A graduate of Duke University and Columbia School of Law, Alan Silber has litigated cases in numerous federal and state courts across the United States. He concentrates his practice on federal and state complex criminal litigation, as well as representing lawyers in disciplinary cases. An experienced appellate advocate, Alan has appeared and litigated cases in the United States Supreme Court, five United States Courts of Appeals, the state appellate courts of New York and New Jersey, and in the Supreme Court of Oregon. Alan was recognized in the field of Criminal Defense for both White Collar and Non-White Collar crime in the 2010 edition of Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-view publication in the legal profession. He has also achieved Martindale Hubbell’s AV Preeminent peer rating, the highest peer rating for legal ability and ethics available from that organization.
Outside of the courtroom, Alan has earned a reputation as a lecturer, speaking in criminal defense seminars across the country and internationally, and as an author, with articles appearing in The Champion (magazine of NACDL), Rutgers Law Review, The New Jersey Law Journal and The Vindicator (magazine of Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers). Alan is also recognized as a drug law reformer for his work through a multitude of criminal defense bar associations. In 2011, he received the Al Horn Award, presented annually to one lawyer “in recognition and appreciation of a lifetime of ceaseless work to advance the cause of justice and for extraordinary support for NORML.” He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), and served on its Executive Committee. He is a past Chairman of the Drug Law Reform Committee and also served as chair of that group’s Electronic Discovery Committee.Share This