Gayle Marquette, the American Guild of Court Videographers’ founder, is retiring as the head of the AGCV and two members of that organization’s Board of Advisors have been named to assume the leadership of the group. They are David Roe and Terry Thornton.
David Roe is a paralegal and graduate of Northeastern State University who began his career in legal support services in the 1980s as a researcher, and that led to Roe starting his own production company in 1985.
Roe’s company records settlement conferences and mediations, “day-in-the life” videos, aerial photography and videography, accident reconstructions, witness interviews and video depositions. He has lectured before the Arkansas Trial Lawyer Association, and conducted education programs on trial technology for the Oklahoma Bar Association and both the Arkansas and Texas Bar Associations.
Terry Thornton began his career in legal support services in 1988 at a law firm in Austin, Texas and during his time with that firm he went from courier to in-house legal investigator, videographer, photographer and trial support specialist. Thornton has provided deposition recording, video site inspection and mediations, and he has produced day-in-the life videos of children who are at the center of birth-trauma litigation.
Thornton operates his own legal production company, Texoma Litigation Services. In addition, he has written three books and several articles on legal videographers, and he has produced several continuing education seminars, including “Proving Damages: Producing Day-in-the-Life Video.”