Not a stranger to drama and crime, Charles Rosenberg was one of two on-air legal analysts for E! Entertainment Television’s live coverage of the O.J. Simpson trial and also provided commentary for E!’s coverage of the Simpson civil trial. In addition, Mr. Rosenberg has been the credited legal script consultant to the popular prime time television shows Boston Legal, L.A. Law, The Practice and Showtime Channel's The Paper Chase.
On the writing front, Charles Rosenberg penned the book The Trial of O.J. Simpson: How to Watch the Trial and Understand What’s Really Going On (Publishing Partners 1994) and is also a contributing author to the book Lawyers in Your Living Room! Law on Television (ABA Publishing 2009).
Mr. Rosenberg is a graduate of Harvard Law School where he also spent time as an editor of the Harvard Law Review. Charles Rosenberg has been a partner in numerous law firms and is currently a partner in a three-lawyer firm in the Los Angeles area where he and his wife reside.
In addition to writing, Mr. Rosenberg has taught extensively as an adjunct law professor at respected establishments that include Loyola Law School in Los Angeles; the Loyola Law School International LLM Program in Bologna, Italy; Pepperdine School of Law; UCLA School of Law; and the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA.
Please tell us a bit about your book, Death on a High Floor, and what you hope readers take away from reading it.
On the surface, Death on a High Floor is a classic legal thriller, complete with tense courtroom scenes. As the novel opens, Simon Rafer, the managing partner of Marbury Marfan, a glitzy, L.A.-based international law firm of more than a thousand lawyers, lies dead in the firm’s swank 85th floor reception area. An ornate Swiss dagger protrudes from his back.