Daniel Wolfe, J.D., Ph.D.

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Dr. Daniel Wolfe is Senior Vice President of DecisionQuest, Inc., a trial consulting and strategic communications firm with offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, Pennsylvania, New York, Boston, Washington DC, Atlanta, and Minneapolis. The firm is comprised of approximately 70 individuals.

Dr. Wolfe provides research-based and experiential data analysis to trial teams nationwide, and works on high-profile and large-exposure litigation involving such matters as antitrust, product liability, intellectual property, professional malpractice, environmental, and securities. He consults on national litigation matters pertaining to a variety of industries, including automotive, airline, pharmaceutical, petroleum/petrochemical, biotech, and medical. An expert in the fields of witness preparation, voir dire, and jury selection, he is also skilled in providing quantitative and qualitative analyses of venues through focus groups and mock trials.

A jury consultant and researcher since 1986, he has been in the national spotlight on numerous occasions for his work on high-profile criminal and civil cases involving celebrities and professional athletes. He has appeared as a commentator on both local and national talk shows and has been quoted in a wide range of media, including national publications such as The National Law Journal, Lawyers Weekly, Newsweek, and USA Today. He has authored many articles and book chapters on the subjects of juries, juror perceptions, ethics in trial consulting, and the interrelation of attorney gender and courtroom bias. Dr. Wolfe has over 30 years of jury consulting research experience and has worked on over 1,700 cases.

A noted jury consulting expert, Dr. Wolfe has been honored to present for numerous legal organizations throughout the country, including the American Bar Association, the American Trial Lawyers Association, the American Board of Trial Advocates, Defense Research Institute, several Inns of the Court, and various state and local bar associations. His professional affiliations include the American Psychological Association, the American Bar Association, the American Psychology-Law Society, and the American Society of Trial Consultants, of which he is a past president.

Dr. Wolfe received his J.D., his Ph.D. in law and psychology, and his M.A. in psychology from the University of Nebraska. He holds his B.A. in psychology and sociology from Colorado State University.

EDUCATION:

Ph.D., Law & Psychology, University of Nebraska Lincoln (1990)
Dissertation: Juror Comprehension in Complex Cases: An Examination of Juror Notetaking and the Insanity Defense
National Institute of Mental Health Fellowships (1986-1987 & 1989-1990)

J.D., University of Nebraska Lincoln College of Law (1989)
International Academy of Trial Lawyers Student Advocacy Award (1989) American Jurisprudence Award for Civil Clinical Practice (1989)
Who’s Who Among American Law Students (1986-1989)

M.A., Applied Social/Developmental/Personality University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska (1989)
Thesis: An Organizational Approach to Court Structure: A Case in Point With Juvenile Court Decision Making

B.S., Psychology & Sociology, Colorado State University (1983) (cum laude) Certification: Criminal Justice Interdisciplinary
Program Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society (1982)