Melissa M. Gomez holds a Ph.D. in Psychology and a Master of Science in Education from the University of Pennsylvania. She has worked on over 700 jury trials across the United States with a focus on the psychology of learning, behavior and decision-making. Dr. Gomez is the author of two books: Jury Trials Outside-In: Leveraging Psychology from Discovery to Decision, and The Witness Preparation Partner: A Guide to Becoming the Ready Messenger. She has also published several articles in the Legal Intelligencer, Law360.
She has appeared on Fox 29 News, NBC’s “10! Show,” CNN’s “In Session,” MSNBC’s “PoliticsNation” and National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition.” She has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and The Baltimore Sun.
Founded in the late 1940s and incorporated in 1976, the New Jersey Association for Justice (NJAJ) is headquartered in Trenton, New Jersey. NJAJ is a statewide association of over 2,700 members in private practice and public service, paralegals, law clerks, law students and law school graduates not yet admitted to the bar. NJAJ is dedicated to protecting New Jersey’s families by working to preserve and strengthen the laws for safer products and workplaces, a cleaner environment and quality health care.