David Wenner

Snyder and Wenner, P.C.
8800 North Gainey Center Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
(602) 224-0005

David Wenner, M.S.W., J.D. is nationally recognized as an authority on juror bias and decision-making. As a partner in the Phoenix law firm of Snyder & Wenner, P.C., Mr. Wenner has spent the last two decades prosecuting wrongful death and catastrophic injury accident cases, speaking to lawyers across the country on juror bias and decision-making, and creating a successful juror bias model. Date of Birth: April 10, 1952 Place of Birth: Detroit, Michigan Professional Employment Snyder and Wenner, P.C. Partner SnyderWenner.com Practice is devoted to litigating catastrophic tort cases and jury research and consulting. Education 1975 B.A. in Psychology Wayne State University 1977 M.S.W. in Social Work University of Washington 1984 J.D. Arizona State University Admission to Bars Arizona 1984 United States District Court of Arizona 1984 United States Court of Appeals Ninth Circuit 1985 United States Supreme Court 1990 Special Distinctions Best Lawyers in America, 2000present Super Lawyers 2007present Diplomate of Trial of Advocacy National College of Advocacy, 1997 Advanced Studies in Trial Advocacy, 2007 Co-Developer of ATLA’s Overcoming Juror Bias Program Co-Developer of Descriptive and Jury Bias Model™ Committees Member of the Board of Trustees AAJ National College of Advocacy, 19952001, 20032006; 2009present Co-Chair Blue Ribbon Committee Appointed by ATLA President to Study Jury Bias Chair AAJ Jury Project Co-Chair AAJ Jury Bias Litigation Group Co-Chair daVinci Robotic Surgery Litigation Group Board of the Arizona Trial Lawyers AAJ Public Education Committee Honors Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society University of Washington Research Jury Bias ATLA Blue Ribbon Committee Tort Reform Rhetoric and Juror Attitudes, 20002001, Stanford University, Roscoe Pound Foundation Juror Attitudes Post 9/11, ATLA Judicial Attitudes on Attorney Conducted Voir Dire Brief Summary of Some of the Seminars and Colleges (Presentation and Faculty) 02/26/94 ATLA NCA Post-Ultimate College Charleston, SC ATLA’s First Focus 03/03/94 Group College; Faculty Member Lecture Social Psychology of the Jury Trial 04/28/9505/01/95 ATLA NCA Post-Ultimate College: Focusing on Your Case Houston, TX Faculty Lecture Social Psychology 11/24/95 NCA Holiday Golf Classic Seminar: Professional Liability Issues Pebble Beach, 11/27/95 CA Lecture Jury Decision-Making 02/23/96 ATLA NCA Premises Liability: Inadequate Security and Violent Crimes 02/24/96 Scottsdale, AZ Lecture Negligent Hiring and Jury Decisions in Inadequate Security Cases 03/01/9603/04/96 ATLA NCA Post-Ultimate College: Focusing on Your Case Arlington, VA Co-Chair and Faculty 07/27/9607/31/96 ATLA 1996 Annual Convention: Fighting for Justice By and For the People, Boston, MA Lecture Focus Groups for Trial Lawyers 10/11/96 AzTLA Program The Medical Malpractice Case Lecture 11/08/96 AzTLA Program A Day In Court With The Masters Lecture 12/13/96 AzTLA Program Arizona’s Top Ten How They Did It Lecture 02/07/9702/10/97 NCA Case Workshop Program Tucson, AZ Co-Chair and Faculty 02/24/9702/25/97 NCA Resort Mega Seminar: Collision Cases, Premises Liability & Persuading Jurors Las Vegas, NV Lecture Juror Bias 05/16/9705/17/97 ATLA Overcoming Juror Bias Houston, TX Co-Created and Co-Chaired Lecture Jury Bias 07/18/9707/23/97 ATLA 1997 Annual Convention San Diego, CA Lecture Persuasion 07/97 State Bar of Arizona CLE By The Sea Faculty Sneak Preview Into a Jury Room Lecture and Demonstration of Jury Deliberation 09/18/9709/21/97 ATLA Case Workshop Program Atlanta, GA Faculty Member 09/26/9709/27/97 ATLA Overcoming Juror Bias Chicago, IL Chair and Faculty Lecture Jury Bias, Conducted Focus Group 10/31/9711/01/97 NCA Mega Seminar: TBI, Medicine, Employment; Plenary: Overcoming Juror Bias Reno, NV Lecture Jury Bias 01/16/9801/19/98 Medical Trial Skills College Arizona State University College of Law, Tempe, AZ Faculty Member, Conducted Live Focus Group 02/21/9802/25/98 ATLA 1998 Winter Convention Maui, HI Lecture Juror Judgment and Decision-Making 03/13/9803/14/98 ATLA Overcoming Juror Bias Salt Lake City, UT Chair and Faculty Lecture Jury Bias, Conducted Live Focus Group 04/23/9804/26/98 ATLA Case Workshop Program Santa Fe, NM Faculty 10/98 AzTLA Program Overcoming Juror Bias in Voir Dire Chair and Faculty Lecture Juror Decision-Making 12/12/9812/13/98 ATLA 1998 Weekend with the Stars New York, NY Lecture Jury Decision-Making 02/26/9902/27/99 ATLA Doubleheader: Litigating Catastrophically Injured Infant Cases; Premises Liability: Inadequate Security Phoenix, AZ Faculty Voir Dire 04/09/9904/10/99 ATLA New Frontiers in Overcoming Juror Bias Jupiter, FL Chair and Faculty Lecture Jury Bias, Conducted Live Focus Group 04/21/9904/25/99 ATLA Case Workshop Program Minneapolis, MN Faculty 07/17/9907/21/99 ATLA Annual Convention San Francisco, CA Focus Group Demonstration 10/09/9910/11/99 NCA Trial Advocacy College: Voir Dire Phoenix, AZ Co-Chair and Faculty 02/04/0002/05/00 ATLA Overcoming Juror Bias Phoenix, AZ Co-Chair and Faculty Lecture Jury Bias 02/25/0002/26/00 ATLA Litigating Catastrophically Injured Infant Cases From a Trial Lawyer’s Perspective Atlanta, GA Lecture Jury Bias in Catastrophically Injured Infant Cases 03/17/0003/18/00 ATLA Litigating Employment Cases From a Trial Lawyer’s Perspective Las Vegas, NV Lecture Juror Judgment and Decision-Making in Employment Cases 07/27/0008/02/00 ATLA Annual Convention Chicago, IL Lecture New Frontiers in Juror Bias 10/22/00 Nevada Trial Lawyers Annual Convention Lecture Jury Bias 11/10/00 ABOTA Seminar Lecture Focus Groups 12/10/0012/11/00 ATLA Weekend With The Stars New York, NY Co-Chair and Faculty Lecture Jury Decision-Making and Bias 1/10/01 Faculty ATLA’s Medical Trial Skills College Miami, FL 3/01 Faculty ATLA’s Overcoming Juror Bias College Atlanta, GA 4/01 Lectured on Juror Bias, Michigan State Bar Troy, MI 5/01 Faculty in house Continue Legal Education for the Law Firm Jones, Day Tucson, AZ 7/01 State Bar of Arizona CLE by the Sea Half Day Program, Jury Psychology, with Howard Nations San Diego, CA 7/01 ATLA’s Annual Convention Lecture with Stanford Psychology Professor Lee Ross on Psychology for Lawyers Montreal, Canada 9/01 Faculty ATLA Overcoming Juror Bias Seminar, Multiple Lectures on the Juror Bias Model Las Vegas, NV 10/01 North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers Annual Meeting, New Frontiers in Juror Bias Birmingham, AL 01/02 Full day presentation State Bar of Arizona, Jury Psychology with Howard Nations Phoenix, AZ 2/02 Faculty, Overcoming Jury Bias College, ATLA Coronado, CA 5/02 Presentation, Jury Bias, Kentucky Trial Lawyers Association, Louisville, KY 5/02 Faculty, Overcoming Jury Bias Seminar, ATLA-Las Vegas, NV 6/02 Keynote Lecture National Employment Lawyer Association Annual Conference, Juror Bias, Orlando, FL 9/02 Faculty Overcoming Juror Bias Seminar -Philadelphia, PA 10/02 Faculty, ATLA Trial Advocacy College, Direct and Cross-Examination Phoenix, AZ 11/02 Lecture, Jury Bias, Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, Des Moines, IA 2/03 Faculty, ATLA Overcoming Juror Bias College, Phoenix, AZ 4/03 Lecture, Jury Bias, Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, Des Moines, IA 7/03 Jury Psychology, ATLA Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA 8/03 Persuasion, Colorado Trail Lawyers, Vail, CO 9/03 Speaker, Jury Bias, Michigan Trial Lawyers Association, Farmington, MI 12/03 Speaker, Psyching Yourself Up For Trial, ATLA’s Weekend With The Stars, New York, NY 4/04 Faculty, Exposing, Attacking & Defeating Juror Bias, ATLA, Las Vegas, NV 3/04 Faculty, Ultimate Course: Art of Persuasion, Harvard Law School, ATLA, Cambridge, MA 4/04 Co-Chair, Overcoming Jury Bias Seminar, ATLA, Las Vegas, NV 4/04 Faculty, Jury Bias, Washington State Trial Lawyers, Tacoma, WA 5/04 Co-Chair and Presentation on Jury Bias, Arizona Trial Lawyer Annual Conference 5/04 Faculty, Seminar on Jury Decision-Making for the Ontario Trial Lawyers, Toronto, Canada 7/04 Presentation, Jury Psychology, Trial Advocacy, ATLA Annual Convention, Boston, MA 11/04 Faculty, Jury Decision Making, ATLA Mediterranean Cruise: An Italian Aria, Venice, Italy 12/04 Speaker, ATLA’s 18th Annual Weekend with the Stars, New York, NY 1/05 Faculty, ATLA’s Overcoming Jury Bias in Complex Cases Seminar, Miami Beach, FL 2/05 Focus Group Demonstration, AAJ’s Medical Trial Skills College, Scottsdale, AZ 3/05 Faculty, ATLA’s The Ultimate Trial Advocacy Course, Georgetown Law School, Washington D.C. 5/05 Presentation, Jury Bias, Nevada Trial Lawyer Seminar, Las Vegas, NV 7/05 Speaker, Jury decision making, CLE by the Sea, San Diego, CA, State Bar of Arizona 7/05 Presentation on Jury Psychology, 2005 ATLA’s Annual Convention, Toronto, Ontario 11/05 Faculty, ATLA’S Overcoming Juror Bias College Part I, Atlanta, GA 2/06 Presentation, Jury Bias, ATLA’s Winter Convention, Honolulu, HI 3/06 Faculty, ATLA’s Overcoming Jury Bias Seminar, Las Vegas, NV 3/06 Half Day Presentation, Overcoming Jury Bias, Wyoming Trial Lawyers, Jackson Hole, WY 6/06 Presentation, Communication with Conservative Jurors, Attorney Information Exchange Group, Denver, CO 7/06 Presentation, Jury Decision Making, ATLA’s Annual Conference, Seattle, WA 9/06 Faculty, ATLA’s Psychology of Persuasion, Atlanta, GA 10/06 Faculty, ATLA’s Overcoming Juror Bias College, Atlanta, GA 2/07 Presentation, Trial Story Framing in Birth Trauma Cases, AAJ’s Litigating Injured Infants Seminar, Tucson, AZ 3/07 Faculty, Overcoming Jury Bias, Alabama Trial Lawyers, Birmingham, AL 6//07 Half Day Presentation, Jury Bias, Oklahoma Trial Lawyers, Las Vegas, NV 7/07 Presentation, New Frontiers in Jury Bias, Trial Advocacy, Annual Conference, American Association for Justice, Chicago, IL 7/07 Presentation, Jury Selection in Traumatic Brain Injury Cases, Annual Conference, American Association for Justice, Chicago, IL 8/07 Presentation, Jury Decision Making in Auto Defect Cases, Attorney Information Exchange Group, Santa Fe, NM 10/07 Presentation, The Unconscious and Jury Decision Making, Annual Conference, Arizona Trial Lawyers, Scottsdale, AZ 10/07 Presentation, Jury Selection, Maricopa County Superior Court Judges, Mesa, AZ 11/07 Faculty, AAJ’S New Avenues to Justice: The Art and Science of Persuasion, Las Vegas, NV 1/08 Presentation and Demonstration, Focus Groups and Jury Bias, New Mexico Trial Lawyers, Albuquerque, NM 2/08 Presentation, Focus Groups, Defective Drug Seminar, AAJ, Las Vegas, NV 3/08 Presentation, Jury Bias Model, The Juror and the Unconscious, OJB Seminar, AAJ, Phoenix, AZ 4/08 Presentation, AIEG Seminar, Seattle, WA 12/08 2008 Case Plus: The Next Step In Developing 2/09 Presenter AAJ Mid-Winter Convention Maui, HI 4/09 Presentation, Nurse Legal Consulting Annual Conference, Glendale, AZ 4/09 Presentation, AAJ Medical Negligence Conference 8/09 Presentation, Kentucky Justice Association Annual Conference, French Lick, IN 1/10 Presentation, California Consumer Trial Lawyer Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA 7/10 Presentation, AAJ Annual Conference, Vancouver, B.C. 8/10 Presentation Oregon/Washington Trial Lawyer Annual Conference 3/11 Faculty AAJ’s Ultimate Trial Advocacy Course: Art of Persuasion 7/11 Presenter AAJ Annual Convention, New York, NY 2/12 Presenter, AAJ Mid-Winter Convention, Jury Selection, Biltmore Hotel, Phoenix, AZ 3/12 Faculty AAJ Ultimate Trial Advocacy Course, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA 3/12 Chair and Faculty, Jury Bias Model 2: Applying the Principles from Discovery to Closing, Las Vegas, NV 6/12 Presentation, Florida Workhorse Seminar, Orlando, FL 7/12 Presentation, Thinking about Juror Thinking, AAJ Annual Conference Common Juror Attitudes; Chicago, IL 7/13 Presentation AAJ Annual Conference San Francisco, Using Rules to Frame Juror Decisions 12/13 Chair and Presenter, 2013 Weekend With The Stars New York, NY 3/14 Co-Chair and Presenter AAJ Case Framing Seminar, Scottsdale, AZ 3/14 Co-Chair and Presenter AAJ Skiing With The Stars Seminar, Park City, UT 4/14 Chair and Presentation, Psychology of Voir Dire; Arizona Trial Lawyers, Phoenix, AZ 6/14 Conduct 1 Day Seminar on Jury Decision Making with Gregory S. Cusimano, Texas Trial Lawyers, Austin, TX 7/14 Presentation, AAJ Annual Conference Assimilating Focus Group Data 9/14 Presentation, AAJ Rules of the Road in Medical Negligence Cases, Santa Fe, NM 11/14 Presentation and Co-Chair AAJ, Case Framing, Atlanta, GA Articles Wenner, D., “Anchoring A Tool For Trial Lawyers”, July 2013, Proceedings of AAJ Annual Convention Jenson, R. and Wenner, D, “Through the Eyes of a Juror”, Trial Magazine July 2013 Wenner, D, “Are Jurors Influenced By What They Wish To Believe?”, JuryBIasBlog.com, April 2011 Wenner, D and Cusimano, G, “Reframing the Model”, Trial Magazine, March 2008 Wenner, D., “Book Review, Scientific Jury Selection”, Trial Magazine, March 2007 “Personal Reflection Regarding Juror Bias”, Trial Magazine, July 2004, Letter to the Editor, Wall Street Journal, “Companies on Trial Play Blame-the-Plaintiff Card”, January 20, 2004 Wenner, D.; Conlin, R.B., Cusimano, G. (editors), “Jury Bias”, ATLA’s Litigating Tort Cases, Chapter 35, (West & ATLA, 2003) Wenner, D. and Cusimano, G., “Combating Juror Bias”, Trial, P 30, June 2000 Wenner, D., “Preparing for Trial: An Uncommon Approach” Trial, P. 62, January 1998 Gilbert, J., Ollanik, S. and Wenner, D., “Overcoming Juror Bias in Voir Dire”, Trial, P. 42 July 1997 Wenner, D. “Communication Skills in the Courtroom Summation”, Arizona Trial Lawyers, P. 4, Fall 1985 Wenner, D. and Swanson, S., “Sensory Language in the Courtroom”, Trial Diplomacy Journal, P. 13, Winter 1981