Alan Dershowitz is a famous American criminal lawyer, jurist, and commentator. Alan is most renowned for representing celebrities namely Jim Bakker, Mike Tyson, and Patty Hearst. Alan handled the conviction of Claus von Bülow who attempted to murder his wife, Sunny. He is well-known for defending and legally advising in O. J. Simpson case. Continue reading to find the net worth of Alan Dershowitz as of 2019.
Early Life & Biography:
Alan Dershowitz’s full name is Alan Morton Dershowitz. He was born on 1st September 1938 in Brooklyn in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York City in the US. Alan’s parents were Orthodox Jewish. His mother was Claire (née Ringel), and father was Harry Dershowitz. Harry founded and served as President of the Young Israel Synagogue (1960).
Also, he served as the board of directors of Etz Chaim School in Borough Park. Harry was the co-owner of the Manhattan-based Merit Sales Company. Alan grew up in the Orthodox Jewish area known as Borough Park in New York City. He studied from Brooklyn College and Yale Law School.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
After his graduation from Yale Law School, he worked as a clerk for Justice Arthur Goldberg. After that, Alan was appointed as a faculty of Harvard Law School when he was 25 years old. Alan Dershowitz spent most of his career life at Harvard Law School. At age 28, Alan was the youngest full law professor in history. Alan held Felix Frankfurter professorship from 1993 to 2013.
Alan Dershowitz appeared in several high-profile legal cases. As a criminal lawyer, Alan Dershowitz won 13 out of 15 murder cases. He was involved in cases defending celebrities such as Jim Bakker, Mike Tyson, and Patty Hearst. Alan was involved in the conviction of Claus von Bülow who attempted to murder his wife, Sunny. Alan is known to have defended and legally advised in the O.J. Simpson case.
Alan Dershowitz has written several books on politics and law. Also, Alan has published hundreds of articles in magazines and journals. As per Newsweek, Alan Dershowitz is the most nomadic civil liberties lawyer and the most important defenders of individual’s rights. On working on behalf of Jewish rights, Alan Dershowitz visited Soviet Union (1974) as a Soviet Jewry defense project. Of late, Alan spoke on the Arab-Israeli conflict.
In 1979, Alan Dershowitz was named as a Guggenheim Fellow. In 1983, Alan received Anti-Defamation League’s William O. Douglas First Amendment Award for his work in civil rights. Alan was honored by the New York Criminal Bar Association for his contribution as a scholar and defense of human rights.
Net Worth & Earnings:
The net worth of Alan Dershowitz is $30 million. Most of his wealth comes from his annual salary as the Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. Throughout his career, Alan published several books and law and politics and earned from the sale of the books. Other sources of wealth include his involvement as a criminal lawyer, political commentator, and jurist.
Alan Dershowitz serves as a member of the International Advisory Board of NGO Monitor. Also, he regularly contributes and analyses politics for CNN and Fox News.