We just got a defense verdict in a civil case where the jury was comprised of mostly minority women. It's not always clear who is going to side with the plaintiff or not. It also helps though that our managing partner is a nice little country girl from Mississippi. After the trial, the jurors said they just looooved her and thought the plaintiff was some sort of a fraud. The Plaintiff's attorney also made the (in my opinion BIG) mistake of characterizing the lawsuit as a monetary transaction where the jury needed to give the plaintiff money.