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Robert Gerchen

Senior Consultant

Overview

Bob is based in St. Louis, MO and works with clients on the development of courtroom themes and witness preparation in both civil and criminal cases. He identifies key educational and emotional elements of a case to create compelling case narratives. He consults on witness order and content to ensure maximum storytelling impact. Bob has also assisted numerous clients in developing multi-media mediation presentations that are designed to expose the weaknesses of the other side’s case and motivate opposing decision makers to be more flexible in the negotiation process. Clients have often called on Bob to present the opposing case for mock trials. At last count, he has worked in 126 separate venues spread across 34 states and the District of Columbia.

Bob began his legal consulting career in the 1990s with the Los Angeles County Attorney’s Office, Hardcore Gang Unit. While there, he trained attorneys in courtroom communication skills and assisted the attorneys with argument preparation and courtroom presence. Bob is the author of the book, 101 Quick Courtroom Tips for Busy Lawyers.

Education

  • BGS, Foreign Studies/Russian, University of Missouri – Columbia

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