Alan Dershowitz Biography

Alan Dershowitz

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Birth Country: United States
Birth Sign: virgo
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Alan Dershowitz is a leading defender of civil liberties. He is an Amercian lawyer and author, born on 1st September 1938 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, the son of Harry Dershowitz and Claire Dershowitz, a Jewish couple. He also has a brother, Nathan Dershowitz. Dershowitz attended Yeshiva University High in Manhattan, New York. After the completion of his high school, he joined Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.). Later he became of the popular criminal lawyer of the United States; his first job was at a deli factory. He currently works for CNN and Fox News.

 A lawyer of Jewish ethnic background of American nationality Alan Dershowitz spent most of career at Harvard Law School, for the University he was the youngest law professor in the history. He gave his life and career mostly by solving the case related to criminal law. He has dealt with the case related to famous personalities like Patty Hearst, Harry Reems, Mike Tyson, Jim Baker, Kirtanananda Swami, O.J.Simpson are some of the prominent celebrity that has been his clients.

Some even speculate that he was one of the lawyers of Nelson Mandela. He retired from teaching at Harvard Law and is currently training Julian Assange's legal team.

His famous cases are some of the cases which are going to remember for decades in the USA. His most successful cases are OJ Simpson murder trial, he was an appellate advisor for the defense team and overturning the conviction of Claus von Bulow for attempting the murder of his wife.

Alan Dershowitz, a lawyer by profession, has found himself on the opposite side of the law and dragged into the embarrassing situation like the allegation of Sexual Relationships with a minor, Virgina Roberts. Dershowitz and denied the allegation and challenged the case. The case was settled in 2016. Another controversy that he faced was for his book, The Case for Israel (2003), it was rumored that the book contained plagiarism.

Alan Dershowitz is the famous lawyer who during his illustrious career won many cases. For his contribution as a lawyer awarded him Guggenheim Fellowship For Social Sciences in 1979. He has also earned several doctorates from several law universities.

He has admitted that he is a supporter of Democratic Party. He endorsed Hillary Clinton and later on Barack Obama, the husband of Michelle Obama as the party nominee. He is also a defender of the President Donald TrumpHe is also avid supporter of Israel and its policies. He has appeared in numerous television series like Picket Fences Spin City and First Monday.

Alan Dershowitz was first married to the woman named Sue Barlach after divorced his wife he, later on, married Carolyn Cohen, a Ph.D. holder in Psychology they have three children Ella Dershowitz, Elon Dershowitz, Jamin Dershowitz, and two grandchildren respectively. Among them, Ella Dershowitz is an actress.

As of 2017, Alan Dershowitz’s net worth is $25 million. As a visiting professor at Harvard, he earned a salary of around $60,000 per year. However, as a high-profile criminal lawyer, he is said to earn more than $10,000 for every hour, he and his team spend working on a client’s case. His best-selling book, The Best Defense, published by Random House and sold at $16.95 per book, has earned him millions of dollars. 

He has about 4200 followers on his Facebook and over 4,800 followers on his Twitter account.

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Born to Harry Dershowitz and Claire Dershowit Brooklyn New York

1938 1st of September

Alan Dershowitz was born to father, Harry Dershowitz, and mother, Claire  Dershowitz, in 1st September 1938 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn New York. He has a brother name, Nathan. 


Youngest Professor Harvard Law School


After graduating with the bachelors in law (L.L.B), he spent most of his professional career at the university where he was the university's youngest professor.


Married to his second wife Carolyn Cohen


After separating from his first wife, Sue Barlach, he later married Carolyn Cohen a Ph.D. Degree holder in Psychology. The couple together has three children.


Famous Murder Trial Case in American History O.J Simpson Murder Case


In the O.J.Simpson Murder Case, he was the appellate advisor to the defense team. The murder case was the most documented case in Amercian History. The case shot Dershowitz's career into prominence and his famous case till today.


Net worth of Alan Dershowitz Salary


Being one of the most expensive criminal lawyers in the world, as of 2017, his net worth is $25 million. His salary is estimated to be around $60,000 a month with more than $10,000 per hour charge.

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