"Frighteningly powerful"

That's what Fortune magazine called the first presentation I created with Mark Lanier, the top trial lawyer in the country.

I'm Cliff Atkinson, and I help trial lawyers persuade juries with creativity.


I'm Cliff Atkinson

I help successful trial lawyers persuade juries with creativity. If you want to gain an edge in your next important case, contact me and let's chat about it.

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I'm an author

I've written 5 bestselling books on visual storytelling, now translated into a dozen languages.

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I'm a speaker

I've spoken all over the world at business schools, tech conferences and legal associations.

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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

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