John Patrick Dolan, CSP, CPAE, and Attorney at Law, is a recognized expert in the field of negotiation. He travels throughout the world presenting lively keynote speeches and in-depth training programs for business and legal professionals.
Mr. Dolan does not just teach negotiation. In his long, successful career as a trial lawyer he has “mastered” negotiation. In fact, through his firm LawTalk™, he trains other legal professionals how to excel in this crucial courtroom skill.
As a California Criminal Trial Lawyer with 30 years of courtroom experience, John Patrick Dolan has handled everything from traffic tickets to death penalty murder cases. He is a recognized Certified Specialist in Criminal Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization and a true courtroom veteran.
A communications veteran, John Dolan is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) and a member of the National Speakers Association (NSA). The NSA has honored him as a member of the Professional Speakers Hall of Fame, established by the Council of Peers Award for Excellence (CPAE). His other memberships include the State Bar of California, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Desert Bar Association, California Public Defenders Association, and National College for DUI Defense. In addition to his professional communication and legal experience, he served as CEO of LawTalk™MCLE, Inc., a continuing legal education company from 1992-2004
As a Certified Specialist in Criminal Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, Mr. Dolan is a radio broadcaster and television legal news analyst, appearing frequently on Fox News Channel, MSNBC, Court TV, CNN International, and KMIR 6.
As an author, John Patrick Dolan has written twelve, best-selling books, including his classic Negotiate like the Pros™. He is a recognized international authority on negotiation and conflict resolution. His book on negotiations and his audio/video programs are all-time best sellers. Yet, just to show that he does not take himself too seriously, he is also the co-author of the wildly popular Lawyer’s Joke Book