Robert Rotenberg is a Canadian criminal lawyer and writer, based in Toronto. Rotenberg studied English literature at the University of Toronto, and then earned his law degree at Osgoode Hall Law School. He went to the London School of Economics for a masters degree in International Law.
Rotenberg’s first novel, Old City Hall, is set in Toronto, and as the name suggests, features pivotal scenes in the city’s historic Old City Hall, now used as a courthouse. Since then he has published “The Guilty Plea,” in 2011, “Stray Bullets” in 2012 and “Stranglehold” in 2013. All of his books have been on the Globe & Mail bestseller. All are set in Toronto, and feature the same ensemble cast.
In 2013 NPR broadcast a feature story about Rotenberg and Toronto for their “Crime in the City” series, describing how he develops his characters by giving them actual locations in Toronto to live.
Rotenberg also teaches part-time at the Humber Writing School correspondence course and does writing seminars at various law firms in Toronto as well as lecturing at an LLM program at Osgoode Hall Law School.