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Rikki Jo Klieman

Rikki Jo Klieman, American lawyer, legal analyst. Bar: Massachusetts 1975, Colorado 1977, United States District Court Massachusetts 1975, United States Court Appeals (1st circuit) 1976, United States Court Appeals (11th circuit) 1984. Named One of Top Five Female Trial Attorneys in United States of America, Time Magazine, 1983.

Background

  • Klieman, Rikki Jo was born on May 13, 1948 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Ben and Jeannette (Wiener) Klieman.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1970. Juris Doctor, Boston University, 1975.

    Career

    • Law clerk to Honorary Walter J. Skinner United States District Court, Boston, 1975-1976. Assistant district attorney Middlesex County, Cambridge, 1977-1979, Norfolk County, Dedham, 1979-1981. Associate Choate, Hall & Stewart, Boston, 1981-1984.

      Partner Friedman & Atherton, 1984-1989, Klieman & Lyons, Boston, 1989—1994. Of counsel Klieman, Lyons, Schindler & Gross (formerly Klieman & Lyons), since 1994. Anchor Court-television, 1994—2003, legal analyst, since 2003, The Today Show, since 2003.

      Instructor Bosto University School Law, 1977-1979, 86-, teacher Continuing Legal Education, since 1979, adjunct professor Columbia Law School, 1996-2003.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Massachusetts 1975, Colorado 1977, United States District Court Massachusetts 1975, United States Court Appeals (1st circuit) 1976, United States Court Appeals (11th circuit) 1984.

    Works

    • Author:(autobiography) Fairy Takes Can Come True-How A Driven Woman Changed Her Fate, 2003. Author/editor: Woman Trial Lawyers, since 1987. Editor Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, 1981-1985.

      Contributor articles to professional journals. Film appearances include The Cable Guy, 1996, A Civil Action, 1998, 15 Minutes, 2001. Television appearances include The D.A., 2004, Doctor Vegas, 2004, Las Vegas, 2005, New York City Police Department Blue, 2005.

      Television miniseries An American Tragedy, 2000.

    Membership

    Executive committee for civil rights Anti Defamation League, Boston, since 1991. Director, clerk Shepherd House, Boston, since 1986. Member American Bar Association, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (board directors 1983-1988), Boston Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association (criminal justice council 1982-1984), Women's Bar Association, Massachusetts Association of Women Lawyers, Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys.

    Personality

    Interests

    Jogging, aerobics, theater, films.

    Connections

    • Married Philip A. Brady, September 20, 1987 (divorced). Married William J. Bratton, April 30, 1999.
    • father: Ben Klieman
    • mother: Jeannette (Wiener) Klieman
    • spouses: Philip A. Brady
    • William J. Bratton
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    Born March 13, 1948
    (age 69)
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