Shane Read has tried over 100 trials to verdict and is a bestselling and multiple award-winning author. Two of his textbooks, Winning at Trial and Winning at Deposition, have won the highest honor available for a legal publication: the Association of Continuing Legal Education’s top honor for Professional Excellence. His other highly acclaimed books are Discovery and Turning Points at Trial.

He is an adjunct professor at Southern Methodist University’s School of Law, a faculty member of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, and teaches lawyers throughout the United States.

He is a graduate of Yale University and the University of Texas School of Law. He began his career at Akin Gump in 1989 and worked at the U.S. Attorney’s office in Washington, D.C. from 1992-1998. Since 1999, he has practiced civil law in Dallas, TX where he resides with his wife and three children.