David Ball

David Ball

Jury Consultant

Website: consultmmb.com
Phone: (919) 682-1839

Education

  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute,
    Electrical Engineering, 1963
  • Alfred University, B.A., English, 1965
  • University of Maryland, M.A., English, 1966
  • University of Minnesota, Ph.D.,
    Speech, Communications, and Theatre Arts, 1970

Academic Positions

  • Campbell School of Law,
    Adunct Professor of Law, 1993–95
  • Deep Springs College, Professor, 1993
  • Duke University, Professor, Chair of Drama,
    Senior Artist in Residence, 1985–91
  • Carnegie-Mellon University,
    Professor and administrator, 1977–85
  • Lawrence University,
    Professor and administrator, 1976–77
  • University of Minnesota, Instructor, 1969–70
  • Peace Corps, University of Kabul, Afghanistan, Professor, Royal Ministry of Information and Culture, 1967–68
  • University of Maryland, Instructor, 1965–66

David Ball (Malekpour Oliver Ball Consulting) is the nation’s most influential trial consultant. With partners Artemis Malekpour and Ryan Oliver, he guides plaintiff’s civil cases and criminal defense cases across the country. They are the nation’s only trial consultants qualified to help attorneys with Reptilian methods and strategy, as well as with Ball’s David Ball on Damages techniques and a wide range of other essential approaches. They have an unparalleled record in helping attorneys with every size and kind of case.

Dr. Ball is also a pioneer in adapting methods of film and theater presentation for use in trial. His theater/film students hold Oscars, Obies, Tonies, and Emmies. His Theater Tips and Strategies for Jury Trials has been a bestseller for nearly two decades, and his Backwards and Forwards has been a foundation of theater and film training since 1984.

Dr. Ball wrote two of the bestselling trial strategy books ever published: David Ball on Damages and—with Reptile cofounder Don Keenan—Reptile: The 2009 Manual of the Plaintiff’s Revolution.

Dr. Ball is an award-winning teacher for the North Carolina Advocates for Justice and the American Association for Justice’s National College of Advocacy. He has also taught law students at North Carolina, Wake Forest, Pittsburgh, Minnesota, and Campbell law schools, and at Duke Law as a senior lecturer. He has long been the nation’s most in-demand continuing legal education speaker.