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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Brooklyn Law School and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Brooklyn Law School, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Brooklyn Law School include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Brooklyn Law School alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Brooklyn Law School are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Brooklyn Law School.

List is made up of graduates like Paul Simon and Geraldo Rivera.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Brooklyn Law School?” and “Which celebrities are Brooklyn Law School alumni?”

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Paul Simon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Brooklyn Law School Alumni
Paul Simon Film Score Composer, Record producer, Songwriter Paul Frederic Simon is an American musician, actor and singer-songwriter. Simon's fame, influence, and commercial success began as part of the duo Simon & Garfunkel, formed in 1964 with ...more

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Geraldo Rivera is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Brooklyn Law School Alumni
Geraldo Rivera Talk show host, Journalist, Police officer Gerald Michael Riviera, better known as Geraldo Rivera, is an American attorney, news spinner, author, and talk show host. Rivera hosts the newsmagazine program Geraldo at Large and appears ...more

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Bernard Madoff is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Brooklyn Law School Alumni
Bernard Madoff Investment broker, Businessperson, Investor Bernard Lawrence "Bernie" Madoff is an American swindler convicted of fraud and a former stockbroker, investment advisor, and financier. He is the former non-executive chairman of the ...more

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David Dinkins is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Brooklyn Law School Alumni
David Dinkins Politician, Teacher David Norman Dinkins is an American politician who served as the 106th Mayor of New York City, from 1990 to 1993. He was the first and, to date, only African American to hold that office. Before ...more

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Kevin Heffernan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Brooklyn Law School Alumni
Kevin Heffernan Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter Kevin Heffernan is an American actor, writer, producer, and director, and member of the Broken Lizard comedy group.

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George H. Ross is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Brooklyn Law School Alumni
George H. Ross Businessperson, Lawyer George H. Ross is Executive Vice President and Senior Counsel of the Trump Organization. He is perhaps best known as one of Donald Trump's two advisors on the NBC reality television program The ...more

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Larry Silverstein is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Brooklyn Law School Alumni
Larry Silverstein Businessperson, Real estate development, Real Estate Broker Larry A. Silverstein is an American businessman. Silverstein was born in Brooklyn, and became involved in real estate, together with his father, establishing Silverstein Properties. Silverstein ...more

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Benjamin Ward is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Brooklyn Law School Alumni
Benjamin Ward Politician, Police officer, Teacher Benjamin Ward was the first African American New York City Police Commissioner.

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Herman Badillo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Brooklyn Law School Alumni
Herman Badillo Politician Herman Badillo was an American politician who served as borough president of The Bronx and United States Representative, and ran for Mayor of New York City. He was the first Puerto Rican elected ...more

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William F. Aldinger III is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Brooklyn Law School Alumni
William F. Aldinger III Businessperson William F. Aldinger III is an American businessman. Aldinger served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Capmark Financial Group from June 2006 to December 2008. He has served as ...more

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Bruce Cutler is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Brooklyn Law School Alumni
Bruce Cutler Lawyer Bruce Cutler is an American criminal defense lawyer known for defending organized-crime defendants, and for media appearances as an actor, a legal commentator, and a reality-show attorney.

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William Parente is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Brooklyn Law School Alumni
William Parente Lawyer The bodies of William Parente (59), Betty Parente (58), and their daughters Stephanie Parente (19) and Catherine Parente (11), were found in their hotel room on April 20, 2009.  They had ...more

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Percy Sutton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Brooklyn Law School Alumni
Percy Sutton Politician, Entrepreneur, Lawyer Percy Ellis Sutton was a prominent black American political and business leader. A civil-rights activist and lawyer, he was also a Freedom Rider and the legal representative for Malcolm X. He ...more

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Leonard Garment is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Brooklyn Law School Alumni
Leonard Garment Lawyer Leonard Garment was an American attorney, public servant, and arts advocate. He served U.S. presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford in the White House in various positions from 1969 to 1976, ...more

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Edwin Torres is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Brooklyn Law School Alumni
Edwin Torres Writer Edwin Torres is a New York state supreme court judge and author.

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Francis E. Dec is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Brooklyn Law School Alumni
Francis E. Dec Notary public, Lawyer

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Frank J. Brasco is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Brooklyn Law School Alumni
Frank J. Brasco Politician, Lawyer Frank James Brasco was an American politician and a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from New York.

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Sheldon Silver is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Brooklyn Law School Alumni
Sheldon Silver Politician, Lawyer Sheldon "Shelly" Silver is an American lawyer and Democratic politician from New York, who rose to become Speaker of the New York State Assembly in 1994. On January 30, 2015, eight ...more

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Lawrence Jacobs is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Brooklyn Law School Alumni
Lawrence Jacobs Businessperson, Lawyer Lawrence "Lon" A. Jacobs is the former Chief Legal Officer, Senior Executive Vice President and Group General Counsel of News Corporation. In April 2013, he began his tenure as the ...more

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Alexander Lowen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Brooklyn Law School Alumni
Alexander Lowen Alexander Lowen was an American physician and psychotherapist. A student of Wilhelm Reich in the 1940s and early 1950s in New York, he developed bioenergetic analysis, a form of mind-body ...more

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Irving Paul Lazar is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Brooklyn Law School Alumni
Irving Paul Lazar Lawyer Irving Paul "Swifty" Lazar was an American talent agent and dealmaker, representing both movie stars and authors. Born Samuel Lazar in Brooklyn, New York, he graduated from Brooklyn ...more

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Hy Zaret is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Brooklyn Law School Alumni
Hy Zaret Songwriter, Lyricist, Composer Hy Zaret was an American Tin Pan Alley lyricist and composer best known as the co-author of the 1955 hit "Unchained Melody", one of the most recorded songs of the 20th century.

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Nicole Dryden is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Brooklyn Law School Alumni
Nicole Dryden Swimmer Nicole "Nikki" Dryden is a former competition swimmer who represented Canada at two consecutive Summer Olympics.

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John J. Delaney is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Brooklyn Law School Alumni
John J. Delaney Politician, Lawyer John Joseph Delaney was a United States Representative from New York.

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Robert Rosenthal is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Brooklyn Law School Alumni
Robert Rosenthal Lawyer Lieutenant Colonel Robert "Rosie" Rosenthal was a highly decorated pilot in the Eighth Air Force of the United States Army Air Forces in World War II, receiving sixteen awards ...more

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Steven Cymbrowitz is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Brooklyn Law School Alumni
Steven Cymbrowitz Politician, Lawyer Steven H. Cymbrowitz is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly representing Assembly District 45, which consists of Brighton Beach, Manhattan Beach and Midwood, among other ...more

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Gerald Shargel is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Brooklyn Law School Alumni
Gerald Shargel Lawyer Gerald Shargel is an American defense attorney based in New York City who has been a member of the New York Bar since 1969. He is widely regarded as one of the best lawyers in America - The New ...more

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Mark M. Baker is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Brooklyn Law School Alumni
Mark M. Baker Lawyer Mark M. Baker is a New York criminal defense attorney, in part known for obtaining an acquittal with then partner, Barry I. Slotnick, of New York City resident Bernhard Goetz on attempted murder ...more

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Nicholas Scoppetta is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Brooklyn Law School Alumni
Nicholas Scoppetta Nicholas Scoppetta served as the 31st Fire Commissioner of the City of New York. He was appointed to that position by Mayor Michael Bloomberg on January 1, 2002 and was succeeded by Salvatore ...more

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Errol Louis is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Brooklyn Law School Alumni
Errol Louis Errol Louis is a New York City journalist and television show host. Louis is the current host of Inside City Hall, a program about New York City politics that airs nightly on NY1. Prior to ...more

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Wanda K. Denson-Low is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Brooklyn Law School Alumni
Wanda K. Denson-Low Wanda Denson-Low is senior vice president of the Office of Internal Governance for The Boeing Company, the world's largest aerospace company. A member of the company's Executive Council, ...more

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Mark Weprin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Brooklyn Law School Alumni
Mark Weprin Politician Mark Weprin represents District 23 in the New York City Council, the most ethnically diverse district in New York City, which contains the Queens neighborhoods of Hollis Hills, Queens Village, ...more

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Bertram L. Podell is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Brooklyn Law School Alumni
Bertram L. Podell Politician Bertram L. "Bert" Podell was a member of the United States House of Representatives from New York.

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Gerald B. Lefcourt is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Brooklyn Law School Alumni
Gerald B. Lefcourt Lawyer Gerald B. Lefcourt is a criminal defense lawyer with a reputation for taking on unpopular and high-profile clients, including such clients as the Black Panthers, Abbie Hoffman, Harry Helmsley, a ...more

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Morris Michael Edelstein is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Brooklyn Law School Alumni
Morris Michael Edelstein Politician Morris Michael Edelstein was a Polish-born Congressional Representative from the state of New York. Edelstein was born in Meseritz, Poland, and at three years of age immigrated to the United ...more

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James H. Fay is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Brooklyn Law School Alumni
James H. Fay Politician James Herbert Fay was an American lawyer and Democratic politician. He served as a member of the United States House of Representatives from New York. Born in New York City, Fay was awarded a ...more

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David M. Potts is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Brooklyn Law School Alumni
David M. Potts Politician, Lawyer David Matthew Potts was a member of the United States House of Representatives from New York. Born in New York City, he attended the public schools and the College of the City of New York from ...more

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James Lopez Watson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Brooklyn Law School Alumni
James Lopez Watson James Lopez Watson was a judge for the United States Court of International Trade.

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John D. Clarke is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Brooklyn Law School Alumni
John D. Clarke Politician John Davenport Clarke was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from New York.

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John Marchi is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Brooklyn Law School Alumni
John Marchi Politician John J. Marchi was a New York State Senator who represented Staten Island for a record 50 years. Marchi, a Republican, retired on December 31, 2006, from the seat that he had held since January ...more

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Sterling Johnson, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Brooklyn Law School Alumni
Sterling Johnson, Jr. Judge Sterling Johnson, Jr. is a senior United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York. Before his appointment to the bench in 1991, Johnson was an attorney for 30 years, ...more

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Abraham J. Multer is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Brooklyn Law School Alumni
Abraham J. Multer Politician Abraham Jacob Multer was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from New York. Born in New York City, he graduated from City College of New York in 1921 and Brooklyn ...more

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Adam Kidan is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Brooklyn Law School Alumni
Adam Kidan Businessperson, Lawyer Adam Kidan is an American businessman and the former president of Atlantic & Pacific Mattress Co. Due to his association with Jack Abramoff, he became a national figure when Abramoff's ...more

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Leon Charney is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Brooklyn Law School Alumni
Leon Charney Lawyer Leon Charney is an American real estate tycoon, author, philanthropist, political pundit, media personality, and Jewish cantor. He lives in Manhattan in New York City, dividing his time between ...more

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Victor L. Anfuso is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Brooklyn Law School Alumni
Victor L. Anfuso Politician, Lawyer Victor L'Episcopo Anfuso was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from New York.

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Benjamin Stanley Rosenthal is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Brooklyn Law School Alumni
Benjamin Stanley Rosenthal Politician Benjamin Stanley Rosenthal, was a Congressman from New York, serving from 1962–83. Born in New York City, Rosenthal attended public schools, Long Island University, and City College. He served ...more

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Howard L. Lasher is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Brooklyn Law School Alumni
Howard L. Lasher Politician Howard L. Lasher was an American politician of the Democratic party New York State. He was the first Orthodox Jew elected to state office in New York State.

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Mickey Marcus is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Brooklyn Law School Alumni
Mickey Marcus David Daniel "Mickey" Marcus was a United States Army colonel who assisted Israel during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, and who became Israel's first modern general. He was killed by ...more

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James F. Brennan is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Brooklyn Law School Alumni
James F. Brennan Politician James F. Brennan is an American politician. He is a member of the New York State Assembly, representing the 44th Assembly District. He is a Democrat and also represents the Working Families

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Moses M. Weinstein is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Brooklyn Law School Alumni
Moses M. Weinstein Moses M. Weinstein was an American lawyer and politician.