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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
Film Score Composer, Record producer, Songwriter
Paul Frederic Simon (born October 13, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter and actor. Simon's musical career has spanned seven decades with his fame and commercial success beginning as half of ...more

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Geraldo Rivera is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Brooklyn Law School Alumni
Talk show host, Journalist, Police officer
Geraldo Rivera (born Gerald Michael Riviera; July 4, 1943) is an American tabloid talk show host, reporter, attorney, and author. He was the host of the talk show Geraldo from 1987 to 1998. ...more

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Bernard Madoff is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Brooklyn Law School Alumni
Investment broker, Businessperson, Investor
Bernard Lawrence Madoff (; born April 29, 1938) is an American former market maker, investment advisor and financier who is currently serving a federal prison sentence for offenses related to a ...more

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David Dinkins is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Brooklyn Law School Alumni
Politician, Teacher
David Norman Dinkins (born July 10, 1927) is an American politician, lawyer, and author who served as the 106th Mayor of New York City, from 1990 to 1993. He was the first and, to date, the only ...more
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Kevin Heffernan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Brooklyn Law School Alumni
Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter
Kevin Heffernan (born May 25, 1968) 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
Businessperson, Lawyer
George H. Ross (born January 6, 1928) was the 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 ...more
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Larry Silverstein is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Brooklyn Law School Alumni
Businessperson, Real estate development, Real Estate Broker
Larry A. Silverstein (born May 30, 1931) is an American businessman. Among his real estate projects, he is the developer of the rebuilt World Trade Center complex in lower Manhattan as well as ...more
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Benjamin Ward is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Brooklyn Law School Alumni
Politician, Police officer, Teacher
Benjamin Ward (August 10, 1926 – June 10, 2002) 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 (pronounced bah-DEE-yoh; August 21, 1929 – December 3, 2014) was an American politician who served as borough president of The Bronx and United States Representative, and ran for ...more
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William F. Aldinger III ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Brooklyn Law School Alumni
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
Lawyer
Bruce Cutler (born April 29, 1948) is an American criminal defense lawyer best known for having defended John Gotti, and for media appearances as a legal commentator.
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William Parente is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Brooklyn Law School Alumni
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
Politician, Entrepreneur, Lawyer
Percy Ellis Sutton (November 24, 1920 – December 26, 2009) was a prominent black American political and business leader. An activist in the Civil Rights Movement and lawyer, he was also a ...more
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Leonard Garment is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Brooklyn Law School Alumni
Lawyer
Leonard Garment (May 11, 1924 – July 13, 2013) 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 ...more
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Edwin Torres is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Brooklyn Law School Alumni
Writer
Edwin Torres (born January 7, 1931) is a former New York State Supreme Court judge and author of Puerto Rican descent, who wrote Carlito's Way. His book was the basis for the 1993 movie of the ...more
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Francis E. Dec is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Brooklyn Law School Alumni
Notary public, Lawyer
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Frank J. Brasco is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Brooklyn Law School Alumni
Politician, Lawyer
Frank James Brasco (October 15, 1932 – October 19, 1998) 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
Politician, Lawyer
Sheldon Silver (born February 13, 1944) is former lawyer, Democratic Party politician from New York City and convicted felon who served as Speaker of the New York State Assembly from 1994 until ...more
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Lawrence Jacobs is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Brooklyn Law School Alumni
Businessperson, Lawyer
Lawrence "Lon" A. Jacobs (born May 4, 1955) is the Chief Legal Officer, Executive Vice President and Global General Counsel of the Las Vegas Sands. Up until 2011, Jacobs served as the ...more
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Alexander Lowen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Brooklyn Law School Alumni
Alexander Lowen (December 23, 1910 – October 28, 2008) was an American physician and psychotherapist.
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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 (March 28, 1907 – December 30, 1993) was an American talent agent and dealmaker, representing both movie stars and authors.
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Hy Zaret is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Brooklyn Law School Alumni
Songwriter, Lyricist, Composer
Hy Zaret (born Hyman Harry Zaritsky, August 21, 1907 – July 2, 2007) was an American Tin Pan Alley lyricist and composer best known as the co-author of the 1955 hit "Unchained Melody," ...more
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Nicole Dryden is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Brooklyn Law School Alumni
Swimmer
Nicole Dryden (born April 5, 1975) is a former competitive 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
Politician, Lawyer
John Joseph Delaney (August 21, 1878 – November 18, 1948) 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 (June 11, 1917 – April 20, 2007) was a highly decorated pilot in the Eighth Air Force of the United States Army Air Forces in World War II, ...more