Dave Dolkas
Dave Dolkas



“Dave Dolkas is not only an experienced trial lawyer with a deep background in preparing and trying complex cases, but he is also a gifted teacher. He taps into his deep reservoir of trial experiences to lay out basic principles for preparing, crafting, and trying complex cases. Dave is a highly skilled communicator who has that rare talent for making the complex simple.”

—Jeffrey E. Stone, Partner and Chair Emeritus, McDermott Will & Emery

“Dave has a rare combination of authority, kindness, knowledge, and presence. When he presents—whether in the courtroom, conference room, or classroom—you listen . . . because you want to listen. You’re eager to learn what he knows and to hear what comes next. This effect comes from years of researching, performing, and refining his craft as a presenter. Dave is a professional storyteller and, if you’re lucky, you’ll get to see and hear him someday.”

—Larry Collins, President CaseSight, Inc. (country’s leading trial presentation and graphics firm) 

“The skills Dave teaches are a must-learn for any team managing litigation in today’s environment. As an instructor, Dave adroitly combines substance with entertainment. His methods for running teams, managing evidence, and case presentation are deeply rooted in extensive experience of litigating large, small, and complex cases. His methods work.”

—Alex Rogers, Executive Vice-President and President of Qualcomm Technology Licensing, a division of Qualcomm Incorporated


Praise for Dave’s Storytelling seminar

“The content of this training informs and should guide every trial lawyer.”

—McDermott partner


Praise for Dave’s MAP seminar

“Dave keeps things interesting and light . . . Thank you for sharing your hard-earned expertise! This was the best in-house CLE I have attended in my 15 years at McDermott.”

—McDermott partner


Praise for Dave's professional writing seminar presented for the Practicing law institute (April 2018)

“Wow! Awestruck!”

“Wow! Dave's presentation was very well done, about the best I've listened to on PLI. Not a second of our time was wasted. Thank you, sir.”

“Best webinar I have completed at PLI. Dave Dolkas was terrific.”

“An excellent program. Speaker was impressive.”

“A home run.”