SRS Presenter Bio
Brian K. Johnson teaches persuasion to trial lawyers and public speaking to transactional attorneys. His international consulting practice takes him to law firms and training programs throughout the U.S. and Canada, as well as overseas to the United Kingdom and Europe. He has taught Solicitor Advocates in Belfast, Northern Ireland and Dublin, Ireland, and twice trained federal prosecutors for the Republic of Estonia.
With Marsha Hunter, he is co-author of The Articulate Advocate: New Techniques of Persuasion for Trial Lawyers (Crown King Books, 2009). That book won the Silver Medal in the Benjamin Franklin Awards from the Independent Book Publishers Association in New York City in May 2010. Their second book, The Articulate Attorney: Public Speaking for Lawyers, was published by Crown King Books in 2010 with a second edition released in 2013.
For the past decade he has trained all new Assistant United States Attorneys at the Department of Justice National Advocacy Center. He has been a communication specialist for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy since 1981. In 2000 NITA recognized his unique contribution to the teaching of advocacy skills by presenting him with the Honorable Prentice Marshall Faculty Award. He was the first non-lawyer in NITA history to receive this honor.