This generation got to know Leslie Abramson through Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders mini-series. The character portrayed by Edie Falco was fierce, empathetic, and devoted to her clients, and the real woman that fought for Erik Menendez in court was exactly the same. So what is Leslie Abramson up to today? Read on to find out!
Leslie Abramson (left) and Edie Falco (right) (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Leslie moved out of the Hancock Park home she lived in during the Menendez trial in 2001, trading it in for a large Craftsman-style home in the San Gabriel Valley. "We had been hankering on putting our arts-and-crafts furniture, which we've been collecting for 25 years, into an authentic Craftsman," she told the L.A. Times. "So we bought a more modest house with more character in arts-and-crafts land." The house came equipped with plenty of outdoor space for her gardens, and a pool for her adopted son who was seven at the time, and is 23 years old now.
Leslie is now retired from law, though she is a published author and still does speaking engagements from time to time, inspiring young lawyers. Law & Order show-runner René Balcer told EW that Leslie did not participate in the show in any way, but that “she’s having a nice life, a nice retirement.”
Leslie is still living in the San Gabriel Valley with her journalist husband Tim. Tim was laid off by the Los Angeles Times in 2011, but he quickly found a new job at the Los Angeles Daily News, according to The Wrap.
No clear net worth information is available for Leslie, though she's living comfortably in the San Gabriel Valley on the money she made off high-profile legal cases, her book "The Defense Is Ready: Life In The Trenches Of Criminal Law," and appearances.
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