Eric Oliver is a national trial consultant with over 35 years experience working with and training trial attorneys. He has been integral to the successful resolution of thousands of cases and has helped produce several first-of-their-kind outcomes. You’ll find his clients in the nation’s top firms and the most dynamic solo practices.
Eric’s specialty lies in how persuasion and perception of facts affect legal decision making. When attorneys begin giving equal effort to presenting a well developed case story effectively, decision makers (both in and out of the jury box) usually end up leaning their way. And given the fact that 95% of civil cases never reach a jury trial, Eric is one of the few who makes certain that his attorney clients are still prepared with compelling stories and persuasive skills to successfully influence judges at the bench, mediators, arbitrators, and other attorneys.
An expert in verbal, non-verbal, implied and visual communication, Eric emphasizes building case story presentation plans that integrate well-crafted themes, metaphors and visual presentations with witness and attorney performance.
Juror science is well settled on the following key truths about legal decision-making:
To most persuasively address these truths, trial attorneys must be fully prepared to do the following:
Discovering Your Case as a Story
Developing Your Case as a Story
Delivering Your Case as a Story