Mike is a licensed psychologist who is an expert in statistical methodologies, data analysis, personality assessment and coaching. He also has a background in the computer industry and has knowledge and expertise in sales, distribution, software development, and microprocessor design and process issues.
As a trial consultant, Mike has special expertise in jury selection, witness preparation and trial strategy. His background and expertise combine well in his two favorite areas of litigation: employment and intellectual property. Mike has worked on over 50 patent cases around the country and has developed extensive experience in key patent venues, including Marshall, TX; Los Angeles, CA; and Wilmington, DE.
Before joining Trial Behavior Consulting, Mike worked for fifteen years as a management consultant on employment issues and served as an expert witness in employment cases. He has consulted on patent cases involving process and design patents; medical devices; LCD technology; and microprocessor design.
Mike has also consulted on cases involving race, sex and age discrimination; personal injury and product liability; general business issues; wrongful termination; wrongful death; employer hiring practices; hostile work environment; and workplace violence. He has also frequently performed data analysis and expert witness work on complex hiring and firing data to determine if there is statistical evidence that a company has engaged in discrimination.
Mike received both his Ph.D. in Psychology and M.P.H. in Public Health Epidemiology from the University of California at Berkeley. He completed a two-year post-doctoral clinical training program at the Stanford University Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry.
Besides teaching graduate statistics and research methods as an associate professor for six years, Mike also coached the Napa High School mock trial team for ten years, leading them to the State Championships a number of times . In 2004, the Constitutional Rights Foundation gave Mike their Outstanding Commitment to Youth award in recognition for this service.