Shane Read Esq.

U.S. Department of Justice
Read, Shane


Shane Read is a best-selling and multiple award-winning author. Both 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. 


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 and since 1998 has worked on civil and criminal cases as an Assistant United States Attorney in Dallas, Texas. For more information about the author or his books, visit

Mr. Read is the author of Bloomberg BNA Litigation Practice Portfolio Series No. 600, Discovery. He wrote this portfolio in his personal capacity and the opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the Department of Justice.