Criminal defense attorney and Legal Correspondent for Access Hollywood with Mario Lopez, Alison Triessl is one of the few female nationally recognized criminal defense attorneys. She has worked on numerous high profile cases including, The Monica Burgos Murder Case (The woman who was murdered in Cancun by her husband Bruce Beresford Redmond who was a TV producer on Survivor) and The Lois Gooman Case. (Lois is the US Open Tennis Ref who was accused of murdering her elderly husband with a coffee mug.). Both of these cases made national news. She is also currently the host of Legal Smart on KTLA that airs on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3pm locally where she provides insight and advice on a wide variety of practical and relevant legal issues.
Alison 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 Dr. Phil. She has provided legal commentary numerous times for CNN-HLN, and appeared on Nancy Grace, Dr. Drew, and Jane Velez-Mitchell. Alison was a primary legal commentator for the Conrad Murray trial for KTLA Channel 5. From September 2015-2018, she had also contributed to the syndicated investigative news magazine series Crime Watch Daily. Her experience over 20 years as one of Los Angeles’ leading criminal defense attorneys and her unique brand of intelligent, thoughtful, and entertaining analysis and commentary makes her a leading voice in trial coverage and courtroom media.
Alison Triessl is also the creator of the innovative app and website, Wild About Trial which is available for Androids, iPhones, iPads, and iPods. The app covers trials in a fresh way by tweeting, and live streaming the nation’s most riveting and controversial trials right from the courthouse. Avid trial watchers are able to use Wild About Trial to interact with staff attorneys and gain access to the nation’s courtroom as never before. Wild About Trial is changing the way that trials are being covered.
In 2009 Allison was the President of the Los Angeles County Criminal Courts Bar Association, exclusively practicing criminal defense law specializing in third strike, drug and assault cases. 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.