Killer Cross Examination

Neil Rockind

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If you’re a trial junkie or a true crime buff, then you know that cross examination is the most dynamic part of a trial. Cases are won and lost on cross examination. It is real life drama. Neil Rockind, “The Rockweiler”, a veteran trial lawyer and tv legal expert offers his entertaining take on trials and talks with the most iconic lawyers about their war stories, cases and careers. This is real life. This is killer cross examination.

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Alex Jones' Lawyer Norm Pattis Breaks Down The Billion Dollar Sandy Hook Trial

Norm Pattis is one of the most well known and recognized trial lawyers in Connecticut. Pattis is no stranger to controversy, having participated in the defense of at least one J6 defendant so it came as no surprise that he got involved in the defense of online provocateur and extremist Alex Jones in the Sandy Hook Defamation Trial in Connecticut.  Jones was found liable and ordered to pay hundreds of millions of dollars. Norm Pattis sparred with the Koskoff lawyers, Chris Mattie, the judge, a courtroom of victims and survivors and intense media coverage - not to mention having to manage Alex Jones as a client.  Norm Pattis joins me on the podcast to dissect the trial, the verdict, the judge, his strategy, the plaintiff’s lawyer and the media on the Killer Cross Examination® Podcast. *************************************  About Neil Rockind - Neil Rockind is a trial lawyer. Neil Rockind is often considered a bet the farm/company type of lawyer, taking on cases where the stakes are “all in.”  Neil Rockind appears regularly on television and in the news, defends people in serious court cases, is a regular guest on the Law and Crime Network and also discusses popular trials and cases and current events with other top lawyers around the country. Neil Rockind has won just about every award imaginable, has represented athletes, celebrities, musicians, posters and has obtained acquittals in all varieties of cases. His nickname is "The Rockweiler" and he's known for his cross examination style.   Neil Rockind: https://twitter.com/neilrockindlaw https://www.instagram.com/rockindlaw/ https://www.rockindlaw.com/ http://www.killercrossexamination.com/ Fair Use Doctrine The contents are under fair use. It may contain copyrighted materials whose use has not been specifically authorized by the copyright owner.  This, in our view, is fair use  pursuant to section 107 of the US Copyright Law. Fair use allows limited use of copyrighted material without requiring permission from the rights holders, such as for commentary, criticism, news reporting, research, teaching or scholarship. We retain no rights to that material.  To the extent the videos capture images or likenesses, we do not own the rights to those images, likenesses, etc and only use them pursuant to the fair use doctrine. All other rights are reserved. #crossexamination #truecrime #alexjones

1h 17m
Dec 06
JOSE BAEZ | Casey Anthony & Aaron Hernandez Defense Attorney

Jose Baez the masterful criminal defense lawyer who engineered acquittals in Aaron Hernandez’s murder case, Casey Anthony’s murder trial, William Husel’s murder case, is a household name. His exploits in the courtroom and in high profile cases is right up there with F. Lee Bailey, Thomas Mesereau, Mark Geragos, Mark O’Mara, Rex Parris, Linda Kenney Baden, Diane Menashe and others. No #truecrime or trial lawyer focused podcast would be complete without Jose Baez. Jose Baez joins Neil Rockind, The Rockweiler, on this episode of the Killer Cross Examination Podcast. Do you want to more about the Aaron Hernandez case? Wonder how Baez became a criminal defense lawyer? Do you know whether Baez thinks “snark” and “sarcasm” and mocking prosecutors is appropriate nor not? Do you want to know why he thought the William Husel case was so important? How does he handle associates and junior lawyers in the courtroom and what does he tell them and his clients when they’re in the courtroom? Does he script his closing arguments? Where did the Oprah Winfrey “Immunity” closing argument come from in the Hernandez case? How does he handle difficult judges? How does he deal with his notoriety in his cases? His technique? Want to know the answers? Watch/Listen to the podcast. ************************************* About Neil Rockind - Neil Rockind is a trial lawyer. Neil Rockind is often considered a bet the farm/company type of lawyer, taking on cases where the stakes are “all in.” Neil Rockind appears regularly on television and in the news, defends people in serious court cases, is a regular guest on the Law and Crime Network and also discusses popular trials and cases and current events with other top lawyers around the country. Neil Rockind has won just about every award imaginable, has represented athletes, celebrities, musicians, posters and has obtained acquittals in all varieties of cases. His nickname is "The Rockweiler" and he's known for his cross examination style. Neil Rockind: https://twitter.com/neilrockindlaw https://www.instagram.com/rockindlaw/ https://www.rockindlaw.com/ http://www.killercrossexamination.com/ Jose Baez: https://www.baezlawfirm.com/ https://twitter.com/baezlaw https://www.instagram.com/baezlawfirm/ ************************************* Subscribe to Killer Cross Examination Podcast APPLE: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast... SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/show/424RIys... GOOGLE PODCASTS: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0... AUDIBLE: https://www.audible.com/pd/Podcast/B0... ****************************************** Fair Use Doctrine The contents are under fair use. It may contain copyrighted materials whose use has not been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. This, in our view, is fair use pursuant to section 107 of the US Copyright Law. Fair use allows limited use of copyrighted material without requiring permission from the rights holders, such as for commentary, criticism, news reporting, research, teaching or scholarship. We retain no rights to that material. To the extent the videos capture images or likenesses, we do not own the rights to those images, likenesses, etc and only use them pursuant to the fair use doctrine. All other rights are reserved. #truecrime #josebaez #crossexamination

1h 5m
Nov 17
Ven Johnson a.k.a Ven Fights

Ven Johnson the venerable civil rights, plaintiff’s injury and high profile lawyer, joins Neil Rockind on this episode of the Killer Cross Examination Podcast. The episode is electric.  Ven, whose nickname is the Fighter and Ven Fights, and Neil Rockind, the Rockweiler, discuss Ven Johnson’s career, Ben Crump, Geoffrey Fieger, Patrick Layoya, the Flint Water Class Action Case, the Midland Flood Case, the Oxford High School Shooting Case and a whopping $100,000,000 (100 Million Dollar) verdict Ven Johnson got from a Georgia jury for his client, Jessie Blassingame in Georgia this year. Some highlights: Ven Johnson reveals how he prepares for cases/trials, what is like working with Ben Crump, how he feels about the Oxford Consolidated School District Board and why discusses how he has uncovered so much information that wasn’t previously known about it, his representation of Patrick Layoya along with Ben Crump and his TKO in the first round of the trial against Atlanta on behalf of Jessie Blassingame.  You do not want to miss this episode - the Blassingame war story is worth the price of admission alone. *************************************** About Neil Rockind - Neil Rockind is a trial lawyer. Neil Rockind appears regularly on television and in the news, defends people in serious court cases, is a regular guest on the Law and Crime Network and also discusses popular trials and cases and current events with other top lawyers around the country. Neil Rockind has won just about every award imaginable, has represented athletes, celebrities, musicians, posters and has obtained acquittals in all varieties of cases. His nickname is "The Rockweiler" and he's known for his cross examination style.

1h 9m
Oct 20
Kevin Dietz: Veteran Journalist & Newsman | Killer Cross Examination

Neil Rockind interviews Kevin Dietz, veteran journalist, newsman, television and radio personality in Michigan. He is also the current host of All Talk on WJR-760 Radio with Tom Jordan.  Kevin has broke story after story, from going undercover in Texas during former Kramer Kilpatrick’s probation, uncovering the video in the Floyd Dent beating by a Inkster Police Officer and more.  Dietz shares his opinion on the impact on news coverage of trials, cameras in the courtroom, the differences between the news now and then and the important role that the news plays in covering the justice system.     From Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding (the scandal that resulted in Kerrigan’s knee being busted), to Bob Bashara, Jack Kevorkian, Kwame Kilpatrick and other notable cases in Michigan history.  Dietz shares his biggest stories, most significant moments and his favorite moments in court.     *************************************    About Neil Rockind - Neil Rockind is a trial lawyer, appears regularly on television and in the news, defends people in serious court cases, is a regular guest on the Law and Crime Network and also discusses popular trials and cases and current events with other top lawyers around the country. Rockind has won just about every award imaginable, has represented athletes, celebrities, musicians, posters and has obtained acquittals in all varieties of cases. His nickname is "The Rockweiler" and he's known for his cross examination style.     *************************************   Fair Use Doctrine   The contents are under fair use. It may contain copyrighted materials whose use has not been specifically authorized by the copyright owner.  This, in our view, is fair use  pursuant to section 107 of the US Copyright Law. Fair use allows limited use of copyrighted material without requiring permission from the rights holders, such as for commentary, criticism, news reporting, research, teaching or scholarship. We retain no rights to that material.  To the extent the videos capture images or likenesses, we do not own the rights to those images, likenesses, etc and only use them pursuant to the fair use doctrine.  All other rights are reserved.  #KillerCrossExamination #KevinDietz #journalism #trial #news #crossexamination

50m
Sep 28
John Marko, The $11,670,128.33 Dollar Man

If Steve Austin was the $6,000,000 Man, Detroit Trial Lawyer John Marko is the $11,670,128.33 Man.  Want to know why? Watch this episode of the Killer Cross Examination Podcast in which the host of the podcast, Neil Rockind aka “The Rockweiler”, goes one on one with Marko.    John Marko is prodigious trial lawyer having worked with some of the top trial lawyers in Michigan and across the country.  He has worked with Ven Johnson, Geoffrey Fieger and teaches trial skills and trial tactics at Trial Lawyers University (TLU) alongside other great trial lawyers, Rex Parris, Brian Panish, Ben Crump, Zoe Littlepage, Keith Mitnick, Nick Fowler, Roger Dodd and more.  In case you can’t tell, Marko lives, eats and breathes trial work and jury trials and it shows … Marko has obtained some of the largest verdicts on behalf of plaintiff’s and injured parties in Michigan.  The numbers are staggering:  $20,000,000.00 $15,000,000.00 $11,000,000.00 $5,000,000.00 And so on …   On this episode of the podcast, learn about his origins, how he approaches jury trials, his approach to voir dire and jury selection and how he approaches cross examination including the cross examination of expert witnesses hired by the other side and find out why we’ve dubbed him, the $11,670,128.33 Man.  ****************************************  About Neil Rockind - Neil Rockind is a trial lawyer, appears regularly on television and in the news, defends people in serious court cases, is a regular guest on the Law and Crime Network and also discusses popular trials and cases and current events with other top lawyers around the country. Rockind has won just about every award imaginable, has represented athletes, celebrities, musicians, posters and has obtained acquittals in all varieties of cases. His nickname is "The Rockweiler" and he's known for his cross examination style.    *****************************************  Fair Use Doctrine  The contents are under fair use. It may contain copyrighted materials whose use has not been specifically authorized by the copyright owner.  This, in our view, is fair use  pursuant to section 107 of the US Copyright Law. Fair use allows limited use of copyrighted material without requiring permission from the rights holders, such as for commentary, criticism, news reporting, research, teaching or scholarship. We retain no rights to that material.  To the extent the videos capture images or likenesses, we do not own the rights to those images, likenesses, etc and only use them pursuant to the fair use doctrine.  All other rights are reserved.  #crossexamination #civilrights #truecrime

56m
Sep 02
Bulletproof: The King Of The South, Florida Lawyer John Phillips

Some lawyers were meant to handle high stakes, high pressure cases.  And then there is John Phillips, the legendary Florida lawyer.  He takes on the toughest, most high pressure cases imaginable, e.g., litigation on behalf of Omarosa Manigault (from the Apprentice TV Show and who worked for the 45th President Donald Trump) against former President Trump, representing Abigail Disney (the heir to the Disney empire), defending rappers and even defending The Tiger King aka Joe Exotic and appearing on the Netflix series about Joe Exotic to name just a few.  Phillips is much more than the sum of those high profile cases however.  A board certified personal injury injury with record-breaking verdicts, he is also a son of the Deep South, grew up aware of prejudices and racial bias and has spent his career fighting those injustices.  His work as a civil rights trial lawyer is the stuff of legends — he fights regularly on behalf of those who have been the victims of police abuse and excessive force.  Catch his Ted Talk on the subject in which he describes his passion and the risks that he takes to prosecute cases against police officers who have abused his clients. When we were interviewing he was gearing up for a retrial in the case of the Estate of Greg Hill, a lawsuit in which the estate and survivors of Greg Hill were suing a police officer who shot him through Hills’ closed garage door.  He tried the case a 2nd time and is prepared, according to him, to try it as many times as it takes in order for him to get justice for Hill’s family.    On this episode of the podcast, I sit down with John Phillips.  ****************************************************************************   Neil Rockind is a trial lawyer, appears regularly on television and in the news, defends people in serious court cases, is a regular guest on the Law and Crime Network and also discusses popular trials and cases and current events with other top lawyers around the country. Rockind has won just about every award imaginable, has represented athletes, celebrities, musicians, posters and has obtained acquittals in all varieties of cases. His nickname is "The Rockweiler" and he's known for his cross examination style.    The contents are under fair use. It may contain copyrighted materials whose use has not been specifically authorized by the copyright owner.  This, in our view, is fair use  pursuant to section 107 of the US Copyright Law. Fair use allows limited use of copyrighted material without requiring permission from the rights holders, such as for commentary, criticism, news reporting, research, teaching or scholarship. We retain no rights to that material.     All other rights are reserved.

1h 18m
Aug 09
Robert Blake's Lawyer, Gerald Schwartzbach, Talks About His Career, Blake and More

Robert Blake, the Beretta actor, was one of Hollywood's most iconic actors and figures. He was charged in the murder of his wife, Bonnie Lee Bakely. Gerald Schawartzbach was his lawyer. Blake was acquitted and Schwartzbach, who has been invovled in some of the biggest criminal cases, and perhaps the first known acquittal using a Battered Spouse defense , talks with me about his career, his book, Blake, his hippie days and more.   www.killercrossexamination.com ___________________________________________   Neil Rockind is the host of the Killer Cross Examination podcast.  Rockind is nicknamed "The Rockweiler" and has obtained high profile acquittals and is known for his cross examination style. Rockind is a television and radio quest who appears regularly on the Law and Crime Network providing commentary.  Rockind has interviewed some of the top lawyers in the country on this popular podcast.

1h 16m
Jul 01
The Kyle Rittenhouse Acquittal: Behind The Scenes with His Lead Lawyer Mark Richards

NEIL ROCKIND DIVES INTO ONE OF THE MOST PROLIFIC CASES IN RECENT HISTORY WITH MARK RICHARDS, RITTENHOUSE'S LEAD ATTORNEY. YOU'LL HEAR ABOUT THE REACTIONS OF THE PUBLIC, ABOUT RITTENHOUSE'S ORIGINAL LAWYERS, HOW RICHARDS GOT INVOLVED AND MORE.  YOU'LL LEARN WHY RITTENHOUSE TESTIFIED AND ABOUT WHAT THE LAWYERS LEARNED ABOUT THE DELIBERATIONS.  *****************************************************************************  Neil Rockind is a trial lawyer, appears regularly on television and in the news, defends people in serious court cases, is a regular guest on the Law and Crime Network and also discuss popular trials and cases and current events with other tops lawyers around the country. His nickname is "The Rockweiler" and he's known for his quick witted and aggressive cross examination style.    The contents are under fair use. It may contain copyrighted materials whose use has not been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We use portions of trial clips from YouTube and other sites including clips of Kyle Rittenhouse and the Trial.  It is in the public domain and is newsworthy.  This, in our view, is fair use  pursuant to section 107 of the US Copyright Law. Fair use allows limited use of copyrighted material without requiring permission from the rights holders, such as for commentary, criticism, news reporting, research, teaching or scholarship. We retain no rights to that material.    All other rights are reserved.

1h 21m
Jun 17
William Husel Acquittal: Behind the Scenes with the One and Only Diane Menashe

Neil Rockind interviews Rockstar Capital Case Attorney Diane Menashe. The two discuss Diane's recent acquittal in the William Husel case, their stories of entering the field of law, and even show off their newfound friendship. *****************************************************************************   Neil Rockind is a trial lawyer, appears regularly on television and in the news, defends people in serious court cases, is a regular guest on the Law and Crime Network and also discuss popular trials and cases and current events with other tops lawyers around the country. His nickname is "The Rockweiler" and he's known for his cross examination style.    The contents are under fair use. It may contain copyrighted materials whose use has not been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We use portions of trial clips from YouTube and other sites including clips and photographs of Diane Menashe, William Husel, Jose Baez and witnesses and the Trial.  It is in the public domain and is newsworthy.  This, in our view, is fair use  pursuant to section 107 of the US Copyright Law. Fair use allows limited use of copyrighted material without requiring permission from the rights holders, such as for commentary, criticism, news reporting, research, teaching or scholarship. We retain no rights to that material.    All other rights are reserved.

1h 20m
Jun 15
Kyle Rittenhouse Case: Behind The Scenes with Mark Richards

Neil Rockind dives into one of the most prolific cases in recent history with Mark Richards, Rittenhouse's attorney.   *****************************************************************************  Neil Rockind is a trial lawyer, appears regularly on television and in the news, defends people in serious court cases, is a regular guest on the Law and Crime Network and also discuss popular trials and cases and current events with other tops lawyers around the country. His nickname is "The Rockweiler" and he's known for his cross examination style.    The contents are under fair use. It may contain copyrighted materials whose use has not been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We use portions of trial clips from YouTube and other sites including clips and photographs of Kyle Rittenhouse and the Trial.  It is in the public domain and is newsworthy.  This, in our view, is fair use  pursuant to section 107 of the US Copyright Law. Fair use allows limited use of copyrighted material without requiring permission from the rights holders, such as for commentary, criticism, news reporting, research, teaching or scholarship. We retain no rights to that material.    All other rights are reserved.

1h 21m
May 19
Dream Team, Part 3: A Deep Dive With OJ Simpson Lawyer And Johnnie Cochran Protege Carl Douglas

IF YOU LISTENED TO DREAM TEAM MEMBER, CARL DOUGLAS, RELIVE THE GLOVE INCIDENT AND TESTIMONY, THIS IS THE FULL INTERVIEW WITH HIM ON THE KILLER CROSS EXAMINATION PODCAST. IT IS LONG BUT CARL HAD A FRONT ROW SEAT TO HISTORY AND RELISHES IN HIS ROLE IN THAT CASE AND WORKING WITH COCHRAN. The Dream Team. The members and lawyers that took part in the defense of OJ Simpson are legendary. The made history. This is the third interview that Neil Rockind has conducted with a member of the Dream Team: F Lee Bailey, Alan Dershowitz and now Carl Douglas. This is an incredible interview. He goes in depth on Cochran, Shapiro, OJ Simpson, the Glove Incident and more. Neil Rockind is a trial lawyer, appears regularly on television and in the news, defends people in serious court cases, is a regular guest on the Law and Crime Network and also discuss popular trials and cases and current events with other tops lawyers around the country. His nickname is "The Rockweiler" and he's known for his cross examination style.  Week in and week out, we interview the best and most newsworthy lawyers in the country.  This episode is no exception.  The Dream Team, Part 3. The contents are under fair use. It may contain copyrighted materials whose use has not been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We use portions of trial clips from YouTube and other sites including clips and photographs of OJ Simpson, Michael Jackson, Tupac Shakur and others in the public domain. It is in the public domain and is newsworthy.  This, in our view, is fair use  pursuant to section 107 of the US Copyright Law. Fair use allows limited use of copyrighted material without requiring permission from the rights holders, such as for commentary, criticism, news reporting, research, teaching or scholarship. We retain no rights to that material. All other rights are reserved. #dreamteam #ojsimpson #crossexamination

1h 6m
Apr 25
One Of OJ's Dream Team Lawyers Relives The "Try On The Glove" Moment - An Excerpt Of The Killer Cross Examination Interview With Carl Douglas

The Dream Team obtained the biggest acquittal in history. OJ Simpson, the actor and football legend, was acquitted in the murders of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. Who could forget the "If The Glove Doesn't Fit, You Must Acquit" and the failed glove demonstration that led to that rhyme, the closing arguments and acquittal? Carl Douglas, one of the remaining members of the Dream Team, takes us back to that moment in history and tells us what it was like. This is chilling and amazing. This is a snippet of an interview with Carl Douglas. His is the third in a series of interviews with the Dream Team that Neil Rockind has done: F Lee Bailey, Alan Dershowitz and now Carl Douglas. The full interview is available next on the Killer Cross Examination Podcast. Neil Rockind is a trial lawyer, appears regularly on television and in the news, defends people in serious cases court and also discusses popular trials and cases and current events. Nicknamed "The Rockweiler" and known for my cross examination style, Rockind interviews other top lawyers about their trials, war stories and careers. The contents are under fair use. It may contain copyrighted materials whose use has not been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We use portions of trial clips and photographs from various sites that broadcast the OJ Simpson trial. It is in the public domain and is newsworthy. This, in our view, is fair use pursuant to section 107 of the US Copyright Law. Fair use allows limited use of copyrighted material without requiring permission from the rights holders, such as for commentary, criticism, news reporting, research, teaching or scholarship. We retain no rights to that material. All other rights are reserved

1m
Apr 25
Good Cross Examination Involves Good Theater - Jose Baez and Diane Menashe Do It Right

Good cross examination is more than just words ... it is story telling, action words, drama, theater. It involves theater using all of your senses: visual, sound, demonstrative, mental imagery, facial expressions, time, change of tone, change of direction. Want to see or know what what I mean?   Listen to this episode ...    In this podcast episode, I break down the excellent work of criminal defense lawyers Jose Baez and Diane Menashe, lawyers for Dr. William Husel. In one of the most highly publicized and watched trials in recent memory, they prove that good theater is not only effective but necessary.  I'm a trial lawyer, appear regularly on television and in the news, defend people in serious cases court and also discuss popular trials and cases and current events. My nickname is "The Rockweiler" and I'm known for my cross examination style.   The contents are under fair use. It may contain copyrighted materials whose use has not been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We use portions of trial clips from Law And Crime showing Diane Menashe and Jose Baez in trial cross examining witnesses.  It is in the public domain and is newsworthy.  This, in our view, is fair use  pursuant to section 107 of the US Copyright Law. Fair use allows limited use of copyrighted material without requiring permission from the rights holders, such as for commentary, criticism, news reporting, research, teaching or scholarship. We retain no rights to that material.   All other rights are reserved.

59m
Apr 03
NEVER LET YOUR WITNESS OFF THE HOOK: A Killer Cross Examination Podcast Episode

Cross Examination Pro - Tip:  when cornering a witness, never let witness off the hook. What does that mean? Listen and find out. I took an interview between a 60 Minutes reporter and Arizona GOP Candidate for Governor Kari Lake and broke it down to assist in making the point.   I'm a trial lawyer, appear regularly on television and in the news.  I defend people in court and also discuss popular trials and cases.  My nickname is "The Rockweiler" and I'm a trial lawyer and I'm known for my cross examination style.   This podcast is under fair use. It may contain copyrighted materials whose use has not been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We use a portion of a 60 Minutes video of an interview that is newsworthy that involves a 60 Minutes journalist and Kari Lake, the GOP AZ Candidate for Governor.  It is in the public domain and involves an interviewing style and is newsworthy.  This, in our view, is fair use pursuant to section 107 of the US Copyright Law. Fair use allows limited use of copyrighted material without requiring permission from the rights holders, such as for commentary, criticism, news reporting, research, teaching or scholarship. We retain no rights to this material.     #karilake https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/karilake #crossexamination https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/crossexamination #60minutes https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/60minutes

26m
Mar 25
Police Misconduct, Race, Daunte Wright, Breonna Taylor and More - A Heart To Heart With Steve Fishman About Race

Steve Fishman, my guest on this episode of the Killer Cross Examination Podcast, said, "it is no surprise that a country founded on racism and slavery has police officers who are still prejudiced and racist."  Fishman, from Detroit, and I break down the tragedies that we've seen in recent history, Breonna Taylor, Daunte Wright, George Floyd, Andre Hill and more ... we review video of the NJ Mall incident together and Steve shares his thoughts on the newly nominated Ketanji Brown Jackson to the US Supreme Court and why that is so important.  We even talk about Tucker Carlson, Bill Barr, Roselawn, Mumford and Central High Schools.

25m
Mar 11
The Rockweiler Calls Out The Bridgewater NJ "Mall" Cops - A Killer Cross Examination Podcast Episode

My blood is boiling. I've commented on cases on television and radio and I've cross examined the best of witnesses -- officers, witnesses, experts and others with vigor, vim and eye toward destroying their credibility and when I saw the NJ Mall incident where the police detain a black youth and "comfort" a white teen, drove me to commentary. I've offered to represent the black youth and I welcome the police to come on my podcast to be cross examined and questioned by me.  The only explanation for the police behavior appeared to be prejudice and race.  Here is my take -- tell me otherwise. 

13m
Feb 19
Why Did Some Of You Become Judges? Seriously ... Why?

Why? Of all of the careers some of you could choose or some of you chose, why did you become a judge? Why choose this one? On behalf of everyone ... I need to ask this question and on this episode of the Killer Cross Examination Podcast, I do.  They don't call me for nothing and on this episode,  I turn my sarcasm, criticism and humor towards those that assumed the bench for all the wrong reasons.  Take a listen and let me know what you think ... #crossexamination #judges #triallawyer

6m
Feb 14
A Podcast Episode Fit For A President - Dan Webb Is My Guest

Dan Webb talks about cross examining a former President (Ronald Reagan), prosecuting Jussie Smollett, key cross-examination strategies, and of course, his love for Chicago. Only on Killer Cross Examination. If the Lord picked a lawyer to defend a case, there is a pretty good chance that Dan Webb is on the short list of lawyers who'd get the call. His credentials are impeccable. It has been said about Webb that he is one of the "11 lawyers you definitely don't want to see across the aisle, the #1 litigator in the US, a "stunningly good trial lawyer" and "one of the most formidable courtroom lawyers in America today." What's more, he's brutally honest about what trials are about - winning. Not moral victories, not keeping juries out, not defending the rights of the accused … winning. And, Dan Webb knows how to win. It is no wonder that his client list reads like a Who's Who — Kwame Kilpatrick, Bill Gates, former Governor of Ililnois George Ryan, former Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr., former Congressman Dan Rostenkowski and William Kennedy Smith to name a few. He represents a Russian Oligarch and if you think he's above prosecuting someone, he's not. He was a United States Attorney and he recently prosecuted Jussie Smollett, the actor who was convicted of disorderly person and false report of a mugging and did so, according to him, to restore the integrity of the Chicago justice system. Webb is a cross examination master.

1h 3m
Jan 27
Oxford High School Shooting - Enough Is Enough w/ Civil Rights Lawyer Vince Colella

School shootings. The fact that we are even discussing it is a disgusting sign of the times. Oxford High School is just the latest school to be the site of a massacre. Ethan Crumbley is charged with murder for his role in the Oxford High School Massacre.  Ethan's parents are charged with manslaughter. But what about the schools, school officials, districts, etc? Schools are less safe than an airport for crying out loud and we've had enough. What policies and laws are preventing us from holding schools, districts and administrations from being held accountable? Civil rights lawyer Vince Colella who has handled cases alongside lawyers such as Brian Claypool, Ben Crump and full disclosure, yours truly, breaks it down.  This is an episode not be missed. 

14m
Jan 14
Robert Durst Dies - The Jinx Continues

Robert Durst is dead.  I’ve spent a lot of time discussing Robert Durst, his life, his trials and his convictions. He died while his conviction for killing Susan Berman is in appeal. What it means….

4m
Jan 11
Best of Killer Cross Examination Podcast 2021

“You can’t handle the truth”, the famous response elicited from fictional Lt Colonel Nathan Jessup on cross examination by the character played by Tom Cruise to this day remains the quintessential “gotcha” moment in a trial. A cross examination so good that it broke the witness, cracked the case and freed the accused. Popular shows, documentaries, movies and docudramas all focus on this type of cross examination moment - moments created by the dynamic exchange between lawyers and witnesses. In 2021, my podcast the Killer Cross Examination Podcast, featured some of the best, most well known and iconic lawyers in the country.  The lawyers who joined me included lawyers who defended OJ Simpson, Michael Jackson, Bill Cosby, George Zimmerman, Phil Spector, Steve Avery, Charlie Sheen, John Gotti, Jr., William Kennedy Smith, Chris Webber, Casey Anthony and Michael Peterson to name a few.  From A-Z, Anne Bremner to Jack Zimmermann, I interviewed my peers, the lawyers who the writers try to copy and emulate when they write the scripts for the Netflix shows. Unscripted, uncensored and more.  As we say hello to 2022, I also bid farewell to F. Lee Bailey, who pointing a finger at me said, “I know a great trial lawyer when I see one.” Here are some excerpts from 2021 from the Killer Cross Examination Podcast featuring yours truly, F Lee Bailey, and other iconic lawyers, e.g., Tom Mesereau, Alan Dershowitz, Mark Geragos, Linda Kenney Baden, and more. Subscribe to the Killer Cross Examination Podcast on Apple, Anchor, Google Podcasts, Goodpods, Amazon Music, YouTube, Spotify and Audible to name a few. Happy New Year

21m
Dec 31, 2021
Detroit's Very Own Steve Fishman Does Killer Cross

This is a one of a kind podcast episode. Steve Fishman is a one of a kind trial attorney.  Fishman has won some of the biggest verdicts in Michigan.  He and I have handled and tried cases together and in this podcast episode, Steve Fishman and I share stories from some of the cases that we've handled together and more.  Who is Steve Fishman? Some know him from his days playing basketball at the University of Michigan alongside Rudy Tomjanovich. Others from his "Mumford High School" days. He is a Detroit, Michigan legend.  Steve Fishman’s client roster reads like a "Who's Who" in Detroit.  Many remember him from defending Demetrius Hollway, Chris Webber, Robert Traylor, Monica Conyers, former Michigan Supreme Court Justice Diane Hathaway and Ben Wallace to name just a few. It took one line in a nationally covered trial for pundits, members of the public and lawyers everywhere to learn what we already knew in here in Michigan:  Steve Fishman is a natural. What was the line? After Gerry Spence said, "I'm from Wyoming” to a jury, Steve Fishman got up, not missing a beat, and said, "I'm from Wyoming too … Wyoming and Curtis." It drew laughs, showed how relatable he was and endeared him to the jury and public immediately.  That one line captivated the courtroom.  But it wasn't a trick or a gimmick, Fishman is sincere, humorous, quick witted and has the ability to size up the room and capitalize on a moment like few others.  And … there are no better cross examiners anywhere. Period. Zip. Zero. Zilch. 

1h 10m
Dec 15, 2021
Joey Jackson Does Killer Cross!

Joey Jackson is one the country's most recognized legal analysts and commentators.  He has covered some of the most prominent and significant trials in recent memory including the trials of Bill Cosby, Kyle Rittenhouse, the men who killed Ahmad Aubrey and the ins and outs of the investigation into the murder of Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie.  He was a nightly fixture on television during the Jodi Arias trial on the Dr. Drew Show, Headline News and HLN-After Dark.  But he can do more than talk the talk, he can walk the walk. He is a fantastic lawyer in his own right. Joey Jackson Does Killer Cross!

1h 3m
Dec 01, 2021
Kyle Rittenhouse Judge Bruce Schroeder - My Thoughts

Before the Kyle Rittenhouse trial, few outside of Wisconsin knew or had even heard of Judge Bruce Schroeder. Now, nearly everyone does and it seems that they all have an opinion about him.  From explaining the reasoning for his rulings, yelling at the prosecutors, making bizarre comments and at times demeaning statements, e.g., his “Asian food” comment, Judge Schroeder has turned much of the attention towards him.  I’m not here to talk about his rulings, the quality of the the lawyering or Rittenhouse’s guilt (we’ll have time to break that down later) but rather about the Judge’s demeanor, personality and whether it is more common than you’d like to believe.  The answers may surprise you. Tune into this solo edition of the Killer Cross Examination Podcast.

41m
Nov 17, 2021
Darryl Goldberg (The Mule's Lawyer) Does Killer Cross!

He defended the real life “Mule”, the subject of the movie starring Clint Eastwood and Bradley Cooper and directed by Clint Eastwood, represented Drew Peterson, the former police officer charged with murdering one of his wives and took part in the “Family Secrets” case in which characters and scenes in the movie Casino, starring Robert DeNiro and Joe Pesci, were loosely based and he’s here to share his stories and approach to trials. Darryl Goldberg Does Killer Cross!

1h 10m
Nov 03, 2021
Sarah Swain AKA "Wonder Woman" Does Killer Cross

I bet you didn’t know that Wonder Woman lives in Kansas. Well, she does. Swain is nicknamed “Wonder Woman” and her firm is often referred to as “the Swain Train”.  The Rockweiler meets Wonder Woman.  This is an incredible episode. For all of you progressives and for whose who wonder if it is different for a woman, listen to this episode. Swain is a maverick. In the heart of the Midwest, Kansas, Swain’s motto is “F— the Patriarchy” and she means it! She ran for Attorney General and wasn’t supported by either party.  When asked who she’d like to cross examine, whether dead or alive, she said, “OJ Simpson”!  When asked why? Swain said, “because I’d get him to confess.” Amazing stuff! When asked who the best cross examiner she’s ever seen was/is, she didn’t hesitate, “me”, she said.  For years, the gnarlier the case, the more she wanted to be involved.

1h 27m
Oct 20, 2021
Making A Murderer’s Dean Strang Does Killer Cross!

Making A Murderer, the Netflix Documentary Series, captured the attention of tends of millions.  The series followed the prosecution of Steve Avery and Brendan Dassey for the murder of Teresa Halback.  Dean Strang defended Steve Avery and he takes us behind the scenes, tells us what it was like making the show, his reaction to the verdict, his style in the courtroom and his favorite cross examination story (it involves Wayne Newton, the venerable Las Vegas entertainer).  He discusses how he became a lawyer, what he did before becoming a lawyer, how he ended up in criminal defense and how he ended up defending Avery in case that gripped the nation.  You do not want to miss this episode - and this is one that the longer you listen to it, the better it gets.

1h 30m
Oct 06, 2021
Alan Dershowitz Does Killer Cross

Alan Dershowitz Does Killer Cross. He needs no introduction. A participant in some of the biggest cases in history, e.g., Mike Tyson, Patty Hearst, Leona Helmsley, Michael Milken, Reverend Jim Bakker, Claus von Bulow, OJ Simpson, Jeff Epstein and Donald Trump,  Dershowitz is one of the most significant lawyers, authors, commentators and scholars in American legal history. Dershowitz joins Neil Rockind to discuss his career, his first case, his favorite cross examination, the best cross examiner he has ever seen,  his opinion of Johnnie Cochran and F. Lee Bailey, and his legacy, including what cases he believes he will be remembered for and why. The answers may shock you! He talks about his treatment by liberals, including Larry David and others who he considered friends  and colleagues and the personal accusations that have been levied against him. At times, Dershowitz lets it fly. This is one episode you don't want to miss! #alandershowitz https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/alandershowitz #crossexamination https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/crossexamination #dershowitz https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/dershowitz

41m
Sep 22, 2021
Linda Kenney Baden Talks About Her Career, Phil Spector, Being Portrayed By Helen Mirren And More

Did you know that Linda Kenney Baden is one of the most prolific lawyers in the country? She has defended or taken part in the defense of Phil Spector, Jayson Williams, Casey Anthony, Michael Skakel and Aaron Hernandez, to name a few. If you have read about a high profile case in which someone was acquitted and the case involved forensic evidence, there is a good chance that Linda Kenney Baden was involved. But her defense of Phil Spector, the music industry icon, in his trial for the murder of Lana Clarkson, is one of the things that she will be most remembered for by the public.  She was portrayed by Academy Award winning actress Helen Mirren in the HBO Film, Phil Spector, who starred in the movie alongside Al Pacino (who portrayed Spector).  She is a host on Dan Abrams Law & Crime Network.  She is also married to one of the foremost forensic pathologists in the country, Michael Baden. Linda Kenney Baden is my guest on the Killer Cross Examination Podcast.

1h 25m
Sep 09, 2021
Bonus, Special Episode - Shocking New Information Regarding Breathalyzers and Breath Tests

This 26 minutes could change your life. I'm not kidding. We have shocking new information and evidence regarding breath tests and breathalyzers that you need to know and that we just obtained.  This will shock the legal system, the prosecutors, the police, the judges and probation officers. How do I know?  Watch and listen.

26m
Aug 29, 2021