Heritage University -- John Bassett, President

It was wounderful having you in the Yakima Valley last week.  Thank you for putting in a very full day along with obviously heavy travel.  Reports from Rotary folks were very positive.  The Heritage students are most grateful to have had the opportunityt o be with you.  And wow! That forum at the Yakima Museum was a knockout.  Not an easy one, but terribly useful for the people in the audience.  We need to use it as a platform to develop our own difficult dialogues around race, justice, and democracy.

 

John Bassett,
President of Heritage University

David Rudolf -- North Carolina Advocates for Justice

"Mark's program on dynamic voir dire was one of the best and most practical seminars I have seen -- and I have seen a lot of seminars over the past 40 years. Its definitely worth attending if you can."

David Rudolf,
Rudolf Widenhouse & Fialko
North Carolina Advocates for Justice

Bernard Walsh -- Manasota Trial Lawyers Board

"Thank you for your extremely engaging and informative presentation on "Social Media Investigations for Jury Selection," to the Manasota Trial Lawyers Board. The understanding and wisdom shared during your presentation will help all the attorneys who attended, myself included, enhance their practice of the law to better serve the interests of their clients."

Bernard F Walsh
Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni & Walsh
Founder and President of the MTLB

Wesley Oliver -- Duquesne Law School

"For as much as the practice of law requires lawyers to deal with issues of race, such discussions are always difficult. During his defense of George Zimmerman, Mark O'Mara demonstrated a degree of ease with this topic that few lawyers possess. The Criminal Justice Program at Duquesne Law School invited Mr. O'Mara to come address his critics and explain his tactics both in the courtroom and in the media. O'Mara's presentation -- and the presentation of his Communications Director, Shawn Vincent -- was incredibly instructive for lawyers in dealing with the very sensitive issue of race, not only in courtrooms but also in considerably less predictable media forums. Perhaps even more importantly, Mr. O'Mara is very unlike many celebrity lawyers -- he is very down-to-earth and approachable. He remained at a reception until the last attendees left, having meaningful conversations with every student and member of the community who wished to speak with him. Those who admired him before his visit, as well as those who were very critical of him before meeting him, almost without exception came away from the event impressed with his skill, expertise, and sensitivity to a very important and delicate issue."

Wesley Oliver --Professor of Law, Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Scholarship, and Criminal Justice Program Director, Duquesne Law School

Michael Ufferman -- Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

"As the incoming President of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, it was my responsibility to plan the annual meeting. Securing dynamic speakers for the event was at the top of my list and Mark readily agreed to be a part of the meeting and he was perfect for our group. He delivered an outstanding presentation at our event through his captivating and informative delivery. Mark is a pleasure to work with."

Michael Ufferman, 2015-2016 FACDL President

Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder -- University of North Florida

"In October of 2014, Mr. O’Mara delivered a lecture on “Race and Justice” at UNF as part of the Distinguished Voices Lecture Series. Approximately 350 UNF students and community members attended this event. I believe that many students and community members alike were pleasantly surprised to hear about Mark’s level of advocacy towards issues of race and justice in our society. Many folks in the room were expected to hear the details on the George Zimmerman trial, but they in fact received so much more. He was a very engaging speaker, and we are excited to host him again on our campus this fall."

Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder
Associate Professor of Sociology
Chair, Commission on Diversity and Inclusion (CODI)
University of North Florida
Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work