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Areas of Expertise

Advocacy Training, Trial Techniques


Courtroom Persuasion/Drama


Janet Metzger is adjunct professor at Emory University School of Law, teaching Courtroom Persuasion Drama where students learn vocal, physical, and storytelling techniques to generate interest, maintain juror focus, and motivate jurors. A professional actor, singer, and voice talent, Metzger has been teaching lawyers and law students how to be more persuasive in the courtroom since 1985. For many years Metzger lead the communications team in Emory’s Kessler-Eidson Program for Trial Techniques.

Through CLE workshops, presentations, and consulting, Metzger shows both new and practicing attorneys how to be more persuasive in the courtroom and other high performance settings. She has served as a communications consultant for NITA programs at Baker Botts, Jones Day, and the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy. She has presented CLE programs at Alston & Bird, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, and Georgia Association of Women Lawyers. In addition, she consults with leading expert witnesses on becoming a first class witness and teacher.

Named to Who’s Who of American Teachers for 2006, Janet received her degree in music education from Florida State University. She is a member of the professional performers’ unions SAG-AFTRA and Actors Equity. Her theater credits span over three decades in the Atlanta area. She is a cabaret and jazz vocalist with two vocal jazz recordings: So Many Stars and Small Day Tomorrow: Janet Metzger Live At Churchill Grounds.