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Alan Silber

August 28th, 2008

Alan Silber brings more than 40 years of experience to his practice. Mr. Silber has litigated cases in Federal Courts and numerous State Courts across the United States. He has tried major white-collar cases involving RICO, bank fraud, and securities fraud, as well as significant drug-conspiracy cases, kidnapping (representing a police officer), and murder.

Mr. Silber is a member of the bar of nine United States’ District Courts, and has litigated in more than a dozen other District Courts An experienced appellate advocate, Mr. Silber has appeared and litigated cases in five United States Courts of Appeals, the United States Supreme Court, the State appellate courts of New York, New Jersey, and in the Supreme Court of Oregon.

Outside of the courtroom, Mr. Silber has earned a reputation for his work with criminal-defense bar associations, as a lecturer, author and as a drug law reformer. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), and serves as both the Chairman of the Drug Law Reform Committee and the Fourth Circuit Coordinator for the Lawyer’s Assistance Committee of that organization. He has served on the Board of Directors of NORML and the Board of Advisors of the Drug Policy Foundation.

He has appeared as a speaker in criminal defense seminars in Virginia, New Jersey, New York, Florida, Louisiana, Washington, D.C., Oregon, Colorado and England. His articles have appeared in The Champion (magazine of NADCL), The Vindicator (magazine of Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers), Rutgers Law Review, and The New Jersey Law Journal.

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August 24th, 2008


ALAN SILBER

Telephone: (973) 436-4122
Facsimile: (973) 436-4232
Date Of Birth: October 21, 1938
Education:  
1965 LL.B. Columbia University School of Law
1960 B.A. Duke University
Bar Admissions:  

Year

State

Federal
1965 New Jersey United States Supreme Court
(Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer)  
1972 California

United States Court of Appeals

1982 New York United States Court of Appeals:
For the Second Circuit
For the Third Circuit
For the Fourth Circuit
For the Sixth Circuit
For the Ninth Circuit
United States District Court
District of New Jersey
Southern District of New York
Eastern District of New York
Northern District of New York
Central District of California
Northern District of California
District of Hawaii
2002 Virginia Western District of Virginia
Eastern District of Virginia
Professional Experience:
2002 – 2005 Walder, Hayden & Brogan P.A.
5 Becker Farm Road
Roseland, NJ 07068
Phone: (973) 436-4122
Fax: (973) 436-4232
Main: (973) 992-5300 (after hours, ext 392)
Email: ASilber@whbesqs.com
2002 – 2005 SILBER & SLATER
710 E. High Street
Charlottesville, Virginia   22902
A two lawyer litigation firm with an emphasis on trial and appellate criminal litigation in state and federal courts.  My practice has been representing defendants and appellants in white-color crimes, money laundering, forfeiture, substantial drug cases, and other sophisticated criminal cases, including RICO and C.C.E.
2000 – 2002 GIBBONS, DEL DEO, DOLAN,
GRIFFINGER & VECCHIONE – PARTNER
One Riverfront Plaza
Newark, New Jersey  07102-5497
1988 – 2000

HAYDEN
& SILBER – PARTNER

1500 Harbor Boulevard
Weehawken, New Jersey  07087

1982 – 1987 SILBER & RUBIN – PARTNER
177 Prince street
New York, New York  10012
1980 – 1982 PODVEY, SACHS, CATENACCI
& SILBER, ESQS. – PARTNER
Gateway One
Newark, New Jersey  07102
1975 – 1980 LAW OFFICES OF ALAN SILBER – PARTNER
33 Evergreen Place
East Orange, New Jersey  07018
1973 – 1975 BROWN, VOGELMAN & ASHLEY – ASSOCIATE
Jersey City, New Jersey  07306
1968 – 1973 ESSEX COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE –
  ASSISTANT PROSECUTOR
Essex County Court’s Building
Newark, New Jersey  07102
Head of Economic Crime and Political
Corruption Section

Lecture And Seminar Participant Or Chairman:

  Criminal Defense Seminar
Speaker
“Ethics in Time of War”
Key West, FL – December 2002
  Virginia College of Criminal Defense
Panelist
“Ethics”
Tyson’s Corner, VA – May 2002
  Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers-NJ
Speaker
 “Due Process in Drug Case Sentencing”
New Brunswick, NJ – April 2002
  Louisiana Association of Criminal Lawyers
Speaker
“When Integrity Is Not Enough”
New Orleans, LA – April 2000
  National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Speaker
“Our Raison de Etra: Why We Do What We Do”
Washington, DC – July 1999
  Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers-NJ
Speaker
"Hope for the Hopeless: Defending the Defenseless Drug Case"
New Brunswick, NJ – October 1998
  Oregon Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Speaker
“Zealous Advocacy, Client Fraud, and the Committee On Public Safety: Select Problems in Ethics”
Bend, OR. – June 1998
  Criminal Defense Seminar
Speaker
“Ethics: A Slippery Slope”
Aspen, CO. – May 1998
  Federal Bar Association of New Jersey
Speaker
"The Lawyer’s Duty of Candor to the Court"
West Orange, NJ – March 1998
  Criminal Defense Seminar
Speaker
"Ethics, Fees, and War"
Key West, FL – December 1997
  Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Jazz Festival Legal Seminar
Speaker
"Ethics in Defending Criminal Cases"
New Orleans, LA – May 1995
  Institute For Continuing Legal Education (NJ)
Forfeiture Law and Procedure
Speaker
"Issues for Claimant/Defendants in State Cases"
New Brunswick, NJ – May 1994
  Drug Policy Foundation
Panelist
"Practical Tips on Pre-Trial Detention"
Washington, DC – November 1993
  Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Jazz Festival Legal Seminar
Speaker
"Ethics in Drug Defense"
New Orleans, LA – April 1993
  Drug Policy Foundation
Speaker
"Ethics in Criminal Defense"
Washington, DC – November 1992
  Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers-NJ
Organizer and Moderator
"Advanced Cross Examination Seminar"
New Brunswick, NJ – September 1991
  Rhode Island Assoc. of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Speaker
"Federal Forfeiture – Civil and Criminal"
Providence, RI – February 1991
  Drug Policy Foundation
Speaker
"Liberty As a Casualty of the War On Drugs"
Washington, DC – November 1990
  Boardwalk Seminar
American Trial Lawyers Association
Speaker
"Recent Developments in Forfeiture"
Atlantic City, NJ – April 1990
  State Bar Association and Institute
For Continuing Legal Education
Speaker
"The Role of Forfeiture in the Counter Revolution Against the Bill of Rights"
New Brunswick, NJ – April 1990
  Boardwalk Seminar
American Trial Lawyers Association
Speaker
"Forfeiture-State and Federal"
Atlantic City, NJ – April 1989
  New Jersey Federal Judiciary
Speaker
"Sentence Guidelines From the View of the Practitioner"
New Brunswick, NJ – July 1988
  Boardwalk Seminar
American Trial Lawyers Association
Speaker
"Eyewitness Identification"
Atlantic City, NJ – April 1988
  Institute for Continuing Legal Education (NJ) Criminal Defense Seminar
Speaker
"Role of the Criminal Defense Lawyer"
Edison, NJ – October 1987
  International Criminal Defense Seminar
Speaker
"The Costs of the Drug Prohibition to the Concept of Limited Government"
London, England – July 1987
  Criminal Defense Seminar
Cuyahoga County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Speaker
"The Lawyers Constitutional Role in Fourth Amendment Litigation"
Cleveland, OH – June 1987
  Advanced Seminar Criminal Defense
Speaker
"The War on Drugs and Civil Liberties"
Aspen, CO – February 1987
  Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers-NJ
Seminar: “Bail”
Chairman and Speaker
"Detention Hearings From The View of the Practitioner"
Jamestown, NJ – November 1986
  Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers-NJ
Seminar: “Jury Selection”
Participant and Chairman
Hightstown, NJ – April 1986
  Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers-NJ
Seminar: “Cross-Examination”
Participant and Chairman
New Brunswick, NJ – September 1985
  National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Seminar: "Four Judges’ and Four Lawyers’ View of Criminal Practice"
Speaker
New York, NY – November 1985
  Atlanta Bar Association
Speaker
"Dealing With Informers and the Government’s Policy To Make Your Client One"
Atlanta, GA – June 1984
  Criminal Defense Seminar
Panel Participant
"How to Investigate Informers"
Washington, DC – May 1984
  Criminal Defense Seminar
Seminar: Co-Chairman
"Defending the Drugless Drug Case"
Washington, DC – November 1983
  Criminal Defense Seminar
Speaker
"Use of Polygraph, Experts, and Other Gizmos"
Washington, DC – November 1982
  Western State University School of Law
Instructor
"Criminal Law"
Orange County, CA
Spring Semester 1970
Publications:  
1.  Silber, A. (1998) Maximizing Your Chance of Keeping The Fee Without Violating the Ethical Rules
The Vindicator (Ohio Assoc. of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Fall 1998)
2.  Silber, A. (1991) "The War on Drugs is Destroying an Independent Defense Bar"
The Champion (March 1991)
3.  Silber, A. (1984) "Resisting Pressures To Become An Informant"
Drug Law Reporter
July – August, 1984 (Vol. 1, No. 10)
4.  Silber, A. (1966) Obscenity Should It Be Protected Free Speech"
89 New Jersey Law Journal 193 (1966)
5.  Silber, A. (1966) Supreme Court And Obscenity-Restrictions On First Amendment Freedoms Through Loss Of Predictability"
21 Rutgers L. Rev. 56 (1966)