John Patrick Dolan

Celebrity Speaker, Legal News Analyst, and Author of "Negotiate Like The Pros"


Law/Legal, Sales


Law, Media, Negotiation, Sales

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Negotiate Like the Pros
Never pay too much, settle for too little, or give in too soon again.
John Patrick Dolan teaches powerful negotiation skills that everyone can use. Sales Professional, Legal Professionals, and Business Leaders rave about the practical, effective and easy to use content of Dolan's compelling presentations.

Laughing Juries Don't Convict
John Patrick Dolan comments on weird statutes, ridiculous verdicts, and extraordinarily bizarre courtroom events. Your audience will be amused and possibly outraged with the flaws and foibles of our legal system. Dolan entertains everyone in your audience with the latest in lawyer jokes and some of the hilarious classics too. No one will sleep through this keynote. It is funny, amusing and irreverent.

Defending American Justice
John Patrick Dolan reviews the high profile legal cases that rocked America in 45 laughed filled minutes. Sex crimes, murder, arson, political corruption and even the mob. Nothing is out of bounds. Your audience will learn more in 45 minutes than they could in a lifetime of watching Court TV.

ABOUT JOHN PATRICK DOLAN As a California Criminal Trial Lawyer with over 34 years of courtroom experience, John Patrick Dolan, CSP, CPAE, has handled everything from traffic tickets to death penalty murder cases. Dolan is a recognized Criminal Law Specialist and a true courtroom veteran. He is AV (highest) Martindale-Hubbell rated.

As an author, John has written twelve, best-selling books, including his classic Negotiate like the Pros. He is a recognized international authority on negotiation and conflict resolution. And, just to show that he does not take himself too seriously, he is also the co-author of the wildly popular Lawyer's Joke Book.

A communications veteran, John is a radio broadcaster and television legal news analyst appearing frequently on Fox News Channel, MSNBC, and Court TV. He has also been honored by the National Speakers Association as a member of the Professional Speakers Hall of Fame.

In addition to his professional legal experience, John served as CEO of LawTalk MCLE, Inc., a continuing legal education company from 1992 - present.

John is a native Californian. He grew up in Huntington Beach, California "Surf City USA." He is a life long drummer. His rock and roll band "The Wild Ones" was his passion during his younger days. His undergraduate studies at California State University Fullerton yielded a Bachelor degree in Speech Communication and Political Science. During his college years, John was recognized as a nationally ranked debater. His debating performance at one national event was described by Professor Laurence Tribe as a "Tour de Force."

John attended Western State University College of Law, from which he graduated in 1977 with a J.D. degree. During Law School he served as a law clerk and sat second chair on numerous criminal cases including two murder trials. Additionally, he supported himself during law school as a stockbroker for Merrill Lynch. Dolan passed the California Bar Exam and was sworn into practice in 1978. He is admitted to practice in California and numerous Federal jurisdictions. Additionally, he is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States of America, originally sponsored by F. Lee Bailey.

John lives in Southern California with his wife of over 41 years, Irene the Queen, and their Yorkshire Terrier, Jessie. When not involved in the practice of law, broadcasting, or professional speaking, he spends his time playing racquetball and practicing Shotokan Karate ... he is a black belt!

About Negotiate Like The Pros

Effective Negotiating Skills ... Powerful Tools that Everyone Can Use!
What you've heard is true: Everything is negotiable.
But not everyone knows how to negotiate. In fact, some people regularly pay more than they need to... or end up settling for a lot less than they should. How about you? The Negotiate like the Pros program starts where most other negotiation programs leave off. The program focuses on application, not theory. You'll gain specific, clear-cut "how-to's" that you'll use every day to get consistently better deals. Think about it... whether it's persuading a supplier to give your company a discount, sending out bids, getting a deadline extended, closing a sale, even buying a car... your day is filled with situations that require fair, solid agreements. This is your opportunity to get more out of every agreement you make... and do it faster, with less conflict.

Learn the techniques of master negotiators. You'll learn the classic principles of negotiation.
You'll also be gaining "insider information" about the step-by-step techniques used by master negotiators... men and women earning six-figure salaries in today's most successful organizations. This is your opportunity to refine the skills you are presently using by building on your strengths and eliminating your weaknesses. The information you'll hear is critical to every professional today. Save your company hundreds, maybe thousands of dollars on supplies and services... end the "tug of war" between departments when it comes to equipment, offices, personnel, etc.,... get your people salary compensation packages you both feel good about... outsmart "wheeler-dealers" who try to take advantage of you.

The next time you negotiate anything you can feel confident you secured the best possible result.

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