What is Wild About Trial™?
This mobile application was born out of my love for criminal trials. I, like millions of other trial enthusiasts out there, am fascinated by these trials. I like to know who the players are, what the backstory is, when it happened, how it happened and why it happened. I especially want to know what happens in and out of court. I would watch trials all day long if I could. So, that is why I created Wild About Trial™ because with Wild About Trial™ on your phone or tablet, no matter where you are, you will get up-to-the-minute updates on the trials you are most interested in, all in the palm of your hands. What could be better than that? While we will certainly showcase some celebrity misadventures into the criminal justice system, this is not a celebrity website. This is an App dedicated to real criminal trials and is for people who are simply put, WILD ABOUT TRIAL™.
A California native, Alison attended Tulane University, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science. After earning her law degree from New York Law School, she moved back to Los Angeles to begin her criminal defense practice. She began her law career at age 24 and has not looked back since. For the last 15 years, she has specialized in third strike, drug, murder and assault cases. In addition to managing a successful law practice, Alison is the co-founder and CEO of the Pasadena Recovery Center, a 98-bed drug and alcohol treatment center which she co-founded in 2000 with her father, the renowned psychiatrist Dr. Lee Bloom. Pasadena Recovery Center’s residential treatment program is the home of VH1′s “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew,” which is currently entering its sixth season. In 2006, Alison was honored as Woman of the Year for Los Angeles County and in the same year received a commendation for Outstanding Community Service from both the Lieutenant Governor and City Attorney. In 2009, Alison was the President of the Los Angeles Criminal Court Bar Association, the largest criminal bar association in Los Angeles. Alison was only the fourth woman to hold the title of Presidency in its 60-year history. In 2010, Alison turned her sights to social media and legal commentary. She has appeared on all three national morning shows: The Today Show, Good Morning America and The Early Show. Alison has appeared on all Los Angeles news stations including KTLA, NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, and KCAL, and she has appeared on Dr. Phil. She has provided legal commentary numerous times for CNN-HLN, having appeared on Nancy Grace, Dr. Drew and Jane Velez-Mitchell. She has also provided commentary to the nationally syndicated show Inside Edition. Alison was a primary legal commentator for the Conrad Murray trial for KTLA Channel 5. In addition to her professional accomplishments, Alison is a devoted wife and mother of 3 boys.
Kelly Sheahen Gerner
Kelly Sheahen Gerner is a criminal defense attorney in Los Angeles. Her practice includes representation of felony, misdemeanor and infraction criminal defendants at every stage of litigation. Ms. Gerner is a member of the State Bar of California and is admitted to practice in federal court.
Prior to starting her career as a solo practitioner, Ms. Gerner served as a judicial extern in federal court. Ms. Gerner received her J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 2008 with a specialty in criminal law. Ms. Gerner received her B.A. in English and Journalism from Mills College in 2005.
Her work for Wild About Trial combines her passions for criminal law and journalism, and she is inspired by great legal journalists like Nina Totenberg.
Ms. Gerner was born and raised in southern California and currently resides in Pasadena.
Ryan Kerns is an attorney based in Los Angeles. In addition to his work at Wild About Trial he is a solo practitioner with experience in criminal law, civil litigation, and sports law.
He is an active member of the State Bar of California and is licensed to practice in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and the U.S. District Court in the Central District of California.
Mr. Kerns received his J.D. from UCLA School of Law in 2011. He received his B.A. in History with honors from the University of California at Berkeley in 2007.
Jon Leiberman is an Emmy award-winning investigative correspondent and producer who has worked as a national television correspondent and a national radio correspondent. He is currently an investigative reporter with Howard 100 News for the Howard Stern Show on Sirius XM. Jon hosts “Leiberman Live At Five” on Sirius XM and the show “Embedded with Jon Leiberman” on Howard TV. He is a CNN HLN contributor and a contributor to WildAboutTrial.com and hosts “The CrimeLine With Jon Leiberman” for Spreecast. Jon also hosts a web series for AOL entitled “Searching For Justice.” He is currently working on co-authoring his first true crime book for Forge/MacMillan. Jon has 18 years of tv experience including 7 on a primetime network show.
Jon has filed hundreds of reports on fugitives across the country and abroad for the FOX TV show “America’s Most Wanted.” An expert in all things crime, he has appeared on national shows including “TODAY”, “Shepard Smith’s Fox Report”, “Nancy Grace,” and “The Maury Povich Show,” and is quoted extensively on crime stories in newspapers throughout the country.
Wilde A. Trialhoffenbrau aka “WILD”
A low profile is kept by our man Wild so he is sure to get the most exclusive news and information from behind the scenes at courthouses all across America. He is not only responsible for many of the live tweets that come from many great trials but is also responsible for the design of the website, app, and any graphics you see relating to Wild About Trial. We are not able to divulge any more information about him. This paragraph will self destruct in 10 seconds. You can follow Wild at @wildabouttrial and his covert account @WATReporterWild
Hello there! Just taking a second to say hi and thank you for the site and the minute by minute description of the Jodi Arias trial. Being totally blind, I especially appreciate your descriptions of what people are doing, what they are wearing and their body language. I found this trial on youtube strictly by coincidence, and while trying to find the actual live stream, I stumbled across wildabouttrial.com. Unfortunately, my rather antiquated computer can’t access the live stream, but the updates every couple of minutes make it so that I almost don’t miss the actual trial itself. Never in my life did I think I would say this, but you make me actually wish I had twitter now. I may just have to make that happen. Alright, time to catch up on the past few minutes’ worth of posts. – CL
Hello Wild About Trial – just wanted to let you know how much you help me each and every day. I am often laid up due to chronic pain, and discovering your site this year, and the Jodi Arias trial that you display, makes the day, at least, more enjoyable and tolerable. I’ve been spreading your website to everyone I know, as well as on my Facebook. What I would like to know – do you ever have more than one trial streaming at once? And, regardless or one or more, do you ALWAYS have a trial streaming? If so – EXCELLENT!! I can’t get enough of them (my husband is a defense lawyer, and I love watching him in court as well); if not – can you direct me on how I can find past trials that have been played? I can’t tell you how much it helps to have a distraction during the day while I go thru this pain. Thank you kindly for your time, and thank you for your awesome website and production! – Tana
I am a definitely supporter for wildabouttrial, and will continue to use the site. I love the live feed, also, I love being able to read the court docs, access archives, ETC. I am a totally blind user, and I feel this is much better than Insessions coverage. – MC
I am so glad I found WAT, since in session is now only 2 hours, you guys provide so much more information then in session, HLN and CNN combined, so I appreciate it and thank you so so so much…you guys rock, keep up the good work – Anonymous
I just recently discovered Wild About Trial.com and LOVE IT. Love the gavel to gavel coverage (no commercials; and enjoy the continual inside-the-courtroom Twitter. This is my new addiction. THANK YOU! – Ruth
You guys are the best. You are even better than ABC OR HLN. I found you by accident but am so glad I did.
Keep up the good work. – DC
This is an awesome website. Thank you so much. I don’t have cable and this allows me to watch the trial in Arizona. Love your tweets as well. If I knew how to tweet, this would be the only place I would send tweets too. – Linda
Wow. I just want to say thank you for such a needed web site. I was an avid follower of CourtTV when it was a quality program. Unfortunately, it has become so very commercialized and at 3pm turns into inane programming in which I have no interest. The live, gavel to gavel coverage, is the ONLY way to enjoy a trial like the Jodi Arias trial. For the first time, I have begun to Tweet about the trial and I have never been interested in Twitter before. I hope you keep your site free; it is a winner! – BL
This is a brilliant idea and so incredibly executed. From the charges, court documents and live feeds this is the place for up to date and exclusive stuff you would otherwise burn up your battery searching for!!! Thank you! – FD
I do this for a living and still love this stuff. Great cases, great writing, I highly recommend! – Dawn
Wild about trial is an amazing extension of all hot trials. Whit this app you can stay up to date with the most popular trials in the news. The best part about it is that you get hands on legal commentary from one of the best criminal attorneys in Los Angeles! – Alangdon1
I will admit it, I ilke to watch trials. This App is great. I can’t put my phone down.. I’m intrigued by all the info I’m getting. Reminds me of OJ trial. – Jonniedb
Awesome app! Easy to use with tons of updated, free info — plus you can follow the trials you are most interested in. Love it!!! – AUmlas
If You Love Law You’ll Love This! This I the best app yet! The coverage is thorough and expedient. Well written and up to date. I highly recommend for all esp. Trial junkies like myself! – A Google User
This app has so much great information it’s awesome! What a great find! No matter where I am I can always stay informed. I am loving the live feed of each day in the courtroom. Keep up the great coverage. – A Google User
We have taken every effort to design the Wild About Trial™ Application to be useful, informative, helpful and honest. Hopefully, we have accomplished that—and would ask that you let us know if you’d like to see improvements or changes that would make it even easier for you to find the information you need and want.
All we ask is that you agree to abide by the following Terms and Conditions. Take a few minutes to look them over because by using our site and/or application, you automatically agree to them. Naturally, if you do not agree, do not use our site and/or application. We reserve the right to make any modifications to these Terms and Conditions that we deem necessary at any time. Please continue to check these Terms and Conditions to see what those changes may be. Your continued use of the Wild About Trial™ site/application (on any platform) means that you accept those changes.
THANKS AGAIN FOR VISITING!
Now, on to the legal stuff:
Copyright and Trademarks
All contents of this site/application are Copyright 2012 of Wild About Trial, LLC. WILD ABOUT TRIAL™ and other graphics, logos, and service names used on this web site are the trademarks of WILD ABOUT TRIAL, LLC.
All other trademarks, product names, and company names and logos appearing on this Website/Application are the property of their respective owners.
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Submitting Your Online Material to Us
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Limitation of Liability
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THESE INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES OR INJURY CAUSED BY ANY:
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- INTERRUPTION OF AVAILABILITY OF OUR SITE AND/OR APPLICATION
- DEFECT ON OUR SITE AND/OR APPLICATION
- DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION OF OUR SITE AND/OR APPLICATION
- COMPUTER VIRUS OR ONLINE FAILURE
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, INCLUDING:
- DAMAGES INTENDED TO COMPENSATE SOMEONE DIRECTLY FOR A LOSS OR INJURY
- DAMAGES REASONABLY EXPECTED TO RESULT FROM A LOSS OR INJURY (KNOWN IN LEGAL TERMS AS “CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.”)
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EXCEPTION: CERTAIN STATE LAWS MAY NOT ALLOW US TO LIMIT OR EXCLUDE LIABILITY FOR THESE “INCIDENTAL” OR “CONSEQUENTIAL” DAMAGES. IF YOU LIVE IN ONE OF THOSE STATES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION OBVIOUSLY WOULD NOT APPLY WHICH WOULD MEAN THAT YOU MIGHT HAVE THE RIGHT TO RECOVER THESE TYPES OF DAMAGES.
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The Wild About Trial™ provides referrals to and links to other World Wide Web sites from our various platforms. When you access third party web sites, you do so at your own risk. These web sites are not under the control of Wild About Trial, LLC and you acknowledge that Wild About Trial, LLC is not responsible or liable for the content, functions, accuracy, legality, appropriateness or any other aspect of such web sites or resources. The inclusion of any such link does not imply endorsement by Wild About Trial, LLC. or any association with its operators. You further acknowledge and agree that Wild About Trial, LLC. shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such website or resource.
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All consumer data collected by Wild About Trial, LLC. is protected against unauthorized access. We will not sell, trade, or give your personal information to other companies or organizations except as outlined in the Submitting Your Materials to Us portion of the Terms and Conditions.
Wild About Trial, LLC. does not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 12. If we learn that we have personal information on a child under the age of 12, we will delete that information from our system.
One of the functions of the Wild About Trial™ site/application may include reporting on crimes committed against children. The facts about the individual case may, at times, be violent, heinous and disturbing. Said content is DEFINITELY NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 12.
Even when there is a case that is suitable for children under the age of 12, we encourage parents to go online with their children. Here are a few tips to help make a child’s online/application experience safer:
- review all material you wish to share with them beforehand
- teach children never to give personal information, unless supervised by a parent or responsible adult. This includes name, address, phone, school, age etc.
- know the sites that your children are visiting and the applications they are downloading and make sure they are appropriate
- look for website privacy policies. Know how your child’s information is treated
- check out FTC’s site for more tips on protecting children’s privacy online and any other platform
Termination of This Agreement
These Terms and Conditions are effective until your Wild About Trial™ membership is terminated by either party. You may terminate your membership at any time, by destroying all materials obtained from the Wild About Trial™ site/application’s various platforms. Wild About Trial, LLC. may terminate your membership at any time and without notice to you, if, in its sole judgment, you breach any of these Terms and Conditions.
Wild About Trial, LLC. may modify these Terms or Conditions at any time simply by updating this posting and without notice to you. This is the ENTIRE agreement regarding all matters that have been discussed.
If any provision of these Terms and Conditions are held to be illegal or unenforceable, then such section shall be eliminated or limited to the minimum extent necessary and the remainder (including any revised portion of these Terms and Conditions) shall remain and have full force and effect.