Alan Dershowitz Net Worth

Alan Dershowitz Net Worth 2022: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Alan Dershowitz net worth is
$25 Million

Alan Dershowitz Wiki Biography

Alan Morton Dershowitz was born on the 1st September 1938, in Brooklyn, New York City USA, and is a lawyer, jurist and author aa well, perhaps best known to the world for representing Claus von Bülow, and being the appellate adviser for the defense in the case of O.J. Simpson in 1995, among other achievements.

Have you ever wondered how rich Alan Dershkowitz is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Alan`s net worth is as high as $25 million, earned through his successful career. Apart from working as a lawyer, Alan has also served as Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard Law School.

Alan Dershowitz Net Worth $25 Million

Born to an Orthodox Jewish couple, Alan had a strong sense of justice from an early age, and fought on the underdog`s side. He grew up in Borough Park, and went to Yeshiva University High School, where his teachers told him that for a career he should choose something that required a big mouth and no brains, since he was a rebel at the time. However, after matriculation Alan enrolled at Brooklyn College, and graduated with an A.B in Political Science in 1959. After that, he enrolled at Yale Law School, and during his time there served as editor-in-chief for the Yale Law Journal. He graduated first in the class, receiving the Bachelor of Laws degree in 1962.

He then passed his bar exam, and soon joined David L. Bazelon, the chief judge of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, as a clerk. In 1963 and 1964 he was law clerk for the Supreme Court Associate Justice Arthur Goldberg, before his next step to Harvard Law School as an assistant professor, and just three years later he became a full professor, at just 28 years old the youngest professor of law in the history of Harvard Law School. (In 1993 he was appointed Felix Frankfurter professor of law, and served in that position until 2013, when he retired.)

His first major case was in 1976, when he worked for Harry Reems, who was convicted of distributing obscenity because of scenes in the pornographic film “Deep Throat”. After that he took over Claus von Bülow’s case; Claus was charged with the attempted murder of his wife Sunny, and Alan managed to overthrow the conviction and free Claus of charges.

In 1995 he was the appellate adviser to Simpson’s defense team, and in 2006 he represented billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, when he was facing charges of soliciting sex from minors.

Other than that, he has also represented various high profile clients, including Mike Tyson, Jim Baker, and Patty Hearst among others.

A strong Arab-Israeli conflict commentator, and a fighter for the rights of his people, Alan has supported numerous organizations that focus on improving rights for Jewish people, including the Soviet Jewry Defense Project, among others.

Alan has also authored several books, which have improved his wealth too; his first book was released in 1982, entitled “The Best Defense”, and he then wrote the book about the Claus von Bülow case, “Reversal of Fortune: Inside the von Bülow Case” in 1985. He wrote the book about O.J. Simpson`s trial too, entitled “Reasonable Doubts: The Criminal Justice System and the O.J. Simpson Case”, published in 1996. Some other popular titles include “Supreme Injustice: How the High Court Hijacked Election 2000” published in 2001; then “The Case for Israel” in 2003; in 2005 he published “The Case for Peace: How the Arab-Israeli Conflict Can be Resolved”; and most recently “Abraham: The World’s First (But Certainly Not Last) Jewish Lawyer” in 2015, among others.

Thanks to his work, Alan has received numerous prestigious awards and honors, including being named a Guggenheim Fellow in 1979, and four years later he receiving the William O. Douglas First Amendment Award by the Anti-Defamation League, for his devotion to civil rights. Furthermore, he was given the Soviet Jewry Freedom Award in 2007 by the Russian Community Foundation, among many other awards and recognitions.

Regarding his personal life, Alan has been married to Carolyn Cohen since 1986; the couple has one child together. Previously, he was married to Susan Barlach from 1959 until 1975; the couple had two children, one of whom is producer Elon Dershowitz.

Full NameAlan Dershowitz
Net Worth$25 Million
Date Of BirthSeptember 1, 1938
Place Of BirthBrooklyn, New York City USA
EducationYale Law School (1962), Harvard Law School, Brooklyn College, Yale University
SpouseCarolyn Cohen (m. 1986), Sue Barlach (m. 1959–1975)
ChildrenElla Dershowitz, Elon Dershowitz, Jamin Dershowitz
ParentsHarry Dershowitz, Claire Dershowitz
NicknamesAlan Morton Dershowitz , Alan M. Dershowitz , Prof. Alan Dershowitz
AwardsGuggenheim Fellowship for Social Sciences, US & Canada
MoviesReversal of Fortune, A Lawyer Walks into a Bar, Knife Fight
1[Referring to a police officers possibly conspiring against OJ Simpson in his murder case] Isn't it clear that the police officers did in fact plan to obstruct justice?When five police officers, four of which are detectives and one supervisor, all swore under oath that they did not suspect OJ Simpson when they went to search his house.
2What would I do if Hitler asked me to defend him? Yes, I would defend him. The alternatives would be worse. Hitler would either go free because nobody would defend him, or go to trial without a lawyer. And I would win.
1His wife has a Ph.D. in psychology.
2Criminal defense attorney.
3University of Maryland law professor.
4Father of producer Elon Dershowitz.
5High-profile clients have included, Claus von Bülow, Patricia Hearst, Leona Helmsley, O.J. Simpson, Harry Reems, Jim Bakker, Mike Tyson, etc.
6Portrayed by Ron Silver in Reversal of Fortune (1990) and Richard Cox in American Tragedy (2000).
7Professor of Criminal Law, Harvard University.


Knife Fight2012Erik - Tawny's Lawyer (as Dr. Alan Dershowitz)
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child1999TV SeriesTurkey Lurkey
Spin City1997TV SeriesAlan M. Dershowitz - The Barrister


The Advocate's Devil1997TV Movie novel - as Alan Dershowitz
Reversal of Fortune1990book - as Alan Dershowitz


Terrorist on Trial: The United States vs. Salim Ajami1988TV Movie legal advisor - as Alan Dershowitz


Kevorkian2010Documentary special thanks
Lake of Fire2006Documentary thanks - as Alan Dershowitz
Inside Deep Throat2005Documentary thanks - as Alan Dershowitz
Let's Get Frank2003TV Movie documentary very special thanks


The Greg Gutfeld Show2016TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Boycott This!2016Documentary
Red Eye w/Tom Shillue2014-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest Panelist
Inside Edition2015TV Series documentaryHimself - Harvard Law Professor
Thought Crimes: The Case of the Cannibal Cop2015DocumentaryHimself
Roadmap Genesis2015DocumentaryHimself
Deli Man2014DocumentaryHimself
Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.2014TV Series documentaryHimself
Body and Soul: The State of the Jewish Nation2014DocumentaryCommentator
America: Imagine the World Without Her2014DocumentaryHimself
Huckabee2012-2014TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Harvard Law Professor
The View2014TV SeriesHimself - Attorney
L'Chayim2014TV Series documentaryHimself
Newsnight2014TV SeriesHimself
The O.J. Simpson Trial: Where Are They Now?2014TV MovieHimself
Geraldo at Large2012-2013TV Series documentaryHimself
The Kelly File2013TV SeriesHimself
Piers Morgan Tonight2011-2013TV SeriesHimself
Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story2013DocumentaryHimself
If These Knishes Could Talk: The Story of the NY Accent2013DocumentaryHimself
America Live2012-2013TV SeriesHimself
The War Room with Michael Shure2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Prosecution of an American President2012DocumentaryHimself (as Alan Dershowitz)
Évocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie2012DocumentaryHimself - Criminal Lawyer
How Playboy Changed the World2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
You've Got...2011TV SeriesHimself
Unauthorized: The Harvey Weinstein Project2011DocumentaryHimself
An Unlikely Obsession2011DocumentaryHimself (as Alan Dershowitz)
OJ Simpson: Monster or Myth?2010DocumentaryHimself (credit only)
The Singularity Is Near2010DocumentaryHimself
American Radical: The Trials of Norman Finkelstein2009Documentary
William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe2009DocumentaryHimself
Baseball's Golden Age2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Strictly Courtroom2008TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Alan Dershowitz)
The Jewish People2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Charlie Rose1997-2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Power, Privilege & Justice2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Jimmy Carter Man from Plains2007DocumentaryHimself
A Lawyer Walks Into a Bar...2007DocumentaryHimself
Ever Again2006DocumentaryHimself - Author & Professor of Law, Harvard University
Original Intent: The Battle for America2006Documentary as Alan Dershowitz
Lake of Fire2006DocumentaryHimself - Professor of Law, Harvard (as Alan Dershowitz)
The Sunday Programme2006TV SeriesHimself
Scarborough Country2006TV SeriesHimself
The Colbert Report2006TV SeriesHimself
Your World w/ Neil Cavuto2006TV SeriesHimself
ABC News Nightline2005TV SeriesHimself - Harvard Law Professor
Book TV2005TV SeriesHimself
Obsession: Radical Islam's War Against the West2005Documentary
Frontline2005TV Series documentaryHimself
A Cantor's Tale2005DocumentaryHimself
Call It Democracy2005DocumentaryHimself - Professor, Harvard Law School (as Alan Dershowitz)
Inside Deep Throat2005DocumentaryHimself - Law Professor, Harvard (as Alan Dershowitz)
Whose Curse Is Worse?: Red Sox and Cubs on Trial2004TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Alan Dershowitz)
Pete Rose on Trial2003TV Movie documentaryProsecuting attorney
Touched2003/IIIDocumentaryHimself (as Alan Dershowitz)
Unprecedented: The 2000 Presidential Election2002DocumentaryHimself (as Alan Dershowitz)
HBO First Look2002TV Series documentaryHimself
ESPN SportsCentury2001-2002TV Series documentaryHimself
First Monday2002TV SeriesHimself
60 Minutes2002TV Series documentaryHimself - Law Professor (segment "Torture?")
Osama Bin Laden on Trial2001TV MovieHimself - Commentator
Reckless Indifference2000DocumentaryHimself - Harvard University
American Justice1999TV Series documentaryHimself
Absolutely 100% Guilty1999Video documentaryHimself
Biography1998TV Series documentaryHimself
The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg1998DocumentaryHimself - interviewee (as Alan Dershowitz)
LateLine1998TV SeriesHimself
Howard Stern: Shut Up and Listen1997Video documentaryHimself
The Trial of O.J. Simpson1995TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Alan Dershowitz)
Picket Fences1994TV SeriesHimself
Clive Anderson Talks Back1994TV SeriesHimself
Firing Line1976-1994TV SeriesHimself - For the Negative / Himself - Guest
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1993-1994TV SeriesHimself
America Undercover1993TV Series documentaryHimself
Dream On1993TV SeriesHimself
Fallen Champ: The Untold Story of Mike Tyson1993TV Movie documentaryHimself
L.A. Law 100th Episode Celebration1991TV MovieHimself - Lawyer and Harvard Law Professor
Sex Violence & Values: Changing Images1986TV MovieHimself - Harvard Law School (as Prof Alan Dershowitz)
Late Night with David Letterman1982TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Watters' World2016TV SeriesHimself
Inside Edition2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Captivated: The Trials of Pamela Smart2014DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
A/k/a Tommy Chong2006DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
60 Minutes2002TV Series documentaryHimself - Law Professor (segment "Torture?")

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