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For over 25 years, TransMedia and its predecessor have been providing superior educational products. Officially incorporated in 1987, TransMedia Productions, Inc., (more commonly known as TransMedia) is a Louisiana corporation; its initial principle place of business was located in Farmington Hills Michigan, where it remained until the late 1990’s. Currently TransMedia’s CEO resides in Beverly Hills, California and Shreveport, Louisiana.
The company’s authors have written several books for publishers that include: Prentice-Hall, Times Mirror, Matthew Bender, James Publishing Company, Lexis/Nexis, and Carolina Academic Press.
In 1992, the California Bar Association became the first state to certify TransMedia’s computer game Objection! for California’s new mandatory continuing legal education program. Before then, no videogame had ever qualified for such credit in any state.
The Objection! series of computer games is currently recognized throughout the country as an outstanding lawyer training device. It is approved for continuing legal education in nearly all states permitting home study, such as Florida; some states such as California also grant participatory credit. The simulations are unique. They provide courtroom settings; witnesses are asked questions as in a real trial. The player must instantly determine their propriety. If improper, players must select the appropriate objection. Examinations include direct and cross-examination, plaintiffs and defendants, experts and laypersons.
Ashley is the president of TransMedia. In addition to creating the Objection! series of computer games, he is a nationally recognized author of several books and numerous articles in the field of Evidence. Ashley also wrote TransMedia’s authoritative Rules of Evidence and Comprehensive Evidence in addition to books for Prentice-Hall, Times Mirror, Matthew Bender, James Publishing Company, and Lexis/Nexis. He has been a practicing lawyer for more than 30 years. He received his undergraduate degree (B.A.) from Michigan State University, and his J.D. from St. John’s University (along with Awards for Excellence in the study of Jurisprudence). His education continued, as evidenced by his Masters Degrees in Mathematics (M.A.) and Tax Law (LL.M.) both from Wayne State University. He has also completed two undergraduate degrees in Computer Science. In 2002, he became the first law professor to teach a course in Videogame Law, and in 2009, he co-authored (with Professor Robert Brain) the first casebook on Videogame Law.
Ken is the technology guru at TransMedia. He has been programming and designing software for 30 years. He is an expert in all aspects of computerization, a developer of hardware and software, a pioneer in the development of the fax modem and the Megapixel Network Camera. Ken is also an expert in digital imaging, embedded systems and data compression. He is particularly knowledgeable in all matters involving courtroom animation. Ken has lectured before lawyers, judges and law students on several occasions. He is known for creative thinking and has predicted many technological trends a decade or more in advance.