Robin Sax

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Robin Sax
Born Robin Sax
c. 1972 (age 42–43)
Los Angeles, United States
Occupation Legal Analyst, Writer, former prosecutor
Genre True crime
Subject Crime
Notable works It Happens Everyday: Inside the Life of a Sex Crimes DA
Children 1 daughter

Robin Ann Sax (born 1972) is an author, legal analyst, victim advocate, radio host,[1] an HLN contributor, and a former prosecutor for the State of California, County of Los Angeles and Riverside County District Attorney's Office.


In 1993, Sax received her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and her juris doctor in 1997 from Pepperdine University School of Law. She also has a certificate of Alternative Dispute Resolution from Pepperdine University School of Law.


She was admitted to the State Bar of California on November 24, 1997.[2] The same year, she joined the Riverside County District Attorney's Office. In 1999, she left to work for the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office, where, for more than 10 years, she prosecuted sexual offenders. She left the district attorney’s office in 2009.[3][4]

She has served as an instructor for the Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, and the California District Attorneys Association. She has also been a lecturer at the University of California, Los Angeles’ paralegal program and an adjunct professor of criminal justice at California State University, Los Angeles.

She sat on a multi-disciplinary team at UCLA's Rape Treatment with Department of Children and Family Services, law enforcement, victim advocates, and social workers. In March 2010, she was a speaker at the Conference on Crimes Against Women in Dallas, Texas.[5] She was a trainer at the California Sexual Assault Investigators Association 2010 Spring Conference.[6]

Sax has a long list of television credits as a legal analyst and commentator. Since 2009 she's appeared on NBC's Today Show,[7] Good Morning America[8] and ABC News.,[9] ET, The Insider, CNN, Dr. Phil Show, Al Jazeera America, Fox News Channel and HLN.

In 2008, Sax was featured on the nationally syndicated radio program "The Law Business Insider," hosted by Steve Murphy to discuss the Caylee Anthony case.[10] She also appeared on the "Nancy Grace Show" in January 2009 to discuss the Anthony case.[11]

In 2011 Sax joined Fox 11 News as a legal analyst for the Dr. Conrad Murray trial. She later became a regular legal contributor on Good Day LA and Studio 11 LA. She also hosted a web show titled "Pick A Lane".[12] On the show, she discussed ongoing trials and legal matters with another co-host (regular hosts include Larry Elder and Darren Kavinoky), and they encourage viewers to contribute to the discussion through social media.

In 2012 Sax joined Current TV as a Producer and Legal Correspondent for The Young Turks.[13] When Al Jazeera America purchased Current TV in 2013[14] Sax took on the role of Manager Show Operations for TechKnow.

In January 2013, she appeared on the Dr. Phil Show to discuss the Steubenville, Ohio alleged rape of an underage teen-age girl by high school football team members.[15]

In 2015 Sax returned to her legal roots and joined the Los Angeles, California law firm Enenstein Ribakoff LaViña & Pham as Senior Counsel in the Family Law Department. Her legal practice includes family law, employment law, white-collar criminal defense, and entertainment and media.

Previously she's represented the parents of teenager Amber Dubois, who was murdered in San Diego County in 2009 by convicted killer John Albert Gardner,[16] and appeared on Larry King Live with Dubois' mother, Carrie McGonigle.[17] She also represented Samantha Spiegel in an alleged stalking case against John Mark Karr, who falsely confessed to killing Jon Benet Ramsey.[18][19]


Sax has authored six books, including It Happens Every Day: Inside the World of a Sex Crimes DA[20] and The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Criminal Justice System.[21]

She is a contributor to the Huffington Post.[22][23][24] She has also contributed legal commentary on CBS News' Crimesider.[25] She is a regular contributor to Women in Crime Ink,[26] which the Wall Street Journal called "a blog worth reading."[27]

Personal life[edit]

She lives with her daughter in Los Angeles.



  1. ^ Justice Interrupted Radio[dead link]
  2. ^ California State Bar membership listing
  3. ^ "L.A. County prosecutor resigns after discussing Michael Jackson case on 'Larry King Live'". Los Angeles Times. July 15, 2009. 
  4. ^ "’Shades of Gray’: The Real Story Behind My Resignation from the L.A. County DA's Office". Huffington Post. July 30, 2009. 
  5. ^ Speaker, Conference on Crimes Against Women, March 2010
  6. ^ The Investigation and Prosecution of Sex Offenders, CCFMTC 2010 Spring Conference training topic, by Robin Sax
  7. ^ "How are Michael Jackson’s kids holding up?". MSNBC. April 26, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Expert Debate: Will George Huguely Face Death Penalty?". Good Morning America. May 10, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Former 'Survivor' Producer Bruce Beresford-Redman Admitted Affair in E-Mails". ABC News. April 22, 2010. 
  10. ^ "America's Best Selling Authors, featuring Robin Sax, Stacy Dittrich and Susan Murphy-Milano.
  11. ^ "Breaking News in Caylee Anthony Case". Nancy Grace Show. January 5, 2009. 
  12. ^ Pick A Lane web show segments
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  15. ^ "Dr. Phil goes behind the headlines of the alleged Steubenville rape case". Dr. Phil Show. January 17, 2013. Retrieved January 17, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Amber Dubois' Parents Want Answers". NBC Los Angeles. March 17, 2010. 
  17. ^ Larry King Live transcripts, March 16, 2010
  18. ^ "Ex-JonBenet suspect sought after alleged threats". Associated Press. June 2, 2010. 
  19. ^ "Help Locate and Lock Up This Predator". Huffington Post. May 14, 2010. 
  20. ^ Author listing, Simon & Schuster
  21. ^ Publisher listing, The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Criminal Justice System
  22. ^ Contributor, Huffington Post and Psychology Today
  23. ^ "Did the Economist Do Sex Crime Victims Justice?". Huffington Post. August 13, 2009. 
  24. ^ "Crime Time". Retrieved October 17, 2012. 
  25. ^ "Chelsea King-Amber Dubois Plea Deal for Killer John Gardner is Justice Served, Says Ex-Prosecutor". CBS News. April 28, 2010. 
  26. ^ Contributor, Women in Crime Ink
  27. ^ Wall Street Journal article

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