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.
Keynote Speaker John Patrick 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™, John 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. John Patrick Dolan is a recognized Certified Specialist in Criminal Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization and a true courtroom veteran. He is AV (highest) Martindale-Hubbell rated.
A communications veteran, John Patrick Dolan has been honored by the National Speakers Association (NSA) as a member of the Professional Speakers Hall of Fame, established by the Council of Peers Award for Excellence (CPAE). As a Certified Specialist in Criminal Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, John Patrick 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™.
John Patrick Dolan is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) and a member of the National Speakers Association (NSA). He has also been inducted into the NSA Speaker Hall of Fame. 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, John Patrick Dolan served as CEO of LawTalk™MCLE, Inc., a continuing legal education company from 1992-2008.
John Patrick Dolan is a native Californian. He grew up in Huntington Beach, California…"Surf City USA." He is a life long drummer. His rock and roll band "The Wild Ones" was his passion during his younger days.
His undergraduate studies at California State University Fullerton yielded a Bachelor degree in Speech Communication and Political Science. During his college years, John Patrick Dolan was recognized as a nationally ranked debater. His debating performance at one national event was described by Professor Laurence Tribe as a "Tour de Force."
John Patrick Dolan attended Western State University College of Law, from which he graduated in 1977 with a J.D. degree. During Law School he served as a law clerk and sat second chair on numerous criminal cases including two murder trials. Additionally, he supported himself during law school as a stockbroker for Merrill Lynch. John Patrick Dolan passed the California Bar Exam and was sworn into practice in 1978. He is admitted to practice in California and numerous Federal jurisdictions. Additionally, he is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States of America, originally sponsored by F. Lee Bailey.
John Patrick Dolan lives in Southern California with his wife of 36 years, Irene the Queen, his daughter Andrea "A.J." and their two Yorkshire Terriers, Jimmy and Jessie.
When not involved in the practice of law, broadcasting, or professional speaking, John Patrick Dolan spends his time playing racquetball and practicing Shotokan Karate of which he is a Black Belt.
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John Patrick Dolan, Attorney at Law, Certified Specialist Criminal Law, CSP, CPAE 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. Call 1-888-830-2620 for more information.