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David Mann

Title/s:  Adjunct Professor

Phone: 612-756-0200

Email: david@asimplemessage.com

External Webpage: https://www.asimplemessage.com/


David Mann is a story specialist who teaches attorneys how to make an impact by clarifying their message. He uses his decades of experience as an actor, director, and playwright to help attorneys make persuasive impact with case stories.

As a case story and presentation consultant, David has helped lawyers construct in the following matters: securities fraud, personal injury, medical malpractice, sexual assault, defamation, and wrongful termination, on both plaintiff’s and defense sides.

In 2012, David created a unique, specialized course for Loyola School of Law in Chicago that is focused expressly on story construction and presentation for court. The course is two full days in length, and David has taught it over 30 times. He has also created a similar program for National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) that has been offered as a live course as well as an online program.

David has presented his full-day CLE program in 14 states. The program provides lawyers with the tools they need to construct persuasive case stories, create concise opening statements, and to present them with confidence. David has also been the keynote speaker for state bar conferences nationwide, and he has presented shorter versions of his program in Canada and Northern Ireland.

David lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


B.S., Speech, 1988, Northwestern University

Classical Acting Diploma, London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art

Program Areas

Storytelling and Presenting for Court

Courses Taught

Storytelling and Presenting Skills for Lawyers (LAW 356)