Dr. Malphurs’ background in persuasion and communication enables him to assist attorneys in the development of successful approaches to courtroom communication.
Online PR News – 02-July-2014 – Dallas, TX – Dr. Malphurs' perspective of the courtroom blends both a scientific and humanistic understanding, guiding clients through communicative and thematic suggestions that are based upon proven research and experience.
Dr. Malphurs’ background in persuasive and interpersonal communication provides an effective foundation for litigation and trial consulting services including focus groups and mock trials; witness training for deposition and trial; voir dire and jury selection; development of opening statements and closing arguments; and general trial strategy. His unique experience observing more than 100 U.S. Supreme Court arguments also enables him to advise attorneys preparing for bench trials and appellate courts.
Dr. Malphurs received his Ph.D. in Communication from Texas A&M University and has observed more than 100 oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court in pursuit of his research regarding the cognitive influence of courtroom communication. Author of Rhetoric and Discourse in Supreme Court Oral Arguments (Routledge 2013), he has applied his research across a wide variety of complex civil and criminal cases. Dr. Malphurs has published his research in Communication Law Review, Journal of Legal Communication and Rhetoric, Journal of American Culture, and The Jury Expert among others. His research has also been prominently covered by a variety of news sources, most notably the New York Times, NPR, and the Washington Post.
As a Jesuit alum at both the high school and college level, Dr. Malphurs remains committed to service for others, working closely with the Dallas legal community through pro bono services when his time permits. Dr. Malphurs has assisted the Human Rights Initiative, Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program, the Collin and Tarrant County Prosecutor’s Offices, and various local attorneys with clients in need of assistance. He also serves on the executive board of the Pro Bono committee for DFW’s chapter of the American Society of Trial Consultants, and welcomes anyone seeking pro bono trial services.
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