Glenn Kirschner Bio


Glenn Kirschner

Glenn is a former federal prosecutor with 30 years of trial experience. He served in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia for 24 years, rising to the position of Chief of the Homicide Section. In that capacity, Glenn supervised 30 homicide prosecutors and oversaw all homicide grand jury investigations and prosecutions in Washington, DC.

The Prosecutor

Prior to joining the DC U.S. Attorney’s Office, Glenn served more than six years on active duty as an Army Judge Advocate General (JAG) prosecutor, trying court-martial cases and handling criminal appeals, including espionage and death penalty cases.

The Analyst

Glenn currently works as an NBC News/MSNBC on-air legal analyst and teaches criminal justice at George Washington University. He has a YouTube channel and Podcast, “Justice Matters with Glenn Kirschner.”

The Advocate

Glenn tried hundreds of cases in his three decades as a prosecutor, including more than 50 murder trials, multiple lengthy RICO trials and precedent-setting cases.

His cases have been made into major motion pictures (murder conviction of a sophisticated con man who ran in elite DC circles, subject of “Georgetown”, a film starring Vanessa Redgrave, Christoph Waltz and Annette Bening) and TV documentaries, including the upcoming release of a multi-part documentary to air on Peacock streaming service, “Who Murdered Robert Wone?”

The Athletic Scholar

Glenn attended Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Virginia and was First-Team All American football player in 1983. In 1987, he graduated with honors from New England School of Law in Boston, where he was named a Trustee’s Scholar.

Honor & Recognition

Glenn has received numerous awards, including:

  • The Harold J. Sullivan Award for Fairness, Ethics and Trial Excellence
  • The John F. Evans Award for Outstanding Advocacy
  • The Metropolitan Police Department’s Chief of Police Medal of Honor
  • The United States Attorney’s Office STAR Award
  • U.S. Army Meritorious Service Medal
  • Washington & Lee University Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee
  • induction in September 2018 into the American College of Trial Lawyers