Marianne Merritt Talbot
ESQ Consulting


New York, NY, United States
Areas of Practice
  • Business Development
  • Legal Marketing
  • Training & Education

Practice/Organization Description

Marianne Merritt Talbot, a former practicing attorney, is the owner of ESQ Consulting. Marianne provides strategic legal marketing and business development services to lawyers and law firms through a myriad of programs including the design of marketing plans, training workshops, written materials (including free downloads) and performance coaching.

For the past 17 years Marianne has been an attorney (specializing in complex commercial litigation for 14 years), business coach, executive trainer, author, business owner, and law professor. She is passionate and dedicated to ensuring the success of other attorneys. Marianne is a prolific writer, including the "Rockstar Rainmaker" column at the award-winning website (launching in June 2010), and has recently been selected to be an Examiner in the New York Small Business and Development arena ( Marianne's first marketing book will be published in Summer 2010.

For nearly two decades, both as an attorney and as a marketing specialist and executive coach, Marianne has been involved in all aspects of legal marketing, including training, planning, and public relations. She has been involved with and/or has managed the development of promotional materials, newsletters, proposals and presentations, and firm marketing events, for her various firms. In addition, she has identified and driven firm efforts (including authoring articles for numerous local and regional publications) to develop firm profiles in cutting-edge areas. She approaches marketing challenges with an energetic and creative eye, and is dedicated to harness the strengths of attorneys she works with to make marketing efforts productive and even enjoyable.

Marianne’s background in law, marketing and training is wide-ranging. She practiced complex commercial litigation (including in the areas of civil rights, women’s rights and animal protection law) for over 14 years (including in high-profile cases involving press and media relations and television appearances) before founding an executive coaching and training company where she worked with an array of clients, both individual and corporate, on marketing, sales, leadership, and presentation skills. Marianne's marketing skills are dynamic and savvy: she is a published author, journalist and book reviewer; conference keynote speaker; CLE presenter; and event organizer. A key to Marianne's legal and marketing success is her enthusiasm and creativity, which is a quality she imparts to all her clients so they, too, can reach their goals and develop a national reputation.

Marianne provides services in-person in the NYC area, and via webinar anywhere else in the country. Please call her for a complimentary consultation.

Bar Admissions

Admitted to practice in New York, Washington DC, and Virginia. Also admitted to the Supreme Court of the United States.


The Bronx High School of Science; State University of New York at Albany (magna cum laude), The American University, Washington College of Law, cum laude (1993)

Professional Associations & Memberships

The Legal Marketing Association, the National Association of Women Attorneys, Business Networking International

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