Andrew Caple-Shaw is a member of the American Society of Trial Consultants. He graduated from Occidental College Magna Cum Laude and is a former Rhodes Scholar Finalist. Andrew became a licensed attorney in the state of Tennessee after completing law school. He is currently the Vice President of SAG-AFTRA Nashville and has held numerous national and local offices with the organization over the last two decades.
In 2012, he began teaching at the law school level as an adjunct. There, he experimented with his acting-based approach to trial skills teaching, which he developed around Sanford Meisner’s principles of emotional listening. The results were beyond his wildest expectations, garnering numerous awards and widespread recognition. As his advocacy teaching reputation grew, Andrew joined the ACT team. He has been working with ACT for several years, teaching in law firms and attorney associations when he is not preparing lawyers and witnesses for trial. Andrew has conducted sessions with law firms, trial colleges and associations of attorneys including: New Jersey Association for Justice, Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, Kentucky Justice Association, Mississippi Trial Lawyers, the Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, and countless others.
As a professional actor for over 28 years, Andrew has appeared on television shows such as NCIS and THE WEST WING. He has also worked with Academy Award winning actors and directors, and was admitted into the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in his early 20s. Andrew is trained in a variety of classical and contemporary acting techniques ranging from Shakespeare to more advanced “method” approaches.
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