Josh is a California criminal defense lawyer who is also the host of the True Crime Daily – Sidebar podcast. He worked closely with Alan Jackson on the Phil Spector / Lana Clarkson murder case while in the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Josh and I discussed various cases including the sovereign citizen defense put on by in pro per Darrel Brooks in the Wisconsin Christmas Parade Massacre, Camille Vasquez’s cross examination of Amber Heard in Depp v Heard and the conduct of the judge in the Nicholas Cruz sentencing phase towards Cruz’s lawyers. This is an incredible episode with an incredible talent. Josh Ritter joined me 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.
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.
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?
Want to know the answers? Watch/Listen to the podcast.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Robert Blake, the Baretta and Little Rascals 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.
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 usepursuant 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.
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.