in the communication between all departments and customers.
  • Maya Cabrera-Lopez

    Production Manager

    Maya Cabrera-Lopez
    Maya was raised in Vermont and graduated with a BA in Communications from Virginia Wesleyan University. Before joining Visual Evidence, Maya worked at LRP Publications and PartBase, Inc. where she directed, produced, and edited videos for educators, federal managers and aviation professionals. At Visual Evidence, she leads the production team and works as a videographer, photographer, editor, motion graphics and graphics specialist.
  • Rob Barfield

    Video Production Specialist/UAV Pilot

    Rob Barfield
    Robert grew up in Bradenton, Florida and studied Telecommunications at the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications, during which he filmed and broadcasted high school sporting events, produced a college Emmy winning local food blog and took the Adobe Certified Associate exams for both Premiere Pro and Photoshop. At Visual Evidence, he utilizes his experience and interest in emerging technologies to innovate and find solutions to the issues that arise in the legal video field. Robert is also a licensed UAS remote pilot allowing scenes to be clearly documented and safely observed at any altitude.
  • Travis Newton

    Video Production Specialist

    Travis Newton
    Born in Ft. Lauderdale, Travis moved to Palm Beach County in 2000. He attended the Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts in West Palm Beach, where he played trumpet in the magnet music program. While attending Florida Atlantic University, Travis began working for Apple. There, he offered personal training and workshops for retail customers. His experience with pro photo, audio, and video software now aids him in his role as Video Production Specialist.
  • Emma T. McDoodle Downey

    Team Mascot

    Emma T. McDoodle Downey
    Emma joined the team 3 ½ years ago as support dog and production assistant extraordinaire. She keeps a close eye on the team while working in the office and once in while reminds them that a nice pat keeps everyone happy and on task. Her next priority is keeping everyone safe from strangers like, delivery men (especially those water bottles), the exterminator and visitors in general. Her ample compensation includes carrots, ice cubes and going O-U-T.



Visual Evidence, Inc. is conveniently located just 1 block from the Palm Beach County Courthouse and 4/10 mile from the US District Courthouse (see map).

Within our facility you will find our staff ready to assist you in every facet of litigation media, document management, and presentation support. We are equipped with the latest digital recording equipment, hardware, and software including a state-of-the-art videoconferencing center.

561-655-2855 (local)
800-366-2855 (toll-free)
561-596-8108 (After hours/cell)


Visual Evidence Inc.
601 N. Dixie Hwy, Suite A
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401 – directions

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