Joshua Karton

Joshua Karton

Trial Consultant

Key Facts

2016 Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Advocacy from Stetson University College of Law’s Center for Excellence in Advocacy


Joshua Karton specializes in applying theater and film communication techniques to the art of trial advocacy. He and his projects have received awards and grants from the New York Drama Desk, Ford Motor Company Fund, Kellogg Foundation, California Arts Council, and he is the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from Stetson University College of Law’s Center for Excellence in Advocacy. He teaches and develops curriculum for the AAJ, Gerry Spence Trial Lawyer’s College, NITA, US JAG Corps, ABA, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, National Criminal Defense College, Loyola and California Western Schools of Law, and many state trial lawyer associations. His years of courtroom consulting culminated in the preparation of the winning oral argument in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld.

Joshua is the president of Communication Arts and specializes in the application of the communication techniques of theater, film, and television to the art of trial advocacy. Television writing and acting credits range from Forever Fernwood to Beverly Hills 90210. Having trained as an actor at San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theater, he returned there to teach after writing and directing the film and video exhibits of Theatrical Evolution, winner of the New York Drama Desk Award.

Joshua Karton's Products

Theater for Trial
Theater for Trial Incorporating the Fourth Edition of Theater Tips and Strategies for Jury Trials Hardcover/ Hardcover $147.00
Courtroom Communication Techniques
Courtroom Communication Techniques An Interview and Q&A with Joshua Karton Audio Digital Download $49.50
Friedman, Ball & Karton
Friedman, Ball & Karton A Q&A with Rick Friedman, David Ball, and Joshua Karton Audio Digital Download $49.50