Texas trial attorneys may recognize Mary K. Griffitts as the founder of Dallas-based Trial Consulting Enterprises, a trial sciences consulting firm with a national clientele that includes Texas firms Gardere Wynne Sewell, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, Fulbright & Jaworski, Hermes Sargent Bates, and Slack & Davis.

But lawyers may be surprised by how she spends her down time. One morning in mid-April, Griffitts, 35, who is licensed to practice in Texas and Louisiana, left her home in Dallas and headed for Shreveport, La. Given that she had nearly four hours of driving ahead of her, she popped in a CD to pass the time.