Alan Dershowitz Net Worth

How much is Alan Dershowitz worth?

Net Worth:$30 Million
Profession:Professional Lawyer
Date of Birth:September 1, 1938
Country:United States of America
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About Alan Dershowitz

Alan Morton Dershowitz is an American former professor, lawyer, and legal scholar. He gained popularity with his scholarship of the American criminal law and US constitutional law. He taught at the Harvard Law School from 1964 to 2013 and in 1993 was appointed Felix Frankfurter Professor. Besides representing many celebrity clients such as Julian Assange, Jim Bakker, Leona Helmsley, Mike Tyson and Jeffrey Epstein; he also worked as a political commentator, legal analyst, and regular media contributor.

American lawyer and legal scholar Alan Dershowitz has a net worth of $30 million dollars, as of 2021. Dershowitz is known for the long list of celebrity clients he defended from Mike Tyson to Jeffrey Epstein, Julian Assange and Jim Bakker.

Alan Dershowitz taught at Harvard Law School from 1964 to 2013.

How did Alan Dershowitz earn his net worth?

The lawyer became rich right after he began his legal and teaching career in the 1960s. Shortly after he graduated from law school, he clerked for the chief judge David L. Bazelon of the US Court of Appeals, who became his mentor. Throughout the rest of the decade, while earning nearly $100.000 per year, he clerked for the justice Arthur Goldberg of the US Supreme Court. At that time, he already began having major celebrities as his clients.

The peak of Alan Dershowitz’s career came in the 1970s and the rest of the century. He became one of the most popular lawyers who handled cases for influential figures. His first most notable client is Harry Reems who was one of the most controversial celebrities in America at the time for his involvement in the pornographic movie “Deep Throat”. A couple of years later, he represented Claus von Bulow, Jozef Glemp, Marc Barnicle, and O. J. Simpson in what are considered to be his first of many high-profile cases. Representing the latter in 1995, in what is described as one of the most publicized criminal trials in the US history, helped the lawyer earn a solid amount of $500.000 plus.

Why is he so famous?

Alan Dershowitz is famous because of his work at Harvard and the representation of many A-list celebrities. He was born on September 1, 1938, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. His father, Harry, was the founder and president of the Young Israel Synagogue, while his mother, Claire, was part of the board of directors of the Eltz Chaim School. In 1952, at the age of 14, Alan began working at a deli factory based in the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

He attended the Yeshiva University High School, where he played basketball. In 1956, he graduated from the prep school (which is owned by the Yeshiva University), and immediately after that, he enrolled at the Brooke College. A few years later, in mid-1959, he received his AB with a major in political science. Next, he began attending and working for the Yale Law School as an editor-in-chief. He earned a bachelor of laws in 1962 and then became a member of the conservative minyan.

What makes him so successful?

What makes Dershowitz so successful are his 13 of 15 murder and attempted murder cases that he won but also his book about law and politics. Most recently, in January 2020, with a net worth of $30 million, he joined the legal team of the highly controversial figure Donald Trump during his final year as the 45th President of the United States. His addition to the team during the approved impeachment of Trump was notable and highlighted not just by the commentators but media from countries around the world.

At the same time with his many commercial cases as a lawyer, Alan also began working at the Harvard Law School. He spent more than 50 years at the university and in 1993 was appointed as the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law. Around the same time, he began writing books about law and politics. All in all, while being the prominent voice of the Arab-Israeli conflict, he also wrote books on the subject. Among some of the best-sellers by the author are” Chutzpah”, “Reasonable Doubts”, “Reversal of Fortune”, “The Case of Israel”, and “The Case for Peace”. Almost all of his books have sparked the production of films and documentaries. His latest works are “The Case Of Impeaching Trump” and “Guilt by Accusation”.


Alan Dershowitz is one of the most famous celebrity lawyers in the world. The legal analyst, media contributor, and political commentator has been a media sensation ever since the 1970s when he began taking high profile (as well as unpopular) causes and clients. He has released numerous best-selling books and has won many attempted murder and murder cases as a criminal appellate lawyer.

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Written by Jenna Jacobs

Jenna Jacobs writes on the core topics of science and technology, literature, psychology and nature. With a keen interest in history and finance Jacobs has written many articles on Suvudu.
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