D. Shane Read is a best-selling and multiple award-winning author and an adjunct professor at Southern Methodist University's Dedman School of Law. Both of his textbooks, Winning at Trial and Winning at Deposition, have won the Association of Continuing Legal Education's top honor for Professional Excellence. He is a graduate of Yale University and the University of Texas School of Law. In 1989, 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. Mr. Read teaches lawyers throughout the USA.