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David Mann

David Mann has taught story construction and presentation to lawyers nationwide for over a decade. He has taught at Loyola School of Law in Chicago since 2012, and he has created innovative programs for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA). 

As a case story consultant, David has helped lawyers find, build, and tell a persuasive case story in the following matters: securities fraud, personal injury, medical malpractice, sexual assault, defamation, and wrongful termination. He has served as consultant on both plaintiff’s and defense sides. In addition to opening statements, David has also guided the writing of motions and demand letters.

In 2012, David created a unique, specialized course for Loyola School of Law in Chicago that is focused expressly on story construction and presentation for court. The two-credit course is two full days in length, and David has taught it over 30 times. He has also created a similar program for NITA that has been offered as both a live course and an online program.

As a speaker, David has presented his full-day, six-hour CLE program in 14 states. The program provides lawyers with the tools they need to construct persuasive case stories, create concise opening statements, and to present them with lasting impact. David has also been the keynote speaker for state bar conferences nationwide, and he has presented shorter versions of his program in Canada and Northern Ireland.