Endorsements

Read what your counterparts have said about Legal Writing Pro workshops:


A. Parker, McCarthy Tetrault: Great topic and very helpful.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Aaron Brinkman, Associate, Axinn: “Liked the delivery; impressive command of subject matter; extremely helpful.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Aaron Kraft, Holland & Hart LLP: ” I really liked the focus on clear, straight-forward writing. I appreciated your approach – it was funny and informative. And I really like that you gave us rules that we can apply “in the heat of battle”.” – Advocacy Writing Strategies

Aaron Moore, Associate, Goodell, DeVries, Leech & Dann: “Provides a very simple, logical approach to legal writing.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Aaron Sims, Associate, Potter Anderson: “Very concrete, practical examples. Command of knowledge of subject matter very impressive. Explanations increased by knowledge.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Aaron Tulencik, Participant, Ohio State Bar: “An excellent program.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Abbie Koonce, NAGTRI Appellate Practice Conference: “Entertaining & humorous. Practical, easy to implement tip.”. – Writing the Brief

Abel Garza, Pepper Hamilton: “Very helpful in understanding the grammar rules and common mistakes.” – Advanced Writing Strategies

Abhinav Goel, US Department of Veterans Affairs: “Liked political & other stories as segues into course materials.” – Advanced Writing Strategies

Abigail Lowin, Arent Fox: Liked that the material was geared toward new/young associates, e.g., interacting with senior positions & clients.” – Start Off Strong

Abigail Storm, Hunton & Williams: “Excellent energy, made me want to pay attention and made everything very easy to understand!” – 2016 Summer Writing Workout

Abigail Xu, Skadden: This workshop was incredibly enjoyable thanks to the presenter and the materials.”– 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Abraham Chang, Norton Rose Fulbright: “Very useful, impressive, and practical.” – Start Off Strong

Ada Esedebe, Groom Law Group Chartered: “I very much enjoyed the course. It was refreshing, funny, entertaining, and most importantly jammed packed with helpful tips/advice. As a litigation associate, I will definitely apply what I learned here to my future motions/briefs and emails!” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Adam Berger, Paul Hastings: “I really enjoyed the examples you used to demonstrate writing tips. They were fun & interesting. I also liked your TED method – I will definitely try to use it this summer.” – 2016 Summer Writing Workout

Adam Decker, Vinson & Elkins: “Start Off Strong provides all of the practical benefits of writing on a journal without having to actually write on a journal.” – Start Off Strong

Adam Moskowitz, Winston & Strawn: “Engaging and informative. Managed to be very informative without being dry. Terrific presentation.” – Start Off Strong

Adam Veress, Associate, Mintz Levin: “Everything was very informative and useful. Nothing was redundant or too elementary.” – Start Off Strong

Adam Wagmeister, Associate, Bingham McCutchen: “Everything was great. Very helpful!” – Start Off Strong

Adam Young, Associate, Schulte Roth & Zabel: “The usage cheat sheet and the materials were very useful.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Adriane Rosenbluth, Winston & Strawn: “I really enjoyed the presentation. I also liked that the materials ranged from the legal world to pop culture.” – Start Off Strong

Adrianne Rosenbluth, Winston & Strawn: “I really enjoyed this presentation and came away with a lot of helpful tips.” – Writing for Junior Litigators

Adrienne Becker, Saretsky Hart Michaels & Gould: “I really appreciated that the instruction was practical, non- “James Joyce,” everyone-can-do-it. It was a brass tacks approach I could apply right away for immediate results and continue to practice over time to truly become a better advocate.”Point Made

Ahaji Amos, Associate, Akin Gump: “Perfect. It will change the way I write!” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

AJ, Wilkie Farr: “Really enjoyed Ross’s enthusiasm, material, and style. Topical, relevant, funny and helpful. Made a dry subject pretty interesting.” – 2016 Summer Writing Workout

Aja Sae-Kung, Associate, Dickstein Shapiro: “The materials are thorough and well put together. The presenter is great, energetic and very knowledgeable.” – New Associate

Akansha Mishra, Davis Polk: “The nuances were very helpful.” – Start Off Strong

Akasha Perez, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe: “I loved your enthusiasm! You made grammar fun (as fun as grammar can be)!” – Start Off Strong

Akkad Moussa, Kilpatrick Townsend: “Really great at engaging with audience and making what’s normally a boring topic interesting.” – 2016 Summer Writing Workout

Alan Chen, Dykema: “Enjoyed it and learned so much, as I did last year. Worried you thought I was disinterested because I was not speaking up as much.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Alana Black, USAO NDGA:I thought the course was very closely calibrated for our group.” – Advanced Written Advocacy

Albert A. Menashe, President, Oregon State Bar: “Every Oregon lawyer should take this course!” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Alden Smith, Associate, Womble Carlyle: “Really enjoyed the real-world examples that involved business writing as well as traditional legal cases/memos.” – Start Off Strong

Alejandro J. Garcia, Summer Associate, Steptoe: “All too often we become so attached to our personal writing eccentricities that we forget to be critical and honest about our drafting flaws. The course allows us to tackle our eccentricities, abandon the weaknesses, and become better writers.” – Summer Associate

Alex Calthorpe, Allen & Overy: “Good examples & course structure. Engaging presenter. Workshop exercises were short & snappy. Actionable toolkit for approaching brief writing.” – Point Made

Alex Kang, Paul Hastings: Material was interesting and engaging. Altogether an enjoyable way to learn about writing.”

Alex Kim, Hunton & Williams: “The material dealt with issues that I expect would arise organically in practice and would be important to address.” – 2016 Summer Writing Workout

Alex Knight, Fenwick: “Loved the actual practice using the materials.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Alex Rose, White & Case – London: “I consider myself to have good command of English and grammar, but immediately realized there are writing strategies that I wasn’t even aware of. I found the workshop extremely useful and the materials will serve as reference materials when I am drafting.”  – Advanced Writing Strategies

Alexa Ledezma, SEC OCIE: Liked everything. Change nothing.” – Writing for Clarity

Alexa Perlman, Winston & Strawn LLP: “I really like the toolkit, I used it last summer. I also own one of your books and swear by it for brief writing. The workshop was great.” – Start Off Strong

Alexander Busseym, Allen & Overy: “I thought all the examples were very helpful.” – Point Made

Alexandra Good, Morgan Lewis:Practical and useful advice.” – Start Off Strong

Alexandra Rogers, Associate, White & Case Brussels: I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and found it extremely useful. There are several ways in which I will now seek to improve my written work—particularly transitional phrases. Thank you.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Alfred Torres, SEC OCIE:Very useful and insightful tips.” – Writing for Clarity

Ali Boyd, Akin Gump: “When I saw this on our calendar, I was honestly kind of dreading it. I thought it would be unbelievably boring and tedious, but you managed to make it engaging and helpful, and for that I am very grateful.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Ali Fenno, Kilpatrick: Everything was very practical. I will definitely be taking the material with me to work!” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Ali Rifaah, White & Case (Paris):I found extremely useful as it corrected many misconceptions I had and errors I used to make.” – Advanced Writing Strategies

Alice Yu, Foley Hoag: “Great energy. Super helpful and relevant to today’s legal practice.” – Point Made

Alicia Jones, Thompson Coburn: “Kept everyone’s attention. Kept it moving. Two hours’ perfect time, not too long.” – The Law Firm Professional at the Screen

Alison Caditz, Perkins Coie:Interactive activities were great.” – Start Off Strong

Alison Erickson, Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP:  “Mr. Guberman was inspirational! Every tip he presented was logical and valuable, without sounding like a judgy word snob. I am excited to write my next brief!” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Alison Steed, Akin Gump: “This was amazing! Would like a follow up to make sure I remember everything and maybe editing our own work.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Allison Hollows, Fox Rothschild: “I found the tips about emails very helpful as well as cumbersome and heavy word replacements.” – Start Off Strong

Allison Templeton, Womble Carylye Sandridge & Rice: “I liked your engaging speaking style. I liked that you focused on relevant, common mistakes that we all make. ” – Start Off Strong

Ally, Alston & Bird: “Good speaker with a good command of the room. The subject matter taught was useful as a law student and aspiring attorney.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Alvaro Ramos, Associate, Howrey: “All great. Would have liked to have more time.” – Transatlantic Communications

Alysia Carlisle, Womble Carylye Sandridge & Rice: “Great that all of the exercises were timely and relevant. Very engaging.” – Start Off Strong

Alyssa Gandio, Skadden: “The group discussions were helpful and a great way to interact with other associates.” –2017 Summer Writing Workout

Alyssa Mayer, Husch Blackwell: It was engaging!” – Point Made

Amanda Brouillette, Summer Associate, Skadden: “I expected 3 hours of writing training to be boring and tedious but it was engaging and useful!” – Summer Associate

Amanda Do Couto, Weil Gotshal: “Very insightful!” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Amanda Hungergord, Humane Society of the United States: “Incredibly helpful! Would highly recommend.” – Point Made

Amanda Wagner, Division of Investment Management, SEC: “Concrete examples that will be simple to implement—clear explanations—great take-home materials.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Amanda Williams, USALSA-LITDIV: “Wasn’t sure it made sense to attend another course after getting to go to one 2 years ago, but very helpful to attend both classes for new information and for everything I failed to retain last time.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Amarveer Brar, USDOJ – ENRD (DC): “I appreciated getting into the weeds on grammar technicalities. I also enjoyed the focus on advancing one’s point and proper transitions.” – Start Off Strong: Litigation

Amber Jordan, Dykema Gossett PLLC: “Useful reminders, all in one place, of what we have to remember but so easily forget about effective & persuasive writing.” – Point Made

Amelie Anderson, Participant, Ohio State Bar: “I loved the seminar and the tips in the Toolkit.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Amit Patel, Jenner & Block:Use of real examples in exercises, willingness to answer any questions throughout, and always had answers to every question.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Amos Carrington, Partner, Herbert Smith Tokyo: “Liked—focused on drafting examples that actually result in litigation—practical approach.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Amy Dunn, Faegre Baker Daniels: “Liked speaker’s enthusiasm (kept me awake), materials (will be useful later on), interactive.” – 2016 Summer Writing Workout

Amy Katcherian, Associate, White & Case: “This was probably the most helpful legal writing seminar I have ever attended. The instructor’s focus on scientific methods for improving editing and writing will prove very useful to my legal practice. The materials are also readable and short enough to make it easy for busy attorneys to pay attention to.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Amy Naes, Assistant County Attorney, City and County of Broomfield, CO: “I have attended at least three presentations by you and always find them fresh and very helpful. I’m anxious to get back to my desk and write!” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Amy Zinman Director of Professional Development, Nixon Peabody LLP: “Ross is a leader among those providing legal writing consulting, and there are many! He is extremely creative in his approach to the subject matter, and provides useful reinforcement tools– his students leave his program with a virtual style manual. Ross has been quite flexible in meeting our need to conduct training in a web conference format and, unlike many instructors we feed through a computer, Ross maintains his audience’s engagement, and his own strong presentation skills.” – LinkedIn

Andrea Conley, Thompson Coburn: “Great way of making what could be a dull presentation interesting.” – The Law Firm Professional at the Screen

Andrea Frailey, Dykema:  “I liked how we went through examples instead of simply rules. Also, I love how there were a lot of little tips that will be easy to incorporate.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Andrea Kafka, Trial Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice Tax Division: “Overall great presentation and helpful. I felt like I am taking away useful tips.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Andrea Roca, Associate, White & Case: “I liked the application of the information. This should be a mandatory workshop for all first-year associates. Very productive.” – Advanced Legal Editing

Andrea Savageau, Faegre:Great workshop; very engaging speaker & helpful material.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Andrew A., Morgan Lewis: “Great practical illustration of concepts.” – The Law Firm Professional at the Screen

Andrew DeVore, Vinson & Elkins: “Substantively superior, lovely linguistic lessons, and an outstanding orator. Do I use the Oxford Comma there?” – Start Off Strong

Andrew Hales, Professional Development Manager, Venable: “Time and again, our associates find your workshop to be the most practical, most useful writing program they’ve ever attended. Your approach is right on.”

Andrew Hales, Senior Director of Professional Development & Training at Venable LLP: Ross provides a first class learning experience. His writing workshops are the most popular programs in our firm’s curriculum. He keeps a fast pace, he’s engaging, and participants see results – he uses real world writing (not hypotheticals) to help you break old habits and form good ones right away. I highly recommend Ross.” – LinkedIn

Andrew Homer, Associate, Pillsbury Madison: “The course was very informative and practical. I will immediately apply your materials and techniques to strengthen my writing. The presentation was crisp, responsive and interactive – allowing students to see problems and solutions in practice. Thanks.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Andrew Kravis, Summer Associate, Nixon Peabody: “The workshop was very engaging and interactive, which I really appreciated. What’s more, it was tailored to our needs as summer associates.” – Summer Associate

Andrew Lauria, Pillsbury: “Good organization, great interactivity, and full of useful information to keep in mind. Tips given were very memorable.” – Point Made

Andrew Lowry, Thompson Coburn: “Ross always does a terrific job, especially since the topic could be dry. He brings humor and entertainment to it!” – The Law Firm Professional at the Screen

Andrew Miller, Associate, Wiley, Rein & Fielding: “I can use these tips as soon as I get back to my desk.” – New Associate

Andrew Price, Senior Associate, Fulbright & Jaworski: “Fantastic. All lawyers should hear what Ross has to say. Debunked a lot of myths.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Andrew Torrant, Sr. Associate, Fulbright & Jaworski: “Great examples from practice.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Andrew Wiggin, Participant, Virginia CLE: “All A’s. I never give such high ratings! Far exceeded my expectations.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Andrew, Cleary Gottlieb: “Great videos. Loved small group talking. Good use of breaks. Lot of content but not overwhelming.” – 2016 Summer Writing Workout

Andy Mathews, Associate, Williams Mullen: “I wish we had spent more time on it. Thanks!” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Andy Torrant, Sr. Associate, Fulbright & Jaworski: “Excellent tips, as always. I appreciate the substantive difference between the transactional and litigation sessions.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Angela Allen, Associate, Jenner: “Exceeded my expectations by far! Looking forward to the book.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Angela Sher, Osgoode Hall Law School (Toronto): “This workshop was excellent. Ross’s sense of humor made what is usually dry subject matter very enjoyable.” – Advanced Legal Editing

Ann Kang, Mayer Brown: Engaging and the materials were great too! I thought the exercises were very useful. The entire session was very well thought-out.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Ann Rowland, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Northern District of Ohio, DOJ: “Actively engaged us in exercises, which kept it interesting. Structural editing tips phenomenal and totally new to me. Good idea to have us ask grammar questions. Tips on dealing with passive/aggressive employees valuable.” – Advanced Legal Editing

Ann Spalding, Associate, Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart: “Your presentation was excellent—very concise, well organized, and entertaining. It confirmed my belief that you can always improve your writing and yourself.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Anna Jugo, Wilkie Farr: The email discussion and Q&A were very helpful.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Anna Kelina, Associate, Hogan & Hartson: “I liked absolutely everything. Very helpful. Thank you!” – Transatlantic Communications

Anna Kuperstein, Associate, Keller and Heckman: “I found the examples to be extremely helpful and the presenter clarified some issues that have always puzzled me. I look forward to referring to the Toolkit.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Anna Lee, Dykema: “I liked how he let us ask questions.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Anna Toubiana, Foley Hoag:  I liked the concrete examples and the nature of the exercises. It was captivating 3h throughout.” –  Advanced Written Advocacy

Anna Wren, Associate, Herbert Smith Tokyo: “Some very helpful tips for making our legal submissions more concise, convincing and powerful.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Anna, White & Case (Paris): “I liked the exercises. Very interactive! And the tips about writing emails!” – Advanced Writing Strategies

Anne Celestin, Hogan Lovells:I loved the pauses for questions & the part about TED. Very relevant and applicable.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Anne Kaczmarek, Attorney, Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office: “I loved the course. The material was timely and interesting. Especially good at pointing out how even small changes to my writing make a big difference.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Anne Lewis, Partner; Strickland, Brockington, Lewis LLP: “One of the best CLEs I’ve ever attended. Ross’s presentation was entertaining and full of great tips. He really made me think about my writing and how to make it better.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Anne Myers, Participant, Colorado Bar Association: “Well-researched, well-presented. I should have taken this course earlier.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Annie, Chapman & Cutler LLP: “I enjoyed the real-world examples that put things in perspective. Discussing events that I had prior knowledge of was very helpful. I also like the interactive editing of the sentences.” – 2016 Summer Writing Workout

Anthon S. Cannon, Jr., Partner, Pillsbury: “Excellent, specific examples; terrific written materials; outstanding oral presentation. Best CLE program I have attended.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Anthony Choe, Associate, Arent Fox: “The session was very helpful. Not only did Ross identify areas for improvement, but he also provided useful tips. The firm should invite Ross in the future.” – Individual Consultation

Anthony Lopez, Mayer Brown:Had I had something like this in law school, I would have done much better in my briefs.” – 2016 Summer Writing Workout

Anthony Warnock-Smith, Partner, Morgan Lewis: “Well presented, excellent examples.” – Transatlantic Communications

Antony Kim, Associate, White & Case: “Liked helpful ‘steps’ and bookmark; examples were fantastic and relevant to my everyday writing endeavors.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Anwar Ouzzani, Attorney, Fulbright & Jaworski: “The course makes us all feel so much more at ease when approaching the overwhelming topic of legal writing.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Areej Al Naqbi, Akin Gump: “I learned great tips and pointers about legal writing. The instructor was very engaging.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Ari Rangel, FDA-CTP: “They are quick to reference and user friendly. Effective tools that get to the point.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Ariel Colangelo, Summer Associate, Nixon Peabody: “Seriously more helpful than an entire year of legal writing class—thanks so much for the tips of the trade.” – Summer Associate

Artemis Seaford, Cleary Gottlieb: “I did not like that you were not our LRW instructor, because you are awesome.” – 2016 Summer Writing Workout

Arya Moshiri, Fish & Richardson: “The materials and its subject matter were engaging. – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Asa Wyn-Grant, Associate, DLA Piper: “This was the most useful presentation on practical lawyering skills I have ever attended.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Asha Parwani, Marriott: “Favorite speaker! Please return. Charismatic, informative.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Ashley Kimball, Associate, Baker McKenzie: “Very helpful and thought provoking for daily writing skills. Thanks!” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Ashley Peterson, McGuire Woeds: “Very engaging – Thanks!” – Start Off Strong

Ashley Stewart, Associate, Strasburger: “You taught very practical tips that I will actually use.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Ashley Tease, US Office of Special Counsel: “I found the tips incredibly useful. As an attorney, I am always striving to improve my writing, so workshops like yours are incredibly helpful. Your presentation was a great start to the day.” – Advanced Writing Strategies

Athul Acharya, Fenwick & West: “Great examples, engaging presentation.” – Start Off Strong

Austin Goodnight, Faegre: “I really liked the content and the organization of the course. – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Austin Young, Ropes & Gray: “Great energy and very useful information.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Avner Shapiro, Trial Attorney, DOJ Civil Rights Division: “The breadth of the presenter’s knowledge was incredible.” – Advanced Legal Editing

Axel Schamisv, Paul Hastings: E-mail suggestions were very useful.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

B. Bozhidarov, Associate, White & Case: “The course was very focused. It should be held on a more regular basis rather than as a one-time event.” – Transatlantic Communications

Baraka Nasari, Hogan Lovells:He kept us engaged very well and made sure we cards about what we were going over.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Barbara Murchie, Partner, Bennett Jones: “You were as specific with us as we must be with associates.” – Advanced Legal Editing

Bari Nadworny, Baker Hostetler: “Ross Guberman is very engaging and brings the topics to life.” – Start Off Strong

Bariley Steffes, Quarles: “I felt this was very applicable to my practice.” – Start Off Strong

Barry Boise, Pepper Hamilton: “The materials provided good examples that can be applied immediately to practice.” – Editing for Supervisors

Barry Dalin, Hogan Lovells:Walking through real-world examples of common writing errors and easy/simple/practical solutions makes this session one of the best writing tutorials I have experienced.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Barry Stratford, Perkins Coie: “Interactive and thoughtful ‘games.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Ben Fuld, Hogan Lovells:Practical workshop, loved the examples.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Ben Jolley, Associate, Herbert Smith Tokyo: “An incredibly useful and practical guide to common pitfalls for legal writing in arbitration. I am sure everyone will have taken a number of important points from the session.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Ben Levine, Katten Muchin: I enjoyed Ross’ interactive approach to teaching.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Ben Maggin, Summer Associate, Brown Rudnick: “The information was particularly relevant to the kind of writing that we will be doing as summer associates. It got me thinking about a lot of issues with my writing and settled many of the questions I had about style/grammar/etc. Ross had excellent command of the material and had an effective teaching style.” – Summer Associate

Benjamin Rubin, Associate, Bingham McCutchen: “Grammar refresher was very useful. Also section on ‘shall’ and ‘may’ was very helpful.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Bern Rappold, Participant, DC Bar: “Great materials, concrete examples, personable presenter, well-paced.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Besorah Wan, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe: “Enjoyed going through different writing samples and correcting errors together.” – Start Off Strong

Beth Dinndorf, Participant, Minnesota CLE: “The appendix and practice pointers are a great takeaway I’ll refer to regularly. This course will help me write better—period. I learned something new in Ross’s course. Thank you. I love the contemporary examples.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Beth Domenick, Associate, Fox Rothschild: “Excellent presentation. Concise guidance that’s easy to follow and apply. Also great handouts.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Beth Graff, Associate, Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald: “Great pointers—very helpful tips on organization and cutting out superfluous wording. Thanks!” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Beth Hanan, FJC: “Very good energy. Liked flexibility of responding to audience topics. 3-tier system guaranteed there was something to learn for every level writer.” – Point Taken: How to Write Like the World’s Best Judges

Beth S. Wolfsong, Participant, Oregon CLE: “I very much appreciated the organization of the materials. It is very user-friendly and will make a handy resource on my long journey to become a better writer! Thanks.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Betsy Quinn, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP:Practical information in an engaging and easy to follow format. Thanks!” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Bill Lentine, Associate, Dykema: “The hands-on materials, real-world examples, and practical considerations add real value.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Bill Mongan: “I am finding the workouts very helpful.  They do a good job demystifying the difference between clear writing and ambiguous writing.  Thanks very much for putting them together.” – Writing Workout Program

Bill Purter, Attorney, Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office: “It was very useful to be reminded to say what is structural and what is style, when editing. Also, your checklists are very helpful.” – Advanced Legal Editing

Bill Tobey, Attorney, Federal Labor Relations Authority: “I liked the strong focus on structured, organized argument. I also liked the technique of reading the topic sentences to confirm that each advances the argument.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Blake Korb, IL Appellate Court Conference:Incredible – made a complex subject easy and entertaining. –

Bob Hander, Associate, Ropes & Gray: “I liked the suggestions, and in contrast to other writing instructors I’ve seen, you were much more pragmatic, which, frankly, is one of the main reasons professional writers avoid the creativity that characterizes good writing in general.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Bob Hughes, Associate, Hirschler Fleischer: “Eminently practical. What makes this more valuable than simply reading Strunk & White is that you have researched cases to see how these provisions have been interpreted by courts. For a drafting geek, this hits the jackpot. Well done.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Bob Mangan, IL Appellate Court Conference: “Interactive presentation was great. Humor is always a great means of teaching.” – Point Taken

Bonnie Cosgrove, USDOJ – ENRD (DC): “You presented a huge amount of useful information, but kept our attention all day. It was remarkable, and fun.” – Start Off Strong: Litigation

Bonsitu Kitaba, Dykema Gossett PLLC: “I liked the practicality of the materials and suggestions offered. I can see myself using these tools right away.” – Point Made

Booker Evans, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig: “The program provides concrete information. The presenter makes it interesting and entertaining. I believe I learned useful techniques that will help me in drafting motions and briefs in the future.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Bradley Craigmyle, Mayer Brown: I liked the special edits that we learned. It was concrete and practical rather than abstract.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Bradley Craigmyle, Mayer Brown: I liked the concrete suggestions and specific examples. I also enjoyed how you explained the rules. – 2016 Summer Writing Workout

Branden Durrett, Dykema Gossett PLLC: “I liked that he gave micro-level writing tips rather than large-scale broad generalizations.” – Point Made

Brandis Cutts, PCAOB: “Upbeat and kept the audience intrigued. Also, the humor and personal touch made learning fun and quick.” – Building a Better Document

Brandon Annette – Winstron & Strawn:The course was very straightforward and interactive, and Mr. Guberman was a very effective speaker. I will definitely check out the book. Thank you!” – Start Off Strong

Brandon Rice, Vinson & Elkins: “Really enjoyed the videos to break it up & lighten the subject matter.” – Start Off Strong

Brandon Stroy, Associate, Ropes & Gray: “I thought it was great. Light on lecture and heavy on engagement. Apologies for no useful criticism, but the presentation was very good.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Brandon Warrington, Husch Blackwell: You were humorous, which was nice. I appreciated you making this rather fun.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Brandt Silver-Kahn, Skadden: Very engaging, useful practical tips that will stick with me.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Brandy Anderson, Associate, Dow Lohnes: “This was excellent. (I am a former 8th Cir. clerk, and your comments were absolutely right on!)” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Brayton Deprey, Husch Blackwell: Very engaging and practical, also funny & relevant to today/news. Two hours flew by!” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Brendan Gordes, Katten Muchin: Constantly practical advice, yet still easy to listen to and understand.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Brendan Jones, Associate, Womble Carlyle:This is my second time through your course. I would take it a third time.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Brennan Price, Associate, Axinn: “I particularly liked the focus on what judges have said and want.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Brett Frazer, Hogan Lovells:Simple, straightforward research tips!” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Brett Legner, NAAG (VT): “The material was presented in a very accessible manner and Ross kept the audience engaged throughout. I learned a lot. Personally, I’m not a big fan of group exercises, though I appreciate how they were helpful here.” – Editing Appellate Briefs

Brett Schwab, Proskauer: “Course was great – loved the examples from real cases.” – Point Made

Brian Allen, Morgan Lewis: It was very good and will be useful,” – Start Off Strong

Brian Byun, Associate, Cooley Godward Kronish: “This was the best in-house tutorial course our firm has offered so far. Great use of timely and interesting cases (and briefs) and quotes by judges. This is the real perspective we want to know about!” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Brian Lanni, NAGTRI Appellate Practice Conference: “Great examples to illustrate points. Exercises made me feel like I was discovering things I already knew. Thank you!” – Writing the Brief

Brian McGinnis, Fox Rothschild: “Very practice-relevant. Funny, thoughtful, and interesting. Relatively simple tips that will make an impact. – Great presentation!” – Start Off Strong

Brian Towne, Honigman: “The presentation was very engaging.” – Start Off Strong

Brian Truby, Associate, Fulbright & Jaworski: “I appreciated the way Ross boiled down tips into 3-4 simple techniques for improving legal writing. Attorneys are often under a great deal of time pressure, and these few tips can be very helpful in improving the brief, etc., in minimal time.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Britt DeVaney, Katten Muchin: I really enjoyed it. It was very helpful and also fun. The sources were current and engaging. Thank you!” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Brittani Everson-Riley, FDA-CTP: “The course was informative and fast-paced, which kept everyone’s attention.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Brittany Bratcher, Dykema:  The materials & excerpts we reviewed were very helpful. You provided some really helpful, practical tips & rules.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Brittany Harwood, Vinson & Elkins: “I really enjoyed how entertaining the material was while also being informative.” – Start Off Strong

Brittany Morrison, Mayer Brown: The videos were very helpful & entertaining.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Brittany Summers, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP:Great – good pace, examples & context. Thanks!” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Brock Rosenbaum, Associate, Cleary Gottlieb: “I clerked before this job; my writing has fallen apart since. This [course] helped me think about what I’m doing.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Brooke Wickham, Alson & Bird: “Thank you! This workshop answered so many questions summers are too embarrassed to ask. It was a great refresher and will definitely improve my work product and ineractions this summer.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Bruce Solomon, Deputy Attorney General, New Jersey Office of Attorney General: “The presentation was sharp and focused. It used a selection of pithy examples of good brief writing, egregious errors, and importantly, practical solutions.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Bryan Haynes, Bennett Jones: “Engaging and insightful. Many drafting quirks and centuries-help unanswered questions answered and de-mystified.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Bryan MacAvoy, MacAvoy Law Office: “Fun, practical & humorous – probably the best CLE I have taken.” – Point Made: Secrets of the Great Brief Writers

Bryan Williamson, Akin Gump: “I love how interactive you are and how practical and useful your exercises are!” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Bryant Wright, Alston & Bird: The techniques were clearly presented and followed with workable examples. This moved learning from abstract theory to practical application.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Burnell Jones, Harris County Public Defender’s Office (Houston):Great presenter.” – Point Made

C. J. Wahl, Summer Associate, Fried Frank: “I liked the activities because I learn writing better when actually writing than when simply reading or being lectured to. I also appreciated the wealth of materials, especially the checklists, other lists, and examples of writing from top lawyers.” – Summer Associate

C.R. Kazanowski, Associate, Honigman: “Really hit the important points in a limited amount of time.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Caitlin Young, Wyoming AG’s office, NAGTRI Appellate Practice Conference: “The interactive bit was great – just seemed very realistic & manageable (the tips/tricks). I feel like I took away lots of things I can do to improve my writing – but did not feel overwhelmed. Will buy the book.” – Writing the Brief

Calvin Nelson, Associate, Venable: “This is a great course. It answers many questions about issues I was not even aware of and some I was afraid to ask about.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Camden Minervino, Kilpatrick Townsend: “Ross was very engaging and enthusiastic. The exercises were interesting and fun. I learned a lot that I will use in law school & in my career. Thank you!” – 2016 Summer Writing Workout

Camden Minervino, Kilpatrick: Very informative and helpful! It’s obvious Ross has spent time identifying common problems that we all face and coming up with solutions that are simple and easy to remember. Would highly recommend.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Cameron Asby, Associate, Andrews & Kurth: “The participation helps the skills presented sink in. The workshop goes far beyond a dry grammar lesson.” – Start Off Strong

Camille Grant, Wilkie Farr: The speaker was very knowledgeable, fun and entertaining. He made the writing workshop a surprisingly enjoyable experience.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Camille Youngblood, Skadden: Everything was helpful. Thank you! .”– 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Carla Carloni, FINRA: “Actually have nothing negative to state. Found it all very interesting & useful. Enjoyed this very much. Materials are great, and your response to questions were helpful and on point. Thank you.”Point Taken: How to write Like the World’s Best Judges

Carla Casas, Associate, McGuire Woods: “Very informative, presented in a very entertaining and interesting manner. You presented the tips in a clear manner that’s very easy to apply.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Carley Ward, Morgan Lewis: “This topic was very useful in my daily practice.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Carlos Obido, Skadden: Wish my LW class had been as concise!” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Carma Smith, IL Appellate Court Conference:It has been 32 years since Professor Kimble taught me about “plain English” in legal writing. Your course reminds me that I must be vigilant and not fall into the language usage I see in so many briefs and legal opinions. Thanks!” – Point Taken

Carmen Diges, Bennett Jones: “The hands-on nature of the workshop was excellent, as was the relevant example, i.e. Trump letter. Practical, humorous & enjoyable. The speaker really enjoys his subject matter.” – How to Tighten & Punch Up Prose

Carol Gillen, Assistant Federal Public Defender, Newark: “I hate that I want to use every single technique you suggest in my next brief!” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Caroline Kotila, Hogan Lovells:The workshop was engaging and simplified complex rules. This session pulled together things I learned in drafting class and legal writing in a concise way.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Carolyn Austin, Arent Fox: “I enjoyed the interactive approach – kept the material interesting & audience engaged. It was also eye-opening since in my work in drafting, I use all of the “bad” words used as examples herein – that will change.” – Contract Chaos

Carolyn Older Bortner, Director of Lawyer Development at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe: “Ross is truly an expert in the legal writing field. Ross delivers superb programs and receives high praise from participants. His materials always use current events which is fun for the participants and shows his that he is constantly updating his programs. I highly recommend him!” – LinkedIn

Carolyn Washington, US Dept. of VA: “I like the flow of the class. It was easy to follow and the class was kept engaged.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Carrie Benedict, Associate, Benesch: “Very practical tips that we can use all the time; presented in an engaging way; good materials to take with us.” – Writing About the Law

Carrie Hammer, Hogan Lovells:It’s tough to make a 3-hour training constantly engaging and helpful, but Ross Guberman manages. The advice is very practical and up-to-date and Ross delivers it with thoughtfulness and humor.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Carrie Longstaff, Baker Hostetler: “Really liked all the real-life examples.” – Point Made

Carrie Valdez, Baker Hostetler: “Mr. Guberman’s presentation was inspiring. I look forward to getting back to work and improving my writing.” – Start Off Strong

Carrie Williams, NAAG (VT): “I loved this. My only criticism is that I wish it were longer – the tips are so useful.” – Editing Appellate Briefs

Casey Kell, Wilkie Farr: “This was my second time seeing this presentation (Summer ’15 PDS in DC) and I still found this engaging and enjoyable. I was happy to see the materials stayed current.” – 2016 Summer Writing Workout

Cashida Okeke, Jackson Lewis: “I enjoyed everything about the presentation and found the subject matter and material to be extremely relevant and helpful. Thank you for sharing your time and talent with us.” – Point Made

Cassandra Herivaux, Hogan Lovells:Entertaining in light of the subject matter.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Cassandra Schansman, USAO NDGA:Very engaging. Made what could be a dry subject entertaining. Information was invaluable and on point for our work.” – Advanced Written Advocacy

Cat Matloub, Summer Associate, Skadden: “This was incredibly helpful. I really wish I had taken this training before I turned in my first memo!” – Summer Associate

Catherine Yuhv, Skadden: Ross was very funny. The email tips were very useful. I have practical takeaways to apply to my emails to “soften” tone.”– 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Cathleen Trainor, US DOJ: “I never thought I’d say this about a training, but I wish it had lasted longer – so many examples to work with, so little time.” – Advanced Legal Editing

Cathy Bierman, Southern District of FL Bench & Bar Conference: “The sound system wasn’t great but Ross was.” – Writing Strategies

Cathy Huang, DLA Piper: “Liked everything! The pace & content of the workshop were very helpful.” – Start Off Strong

Cayla Ebert, Hogan Lovells:Much more engaging & detail oriented than I was expecting. Thank you!” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Ceclia Kress, Mayer Brown: “The material was current and used engaging topics. I liked the quick pace and that you didn’t take volunteers for every answer. I thought the email portion was especially helpful! Also the how to tackle a research assignment was a novel approach/explanation. Great!” – 2016 Summer Writing Workout

Cerise Gobena, Summer Associate, Manatt: “Very well-put course. Instructor communicated material enthusiastically and effectively.” – Summer Associate

Chad Pannell, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP:Liked the positive and specific tips to the nitty gritty details of writing.” – IP Prosecution

Chandana Rao, Associate, Morgan Lewis: “The course was invaluable.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Charles Carter, Dykema: Everything was really engaging. I really learned a lot of great things to improve my writing and can instantly apply them.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Charles Dick, Partner, Baker & McKenzie: “This was a first-rate learning experience.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Charles Gutierrez, NAGTRI Appellate Practice Conference:The course materials were extremely helpful because they were interactive. The presentation itself took a dry topic (legal writing) yet was interesting, practical and useful.” – Writing the Brief

Charles Kramer, Participant, Wisconsin State Bar: “The materials were well chosen and engaging. The speaker had an engaging presentation.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Charles Wyzanski, Attorney, Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office: “I appreciate your definitive, common-sense analysis.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Charlie King, Mayer Brown: I liked that you covered transactional and litigation writing scenarios.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Chase Stewart, Husch Blackwell: The course was fantastic and very helpful.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Chelsea Gold, Steptoe & Johnson: I thought the entire presentation/course was wonderful! Very instructive and helpful.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Chelsea Munday, Associate, Akin Gump: “It was very helpful. I look forward to putting it all into use. I’ll never start a brief without my checklists. Thanks.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Cheryl Wang, Fish & Richardson: “The concrete examples really drive home the rules that seem abstract on paper. Great energy! I really enjoyed the training and learned a lot. Thank you for hosting a video training session on a Friday afternoon!” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Chris Aranguren, Alston & Bird: “The subject is inherently dry, but the overall workshop was surprisingly enjoyable. I did not feel uncomfortable with anything discussed today, so it was not a learning experience but rather a good confirmation I’m on the right path. Thanks!” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Chris Bly, USAO NDGA: “You forced us to address the issues by banning “I like.” That made me realize that much of my editing is based on that – as opposed to rules.” – Advanced Written Advocacy

Chris Cruickshank, Paul Hastings: Overall, the general strength relied on a variety of content/presentation (while still being focused on actually being productive) making it continuing to be engaging. More topical mentions probably helped the fact that it didn’t feel like a very rehearsed/repetitive presentation (like most of these things do). Overall very useful and engaging.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Chris Gatewood, Associate, Hirschler Fleischer: “Useful and relevant content, interestingly presented.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Chris Hart, Osgoode Hall Law School (Toronto): “Entertaining, useful advice.” – Advanced Legal Editing

Chris Kammerer, Associate, Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart: “I liked your description of writing legal briefs as a science—rather than an art—conveying the message that there is a formula to effective legal writing.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Chris Kline, Faegre Baker Daniels: “Overall it was fantastic! I like how we looked at real world examples of legal writing. Truly no complaints.” – 2016 Summer Writing Workout

Chris Kocher, Associate, Goodwin Procter: “Really great course—very helpful!” – New Associate

Chris Kristofco, Associate, Fox Rothschild: “Concrete, great advice that I actually will use.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Chris Kristofco, Associate, Fox Rothschild: “Takes a daunting topic and boils it down into digestible pieces that can be used immediately. Thanks!” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Chris Perkins, Thompson Coburn: “Very entertaining seminar with a lot of useful information. I appreciate the practical advice. I’m sure I will use that I learned today in my future communications. Thank you!” – The Law Firm Professional at the Screen

Chris Selby, Osgoode Hall Law School (Toronto): “Practical and insightful. I will definitely read the book.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Chris, Wilkie Farr: I thought it was the best writing workshop I’ve ever heard.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Christee Goode, Associate, Mintz: “Very engaging—best training I’ve attended.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Christen Furka, Associate, Fried Frank: “Helpful and practical. Love this stuff.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Christian Plummer, Jenner & Block:Enjoyable. Interactive. Very engaging.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Christina Covarrubias, Winston & Strawn LLP:I loved getting the book & handy bookmark.  Time for questions was much appreciated. Also appreciated Guberman’s knowledge about all the Justices and Gorsuch’s writing styles. Also fun to see relevant/timely people in the materials (such as Conway, Mary Jo White, etc.).” – Point Made

Christine Brennon, Associate, White & Case: “I really liked the Toolkit—I can keep it on my desk and not have to dig through handouts.” – Advanced Legal Editing

Christine Lombardo, Associate, Fried Frank: “These are very practical, useful tips and techniques. Very animated and interesting presentation.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Christine McLellan, Skadden: “Totally impressed. Manages to make what could be a somewhat dry subject as compelling as possible.” – 2016 Summer Writing Workout

Christine Mersten, Deputy Attorney General and Director of CLE, Office of the California Attorney General: “Ross taught at each of our offices in our major cities. He was insightful, entertaining, and his materials extremely beneficial. Our deputies had such a good time and learned so much they didn’t want to leave when his presentation was concluded! We received some of the highest scores we have ever seen on the evaluations for Ross’s class.”

Christine Ollmann, Wilkie Farr: I liked the interactive nature and especially the fact that he gave a lot of great summer associate advice outside of just writing.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Christopher Arnold, Associate, Fox Rothschild: “I will be a better writer after using these techniques.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Christopher Bjornson, Steptoe & Johnson LLP: “Excellent workshop.” – Writing About the Law

Christopher Davis, Associate, Miles & Stockbridge: “Interesting, informative, introduced me to a whole new world. Thanks!” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Christopher de Barnerra-Sarobe, USAO – DE: “I liked how you gave particular types of sentences or areas to target for improvement.” – Point Made

Christopher Tall, US Office of Special Counsel: “Excellent tips. Very helpful!” – Advanced Writing Strategies

Christopher Towery, Associate, Womble Carlyle: “Very helpful; materials will stay on my desk top.” – Start Off Strong

Christy Pate, Participant, Ohio State Bar: “The interaction/audience involvement is the best part of the program. Rather than lecturing, Guberman requires the audience members to think for themselves.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Chuck Almer, Catalent Pharma Solutions: “Very good practical Advice. Presented in fun, interesting format.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Ciara Copell, Wilkie Farr: “The workshop was awesome. It covered a lot of things I had been wondering about in my professional life to this point & never had an opportunity (or didn’t feel comfortable) to ask. Thanks!” – 2016 Summer Writing Workout

Cindy Haynes, Norton Rose Fulbright: “The program has been very well received by our associates. One of them had to say: ‘The program is challenging and quickly identifies subtle deficiencies in one’s writing. Deficiencies that are probably lost on the writer and even skilled readers but nonetheless limit an effective message. For that reason, the challenge is worth the work and promises the reward of taking one’s writing to a new and unimaginable level.” – Writing Workout Program

Claire LaFont, Husch Blackwell: Too short! Very helpful & practical.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Claire Walsh, Wilkie Farr: It was nice that we didn’t spend too long on any one topic or activity – this kept things moving and three hours went by quickly.”  – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Clare Ellis, Hunton & Williams LLP: “Good to take time away from daily “hectic” writing under time constraints to work through issues in my writing. Helped me to come up with a system for self-editing and to recognize “red flag” issues in my writing.” – Advanced Writing Strategies

Clare Semple, Professional Support Lawyer, White & Case London: “Very interactive. Great use of our own examples. Engaging presenter.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Clare Semple, White & Case – London: “Practical, humorous and interactive.” – Advanced Writing Strategies: International Arbitration

Claudia Schultze, Associate, Connolly Bove: “I liked everything.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Claudia V. Balli, Harris County Public Defender’s Office (Houston): “The hands-on workshop with examples from legal writings are very helpful. “– Point Made

Clint Wolcott, Attorney, Federal Labor Relations Authority: “Very practical and easy to follow.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Cole Cross, Mayer Brown: I liked that the material was entertaining. Also, the materials were directly linked to law.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Colleen King, Associate, Wiley Rein: “The very practical tips are extremely helpful.” – Advanced Legal Editing

Colleen Pagnotta, Husch Blackwell: Liked the emphasis on the short punchy writing style; the email greetings & signature overview was helpful.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Colleen Sheffler, Assistant Director, Minnesota CLE: “Your enthusiasm created a high-energy atmosphere and encouraged attendee participation in the exercises. We heard several comments that your focus on legal writing, as opposed to a more general approach, was appreciated—and what they came for. The written materials are excellent, and will serve as a useful reference in the future.”

Connie O’Keefe, Participant, DC Bar CLE: “A lively, informative and thoroughly enjoyable romp through the pleasures and pitfalls of legal drafting.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Connor Slivocka, Faegre: “Energetic & relevant. Good pace, didn’t stay on one topic too long… thanks!” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Cooper Hawley, Summer Associate, Harter Secrest: “I enjoyed how interactive the workshop was and that you used sources outside of the law with which to teach.” – Summer Associate

Corey Thompson, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the General Counsel, Region IV: “Very engaging presentation1 Helpful and practical tips. Useful information for practitioners.” – Point Made

Cori Stone, Fish & Richardson, PC: “Mr. Guberman is incredibly engaging, knowledgeable and helpful. His program seems like it will be extremely valuable in all aspects of my career, for an extremely long time.” – Summer Writing Workout

Corinne Burzichelli, Fox Rothschild: “I liked all the opportunities to ask questions.” – Start Off Strong

Corrine, Chapman & Cutler LLP: “Engaging session–I may pass on a few of your tips to next year’s GW 1Ls. I’ve never gotten guidance on email before, that was especially helpful. Thanks!” 2016 Summer Writing Workout

Courtney Brunsfeld, Associate, Polsinelli: “I was very impressed with the course. Ross Guberman has an engaging presentation style and an incredible command of the subject matter.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Courtney DeKlotz, Paul Hastings: Wish we had this training week one! Very helpful!” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Courtney Miller, Associate, Williams Mullen: “The course and Toolkit will be useful for many years to come. I only wish I had this course my first year in law school.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Courtney Pugh, Quarles: “Thank you for the informative presentation!” – Start Off Strong

Courtney Roach, Jackson Lewis:Second time I’ve had this workshop’s even better than last.” – Point Made

CPT Kate DePaul, USALSA-LITDIV: “Rather than presenting ideas about how to write effectively, Mr.  Guberman provided concrete examples of how to improve our writing immediately. Thank you for sharing your expertise.” – Point Made

Craig Anderson, Participant, Colorado Bar: “I enjoyed the enthusiasm and joy you brought to the subject.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Craig Foster, Participant, Oregon State Bar: “Great examples, dynamic presentation, concrete tools that can be used right away.” – Writing About the Law

Craig Middlebrook, Participant, DC Bar: “Great materials and great presentation. Appreciated your interactive approach.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Craig Moore, Participant, DC Bar: “It is terrific. Even the most experienced and talented legal writers can benefit from the course.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Craig Wittlin, Partner, Harter Secrest: “This is the best CLE program I have attended in 20 years of practice. Just outstanding.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Craig Wolfe, Partner, Kelley Drye: “Extraordinary presentation and amazing command of subject matter. I suggest that attorneys of all levels attend. After practicing for years, I learned a lot.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Cristina Lumpkin, Associate, White & Case: “I liked that it was interactive. I also liked that I can use what I learned as soon as I get back to my office—even for writing memos and emails. Highly relevant—I see the mistakes you pointed out in many briefs that cross my desk.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Crystal Campbell, Associate, Thompson Coburn: “Maintained a high level of interest. CLEs usually make me want to jump out of a window, but this one was fun and useful.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Crystal French, FDA-CTP:I liked the combination of printed materials & visuals, along with group discussion. Your energy was good and made a long class bearable.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Crystal Genteman, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP:I can’t wait to go back to my desk & revise the brief I’m working on!” – IP Prosecution

Crystal Ivory, SEC OCIE:The use of real life examples were very helpful.” – Writing for Clarity

Cynthia Sleet, Associate, Seyfarth Shaw: “Excellent! Very useful and extremely helpful. Glad I came.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Cyrus Malek, Briggs & Moran: “Enjoyed group activities; very engaging!” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Dale Perez, SEC – OCIE Atlanta:Great insight and tips for my abilities to edit – thanks!” – Editing for Supervisors

Dale Perez, SEC – OCIE Atlanta: “Very helpful guidance I can transfer to my daily work.” – Writing for Clarity

Dan McGuire, Associate, Dickstein Shapiro: “No matter how effective I thought my writing was before this course, I walked away with some great, useful strategies and rules to improve my writing skills.” – New Associate

Dan O’Brien, NAAG, VT: “Super helpful to me – will help me greatly in dealing with the people whose writing I edit. Objective, neutral principles rather than “feeling this could be stronger”, etc. The 4-part model for structural editing is particularly useful.” – Editing Appellate Briefs

Dana Lee Miroballi, DEA Office of Chief Counsel: Ross was an excellent speaker & the content was relevant. This course should be required to be taken by all editors (i.e., supervisors) at DEA’s OCC.” – Advanced Legal Editing

Dana Lopez, Senior Analyst, K&L Gates: “Extremely helpful information to let me know how to significantly enhance my writing skills. The Toolkit will be a wonderful resource.” – Advanced Regulatory Writing

Dani Audette, Associate, White & Case: “Great examples. Definitely pointed out mistakes that I have made in my writing. Tips were great. Loved the suggestions for words/ phrases that can be used to show emphasis, comparison, etc.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Daniel Forman, Associate, Fried Frank: Ross provided great tips and instruction for improving writing. I’m looking forward to trying out his recommendations.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Daniel Kanler, Associate, White & Case: “Ross taught the course the way he wants us to write: very easily accessible, simple and interesting. Many of the writing tips are so simple, one would never think about them.” – New Associate

Daniel Kelly, NJ Office of the Attorney General: “I recommend this course to every new deputy in the AG’s office.” Advocacy Writing Strategies

Daniel Park, Akin Gump: “Great examples taken from real briefs.Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Daniel Petrokas, Hogan Lovells: I really appreciated the practical advice on not just formal communications, such as memos, but also informal communications, like emails. Very responsive to questions as well.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Daniel R. Pero, Sr, US Department of Veterans Affairs: “Communicating at a level that directly applies to where I am at in writing.” – Advanced Writing Strategies

Danielle Graceffa, Associate, Dykema: “Great workshop! Very helpful and always a good reminder of common mistakes.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Danielle Vega, Paul Hastings: “The course was great! I loved how you kept the participants engaged the entire time by teaching through exercises.” – 2016 Summer Writing Workout

Danny Cho, Ropes & Gray: “Interesting, practical, engaging “– Advanced Transactional Drafting

Danny McMullen, McCarthy Tetrault: It was interactive and directed at lawyers for most common errors.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Darlene Bong, Senior Professional Development Manager, Cooley LLP: “Ross recently presented his brief writing course and summer writing course for us and we’ve already invited him back for more! Ross enthusiastically demonstrates his passion for writing and teaching. We received unanimously positive feedback on his presentations and his materials. Ross engages his audience and imparts information they can immediately apply.” – LinkedIn

Dave Arnolds, Participant, Colorado Bar: “Great presentation—very practical.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

David Bayer, Proskauer: “Engaging, interesting, helpful.” – Point Made

David Cardona, SEC OCIE: “Very interactive and relevant.” – Editing for Supervisors

David Comer, Associate, Fox Rothschild: “Terrific. One of the most informative and worthwhile courses I have attended.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

David Countiss, Associate, Seyfarth Shaw: “I like the practical approach to organization that was presented. I will apply this common-sense strategy to my future briefs.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

David Greenfield, SEC OCIE – NYC:Very interactive and engaging.” – Writing for Clarity

David Gutierrez, Mayer Brown: I liked that the presenter was really funny & light.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

David Hershey, SEC – Chicago: “Instructor’s enthusiasm for the topic is contagious.” – Writing for Clarity

David Iler, Partner, Fulbright & Jaworski: “I thought the program was excellent.” – Advanced Legal Editing

David Johnson, Law Clerk, Pillsbury: “I liked that the examples provided enough material to support the principle, and no more.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

David Kearns, Norton Rose Fulbright: “I wish it were longer. The material was helpful and addressed writing concerns I’ve had in a lot of areas.” – Start Off Strong

David Kobray, Mayer Brown: Very useful – highly recommend!” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

David McDaniel, Associate, Stinson: “Clear discussion and relevant examples of common errors.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

David Schwartz, Associate, Morgan Lewis: “Very helpful and informative.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

David Tateur, US Office of Special Counsel: “The use of our actual work product instantly made it feel as though this wasn’t just a regurgitation of a planned lecture.” – Advanced Writing Strategies

David Williams, FINRA:Enjoyed the useful and practical techniques that are directly applicable to making opinions more understandable and user-friendly.” – Point Taken: How to write Like the World’s Best Judges

David Wong, Paul Hastings: “Ross is a very energetic and engaging presenter that makes the subject of legal writing interesting to listen to.” – 2016 Summer Writing Workout

David Yellin, Law Clerk, Fried Frank: “Workshop was entertaining and informative. You changed the way I think about split infinitives.” – Start Off Strong

Dawn Jenkins, Associate, DLA Piper: “Pacing was perfect, interaction was effectively encouraged, the exercises and materials are actually useful, and the presenter had an answer to every question.” – Start Off Strong

Dawn Urich, Associate, Morgan Lewis: “The materials are excellent and the examples (during the presentation) are useful.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Dayna Harmelin, Associate, Dow Lohnes: “Energetic speaker and lots of useful tips!” – New Associate

Deanne Stodden, Participant, Colorado Bar: “It was entertaining and informative.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Debbie Smith, Attorney, FCC: “Your knowledge of the material is impressive—especially when you were asked questions beyond the content of the course.” – Advanced Regulatory Writing

Deborah Phillips, Participant, Wisconsin State Bar: “Your presentation is one of the best I have ever attended!” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Deborah Russo, Career Planning Manager: “Ross did a superb job presenting an advocacy writing seminar to our young associates. The examples he uses are varied and well chosen. He has a true mastery of the subject.” – LinkedIn

Delina Frazier, SEC: “I enjoyed hearing about the real-world examples of what we were studying. I also enjoyed hearing about resources we can use outside of the course (grammar girl, Google).” – Building a Better Document

Demetrios Eleftheriou, Associate, Willkie Farr & Gallagher: “Excellent!” – Advanced Regulatory Writing

Denise Wray, PCAOB: “This was priceless. Excellent content and excellent presentation and involvement of everyone.” – Building a Better Document

Derek Love, Associate, Baker McKenzie: “Fantastic.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Desi Kireva, Skadden: I liked that the presenter was engaging and interesting. I also liked the practical advice he gave.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Diana Mauter Markhof, Associate, DLA Piper: “Very useful practical tips, which we can implement.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Diane Costigan, Partner, SJL Shannon: Ross is a legal writing expert at the top of his game. He’s an excellent trainer who engages his audiences by making writing interesting–not an easy feat. He combines subject matter expertise with wit and charm–a very effective combination.” – LinkedIn

Diane DeWolf, Akerman: “I can’t believe the 3 hours flew by at my 4TH “Ross” event. I learn something new every time. Thanks for the plug on typography.” – Point Made

Diane Hertz, Lowenstein Sandler: “Great workshop! Practical, high-level but not esoteric. Great for every level.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Dillon Sebasco, Dykema: “I really enjoyed the course! I liked the examples you used and their ties to current events.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Dmitry Tikhonov, White & Case (Paris):The course provides a lot of valuable practical tips that can be immediately applied in everyday work.” – Advanced Writing Strategies

Don Smith, Director of Attorney Development and Diversity at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP: Ross provided an excellent legal writing program for us this past spring. He was charismatic, well organized, and engaging. In addition to the fantastic program, he provided very helpful materials that remain in demand.” – LinkedIn

Donna Esau, SEC – OCIE Atlanta: Course was great. Instructor has a great teaching personality.” – Writing for Clarity

Doug Hoffman, Associate, Dickstein Shapiro: “It is very systematic, and I like that it clearly distinguishes between meaningless advice (i.e. think before you write) and advice which you may be able to actually apply.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Doug Howell, Davis Polk: “The exercises were practical. The tips were relevant to common mistakes, and the explanations were clear.” – Start Off Strong

Doug Lipsky, Associate, Seyfarth Shaw: “Offered useful tips to make my writing easier, more focused, and faster.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Doug Mains, Dykema Gossett PLLC: “For what could be a very bland topic, the presentation was very interesting, engaging, and easy to digest.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Doug Szabo, Venable: “Materials were from recent news – kept us engaged.” –  Start Off Strong

Doug Vonderhaar, Baker Hostetler: “I liked the one-off questions between topics. The content was very useful. Thanks!” – Start Off Strong

Douglas Klein, Jackson Lewis:Excellent program and a lot I took away to consider as I continue to improve my legal writing.” – Point Made

Dr. Alexia Manaigo-Vekil, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer: “Great practical advice to implement in my day to day work!” – Start Off Strong

Drew Wixted, Associate, Morgan Lewis: “Very helpful. Practical tips to improve all aspects of my writing. Thanks very much.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Duane Thompson, SEC (DC): “The exercises and tips were very engaging and useful.” – Point Made

Dustin Taylor, Husch Blackwell: Balance of humor and information made content easy to understand and memorable.” – Point Made

E. Cormier, Federal Judicial Center: “Using examples of known, good writers is very powerful. I liked the practicality of the presentation as well as the opportunity to raise grammar and usage issues.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

E. Faust, Partner, Dickstein Shapiro: “Excellent practical suggestions for improving both associates’ writing and my writing skills. Good practical editing and review facts.” – Advanced Legal Editing

E. Nichols, Attorney, Federal Labor Relations Authority: “Excellent, found it relevant and tailored to FLRA work. One of the best writing classes I have ever taken.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Earl Cotton, Morgan Lewis: “An engaging way to learn how to be a better legal writer!” – Start Off Strong

Ed Flaherty, SEC – OCIE: “I liked the personalization of the course.” – Writing for Clarity

Eddie Gerard, SEC (DC): “I liked the interactiveness of the course and the practical exercises.” –  Point Made

Edward Hendrie, DEA Office of Chief Counsel: “I am now free to start my sentences with “and.” Yea!” – Advanced Legal Editing

Edward Ibeh, Southern District of FL Bench & Bar Conference: “Simple but powerful.” – Writing Strategies

Eileen Wald, Associate, Thompson Coburn: “Best and most useful presentation. Concrete examples – enthusiasm for ‘dreaded’ topic.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Elaine Lippmann, Regulatory Counsel, FDA: “Great format, excellent materials. I consider myself a decent writer but learned a lot. Thank you!” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Elaine Wong, Senior Associate, Herbert Smith Tokyo: “An incisive, entertaining training session, filled with useful tips!” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Elena Kalinina, Associate, Akin Gump: “The course covers a lot of issues. The course materials are very useful. Thank you very much!” – Transatlantic Communications

Elizabeth Brogan, Associate, Herbert Smith Tokyo: “I thought the session was interesting and Ross Guberman was an engaging presenter. He seemed well informed and the material was directly relevant to my work.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Elizabeth Corritore, SSA Philadelphia: “Loved your delivery of the material, and your sense of humor! Great presentation.” – Advanced Writing Strategies

Elizabeth Harvey, Associate, Cleary Gottlieb: “Excellent—very helpful and informative.” – Advanced Regulatory Writing

Elliott David, Participant, NAAG: “Authoritative, clever, practical and useful.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Ellison McCoy, Jackson Lewis:Great tips, will be very useful when writing my next brief!” – Point Made

Elpitha Betondo, Jenner & Block LLP: “I liked the interactive aspect of the program and the exercises (easier to learn and remember). Approachable & easy to talk to.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Emily Harrington, Cooley LLP:You were hilarious, very insightful, and overall incredibly helpful. Please keep doing what you’re doing. I’ll be buying your book.” – 2016 Summer Writing Workout

Emily Ma, Summer Associate, Skadden: “Great ratio of lecture to small discussion and participation.” – Summer Associate

Emily McAdam, Faegre: “I thought you were great. Thank you!” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Emily Nash, Foley Hoag:I found the seminar useful and interesting. We’ve had many writing classes here and before/outside of the firm, but this still felt fresh and interesting. Good amount of interactive learning & an effective instructor.” – Point Made

Emily Poole, Alston & Bird: “I particularly found useful the tips about emails and the reminder that for briefs/memos, simple is better. Ed was really engaging.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Emily Rucell, US Dept. of VA: “Very helpful for writing as well – not only for managers.” – Advanced Legal Editing

Emily Schleicher, Associate, Wiley Rein: “It was clear, straightforward, and obviously applicable to my work.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Emily Shea, SEC (DC): “Very practical tips that I plan to use.” – Point Made

Emily, Faegre Baker Daniels: “I liked the real-world, contemporary examples.” – 2016 Summer Writing Workout

Emma Charnock, DLA Piper: “Informative and useful presentation.Start Off Strong: Litigation

Emma Winer, Foley Hoag: “Great job livening up a sleep-deprived crowd – rewriting the passage was very useful training.” – Point Made

Emphani Aldridge, Dykema: I appreciated the printed, take-home materials. The videos were a great touch. And, the incorporation of recent news and events made the workshop engaging and enjoyable.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Enjolique Aytch, Akerman: “I loved the workshop. My favorite was the mix of rules & stylistic suggestions. – Point Made

Eric Bachman, US Office of Special Counsel: “Concrete tips that applied directly to our work and will improve our writing. Thank you!” – Advanced Legal Editing

Eric Bevan, Southern District of FL Bench & Bar Conference: “Fun and informative, but not dry or boring.” – Writing Strategies

Eric Chernin, Associate, Bennett Jones: “Exceptional, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and focused on practical concerns.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Eric Fishman, Pillsbury: “Loved the presentation materials. Very responsive to questions. Gave very concrete guidance; easy (w/practice) to implement.” – Point Made

Eric Gribbin, Akerman: “Great use of examples. Entertaining presentation. Useful content.” – Point Made

Eric Haitz, Akin Gump: “I particularly liked that it is clear that you regularly update the course materials.” – Start Off Strong

Eric West, Associate, Howard Rice: “Good on the details and the big picture.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Eric Yecies, Associate, Ropes & Gray: “The course highlighted the little things that attorneys consistently fail to apply in their writing. Sometimes the obvious is the most difficult to see.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Eric, Osgoode Hall Law School (Toronto): “Great hands-on learning experience without the need to spend precious hours preparing.”– Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Erica Holland, Akin Gump: “Realistic examples & relevant topics.”Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Erik L. Walter, Participant, Ohio State Bar: “Was a pleasure to take this course and I would encourage all lawyers to take it.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Erika Young, Associate, Seyfarth Shaw: “I found the examples helpful and the interactive portion the most useful.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Erin Collins, Summer Associate, Dykema: “It was very helpful to discuss a topic, go through an exercise, then see where the further resource on the subject is in the materials. It made the presentation cohesive and easier to apply in the future.” – Summer Associate

Erin Jansen, Dykema Gossett PLLP: “This was my second time attending this presentation, and it was just as beneficial, if not more, this time around. Thank you!” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Erin Masiniv, Pepper Hamilton: “Easy to be a happy associate in the face of such a witty presentation. Thanks for clarifying that good writing is not “dumbing it down.”” – Writing About the Law

Erin Masiniv, Pepper Hamilton: “Loved everything.” – Advanced Writing Strategies

Erin Olesen, Foley Hoag: “Having real examples was useful (the interactive teaching was particularly helpful).” – Point Made

Erin Ryan, Wilkie Farr: This was so helpful! I liked discussion the games in groups and getting input from others.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Erin Simpkins, Associate, Reed Smith: “I really enjoyed the course. The laminated sheets and Attorney Toolkits are going to be great resources over the years as I continue to improve my writing.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Erin Webb, Associate, Dickstein Shapiro: “Great—never boring—style. Very engaging.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Eris Morehouse, Member, Oliff & Berridge: “The tips were very relevant to our work. The issues that were discussed arise on a daily basis.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Esther Haley, Associate, Hogan & Hartson: “Very useful examples. I appreciated that it was interactive.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Esther Tamburo, Deputy Chief, Civil Rights Division, DOJ: “Helpful and informative. The presentation would be equally suitable for non-supervisors (slightly revised). Our jobs as supervisors would be so much better if all trial attorneys participated in this presentation on structure and style.” – Advanced Legal Editing

Esther Winne, Summer Associate, Morgan Lewis: “This workshop was the best basic tutorial I have received on legal writing. It is too bad they don’t teach this in law school. Every attorney or future attorney would benefit from taking this short course.”

Ethan Scapellati, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe: “This was incredibly helpful. I would not change a thing! I especially enjoyed pointing out the geographic differences in the rules; it helped contextualize the reasons why the rules exist.” – Start Off Strong

Ethan Wang White & Case (London):  “Excellent knowledge and the course was very interactive. “– Advanced Writing Strategies

Eugene Morring, SEC – OCIE Atlanta: “Great presenter.” – Writing for Clarity

Eva Guo, McCarthy Tetrault: “Excellent overall. Very helpful to become more confident on some confusing details.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Eva Rayle, Associate, Morgan Lewis: “I liked the choice of issues and the ‘teaching style.’ I think it is good as it is. Cannot think of any improvements. Very well prepared and very useful.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Eva Temple, Participant, Oregon State Bar: “Thank you for an excellent and useful CLE. You have a great gift. No one has ever made legal writing sound like a fun, exciting but challenging pursuit. I enjoyed your presentation.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Evelyn Baltodano-Sheehan, Associate, White & Case: “Fantastic program with many practical tips for improving my writing. Would love more programs.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Federica Castro, Mayer Brown: I think it was excellent. Very useful.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Federico Parise Kuhnle, White & Case (Paris): “Very intense, very interesting and very helpful.” – Advanced Writing Strategies

Fenix Manning-Bowman, Associate, Fox Rothschild: “The information and support material will help me for years to come!” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Fernando Aceves, Dykema (Detroit): “Legal writing is usually not easy to listen to: this is different. Great course!” – 2016 Summer Writing Workout

Fiona O’Carrol, Alston & Bird: “I liked the use of hot topics and current events to make the writing exercises more interesting. I also appreciated the practice in modeling our writing on the clear, plain language of SCOTUS Justices such as Roberts.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Francesca Staffetti, Wilkie Farr: Ross was engaging, enthusiastic, and incredibly helpful.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Francesco Salerno, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP:  “Funny and extremely enriching at the same time – a rare combination.” – Advanced Writing Strategies

Frank Morgan, Associate, White & Case: “The seminar provided a logical presentation of materials that flowed efficiently.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Frank Talbott, McGuire Woeds: “Excellent – very engaging.” – Start Off Strong

Fred Roth IV, Thompson Coburn: “As at attorney, I rarely have time to worry about learning about writing. This was fantastic!” The Law Firm Professional at the Screen

Freddy Munoz, Southern District of FL Bench & Bar Conference: “Great content in a short amount of time. Very useful!” – Writing Strategies

Gabe Collins, Baker Hostetler: “They are concise, rooted in practical reality, and well-targeted for good writers.” – Start Off Strong

Gabi Schwartz, Wilkie Farr: I found this workshop extremely helpful – particularly the emphasis on style and email tips.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Gabriella Davis White & Case (London):  “Really useful workshop and very engaging.” – Advanced Writing Strategies

Gabrielle, Wilkie Farr: I liked the exercises in the workbook.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Gaëlle Filhol, Associate, White & Case, Paris: “This is my second course and yet I feel like I have learned a lot today. Your examples are efficient (we would say ‘parlant’ in French) and the whole presentation is lively and dynamic.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Gaga, Skadden: I lived everything. It’s very clear and practical.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Gail Baum, Attorney, Department of Education: Excellent, practical tips, explained simply and clearly. The Toolkit and cheat sheets will be excellent resources. Course was too short.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Gail McGinley, Manager, Legal Personnel & Recruiting, Willkie Farr & Gallagher: “Ross has presented numerous writing programs for our summer associates, as well as associates at all levels. His reviews are consistently great—participants always enjoy his interactive and example-driven presentations and find his materials to be very useful. Ross’s command of the subject matter is excellent and his presentations are always engaging. We have asked him to tailor programs to the specific needs of practice groups and it was clear that he had taken our suggestions into consideration while working on the program. It’s always a pleasure working with Ross and we would not hesitate offering a recommendation. We always look forward to Ross returning to Willkie!”

Gall Marion, Foley Hoag: “Presentation tres dynamique.” – Advanced Writing Strategies

Gary R. Krohn, Esq., Attorney Development Manager, Mayer Brown LLP: “Mayer Brown LLP’s Chicago office recently hired Ross Guberman from Legal Writing Pro to present a legal writing clinic for Summer Associates. Ross and his professional staff are highly organized and they made scheduling the program easy. The half-day workshop was informative, energetic, and interactive. Most importantly, we received excellent feedback from the participants: ‘covered a subject that is under-taught at my school;’ ‘the Toolkit looks to be an invaluable resource;’ and ‘I’ve gotten this far without learning grammar, but it looks like it’s time to learn.’”

Gary Saretsky, Saretsky Hart Michaels & Gould: “Fast-paced, practical, authoritative, emphasis on what does/does not work, pleasant, engaging, encouraged participation and interaction.” – Point Made

Geoff Gross, Associate, Stinson: “Command was great. Very helpful.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

George Keith Martin, McGuire Woeds: “I enjoyed the interactive component of the seminar. The bookmark and written materials are excellent. Ross is very knowledgeable and his presentation was very helpful.” – Advanced Legal Editing

George Morris. US Dept. of VA: “This is my second course with Ross on the same subject and I managed to still learn a ton of useful information.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Georgina Hyppolite, Winston: “The organization was great. I enjoyed the exercises to practice the instruction.” – Point Made

Gerald Montgomery, Participant, Oregon CLE: “Needs to be longer! Great job, but now you have created a lot of work for me to go back to my office and clean up my documents!” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Gerard Donovan, Associate, Nixon Peabody: “I like that toolbox is very compact and useful for improving writing. I lost the copy from when I was a summer and have regretted it since.” – New Associate

Gerard Olson, Hunton & Williams LLP: “Incredibly helpful. Covered common mistakes, questions and issues.” – Advanced Writing Strategies

Giancarlo Scaccia, Fitzpatrick: “This was an excellent program!” –  Start Off Strong

Gideon Duke-Cohan, Allen & Overy NYC: “I thought the workshop was both engaging and informative. There were a lot of areas that I was vaguely knowledgeable in that the workshop helped to clarify/provide the right answer for.” – 2016 Summer Writing Workout

Gina Kim, Perkins Coie:Very charismatic, useful tips.” – Start Off Strong

Gina Lightfoot-Walker, Participant, DC Bar: “This was the best DC Bar Course I have taken. Needs to be a series.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Glen Gesicki, Associate, Kelley, Drye & Warren: “To the point and thorough.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Glenda Bleiberg, Weil Gotshal: “Very useful tips.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Glenna Grinnell, Fox Rothschild: “Really enjoyed it overall.” – Start Off Strong

Gordon Baird, McCarthy Tetrault: “Valuable – the discussion of the use of and and or.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Grace Chen, Associate, Freshfields: “Well organized and very helpful materials and presentation.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Grace King, Pillsbury: I absolutely love how dynamic your presentation is and the way you convey so much information in such a concise & memorable way.”

Grace Zhang, Davis Polk: “It was a great refresher on legal writing & grammar. Thanks for the book!” – Start Off Strong

Graham Hill, Associate, Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart: “I liked how you addressed real issues in practice. I liked how you used real examples.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Graham Robinson, USAO – DE: “Makes me want to be a better writer.” – Point Made

Grant Flynn, NAGTRI Appellate Practice Conference:Dynamic presenter with impressive command of material. Excellent simple tips.” – Writing the Brief

Greg Mennerick, Associate, Thompson Coburn: “I appreciated the balance of transactional and litigation materials presented.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Greg Osterloth, Holland & Hart LLP: ” I liked the pace of the course, as well as the humor.” – Advanced Writing Strategies

Greg Riolo, Jackson Lewis:Great ideas for writing. Really hit very good & needed points.” – Point Made

Greg Weinig, Partner, Connolly Bove: “Nothing I didn’t like!” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Greg Whitehair, Of Counsel, Oliff & Berridge: “[Liked] specifics, clear and present alternatives, logical/intuitive reason. This was fabulous.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Greg Winfield, McCarthy Tetrault: “Practical tips.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Gregg Marsano, SSA Philadelphia: “Appreciated understanding of agency we write for & constraints on prose/argument style. Judge Millet exercise was effective. Good stuff. Thanks.” – Advanced Writing Strategies

Gregory Segal, Katten Muchin: The best and most helpful part was the section on emails. I found it very useful and it provided tips I have never heard before (and I wish I had). Would have liked more time on research & analysis. Great personality. Very engaging. Harder to participate virtually.” – v

Greta Gooden Brown, Participant, New Jersey Attorney General’s Office: “I liked the fact that the presenter had familiarized himself to some degree with our operational structure so that the examples were relevant to our internal culture.” – Advanced Legal Editing

Guy Benson, Attorney, FCC: “I found this course to be interesting and helpful. The instructor’s interest in the subject matter was apparent and contributed to the learning experience.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Gwendolyn Byrd, CLE Director, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis: “Thank you for coming to St. Louis and presenting your Legal Writing Seminar. The feedback was all positive. The evaluation remarks praised your delivery, style and the information they received. Many said it was the best seminar they had ever attended. Some of the attendees told me they were going to contact you to present at their firm. Your personal and materials rating on a scale of 1 to 5 averaged a 5 with some 5+ responses. It was a pleasure working with you. I look forward to your return.”

Hadia Hakim, White & Case (Paris): “I learned a lot. I do not think I ever learned grammar in the US. I loved the course.” – Advanced Writing Strategies

Hailey Phillips, Skadden:Very engaging and far exceeded expectations for an orientation legal writing workshop. The workshop is a useful supplement to law school writing courses which often do not address stylistic concerns.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Hakeem Rizk, Law Clerk, Cleary Gottlieb: “The presentation was well organized and given at a level that allowed everyone to learn and to improve. I enjoyed realizing common mistakes and seeing the beauty of concise and simple writing.” – Start Off Strong

Hakeem Rizk, Law Clerk, Summer Associate Cleary Gottlieb: “The presentation was well organized and given at a level that allowed everyone to learn and to improve. I enjoyed realizing common mistakes and seeing the beauty of concise and simple writing.”

Hallie Sears, Humane Society for the United States: “Commanded the room and held the attention of 25 attorneys at the end of a 2-day stint staff meeting. I think that says a lot! Thanks so much for the presentation.” – Point Made

Hani Bashour, Clear Gottlieb: “It was very helpful to improve – rather than correct – the writing in the workbook. And Ross was very engaging and fun.” – 2016 Summer Writing Workout

Hanna Fox, Alston & Bird: “The workbook was very helpful. I feel like I learned practical information that I definitely will apply in turning in assignments. The worksheets included in the materials will definitely be put to good use.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Hanna Lee Blake, Associate, Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald: “I particularly appreciated the tips on strategy and overcoming ‘writer’s block.’ Also, the bound materials will be useful in the future.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Hannah Bornstein, Associate, Ropes & Gray: “I liked that this was a well-rounded presentation. His materials and presentations are helpful, practical, and useful. Thank you!” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Hannah Torvick, Quarles –Very engaging. Helpful on a daily basis. Fun. Very knowledgeable presenter.” – Start Off Strong

Harash Mehta, SEC OCIE – NYC: “The format of the course helped me better understand the instructor’s message: thus making the session more impactful.” – Writing for Clarity

Harry Wedewer, Participant, DC Bar: “Excellent content and pace. I highly recommend the course.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Hazel Levent, Trainee Solicitor, White & Case, London: “Very engaging—even 5 hours was too short!” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Heather Batzel, Associate, Baker & McKenzie: “Well done. Thank you.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Heather Cicchese, Skadden: I liked the examples from actual cases/contracts and the very practical advice for drafting emails or memos. It was very useful while still being succinct and not boring.”– 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Heather Lutzke, Participant, Wisconsin State Bar: “I know that after your seminar, I’ll be able to put into practice the tips that you gave.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Helen Adams, IL Appellate Court Conference:Excellent insights into current writing trends & how to improve writing for concision & clarity. My job requires preparing justices to hear oral argument & tips on clear & memorable writing are particularly salient. – Point Taken

Helen Keuning, Participant, Minnesota CLE: “Very practical, great tips, excellent seminar.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Helen Marie Berg, Akin Gump: “I liked the relevant examples from current events, made it engaging. I appreciated the time for questions.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Hilary Hershman, Attorney, Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office: “Very informative and entertaining speaker. Concrete suggestions about what will improve your briefs to convince (and not irritate) judges. One of the best CLE programs I have ever attended!” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Hillary Hall, Catalent Pharma Solutions: “The speaker kept our attention the entire session and had a great loud voice that carried through the room. I loved the word crime’s video.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Hillary Valderrama, US DOJ: “I don’t usually enjoy legal writing classes, and I’ve attended a number of them. However, the material was very useful & presentation was clear & entertaining. Very impressive!” – Start Off Strong: Litigation

Hinda Rabkin, White & Case (Paris): “Very important subject, especially given so many non-native English speakers working in int’l arbitration.” – Advanced Writing Strategies

Holly Bryant, USALSA-LITDIV: “Really appreciate the practical tips & ample practice applying them. I am a grammar geek but love your focus on improving style. Thank you!” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Holly Yoakum, Associate, Thompson Coburn: “We’ve had a ton of these sorts of training workshops, and this is the ONLY one that offered innovative techniques we could apply to become better at what we do. This was well worth giving up the billable time.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Hughes Bates, Division of Corporation Finance, SEC: “You hit the right balance between providing instruction and hands-on-practice.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Hunter Winstead, Associate, Piper Rudnick: “I liked the commentary provided from actual judges—I found that very insightful and it really reinforced the points made by the presenter.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Ian Dather, SEC (DC): “I liked that it focused on practical tips rather than on being too general.” – Point Made

Ian Edwards, Dykema (Detroit): “I liked the trivia that accompanied the rules. It made them (the rules) easier to remember.” – 2016 Summer Writing Workout

Ilonka Almonte, SEC OCIE: “The entire course was very informative and useful.” – Writing for Clarity

Ingrid Baudler, Faegre: “It went by quickly but it was really good information. The presentation was entertaining too.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Ingrid Johnson, Participant, Minnesota CLE: “You presented information I can use to do my job more effectively—today. Thank you.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Inho Kim, Skadden: “It offered many practical tips for starting summer associates!” – 2016 Summer Writing Workout

Ira Pulon, Partner, Dickstein Shapiro: “Very informative class. Enjoyed it thoroughly.” – Advanced Legal Editing

Irina Trichkovska, Associate, White & Case Brussels: “The seminar was excellent and extremely useful. I would definitely recommend it to other lawyers.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Isabel Daroza, Fenwick & West LLP:  “Very useful tips & tricks & learned many things law school classes gloss over or do not teach. Should have this workshop in all law schools and firms!” – Summer Writing Workout

Ismael Sarmiento, Fish & Richardson: “Working through the workbook was much more engaging than a long lecture would have been. I very much appreciated the use of recent examples of writing and current events.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Ivan Bilaniuk, Associate, McKenna Long & Aldridge: “Excellent command. No fluff. Immediate benefits to my writing and tailored to legal practice unlike other courses/materials I have used.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Ivan Lee White & Case (London):  “I liked how the workshop was interactive and how Ross actively tried to get everyone involved in the discussion.” – Advanced Writing Stragegies

J. Dunlap, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP –The course was great. Very engaging & informative.” – The Law Firm Professional at the Screen

J. Todd Hedgepeth, Counsel, Fulbright & Jaworski: “A dynamic presenter—that is always the key to keep the crowd interested. Examples come from well-known, interesting cases and people. Made it entertaining.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

J. Westen, Federal Judicial Center: “I enjoyed the interactive nature of the program. I also liked the way Ross invited questions from the audience (on cards) and answered them right away. Very knowledgeable but also very practical and useful advice.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

J.D. Neary, Firm-Wide Training Director, McGuire Woods: “The thing I liked best about the class is that Ross ‘gets it.’ He understands how courts want information delivered to them, and he is able to get that across to associates by using real-life writing examples, both good and bad. The content and delivery were excellent.”

Jaap Penders, Associate, Greenberg Traurig: “The exercises were very practical.” – Transatlantic Communications

Jack Howard, SEC – Chicago: “I liked that the course simplified process.” – Writing for Clarity

Jack Howard, SEC – Chicago: “I liked using our (SEC) actual letters.” – Writing for Clarity

Jackie Elifrits, Associate, Fulbright & Jaworski: “Eye-opening. Vital to set yourself apart as a young associate in a large office.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Jackie Loyd, DLA Piper: “I liked the interactive nature of this presentation. I’m a kinetic learner, so this was great for me.” – Start Off Strong

Jackie Williams, Associate, Keller and Heckman: “This session was one of the most important and worthwhile sessions that I have attended in the last 15 years.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Jacob Land, US Office of Special Counsel:  “I enjoyed the group findings/review of documents coming specifically from our office. I also learned the importance of effective e-mail communications and how to properly apply them.” – Advanced Writing Strategies for Paralegals

Jacob Land, US Office of Special Counsel: “I enjoyed the group findings/review of documents coming specifically from our office. I also learned the importance of effective e-mail communications and how to properly apply them.” – Advanced Legal Editing

Jacob Volz, Wilkie Farr: Very helpful and funny.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Jacque McCray, Associate, Sonnenschein: “Presenter was engaging and knowledgeable.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Jacqueline Chada, Participant, Wisconsin State Bar: “Your use of examples was especially helpful. Thank you for the thoughtful and enthusiastic presentation!” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Jaimie Davis, Associate, Schulte Roth & Zabel: “Ross demystifies legal writing and makes success attainable for mathematical thinkers.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Jaimie Davis, Associate, Schulte Roth: “The materials were very relevant to what participants deal with on a daily basis.” – Writing About the Law

Jake Blanchard, Associate, Fowler White: “I like the practical knowledge this course offers. If I apply just a few of the concepts my writing will be more clear and concise without much added effort.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Jake Gallau, Kilpatrick Townsend: “Perfect level of information. I take pride in knowing a fair bit about grammar and writing, but almost 100% of the training was useful.”  – 2016 Summer Writing Workout

Jake Reed, Allen & Overy DC: The course focused on actual, practical advice. Summer associates don’t need to focus on how to write a Supreme Court brief; they’re figuring out how to respond to that confusing partner email. Ross deals with these real issues of associate life.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

James Aunger, Proskauer: “Very entertaining and concrete.” – Point Made

James Barker, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP –Good reminder of drafting tips & standards.” – IP Prosecution

James Barrett, Participant, New Mexico Bar Program: “Excellent!” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

James Botana, Jackson Lewis:Liked all. This is a seminar worth attending from beginning to end. But even if you cannot sit through all of it, it is worthwhile even listening to portions of the presentation because each portion is going to have valuable nuggets that are valuable as start-alone pieces of advice.” – Point Made

James Caballero, Skadden:My favorite part of the workshop was the exercises changing the bolded and italicized text. It really helped me to see the flaws in my own writing.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

James Carter, White & Case (London):  “Extremely engaging course!” – Advanced Writing Strategies

James Hardman, Participant, Minnesota CLE: “An interesting and informative seminar with great practical tips.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

James Hurt, Perkins Coie:Excellent presence, command of the material, exciting personality. Nice concise guidelines & rules”. – Start Off Strong

James Hurt, Perkins Coie:Excellent presence, command of the material, exciting personality. Nice concise guidelines & rules”. – Start Off Strong

James Olsen, Participant, Minnesota CLE: “You made me enjoy writing and grammar.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

James Richardson, SEC OCIE: “Being finance major, I liked that you stressed using smaller, simple words to express a point.” – Writing for Clarity

James Sherer, Associate, Dickstein Shapiro: “Really enjoyed the Q&A interlude on specific participant questions.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

James Sumner, Summer Associate, Allen & Overy: “I liked the work exercises. It makes a difference when you try and apply what you are learning.”

James Yang, Fish & Richardson:Very useful & relevant.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

James, Chapman & Cutler LLP: “The class was helpful and provided useful information. It broke everything down simply and concisely in a way that I believe will stick. It was much better than my legal writing class! Thanks for teaching and keeping us engaged.” 2016 Summer Writing Workout

Jamie Jackson, Associate, Fox Rothschild: “Overall, this was one of the best legal writing seminars I’ve attended. The tips were very practical.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Jamie Rennert, Participant, DC Bar: “Exciting pace, mix of activities for participants, we learn from each other too.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Jamila Williams, Alston & Bird: “The material was very helpful. Not only was I impressed with the presenter’s charisma and engagement, but I really enjoyed the creativity in the overall presentation: he made writing seem fun, often hard to do. Thanks!” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Jane H. Kim, Attorney, Office of Disclosure Regulation, Division of Investment Management, SEC: “The materials are very good and user friendly.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Jane Rhee, Esq., Manager of Professional Development & Training, Shearman & Sterling: “Ross’s programs are very engaging, interactive and focused. Ross’s experience and background provides our associates with the practical, real world examples that help them achieve their best in legal writing.”

Janell Hafner, Participant, Alaska Attorney General’s Office: “Concise, straight-forward tips that can be easily implemented in any lawyer’s brief.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Janet Michels, Participant, Colorado Bar: “It is Friday but I actually want to go back to my office and write! I’m excited about my work again.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Jared Heck, Associate, Katten: “Excellent. Very compelling and loaded with real-world examples. My only complaint is that we didn’t have more time.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Jared Manse, Thompson Coburn:I thought it was organized very well. It remained entertaining throughout the two hours.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Jason Farrington, Associate, DLA Piper: “The course gave me tips that I will use today in making my briefs better.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Jason Firth, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig: “We should have made this mandatory. Great examples, compelling presentation. The content merits a full-day seminar, perhaps on a weekend with less work distractions.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Jason Gettleman, Associate, Morgan Lewis: “I cannot think of how it could be any better. Extremely helpful. Very entertaining presenter. Excellent materials.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Jason Guebert, Thompson Coburn: “Presenter was very energetic and kept me engages. Very informative.” – The Law Firm Professional at the Screen

Jason Hawkins, NAGTRI Appellate Practice Conference: “I thought the materials were very helpful. What better way to teach the correct way to do things than to show how the best at it have done it?” – Writing the Brief

Jason Levin, Skadden: “He answered a grammar question that has plagued my conscious for years. Ross is the man!” – 2016 Summer Writing Workout

Jason Russell, Hogan Lovells:I studied your book Point Made in my 2L Appellate Advocacy class and really loved it. I’m very excited that I got to experience your presentation live (well, over video). Excellent workshop – extremely helpful & practical.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Jason Siegel, US Office of Special Counsel: “Perfect! Thank you so much. You prepared for our agency in particular very well.” – Advanced Legal Editing

Jason Smathers, Husch Blackwell: I’ve dealt with several writing coaches ho present information w/a put-upon attitude or fake sanctimony – not this. It was practical, flowed well and was very pleasant. Makes you WANT to improve, rather than grouse about grammar rules and conventions.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Jay Campbell, Associate, White & Case: “Straightforward—user friendly—offers tips that can be readily applied.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Jay Ross, Participant, New Jersey Attorney General’s Office: “Good ideas to use in practice.” – Advanced Legal Editing

Jazmin Holmes, Bingham: “This was the best writing workshop I have ever attended. The tips were clear and concrete without being too overwhelming. Overall, amazing!” – Start Off Strong

Jean Moriarty, US Dept. of VA: “Liked discussion of common grammar errors. I appreciated the email discussion as that is one mode of communication we use on a daily basis but which is rarely discussed or taught.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Jean Moriarty, US Dept. of VA: “Liked the presentation of grammar rules to improve flow of writing, e.g., use of commas. The examples of persuasive writing were helpful, e.g., enumerating the reasons why the Court should decide in your favor.” – Point Made

JeanMarie Campbell, Director of New York Development at Ropes & Gray: “Ross is one of my favorite consultants to work with because he always delivers an exceptional and consistent program time after time. His Business Writing courses have been well-received by the attorneys and business people that are in my development population over the years. He expertise in his subject area is expansive and impressive. I highly recommend Ross Guberman.” – LinkedIn

JeanMarie Campbell, Former Firm Wide Director of Attorney Development, Akin Gump: “Ross Guberman’s program is practical, relevant and most importantly, engaging. When I receive feedback from my associates touting the content of his presentation as well as his energy and enthusiasm, I know that I have struck gold. Ross’s program is a winner in my book!”

Jeannie Boehne, PCAOB:  “Loved the enthusiasm. Kept the audience engaged. Could have sat in class all day (not just half day!).” – Building a Better Document

Jee Kim, Morgan Lewis: “Real life examples were very helpful to understand practical usage of writing techniques we used.” – Start Off Strong

Jeff Brown, Participant, Virginia CLE: “Terrific presentation; truly practical instruction; valuable materials. Would not change a thing.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Jeff Holdaway, Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Marriott: “Thought-provoking. Well-paced. Useful for attorneys at all levels.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Jeff Laton, Akin Gump: “Really enjoyed Ross’s specific expertise in the legal industry and tailored presentation. I feel that he understood the audience better than other outside consultant. The contemporary materials on anecdotes were also helpful.” – Start Off Strong

Jeff Lesperance, Dykema Gossett PLLC:  “Very helpful course. Useful in all types of practice” – Point Made

Jeff Nelson:  “Congratulations on putting together an excellent program. Each week, your exercises stretch my mind. And improve my writing.” – Writing Workout Program

Jeff Ruzal, Associate, Arent Fox: “Session was incredibly helpful. Very worthwhile for all litigation or other writing-intensive associates.” – Individual Consultation

Jeff Siwak, Faegre: “Pro: Current topics that we could relate to.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Jeff Skeltone, Participant, Minnesota CLE: “Very engaging and relevant to improve this skill. Examples and skills kept it good.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Jeff Voels, SEC – Chicago: “Interactive, good pace, actually interesting for what the material is.” – Writing for Clarity

Jeff Warshafsy, Proskauer: “Enjoyed the examples from famous briefs. Also, your understanding/familiarity with partners’ idiosyncrasies and hypocritical writing rules.” – Point Made

Jeffrey Pederson, Pepper Hamilton: “Great course.”– Advanced Writing Strategies

Jelena Vodjevic, Associate, Morgan Lewis: “Very practical. I liked examples. More frequent seminars.” – Transatlantic Communications

Jen Romer, Allen &Overy LLP:  “Very well-organized and easy to follow.” – Summer Writing Workout

Jen Welsh, USAO – DE: “I really appreciate the practical tips; some writing instruction is very abstract. I didn’t even realize I made some of the mistakes you highlighted.” –  Point Made

Jenna Brofsky, Husch Blackwell: Liked interactive portions & real examples.” – Point Made

Jenna Carroll, Paul Hastings: The presentation was great! The videos and group exercises were nice ways to break up the session.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Jenna Conley, Participant, Alaska Attorney General’s Office: “The materials are extremely helpful. Great workshop. Your book should be in every law library; it will be in mine.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Jenna Felz, Baker Hostetler:  “The presentation had very clear and helpful examples from everyday experiences that associates have.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Jenna Johnson, Faegre Baker:  “This was a great overview of how to combat some of the incorrect or confusing things taught in law school legal writing.” – Summer Writing Workout

Jennifer Bippus, Associate, Snell & Wilmer: “You related well to participants by identifying the things we all do. You provided practical tips for identifying our weaknesses and correcting them.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Jennifer Boueri Chilson, Associate, Dykema: “Addressed exactly what I need to know as an associate. The examples were pertinent to the issues I have with my writing every day. I already bookmarked important pages in The Associate Toolkit to use later today.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Jennifer Cho, Fenwick & West: “Use of funny, engaging videos. Practical advice for emails.” – Start Off Strong

Jennifer Coupland, Associate, Bingham McCutchen: “It was an excellent workshop! Loved your energy!” – Start Off Strong

Jennifer Eldridge, DLA Piper: “Somehow made grammar funny – bravo!” – Start Off Strong: Litigation

Jennifer Freel, Associate, Vinson & Elkins: “Materials are awesome.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Jennifer Haney, Summer Associate, Sidley: “Very engaging, good sense of humor, and clearly very knowledgeable.”

Jennifer Harley, Southern District of FL Bench & Bar Conference: “Very practical. I expect my writing to improve after this class.” – Writing Strategies

Jennifer Lichtman, Foley Hoag:  “Interactive bits, interspersed anecdotes.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Jennifer Lichtman, Foley Hoag: “Interactive bits, interspersed anecdotes.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Jennifer Pangione, Firm-Wide Attorney Development Training Manager, Skadden Arps: “I thought the program went very well. I was amazed at how short three hours felt. You kept interest throughout the program, using several different formats. I’m a big fan of mixing up a program with lecture, PowerPoint, exercises, etc. It was worth my time to come down for the session.”

Jennifer Queen, Principal, J. Queen Consulting LLC: “Ross’ writing programs are excellent. We have used him for several years, and he always receives rave reviews.” – LinkedIn

Jennifer Ramach, Associate, Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart: “It was very interesting and well presented. The information was practical and can actually be applied.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Jennifer Shivers, Associate, Dykema: “The three hours flew by. Very helpful for my practice. Would recommend to anyone in the legal profession!” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Jennifer Thunem, Akin Gump: “The workshop was engaging, entertaining, and practical. Use of real examples was very effective.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Jennifer Wieland, Associate, Blackwell Sanders: “Good use of activities to help us learn as we listen and work through the process. Excerpts were timely and interesting to read, and I got a lot out of working through the editing process.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Jennifer Yamin, Katten Muchin: I enjoyed the relevancy of the material. Tying the exercises to current events was engaging and effective. The workshop also provided tangible steps and tips to improve my legal writing. I will rely on these materials as I work on my legal writing. Providing actual written pieces by Supreme Court justices was effective as well.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Jenny Bratt, Associate, DLA Piper: “Grammar has never been so fun!” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Jeremey Foster, Fox Rothschild: “Very engaging. Funny. Made dry material enjoyable.” – Start Off Strong

Jeremiah Morgan, NAAG (VT): “I loved your energy, and that you had a balanced approach to editing. You took the difficult, but correct, position – that most things are not inherently good or bad in writing.” – Editing Appellate Briefs

Jeremy Swindlehurst, NC Solo Practitioner: “I have a new vision for how good writing can be. Awesome.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Jeremy Wong, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP:  “The course was fantastic. Ross provided real-life examples that are dealt with in every piece of writing. I will be applying as many of these tips as I can remember.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Jerita Debraux, Associate, Wiley Rein: “The course was extremely helpful. The course pointed out and corrected common mistakes. I really appreciated it.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Jerry Fang, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP:I wish we could have seen the rest! Thought the organization was very good. Probably learned more just in this hour or two than I did in my legal writing class.” – Start Off Strong

Jerry Liebes, Chief Learning Officer, FCC: “Ross’s workshops received high praise from our attorneys, who not only liked his presentations but also found them useful and applicable to their work. They want him back for more.”

Jesse Hogin:  “This – Writing Workout program both remedied bad writing habits that I had picked up and taught me new ways of delivering a clearer point.” – Writing Workout Program

Jesse Stein, Participant, DC Bar: “Practical approach—a look behind the curtain into what judges like and don’t like. Very useful.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Jessica Aho, Baker & McKenzie LLP:  “You were very engaging and kept the attention of the audience for the entire time.” – Advanced Writing Strategies for Paralegals

Jessica Bigby, Hogan Lovells:The presentation had great videos and the presenter had great energy. Interesting class.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Jessica Engerer, Honigman: “Good pace and interactive activities.” – Start Off Strong

Jessica Hall, Attorney, EPA Office of General Counsel: “Thank you for tailoring the presentation to EPA’s needs! Having examples drawn from agency documents was incredibly useful.” – Advanced Legal Editing

Jessica Mathewson, Associate, Fox Rothschild: “Unusual insights into what makes for good writing—not the usual mumbo-jumbo.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Jessica Parsons, Faegre: “I really enjoyed the change-the-word exercises as they forced me to think about my style of writing, and provided easy changes to improve my writing.” –  2017 Summer Writing Workout

Jessica Watlers, Skadden: Ross was engaging, entertaining & insightful. He made a 3 hour session seem much shorter!” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Jessica Williams-Vickery, Alston & Bird:Really engaging presentation and practical tips and exercises. I learned a lot in a short amount of time!” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Jill Harrison, Attorney, The Hartford: “Great course! The time flew by! [Liked] the way he presented subject matter to keep us interested.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Jill Sturtevant, Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice: “Very much enjoyed—even after 28 years of practice, still learned a lot.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Jillie Richards, Akin Gump: “Great, I love discussing grammar!” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Jim Briody, Counsel, Sutherland: “Excellent workshop; skills I can use every day.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Jim Day, Baker Hostetler:  “Very colorful, animated, good humor, very interactive, interesting anecdotes, things I didn’t already know.” – Point Made

Jim Lovelace, former Manager of Lawyer Development, Miller & Chevalier: “We invited Ross to do a workshop largely on the recommendation of an associate who had taken his advanced writing course at GW Law School. She raved about him! Ross did not disappoint, and our other associates were quite pleased as well. Ross has a real knack for bringing his points to a down-to-earth level that are easy to remember and implement. We’re excited to have him come back.”

Jim Miller, Akerman: “Very practical advice with great examples.” – Point Made

Jim Reiland, Associate, Kelley, Drye & Warren: “Engaging and extremely useful no matter what level of seniority.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Jim Schroeder, FJC: “One of the better workshops of this type that I have attended—materials were excellent as well.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Jindu Obiofuma, Alston & Bird: “He was dope! Such a useful & engaging presentation! – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Joan Darby, Counsel, Dickstein Shapiro: “It is so useful to have all ‘the rules’ pulled together in such an effective presentation.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Joan Keltner, IL Appellate Court Conference:Enjoyed the humor! This can be a dry topic, but you made it fun and interesting. I picked up some useful tips I will use in my writing.” – Point Taken

Joanna Cutis, Associate, Sedgwick: “I learned several useful tips I can begin using immediately.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Joanna Kong, Associate, Akin Gump: “I was very impressed by the usefulness of the workshop! I liked that it was interactive and had tips for transactional attorneys.” – Start Off Strong

Joanne Lambert, Jackson Lewis:The real-life examples were great!” – Point Made

Jocelyn Kaufman, Associate, Schulte Roth & Zabel: “I enjoyed the presentation. It was extremely clear and focused. I would definitely recommend this program to others.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Jocelyn Womack, Associate, Morgan Lewis: “I genuinely enjoyed the workshop. The suggestions and materials were very helpful.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Jodi Copenhaver, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP –The conflict between “professional” and “warm” is the most difficult part of emails. Coming from a military background, the information is just presented without emotion or greetings. Thanks for some ideas to solve this for me.” – The Law Firm Professional at the Screen

Jodi Danis, US DOJ:  “Practical advice presented with great examples and humor!” – Advanced Legal Editing

Jody Racht, NAGTRI Appellate Practice Conference: “The presentation was successful in distilling immediately useful tips for proficient legal writing into a 3-hour chunk of time. Ross’ command of the subject matter and his practical explanations was impressive. As you can see, he has me editing these comments, which shows (vs. indicates) how much of an impression he’s made on me and how I write. I’m excited to take a red pen to a brief draft that’s on my desk when I return to work. Well done.” – Writing the Brief

Joe Craig, Fish & Richardson:It was obvious that great care went into making the materials useful, topical, and interesting. Absolutely a valuable session.” – 2016 Summer Writing Workout

Joe Poehlmann, Quarles: “The tips, strategies and work performed here seem immediately applicable to my work.” –  Start Off Strong

Joel Cook, Harris County Public Defender’s Office (Houston): “Very informative! Will definitely use your tips.” – Point Made

Joel Wilson, Participant, DC Bar CLE: “Excellent presentation. I wish we had more time, and that is a very rare CLE event!” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Johanna Hudgens, Winston & Strawn: “Current examples (i.e., from real-life) were great, as were passages by top brief writers in the legal field.” – Start Off Strong

Johannah Walker, Hogan Lovells:It was very practical, and touched on several issues that I realized I am often guilty of.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

John Brigagliano, Kilpatrick: Constant engagement & useful takeaways.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

John Brown, Associate, Nixon Peabody: “Great presentation and very engaging.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

John Callan, Associate, Harter Secrest: “Materials were very useful and carried a lot of information.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

John Cunningham, Attorney, Department of Health and Human Services: “Excellent presentation—I really enjoyed it and thought that the instructor is brilliant! A very practical course for practicing lawyers! Too short! I wish the course were longer.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

John DeGrenova, USAO NDGA: This is my third presentation. Still learning useful stuff. Thanks.” – Advanced Written Advocacy

John Gotaskie, Associate, Fox Rothschild: “The course does what it claims to do: it sets forth a scientific basis for brief writing.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

John Hale, Kilpatrick: Excellent.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

John Hobgood, Alston & Bird: Excellent seminar. Perfect combination of active participation while not making us go back through the same training we received in our writing classes. No complaints!” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

John Lapin, US Office of Special Counsel: “Really like how professional and easy to understand the materials were. Great formatting.” – Advanced Legal Editing

John Lin, Wiley Rein:Great tips, enthusiastic presentation, excellent resources.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

John Malone, Arent Fox: “Liked everything, great energy and useful information.” – Start Off Strong

John Miller, DLA Piper: “Everything was useful, much of it was non-obvious. It was also entertaining on a day when I was very tired – very welcome.” – Start Off Strong

John Murray, McCarthy Tetrault: “Valuable examples and ability to engage the group.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

John Nolan Jr., Jackson Lewis:The program was terrific. I have been practicing a long time yet still learned quite a bit.” – Point Made

John O’Toole, Skadden (DC):The exercises were very helpful and covered a lot of frequent errors. I also enjoyed learning more about email etiquette.” – 2016 Summer Writing Workout

John Pound, Participant, New Mexico Bar Program: “I liked the interactive nature of the course. Unlike a typical seminar, this course is a group of lawyers working together to improve themselves.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

John Scollo, NJOAL: “The key words and the ones not to use (The S-sentence Justice Roberts material). I look forward to reading – Point Taken and putting its writing tips into practice.” – Point Taken: Secrets of Great Opinion Writing

John Sherwood, FJC – DC: “Like the references to actual opinions as examples.” – Point Taken: How to Write Like the World’s Best Judges

John Sweeney, SEC – OCIE Atlanta: “Ross explains things in a very concise way!” – Writing for Clarity

John T. Morgan, Trial Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice: “Relevant to every practicing attorney from the beginner to the most experienced. Mr. Guberman’s ability to relate specifically to bankruptcy attorneys and the specific examples for improving skills were particularly useful and should help in implementing needed changes—I look forward to reading the book.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

John Vallario, Lowenstein Sandler:  “Incredibly engaging. Concise methods and direct guidance that could be implemented immediately.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Johnny Mueller, Harter Secrest & Emery: “It was refreshing to have a CLE that I can immediately apply to my practice. Practice over theory!” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Jon Birkhahn, Of Counsel, Grubman Indursky Shire & Meiselas: “Even though my practice is transactional, and I have been in practice for over 30 years, I benefited from re-examining old habits and improving my writing techniques. Thank you!” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Jon Labukas, Associate, DLA Piper: “The course was outstanding; a perfect guide tailored to the new attorney.” – Start Off Strong

Jon Simons, Paul Hastings: “I liked the use of examples that made it clear how to use the concepts that Mr. Guberman went over. I thought he kept the presentation lively and engaging while also including useful information.” – 2016 Summer Writing Workout

Jon Sweile, Saretsky Hart Michaels & Gould: “Offering new ideas and refreshing old notions of structuring legal arguments was very helpful. Remembering to keep objectivity at the heart of legal advocacy in writing is critical. Thanks for a great job!” – Point Made

Jon Tostrud, Of Counsel, Cuneo Gilbert & LaDuca: “I liked the pace of the program. Interesting anecdotes were also great.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Jon Wolfsberger, Lowenstein Sandler:Take grammar and make it interesting.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Jonas Nahoum, Associate, Howard Rice: “Very thorough course. Covered all topics I ponder almost daily. Thanks!” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Jonathan Brierly, White & Case:  “Highly beneficial to any lawyer/written advocate. Practical tips that are easy to implement.” – Advanced Writing Strategies

Jonathan Goodrich:  “The – Writing Workout provides concise weekly exercises on all aspects of one’s writing in a manner that tests and teaches all at once. I recommend it to anyone who writes anything professionally.” – Writing Workout Program

Jonathan Slowik, Associate, Akin Gump: “What set this workshop apart from others I have attended was that it gave concrete suggestions about things I can do to improve my writing (e.g., replace “prior to” with “before”).” – Start Off Strong

Jonathan Sterling, Saretsky Hart Michaels & Gould: “Thought everything was great and to the point!Point Made

Jonathan Waters, Attorney, The Hartford: “It provided useful information in an understandable format.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Jordan Fletcher, Osgoode Hall Law School (Toronto): “Fantastic.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Jordan Mandell, Bracewell & Giuliani LLP:  “Extremely helpful & applicable tips. The exercises were very useful & illustrative. I feel like I learned more in your three-hour course than I have in some of my law school courses.” – Summer Writing Workout

Jordan Meddy, Kilpatrick Townsend: “Loved the energy & engagement of instructor and the modern, real world examples and problems.” – 2016 Summer Writing Workout

Josef Weimholt, Ropes & Gray:  “Very useful material and well presented. I will keep the book on my desk and consult regularly. Thank you!” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Joseph A Guzinski, Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice: “The course provided a step-by-step guide to writing a good brief without giving the mistaken impression that the exercise is mechanical. Lots of great practical advice. I would like to see more time devoted to the session.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Joseph A. Connors III, Harris County Public Defender’s Office (Houston): “Quite informational. Revolutionizing 43 years of Brief Writing. Thanks so much for aiding us to do better. “– Point Made

Joseph Hawkins, Mayer Brown: Practical advice. The initial portion was somewhat repetitive however. Overall very useful and engaging.” –  2017 Summer Writing Workout

Joseph Plummer, USAO NDGA:He gave us very practical editing tips and tools.” – Advanced Written Advocacy

Josh Bauer, Dykema Gossett PLLC: “Great examples that were easy to follow. Appreciate being provided with a book.” – Point Made

Josh Mehta, Skadden:The practical research advice was very helpful.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Josh Stern, Associate Cleary Gottlieb: “Great use of practical examples from legal writing. Ross is extremely engaging and very effective. The session was a real pleasure.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Joshua Anderson, SEC OCIE: “Very informative, practical and of great value to learn.” – Writing for Clarity

Joshua Harley, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP: “Liked the amount of content covered in time allowed. Exercises were pertinent to our environment.” – The Law Firm Professional at the Screen

Joshua Rodman, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLP:  “I truly enjoyed the course. It is apparent that you are a true expert. You understand and know how to communicate with your target audience.” – Start Off Strong

Joshua Schonauer, Akerman: “I appreciated the easy-to-digest, bullet point presentation of useful tips to strengthen my writing.” – Point Made

Joshua T. Klein, Associate, Fox Rothschild: “I like the laminated ‘cheat sheets.’ These provide a wealth of information in a concise and easily referable form. Instructor’s command of the subject is excellent.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Joyce Pratt, Thompson Coburn: “Very practical and interesting.” – The Law Firm Professional at the Screen

Judge Matthew Leitman, Eastern District of Michigan:  “Truly outstanding!” – Expert Tips on Writing Judicial Opinions

Judge Paul Byron, Middle District of Florida:  “The presentation was exceptionally helpful and entertaining. As a 28-year lawyer with extensive appellate experience, I was pleased to see a new approach to effective writing. Thank you for sharing your talents with the newly appointed judges.” – Expert Tips on Writing Judicial Opinions

Judge Ronnie White, Eastern District of Missouri:  “The presenter’s remarks and discussion was excellent. I will read his books. A joy to listen to.” – Expert Tips on Writing Judicial Opinions

Judit Varga, Associate, DLA Piper: “Useful, advanced, practical. The materials were very good.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Judy Kalman, Director, AG Institute at the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General: “Excellent, accessible examples used with a purpose. Engaging style; your enthusiasm is infectious. You have an outstanding ability to articulate why and what the objectives are. I am going to try to apply your techniques in the next brief I write. Thank you.”

Judy M. Springer, Associate, Fox Rothschild: “Great program. Very practical. Concrete exercises were helpful.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Judy Preston, Deputy Chief, Civil Rights Division, DOJ: “This was the most helpful writing course I have ever taken. Your rules are concrete and I can explain them to the people I supervise. Your ability to field questions was very impressive. You are confident and practical.” – Advanced Legal Editing

Judy Zeprun Kalman, Senior Counsel, Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General: “The Winning Feedback program you conducted at the Attorney General’s Office was excellent. You deftly combined your experience and philosophy with practical tips for providing effective and constructive feedback. You used your time efficiently and did a great job engaging the supervisors by capitalizing on their experience and expertise. The program should be mandatory for supervisors. Thank you.” – Advanced Legal Editing

Julia Perkins, Summer Associate, Fox Rothschild: “I enjoyed the atmosphere of the workshop – it wasn’t overly competitive, or too much “talking at us”—it struck the right balance of being both engaging and informative, without being intimidating.”

Julia Xin, Allen & Overy NYC: “Informative, funny.” – 2016 Summer Writing Workout

Julia Zenker, Hogan Lovells:I really enjoyed the course. I thought it was a great refresher from legal writing. I loved the beginning exercise where we had to think of alternative transitional words. Very helpful! Thank you!” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Juliana Brint, Skadden (DC): “Engaging presentation with practical, actionable advice.” – 2016 Summer Writing Workout

Julias J. Suarez, Fox Rothschild: “Great workshop.” – Start Off Strong

Julie Abbate, Deputy Chief, Special Litigation Section, DOJ Civil Rights Division: “Love it all! Anyone who does any legal writing should be required to take this course! Fun day. Thank you!” – Advanced Legal Editing

Julie Balovich, Harris County Public Defender’s Office (Houston): “This presentation gave me lots of practice ideas to improve my writing. I appreciate that you had us working on writing problems – it was engaging & made the seminar more productive and sticky.” – Point Made

Julie Ben-Zev, Associate, DLA Piper: “The workshop stressed a number of rules I had forgotten or never heard of and introduced ideas that will greatly improve my writing.” – Start Off Strong

Julie Muller, Morgan Lewis: “The workshop was very helpful and informative.” – Start Off Strong

Julie Mumm, Associate, Venable: “Very clear and practical tips.” – Advanced Legal Editing

Julie Turner, US Dept. of VA: “I liked how interactive the materials were – I had to pay attention and fill out blanks so it kept me engaged. I also like the bookmark b/c it’s small and easy to reference.” – Point Made

Juliet Speisman, Associate, Greenberg Traurig: “Liked practical examples and real solutions to problems with legal writing.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Justin Doop, Quarles: “Liked the humor and the way you engaged the audience.” – Start Off Strong

Justin Marble, Foley Hoag: “Very useful tips and exercises”. – Point Made

Justin Nemeroff, Venable:The most compelling & interesting part of the meat of the presentation was using famous judges’ and attorneys’ products.” – Start Off Strong

Justin Top, Skadden: “It was well presented and provided useful information in a digestible form.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

K. Bowen, Attorney, The Hartford: “This is the best course the law department has hosted!” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Kaileigh Fagan, Husch Blackwell: I liked how the presentation was clear and efficient and that the presenter was engaging. The tips were useful and can easily be applied to our daily writing.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Kaite Hillenbrand, Summer Associate, Steptoe: “I liked moving around and switching things up – especially at the end of the day! The enthusiasm was great, too.”

Kamilla Tokhtaeva, Associate, White & Case: “Amazing, excellent, and extremely useful.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Kara Cooper – Winston & Strawn: “Clarified certain grammatical issues I have always been confused about, but could never find a consistent answer to.” – Start Off Strong

Kara Diamond, Ropes & Gray:All very helpful! Great personality!” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Kara Dodson, Director of Recruiting and Associate Development, Young Conaway: “I found the course to be helpful and informative as well as very entertaining. I do not practice law any longer and also do not write substantial amounts but this course made me want to!”

Kara Iskendemon, Hogan Lovells:I really liked the worksheets. Also, Ross is a very engaging presenter.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Kara, DLA Piper: “It was interesting and helpful. The speaker was engaging and clearly knew the subject well.Start Off Strong: Litigation

Karah Howard, Associate, Herbert Smith Tokyo: “Discussion was fast moving and relevant. I can use the notes and details from seminar in the future.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Karen Bell, McCarthy Tetrault:  “The Winter – Writing Workout has been embraced by our associates as an opportunity to ‘stress­test’ their writing skills with an expert in whom they have huge confidence. The online building blocks format and accompanying low price makes the program (the assessment and 12 weekly sessions) very accessible in every respect. And the feedback from our participants is providing us with very practical insights about the nature and extent to which we need to invest in additional writing training and coaching.”  – Writing Workout Program

Karen Gess, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP –Short, fast paced, kept my attention.” – The Law Firm Professional at the Screen

Karen Lee, CLE Seminars Manager, Oregon State Bar: “Our bar members were extremely pleased with Ross’s CLE presentations. In fact, several members commented that they wanted longer programs! The programs delivered relevant and practical information that could be implemented immediately. Ross’s delivery style is energetic and well-paced. Time spent in any of Ross’s writing seminars is time well-spent.”

Karen Marryshow, Associate, K&L Gates: “Presenter’s energy was great as well as his method of enticing audience participation.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Karen Moore, NASDAQ:  “Good interactive exercises that forced engagement – although presentation style and presenter energy would have substituted admirably! Reference materials look accessible & practical.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Karen Morita, Human Resources Director, Greenberg Traurig: “Ross Guberman’s email workshop for our business staff and paralegals provided interactive exercises and practical tips that could be put to use immediately. The supporting materials provide a reference for the participants to carry back to their desk and provide insight for those who were unable to attend the course. The best part of the workshop, however, is that Ross was funny and entertaining. We have received nothing but positive feedback from the participants and see daily the evidence of the learning that took place in the e-mail messages written by our employees.”

Karen Sewell, Associate, McGuire Woods: “This is the second time in six months that I’ve taken this course, and I still came away reinforcing tips I had learned in the last session and picking up some new tips. Highly recommended.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Karen Zachow, Patent Agent, Lifetech: “Material and tips are great. Presentation held my attention.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Kasey Koballa, Kilpatrick: I enjoyed the interactiveness of the sessions. They required attention but weren’t too overbearing. They exercises were much more beneficial than a full writing exercise.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Kate Adelfio, NAGTRI Appellate Practice Conference DC: “Really helpful writing tips, especially addressing polishing writing and improving transitions (actually new suggestions). Real world examples were helpful.”  – Point Made – Appellate

Kate Fite, Associate, Strasburger: “Presentation had both auditory and visual elements. Having both made it much easier to stay focused.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Kate Mahoney, Pepper Hamilton: “Very thorough, in depth analysis of common pitfalls & means of avoiding them.” – Advanced Writing Strategies

Kate McCabe, IL Appellate Court Conference: “Thank you for addressing burning writing questions: the use of ‘accordingly”, “pursuant to”, “that”, and the Oxford comma (when in doubt, leave it out).” – Point Taken

Kate Surowiec, Associate, Dykema: “I thought the tips were straight to the point and easy to remember. I’m confident that this course will help me.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Kate, Quarles: “I liked the specific examples in context. It gives me something concrete to remember rather than random rules.” – Start Off Strong

Katherine Allen, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP –I thought the persuasive and concise sections were both beneficial. I also though the tone section was helpful. – The Law Firm Professional at the Screen

Katherine M. White, former Senior Manager of Professional Development and Attorney Recruiting, Dickstein Shapiro:We have hired Ross to offer programs for our summer associates, new associates and our corporate group attorneys over the past two years, and each program has been very well received. I can highly recommend Ross to anyone who is looking for a useful and entertaining legal writing program.” Here are some quotes from our associates: ‘The course was both in depth and concise—everything legal writing should be! I enjoyed working through practical examples to test the tips discussed. The materials are clear, organized, and helpful. Great energy!’”

Katherine May, Parkins Coie:  “Very useful workshop – great takeaways! Mr. Guberman was very entertaining! Knowledgeable about the subject matter. Only complaint is I wish we had more time!” – Start Off Strong

Kathryn Geisinger, Baker Hostetler: “The presentation was great. Ross’s enthusiasm for legal writing was inspirational (and I’m not being sarcastic).” – Start Off Strong

Kathryn Mansfield, Womble Carylye Sandridge & Rice: “I liked the free materials. I liked how the examples were from present day.” – Start Off Strong

Kathryn Short, Briggs & Morgan: “Loved all of it. Great examples, super relatable, and engaging presentation. Thank you!” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Kathryn Veech, Harris County Public Defender’s Office (Houston): “Loved workbook style of presentation.” – Point Made

Kathy Heaphy, Attorney, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: “I took this course again (took in 2010) because it’s simply the best! I have told friends in the bar to take it as well. (I also enjoy the emails and online instruction.) You made me focus (again) on the goals of written communication, and my written products have improved notably as a result.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Kathy Schreier, Attorney Advisor, FDA: “Extremely helpful! A straightforward and engaging presentation on how to write in a straightforward and engaging way!” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Katie Britt, Butler Snow LLP:  “I enjoyed the workshop and appreciated the opportunity to improve my writing skills. The email examples, transition word list and the opportunity to discuss with peers all ranked at the top of my list! Great job!” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Katie Burkhart, Alston & Bird: “I loved how accessible this workshop made legal writing! Ed was funny, engaging, and able to make the activities interactive in a way that felt organic. I wish my school had offered a workshop like this before students left for their first legal jobs.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Katie Church, Clark Hill: “Excellent workshop. The course materials that applied the writing guidelines were particularly helpful.” – Start Off Strong

Katie Clausing, Winston & Strawn: “I thought the workshop was great! It made what could be a dry subject very interesting and entertaining!” – Start Off Strong

Katie Connolly, Norton Rose Fulbright: “This was my second time taking a course with you and it was just as useful as the first time. Thank you.” – Start Off Strong

Katie McCormick, Associate, Young Conaway: “Very helpful—I highly recommend to lawyers at all levels.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Katie Welch, Dykema: “I found out a lot by working with different summer associates. Our styles differ and it made me think about things I’ve never considered before.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Katie White, Director of Employer Outreach, The George Washington University Law School; Attorney Career Coach, KT White Law Careers: Ross is a dynamic speaker. He does a great job every time — his work never gets stale. Each legal writing program is participatory — his exercises are on point and always well received. Partners at my law firm as well as the associates all rave about Ross’s work and his grasp of the nuances involved in legal writing. I have hired him for over 20 programs, and he never disappoints. I can’t recommend him highly enough!” – LinkedIn

Katy, Fitzpatrick: “Engaging, informative and useful. Was much more entertaining than I expected. I would definitely take more classes/like to learn more from the program.” – Start Off Strong

Kay Nash, Chief Talent Officer at Wiley Rein LLP: “Ross has taught legal writing workshops in a variety of areas for attorneys at my firm. Partners and associates all rave about the deep subject matter expertise and practical advice that Ross provides. I find associates referring to Ross’s pointers and using his take away tools long after he has left the firm. In addition, Ross is incredibly organized and easy to work with. I cannot say enough great things about Ross!” – LinkedIn

Kay Nash, Director of Professional Development, Wiley Rein LLP: “Ross’s engaging presentations stress the need to write to advocate a client’s position or answer a client’s problem—not just to put legal research on to the printed page. This approach has helped our associates move their legal writing to the next level. Ross’s practical approach and comprehensive materials add tremendous value to the program. Above all else, I appreciate Ross’s sense of humor and the ease of planning one of his workshops!”

Kayla Foley, Husch Blackwell: I liked that it covered various types of law, transactional and litigation.”

Kazuyo Fujimura, Law Clerk, Pillsbury: “He gave a lot of useful tips. The materials will also be helpful. They answer many questions I have had.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Keertan Chauhan, Akin Gump: “I appreciated the interactive materials.”Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Keith Verrett, FDA-CTP: “The workshop was very informative.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Kelley Edwards, Associate, Fulbright & Jaworski: “Thank you for giving us the perspective of what judges are looking for. After all, that is what really matters!” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Kelly Burns, Associate, Axinn: “Practical application of useful material.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Kelly Lersch, Paul Hastings: I liked that we worked with examples because it helped us to stay engaged. I also liked that you worked in interesting anecdotes while giving us practical tips.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Kelly Taylor, Director, MassMutual: “I liked the quick pace and was impressed with your memory of quotes and legal cases.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Kelly Wing, Sefarth:Our leadership loved offering an opportunity to our attorneys that would enhance their writing skills in addition to being cost effective, on their own timetable and focused on practical writing techniques and grammar.  This is especially helpful to attorneys that have fast moving, ever changing schedules, so they can adjust each week to complete the exercises.  The participants in the program found the assessment very comprehensive and they appreciate the time commitment being about 30 minutes per week.” – Writing Workout Program

Kelsey Scribner, Shearman & Sterling:  “It’s difficult to keep people interested in a subject like grammar – job well done!” – Start Off Strong

Kelvin Davis, SEC – Chicago: “The class content was very applicable to my job. Also, the instructor was very knowledgeable about subject matter.” – Writing for Clarity

Ken Berman, Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP:  “Great observations that all litigators need to know.” – Point Made

Ken Morrow, Partner, Dickstein Shapiro: “I was expecting a lot and was not disappointed. An outstanding program. Should be required for every corporate lawyer.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Ken Springer, NJOAL:  “Liked that you did not just lecture but engaged us actively.” – Point Taken:  Secrets of Great Opinion Writing

Ken Walsh, US Dept. of VA: “Best writing course I have attended.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Ken Walsh, US Dept. of VA: “Great course.” – Advanced Legal Editing

Kendra Kosko, Associate, Venable: “The course was concise and we were able to cover a lot of material in a relatively brief amount of time.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Kenneth Benson, former Chief U.S. Magistrate Judge, Of Counsel, K&L Gates: “I have attended many CLEs and seminars on brief writing. This is by far the best I have seen.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Kenneth Jacob, Arent Fox: “Practical examples of real life drafting situations.” – Contract Chaos

Kerry Fulham, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP:The examples are incredibly helpful. I expect to consult the bookmark hourly.” – Start Off Strong

Kersti Schrijvers, Associate, Howrey: “Very inspiring and ‘forward’ presentation. Also, I liked the practicality of the course.” – Transatlantic Communications

Kevin Cegan, Ropes & Gray: “Clear, well-delivered message with humor and interesting cultural cross references. “– Advanced Transactional Drafting

Kevin Cheng, Skadden: “Very practical and helpful.” –2017 Summer Writing Workout

Kevin Connolly, Jackson Lewis:I thought that the course materials did an excellent job of exemplifying the lesson.” – Point Made

Kevin Dreher, Associate, Morgan Lewis: “Great tips on use of word choice to more effectively communicate. Excellent demonstration of how to structure a short and long article.” – Writing About the Law

Kevin McCabe, Director, Sterne Kessler Goldstein Fox: “I have taken several writing courses over the course of my career. Most of those courses have been dull and non-informative. Ross has great command of this subject and he presents it in an engaging and highly useful way. Thanks.” – Advanced Legal Editing

Kevin Ormiston, Foster Pepper:  “Really appreciate simple & varied examples to refer back to.” – Point Made

Kevin Quade, NAGTRI Appellate Practice Conference: “It was really effective to use lawyers and cases that are well known as examples.” – Writing the Brief

Kevin Synosky, Akin Gump: “Love your books!” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Kevin Tarsa, Wilkie Farr: “I really liked how you organized your presentations (sentence level editing; email writing; memo writing) and how you allowed us to ask questions along the way.” – 2016 Summer Writing Workout

Kevin Weber, Associate, Gibbons: “Great practical and useful tips for everyday use.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Khalid, Katten Muchin: “I enjoyed the interactive aspect of your workshop. It kept me engaged.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Khoury Cooper, Summer Associate, Mayer Brown: “The materials are amazing. I wish I had them during my first year in law school!”

Kieran Anderson White & Case (London):  “Well-presented course. Very engaging. Good materials.” – Advanced Writing Strategies

Kieran Anderson, White & Case – London: “Useful materials to take away. Very engaging speaker. I will read the book.” – Advanced Writing Strategies

Kim Gavin, Associate, Fitzpatrick, Cella: “The problems and examples are excellent. Great opportunity to learn and reinforce tips to improve my writing.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Kim Harris, Partner, Davis Polk: “Very helpful! Good, practical tips presented in an engaging manner.” – Writing About the Law

Kim Heuer, Associate, Morgan Lewis: “Very interesting and thorough. The subject material is very useful—I can use the suggestions tomorrow.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Kim Macnab, McCarthy Tetrault: “Exercise on removing commas was bloody useful. Hugely helpful exercise in achieving succinct writing.” – Point Made

Kim Morris, Associate, Winston & Strawn: Provided tips that are easy to implement, rather than a complicated method requiring me to change my entire writing style.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Kim Pattillo Brownson, Associate, Skadden Arps: “Like use of current events and briefs.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Kim Sobieck, Participant, Minnesota CLE: “Your course was well worth the time and money.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Kim Warshawsky, Associate, Greenberg Traurig: “Liked the use of examples to highlight problems with writing and to show different ‘styles.’ Very helpful tips. I’m really glad I attended!” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Kim Waters, Katten Muchin: Very engaging, useful exercises and videos! All these tips will definitely help me!” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Kimberly Creech, US Department of Veterans Affairs:Very informative, engages trainees. Style section was definitely a favorite. Allowed the trainees to think critically. “– Advanced Writing Strategies

Kimberly Lovett Rockwell, Honigman: “It was great and really useful. Thank you!” – Start Off Strong

Kimberly White, FDA-CTP: “I liked the explanation on how to write emails. It was great learning about how the tone of an email is received by the audience.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Kimi Nam, Participant, Oregon State Bar: “Most useful seminar on writing I’ve attended. I liked the exercises and examples – realized good writing is a skill not an art. Liked the substantive template.” – Writing About the Law

Kiona Owens, US Office of Special Counsel: “Very informative. Useful techniques that I can use immediately.” – Advanced Legal Editing

Kirsten Koester, Foster Pepper: “Great presentation! I learned and enjoyed. “– Advanced Transactional Drafting

Kirstin Abel, Participant, Oregon CLE: “Probably the best CLE I’ve attended on any subject. The examples using actual cases were particularly helpful. Presentation style reflected the points made regarding writing—clear, concise.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Knapp Fitzsimmons, Briggs & Morgan: “Notwithstanding my Minnesota nice proclivities, I do not hesitant to give bad feedback. This training, however, was excellent (and entertaining).” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Kristen Baker, Litigation Associate, Pillsbury: “I’ve been to Ross’s presentation before, but I’m leaving with new tips/rules learned. Very informative and helpful.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Kristen Burgers, Associate, Venable: “You actually made grammar and style interesting! I wish you had been my legal-writing instructor in law school. I learned more in three hours with you than two semesters in school.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Kristi Thompson, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald, LLP:  “I always love the reminders about great writing even though I’m an 8th year associate. I think we all have a tendency to become lazy in our writing. This presentation actually makes me excited about writing again.” – Advanced Writing Strategies for Paralegals

Kristin S. Miller, Attorney, Baker Donelson: “The first truly helpful CLE. Guberman gives tools and checklists you can use immediately to improve your writing. you will leave as a stronger advocate for your clients.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Kristina, Faegre Baker Daniels: “I enjoyed being able to view some of the country’s best legal writers’ excerpts & learning from their writing styles.” – 2016 Summer Writing Workout

Kristine Thomson, Saretsky Hart Michaels & Gould: Great tips that we can immediately put to use!” – Point Made

Kristy Small, Catalent Pharma Solutions:  “Interactive and animated made course incredibly interesting. Had my attention the entire course. Fun & intellectual.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Kunti Salazar, US DOJ: “The presenter has an excellent command of legal writing rules and made the training fun and interactive. I learned a lot of helpful tips and tricks to implement in my writing. Best presentation I have attended at the DOJ.” – Start Off Strong: Litigation

Kunzang T. Dukpa, Bhutan: “I enjoyed the exercises; it really opened my eyes about what my writing lacked. I’ve found my writing boring but never knew why before. Now I know how all the words I love to use, like furthermore, despite, etc., were really dragging my writing down.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Kwaku Adjei-Bohyen, Wilkie Farr: I enjoyed the program, it was very insightful” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Kyle Williams, Fish & Richardson:This is one of the few useful writing seminars I’ve ever seen. Very helpful.” – 2016 Summer Writing Workout

L. Hearn, Associate, Akin Gump: “Very useful to remind us to pay attention to every word and also the overall meaning and impression when drafting.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Laila Metjahic, Allen & Overy (NY): I found the workshop very helpful, interactive, and interesting.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Lakshmi Ramanathan, Summer Associate, Andrews & Kurth: “Presentation materials are amazing, and I will use them in law school, too. Presenter was entertaining and funny.”

Lana Kuchinski, Kilpatrick: The energy was great. Transformed a dull subject into a captivating experience.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Lana Ljuboja, Associate, Baker Hostetler: “Very engaging presentation, thank you! Made a mundane subject matter actually exciting.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Lane Page, Skadden: It was overall much more entertaining than a legal writing workshop sounds like. The exciting videos and stories kept the entire presentation interesting and engaging. “– 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Lara Davis, Participant, New Mexico Bar: “I loved it. This course was what I have been looking for since I began law school.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Laria Lanahan, Thompson Coburn:  “The workshop was fun & interactive!” – Advanced Writing Strategies

Laura Carter, Associate, Winston & Strawn: “Every topic covered will help me improve my writing.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Laura Coon, Senior Trial Attorney, DOJ Civil Rights Division: “Great presentation—good combination of lecture—with humor—and tutorials. The materials are really helpful.” – Advanced Legal Editing

Laura Coty, SEC (LA): “Ross did a great job in teaching the staff on how to write clearly. I highly recommend the course. Very knowledgeable and entertaining. Thank you!” – Writing for Clarity

Laura Dupaix, NAAG (VT): “Your stuff is terrific – I’ve heard you before and have your book. I’ve heard Bryan Garner, too. I like you better. Best thing about your materials and methods are the concrete examples of good writing. And I like your approach of not changing things unless you can articulate a reason to.” – Editing Appellate Briefs

Laura Ellis, Participant, DC Bar: “Very useful. Best course here I have taken.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Laura Fine, Thompson Coburn: “I liked the content and the pace!” – The Law Firm Professional at the Screen

Laura Fox I enjoyed taking a little time every week to concentrate on difficult writing and editing issues. The exercises were much more challenging than most, and were well tailored for legal practice” – Winter Writing Workout

Laura Lawless, Associate, Greenberg Traurig: “Another excellent presentation. Thanks for your visit!” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Laura Peterson, Baker Hostetler: “This course was extremely helpful. I thought myself a good writer but now at least I know how to become a good writer.” – Start Off Strong

Laura Saklad, Chief Lawyer Development Officer, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP: “Ross conducts astoundingly practical, focused sessions with an enthusiasm one rarely finds in such presentations. The programs are outstanding, and consistently a favorite at our firm. His Four Steps approach to legal writing provides attorneys with tangible tips they can easily apply to improve their work.”

Lauran Cabral, Husch Blackwell: Loved it; I thought it was very practical (and didn’t repeat my LRW class material).” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Lauren Berglin, Baker Hostetler:  “Very informative and reminded me of basics of writing.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Lauren Genvert, Associate, DLA Piper: “I thought that the workshop was incredibly helpful—it gave a lot of basic information I’d forgotten. I learned a great deal about litigation-specific writing and am looking forward to using the bookmark and toolkit.” – Start Off Strong

Lauren Haley, Associate, Mintz Levin: “Great presentation and command of subject matter.” – Advanced Regulatory Writing

Lauren Henderson, Kilpatrick Townsend: “Very interesting learning the practical aspects of legal writing and seeing what we can change to improve our writing, many of which are small changes that are easy to make.” – 2016 Summer Writing Workout

Lauren Kimmel, Hogan Lovells:Interactive, videos, connection to pop culture/current events.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Lauren Schwartz, Morgan Lewis: “Really appreciated the portion on email communication. Found the packet really engaging (incl. the subject matter of the excerpts).” – Start Off Strong

Lauren Stocks-Smith, Venable: “Loved it all.” – Start Off Strong

Lauren Walsh, Participant, DC Bar CLE: “I will recommend this course to my entire firm. The course is practical and the presenter is engaging.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Lauren Weinberg, Baker Hostetler:  “Helpful advice, understands role of associates.” – Start Off Strong

Lauren Winchester, Summer Associate, Fox Rothschild: “For those of us who pride ourselves on knowing our grammar rules, you put us to shame! (in a fun way!)”

Lauren York, Akin Gump: “Good variety of topics.”Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Lauri Owen, Attorney, Alaska Attorney General’s Office: “This is the most outstanding legal writing course I have taken.” – Advanced Legal Editing

Laurie Wilson, Associate, Hogan & Hartson: “His tips were very practical and concrete, so I will be able to start incorporating them immediately. I plan to refer to [the Toolkit] in my next writing assignment.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Lawrence Gruber, Schulte Roth & Zabel: “Distills a very complicated process down to the basics. Easy to understand. Easy to apply.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Layla Mayer, SEC – OCIE Atlanta: Interactive class kept the “students” engaged.” – Writing for Clarity

Layne Thiessen, McCarthy Tetrault: Practical tips for immediate and effective improvement.” – Point Made  

Leah Ramos, Associate, K&L Gates: “This is far better than [previous writing workshops]. Great way to fine-tune your writing. Nice, concise rules that you can apply to everyday writing and keep handy (bookmark). Shows you ways to improve individual sentences & overall briefs/memos. Great illustrations of good/bad writing.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Leana Stormont, Participant, Virginia CLE: “Easily the most informative and useful seven hours of my career.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Leanne Loper, Fish & Richardson: “Mr. Guberman was extremely engaging. The course material was relevant and interesting.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Lee Ann Oczak, Participant, Minnesota CLE: “This was the best CLE I’ve attended.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Leeann Saw, Davis Polk: “I really liked the application to real court cases and current events. The talk was very fun and interesting.” – Start Off Strong

Leni Kirschenbaum, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe: “I really enjoyed the presentation and learned a lot!” – Start Off Strong

Leo Boyd, Counsel, McGuire Woods: “Great delivery. Great style. Very powerful. My second time—very worthwhile.” – Writing About the Law

Leo Weiss, Trial Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice: “Most beneficial course ever taken at NAC or other DOJ sponsored training.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Leonardo Villalobos, Skadden: Best writing crash course I’ve ever been to.”– 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Leslie Gogan, US Office of Special Counsel: “Quick tips for improving style & flow is very useful.” – Advanced Legal Editing

Leslie Ritchie Robnett, Associate, Gardere Wynne: “I thought this was the most tangible writing workshop I’ve been to because the steps really give me a take-away manageable way to improve.” – New Associate

Leslie Williams, Thompson Coburn: “Very informative and interactive!” – The Law Firm Professional at the Screen

Leyton Nelson, Summer Associate, Dykema: “I thought the workshop was absolutely wonderful. I truly appreciated your preparation for all questions we had and your ability to frame your answers in a way that is immediately useful for legal writing. I felt like I learned a great deal without being inundated with material.”

Libby Yandell, Summer Associate, Andrews & Kurth: “Perfect length, great amount of interaction/engagement/involvement, very well organized!”

Lila Jividen, Cooley LLP: “Loved the energy! I also enjoyed the variety of material (videos, examples, self-study).” – 2016 Summer Writing Workout

Lily Desmond, Associate, Fried Frank: “Very useful. Appreciate the use of materials during the presentation—made it easy to stay engaged.” – Start Off Strong

Lina Powell, Jenner & Block:It was very enjoyable. Thank you!” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Linda Hardenstein, former Professional Development Director, Patton Boggs: “Our associates continue to give feedback about how they are applying the skills taught in Ross Guberman’s writing program. Ross’s use of well-known cases made the teaching come alive. He made the materials relevant to each of the four practice groups represented in the room. His energy and program design encouraged even the most reluctant attorneys to participate without hesitation.”

Linda Kesterson, Participant, Alaska Attorney General’s Office: “Thanks! Great and very useful – just what I hoped for in this class. Practical, on-point.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Linda Mazzagatti, Harris County Public Defender’s Office (Houston): “Outstanding. Not an appellate attorney but on occasion, but this course address the written word well expressed – a requirement for everybody in every phase of litigation. Thank you very much.” – Point Made

Linda Norcross, Associate, Greenberg Traurig: “The tips will be invaluable to me in becoming an effective writer.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Linda, SEC OCIE: “Ross’s presentation was clear, direct, and helpful. I enjoyed the examples and time given to ask questions.” – Writing for Clarity

Lindsay Crocker, Associate, Dickstein Shapiro: “The course provided concrete tips to improve my legal writing. For the first time I will be able to make structural changes and avoid the passive voice.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Lindsay Riley, Dykema Gossett PLLC: “Loved the many excerpts and examples from modern cases and legal writings, as well as the interactive exercises. Great course!” – Point Made

Lindsay Shake, Winston & Strawn: “Loved the videos and your upbeat attitude!” – Start Off Strong

Lindsay Smith, Participant, New Jersey Attorney General’s Office: “Clear presentation of materials. It was helpful to do the short exercises and see examples throughout the training.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Lindsey Bohl, Summer Associate, Sidley: “I enjoyed the amount of time spent on difficult grammar rules—this course was very practical for every kind of legal writing.”

Lisa Barbas, Associate, Dickstein Shapiro: “Very helpful information. Engaging presentation of materials.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Lisa Bayfield, Associate, Morgan Lewis: “Useful, makes you think about things you may not have thought about recently. Punchy, to the point, fun whilst learning. Excellent presenter who made the course what it is.” – Transatlantic Communications

Lisa Bentley, Associate, Willkie Farr & Gallagher: “Very helpful and informative!” – Advanced Legal Editing

Lisa Campbel, Groom Law Group, Chartered:  “The course was excellent! It was extremely relevant to an attorney’s daily work.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Lisa Cooper, USAO NDGA: “The interaction to solve problems was great.” – Advanced Written Advocacy

Lisa Evans, Participant, Oregon CLE: “Good legal writers I’ve met often try to suggest that they possess a secret skill; you demystified the writing process and gave me tools to improve. Thank you!” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Lisa Harris, Attorney, Department of Education: “Practical tips clearly presented. Interactive. Fun. I could have spent the entire day listening to and participating in this course.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Lisa Hearn, Associate, Akin Gump: “Great course.” – Transatlantic Communications

Lisa Kattan, Associate, Venable: “The best CLE I have ever taken!” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Lisa Matsue, Skadden: “I liked how all of the sample writings were related to current news which made it interesting. Thank you for a great workshop!” –2017 Summer Writing Workout

Lisa Rouselle-Anderson, Participant, Colorado Bar Association: “I liked everything presented in this course. The information is going to become a great tool in all my future drafting and editing.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Lisa Serra, Saretsky Hart Michaels & Gould: “I really enjoyed the morning session and the associate writing tips. Specifically, the concept of creating a road map w/headings. Thanks Ross!” – Point Made

Lisa Wiznitzer, Katten Muchin: “The materials were current and relevant! The workshop was interactive and entertaining.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Lisette Martinez, Arent Fox:  “Really like the material. It all seemed very relevant, current and interesting. Excellent section & variation.” – Start Off Strong

Liz Louden, Proskauer: “Really punchy example-driven presentation. Well-suited to audience. Colorful anecdotes & presentation style.” – Point Made

Liz Zafar, Husch Blackwell: Always helpful and fun to attend a Ross Guberman training! Wish I could have made it to the entire presentation, look forward to reading “Deal Struck.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Loel Weinberger, Mayer Brown: Excellent balance of presentation & activities, conveying information and engaging the audience.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Loren Foy, Husch Blackwell: I enjoyed the presentation.” – Point Made

Lori Withers, Participant, Ohio State Bar: “Very helpful and informative.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Louis Gracia, SEC – Chicago: “Liked going through examples and discussion of reasoning behind changes.” – Writing for Clarity

Louis Rosa, Steptoe & Johnson: Presenter was high energy and did a very good job of keeping everyone engaged in a meaningful way.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Lucas Osborne, Associate, Fulbright & Jaworski: “Nice pace. Great concrete examples. Great job answering questions.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Lucy Carlson, Associate, Willkie Farr & Gallagher: “Very organized, very practical.” – Advanced Regulatory Writing

Lucy Homiller, Associate, McGuire Woods: “I liked the structure, the key points summed up, the example briefs, the judges’ quotes, the group exercises, and the example changes.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Lucy Stark, Associate, Wiley Rein: “Engaging; good balance of exercises and ‘lecture.’” – Advanced Legal Editing

Luis Robles, Participant, New Mexico Bar Program: “If you ever offer a longer course, I would love to attend.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Luka Blazevic, Associate, White & Case: “Very useful and lively. Should be longer than half a day.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Lukas Kratochvil, Senior Associate, Herbert Smith Tokyo: “It was excellent and very useful, very practical. Would recommend it to lawyers at all levels of seniority.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Luke Karamyalil, Wiley Rein: “This was brilliant. Though, I learned the Queen’s English so I took offence to your characterization of it being wrong. Joking!” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Luke Morrison, Bennett Jones:  “Great focus on practical materials/drafting exercises keeps everyone engaged and/or interested.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Luther Leggett, Participant, Ohio State Bar: “You made me excited to write my next brief!” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Lyn Lustig, Associate, Mintz: “This was truly one of the best training courses I ever attended at Mintz—everything discussed was useful.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

MacAllistre Henry, Pepper Hamilton: “I liked the level of nuances in this presentation. Mr. Guberman was engaging and knowledgeable.” – Advanced Writing Strategies

Macrui Dostourian, Associate, Cleary Gottlieb: “I think the materials are really good and I thought it was entertaining to see such famous cases used in a writing course.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Maddie Krezowski, Hunton & Williams: “The course was extremely engaging and made the topic of improving my legal writing approachable. The tips to focus on simple areas of improvement first were extremely helpful.” – 2016 Summer Writing Workout

Maddy Byrd, Alston & Bird: “I genuinely enjoyed this presentation. It was nice to have interactive activities, and I felt like I learned a lot. Thank you!” –  2017 Summer Writing Workout

Madeleine Toyer, Wilkie Farr: This was great.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Madika Zuberi, Baker Hostetler: “I thought the presentation and information was very helpful and detailed. Wish it were longer!” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Mae Hardebeck, US DOJ: “The material is applicable to every day writing. The lesson underscores the basics of clear prose, organized structure and other points with humor and intelligence.” – Start Off Strong:  Litigation

Magda Hageman-Apol, former Firm-Wide Director for Professional Development, K&L Gates: “Ross Guberman hit the mark with his writing seminar for our First Year class. The program content and presentation were first rate. He employed a simple way to make legal writing understandable, used colorful recent examples to demonstrate his rules and had effective tips for immediate implementation to improve work product. Evaluations from the group were extremely favorable and Ross was very responsive to our needs.”

Magdalen Reeder, Paul Hastings: “The material was engaging and fresh. The presentation kept us all energized and interested. We all felt comfortable asking questions, and the answers were real and warm.” – 2016 Summer Writing Workout

Maggie Hughes, Associate, Pillsbury: “I thought the presentation was great – very specific, relevant, hands-on tips and examples that I can work on immediately.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Maghan Boland, Allen & Overy NYC: “I liked how interactive it was to make sure we were retaining the information presented.” – 2016 Summer Writing Workout

Makar Gevorkian, Paul Hastings: I enjoyed the plethora of examples and resourcefulness when answering questions.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Mallory Tomaro, Honigman: “Extremely practical and memorable writing advice.” – Start Off Strong

Mammert Dhindsa, Venable – Liked the timely & entertaining excerpts we used.” –  Start Off Strong

Marcia Fuller Durkin, Associate, Arent Fox: I thought the session was very helpful. It focused not on abstract theories but on practical approaches that will actually be useful in my daily writing. It was really instructive to have him refer to specific examples from my own writing so I could see how I had inappropriately applied various writing principles and determine what language I could use to fix those mistakes. I would recommend this course to others.”– Individual Consultation

Margaret Hobbs, Steptoe & Johnson:The course materials and subject matter apply to our profession. The take home materials are useful and informative but not dense.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Margaret J. Hurley, Attorney, Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office: “Practical advice, clearly presented, with humor. Very good. Thank you.” – Advanced Legal Editing

Margaret Murray, Associate, Bingham McCutchen: “Extremely interesting presentation which really forces you to think.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Maria Bergenhem, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe: Helpful, fast-paced and engaging presentation. Enjoyable & educational.” – Start Off Strong

Maria McMahon, Associate, Baker & McKenzie: “Very helpful, practical, concise, enjoyable, excellent presentation.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Maria Yoo, White & Case (London):  “Really useful with actual examples/exercises.” – Advanced Writing Strategies

Marianne Plant, Associate, Goodell, DeVries, Leech & Dann: “I will be putting these skills to immediate use. Thank you.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Marianne Woloschok, NAGTRI Appellate Practice Conference DC: “It was great! I wish you’d had more time to spend with us.”  – Point Made – Appellate

Marilyn Nyland, Associate, Greenberg Traurig: “Great course, very understandable and useful.” – Transatlantic Communications

Marina Ripoche, Bennett Jones: “Great use of our time!”  – How to Tighten & Punch Up Prose

Maris Veidemanis, NAAG (VT): Very lively and useful. A high-level presentation.” – Editing Appellate Briefs

Marisa Berlinger, Quarles: “I was surprised by how much I actually enjoyed the exercises – these are the issues I need help with in writing – and through completing them I actually learned. You also kept us entertained when we had been sitting in the same place for about 4 hours already.” – Start Off Strong

Marissa Lambert, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP:Very engaging – even over the phone at 6:30am (Cal. Offices were “there”, too!); helpful examples; useful to know the big names to emulate.” – Start Off Strong

Mark Conlan, Director, Gibbons: “Pithy, quick-paced, and very helpful.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Mark Cowing, Shook, Hardy & Bacon:  “In my firm, writers at different experience levels are doing the workout and raving about it. So on top of breaking classroom barriers of time and space, the sessions somehow manage to be helpful regardless of a writer’s skill.  Pretty neat trick.” – Writing Workout Program

Mark Curiel, Associate, Akin Gump: “I liked that it brought to our attention simple writing techniques that are often overlooked.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Mark Pollack, Participant, Wisconsin State Bar: “One of the best seminars in my almost 40 years of practice.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Mark Potash, Foley Hoag:  “I appreciated the focus on issues we as drafters actually encounter, and ability to ask questions about issues not covered.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Mark Potash, Foley Hoag:I appreciated the focus on issues we as drafters actually encounter, and ability to ask questions about issues not covered.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Mark S. DesNoyer, Appellate Attorney, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: “Fantastic! This course will benefit writers of all levels. I look forward to applying the precepts of this course to my writing.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Mark Vaughn, Associate, Ropes & Gray: “Very useful tips put into context—explains why these techniques are useful. Interactive exercises help absorb material better.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Mark Villapando, US Dept. of VA: :I learned a lot and gave me things to think about when writing. Ross is a student for good legal writing and it shows through his preparation and knowledge. – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Mark Wiranowski, Associate, Cooley: “Very well done. The workshop focused on the most contested items that I will encounter immediately in practice, and the materials provided offered great illustrations and references for later use.” – Start Off Strong

Martha Sheth, US Office of Special Counsel: “Presenter was entertaining and interesting while presenting a subject matter that is often not.” – Advanced Legal Editing

Marti Satnick, Skadden: “I loved how we were told to do the assignments in groups and then we learned from our mistakes by going through the corrections together. Very engaging and helpful. For a subject that makes me the most uncomfortable, Ross Guberman made me feel very comfortable going through each aspect of legal writing, step by step.” –2017 Summer Writing Workout

Martin O’Neil, Associate, Morgan Lewis: “Very practical advice presented in a short period of time. User-friendly materials; good practice exercises. Course could actually be a half-day long.” – Advanced Regulatory Writing

Martin Tully, Akerman:  “The writing samples brightly illustrate the points being made in an engaging and interactive way. Also, the references to excerpts of very successful writers shows the benefits of writing in the most effective, persuasive manner possible.” – Point Made

Marton Haffner, Associate, DLA Piper: “Excellent presenting skills, speaking about up-to-date issues, far better than any previous ones I’ve attended.” – Transatlantic Communications

Marv Sacks, Attorney, FCC: “Presented a lot of practical ways to improve my writing—presents good authority and examples in support of points.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Mary Ann Flynn, US Dept. of VA: “Examples & exercises illustrated the points well.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Mary Ann Flynn, US Dept. of VA: “Very helpful examples of exercises. Helping us become more consistent was invaluable. Thank you!” – Advanced Legal Editing

Mary Griffin,Fenwick: “The exercises were fun and engaging! Thank you.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Mary K O’Brien, IL Appellate Court Conference:I thoroughly enjoyed the fast paced interactive approach to the material. – Point Taken

Mary Wilson, Participant, NAAG: “Although I have been writing appellate briefs for 20 years, your presentation inspired me to be clearer, more succinct, and more persuasive in my writing.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Maryrose Lequyea, Participant, Ohio State Bar: “Excellent presentation and very useful information provided.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Matt Elliott, Associate, Ropes & Gray: “I liked the presentation for its straightforward approach. There are a lot of things to think about when you sit before the blank screen, and I think the components of the presentation will lead to a good approach.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Matt Prewitt, Associate, Greenberg Traurig: “Very well organized and concise presentation. Use of actual filings in high-profile cases a great idea.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Matt Rotbart, Proskauer: “Loved the examples and anecdotes.” – Point Made

Matt Yan, Associate, Pillsbury: “Quick, concise tips on how to make legal writing more readable. I defined problems I never knew I had!” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Matthew Campbell, FINRA: “Liked use of samples of superb decision writing.” Point Taken: How to write Like the World’s Best Judges

Matthew Hanson, Associate, Fried Frank: “Great energetic way to deal with the nerdy, nit-picky things that need to be discussed out loud about legal writing style/grammar.” – Start Off Strong

Matthew Jalandoni, USALSA-LITDIV:  “Ross did an excellent job bringing energy and interest to a typically dry subject. I thought he highlighted typical mistakes that most writers make without even realizing. I will definitely be more aware of these issues in my writing.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Matthew Lockwood, Associate, Willkie Farr & Gallagher: “Stellar – interactive but focused on solid examples.” – New Associate

Matthew Rosendahl, Hunton & Williams: “I wish I had this training at the beginning of law school!  Extremely helpful!” – 2016 Summer Writing Workout

Matthew Rowly, Skadden: I was dreading this class but to my surprise it was far more lively and interactive. It was great.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Matthew Sutko, Appellate Coordinator, U.S. Department of Justice: “Over the years I’ve edited or written well over a thousand appellate briefs, have spoken on appellate advocacy, and have attended legal writing seminars taught by some of the country’s top instructors. Without a doubt, your session is the best I’ve seen. You gave me a lot of easy to understand practical pointers that will improve my editing and brief-writing skills. The concept of ‘show—don’t tell’ alone is worth the seminar—it’s something I can use in every document I write. I really can’t say enough nice things about your session. Thanks again.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Maureen Delaney, FINRA: “I liked the practical tips. I also liked the exercises.” – Point Taken: How to write Like the World’s Best Judges

Max Emmer, Saretsky Hart Michaels & Gould: “Terrific presentation. Clearly an expert in the arena of legal writing, advocacy & communication.Point Made

Maximilian Claineid, White & Case (Paris): “The course was excellent on all levels. Fun, informative and well-prepared. Your passion for the subject matter has made it a joy.” – Advanced Writing Strategies

May Mansour, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP:The workshop was dynamic.” – Start Off Strong

Meagan Monahan, Foley Hoag:   “I liked the discussion on shall/will/must. I also liked the interactive portions”. – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Meagan Monahan, Foley Hoag: “I liked the discussion on shall/will/must. I also liked the interactive portions”. – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Megan Cloud, Husch Blackwell:I really enjoyed & appreciated your willingness to field all kinds of questions about law & writing.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Megan McKeown, Dykema Gossett PLLC:  “Great practical examples, useful & engaging exercises.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Megan Whittaker, Associate, Schulte Roth & Zabel: “The examples were very helpful and the cheat-sheet type format takes the stress out of it and makes it easier to practice.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Megan, Chapman & Cutler LLP: “I liked the willingness you had to answer any questions that came up. You made every aware of specific areas I can improve in my writing.” – 2016 Summer Writing Workout

Melinda Kuritzky, Foley Hoag:  Great!” –  Advanced Written Advocacy

Melis Acuner, Associate, White & Case: “I liked the length of the course, the combination of tips on concision and structure, the dynamic and concrete presentation, and the enthusiasm.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Melissa Chapman, IL Appellate Court Conference:Very helpful tips. Kept my interest. Didn’t get sidetracked by questions. – Point Taken

Melissa Colangelo, Staff Appellate Counsel at Children’s Law Center: “Fantastic! The specificity of your ideas and breakdown of the information is superb.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Melissa Kimps, SEC: “Excellent course. Very helpful.” – Advanced Legal Editing

Melissa Martin, Harris County Public Defender’s Office (Houston): “Liked the participatory approach. Great humor and pacing. One of the best speakers I’ve heard in my 20 years of practice. “– Point Made

Melissa Quintana, Alston & Bird: Fantastically engaging and didn’t actually feel like 2.5 hours. Very interactive.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Melody Burton, Director of Professional Development at DLA Piper: “Start Off Strong” is an essential course for our first-year associates. The program is well received each year; associates comment on his excellent command of the material and his ability to present information in a clear digestible manner.” – LinkedIn

Meredith Horton, Associate, Venable: “Great job addressing our individual questions and highlighting common pitfalls across the field.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Micah Horwitz, Davis Polk: “Very interactive. Loved the editing exercises. Even though lots of simple principles, was great to practice.” – Start Off Strong

Michael Aguirre, Associate, Greenberg Traurig: “I liked that this course really focuses on the key elements that associates face in writing. I think more shareholders need this, since what we write is often changed by them after review.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Michael Babcock, Wilkie Farr: 3 hours of grammar and writing tips after a late night – no way, or so I thought. I really appreciated the course and Ross’s ability to answer complex questions quickly and thoroughly. If every summer would apply this, they’d be much better off.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Michael Barr, Partner, Pillsbury: “Loved the examples. Really liked suggestions to read good writing–again with specific authors/books.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Michael Blass, Arent Fox: “Liked the actual cases and opinions cited. Very practical tips!” – Contract Chaos

Michael Brusky, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP:Very interesting and engaging” – Start Off Strong

Michael Carnevale, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP:Replacement exercises with real writing examples were very effective.” – Start Off Strong

Michael Coleman, Baker & McKenzie LLP:  “Excellent!” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Michael DiCato, Perkins Coie: “The email writing exercise was very helpful.” – Start Off Strong

Michael Edelman, Pepper Hamilton LLP:  “Definitely the best and most useful CLE that I have attended.” – Advanced Writing Strategies

Michael Fagone, FJC – DC: “Use of SPECIFIC examples and concrete techniques.” – Point Taken: How to Write Like the World’s Best Judges

Michael Fulks, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP –Well done (or is it “well-done”?)” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Michael Garcia, Associate, Nixon Peabody: “Excellent examples of what to do and more importantly what not to do.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Michael Giambona, DLA Piper: “Engaging, succinct, not a waste of time.” – Start Off Strong

Michael Gilleland, Participant Minnesota CLE: “Mr. Guberman knows his stuff. He has rules and examples at his fingertips. He doesn’t say, ‘Good question – I’ll get back to you on that.’” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Michael Gridley, Associate, Wiley Rein: “Materials are excellent; thank you for providing a copy of your book. I always find your presentations to be extremely beneficial.” – Advanced Legal Editing

Michael Haas, Associate, Mintz Levin: “Excellent presentation skills kept participants involved—good practical examples.” – Advanced Regulatory Writing

Michael Larson, Akerman: “The writing tips were great. I especially liked the tips about brief headings and how the subheadings should support the main heading. The discussion about transition words also was useful.” – Point Made

Michael McMillin, Summer Associate, Andrews & Kurth: “I enjoyed that you were able to answer any and all grammar questions cogently and without hesitation.”

Michael Meehan, Fox Rothschild LLP:  “Excellent presentation – one of the best CLEs I’ve attended.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Michael Papandrea, Lowenstein Sandler: “All of the course material effectively coincided with the oral presentation. Excellent presentation! A worthwhile program for any attorney to attend.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Michael Raupp, Husch Blackwell: Useful comparisons to the most effective advocates in the country. Excellent!” – Point Made

Michael Senders, Davis Polk: “Excellent and very practical!” – Start Off Strong

Michael Smith, USAO NDGA:Outstanding – great structure and content.” – Advanced Written Advocacy

Michael William Fires, Akin Gump: “Point Made was by far the most helpful book in my Legal Writing Class first year. It was great to learn more from the author.” –  2017 Summer Writing Workout

Michelle Conley, Associate, Womble Carlyle: “Very useful tips and hints—I will be using the handouts when writing from now on!” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Michelle Maley, Perkins Coie: “I got a lot out of the bit re: emails. Thanks a lot!” – Start Off Strong

Michelle Vega, Associate, Kelley, Drye & Warren: “I thought the course was great and I wish I had it when I first started at [the firm]. I thought the use of examples through his four-step approach was really helpful.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Mike Byun, Akin Gump: “I liked the use of real life examples and group projects, which got everyone involved in the class.” – Start Off Strong

Mike Strickland; Managing Partner and Chairman, Board of Directors; Young, Moore, and Henderson: “I got more useful information from this presentation than any one I have ever attended. The day flew by. Your book is first on my reading list and will be recommended reading for all our lawyers. My only gripe is ‘where were you 40 years ago’ when I obviously needed you.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Mike Tierney, Participant, Minnesota CLE: “This was one of the most interesting presentations I have seen in years. I enjoyed your knowledge and energy.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Miles Hart, Saretsky Hart Michaels & Gould: I love that you have a very practical approach to writing while providing guidance and facts to support what you suggest.Point Made

Miller Lulon, Mayer Brown: Ross was able to make the topic engaging and entertaining, and this helped me stay engaged with his presentation.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Miryea Ayala, Dykema (Detroit): “I liked that the information was direct and easy to process. Legal writing can be high-level and easily stuffy, but you kept the information light and understandable. Thank you!” – 2016 Summer Writing Workout

Mitchell Feldhake, Faegre: “The in-depth coverage of material used in every day work at a law firm will definitely be helpful as my career moves forward.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Molly Grammel, Goodwin Procter:  “I enjoyed the workshop portions, and hearing the presenter’s suggestions for how to complete them.” – Point Made

Molly Young, US Office of Special Counsel: “It was awesome.” – Advanced Legal Editing

Monica Guzikowski, Summer Associate, Fried Frank: “Awesome! Kept us engaged for all three hours early in the morning.”

Morgan Sawchuk, Corporate Associate, Fenwick: “Ross was very engaging and the approach to how do you do it “right” (as opposed to how do you make it “good”) was really helpful!” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Morgan Smith, Dykema Gossett PLLC:  “The program is off to a great start.  Early feedback has been that the time commitment is manageable and the exercises provide great practical advice and tips that lawyers can implement right away.” – Writing Workout Program

Morgan Westlake, Osgoode Hall Law School (Toronto): “Engaging, effective communication, extremely knowledgeable and very good at relating stories/analogies to useful context/applicable setting.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Moshe Jacob, Skadden: “Very helpful and surprisingly enjoyable.” –2017 Summer Writing Workout

Mulan Cui – Winston & Strawn – “Short and sweet overview of issues that often stump me. Thank you!” – Start Off Strong

Myriam Karama, White & Case (Paris):Excellent way of explaining grammar rules, raising common mistakes for non-native speakers, and giving very useful tips.” – Advanced Writing Strategies

Nadine Wichern, NAAG (VT): “Liked the practical examples, the structural editing concepts, depersonalizing edits. We have a lot of experienced attorneys in our office who take edits personally, so this presentation was invaluable to my ability to do my job on a daily basis.” – Editing Appellate Briefs

Nahrin Marino, Associate, Dykema: “I loved the section on making good sentences great. Also, the cheat sheet is extremely useful. He has wonderful tips and is extremely knowledgeable.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Nan Wang, Vice President and Senior Counsel, Marriott Hong Kong: “Very useful, detailed, with room for vivid discussion.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Nancy Hess, Supervisory Assistant U.S. Attorney, Western Divisions, DOJ: “Excellent content and amount of material covered in short, succinct style. Definitive answers given. Speaker was interesting—good style of teaching. Helpful exercises.” – Advanced Legal Editing

Nancy L. Gray, former Associate Director, Legal Recruiting, Weil, Gotshal & Manges: “Ross’s program is both practical and entertaining. Summer associates are particularly enamored with the Toolkit!

Naomi Lisney, Associate, Herbert Smith Tokyo: “It was really convincing to know that Ross had seen examples of HS writing, and the course was very entertaining as well as useful.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Nataliya Sidoruk, Associate, DLA Piper: “The whole course is very interesting and useful. The Toolkit contains a lot of good examples, exercises. Thank you!” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Nathalie Voogt, Associate, Greenberg Traurig: “I liked the tempo and Ross’s knowledge of the subject.” – Transatlantic Communications

Nathaniel Stankard, Associate, Cleary Gottlieb: “Well done—I like the breakout of material.” – Advanced Regulatory Writing

Ndenisarya Bregasi, Associate, K&L Gates: “The course was excellent. Extremely useful and applicable to the type of writing I do in my practice.” – Advanced Regulatory Writing

Neil Magnuson, Associate, Williams Mullen: “I found every bit of the presentation enlightening and useful! I have a strong desire to generate memos and other legal documents that are persuasive, well-organized and technically correct. I’ll take any tips you have to this end.” – New Associate

Neil O’Donnell, Davis Polk: “It was an excellent workshop. I have no suggestions.” – Start Off Strong

Nena Shaw, Esq., former Manager of Professional Development, Goodwin Procter: “Of all the skills associates need to know, writing is the most critical. Through all his programs, Ross provides excellent advice and useful checklists that can help improve anyone’s writing. There is no other writing consultant I would use for attorneys at my firm.”

Neville Byford, Partner, Morgan Lewis: “It was informative and well delivered.” – Transatlantic Communications

New York Office, Allen & Overy: “The New York office of Allen & Overy LLP has used Ross Guberman as a writing skills instructor in programs for our summer and first year associates over the past two years. The feedback has been consistently positive. His knowledge, style and personality make his seminars educational yet enjoyable. Some of the comments from the 2008 Summer Associate class are: ‘The workshop was very well organized. Excellent’; ‘Examples were quite helpful’; ‘The most engaged I’ve been in a writing workshop’; ‘Very helpful and knowledgeable. Handles any question thrown at him’; and ‘The training was more extensive and relevant than most of what we receive in school.’”

Nicholas Mend. SEC (LA): “Confirmed my thoughts on SEC over-editing.” –  Editing for Supervisors

Nicholas Oliva, Catalent Pharma Solutions: “All answered. No “it depends.” – Advanced Legal Editing

Nick Fagge, Partner, Schulte Roth: “Good pace and ground covered—useful and relevant materials.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Nick Vitolo, Harris County Public Defender’s Office (Houston):I liked all of it.” – Point Made

Nick Zoogman, Partner, Dickstein Shapiro: “Course was concise, clear, to the point.” – Advanced Legal Editing

Nicole Austin-Hillery, Participant, DC Bar: “Fun and interesting. Materials were very useful.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Nicole Booth, Weil Gotshal:The exercises were very helpful so that you can see the rules put into action.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Nicole DiSalvo, Associate, Skadden Arps: “Engaging conversation & useful practical tips.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Nicole Kamprath, Associate, Andrews & Kurth: “It was helpful to hear about what the partners want to see in our writing.” – Start Off Strong

Nicole Knutson, Participant, New Mexico Bar Program: “This class was awesome! Thank you for your expertise in legal writing. I gained really useful information that will be applied often in practice.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Nicole Lancia, Director of Lateral Partner Recruiting at Bryan Cave: “Ross has conducted a Legal Writing Workshop at A&O for the past three years and has consistently received excellent feedback from attendees. They find his presentation to be smart, professional and engaging.” – LinkedIn

Nicole Lynn, Norton Rose Fulbright – “I had your book before this session and I am a HUGE fan!!” – Start Off Strong

Nicole Tyrell, Summer Associate, Fried Frank: “After today I feel more prepared for the writing assignments I will receive this summer! Thank you!”

Nicole, US Dept. of VA: Very engaging speaker, encouraged (and got!) participation & good questions from the group. Able to clearly answer all questions. Very useful.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Nikki Adame Winningham, Associate, Fulbright & Jaworski: “Especially impressed with how well you know your materials. Hate that we cut it short for lunch—would have preferred to get the whole presentation. Thanks for all the examples—super useful!” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Nineveh Alkhas, Special Counsel, Katten: “Ross was engaging and gave great pointers that will improve my writing immediately!” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Noam Greenberg, Associate, Schulte Roth & Zabel: “An extremely useful course, with relevant and helpful suggestions. The presentation was well-made and the materials are very clear and helpful.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Nuala Barrett, Associate, Akin Gump: “Liked discussing all the drafting issues that come up time and time again.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Nyajin Deng, Wilkie Farr: The exercises in the book helped see the rules in practice.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Olga E Bradford, Participant, New Jersey Attorney General’s Office: “I was very impressed the presenter’s command of the issues in legal writing. The use of practical examples in the legal field was extremely helpful.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Olga Evstifeeva, Associate, Akin Gump: “Presentation of material is perfect. The examples for each rule are very clear and easy to remember. It’s good that there are a lot of examples rather than just rules.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Olivia Freeman, Assistant Project Manager at Aristeo Construction: Ross is an amazing writing instructor who consistently receives excellent evaluations from all levels of attorneys. He is thorough, engaging and innovative as to meet the needs of all his clients.” – LinkedIn

Olivia, Kilpatrick: The examples were very useful and relevant to issues in the legal community.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Orla McCabe, Jackson Lewis:I enjoyed the exercises we did replacing the bolded language with more vivid language.” – Point Made

P. Blexman, Associate, Orrick: “It was perfectly adapted to my objectives. It’s very helpful!” – Transatlantic Communications

P. de Boutiny, Associate, Orrick: “Very pleasant and useful.” – Transatlantic Communications

Pam Richardson, Participant, DC Bar: “I loved this course.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Pamela Gilbert, Partner, Cuneo Gilbert & LaDuca: “You were very clear. I liked your precise and easy rules.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Pamela Welsh, Patton Boggs: “Very straightforward and easy to understand presentation.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Pasang Wangmo, Assistant Judge for the Royal Court of Justice, Bhutan: “I’ve learned a new perspective from this workshop. Writing decisions could be more than the mere judicial function of writing opinions – we could use various techniques to write meaningful decisions and more importantly have fun while writing.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Pat Murphy, Participant, Colorado Bar: “Ross is a magnificent teacher.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Patrick Lynch, Partner, Dickstein Shapiro: “Liked it all, except we needed more of our attorneys to attend!” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Patrick Miller, Hogan Lovells:I feel like the course had the right level of engagement, provided real-world examples, imported practical knowledge concisely.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Patrick Murphy, Godfrey & Kahn: “Very useful and engaging.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Patrick Spaugh, Womble Carylye Sandridge & Rice:  “Unlike many writing consultants, Ross continually updates his materials to provide only the most intriguing and relevant examples of great, and not so great, legal writing.” – Start Off Strong

Patti Shake, Attorney, Alaska Attorney General’s Office: “This was the best writing course I have attended. I obtained helpful pointers that will dramatically improve my own persuasive writing as well as my editing of other writings.” – Advanced Legal Editing

Paul Karch, Husch Blackwell: I liked it all. Practical, high energy. Comprehensive knowledge. 24 years of practice and I still learned a lot.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Paul Leahy, USDOJ – ENRD (DC): “Use of materials. Strong content. Excellent and precise use of grammar & language. Excellent discussion of style. Fun & Punchy presentation style. Well-tailored to his audience. Couches his presentation in a refreshing mix of Supreme Court & popular culture references.” – Start Off Strong: Litigation

Paul Napolitano, Kilpatrick: I liked learning the rules/best practices through examples.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Paul, Chapman & Cutler LLP: “I loved Ross’ wide breadth of knowledge of the entire legal profession and his willingness to answer any questions.” – 2016 Summer Writing Workout

Paula Lobeck, Associate, White & Case: “Entertaining, engaging, and very useful.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Paulette Fogle, USDOJ – ENRD (DC): “I liked everything because I have a lot to take away, in order to help me become a better writer.” – Start Off Strong: Litigation

Pauline Klein Haneveld, Associate, Howrey: “The bookmark is great!” – Transatlantic Communications

Pete Kenny, Virginia CLE Seminar Attorney: “We recently had Ross present for us again, and his presentation received an extraordinary 4.95 average rating on a 5-point scale. Here were some of the many glowing comments: ‘Engaging and memorable,’ ‘dynamic,’ ‘helped relieve my fear of writing,’ ‘absolutely useful,’ ‘message is poignant,’ ‘extremely informative,’ ‘excellent illustrations and real-life stories,’ ‘very funny, very polished, very informative,’ ‘connects well with audience,’ ‘very confident, approachable, and knowledgeable,’ ‘kept me interested for the duration.’”

Peter Abdella, Partner, Harter Secrest & Emery: “Terrific seminar. This will be very helpful to not just the associates, but all of us. We needed more partners here!” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Peter Bantz, Hogan Lovells:This was a very useful presentation at the start of the summer. It provided many useful tips using real life examples and funny anecdotes.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Peter Enslein, The Law Offices of Peter T. Enslein: “Best CLE I’ve ever attended— (practice since 1979).” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Peter Gray, Trial Attorney, Antitrust Division, DOJ: “Very helpful, especially the structural element checklist. It provides a useful template for me and, I hope, for my staff as we try to implement the suggestions.” – Advanced Legal Editing

Peter Rush, Norton Rose Fulbright: “I liked it all.” – Start Off Strong

Peter Shults, Foley Hoag:  “I liked the writing drills and interactive nature of the workshop.” – Advanced Written Advocacy

Peter Sloan, Career Development Partner, Blackwell Sanders: “Ross uses fresh, timely examples and an engaging presentation style to make his writing seminars fun. Well done!”

Phil Brandt, Vice President and Senior Counsel, Marriott: “Fast-paced, entertaining, and relevant to my everyday tasks.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Phil Duffy, Director, Gibbons: “Engaging presenter in total command of material.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Phil Lowe, Participant, Colorado Bar: “An entertaining and comprehensive overview of quick tips that anyone can use to improve their legal writing.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Phil Sosnow, Associate, Fried Frank: “Perfect! Very interesting and helpful.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Philip Brown, Associate, Womble Carlyle: “I appreciate the concise, focused nature of the Toolkit. I see the Toolkit as a source that I will refer to often in practice.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Philip D. Neuer, P.C., Adjunct Faculty, Negotiations, Rutgers: “Clear and cogent presentation by a highly knowledgeable lecturer. Kudos!” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Phillip Casey, Partner, Sonnenschein: “Excellent presentation. I look forward to going through the printed materials for additional insight.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Phoebe Willis, Hunton & Williams LLP: “Ross had great energy and made me want to learn more about becoming a better writer. His presentation was engaging and very helpful.” – Summer Writing Workout

Piotr Olkowski, Associate, DLA Piper: “The class was really good. I liked that you focused on important issues for non-native speakers. It would surely help me in my future legal writing.” – Transatlantic Communications

Pooja Patel, Lowenstein Sandler:I thought the e-mail portion of presentation was very helpful.”– Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Preston Lim, Associate, Dykema: “A thorough explanation of how to write a brief with a step-by-step breakdown of each component.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Quanisha, US Department of Veterans Affairs: “The presenter was very knowledgeable and used a lot of current examples. He also gave multiple examples for each skill he was teaching.” – Advanced Writing Strategies

Queena Mewers, Associate, Crowell & Moring: “Geared towards helping to answer specific questions about writing style and skills.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Rachael Million-Perez, Fitzpatrick: “It was so nice to review rules and tricks to strengthen my writing. I know these will help my entire legal career.” – Start Off Strong

Rachel Alexander, Associate, Wiley Rein: “Tips were clear, simple, and concise. Advice was useful with an immediate effect on writing.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Rachel Bell, Jenner & Block:I liked that you were open to going where the questions took you.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Rachel Cardwell, Faegre: “Loved the jokes and constant references to relevant pop culture/politics. The email examples were great.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Rachel Conyers, Honigman: “I liked that you focused on very relevant topics to improve upon in our profession.” – Start Off Strong

Rachel Furst, Southern District of FL Bench & Bar Conference: “Awesome Ross! Hope to take a refresher again soon!” – Writing Strategies

Rachel Lee, Allen & Overy (NY): “‘Fun, practical, and on-point’ (oxford comma!) Thanks for a great session.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Rachel Ofori, Paul Hastings: “I really enjoyed the email portion – as a summer associate my IL year, I spent a lot of time thinking about & overanalyzing my emails. This presentation answered a lot of questions quickly & effectively.” – 2016 Summer Writing Workout

Rachel Paras, Associate, Kelley, Drye & Warren: “You were clear, concise, and organized. Thank you for your time.” – New Associate

Rachel Saimons, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP“Dynamic presentation. Mastery of the topics, funny, entertaining.” – Point Made

Rachel Yount, Arent Fox: “Great refresher on grammar and writing!” – Start Off Strong

Rachelle Fitch, Professional Development at Crowell & Moring LLP: “Ross is a terrific investment for any law firm. We enjoy working with him and find that he always brings a program that is well-received and worthy of both the financial investment and time of our attorneys. I consistently receive only the highest praise from the participants in his programs. I highly recommend Ross.” – LinkedIn

Rachelle Llontop, DLA Piper:  “The exercises and video were great for solidifying the material.” – Start Off Strong: Litigation

Rachelle Rennagel, Pillsbury: “I enjoyed the entire presentation – nice mix of lecture, hands-on activities & group discussions. Hope more lawyers heed your advice!” – Point Made

Radka Kotrasova, Associate, DLA Piper: “I liked that it was really practical and not only theoretical. In comparison to courses we had before I find this one the most useful.” – Transatlantic Communications

Rafaj Bader, Allen & Overy:  “Really helpful & quick overview of things to keep top of mind while writing.” – Point Made

Raisa Ahmad, Fish & Richardson, PC:  “I attended your session last year as well, and I enjoyed your new material. (DeflateGate, patently ridiculous). Loved the bookmark as well.” – 2016 Summer Writing Workout

Ralf Mehnert-Meland, Participant, Minnesota CLE: “Very hands-on. Extremely useful. One of the best CLEs I have attended.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Ramya Seetharaman, Associate, White & Case: “I thought the session was very useful. Thank you!” – Individual Consultation

Ramya Sivasubramanian, Associate, Miller & Chevalier: “I thought the course was very useful, with specific tips that I can incorporate into my writing and editing. Ross Guberman was prepared and engaging, and he focused the course on our questions and issues as young associates.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Randi Lewis, Esq., Director of Diversity and Professional Development, Miles & Stockbridge: “I wanted to let you know how well your writing course was received by our lawyers this fall. They told me this was the best writing workshop they have ever taken. As you know, after you conducted your workshop this summer, many of the summer associates told me enthusiastically that this was one of the highlights of our summer program. Your workshop as well as the strength of your personality played a big role in our #5 national ranking [out of 159] in the American Lawyer 2004 Summer Associates Survey.”

Raymond C. Ruppert, Director of CLE, North Carolina Bar Association Foundation, President, ACLEA: “Ross’s program evaluations speak volumes. Both his program and materials score consistently superb ratings.”

Raymond R. Chance III, Participant, New Jersey Attorney General’s Office: “Helpful examples of criticism techniques. Great program.” – Advanced Legal Editing

Reagan Kays, Husch Blackwell: My favorite part was getting to do the exercises, in real time with an expert.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Rebecca Copcutt, White & Case (London):  “This course was practical, educational and entertaining. I learned a lot – and remembered a lot of things I had forgotten. Thank you!” – Advanced Writing Strategies

Rebecca Gerome, Foley Hoag:  “The exercises were all very useful. I especially liked correcting mistakes and looking at concrete examples of writing.” – Advanced Written Advocacy

Rebecca Graves Payne, Participant, Colorado Bar: “I’ve taken several other courses on legal writing and this one is by far the most informative, helpful and entertaining. Thanks very much.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Rebecca Green, Cleary Gottlieb:I liked the specific examples in the workbook. I also found it really helpful to cover email style and tone, which is always so stressful for me.” – 2016 Summer Writing Workout

Rebecca Murday, Skadden (DC):I liked the hands-on nature – it was great as practice and an opportunity to see top-notch legal writing. Also loved all the opportunities to get questions answered.” – Summer Writing Workout 2016

Rebecca Rizzo, Counsel, Litigation Group, Pilsbury: “I appreciated being forced to think through the issues myself rather than simply being told the answers.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Rebecca Robinson, Steptoe & Johnson: The presentation was lively & engaging. I appreciated that the course was accessible to all writers regardless of skill level.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Rebecca W. Killion, Director of Professional Development, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP: “In recent years, Ross has presented legal writing seminars several times a year to our associates. Ross demonstrates an impressive grasp of the pitfalls of legal writing and offers practical, accessible and insightful strategies to overcome these challenges. He is an excellent teacher who gets results.” – LinkedIn

Reena Sikdar, Jenner & Block, LLP: “Really useful!!” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Regina Brown, Participant, FCC: “You did an excellent job of responding to our questions and concerns. The Toolkit is very useful and I plan to keep it right on my desk as a reference tool.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Renard Miller, Summer Associate, Fried Frank: “I really liked this. Unlike a lot of presentations I’ve seen, this lacked the filler that made those seem like a waste of time. Really engaging and thoroughly done!”

Renato Perez, Venable: “The variety of subjects presented; the practicality of the information.” – Start Off Strong

Rene Bowditch, Participant, Virginia CLE: “One of the best, no, the best, CLE I’ve attended. And I’m old!” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Rene DuBois, Skadden: “Course materials are excellent; right to the point; hit on the issues that most struggle with.”

Renee Manson, Pepper Hamilton: “I liked the interactive nature, use of current well-known examples, and positive personality.” – Advanced Writing Strategies

Renée Monteyne, Manager of Marketing, Gibbons: “Great workshop. Very informative. Handouts were very helpful during the program and will be helpful afterward, too.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Renee Powell, Associate, Pillsbury: “Much more interesting, engaging, and useful than anything I’ve previously encountered.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Reza Harris, Fenwick: “Very useful, applicable to my actual work. Engaging presentation style.” –  2017 Summer Writing Workout

Rian Dawson, Honigman: “Great interactive framework; everything mentioned in the presentation could be put to use immediately.” – Start Off Strong

Ricardo Vielledent, Dykema Gossett PLLC: “I liked that it was taught with specific examples and useful tips.” – Point Made

Rich Gallena, Summer Associate, Dickstein Shapiro: “Ross kept the subject matter interesting, practical, and fun. The games we played were very helpful (and reminded me of Mad Libs for lawyers). Great program!”

Rich Melnick, WA Spring Judicial Conference: “The interactive nature of the presentation enhanced the learning experience.” – Point Taken:  How to Write Like the World’s Best Judges

Richard Brown, Southern District of FL Bench & Bar Conference: “Your greatest skill is making the subject matter entertaining and extremely interesting. This course went super-fast.” – Writing Strategies

Richard Kelly, US Office of Special Counsel:  “Honestly, it was one of the most helpful writing workshops I have attended. I feel like I am walking away with concrete steps.” – Advanced Writing Strategies

Richard Simpson, FINRA: “Presentation gave very practical, detailed advice on particular stylistic points.” – Point Taken: How to write Like the World’s Best Judges

Richie Williams, Akins Gump: “Liked it! Fun!” – Advanced Legal Editing

Rick Houghton, Skadden (NYC): “Actually enjoyed the presentation. Ross was engaging, charismatic, and knowledgeable.” – 2016 Summer Writing Workout

Rick Slee, Assistant Director for CLE, Ohio State Bar: “I just finished reviewing the evaluations from the Columbus and Cincinnati programs, and the attendees were unanimous in their praise for you and the seminar. Close to 100% of those in attendance rated you as ‘Excellent.’ Sample comments: ‘An entertaining and informative program that I highly recommend.’ ‘Fantastic speaker.’ ‘Your tips are easy to follow and understand. You make it worthwhile to pay attention in a CLE.’ We’re looking forward to bringing you back to Ohio next year.”

Ricky Parker, Alston & Bird: “Great program! Lots of material for short time, but went by quickly and was fun.” –2017 Summer Writing Workout

Rina Kim, Proskauer: “Absolutely loved grammar tips in between lessons & appreciated the exercises. Look forward to your book on verbs!” – Point Made

Rishi Satia, Weil Gotshal: “Very well prepared. Interesting & Useful.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Rob Benaicha, McGuire Woeds: “Good stuff. Thanks.” – Advanced Legal Editing

Rob Hansen, McCarthy Tetrault: “Excellent presentation skills – room was engaged for the entire presentation. Two hours went by too fast! Great tips that can be applied immediately.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Rob Koonce, Director, Center for Legal Education and Professional Development, New Mexico State Bar: “Ross Guberman’s delivery of legal writing can be described as nothing less than a commanding performance. As aptly noted by an attendee, his presentation was ‘well-organized, interesting, engaging, and to the point.’”

Rob Soell, SEC – OCIE Atlanta: “Ross was interesting in addressing any question we had about writing or grammar.” – Writing for Clarity

Robert Dodd, NAGTRI Appellate Practice Conference DC: “Pace and content are great. A unique approach I enjoyed very much. Very helpful.”  – Point Made: Appellate

Robert Massey, Harris County Public Defender’s Office (Houston): “I loved your personal style and sense of humor. “– Point Made

Robert Medina-Garcia, Skadden: Best writing instructor I’ve ever had.”– 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Robert Rojas, Associate, Husch Blackwell: “Ross made me think outside the box in a great way.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Robert Sheppard, Proskauer: “I thought he did a good job of highlighting easy ways to make briefs punchier & more persuasive which could really help. Made me think critically about my writing.” – Point Made

Robert Swift, Partner, Fulbright & Jaworski: “The program covered a wide range of subjects in a simple helpful format.” – Advanced Legal Editing

Robin Sellier, Professional Development Manager, Schulte Roth & Zabel: “Ross teaches engaging and informative seminars that garner consistently enthusiastic reviews from our attorneys. We have offered three different Legal Writing Pro seminars, and each was a great success.  Ross is also flexible and creative, adapting his programs to the firm’s needs.”

Robyn Goldfarb, Associate, Snell & Wilmer: “I liked revising the sentences—it made us apply the techniques.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Robyn Hanson, USDOJ – ENRD (DC): “Great pace of lessons. I appreciate the humor that you brought to the class & your enthusiasm. Great tips. Thank you!” – Start Off Strong: Litigation

Rodrigo Huerto, Katten Muchin: Liked energy of presented, command of subject, very engaging, open and welcoming. – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Roman Davydov, Associate, Akin Gump: “I liked the way of presenting the material and the presenter’s approach.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Ron Adzgery, Sr. Counsel, Fulbright & Jaworski: “Great examples and explanations.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Ronald Miller, Norton Rose Fulbright: “The class was like an entire 1st year legal writing class condensed into 3 hours. It was a great way to apply what I’ve learned throughout my education in a firm-serving, practical manner. – Start Off Strong

Ronen Morris, US Dept. of VA: “Engaging & informative.” – Point Made

Rosalyn Garbose, Attorney, Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office: “Very competent presentation and helpful tips. Thanks.” – Advanced Legal Editing

Rose Bajorek, Arent Fox:  “I liked how the course was integrative and involved small exercises instead of long writing.”  – Start Off Strong

Rosemary Connolly, Attorney, Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office: “Good pace to cover an ambitious program.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Ross Campbell, Andrews Kurth LLP:  “I enjoyed how compact, and relevant the course was to the kind of work I’ve been doing this summer, namely writing legal memos. I also appreciated the light-touch & sense of humor he brought to the program.” – 2016 Summer Writing Workout

Rosy Gibson, White & Case (Paris):Super interesting – particularly as a native speaker of English. Learnt the reasons behind many things I knew “instinctively.” Positive it will improve my writing and editing. Two thumbs up! “– Advanced Writing Strategies

Ruperto Garcia, Harris County Public Defender’s Office (Houston): “Speaker’s energy for the subject energizes audience. Great presentation. Interesting. Informative. Humorous, witty, and a point of view that added a fresh review of the writing we do daily. On-hands materials also added an interactive nature that is not present in many presentations. “– Point Made

Russell Cooper, Associate, DLA Piper: “It felt applicable and practical in a way most presenters are not. No PowerPoint, and interactive presentation was also a plus.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Ruta Stropus, Director of Attorney Recruitment and Professional Development for the Office of the Illinois Attorney General: “As a teacher of legal writing, I was not prepared to learn anything new. However, I did learn new techniques and enjoyed the concrete examples.”

Ryan Alshak, Summer Associate, Manatt: “Really great workshop. Made my legal writing program in law school seem redundant.”

Ryan Clough, Associate, Cleary Gottlieb: “Lots of very useful, concrete, practical tips.” – Advanced Regulatory Writing

Ryan Glanzer, FDA-CTP: “Very informative. Good examples with solid explanations of rules (and everything). Liked that we had time to work on things individually or with small groups but did not waste time – just jumped right back in.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Ryan O’Connor, Akerman: “Ross did a great job captivating the audience and keeping us involved. The real world examples were great.”  – Point Made

Ryan Timmis, Honigman: “Guy was really fun, course materials were good combo of modern things and law things.”  – Start Off Strong

S. Cowan, Attorney, Federal Labor Relations Authority: “The course did a great job of addressing and pinpointing terms or issues that are problematic in legal writing, especially providing quick rules for writing in a clear and concise manner.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Sabrina Ferris, Associate, Greenberg Traurig: “It’s a great course. I learned a lot about areas to improve my writing. It’s easy to lose sight of the practical skills necessary to make your writing more effective. Ross was to the point and hit the areas that are the biggest problems.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Sabrina Rodrigues, Kilpatrick: I thought the writing skills taught were useful for practice. I especially enjoyed the part of the emails.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Sadie Butler, Associate, Wiley Rein: “The course material is informative and interesting. This was the second course I have attended, and I learn useful rules and tips each time.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Sage Fattahian, Associate, Morgan Lewis: “Your materials are great. Going through the examples was extremely helpful.” – Transatlantic Communications

Sally Hewitt, Enforcement Division’s Municipal Securities and Public Pensions Unit, SEC: “Very, very useful. Ross knew his topic and we benefited from his broad experience of teaching judges, private practitioners, other government agencies, etc.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Salwa Marsh, White & Case – London: “GREAT presentation! Engaging and very useful.”  – Advanced Writing Strategies

Sam Lawand, Arent Fox: “I liked the written material.” – Start Off Strong

Sam Matthew, Associate, Katten: “I found this presentation to be really useful. Your concrete examples will serve me better than other similar workshops I have attended. Thanks!” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Sam Simmons, Skadden: I really liked learning how to write more concisely. I also enjoyed the email etiquette section.”– 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Samantha Albright, FDA-CTP: “Appreciated the relaxed, informal, engaging atmosphere.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Samantha Monk, Vinson & Elkins: “Very engaging and easy to follow & listen to. Loved all the involvement and group activities that accompanied the lecture.” – Start Off Strong

Samatha Glass, Jenner & Block LLP: “The before and after editing was very illuminating.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Samia Rogers, Summer Associate, Andrews & Kurth: “This was practical advice that I will be able to apply to my writing immediately. I wish I had been given this training 1L year!”

Samir Patel, Davis Polk: “Practical and covered a broad range of topics.” – Start Off Strong

Samuel Hagerty, Dykema: “I especially enjoyed the timely examples in the workbook.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Samuel Joyner, Associate, Gardere: “Your course will benefit every supervising lawyer in the firm. You hit the mark. Thank you. The Toolkit is a useful resource that will assist writers at all levels to be precise and concise.” – Advanced Legal Editing

Samuel Leaf, Associate, Willkie Farr & Gallagher: “Very helpful in giving reasoned answers to vexing grammatical and punctuation problems and questions. Also helpful in getting across how to write better through exercises.” – Advanced Legal Editing

Samy Markbaoui, White & Case (Paris): “This is probably the third or fourth time I take this course! I can say that it has been extremely helpful to improve my legal drafting.” – Advanced Writing Strategies

Sandra Gagna, Associate, White & Case: “I liked the fact that the tips were very useful ones, and that the grammar/vocabulary difficulties were explained in a very simple and understandable way.” – Transatlantic Communications

Sara Arroyo, Associate, Dykema: “Energy and dynamic speaking ability helped keep the group’s attention.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Sara Beth Kohut, Associate, Young Conaway: “Using real-world examples from recent, well-known cases is effective for making your points in an interesting and memorable way.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Sara Posner, Hogan Lovells:I liked the use of real life, current examples in the workshop packet.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Sara Townsend, Fish & Richardson: “Your energy & enthusiasm for legal writing is inspiring & infectious.” – 2016 Summer Writing Workout

Sarah Bazen, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP –Very practical tips – helpful, useful.” – The Law Firm Professional at the Screen

Sarah Crowley, NJOAL: “I thought it was very helpful and he was a great speaker.”  – Point Taken: Secrets of Great Opinion Writing

Sarah Dean, Associate, Hogan & Hartson: “Interesting, practical, motivating.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Sarah Hazimi, Dykema (Detroit): “I liked the interactive aspect and enthusiasm re a topic that many others do not teach enthusiastically.”  – 2016 Summer Writing Workout

Sarah Krajewski, Winston & Strawn LLP:I liked how much we got to participate/interact. I also like that we got practical materials to take home.” – Point Made

Sarah Kuhn, SEC – Chicago: “Great & made subject matter fun. Extremely knowledgeable.” – Writing for Clarity

Sarah Lemons, Associate, Gardere: “Practical tips you can immediately use in supervising and editing.” – Advanced Legal Editing

Sarah Rothenberg, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP:  “Far better than other writing workshops I’ve attended!”  – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Sarah Staup, Director of Professional Personnel, Dykema: “We have had Ross in to conduct several programs for our associates and summer associates, all of which received rave reviews. Comments such as: ‘Practical advice’; ‘Excellent handouts’; and ‘Kept my attention the entire time,’ keep resurfacing. Perhaps the most telling review came from a first year associate who commented that he ‘couldn’t wait to leave the workshop and go write something!’ Ross has an easy, approachable personality, and he instills confidence immediately that he knows his craft well.”

Sarah Waidelich, Honigman:  “Very concrete tips that I can immediately implement into my writing.”  – Start Off Strong

Sari Fried-Fiori, President/CEO, Sari Fried-Fiori Consulting: “Ross Guberman is hands down one of the best writing instructors I have used in my 30-year career in training and development. He is engaging, informative, practical and a joy to work with. I have seen him engage an audience for more than three hours at 8:00 AM on the topic of writing. Reviews of his courses are superlative. I highly recommend Ross. – LinkedIn

Sartouk Moussavi, Associate, Thompson Coburn: “Engaging, well-prepared, and knowledgeable.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Scot Hill, Partner, Stinson: “Very useful and practical without the theory overwhelming the subject matter and bogging down the discussion.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Scott Chambers, SEC – OCIE Atlanta: “Very helpful. Good reminders abbot writing in plain English.” – Writing for Clarity

Scott Dimona, Southern District of FL Bench & Bar Conference: “Terrific. “– Writing Strategies

Scott Helfand, Husch Blackwell: Although I’ve read the book, the course was a great refresher. And the suggestions are awesome.” – Point Made

Scott Lashway, Vice President & Assistant General Counsel, MassMutual Financial Group: “Wonderful presentation. Hit the ball out of the park in terms of relevance, subject matter, and presentation.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Scott Mackoul, Attorney, FCC: “Very helpful class. I especially liked the ‘scientific’ approach to sentence and paragraph structure. Would love to learn more—one day is not enough!” – Advanced Regulatory Writing

Seamus Yarbrough, Paul Hastings: I liked the specific examples used to illustrate principles. I feel like it gave me steps to use right away to improve my writing.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Sean Fahey, Pepper Hamilton: “Very digestible and practical guidance to help improve work product, group morale, and – ultimately – your own day.” – Editing for Supervisors

Sean Lynch, Associate, Morgan Lewis: “Excellent course. Engaging and practical.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Sean Wissman, Associate, Sutherland: “Really liked the use of short examples. Entertaining presentation.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Seerun Kozar, Fenwick & West: “Great to have topical examples.” – Start Off Strong

Seth Oranburg, Associate, Freshfields: “Fast pace kept me engaged. Good mix of theory and applied content. Glad we did not dwell on basics.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Shalini Soopramanien, Chadbourne & Park:  “Fantastic presentation and very helpful legal writing tips. Thank you!”  – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Shanna Cronin, USALSA-LITDIV:  “First time I have ever been entertained and interested in grammar and writing style.”  – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Shannon E. Leahy, US Department of Veterans Affairs:Very helpful. Appreciated addressing common word/phrase choices & providing more effective alternatives.” –  Advanced Writing Strategies

Shannon Fitzpatrick, Participant, Minnesota CLE: “Best seminar I’ve ever been to. I would like to go to more, including more-in-depth classes.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Shannon Herboldsheimer, HHS – ORR: “Interactive, used examples relevant to our office. Used humor.”  – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Sharon Armstrong, Associate, Greenberg Traurig: “I am embarrassed to say that I learned some of the things I do wrong! Which is good…” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Sharon DiPasquale, former Director of Attorney Recruitment and Professional Development, Dow, Lohnes & Albertson – “I am thrilled with how the program turned out and how well received it was by all of the associates. I enjoyed working with you and appreciate your responsiveness in every aspect of this program—from beginning to end. We will definitely be calling on you again for our writing program needs.”

Sharon Munajj, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP –I loved the rules. Because the course was law firm centric, it was easy to find value in the content.” – The Law Firm Professional at the Screen

Sharon Peterson, Participant, Virginia CLE – “This course should be mandatory.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Sharon Pichler, SEC – “I always come away from your courses feeling smarter and like I have rules to go by, which reduces anxiety.”  – Advanced Legal Editing

Shawn Hough, Baker Hostetler – “Very Engaging, kept me interested for the full period.”  – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Shea Lewis, Bennett Jones: “Making the presentation humorous kept me engaged throughout!” – How to Tighten & Punch Up Prose

Sheby Klap, Skadden (NYC): “Very helpful language tips.” – 2016 Summer Writing Workout

Shelley Pratt, Participant, Ohio State Bar: “The speaker was very effective and entertaining.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Shelly Shah, Associate, Dickstein Shapiro: “Interactive; informative; encouraging; kept things moving; clear and concise.”+

Shiriki Cavitt, Law Clerk, United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia: “The program was extremely timely and informative. I appreciate that Mr. Guberman answered so many questions from the audience as these questions addressed many of the issues I continually face. His pointers are also easy to implement to quickly improve my work product.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Shirley Creech, Baker & McKenzie LLP:  “Grammar and punctuation would have been much more interesting in school presented in this format.”  – Advanced Writing Strategies for Paralegals

Shreya Desai, Kilpatrick: Love this workshop! I use the tips & the Attorney Toolkit from last year ALL THE TIME!” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Shuoying Lim, Shearman Hong Kong: “Clear presentation of common pitfalls.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Sigrid Savermoser, Associate, DLA Piper: “The examples were all taken from real cases or out of day-to-day situations, which is much better than talking about theoretical stuff. Ross is very good and experienced in explaining grammar.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Simone Williams, Associate, Baker & McKenzie: “Very good, this course was very helpful.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Sina Kimiagar, Akin Gump: “Email issues! 90% of my stuff is email, so that stuff was great. Also the interactivity was fun. A+ from me. Thanks!” – Start Off Strong

Siobhan Bradley, US Office of Special Counsel: “Really great on all counts. Answered some common questions we all fight over -:) and some more specific issues. Would definitely enjoy a longer training!”  – Advanced Legal Editing

Sonia Zeledon, Associate, White & Case: “Interactive, helpful, and practical.” –  Advanced Legal Editing

Sophie Hofford, Wilkie Farr: Like the work booklet, very helpful and prompted questions that may not have been asked.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Sorcha Landau, Harris County Public Defender’s Office (Houston): “I liked workbook & group work breaks and making tips very concrete – “science-ing” them for immediate use. Will deploy them immediately! Thank you thank you thank you. “– Point Made

Staci Patterson, Associate, Reed Smith: “[I enjoyed] the straightforward rules and application of them in the group exercises … very much worth the time spent.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Stefan Brahman, USDOJ – ENRD (DC): “The course did an excellent job of breaking difficult writing techniques down into simple steps attorneys can easily implement.” – Start Off Strong: Litigation

Stefan Zajonz, Associate, Morgan Lewis: “Liked condensed form, interesting topics, informal but intellectual.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Stefania Rosca, Skadden: “It was really useful, got an idea about the detail that is being expected of us. Loved the energy of the presenter.” –  2016 Summer Writing Workout

Stephanie Brennan, Participant, Colorado Bar: “I cannot think of anyone who would not benefit from this CLE.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Stephanie Casey, Southern District of FL Bench & Bar Conference: “Liked real-world examples & Q&A.” – Writing Strategies

Stephanie Denton, Associate, White & Case: “Writing is the most important thing we do, takes up the most time, and takes more time than we allow. I appreciate the tips, as they’ll help me advance my position in the firm and my client’s interests.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Stephanie Palmer, Chadbourne & Park: “Great stuff. Thank you!”  – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Stephen Burbank, Dykema: “I like that you brought in current events in your presentation.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Stephen Thiele, Osgoode Hall Law School (Toronto): “Very interactive. Relaxed presenter. Helpful.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Steve Chasin, Associate, Baker McKenzie: “Absolutely to the point (as promised). Made excellent use of time. The materials were extremely engaging (i.e., samples from high profile, real cases). I’ve had other writing courses—Ross is the best.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Steve Giampaolo, Participant, Colorado Bar Association: “Fantastic – you have not only great command but also fantastic energy, pace, and humor. Thanks!” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Steve Major, Bennett Jones:  “Not enough time – left me wanting more. Liked the engagement – eg: treats. Liked that Ross lives in the real world. Liked the reasoning provided behind each principle.”  – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Steve McClain, USAO NDGA: “Humor, real-life examples.” – Advanced Written Advocacy

Steve Norman, Participant, Oregon CLE: “The principles were straight-forward and easy to apply.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Steve Stark, Faegre: “Ross is an electric speaker!” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Steve Voigt, NAGTRI Appellate Practice Conference: “Great job. One of the best writing seminars I have taken. Lots of great tips jammed into 3 hours.” – Writing the Brief

Steven Franklin, Associate, Bingham McCutchen: “Engaging—great combination of lecturing and exercises. Even across all jurisdictions.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Steven Love, Bennett Jones: “Your course provides a fun way to learn about an occasionally difficult subject.” – How to Tighten & Punch Up Prose

Steven Seybold, Akin Gump: “Loved the email section.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing
Thomas Landers, Akin Gump: “The presenter is entertaining, which keeps our attention.Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Steven Seybold, Akin Gump: “Loved the email section.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Steven Shredl, Thompson Coburn: “Informative & interactive. Learned a lot.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Stuart Anderson, US Department of Veterans Affairs:This is the second time I saw the basic edits portion so -the structure section is challenging but, so importantly, is all about specific concrete steps to take. That is the best kind of advice.” – Advanced Writing Strategies

Sue Manch, Norton Rose Fulbright:  ” The partners liked being able to offer something that associates could work on when they had time rather than having them attend a class that might conflict with a client need.”  – Writing Workout Program

Summer Austin, Associate, Baker & McKenzie: “I appreciated the variety of examples and the variety of levels Ross used to analyze the material.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Summer Greathouse, Dykema Gossett PLLC: “Great information about how courts actually interpret language drafted by transactional attorneys – things we sometimes don’t consider or even know about when drafting. This was my second time in this workshop & I appreciated the refresher! “- Advanced Transactional Drafting

Sungjin Yoo, Dykema Gossett PLLC:  “Ross is very engaging and knows so much about legal writing. He backs up his knowledge with a clear presentation and humor.”- 2016 Summer Writing Workout

Susan J. Irion, former Director of Professional Development, DLA Piper US LLP: “Ross Guberman is a superb teacher of writing skills. He successfully combines a highly-engaging classroom style and scholarly knowledge of legal writing to deliver training that sticks. At DLA Piper, Ross has trained all levels of associates, who provide feedback about his tips and instruction, such as: ‘Practical. Immediately applicable’; ‘[I] liked the knowledge and enthusiasm of the speaker’; ‘I loved the exercises’; ‘[Ross has] an excellent command of the subject—knows everything!’; and ‘[He] helped me focus on what we are really trying to achieve with legal writing.’ “As a former legal writing professor myself, I really appreciate Ross’s skill with adult learners. I recommend him to any legal writer who wants to write for the greatest impact.”

Susan Lorenzo-Giguere, US DOJ: “Very helpful activities.”  – Advanced Legal Editing

Susan Owens, WA Spring Judicial Conference: “Interactivity with participants. It was just plain fun.”  – Point Taken:  How to Write Like the World’s Best Judges

Suzanne Poudrier, Attorney, The Hartford: “Excellent presentation! Every lawyer should participate in this seminar.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Swati Kabaria, Associate, Wiley Rein: “Very practical writing tips. I appreciated the many examples of ‘bad’ writing and the appropriate revisions. The consolidated tips bookmark and laminated sheet are also very helpful. Thanks for a great seminar.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Sydney Koch, Honigman: “Thank you for coming!” – Start Off Strong

Sylvia Costelloe, Arent Fox: “The course was very thorough and engaging.”  – Start Off Strong

Tamika Springs, US Department of Veterans Affairs: “I love the fact that you emphasize that sometimes less is more when writing.” – Advanced Writing Strategies

Tammy S. Tremain, Managing Attorney for CLE, Wisconsin State Bar: “Ross’s program was fantastic. My attendees gave Ross very high marks for his content, course materials and delivery. It was a very personable, well-presented program. The concepts presented can easily and seamlessly be applied to every-day practice.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Taylor Concannon, Husch Blackwell: This presentation was incredibly valuable. Mr. Guberman was engaging and entertaining. His presentation was concise, but thorough. I am looking forward to reviewing his materials.” – Point Made

Taylor, Norton Rose Fulbright: “Great job making time fly by for a mundane topic! Very useful choices of material.” – Start Off Strong

Ted Edwards, Pepper Hamilton: “Ross was engaging, funny and had great command of the subject.” – Advanced Writing Strategies

Ted Wood, Harris County Public Defender’s Office (Houston): “I liked actually trying to identify possible improvement to language during class. “– Point Made

Terence Robinson, Associate, Nixon Peabody: “Love the practical ideas and suggestions regarding writing structure.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Teresa Bruce, Participant, Colorado Bar: “I loved your enthusiasm, humor, dynamism, and the group participation.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Teresa Pfender, Participant, New Mexico Bar Program: “The course presentation embodied Mr. Guberman’s writing principles: well-organized and to the point. The ‘icing on the cake’: it was interesting, engaging, useful. Thank you.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

The Honorable Gregory H. Laughlin, Senior Counsel, Pillsbury Madison: “Your presentation was clear and concise. It was presented in a method that makes sense/persuasive to improve one’s writing.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Thomas Blake, Participant, Minnesota CLE: “Ross, you make writing fun and interesting. I hope you come back to Minnesota CLE to teach more classes on writing.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Thomas Cull, Womble Carylye Sandridge & Rice: “I thought the exercises were very helpful. I’m looking forward to receiving the second edition of – Point Made (the first is on my office bookshelf).”  – Start Off Strong

Thomas Kesler, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP:  “This was one of the most useful teaching sessions I have been to. It was very helpful and covered subjects and issues that I run into every day.”  – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Thomas Landers, Akin Gump: “The presenter is entertaining, which keeps our attention.Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Thomas Manion, Participant, Minnesota CLE: “Makes me want to tackle my next brief, rather than avoid it.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Thomas Pabst, HHS – ORR:  “Outstanding presentation – exercises very useful. Ties everything together very well. Presenter is extremely knowledgeable. Can immediately apply what I learned to my work product.”  – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Thomas Scriven, Associate, Morgan Lewis: “I found the discussion of how to structure a brief most valuable.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Thyannda Mack, Dykema Gossett PLLC: “Ross was very knowledgeable and used excellent examples.”  – Point Made

Tichelle Sorensen, Participant, Oregon CLE: “Very engaging – great content.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Tiffany Carney, Goodwin Procter: “Good, easy to apply tips.” – Point Made Tom Range, Akerman:  “The writing samples brightly illustrate the points being made in an engaging and interactive way. Also, the references to excerpts of very successful writers shows the benefits of writing in the most effective, persuasive manner possible.”  – Point Made

Tim Marrable, Partner, Herbert Smith Tokyo: “Of practical use. Interesting examples. Entertaining presentation. Professional delivery.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Tim Rawson, Pillsbury: “Enjoyed the active participation & examples to practice editing. Liked use of real briefs.” – Point Made

Tim Walsh, Counsel, Pillsbury: “Extremely useful hints and advice from real world examples.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Timea Bagossy, Associate, Bingham McCutchen: “Energetic, dynamic presentation. Great content, good examples.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Timea Bagossy, Associate, Bingham McCutchen: “Excellent content. Answered questions fully. Very dynamic presentation.” – Start Off Strong

Tina Szalay, Professional Personnel Coordinator at Dykema Gossett PLLC: “Ross is a true expert in his field and it comes through in all of his writing workshops. All of his presentations/workshops at our firm were given high marks from 100% of the participants. Ross gives practical tips that inspire enthusiasm in the participants. They can’t wait to put his teachings into immediate practice!” – LinkedIn

Todd Schmid, Summer Associate, Mayer Brown: “Arguably, Ross’s course provided better advice than a semester of legal writing. I am excited to put it into practice.”

Tom Fanning, Associate, Fox Rothschild: “Very Practical. Thanks! – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Tom Hendershot, Associate, DLA Piper Rudnick: “By far the most comprehensive and useful training provided by [the firm]. Most other writing programs have been brief overviews. This training provides useful tools for everyday writing.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Tom Kalm, Participant, New Mexico Bar Program: “The course really opened my eyes to important basic issues and rules in brief writing.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Tom LaWer, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig: “Liked everything.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Tom Magee, Associate, Keller and Heckman: “Useful and practical.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Tom Ring, Participant, Minnesota CLE: “I have been practicing just over 10 years and have tried to take a legal writing class at least every other year. Your course was presented in a fresh, useful and enjoyable style. Your enthusiasm for the subject is palpable and it was time well spent. Thank you for reminding me again that less is more and simplicity is elegant.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Tom Viles, Participant, DC Bar: “Excellent—the clarity of the presentation is unrivaled in CLE-dom. Do you have an encore?” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Tom Warren, JAG Assistant Counsel, Wiley Rein: “The course material seems very user friendly. Great presentation. Thanks for all of the excellent insight.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Tony Eliseuson, Associate, Sonnenschein: “Thought presentation was very helpful, and the advice was superb.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Tony Maida, Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, Health and Human Services: “Practical advice. Clear explanations.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Tracea Rice, Fish & Richardson: “Mr. Guberman gave a presentation that was interesting, informative, and filled with enough personality to keep summer associates attentive for three hours in the afternoon.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Tracy Biggs, US Office of Special Counsel:  “Very interesting presentation & discussion of grammar. Presenter was very good in discussing sample agency document in a productive, not judgmental manner.”  – Advanced Writing Strategies

Tracy Thompson, Participant, New Jersey Attorney General’s Office: “He gave simple tools that you could implement immediately. Glad I attended. Absolutely loved the presentation and humor.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Trent Mohney, Associate, Fried Frank: “Helpful and informative.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Treyer Mason-Gale, Attorney, Hatch Act Unit, U.S. Office of Special Counsel: “The material was thorough and instructive providing great examples. Mr. Guberman kept me engaged, waiting for the next tip or anecdote.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Tucker DeVoe, Goodwin Procter: “I liked how concrete the examples were.” –  Start Off Strong

Tyler Anthony, Perkins Coie:  “Presentation was excellent. Very nuanced tips that drew my attention to some of my less-than-artful writing instincts.”  – Start Off Strong

Tyler Green, NAAG (VT): “Good real-life examples and selections to show how principles work in practice.” – Editing Appellate Briefs

Tyler Mann, USAO NDGA:This session was entertaining and informative. It focused on specific, practical examples in addition to theory. I’m a better writer for having heard it.” – Advanced Written Advocacy

Tyler Zmick, Morgan Lewis:It served as a helpful reminder of how to communicate in a law firm setting in a concise and polite manner.” – Start Off Strong

Tyren Holmes, Fox Rothschild: “The materials are great. The presenter was obviously well-versed and well prepared.” – Start Off Strong

Una Fan, Fitzpatrick: “Interesting and timely materials. Very energetic and knowledgeable.” – Start Off Strong

Ushane Locke, Kilpatrick: I liked the techniques you told us to use for style & emails. Using recent events also made it interesting.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Valerie Curry, Morgan Lewis: Great balance of practical skills with humor and an enjoyable presentation flow.” – Start Off Strong

Valerie Solomon, Associate, White & Case: “I really appreciated the topical material and useful hints. The cheat sheets and other materials will be very helpful to me. I wish every attorney would take the time to learn these rules and hints. Thank you!” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Valerie Webb, Associate, Arent Fox: “The session was extremely helpful for me. Ross explained what I was doing well and gave me strategies for improving.” – Individual Consultation

Vanessa Gomez, Hogan Lovells:The structure including both lecturing and interactive activities was very helpful.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Vanina de Verneuil, Associate, Shearman Hong Kong: “Super useful!” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Vaughn Miller, Wilkie Farr: Liked the time for questions and the insistence on staying on point. Practical practical practical – really enjoyed the presentation & will use the notes and materials going forward.” – 2016 Summer Writing Workout

Veronica Gilleta, SEC:  “It will definitely be used daily. The presenter kept the session very interesting. Participation kept the session going and not boring. His materials for interaction will be very good resources.”  – Building a Better Document

Veronica Portillo, Norton Rose Fulbright: The activities were very useful & the presenter communicated very effectively. He was very approachable & knowledgeable. I can already tell I’ve learned a lot.” – Start Off Strong

Vickie Driver, Associate, Greenberg Traurig: “Great interactive practical presentation. Love the one-page summary I can put up on my desk wall for quick reference.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Victor Suh, HHS – ORR:  “Good content & inviting of questions. Materials were current & presenter did a good job connecting them to our work.”  – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Victoria Guerra, Harris County Public Defender’s Office (Houston):I loved all the tips that I was not previously aware. E.g., no comma after a word less than 3 letters.” – Point Made

Victoria Manning, Assistant Chief, Deputy Attorney General, State of New Jersey: “I loved this course. It bridges the gap for experienced practitioners by teaching new writing techniques relevant to today’s culture.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Vince Beacom, Quarles: “Helpful & efficient. Appropriate amount of content in short time.” – Start Off Strong

Vincent Bridgelall, Osgoode Hall Law School (Toronto): “Great program!” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Vincent Catrini, SEC – OCIE Atlanta:Liked everything.” – Editing for Supervisors

Vincent Catrini, SEC – OCIE Atlanta: “Liked everything.” – Writing for Clarity

Viola Li, Paul Hastings: I enjoyed the engaging materials and your enthusiasm as a presenter (particularly given that we were video conferenced into the training).” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Virginia Avedisian, Participant, The Hartford: “I really enjoyed the simplicity of the way you presented everything. It was very easy to understand – even for non-attorneys like me.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Virginia Miner, Akin Gump: “Materials in particular are very helpful – the reference guide covers things I’ve had questions about recently, so I’m looking forward to using it. Tips were super helpful and straightforward.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Vishal Malvani, Davis Polk: “Very relevant and practical.” – Start Off Strong

Viv Hedrick, Associate, Katten: “Very good because it gave us tips we could begin implementing immediately.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Viviana Puchi, Arent Fox: “Engaging, concise, useful tips offered.” – Start Off Strong

Wali Rushdan, Associate, Fox Rothschild: “I appreciated the teaching through games. It held everyone’s attention better. I also liked the time proportions for each section of the presentation.” – Start Off Strong

Wendy Ross, NAGTRI Appellate Practice Conference DC: “The exercises during the workshop made me think of the writing process in a different and better way.”  – Point Made – Appellate

Whitney Lee, Skadden Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom:  “This was the most useful presentation/workshop I’ve attended since arriving at the firm. Every aspect of this presentation is directly applicable to assignments I have received (and will receive) while I am at the firm this summer.” –  Summer Writing Workout

Whitney R. Crayton, Summer Associate, Andrews & Kurth: “I really liked that you incorporated guided practice into the lesson so that we got a chance to try our hand at what we’d just learned.”

Will Betts, Norton Rose Fulbright: “The course addresses very practical and frequently asked topics. These three hours were much better than m two-day (one credit hour) course with Garner. Your presentation style and actual case made the course very enjoyable.” – Start Off Strong

Will Neuman, Fenwick: “I enjoyed the interactive nature of the workshop.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Will Wilder, Groom Law Group, Chartered: ” Session was top notch and Ross clearly has a command of the subject.”  – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

William Homer, Hogan Lovells:Excellent and important information!” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

William Piermattei, Associate, Venable: “Very helpful, specific tools and suggestions to edit and self-edit.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Willistine Tarsha Harris, US DOJ: “Your presentations are always informative and entertaining. Thank you for revealing ways to simplify writing.”  – Start Off Strong:  Litigation

Xenia Melkova, Associate, Hogan & Hartson: “The course contains very useful content and is presented in an easy and pleasant way.” – Transatlantic Communications

Yalda Haery, Baker Hostetler: “Great presentation!”  – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Yasmeen I. Burns, Professional Development Manager, Dow Lohnes: “Your presentation on Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing was very well received by our associates. The information in your presentation and the additional reference material you provided were both fascinating and enlightening to them all.”

Yelena Shagall, Associate, Katten: “Unlike other writing workshops, this presentation provided practical information that I can (and will) apply. I enjoyed it a lot!” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Yiyang Cheng, Hogan Lovells:I really enjoyed it. I especially like that fact that it applies to corporate lawyers too.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Yvonne Bennett, Participant, Ohio State Bar: “Great, practical tips and techniques. Love the interactive approach. Very useful exercises. Interesting presentation. Excellent presenter.” – Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates

Yvonne Cheng, Associate, Shearman Hong Kong: “The workshop is very helpful, especially for non-English native speakers.” – Advanced Transactional Drafting

Yvonne Weaver, Associate, Miller & Chevalier: “The course was very helpful and informative. I hope to incorporate your advice into my future work. Thanks.” – Four Steps to Standout Legal Writing

Zac Rhines, Fish & Richardson: “Very engaging, useful, and practical.” – 2016 Summer Writing Workout

Zach Lanier, Akin Gump: “Presenter very knowledgeable and did not just provide obvious tips or details.” – Start Off Strong

Zach Travis, Wilkie Farr: “The workshop focused on an area that I need to improve. It was the best training I have received so far.” –2016 Summer Writing Workout

Zach Waller, Skadden:Excellent workshop. I don’t know of anything I’d suggest – very well done..”– 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Zachary Newkirk, Allen & Overy: “No complaints! Wish it was longer. I like the hands-on approach and your willingness to answer any questions.” – 2016 Summer Writing Workout

Zack Young, Alston & Bird: Engaging presentation; fun mix of delivery mediums (exercises, clips, group activity). Informative, and take-home materials look like they’ll be a lot of help.” – 2017 Summer Writing Workout

Zi Lin, Skadden (NYC): “The materials are good and the exercises were fun. Email segment very helpful.” –2016 Summer Writing Workout