Rikki Klieman Biography

Rikki Klieman is an American criminal defense attorney and media personality  from the United States of America. Before joining CBS News as a legal analyst, she practiced criminal defense in Boston and taught at Columbia Law School. Along with being the wife of William Bratton, a former chief of the Los Angeles Police Department and a former commissioner of the New York Police Department, she is also a novelist and an actor.  

How old is Rikki Klieman? – Age

Klieman was born in 1948 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. She turned 74 years in 2022.

Where did Rikki Klieman go to school? – Education

Klieman attended Northwestern University and majored in theater with the goal of becoming an actress. On the other side, she decided to attend law school. In 1975, Klieman graduated with her Juris Doctor from Boston University School of Law. During her time in law school, she worked as a legal assistant for Judge Walter Jay Skinner of the United States District Court.

Rikki Klieman – Family

As a member of an immigrant Ukrainian Jewish family, Klieman danced, sang, and sang while growing up in Chicago.

Rikki Klieman’s Husband

She has been married three times, most recently in 1999 to Bill Bratton, former police chief of Boston, New York City, and Los Angeles.

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Rikki Klieman’s Salary

She receives a $400 000 yearly pay.

Rikki Klieman’s Net Worth

Her net worth is thought to be $1 million.

Rikki Klieman Career

Klieman worked as an assistant district attorney for the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office after law school, before joining the Boston legal firm of Friedman & Atherton and then starting her own business. Time magazine named her one of the top five female attorneys in the United States in 1983. In the case Commonwealth v. Twitchell, she represented Christian Scientist parents whose two-year-old son died of an intestinal obstruction that was untreated. She was a member of the Columbia Law School faculty from 1996 to 2003, and she previously taught at Boston University’s law school.

Klieman worked for TruTV until its news division was incorporated into CNN’s existing crime/justice coverage unit on October 30, 2009. During the 2005–06 season of the TV show Las Vegas, she played lawyer Kathy Berson in a guest-recurring role. She was most recently seen on the TV show Shark. Fairy Tales Can Come True: How a Driven Woman Changed Her Destiny was her autobiography, which she co-wrote with Peter Knobler.

She played Katrina McCarthy in the fourth-season episode “Justice Served” of the CBS police procedural drama Blue Bloods in 2013, as well as Judge Fowler in the fifth-season episode “Loose Lips” in 2014, and again in the sixth-season episode “Rush to Judgment” of Blue Bloods in 2015. Klieman has been a legal analyst for CBS News’ morning news broadcast CBS This Morning since 2015.

Rikki Klieman Twitter

Her Twitter account is (@rikkijklieman).

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