Tyrone Moncriffe

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Tyrone Moncriffe, a faculty member of the Criminal Defense Institute, is a popular lecturer at TCDLA seminars, speaking about acting and storytelling in trials, using skills learned from the Sandra Zimmers Self-Expression Center in Houston. He is an active faculty member of the Trial Advocacy Institute, where he assists with training members in various trial tactics such as voir dire, direct/cross-examination, and the psychology of stories as they relate to trials. Tyrone, who has served on the Board of Directors for Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers, graduated from Texas Southern University magnum cum laude and then Thurgood Marshall School of Law in 1982. Among his many honors, he has been selected as Texas Super Lawyer 2006–2011.

Stories from Tyrone Moncriffe

Storytelling Closing Arguments
Thursday, September 6th, 2012

“May it please the court, opposing counsel…Ladies and Gentlemen, thank you for listening to all the evidence. . . .” Just about this time, juries’ eyes glaze over; they shift focus and start daydreaming. You have just lost the jury.