Dan Abrams — CEO and Founder
Dan Abrams is the Chief Legal Affairs Anchor for ABC News and the host of LivePD on the A&E Network. He is a storied legal analyst and news anchor, providing insightful in-the-moment analysis of legal issues that affect American citizens, political figures, and the world. Dan is also the founder of the Abrams Media Network, which includes Mediaite.com, LawAndCrime.com and The Law&Crime Network, and TheMarySue.com. In addition to his first book Man Down, about how women are better than men at just about everything, his second book called Lincoln's Last Trial: The Murder Case that Propelled Him to the Presidency, comes out in June.
Rachel Stockman — Editor in Chief / On Air Host
Rachel Stockman is Editor in Chief of Law&Crime and The Law&Crime Network. She has spent years covering courts and legal issues, and was named Atlanta Press Club's 'Rising Star' in 2014. Rachel graduated from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism and Yale Law School.
Aaron Keller — On Air Host
Aaron Keller is an attorney licensed in two states. He holds a juris doctor degree from the University of New Hampshire School of Law and a broadcast journalism degree from Syracuse University. During law school, he completed legal residencies in the Office of the New Hampshire Attorney General and in a local prosecutor’s office. He was employed as a summer associate in the New Hampshire Department of Safety, which manages the state police, and further served as a summer law clerk for a New York trial judge. Before law school, Keller worked for television stations in New York and in the Midwest, mostly as an evening news anchor and investigative reporter. His original reporting on the Wisconsin murder of Teresa Halbach was years later featured in the Netflix film "Making A Murderer."
Amy Dash — On Air Host
Amy Dash is a two-time Emmy Award winning correspondent and attorney. Dash is also the legal correspondent for nationally syndicated daytime crime show "Crime Watch Daily with Chris Hansen" and the official legal analyst for CBS Sports Radio and WFAN. After graduating from law school Dash worked as a reporter for News 12 Networks and WCBS in NY. She has also worked as a legal correspondent for AXS-TV and writes for the Huffington Post, Bleacher Report and SBNation.
Bob Bianchi — On-Air Host
Robert A. Bianchi is the founding partner at The Bianchi Law Group, LLC. Bob is certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Certified Criminal Trial Attorney, one of only approximately 250 out of the more than 98,000 attorneys in New Jersey. And, Bob is the only attorney among this group who also served as a head NJ County Prosecutor that practices criminal defense in New Jersey. He specializes in criminal defense, domestic violence, and municipal court. He has also extensively practiced civil rights law, is a police practices expert, and has successfully tried numerous civil cases ranging from personal injury to complex business litigation matters. Bob served as the Morris County Prosecutor from June 2007 to February 2013 after being appointed to this coveted position by the New Jersey Governor with the unanimous consent of the NJ Senate. As chief law enforcement officer of Morris County, he had supervisory responsibility over 44 police departments and over every municipal prosecutor and managed more than 34 attorneys and 200 staff and was responsible for budget of more than $11 million. He was in charge of every prosecution in the county and has the distinction of being the only head NJ County Prosecutor in over 25 years to try a case (a murder of a priest), while serving in that position. Bianchi is a seriously accomplished trial lawyer with an extraordinary record to trial verdict wins. He practices in Federal, State, and municipal courts. Bob is a national TV legal analyst, appearing on shows such as CNN, HLNTV, Crime Watch Daily with Chris Hansen, ABC, Fox News, NBC, CBS and MSNBC, Chasing News, as well as Good Morning America, The Geraldo Rivera Show, Due Process, and NJ Capitol Report. He is a trial analyst and host for the Law & Crime Network. Bob is also a well sought-after lecturer and has trained thousands of lawyers throughout the United States. He earned his Juris Doctor degree from Seton Hall University School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts degree, Magna Cum Laude, in American Studies/History from Providence College. He is a member of the Morris County Bar Association and the New Jersey State Bar Association, the New Jersey Association for Justice and the National Italian American Bar Association and is the president and founder of the Italian American Bar Association of New Jersey.
Carissa Kranz — On Air Host
Carissa is licensed to practice law in New York, Washington D.C., and Florida. Aside from anchoring on the Law & Crime Network, you may have seen her on Nancy Grace, Dr. Drew, Fox News, CBS, CNN/HLN, Sirius radio, and other major news media outlets as the legal expert. Before founding her own law firm, Carissa worked as a Florida Prosecutor handling hundreds of cases, motions, hearings, and acted as lead counsel in jury trials. She was also a litigation associate at a big global law firm (Greenberg Traurig), a law Clerk for the California Supreme Court, and legal counsel for a law clinic representing indigent clients, to name a few. Carissa was awarded: Top 40 Under 40 trial attorneys by ASLA; Martindale-Hubbell legal leader award with an AV Preeminent rating score; the AVVO Client's Choice Award with a superb 10.0 rating, among other awards. After graduating from the University of Florida's School of Journalism summa cum laude where she served as an anchor for an Emmy winning newscast, Carissa attended UC Berkley School of Law. In law school, Carissa served as an Editor of Law Review and was awarded Best Oral Advocate. After law school, Carissa earned her master's in Journalism from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, where she was the Bloomberg Scholar and a Capitol Hill correspondent. A few fun facts: Carissa is a former professional ballet dancer and still enjoys ballet class in her free time. Carissa is also a lifelong vegan, and her law firm advocates for all injured beings, including animals. In addition to defending the rights of injured persons, Carissa's law firm manages BevVeg! International, a vegan certification company. BevVeg! International was recently featured in Forbes for being the expert authority in vegan certification. BevVeg has certified beverages around the globe from Napa to South Africa, including Bellissima Prosecco, Christie Brinkley's line of sparkling wines.
Caroline Polisi — On Air Host
Ms. Polisi concentrates in the areas of white collar and federal criminal defense, regulatory investigations, complex commercial litigation, and appeals. She has represented numerous individuals in both the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York in both criminal and civil matters and has experience in all phases of the litigation process in white collar and federal criminal matters, as well as government and internal investigations, including pre-indictment advocacy, grand jury investigations, complex bail proceedings, pretrial motions, motions in limine, jury selection, trials, sentencing, restitution, forfeiture, and other post-conviction proceedings. She has experience in handling investigations and prosecutions brought under a wide variety of federal criminal statutes, including banking fraud, health care fraud, bitcoin schemes, computer crimes, securities fraud, mail and wire fraud schemes, Ponzi schemes, insider trading, government contracting fraud, commercial bribery, Anti-Money-Laundering violations, and conspiracy offenses. Ms. Polisi previously practiced law at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, concentrating her practice in the area of mergers and acquisitions. At Paul Weiss, Ms. Polisi also handled a variety of other matters including securities and financing offerings, intellectual property transactions, asset purchase transactions, and complex commercial litigation. Ms. Polisi graduated from Columbia Law School in 2008, and earned the distinction of Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. In 2004, she graduated from Yale University, earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree, cum laude, with departmental honors in English. Ms. Polisi has been recognized by SuperLawyers as a “rising star” in the field of white collar criminal defense, and frequently appears on CNN, CBS and Fox News to analyze federal legal issues. Practice areas; – White Collar Criminal Defense – Other Federal Criminal Defense – Defense of regulatory investigations and proceedings – Advocacy for officers, directors, and employees in internal corporate investigations – Matters involving MBS, CDS, CDOs, and subprime mortgages – Government-initiated civil RICO actions – Civil and Commercial Litigation – Federal Sentencing Advocacy Education: – Columbia University, 2008 Juris Doctor Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar – Yale University, 2004 Bachelor of Arts, cum laude Departmental Honors, English Admissions: – New York, First Department – United States District Court, Southern District of New York – United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
Cathy Russon — Executive Trial Producer
Cathy Russon is senior trial producer at the Law&Crime Network. Prior to joining the network, Russon founded CourtChatter.com in 2013, a website that showed trials and gathered a community of trial watchers. Her passion for trials and how the legal system works got the notice of Dan Abrams, who acquired CourtChatter.com in April 2017. Cathy has covered more than 300 trials in her career, bringing viewers the most up to date details about what is going on in court.
Jesse Weber — On Air Host
Jesse Cord Weber is a New York attorney. After graduating with a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Michigan, Jesse attended New York Law School (NYLS). During his time in NYLS, he served as a staff editor on the school’s Law Review and was recognized as a John Marshall Harlan Scholar affiliated with The Institute for Information Law and Policy. Jesse received Dean's List honors every semester and graduated cum laude . After passing the New York State Bar Exam, Jesse practiced in the intellectual property and litigation departments of Dentons (formerly Salans); the world’s largest law firm. He specialized in trademark and copyright prosecution and disputes for clients in the fashion & apparel, financial, entertainment, and technology industries, and was actively involved in several notable litigations, including the City of Detroit Chapter 9 bankruptcy, which was the largest municipal bankruptcy in United States history. Currently, he is a project manager and legal counsel for a consulting company. Jesse is admitted to practice in New York as well as the United States Southern and Eastern District Federal Courts. Jesse studies and analyzes high profile criminal and civil cases in the media. Aside from being a host on the Law and Crime Network, Jesse is also the legal correspondent for "Crime Watch Daily With Chris Hansen," a legal analyst on Fox News and HLN, and he co-hosts alongside his father "Always In Fashion" airing on 77 WABC Radio. Additionally, Jesse is a trained actor from The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute and has appeared in commercials, independent films, and television shows.
Lis Wiehl — On-Air Host
Lis Wiehl is one of the nation’s most prominent trial lawyers and highly regarded commentators. For fifteen years, she was a legal analyst and reporter on the Fox News Channel. She is also a Professor of Law at New York Law School. Prior to joining Fox News Channel in New York City, Wiehl served as a legal analyst and reporter for NBC News and NPR’s All Things Considered. Before that, she served as a Federal Prosecutor in the United States Attorney’s office. Wiehl earned her Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School and her Master of Arts in Literature from the University of Queensland. Wiehl is a New York Times best selling author, having published seventeen books. Her next book is out June 5th, 2018: Hunting Charles Manson: the Quest for Justice in the Days of Helter Skelter.
Stephanie Willis — On Air Host
Stephanie is a first-generation Haitian American born and raised in New York. Upon graduation from the University of Miami, Stephanie was admitted to Southern University Law Center at the tender age of 21. After graduating, Stephanie was admitted to the Louisiana State Bar and hired as a judicial clerk in New Orleans. Upon completion of her clerkship, Stephanie furthered her legal career as an Assistant District Attorney for the Parish of Orleans in New Orleans, LA. While serving as an ADA, Stephanie vigorously and successfully tried numerous misdemeanor and felony cases. Stephanie later joined the legal team of The Willis Law Firm where her practice focuses on Criminal Defense, Business & Entertainment Law and Civil Litigation. In addition to hosting on the Law & Crime Network, Stephanie has also been featured on Fox News, TV One, Dr. Drew's syndicated radio show, and the Huffington Post. Stephanie is married to Kenneth M. Willis and the proud mother to their vivacious and beautiful son.
Vincent Hill — On Air Host
Vincent has a passion for service. He enlisted in the Army and served 8 years in Counterintelligence. Upon leaving the military, Vincent became a police officer in Nashville, TN. While serving the community of Nashville, he was assigned to patrol, the Flex Unit and Narcotics. Along with his military and law enforcement background, he is a licensed Private Investigator in TN. He is the author of two books, Playbook to a Murder and Incomplete Pass, which investigate the murder of NFL Quarterback Steve McNair. Outside of hosting Law and Crime, he is a regular law enforcement analyst on national TV appearing on such networks as Fox News, HLN, CBS, ID Discovery, Oxygen and TV One. Vincent hosts a weekly podcast, Beyond the Badge which discusses the latest police stories from a police officer point of view. Beyond the Badge airs Tuesdays at 8 PM EST on RadioInfluence.com