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Sharp oral advocacy skills give you the winning edge.
Why practice only when the stakes are monumentally high for your client?

"I learned how to tell a story with the right focus to unite a jury for my client – even clients who are typically portrayed as the villain by the other side."
Britta Todd,  
Shook Hardy & Bacon


GENERAL FORMAT: 90-minute lecture followed by working session(s).

(Working session time and logistics will depend on number of participants and intended outcomes)

Invested Advocacy:
Persuasive storytelling skills for court
  • Finding the most persuasive angle on the case story

  • Translating complex legal references into plain language

  • Organizing spoken material to feel like a narrative

  • Increasing listener retention

  • Using vocal inflection effectively to add meaning

  • Gaining trust with a confident, professional manner

  • Creating written documents that sound right when spoken

  • Using the camera in a virtual platform to your advantage

Jury Trials • Oral Arguments • Bench Trials • Mediation  

Content can be customized to any practice area or experience level.

Creating Powerful Messages:
Storytelling and presenting for firm business
Elevator Pitches • Client Communication • Creating CLE Seminars
  • Representing the firm in a quick spoken statement​

  • Finding the simplest, authentic language for marketing

  • Creating internal presentations that are clear and succinct

  • Communicating complex information to clients

  • Using the camera in a virtual platform to your advantage

  • Speaking with confidence and comfort

  • Creating learning seminars with useful content

“Starting with his engaging personality, sense of humor, and sharp communication skills, and extending to his hands-on persuasive storytelling tutorials, David’s presentation and training was exceptional.  Plain language, concise messages, and proper body language are elements of trial advocacy that escape many lawyers.  Of the 50 lawyers in my office who attended, all left as better trial attorneys with an enhanced ability to communicate their message to judges and juries.”  

- Christopher Hicks, Washoe County District Attorney

SINCE 2011

David has been:

NITA program director and faculty member

Adjunct faculty at Loyola School of Law - Chicago 

Seminar/keynote speaker for 14 state bar associations

Lecturer, trainer, or case consultant:

(representative list)

Morgan Lewis
United States SEC
United States DOJ
Miller Johnson
Pomerantz Law
Faegre Drinker

Warner Norcross
Loeb & Loeb
Fish & Richardson
Baker McKenzie
Shook, Hardy, & Bacon
Marines Special Forces

Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan

Law Society of Northern Ireland
Bar Society of Manitoba
The Hillman Advocacy Program
14 state bar associations

Talk to David about sharpening your verbal game. 

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