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Legal Analyst John Patrick Dolan is a Certified Specialist in Criminal Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization and frequent legal analyst on Fox News Channel, CNN, Court TV, MSNBC and KMIR 6.
As a California Criminal Trial Lawyer with 30 years of courtroom experience, John Patrick Dolan has handled everything from traffic tickets to death penalty murder cases. Dolan is a recognized Certified Specialist in Criminal Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization and a true courtroom veteran. He is AV (highest) Martindale-Hubbell rated.
John Patrick Dolan is a member of the State Bar of California; National Speakers Association; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Desert Bar Association; California Public Defenders Association; National College for DUI Defense.
A communications veteran, John Patrick Dolan is a radio broadcaster and television legal news analyst appearing frequently on Fox News Channel, MSNBC, Court TV, CNN International and KMIR 6. He has also been honored by the National Speakers Association as a member of the Professional Speakers Hall of Fame.
As an author, John Patrick Dolan has written twelve,best-selling books, including his classic Negotiate like the Pros™. He is a recognized international authority on negotiation and conflict resolution. Yet, just to show that he does not take himself too seriously, he is also the co-author of the wildly popular Lawyer's Joke Book™.
In addition to his professional legal experience, John Patrick Dolan served as CEO of LawTalk™ MCLE, Inc., a continuing legal education company from 1992-2004.
John Patrick Dolan is a native Californian. He grew up in Huntington Beach, California…"Surf City USA." He is a life long drummer. His rock and roll band "The Wild Ones" was his passion during his younger days.
His undergraduate studies at California State University Fullerton yielded a Bachelor degree in Speech Communication and Political Science. During his college years, John Patrick Dolan was recognized as a nationally ranked debater. His debating performance at one national event was described by Professor Laurence Tribe as a "Tour de Force."
John Patrick Dolan attended Western State University College of Law, from which he graduated in 1977 with a J.D. degree. During Law School he served as a law clerk and sat second chair on numerous criminal cases including two murder trials. Additionally, he supported himself during law school as a stockbroker for Merrill Lynch. Dolan passed the California Bar Exam and was sworn into practice in 1978. He is admitted to practice in California and numerous Federal jurisdictions. Additionally, he is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States of America, originally sponsored by F. Lee Bailey.
John Patrick Dolan lives in Southern California with his wife of 36 years, Irene the Queen, his daughter Andrea "A.J." and their two Yorkshire Terriers, Jimmy and Jessie. When not involved in the practice of law, broadcasting, or professional speaking, John Patrick Dolan spends his time playing racquetball and practicing Shotokan Karatem of which he is a black belt.