I'm Cliff Atkinson
I help trial lawyers make their cases emotionally irresistible to jurors.
If you want to gain an edge in your next important case, contact me and let's chat about it.Contact Me
That's what Fortune magazine called the first opening statement I created with Mark Lanier, the top trial lawyer in the country who has won $20 billion in verdicts.
Are your trial presentations as powerful as they could be?
I'm an author
I've written 5 bestselling books on visual storytelling, now translated into a dozen languages.
I'm a speaker
I've spoken all over the world at business schools, tech conferences and legal associations.
I'm an original thinker
As an Air Force Officer I learned about structure, as an MBA grad I learned about strategy, and as a journalist I learned about story.
I synthesize these 3 skills to bring high stakes legal cases to life.
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Nice things people said
"Cliff’s laser focus boiled down a complicated case into a few simple messages that were powerful and persuasive. I highly recommend him for any project where clear communication is needed." - Patrick Malone, co-author, Rules of the Road
Cliff helped us make our value proposition more compelling, relevant and persuasive. Now we no longer read from slides – instead we tell stories that allow our clients to truly assess our fit with their needs." - Yasminka Nemet, CMO, MV Transportation
Cliff, I just wanted to say a big thank you to you. Your presentation was spot-on and fantastic!" - Kristin Hamlin, VP, Wells Fargo