John H. Ryan, Ph.D.
Dr. Ryan is a senior partner with Dodge Consulting & Publications, LLP, a litigation consulting firm in the Seattle/Tacoma area of Washington State. An experienced consultant and clinical psychologist, John has 35 years of experience in communications, group dynamics, stress management, and mediation. As an expert in interpersonal dynamics, group decision-making, and human behavior, he provides a variety of litigation consulting services, including:
- witness preparation for deposition and trial
- mock trial and focus group facilitation
- juror assessment and jury de-selection
- jury-sensitive trial strategy
- litigation stress management
- post-verdict juror interviews
John has facilitated hundreds of small and large groups for a variety of organizations.. He has conducted legal focus groups and applied results to the development of effective trial strategy. Much of his trial consulting work has focused on medical malpractice defense and a variety of personal injury, property loss, wrongful death, and sex abuse civil lawsuits. Litigation stress management for physicians and other professionals has also been an important element of his practice, including individual therapy and life skills coaching. He is co-author of the attorney guidebook, Preparing Witnesses to Give Effective Testimony, and The Better Witness Handbook, a guide for witnesses required to give testimony in all types of litigation.
Dr. Ryan’s related prior experience includes maintaining a clinical psychology practice for over 25 years, consulting on state and federal projects for individuals with disabilities, coordinating community development projects, and providing market research consultation services.
Dr. Ryan earned his Master’s Degree in Counseling from Troy State University in Alabama, and his doctorate from Utah State University in Professional Scientific Psychology (Combined Clinical and Counseling). He is also a 1969 graduate of the US Air Force Academy and served honorably as a pilot in the USAF.
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