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The Legal Face-off Podcast from WGN Plus




Matt Ford on fixing the Supreme Court, IL Legislative Recap with Amanda Vinicky, limiting notoriety of mass shooters and more

New Republic’s Matt Ford discusses proposal to fix the Supreme Court. Parents of Aurora shooting victim Thomas and Caren Teves discuss their organization No Notoriety, aiming to limit publicity for mass shooters. Chicago Tonight political journalist Amanda Vinicky joins the show to recap the busy end of the IL legislative session. In the Legal Grab Bag, Dan Cotter & Bill Davidson join Tina and Rich to discuss breaking legal news involving Scottie Pippen, Joey Fatone and Brad Pitt and much...


IL State Rep. Ann Williams on Abortion Laws, Kyle McEntee on bar exam passage rates, Joseph Siprut & Chicago Magazine on Litigation Finance and more

In the latest episode, Illinois State Representative Ann Williams joins Rich and Tina to discuss the ongoing abortion debate and Illinois’ Reproductive Health Act. Law School Transparency Executive Director Kyle McEntee discusses the ABA’s new rule regarding bar exam passage rates and their impact on law school accreditation. Siprut PC Founder and Managing Partner Joseph Siprut and Chicago magazine writer Kim Brooks join the show to discuss the burgeoning popularity and advantages of...


Congress v. Trump, A.J. Freund and DCFS Reform, Legislating Corporate Board Diversity and more

In the latest episode, Cornell Law School Professor Josh Chafetz joins Rich and Tina to discuss the ongoing legal battle between Trump and Congress. Illinois State Representative Anna Moeller discusses the tragic death of A.J. Freund and the dire need for DCFS reform. University of Chicago Law School Professor M. Todd Henderson joins the show to discuss the controversial Illinois House bill that requires diversity on corporate boards. In the Legal Grab Bag, Strom & Associates workers...


Mueller report breakdown, Kim Foxx saga, author of new John Roberts bio and more

Harvard Law School professor and former prosecutor Alex Whiting joins the show to break down the Mueller Report from a legal perspective. IIT-Kent Law School professor Richard Kling discusses the fallout Kim Foxx is facing from the Jussie Smollett case. CNN legal analyst and author Joan Biskupic discusses her latest book, The Chief: The Life and Turbulent Times of Chief Justice John Roberts. In the Legal Grab Bag, WGN Radio producer CaSera Heining joins Rich and Tina to discuss breaking...


Sandy Hook lawsuit update, 16-year-old SMU law school student, Inside Out, April Fools lawsuits & more

Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence’s Litigation Director Hannah Shearer discusses recent developments in several defamation lawsuits filed by the victims’ families of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary. Homeschooled prodigy Haley Taylor Schlitz joins Rich and Tina to discuss her journey to law school at Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law this fall. Inside Out columnists Christina Martini and David Susler discuss wellness for lawyers from their latest...


R Kelly’s lawyer Steve Greenberg, former Ken Starr prosecutor Bruce Udolf on Mueller and much more

Steve Greenberg brings us up to date on his client R. Kelly. Aviation liability expert & Clifford Law Offices partner Kevin Durkin discusses the liability of Boeing & airlines in the wake of recent airplane crashes. Former Assistant U.S. Attorney & Ken Starr prosecutor Bruce Udolf discusses when we will see the Mueller report and what it will say. In the Legal Grab Bag, WGN’s Bob Coyne & Bryce Downey & Lenkov partner Michael Milstein cover loads of breaking legal […]


Michael Avenatti on R. Kelly, Brian Cuban, Jodi Balsam on Colin Kaepernick’s Settlement and more

Rich and Tina interview high-profile attorney Michael Avenatti about the latest news on R. Kelly and the Trump Administration. Brooklyn Law School Associate Professor and former NFL Counsel for Operations and Litigation Jodi Balsam discusses the solicitation charges against Patriots’ owner Robert Kraft & Colin Kaepernick’s settlement. Dallas attorney and influential speaker and author Brian Cuban speaks about creating awareness about addiction and mental illness in the legal profession and...


Mayoral candidate Bob Fioretti, Kathy Hunt Muse on police consent decree, Jason Van Dyke attorney Jennifer Blagg

Attorney and former alderman Bob Fioretti is in studio to discuss his run for Chicago mayor. American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois Special Litigation Counsel Kathy Hunt Muse discusses the recently approved Chicago police consent decree. Criminal defense attorney Jennifer Blagg joins Rich and Tina to discuss the latest developments in her client, Jason Van Dyke’s case. In the Legal Grab Bag, WGN producer Jeff Carlin and SEKO Logistics General Counsel Char Dalton join Tina & Rich to...


Mayoral candidate Amara Enyia, Patrick Cotter on Solis, law school deans Roasto Perea & Krent

Amara Enyia joins us in studio to explain why she’s the best candidate to lead Chicago. Former federal prosecutor and longtime white-collar defense attorney Patrick Cotter discusses the federal investigations of aldermen Burke & Solis. DePaul University College Of Law Dean Jennifer Rosato Perea & Chicago-Kent College Of Law Dean Harold Krent discuss recent bar passage rates and other challenges facing law schools. In the Legal Grab Bag, WGN producer Tom Hush and ADR Systems Senior VP...


RBG, Jeff Bezos, Cop to Yoga, R. Kelly and much more

Rich and Tina speak with family law partner Peter Walzer about the latest developments in Jeff Bezos’ divorce. Tiffany Seybert, Founder of Cop to Yoga Peace Force, joins the show to discuss her organization’s peace-based initiative which aligns the community policing objective through local engagement. Latimer LeVay Fyock partner Daniel Cotter talks with Tina and Rich about his new book “The Chief Justices” about the US Supreme Court. In the Legal Grab Bag, Jordan Stone and WGN Radio...


Gery Chico, Golsteyn, new IL laws and much more

In the first episode of 2019, Rich and Tina speak with former Chicago Public Schools Board President and Chicago Park District Board President Gery Chico about his Chicago mayoral candidacy. Southwestern Law School Professor and national security law expert Rachel E. VanLandingham joins the show to discuss the case against former Army Major Matthew Golsteyn who has been charged with murder in connection with the 2010 killing of a suspected Taliban bomb maker. Correspondent and “Chicago...


Flynn, ACA, Sandra Bland documentary and much more

Georgetown Law Adjunct Professor of Law Arun Rao updated Rich and Tina on the latest involving the sentencing of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. Yale Professor of Law Abbe R. Gluck and George Mason University Professor of Law Ilya Somin join the show to discuss recent ruling that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional. Sandra Bland attorney Cannon Lambert discusses the HBO documentary, “Say Her Name” chronicling the arrest and death of his client. In the Legal Grab...


Jeffrey Cramer on Trump, Inside Out, Planned Parenthood, Fleetwood Mac settlement and much more

BRG Managing Director and former Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey Cramer joins Rich and Tina to chat about the latest developments with President Trump and the Mueller probe. National Material L.P. Assistant General Counsel and Chicago Lawyer magazine’s “Inside Out” columnist David Susler joins his co-columnist Tina and Rich to talk about the importance of strong leadership among lawyers and in organizations. In the Legal Grab Bag, Rich and Tina cover legal breaking news, with the highly...


Asha Rangappa on Mueller

Yale Senior Lecturer Asha Rangappa joins Rich and Tina to discuss the latest on the Mueller probe.


Mayoral candidate Dorothy Brown

Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown is in studio to discuss her run for Chicago mayor.


Mayoral candidate Dorothy Brown, Asha Rangappa on Mueller, El Chapo trial, Laquan McDonald trial part II & much more

Yale Senior Lecturer Asha Rangappa joins Rich and Tina to discuss the latest on the Mueller probe. Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown is in studio to discuss her run for Chicago mayor. George Mason University Associate Professor Dr. Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera updates Tina and Rich on the El Chapo drug trafficking trial. In the Legal Grab Bag, Rich and Tina cover breaking legal news involving Trump’s attack on John Roberts, Alec Baldwin and Nicki Minaj’s mother.


Making A Murderer 2 attorneys Zellner & Buting, Van Dyke defense lawyer Herbert, Frenkel on AG

Former federal prosecutor and Forbes contributor Jacob Frenkel discusses the new Attorney General and his effect on the Mueller probe. Defense attorney Dan Herbert joins Rich & Tina to discuss his client, former CPD officer Jason Van Dyke. Kathleen Zellner discusses her representation of convicted murderer Steven Avery and her depiction in Netflix’s Making A Murderer Part 2. Next, Avery’s trial lawyer Jerry Buting discusses his involvement in the case. In the Legal Grab Bag, Tina and Rich...


Erika Harold in studio, consent decree, lottery lawsuits and more

Attorney General candidate Erika Harold joins the show to discuss her candidacy. Karen Sheley from the ACLU discusses the Chicago police consent decree. Forbes journalist Robert Wood discusses the legal ramifications of winning the lottery. In the Legal Grab Bag, Tina and Rich are joined by WGN Radio’s Elif Geris and the Illinois Opportunity Project’s Kathleen Murphy to discuss breaking legal news involving Sandra Day O’Connor, Michael Avenatti, Canadian cannabis, spooky Halloween...


The Supreme Court post-Kavanaugh, Anita Alvarez on Van Dyke, Canadian pot, Nic Cage movies & more

Author & Supreme Court historian Professor Lucas Powe joins Rich and Tina to discuss how Brett Kavanaugh will change the Supreme Court. Former Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez discusses whether the jury got it right with Jason Van Dyke, who she charged with murder. In the Legal Grab Bag, Tina and Rich are joined by WGN Radio’s Michael Heidemann and Horwood Marcus & Berk Marketing and Business Development Manager Jason Klika to discuss breaking legal news involving Canada legalizing...


Runge live report from the Van Dyke trial, the other side of the MeToo movement, Inside Out and much more

WGN News reporter Erik Runge joins Tina and Rich for a live update on the Van Dyke murder trial. Singer Deutsch Co-Founder and Partner John D. Singer discusses defending male clients accused in the #MeToo movement. Tina then becomes guest as she and her fellow Inside Out columnist David Susler discuss their latest column in Chicago Lawyer Magazine, “The Importance of Teamwork.” In the Legal Grab Bag, Tina and Rich are joined by WGN Radio’s Paul Farahvar and Smith Senior Living’s Kathy Quilty...