About Dr. Paul Lisnek

Dr. Paul M. Lisnek is a nationally recognized television commentator, author, keynote and motivational speaker, corporate trainer, trial consultant, lawyer, and mediator. Paul is an award winning television anchor and host.  He serves as anchor of ‘Newsmakers” seen hourly on CNN Headline News on the Comcast Network, and as host for “Political Update with Paul Lisnek” on the Comcast network seen in the Midwest. Paul appears as the political analyst for WGN-TV morning and afternoon news.  Dr. Lisnek also serves as an-air expert many television networks and radio stations. He has appeared on NBC News, MSNBC, CNBC, ABC, CBS, FOX, CNN, WGN, MTV, HG-TV and Court TV. His network appearances include The Today Show, NBC Nightly News, and Anderson Cooper 360, among numerous other programs. In addition, Paul served as an on-air analyst for C-TV, Canada’s largest television network, covering the Conrad Black case with frequent appearances on “The Verdict with Paula Todd,” and Canada AM.” Paul has been interviewed on National Public Radio and numerous radio stations around the country and Canada on the major legal and political matters of the day including "Beyond the Beltway with Bruce Dumont", a nationally syndicated show. In addition to his work as a legal and political analyst, Paul appeared on “House Hunters-Chicago” for HG-TV and will appear in the film “Were the World Mine,” set to premiere at Sundance in 2008.

Holding both a law degree and doctorate, Paul’s lectures have been sponsored by numerous corporations, government entities, bar associations, law firms, and educational institutions. Included among his special presentations: the opening keynote address for an historic meeting of the American and Canadian Revenue departments in Montreal, a keynote address given at the annual dinner of the Indiana Supreme Court through the invitation of its Chief Justice, and commencement addresses at the University of Illinois-Urbana Dept of Speech Communication, and Cooley Law School.

In addition to his media work, Paul is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Decision Analysis one of the nation’s leading trial consulting firms with offices in
Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago. His office works in cases from the complex to the famous, including People v. Phil Spector, People v.  O.J. Simpson, People v. Heidi Fleiss and Whitewater litigation. He is the former assistant dean of Loyola University Chicago School of Law and has taught at the University of Illinois, DePaul University and Pepperdine University Law School in Malibu. He is also a commissioner on the Illinois Attorney Disciplinary Commission, an Illinois Supreme Court appointment, where he chairs an Inquiry Panel. He was a Founder and long time Executive Director of the National Student Leadership Conference, which hosts talented and promising high school students from around the world each summer for leadership conferences in law and advocacy, international diplomacy, business and technology, and health care.

Paul is the author of twelve books….thus far. His latest book, The Hidden Jury and Other Secrets Trial Lawyers Use to Win, is a look at the jury system and the work of jury consultants, and includes a Foreword by Johnnie Cochran, in one of last works by that great trial lawyer before Johnnie’s untimely death. Paul’s other books include the inspirational Quality Mind, Quality Life and classic Winning the Mind Game, Negotiating in Business and Life. For the legal and insurance markets, he has also written Courtroom Power, Negotiating Power, and Practice Made Perfect (a compilation of his column which was syndicated nationally), among many other books on litigation-related topics. He is currently working on his first legal fiction novel. Paul also served as executive producer for two CDs: jazz great Spider Saloff’s “Like Glass,” and the amazing “Alexandra Billings’ The Story Goes On.” He has also produced several plays that premiered in Chicago.

Presentation Topics

Art of Communication and Building Better
Customer/Client Relationships

The perfect presentation for a keynote address, motivational talk or skills training. Given 30 minutes, 90 minutes or a full day, Dr. Lisnek introduces the audience to those unique components of communication that define and refine how we build relationships with colleagues, customers and family. He steps inside the process of communication, discussing how people process information, and most importantly how each of us can improve the way we communicate to better reflect the reality of those whom are important in our career and lives.

Public Speaking
The # 1 human fear, Dr. Lisnek almost instantly erases the stress we feel when giving a public presentation and replaces it with enthusiasm and fun. He teaches the audience how to make presentations the best they can be for the audience, not just the speaker. He believes that it’s not what we say, but HOW we say it and Paul insures that the audience learns what it takes to put on the best possible show!

Decision Making
A critical part of every business, but often times, we make decisions by the seat of our pants or by instinct. Dr. Lisnek breaks down the process of decision making, dissecting its elements and shedding light on how to make the most effective decisions. He erases the myths and presents the components needed to make the important business decisions that enable us to grow professionally and personally.

One of the most popular topics taught in any setting, hear from the master who believes that it’s worth trying to negotiate for everything and anything. The author of the popular book, “Winning the Mind Game: Negotiating in Business and Life,” Dr. Lisnek looks at the fundamentals of negotiating and addresses why a Win-Win approach is rather naïve thinking! He understands how people think and what it takes to help them win in negotiations from the largest corporate deals, to the flea market bargains.


Paul M. Lisnek

An Emmy, Beacon and Cablefax award winning television anchor/host, a lawyer and jury consultant, Dr. Lisnek appears frequently on CNN and can be heard as a regular legal expert for radio stations around the nation. Paul hosts The Paul Lisnek Show on WVON-am radio, The Talk of Chicago and has been featured and appeared frequently on  NBC News (Today Show and Nightly News), MSNBC, CNBC, MTV, WGN-TV and Court TV. 

Paul anchors "Newsmakers" seen on CNN Headline News Channel in the Midwest, and "Political Update," a political and legal talk show, on the Comcast Network. Through his years as a television anchor and host, Paul has interviewed literally thousands of political, entertainment and social figures. His regular radio appearances include  US99 (Chicago), Paul Harris Show (St. Louis), Jay Allen’s Show (Sacramento), and NPR’s “Talk of the Nation” among many other stations. Paul appeared on "House Hunters-Chicago Edition" on HG-TV and filmed a cameo for the movie "Were the World Mine" to debut in 2008. Paul has also produced several CD's including jazz great Spider Saloff's "Like Glass" and Alexandra Billings "The Story Goes On" in addition to several plays produced in Chicago.

He is also co-founder and CEO of Decision Analysis one of the nation’s leading trial consulting firms with offices in Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco.  He is the former assistant dean of Loyola University Chicago School of Law and serves as an Ethics Commissioner for the Illinois Attorney Disciplinary Commission, an Illinois Supreme Court appointment.  MORE


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