David Ball

David Ball, a co-founder of Reptilian Advocacy, is a litigation strategist with North Carolina's Malekpour & Ball Consulting (JuryWatch, Inc.). The nation's most influential jury consultant, communications expert, and advocacy teacher, his training is in science, engineering, small-group communications, and theater. He is also a 30-year veteran of the professional theater.

Dr. Ball and his partner, lawyer/trial consultant Artemis Malekpour, consult on civil and criminal cases of every size across the country, and are routinely credited with turning the most difficult cases into high-verdict victories. They're the nation's only consultants qualified in Reptilian methods and strategy.

Dr. Ball is also a pioneer in adapting film and theater methods into trial techniques. His theater/film students hold Oscars, Obies, Tonies, and Emmies; his scripts have been produced at professional theaters off-Broadway and throughout North America and overseas; his major theater credits include the Guthrie Theater and Carnegie-Mellon University's renowned theater conservatory. His best-selling film and theater training book, Backwards and Forwards, has been the field's best-selling standard for 30 years. And the three editions of his best-selling crossover text, Theater Tips and Strategies for Jury Trials, have set the standard for the use of film and theater techniques in trial.

Dr. Ball has taught law students at North Carolina, Wake Forest, Pittsburgh, Minnesota, Roger Williams, Loyola, and Campbell schools of law, and at Duke University as Senior Lecturer in Law. He's an award-winning teacher for the North Carolina Advocates for Justice and the American Association for Justice's National College of Advocacy. He has long been the nation's most in-demand Continuing Legal Education speaker.

Dr. Ball wrote the two best-selling trial strategy books ever written: David Ball on Damages and -- with Don Keenan -- Reptile: The 2009 Manual of the Plaintiff's Revolution.