A 35-year veteran civil and criminal litigator and former Los Angeles Municipal Court Judge Pro Tem (1984-1990), on December 26, 2004, she officiated at the wedding of Annie and David Carradine at the Malibu home of Michael Madsen.
Maternal grandmother, Blanche Schildkraut Klein, was second cousin of Best Supporting Actor Academy Award winner Joseph Schildkraut, the first non-American born actor to win an Oscar as "Best Actor in a Supporting Role" for The Life of Emile Zola (1937).
Leading attorney contributor to the book, "Beyond a Reasonable Doubt", introduced by Larry King (Phoenix Books, 2007).
Owner of trademarks Rest My Case and I Rest My Case.
Has a line of clothing under her brand names Rest My Case and I Rest My Case.
Is an extremely accomplished pianist and has written several dozen songs across several musical genres.
Very passionate about animals and animal welfare. Honorary board member of the spca-LA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals - Los Angeles).
In November 2007, Vicki was named Celebrity Ambassador of the SPCA-LA and continues in her tireless efforts to support animals and animal causes.
Member of the famed Schildkraut family acting dynasty, whose most notable member, Joseph Schildkraut, won the Oscar for best supporting actor and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Native of Long Island, New York.
Graduated #1 in her class at W. Tresper Clarke High School. Attended Mount Holyoke College - Seven Sister College. Received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Radio, Television and Film from California State University, Northridge.
Attended Southwestern University School of Law, 1980-1983, graduating in the top 8% of the class with a Juris Doctor degree. She was on the dean's list.