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Leslie Abramson was among the most recognized criminal defense attorneys in the United States during the 1990s. She was best known for representing Erik Menendez, who was accused, with his brother Lyle, of killing his wealthy parents in their Beverly Hills home. Ms. Abramson has represented clients in many high profile cases. Her list of clients includes Phil Spector; Khalid Parwez, a gynecologist accused of murdering his son; Peter Chan, who was charged with the death of a police officer during a robbery; Ricky Sanders, one of the killers in the Bob’s Big Boy Massacre; and Jeremy Strohmeyer, a 19-year-old charged with the sexual assault and murder of a seven-year-old girl in a Las Vegas casino bathroom. Her autobiography is “The Defense is Ready: Life in the Trenches of Criminal Law.”