Randall Kiser is a Principal Analyst at DecisionSet®, a professional development and decision calibration firm. His research integrates the fields of law, statistics, psychology, and economics. He is recognized as "the preeminent scholar of the U.S. legal profession." He also is regarded as "a brilliant scholar and legal consultant," "the leading scholar in attorney decision processes," and "an internationally acclaimed researcher and consultant on legal decision making and trial risk assessments."
Mr. Kiser is the author of five books on lawyer and law firm performance. His most recent book, Professional Judgment for Lawyers, was released in July 2023 as part of Edward Elgar Publishing's professional skills series. His previous books, American Law Firms in Transition, Soft Skills for the Effective Lawyer, Beyond Right and Wrong and How Leading Lawyers Think are in law offices and law libraries from Chicago to Shanghai and from New York to Nairobi.
Mr. Kiser teaches professional skills courses for law students, lawyers, judges, and mediators in North America, South America, Europe, and Oceania. He recently served as a Scholar-in-Residence at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. He also has taught at the University of Washington School of Law, the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law, and the Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. In addition to his work as an author and scholar, Mr. Kiser has qualified to testify as an expert witness and has conducted continuing education programs for thousands of legal professionals.
Mr. Kiser received his law degree in 1978 from the University of California at Berkeley and was awarded his undergraduate degree with Highest Honors in 1975 from the University of California at Davis.