John V. McShane

Public Speaking Testimonials

John McShane is a High-Content, High-Powered Speaker Who Inspires Top Performance!
Here’s what program directors and attendees have to say about John’s inspiring, empowering, and practical presentations:

Spellbinding speaker

John McShane is a spellbinding speaker with an important message for all law students and lawyers.

PROFESSOR BRUCE WINICK, UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI, SCHOOL OF LAW

His speech alone was worth my travels from Michigan

After I heard John McShane speak, I approached him and told him that his speech alone was worth my travels from Michigan. His courageous story of emotional, spiritual, and even physical recovery was inspiring. If you have a chance to get John for your legal group or, for that matter, any group of professionals, you are fortunate indeed. He is entertaining and brings a message of both joy and hope which is real, believable, and exciting.

Richard L. Halpert, Kalamazoo, Michigan

One of the most powerful and sincere speakers it has been my privilege to hear

John McShane is, without doubt, one of the most powerful and sincere speakers it has been my privilege to hear. He has the ability to cut through the legalese, get to the heart of the fear, anxiety, and isolation that many times afflict attorneys, and provide simple, healing solutions that his audience can start practicing that day. He is an example of the ideal of what this profession was and hopefully can be again one day, one lawyer at a time.

Mayer I. Cohen, F. Lauderdale, Florida

One of the most inspiring presentations I have heard

I found the speech which you gave at the conference in Florida to be one of the most inspiring presentations I have heard from a fellow member of the Bar. Your ability to draw upon personal experiences, both good and bad, to demonstrate the transformation that can occur for a lawyer when he commits himself to improvement, in a professional and spiritual sense, is truly compelling.

Thomas E. Lynch, Ill, Frederick, Maryland

Greatly inspired

Your talk on The Lawyer as Healer was extremely informative... I was also greatly inspired by your ability to help your clients find the potential for healing themselves and others in the cases they present to you. Listening to you discuss your wonderful experiences and how abundance follows healing was one of the highlights of this terrific Conference. I hope that many other lawyers get to hear the message you convey.

Edward G. Modell, Washington, D.C.

Caused a spark of re-inquiry about the practice of law, like no speaker has imparted in years

Throughout my more than twenty-five years in the practice of Law and Mediation I've had to attend many conferences and seminars and listen to hundreds of speakers. Your thoughtful, sincere, and intelligent comments touched me and caused a spark of re-inquiry about the practice of law, like no speaker has imparted in years. Your words inspired me to come forward to share, and participate actively in the conference.

Ronald A. Lurim, Coral Springs, Florida

Rare honesty

Rarely do I encounter an attorney of such honesty as you....Many attorneys and judges could benefit from what you have to say and I hope that if I can provide further information for any prospective programs about your presentation, that you or they will feel free to call upon me. You are an inspiration and I have reiterated your story more than once since being back in Georgia.

Diane Woods, Marietta, Georgia

Outstanding, humorous, sad, inspirational

I thought your presentation to the Conference was outstanding. It was humorous, it was sad, it was inspirational, it was an example of who we human beings are capable of descending to and rising once again against great odds.

Stuart G. Webb, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Passionate, humorous, brilliant, honest, inspiring, from and to the heart

Passionate, humorous, brilliant, honest, inspiring, from and to the heart; these words and phrases come to mind as I warmly recall your speech and presence at the recent lAHL Conference. Your speech and written materials accurately deliver the message that so much of the process of improving the legal profession must begin and end inside the lawyer and not in 'fixing' some external system or circumstance. Not only do you deliver the message, but you also provide the tools, guidance, and demonstration of how to think, live and practice this "internal' solution. I sadly do not know of any lawyers in Florida who are as actively or progressively or as successfully presenting such a necessary message. The entertainment value alone should place you in high demand. Perhaps I can best summarize my enthusiasm and support by sending this with a plea: COME BACK TO FLORIDA SOON!!!

Ilene D. Napp, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Your message personally touched me

Thank you so much for the time you spent with us and the wonderful insight and inspiration you provided.

Thomas A. Dye, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Unique and attention getting

As always, you were well prepared and totally engaging. Your presentation, especially the great film clip is unique and attention-getting. I believe your message is a vitally important one; one that we all need to hear and practice. I hope you will find more venues and opportunities to share your quality of life message; it is truly needed. Many of our colleagues burn out too quick or lead a very unhealthy life because they have not been trained to approach life and our profession as you do.

Gary L. Nickelson, 1998 Co-Chair, Continuing Legal Education Committee, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

Through many of the principles you have taught, I have been able to enjoy the practice of law with a satisfying personal life

Your speech presented in entertaining and direct ways the essentials to improving quality of life.... Through many of the principles you have taught, I have been able to enjoy the practice of law with a satisfying personal life. It is important to pass these tools to fellow lawyers to enrich their lives. I look forward to your talks at future seminars.

David L. Loving, Dallas, Texas

Extremely positive comments

Thank you for your wonderful talk.... the AAML received extremely positive comments on your talk. I hope that you will continue to 'spread the word' concerning the importance of achieving balance and harmony in our personal lives so that we, as lawyers, can give our best to our clients.

Mary Johanna McCurley, 1998 Co-Chair, Continuing Legal Education Committee, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

Wonderful speech

John McShane gave a wonderful speech ... I was most influenced by the seminar segments on stress management and the focus on taking care of personal lives in order to improve our lawyering.

Winship C. Tower, Chair, Family Law Section, Virginia State Bar

Absolutely brilliant soulful

Absolutely brilliant! Soulful. You carry a powerful life force. You're the kind who will change the world!

Nancy Newman, Petoskey, Michigan

Passionate

Really excellent! Passionate, real, moving - WELL DONE!

Gary Edwards, Beaverton, Oregon

Superb

Your ability to weave personal experiences and relate them to the group in a meaningful way was truly superb.

William H. Lindberg, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Best organized and most informative

Congratulations again on a terrific job at the Advanced Course! It was the best-organized and most informative to date.

Victor H. Negron, Ir., San Antonio, Texas

Inspirational

Your talks and papers at the annual courses have been inspirational to me for many years.

Carol G. Callaway, Houston, Texas

Entertaining and direct

Your speech presented in entertaining and direct ways the essentials to improving quality of life. I especially enjoyed your introduction to meditation. The moment was not only dramatic, but most effective in its quiet contrast to the rest of the seminar topics. I look forward to your talks at future seminars.

David L. Loving, Dallas, Texas

Enjoyable and appreciated

Your presentation was enjoyable and appreciated. I do believe that a healthy lawyer is a more ethical lawyer and one that is better able to provide good advice and service his clients.

Brian S. Holman, Denton, Texas

Truly mastered the manner of delivery

I was particularly impressed with your ability to take a very serious subject and present such to a group of lawyers in such an effective manner. You have truly mastered the manner of delivery of this subject. The humor that you sprinkled in your presentation was not merely humor, but humor related to the subject at hand.

Bill Booth, Dallas, Texas

People left the room happy and with valuable new insights

I recently had the pleasure of hearing John McShane speak, and was thoroughly impressed with his message for lawyers and law students. People left the room happy and with valuable new insights. John's combination of experience, warmth and practicality will definitely help those who are concerned with the plight of the profession, and those who want to shape satisfying and healthful lives as lawyers.

Professor Larry Krieger, FSU College of Law, Tallahassee, Florida

Excellent job

You did an excellent job at this year's Advanced Criminal Law Course. The comments from people who attended the Course have been very positive. This year's course was a huge success.

George West, Assistant District Attorney, Dallas County, Texas Course Director, 1999 Advanced Criminal Law Course

Registrants literally beg for the topic to be repeated

I have had the opportunity to review the scores for each of the presenters for the past several years. Your presentations have consistently received some of the highest scores. The comments from the registrants literally beg for the topic to be repeated.

J. Lindsey Short, Jr., Short & Jenkins, Course Director, 1993 Advanced Family Law Course

Fantastic review

After your fantastic review last year, I would be greatly saddened if the star had not come back to enhance my year as Course Director. We are looking forward to your presentation.

Mike McCurley, McCurley, Kinser, McCurley & Nelson, L.L.P. Course Director, 1992 Advanced Family Law Course

Extraordinarily successful program (record setting in attendance!!!)

I want to extend to you our genuine appreciation for the time and effort you expended on this unique program. The sharing of your expertise and that of your colleagues resulted in an extraordinarily successful program (record setting in attendance!!!)

Julene Franki, State Bar of Texas

Comparable to someone opening up a window to a stuffy room

Your presentation was not only refreshing but entertaining. It was comparable to someone opening the window to a stuffy room.

Mike Barclay, Alpine, Texas

Most important session of the entire conference

Your talk, 'Divorced from Stress - Practicing Family Law Painlessly' was, I believe, the most important session of the entire conference. Thank you John for not only carrying this message in an inspiring and uplifting way, but for giving your audience practical tips for implementing your ideas.

Leta S. Parks, Associate Judge, Houston, Texas

Left Dallas thinking things weren't really so serious as they seemed

I wanted to drop you a line to again express my appreciation for the work you do and the quality of your presentations at the Advanced Family Law Course, and elsewhere. As usual, I got a lift and left Dallas thinking things weren't really so serious as they seemed.

Donald R. Royall, Houston, Texas

Fantastic job

Thanks again for such a fantastic job!

Sally Andress, Dallas, Texas

Enriched

I always feel enriched when I hear you speak.

Kenneth R. Matticks, Dallas, Texas

We all felt you were one of the group and your warmth and outreach was important to everyone

I can tell you from looking at the program evaluations that you got high marks from what you presented. In addition, we all just felt like you were one of the group and your warmth and outreach was important to everyone. I hope we'll be able to get you back another time.

W. Donald Carroll, Ir., Director of Lawyers Assistance Program, N. Carolina State Bar

My friend and I talked for hours after your presentation and there were bombs exploding in our heads with reflections and ideas

Thank you very much for your very inspirational and provocative talk in Kansas earlier this month. My friend and I talked for hours after your presentation and there were bombs exploding in our heads with reflections and ideas. As I reflect on your message, there were many, many pearls. You laced your talk with spirituality in a non-preaching way. I was especially impressed that you started off your day by centering. The good seeds that you have sown in me and many others will take root and will require watering before all of the benefits will surface.

John S. Gordon, Kansas City, Missouri

Thank you so much for being "real" and sharing from your heart to all of us

My husband and I attended the wonderful Jeckyl Island Southern Coastal Conference where you spoke and shared your story. Thank you so much for being 'real' and sharing from your heart to all of us. The tape of your talk is now in the hands of 2 of our troubled attorney friends who are searching for more and feel so all alone.

Peg Norton, Fort Pierce, Florida

Everything about your visit was wonderful, and the effects are already beginning to show

I wanted to let you know that you have already been a change agent at the Law School - and not even 24 hours has passed since you were here. Several students came by my office; they were trying to find out when the seminar would be offered again. They started talking about their reactions to your presentation and what they need. We talked about how to get the faculty to hear and understand your message. Everything about your visit was wonderful, and the effects are already beginning to show.

Professor Daisy Floyd, Texas Tech School of Law, Lubbock, Texas

We have all been touched by your insights

Thanks so much for your time, effort, and thought. I deeply appreciate you sharing yourself with the students. We have all been touched by your insights.

Professor Susan Fortney; Texas Tech School of Law, Lubbock, Texas

John is a visionary and leader in the comprehensive law movement

John is a visionary and leader in the comprehensive law movement. He is well-versed in many of the subdisciplines of the movement and can speak authoritatively about therapeutic jurisprudence, preventive law, collaborative law, holistic justice. His work as a coach enriches the message he brings to law students, in that he can effectively challenge them to create a vision for their future law practice that will inspire and guide them, in law school. He talks effortlessly about values and choices and has a firm grasp on the bounds of the ethics code and how those limitations are observed in his practice. He works actively to be an agent of healing and transformation.

Professor Susan Daicoff, Florida Coastal School of Law, Jacksonville, Florida

I cannot tell you the number of people who came up to me following your presentation with thanks for presenting a speaker of your caliber. The message that you delivered was felt and appreciated by all in attendance

Thank you very much for the tremendous program that you put on at our recently concluded annual meeting in Portland. I cannot tell you the number of people who came up to me following your presentation with thanks for presenting a speaker of your caliber. The message that you delivered was felt and appreciated by all in attendance. I hope that our paths will cross again someday. Keep spreading your message and again thank you for sharing your time with ADTA.

Steven R. Enochian, Association of Defense Trial Attorneys, Redding, California

Selected Comments about John from Speaker Evaluation Forms:

“The best! Perfect talk!…

“Dynamic!…

“Extraordinary talk and personal story…

“Excellent speaker…

“Very informative speaker and fun to listen to…

“Well presented with supportive material…

“Give this topic at every seminar!…

“Very important help! Thanks!…

“Thorough, thoughtful and effective…

“Believes in topic! Animated speaker!…

“Excellent as always!…

“Great speaker!…

“Best yet!…

“Thought provoking information…

“Tough topic, but very well done. Thank you…

“Great resources…

“Very inspirational…

“Hits hard and home!…

“Bravo! Wonderful! The best speaker yet…

“Great use of visuals…

“Best presentation I’ve ever seen on this topic area…

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