Dr. Noelle Nelson





Curriculum Vitae



Telephone: (310) 589-4923 Email: nnelson@dr.noellenelson.com
http://www.dr.noellenelson.com Blog: http://awinningtip.blogspot.com

Noelle C. Nelson, Ph.D. is a nationally respected trial consultant who provides trial/jury strategy, witness preparation and focus groups to attorneys. Since 2000, she has helped win hundreds of millions of dollars for her plaintiff clients. Her defense clients have saved millions more.

Consultant to attorneys & legal firms: trial strategy, witness preparation, focus groups, psychological and communication skills for attorneys, client relations, 1985 - present

Speaker: ABOTA, AAJ, TIDA, UCLA Extension Continuing Legal Education, various local Bar Associations, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, the Practicing Law Institute, Southern California Defense Counsel, Attorney General’s Continuing Legal Education Conference, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, various private firms, 1986 - present

Consultant to CEOs and their spouses, Jannotta Bray and Associates, 1993 - 1994

Staff Therapist: West Valley Psychological Clinic, Encino, California, 1987 - 2007

Therapist: Pacific Center for HIV Counseling and AIDS Psychotherapy, 1994 -1997

Ph.D., Clinical Psychology: United States International University, San Diego, California
Doctorat 3eme Cycle, Political Sociology: University of Paris, France (Sorbonne)
B.A., Sociology, University of California at Los Angeles
Drama Coach: UCLA; Ateliers du Marais, Paris, France; Improvisation, speech and vocal training

American Society of Trial Consultants
American Psychological Association
Psy Chi (National Honors Society in Psychology)
"100 Legal Consultants You Need to Know" – Lawdragon

BOOKS (Partial List):
"A Winning Case: How to Use Persuasive Communication Techniques for Successful Trial Work,"
Prentice-Hall, 1991
“Expert Witness Preparation,” Chapter in ALI-ABA’s Practice Checklist Manual on Trial Advocacy,
ALI-ABA, 2001
"Winning! Using Lawyers' Courtroom Techniques To Get Your Way In Everyday Situations," Prentice-
Hall, 1997 (paperback: "Get Your Way," 1998)
"Connecting With Your Client: Success Through Improved Client Communications Techniques,"
American Bar Association, 1996
“The Power of Appreciation in Business: How an Obsession with Value Increases Performance,
Productivity & Profits, MindLab Publishing, 2005
"Winner Takes All: Exceptional People Show Us How to Find Career & Personal Success in the 21st
Century," Insight Books, 1999 (paperback: 2001)
"Dangerous Relationships: How to Stop Domestic Violence before It Stops You," Insight Books, 1997 (paperback: 2001)

“101 Winning Tips: How to Give a Good Deposition and Testify Well in Court,” MindLab Publishing, 2008
“101 Winning Tips: How to Testify Credibly & Persuasively in Court,” MindLab Publishing, 2008

ARTICLES (Partial List)
“When the CEO Takes the Stand” - California Litigation, December 2011
“Earning Clients’ Trust During the Initial Interview” - State Bar of Calif. Law Practice Management & Technology Section, The Bottom Line, April 2011
“Keeping the Human Side in Court” - LawDragon.com, April 2011
“The Art of Voir Dire” - LawDragon.com, November 2010
“The Art of Courtroom Demeanor” - LawDragon.com, August 2010
“The Appreciation Quotient” - State Bar of Calif. Law Practice Management & Technology Section
The Bottom Line, June 2010
“Don’t Tell The Other Side of the Story…Tell Another Story” - Verdict, 1st Quarter, 2010
"How to Maximize the Impact of Cross-Examination" - Plaintiff, April 2010
"Getting All You Can From a Deposition" - LawDragon.com, March 2010
"Key Questions for Client Interviews" - Lawdragon.com, December 2009
"Countering the 'Blame the Victim' Defense” - Lawdragon.com , July 2009
"Getting the Best From Your Employees - Law Firm Management Techniques for Workforce Success" - The Bottom Line, July 2009
"Maximizing Your Opening Statement's Impact" - Lawdragon.com , April 2009
"Mock Trials for Solos and Small Firms" - Plaintiff Magazine, February 2009
"10 Dos and Don’ts to Tell Your Client Before They Take the Witness Stand," The Champion, October 2008

"A Winning Tip," 1992 - present
"Lifeskills," 1990 – 1996

"A Winning Case" (series approved for MCLE credit)
Volume I: The Successful Litigator's Guide to Credibility in the Courtroom
Volume II: The Successful Litigator's Guide to Persuasion in the Courtroom
Volume III: The Successful Litigator's Guide to Strategy in the Courtroom
Volume IV: How to Prepare Your Witnesses Successfully for Deposition and Trial
Volume V: How to Prepare Yourself Successfully for Deposition and Trial (to be given directly to Witnesses)
"How To Give A Good Deposition And How To Testify Well In Court"

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