Katherine James, Act of Communication / Culver City, CA
A trial consultant who specializes in live communication skills based in the discipline of theater, Katherine James has been working to make attorneys and witnesses better courtroom communicators since 1977. Nationally regarded as the preeminent source for witness preparation, she has helped take over 1,000 cases to trial and helped prepare literally thousands of witnesses, including experts of every stripe. She coaches witnesses and their lawyers to reach, persuade, and activate jurors. She has taught for AAJ (formerly ATLA), ABTL, ABA, NITA, DRI, and CICA, as well as many private law firms and bar associations.
Ms. James holds a BFA from Illinois Weslyan University, where she graduated Phi Kappa Phi, Summa Cum Laude. She received her MFA at the American Conservatory Theater, where she studied as a classical theater actor.
Alan Blumenfeld, Act of Communication, Culver City, CA
Alan Blumenfeld is a working professional actor who makes his living in film, television, and theater. For the past three decades, he has also been regarded as one of the leading trial consultants in the United States. He specializes in live communication skills based in the discipline of theater and has been working to make attorneys and witnesses better courtroom communicators since 1977. As a teacher of working professional trial lawyers and law students, he has taught for scores of continuing legal education colleges such as NITA (since 1986), AAJ (formerly ATLA, since 1986), ABTL, ABA, DRI, and CICA, as well as many dozens of private law firms and bar associations.