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About the Author
Randall Kiser is the principal analyst at DecisionSet®, a decision services and professional development company in Palo Alto, California. Mr. Kiser, a decision analyst and an attorney, has worked closely with litigants, insurers and attorneys in assessing risks, evaluating litigation alternatives and improving individual and organizational decision-making skills. He is the author of How Leading Lawyers Think (Springer, 2011) and the lead author of the widely read article, “Let’s Not Make A Deal: An Empirical Study Of Decision Making In Unsuccessful Settlement Negotiations” (Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Vol. 5, No. 3, September 2008). Mr. Kiser received his law degree in 1978 from the University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall), and obtained his undergraduate degree in 1975 from the University of California, Davis (Highest Honors). His legal education is complemented by the award in 2002 of a certificate in leadership from the Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management, Claremont Graduate University.
Table of ContentsEVIDENCE.- Prior Research on Attorney-Litigant Decision Making.- A Current Assessment of Attorney-Litigant Decision Making In Adjudicated Cases.- CAUSES.- Psychological Attributes of Decision Errors.- Institutional Impediments to Effective Legal Decision Making.- CONSEQUENCES.- Legal Malpractice Liability For Settlement Counseling and Decision Errors.- Ethical Implications of Attorney-Client Counseling and Decision Making.- SOLUTIONS.- Obstacles to Becoming an Expert Decision Maker.- Personal Expertise in Legal Decision Making.- Group Expertise In Legal Decision Making.- Peer Review, Client Evaluations and Law Firm Audits.- Conclusion.
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