Richard Waites biography

Richard Waites

TV Actor

1951 –


Who is Richard Waites?

Richard C. Waites, J.D., Ph.D., a noted board certified trial attorney and social psychologist, is an internationally recognized expert in jury and courtroom decision maker research, a field he helped to develop and that he continues to advance. It is believed that there are less than 5 people in the United States who have ever attained enough trial experience and expertise to become board certified as trial attorneys in addition to substantial doctoral study and practice in the field of social psychology. Waites is a respected authority and innovator in the application of social science research to effective trial advocacy in the courtroom and in arbitration.

Waites is the author of three books and a number of comprehensive articles on law and psychology topics, including a well known courtroom psychology treatise entitled Courtroom Psychology and Trial Advocacy published by American Lawyer Media.

He has appeared as a legal analyst on Court-TV, the PBS News Hour, ABC's Nightline, CNN News, Fox News, MSNBC, Good Morning America, France 2, Sky TV, and other televised media.


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