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Brian Johnson

President & Founder
Johnson & Hunter, Inc.

Brian K. Johnson has served as a communication consultant to the legal profession since 1979. He teaches interpersonal communication skills to new attorneys, public speaking to transactional lawyers, and advocacy and persuasion to litigators. Every year he works one-on-one with hundreds of attorneys and professional development administrators at Am Law 100 law firms to help them improve their speaking skills.

Since 1998 Johnson has trained every new Assistant United States Attorney at the National Advocacy Center of the U.S. Department of Justice in Columbia, South Carolina. The National Institute for Trial Advocacy has awarded him its Prentice Marshall Faculty award for his innovative teaching of trial skills. He was the first non-lawyer to receive that honor. He has served as a panelist at the ABA Litigation Section Annual Conference, and as a keynote speaker at the ABA Litigation Section Leadership Conference, after which a DVD of his presentation was distributed to its members. He has presented programs for the Law Society of Upper Canada in Toronto, and taught Solicitor Advocates in Dublin and Belfast. Twice the Republic of Estonia invited him to teach federal prosecutors in that Baltic country.

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President and Founder
Johnson & Hunter, Inc.
Phone: 612-910-4188

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The Articulate Advocate: Persuasive Skills for Lawyers in Trials, Appeals, Arbitrations, and Motions, 2nd Edition (Crown King Books, 2009, 2016) 

The Articulate Witness: An Illustrated Guide to Testifying Confidently Under Oath (Crown King Books, 2015)

The Articulate Attorney: Public Speaking for Lawyers, 2nd Edition (Crown King Books, 2010, 2013) 

Mock Trial Coach’s Bundle (Crown King Books, 2013) 


"Using Gesture to Calm a Nervous Witness", The Champion, November 2015

"Lawyers Talking, Fast and Slow", Arizona Attorney, January 2013

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