This website 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 a webiste dedicated to real criminal trials and is for people who are simply put, WILD ABOUT TRIAL™. -Alison
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 20 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”.
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 on Entertainment Tonight, Extra!, and Inside Edition. Alison also has a branded segment on the nationally syndicated show Crime Watch Daily with Chris Hanson entitled Wild About Trial. Alison was a primary legal commentator for the Conrad Murray trial for KTLA Channel 5. She is the legal expert for KTLA Channel 5 and has a bi-weekly segment entitled Legal Smart.
In 2013, Alison launched Wild About Trial. Wild About Trial was born out of Alison’s love of criminal trials. Wild About Trial is a revolutionary new mobile application and website that provides trial lovers with breaking news, legal analysis and court information. Wild About Trial covers the most fascinating criminal trials taking place around the country. It is the first mobile application of its kind. Wild About Trial is available in the App store for the IPhone and IPad, in the Google Marketplace for the Android and on the web at www.wildabouttrial.com
In addition to her professional accomplishments, Alison is a devoted wife and mother of 3 boys.
Ryan Kerns is a criminal defense 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 has worked alongside high profile criminal defense attorneys Alison Triessl and Robert Sheahen for the past 4 years.
As the Chief Legal Correspondent for Wild About Trial, Mr. Kerns has extensive experience providing legal commentary and analysis for some of the most sensational trials throughout the country. He was on location and reported from inside the courtroom at the Aaron Hernandez murder trial in Fall River, Mass., the James Holmes “Move Theater Massacre” murder trial in Centennial, Colo., and the Hulk Hogan civil trial against Gawker Media in St. Petersburg, FL. In addition to his criminal practice, he is an accredited member of the press in Los Angeles and has written legal commentary on numerous local cases including the Michael Jackson family civil trial and the Orange County manslaughter trial against police officers accused of using excessive force against a local homeless man, Kelly Thomas.
He has made numerous television appearances including local Fox, NBC, and ABC affiliates, in addition to various radio appearances. He had been quoted in numerous publications including ESPN and the San Jose Mercury.
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. He received his B.A. with honors from the University of California at Berkeley.
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.
Wild 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 on Twitter at @wildabouttrial
I want to let you know that I believe your service is invaluable to the public, and I use it often. I appreciate being able to be in the courtroom of any trial of which I want to be an armchair juror. It is so easy to make judgments on trials based on your own bias. It is quite another to watch an entire trial as if you are the juror. The observers from your service are very factual and careful with the reporting by twitter on the trials, often injecting some much needed humor into some grim proceedings. I feel so fortunate to have found Wild About Trial and consider myself so much more well informed about the current cases. Having been a juror in more than an couple of trials, I appreciate the difference between the media sensationalism and reality; I truly thank you for the opportunities to know the same truth that exists for the jury. Please continue to offer us this view of the justice system. Sincerely, A fan
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
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