Glenn L. Kirschner is an American attorney, a former U.S. Army prosecutor, and an NBC News/MSNBC legal analyst. Glenn L. Kirschner has been the legal analyst for MSNBC and NBC News since 2017. He has given a legal commentary on national news media shows such as MSNBC’s Morning Joe, MSNBC Live and Hardball with Chris Matthews, CNN’s The Lead with Jake Tapper, and The Stephanie Miller Show.
Meet Glenn Kirschner’s Wife
Kirschner married his first wife, Tracy Lynn Gifol on 4 August 1985 at the Allaire Chapel. Unfortunately, the couple divorced, and Kirschner is now married to Niloofar Assadnia. Assadnia works in the legal sector like Kirschner and is an enthusiastic supporter of his Team Justice campaign.
Kirchner highlighted his wife’s kind and helpful personality in a Twitter thread he created on 21 May 2021. In the thread, he expressed his appreciation to her for volunteering to explain the QR code scanning system to the passengers waiting to board the plane to Mexico. She was already aware of the system, owing to her detail-oriented personality and her career path as an attorney, therefore, she assisted all passengers boarding the plane to navigate the technical aspect set to fulfill the travel, one by one. Kirschner has five daughters, Emma, Molly, Kate, Megan, and Kelly, as well as one son, Kian. His daughter Emma assisted him in developing his goods business.
Kirschner received the Harold J. Sullivan Award for Fairness, Ethics and Trial Excellence in 2017 and the John F. Evans Award for Trial Excellence in 2001, both from the Assistant U.S. Attorney’s Association; the John F. Evans Award for Trial Excellence, the Chief of Police Medal of Honor in 2009 and 2010 from the Washington DC Metropolitan Police Department, and was inducted as a fellow into the American College of Trial Lawyers in 2018. Notable cases include:
U.S. v. London Ford – A landmark gang case involving the District of Columbia’s first urban warfare theory of homicide liability.
U.S. v. Andre Burno – Motivated by a desire to steal a police officer’s Glock firearm, the defendant ambushed an on-duty police officer, shooting him in the neck. The case/defendant is the subject of an Emmy-Award-winning HBO documentary Thug Life in DC.
U.S v. Jose Rodriguez-Cruz – In 2009, EPA employee Pam Butler disappeared. In 2016, the cold case was revived, and enough evidence was developed to charge Ms. Butler’s boyfriend with her murder. Although Ms. Butler’s body was never found, the defendant pleaded guilty in 2017. The case is the subject of a Dateline NBC documentary that aired in November 2018.