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Randall Kiser

Randall Kiser

Randall Kiser is a Principal Analyst at DecisionSet® in Palo Alto, California, and a Scholar-in-Residence at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. His research integrates the fields of law, statistics, psychology and economics. He is recognized as “a brilliant scholar and legal consultant,” “the leading scholar in attorney decision processes,” and “an internationally acclaimed researcher and consultant on legal decision making and trial risk assessments.”

Mr. Kiser is the author of four books. His most recent book, American Law Firms in Transition: Trends, Threats and Strategies, will be published in Spring 2019 by the American Bar Association. His previous books, Soft Skills for the Effective Lawyer, Beyond Right and Wrong and How Leading Lawyers Think are in law offices and law libraries from Chicago to Shanghai and from New York to Nairobi.

Mr. Kiser teaches at the Maurer School of Law and has taught at the University of Washington School of Law, the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law, and the Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Mr. Kiser received his law degree in 1978 from the University of California at Berkeley and was awarded his undergraduate degree with Highest Honors in 1975 from the University of California at Davis.

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Guest Appearances
July 10, 2019

How the Great Recession changed American law firms

Randy Kiser talked about the impact the Great Recession of 2008 had on law firms, how the economy changed legal services, and why law firm culture is so important in today's society.