Linda Fairstein

Linda Fairstein

Linda Fairstein (born 1947) is one of America's foremost legal experts on crimes of violence against women and children. She served as head of the sex crimes unit of the Manhattan District Attorney's office from 1976 until 2002 and is the author of a series of novels featuring Manhattan prosecutor Alexandra Cooper. Ms. Fairstein is married to Justin N. Feldman, retired counsel to the New York office of law firm Cooley Godward Kronish LLP.Ms. Fairstein is an honors graduate of Vassar College (1969) and the University of Virginia School of Law (1972). She joined the Manhattan District Attorney's office in 1972 as an Assistant District Attorney. She was promoted to the head of the sex crimes unit in 1976. During her tenure, she prosecuted several highly publicized cases, including the "Preppy Murder" case against Robert Chambers in 1986.Linda Fairstein left the District Attorney's office in 2002, and has continued to consult, write, lecture and serve as a sex crimes expert for a wide variety of print and television media outlets, including CNN, MSNBC, and Larry King, among others. Ms. Fairstein is often called to provide her opinion on high profile prosecutions including: Michael Jackson's molestation charges in 2004, Kobe Bryant's sexual assault charges, and Scott Peterson's trial. She is also a frequent speaker on issues surrounding domestic abuse.Ms. Fairstein is also the internationally best-selling author of a series of crime novels featuring Manhattan prosecutor Alexandra Cooper. The novels draw on Ms. Fairstein's legal expertise as well as her knowledge of and affection for the rich history of the city of New York.Series:* Alexandra Cooper Mystery
Linda Fairstein, Otto Penzler, Thomas H.Cook
The Best Amer­i­can Crime Re­port­ing 2007
Linda Fairstein, Otto Penzler, Thomas H.Cook
The Best American Crime Reporting 2007
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Why Some Women Lie About Rape, Linda Fairstein
Rape Scandal that Puts You at Risk, Linda Fairstein
Killer Charm, Linda Fairstein
Linda Fairstein
Killer Charm
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Five Most Dangerous Places for Women, Linda Fairstein
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