Chris Ritter joined The Focal Point LLC in Oakland, CA as a member after working for nearly twenty years as a partner and trial lawyer at a major San Francisco law firm. His experience trying cases in both state and federal courts gives Chris the insight and perspective to help clients zero in on key issues and uncover powerful and persuasive visual strategies. As a former faculty member at the University of California's Hastings College of the Law, Chris is a master at clarifying the complex and making esoteric themes understandable and compelling. His courtroom experience is also instrumental in developing strategically sound, clearly delineated, and creatively convincing presentations. In addition to his work at The Focal Point, Chris has taught for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy and remains an active member of the State Bar of California. He has been a featured presenter at programs sponsored by the American Bar Association, the State Bar of California, the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, the State Bar of Texas, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB), and Law Seminars International, among others. Chris is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School. He is the author of three best selling books from the American Bar Association: Creating Winning Trial Strategies and Graphics; Powerful Deliberations - Putting it All Together for the Jury; and The Trial War Room Handbook.