Leigh E. Johnson is a practicing trial lawyer, and principal of “Trial Whisperer” Trial Consulting. Leigh is dedicated to assisting lawyers preparing for trial in both civil and criminal arenas. Her expertise is in developing an effective storyline that serves as the vortex for opposing counsel. She accurately identifies issues and reconstructs them to achieve positive outcomes within a variety of legal forums from arbitration to trial.
Leigh’s philosophy is that in order to obtain the best results regardless of forum, you should always prepare your case as if it were going to trial. Leigh’s passion and primary focus is in collaborating with other lawyers, where she is often asked to conduct focus groups, participate in jury selection, develop storylines, and craft case presentations for cases where there are difficult facts and complicated scenarios.
As a 2009 graduate of Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College (TLC), Leigh was highly regarded by her peers for her depth of knowledge, attention to detail, compassion and integrity. She is currently on staff at TLC and teaches trial skills several times a year. In prior years she lectured on storyline development and focus group methods at Gerry Spence’s Death Penalty College. She has also presented at the Capital Defense College in Texas.
Leigh is the President and facilitator of the Bay Area Local Group in Emeryville California. The organization’s mission is to provide local attorneys comprehensive assistance in preparing for trial while focusing on storyline development. Leigh is an active member of several legal organizations and routinely attends seminars and gives presentations to Trial Lawyer Associations and groups in California and throughout the U.S.
Proven history of working under extreme pressure and in highly stressful conditions.