David Ball

David Ball is a North Carolina jury consultant with Malekpour & Ball Consulting (JuryWatch, Inc.) He is the nation’s most influential trial consultant, communications expert, and advocacy teacher. His training is in science and engineering, along with a 30-year career in professional theater. Dr. Ball and his partner, Artemis Malekpour, guide plaintiff’s civil and criminal defense cases across the country.

Dr. Ball is also a pioneer in adapting methods of film and theater presentation for use in trial. His theater/film students hold Oscars, Obies, Tonies, and Emmies. His Theater Tips and Strategies for Jury Trials has been a bestseller for nearly two decades, and his Backwards and Forwards has been a foundation of theater and film training since 1984.

"David Ball needs no introduction. His research into jury psychology and damages is invaluable to every plaintiffs’ lawyer out there."

"Those of us who have been athletes will appreciate the fact that David is like a great coach. He makes you the best player you can be. we all need David at our elbows with every case."

"David Ball separates himself from the rest by providing a road map to success by not only teaching you what to do but showing you how."

Dr. Ball authored one of the bestselling trial strategy books ever written and co-author another along with Don Keenan. Together with Keenan, Dr. Ball is developing series of new advocacy books and videos that are changing the game for trial attorneys.

Dr. Ball is an award-winning teacher for the North Carolina Advocates for Justice and the American Association for Justice’s National College of Advocacy. He has also taught law students at North Carolina, Wake Forest, Pittsburgh, Minnesota, and Campbell law schools, and at Duke Law as a senior lecturer. He has long been the nation’s most in-demand continuing legal education speaker.