She is a former prosecutor, television legal analyst and legal educator who formed Tribeca Blue Consulting to bring her unique skills, and passion for teaching to help professionals communicate better.
About Laurie Gilbertson Expert Guest
She is a dynamic, passionate and poised communicator, whether in the courtroom, the classroom or on television. After a successful legal career encompassing criminal prosecution, government service, media appearances and non-profit work, Laurie formed Tribeca Blue Consulting to bring her unique brand of enthusiasm, dedication and skill to teaching people how to use powerful and creative presentations, public speaking and on-camera appearances to connect with their clients and their audiences.
She loves the intellectual challenge of persuasion, advocacy and education. She is a former prosecutor who relished the courtroom experience and the opportunity to do justice for victims and their families when prosecuting homicides, organized crime, sexual assaults and violent felony cases during her ten years in the District Attorney’s Office in New York City. She translated that extensive trial experience into creative and comprehensive on-air TV legal analysis for national and local media outlets. After some time spent litigating white collar and financial crimes, Laurie transitioned into the non-profit sector, where she created, produced and presented litigation courses with the Practicing Law Institute, the top legal education organization in the country.
She studied Government and English at Cornell University, where she wrote features for the Cornell Daily Sun and honed her public speaking by delivering hourly news updates on the campus radio station. After graduating cum laude from the Washington College of Law at American University, where she handled full criminal case dockets as a student attorney, Laurie clerked for two federal judges in Washington, D.C. She is licensed to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court and the bars of the States of New York, Colorado and Maryland.
She is a transplanted New Yorker currently living in Denver with her family, where she enjoys the adventure of raising three energetic children.
- Legal cases in the news (with a focus on crime and explaining how the criminal justice system works).
- Legal developments in the news (arrests, investigations, and pending litigation).
- Celebrity trials.
- Intersection of entrepreneurship/business/law.
- Communication and Public Speaking.
See Laurie Gilbertson In Action
Communications Skills and Tips from a former NYC ProsecutorYou’re in Charge with Glenn Pasch.
The Power of Words.
How to Give a Great Speech or Presentation Lessons.
The Long Game.
Better Presentations, More Sales.