Mona Shafer Edwards

Courtroom Art

Mona Shafer Edwards The artwork of Mona Shafer Edwards stretches from fashion illustration, to courtroom drama, and to the silver screen of Hollywood.

A Los Angeles native, Ms. Edwards earned a Bachelor’s degree with honors from prestigious Art Center College of Design.

Mona is author/illustrator of "Captured! Inside the World of Celebrity Trials”, and has illustrated many books for the Fashion Industry; for HarperCollins, Addison Wesley Longman, and Hachette Publishing, New York.
Edwards has taught fashion sketching and advertising illustration classes at UCLA, FIDM and TradeTech, Los Angeles, as well as being a guest lecturer at High Schools and Colleges.

Mona has put pen to paper to bring life to countless world-famous and cornerstone trials. Both OJ Simpson cases were covered and Mona worked as well on the Michael Jackson molestation trial, Anna Nicole Smith, Rodney King, and Lindsay Lohan cases, for National and International News outlets, and entertainment magazine shows, to name only a few.

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Addressing the Court
Addressing the Court
Addressing the Jury
Addressing the Jury
Basic Facts
Basic Facts
Calendar Call
Calendar Call
Cross Examination
Cross Examination
Closing Arguments
Closing Arguments
In Defense of His Client
In Defense of His Client
Madame Prosecutor
Madame Prosecutor
Objection to the Ruling
Objection to the Ruling
Objection Your Honor
Objection Your Honor
On the Stand
On the Stand
Opening Day
Opening Day
Opening Statements
Opening Statements
Presenting the Evidence
Presenting the Evidence
Ruling from the Bench
Ruling from the Bench
She Did It
She Did It
Sidebar
Sidebar
Strategy Session
Strategy Session
The Expert Witness
The Expert Witness
The Plea Bargain
The Plea Bargain
Trial Exhibits
Trial Exhibits
Waiting to Make a Point
Waiting to Make a Point
Witness Testimony
Witness Testimony
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Her work has been featured on ABC, CNN, 20/20, Extra, Entertainment Tonight, E!, as well as Time , Newsweek, US, and Entertainment Weekly Magazine.  Ms. Edwards has created storyboards and sketch art for several films and television productions; including Moulin Rouge, The Ghost of Mississippi, Medium, Shark, Big Love, as well as a recurring role on the soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful.

She illustrated a music video, NEDA, for Amnesty International, for the band, " The Airborne Toxic Event”.

Mona is represented by WinnDevon art publishing, with several collections of Fashion and Fine Art posters for the Canadian company.
Since 2001, Mona has been the Courtroom Art judge in the California Mock Trials competition, lending her expertise to the Constitutional Rights Foundations annual High School tournaments, and has contributed her talents to the Cedars Sinai Hospital, The Grossman Burn Center, and created the bronze logo award for the Genesis Awards, Humane Society.