I began practicing law as a criminal defense attorney. I became a prosecutor in the L.A. District Attorney's Office in 1981, and spent ten years in the Special Trials Unit where I handled a number of high profile cases prior to the O.J. Simpson case, including the prosecution of stalker/murderer Robert Bardo, whose conviction for the murder of actress Rebecca Schaeffer resulted in legislation that offered victims better protection from stalkers as well as increased punishment for the offenders.
Since the Simpson trial, I have toured the U.S. and Canada giving lectures on a variety of women's issues including domestic violence and inspirational/motivational speeches, as well as lectures on the latest high profile cases, public service careers, and of course, the Trial of the Century.
In May of 1997 my book on the Simpson case, Without a Doubt, was published and quickly rose to #1 on the New York Times, Wall St. Journal, Washington Post, LA Times, and Publishers Weekly bestsellers lists.
From February 1998 to 2000 I was under contract as a legal analyst and expert commentator for NBC, CNBC and MSNBC. I appeared weekly as the substitute host of Geraldo Rivera's "Rivera Live," and also hosted "Equal Time" for CNBC and "Judge and Jury" for MSNBC. I have appeared on the "Oprah Winfrey Show," the "Larry King Show," the "Today" show, "The Early Show," and "Good Morning America," among others, and provide legal commentary on a wide variety of cable shows such as "Anderson Cooper 360" and "Issues with Jane Velez Mitchell."
TNT optioned the Rachel Knight books for a one hour drama series and shot the pilot, which starred Julia Stiles as Rachel Knight. I (with my writing partner, Catherine LePard) have sold hour-long pilots to the FX network, Lifetime, and VH1 and developed a half hour comedy for NBC. I've also developed reality projects for CBS and was an executive producer of a one hour reality pilot for CBS.
wowOwow.com, The Women on the Web (May 2011)
Wall Street Journal Speakeasy blog (May 2011)