FAMOUS JEWISH LAWYERS


Supreme Court of the United States:
    * Louis Brandeis, U.S. Supreme Court Justice 1916–1939.
    * Stephen G. Breyer, U.S. Supreme Court Justice 1994–present.
    * Benjamin N. Cardozo, U.S. Supreme Court Justice 1932–1938.
    * Abe Fortas, U.S. Supreme Court Justice 1965–1969.
    * Felix Frankfurter, U.S. Supreme Court Justice 1939–1962
    * Ruth Bader Ginsburg, U.S. Supreme Court Justice 1993–present.
    * Arthur J. Goldberg, U.S. Supreme Court Justice 1962–1965.

 Activists and scholars:
    * Gloria Allred (1941–) lawyer and radio talk show host
    * Thomas Buergenthal, U.S. judge on the International Court of Justice
    * Alan Dershowitz, U.S. lawyer, Professor Harvard Law School, popular author
    * Arthur Lehman Goodhart, jurist
    * Judith Kaye, first female Chief Judge of the New York Court of Appeals
    * Alex Kozinski, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit judge and popular essayist
    * William Kunstler, U.S. lawyer famous for defending controversial "radical" clients such as the "Chicago Seven" protesters of the 1968 Democratic National Convention.
    * Samuel Leibowitz, lawyer, defender of the Scottsboro Boys.
    * Edward Levi, U.S. Attorney General 1975–77
    * Nathan Lewin, Prominent Jewish advocate; argued many first amendment, establishment clause-related cases before the Supreme Court.
    * Martin Lipton, U.S. leading business lawyer corporate mergers
    * Julian Mack, Early 20th Century United States Circuit Court of Appeals Judge.
    * Stanley Mosk, U.S. jurist, California Supreme Court Justice and Attorney General
    * Peter Neufeld, Innocence Project
    * Barry Scheck, Co-founder of the Innocence Project, defense lawyer for O.J. Simpson.
    * Eliot Spitzer, Former Governor and former Attorney General of New York
    * Horace Stern, first Jewish justice on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, was later elevated to Chief Justice. Founded the law firm of Wolf, Block, Schorr & Solis-Cohen
    * Laurence H. Tribe, Professor of Law, Harvard University
    * Eugene Volokh, Professor of Law, UCLA

Media Figures:
    * Ben Brafman, attorney for Sean Combs, Michael Jackson.
    * Marcia Clark, prosecutor in the trial of O.J. Simpson.
    * Roy Cohn, chief attorney for Joseph McCarthy
    * Bertram Fields (1929–) Harvard-trained lawyer, famous for his work in the field of entertainment law.
    * Ed Koch, Judge on The People's Court and former mayor of New York.
    * Scooter Libby, former Vice Presidential Chief of Staff
    * Robert Shapiro, U.S. lawyer, known for the trial of O.J. Simpson.
    * Jerry Sheindlin, television judge, husband of Judith Sheindlin, former New York State Supreme Court justice.
    * Judith Sheindlin, former New York family court judge, host of Judge Judy.
    * Joseph Wapner, judge on The People's Court.