Paul M Lisnek Biography, Age, Education, Wife, career

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Paul M Lisnek Biography

Paul M Lisnek is a nationally recognized attorney, legal consultant, political analyst, public speaker, television and radio talk show host and interviewer, and author.

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He has consulted on and analyzed numerous nationally recognized legal cases. He currently resides in Chicago.

Paul M Lisnek Age

Lisnek is 65 years old as of 2023 having been born on June 19, 1958, in the United States of America.

Paul M Lisnek Education

Lisnek graduated from the University of Illinois in 1980 with a B.A. in political science and an  M.A. in speech communication. In 1983, Lisnek received a J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law. In 1986, he completed a Ph.D. in speech communication from the same institution.

Paul M Lisnek Wife

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Paul M Lisnek Legal career

At the start of his career, Lisnek was the Assistant Dean at the Loyola University Chicago School of Law, and a visiting professor at Pepperdine University School of Law’s Institute for Dispute Resolution,  DePaul University, and the University of Illinois.

In 1991 he founded the consulting firm Lisnek & Associates. He is also a co-founder and current CEO of Decision Analysis. Decision Analysis is a California-based national legal consulting firm specializing in jury selection.

 He is currently a commissioner and inquiry panel chairperson for the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission. Paul has held this a position he has held for over 20 years and for which he was recognized in 2009 by the Illinois Attorney and Disciplinary Commission.

Lisnek has consulted, analyzed, and commentated on several legal cases of national attention. Some of them include the O. J. Simpson murder case, Whitewater controversy, Heidi Fleiss, R. Kelly, and Tony Rezko.  He also has appeared on national television news programs including CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360°, Court TV (now known as TruTV), CBS News, and Fox News.

Paul M Lisnek Television and radio shows

Lisnek has been the Political Analyst for Chicago television station WGN-TV since 2008. He has also worked at WGN-TV’s 24-hour news channel sister station, CLTV, since 2009. Lisnek is featured regularly discussing national, state and local political and sometimes legal issues.

Lisnek is the host of “Politics Tonight” a nightly political talk show which airs on CLTV in Chicago. He also hosts the television shows “Political Update” on the Comcast Network and “Newsmakers” on CNN Headline News, as well as the entertainment and politics radio talk show “The Paul Lisnek Show” on WVON in Chicago. He also appeared in the 2009 film Were the World Mine as a newscaster.

In 2008, Lisnek won a Chicago/Midwest Chapter Emmy award for co-hosting the Chicago premiere of the movie Ocean’s 13 along with Lisa Aprati. In 2009, Lisnek received the Cablefax Award for Best Host of an Educational/Instructional program for “Political Update,” and an Honorable Mention for Best Show or Series, Public Affairs, for “Political Update.” Lisnek was awarded the Beacon Award for Best Series, “Political Update,” in 2009 as well.

Paul M Lisnek Teaching Career

Lisnek is a lecturer for BarBri on the subjects of Constitutional Law, Professionalism, and Ethics.

He has delivered keynote addresses for the U.S. Department of Justice (where he serves on the faculty of the Justice Leadership Institute and helped develop the Fundamentals of Leadership course), Duke Law School and served as the keynote speaker for a historic meeting of the U.S. and Canadian Revenue Divisions.

He has trained countless lawyers in bar associations (including annual presentations at the American Bar Association Annual Meetings) and law firm settings from Alaska to Hawaii and New York to Florida and most states in between. See a more complete client list under the client tab.

Formerly an assistant dean and lecturer in law at Loyola University Chicago School of Law in Chicago, Dr. Lisnek has taught courses at Pepperdine University School of Law’s Institute for Dispute Resolution, DePaul University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

He has received awards for Excellence in Teaching and has been honored for his work by the University of Illinois Department of Communication and by the College of Law (as its Distinguished Alumnus, 2008).

Paul is one the most popular national lecturers at Bar Review time teaching professional responsibility and constitutional law for BarBri Bar Review. He also serves as a commissioner and inquiry panel chairperson for the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission, an Illinois Supreme Court appointment he has held for well over twenty years.

Paul M Lisnek Books

Dr. Lisnek has authored numerous articles and thirteen books, including The Hidden Jury and Other Secret Tactics Lawyers Use to Win; The Art of Lawyering; Winning the Mind Game: Negotiating in Business and Life; and Quality Mind, Quality Life.

 Legal books address the topics of depositions, courtroom advocacy, and jury psychology, negotiation, interviewing and counseling. He is currently completing his first fiction book and has been an executive producer for theatrical productions as well as jazz and vocal CDs.

Paul M Lisnek Membership

He is a member of the Board of directors at president Bailiwick Repertory Theater Company. Additionally, he is a member at American Bar Association, Association Trial Lawyers American, American Arbitration Association and American Society Trial Cons.

(president 1988-1989), American Association Law Schools (chairman-elect student services section since 1990, chairman since 1991), Illinois Bar. Association (vice-Chairman of Commission on part-time lawyers since 1989), Chicago Bar Association, Speech Communication Association.

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