Alan Dershowitz

Alan Dershowitz is a famous and skilled personality who is professionally an American attorney. He is better known for his work in American Criminal Law and U.S. constitutional law. He is also known for controversial political views. He is the proud former Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. He is also a legal analyst, media contributor, and political commentator.

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Biography and Early Life

Alan Dershowitz was brought up in this world on the 1st of September 1938 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York City, United States of America. He was born to a couple christened as Harry Dershowitz (father) and Claire Ringel (mother). His dad was the founder and president of the Young Israel of Boro Park Synagogue and has served as one of the Etz Chaim School board directors. His dad was retired from a Merit Sales Corporation located in Manhattan as a co-owner.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Alan Dershowitz in 2021 and what is his height and weight? Well, Alan Dershowitz’s age is 82 years old as of today’s date 2nd August 2021 having been born on 1 September 1938. Though, he is 5’11’’ in feet and inches and 180 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 166 lbs in Pound and  75kg in Kilograms.


He completed his early education at Yeshiva University High School, which is an independent boys prep school. This school was owned by the Yeshiva University situated in Manhattan, New York City. As a kid, he used to be very rebellious and was often criticized by his teachers. As a kid, he also used to play basketball for the school team. Later, he attended Brooklyn College and graduated in the year 1959 with a degree in Political Science. Next, he was enrolled in Yale Law School and got graduated in the year 1962 with a degree in Bachelor of Laws (LLB).

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Alan Dershowitz was formerly wedded to Sue Barlach, but unfortunately, she is no more. The couple met during their high school, fell in love, and later decided to marry. They tied the holy knot at a very young age. Then Sue was only 18, and Alan was just 20 years only. The couple became proud parents to talented kids- Elon Dershowitz, born in 1961 (Film Producer), and Jamin Dershowitz, born in 1963 (Attorney). But due to some unfortunate reasons, they separated in 1973. They stayed separately and took divorce.

The couple fought for the custody of their children individually. Alan won the case and was then responsible for his legacy. In the year 1986, he married a lady named Carolyn Cohen, a retired neuropsychologist. She is currently his wife. The couple had a beautiful daughter together and is a great actress.

Is Alan Dershowitz Gay?

He is happily married to a lady named Carolyn Cohen since 1986 and is currently cherishing their incredible bond. He is a father to his three kids, two kids from his first marriage with Sue Barlach. Hence, he isn’t gay.

Professional Career

Alan Dershowitz grabbed his first job in the year 1952 when he was just 14 years old. His job was at a deli factory on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Mostly in his career, he has focused on criminal cases. He has served as a clerk for David L. Bazelon (chief judge). He was born with capability and smartness, which led him to rule the attorney world. He is an excellent and experienced attorney who is aware of all the tricks and cracks that would solve very complex cases too.


He is a talented individual and has been recognized with some prestigious awards. His name has been mentioned in the list of “William O Douglas First Amendment Award” for Antidefamation league for his service on civil rights. In the late month of 2011, in the event which was co-sponsored by the NGO monitor, he was rewarded by the Menachem Begin with the Menachem Begin Award of Honor. In 2007 Russian Jewish Foundation accoladed him with “The Soviet Jewry Freedom Award.”

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Alan Dershowitz in 2021

As of 2021, he has an estimated net worth of $30 Million. However, his annual income is yet to be revealed. He has earned his wealth by teaching and performing law. He has amazing skills, which have helped him to solve many judicial cases in no time. He has contributed significantly to judicious laws and their related attributes.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • He had been alleged for sex trafficking by Virginia Giuffre.
  • Ron Silver pictured him in Reversal of Fortune.

Alan Dershowitz is a famous American lawyer, teacher, and professor. He is a gifted lad who has the capability to resolve criminal cases. He is a greatly talented lad who has achieved several victories and many rewards. His most cases have been epilogue with some different exciting success story. He is a very dedicated man who has, though witnessed many ups and downs, has never let an obstruction hampers its progress.


Facts of Alan Morton Dershowitz

  • Gender Male
  • full nameAlan Morton Dershowitz
  • birthplaceNew York, New York, United States
  • Date of Birth September 01, 1938
  • Age 85 years 0 months
  • Horoscope Virgo
  • Lucky Number 4
  • Lucky Stone Sapphire
  • Lucky Color Green
  • Best Match for Marriage Taurus, Capricorn
  • nationalityAmerican
  • religionChristian
  • net worth$30 million
  • professionLawyer
  • weightIn Kilograms – 75 kg, In Pounds –166 lbs
  • heightIn Centimetres –180 cm, In Feet and Inches – 5’11’’
  • hair colorBlack
  • eye colorGrey
  • high schoolYeshiva University High School

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