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 is a former local news reporter, 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.
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 — Senior 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.
Heather Hansen — On Air Host
Heather Hansen has been a trial attorney for over twenty years, and has consistently been named on of the Top 50 Female Attorneys in Pennsylvania. She's a trained mediator with a psychology degree, and has been asked to speak to judges, lawyers, doctors and students regarding her trial practice. She's been an adjunct professor at Villanova Law School and has authored numerous articles and book chapters. Heather is also a keynote speaker focused on communication and leadership.
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.