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Tauber Law — Criminal Defense, Civil Rights & Personal Injury Lawyer in Philadelphia, PA

Alan J. Tauber is a criminal defense attorney and a civil rights lawyer in Philadelphia, PA. His Philadelphia law firm serves clients in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and the surrounding areas. He has practiced in Pennsylvania’s courts for more than 25 years as a private attorney and as Philadelphia’s Chief Public Defender managing a criminal defense practice of 250 attorneys.

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5,000+ Cases
Credibility & Experience
More Than $20 Million Collected
Track Record of Success
Former Chief Philadelphia Defender
Managing a Criminal Defense Practice of 250 Attorneys

Known as a Trusted Philadelphia Attorney With 25+ Years of Experience

Experience matters and few attorneys enjoy the benefit of more experience than Alan J. Tauber. Over the decades, he has distinguished himself as a top-tier Philadelphia criminal attorney, one of the most successful civil rights attorneys in Philadelphia, and was an accomplished Philadelphia personal injury attorney.

Accomplishing all three of these objectives at the same time is no easy feat. Nevertheless, Mr. Tauber’s clients and peers in the legal profession have showered him with the professional acclaim to prove it. With his wealth of experience, he continues to provide top-quality legal representation in counties across Pennsylvania, including Philadelphia, Delaware, Montgomery, Bucks, and Chester, as well as New Jersey counties like Camden, Burlington, Atlantic, and Mercer.

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Our Personalized Legal Services We Provide in PA & NJ

Mr. Tauber has many years of experience litigating high profile criminal, civil rights, and personal injury cases in Philly. His practice areas include the following:

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If you have been charged with a crime in Pennsylvania, in either state or federal court, do not despair. The United States and Pennsylvania Constitutions offer many ways to fight your charges. Pennsylvania criminal defense attorney Alan J. Tauber knows just how to identify and exploit weaknesses in the prosecution’s case. Our law firm in Philadelphia handles:
One of the most prominent features of United States law, as opposed to most judicial systems around the world, is its emphasis on civil rights. You do not have to submit to abusive or arbitrary treatment by the police or the government – you can fight back. Our Pennsylvania and New Jersey law firm has won substantial compensation for those who have suffered from civil rights abuses including a record $9.8 million false conviction settlement. We handle the following types of cases, among others:
  • Malicious Prosecution
  • False Arrest
  • Police Brutality & Excessive Force
  • Wrongful Conviction
  • Illegal Search & Seizure
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If you suffer an injury due to the carelessness or misconduct of someone else, you have the right to full monetary compensation for your losses. We can investigate and discover your claim’s true value, and we can fight to make sure you receive it. We handle the following types of personal injury claims, among others:

As a Philadelphia criminal and civil rights lawyer Alan J. Tauber enjoys the benefit of a long history of successful case outcomes, including the following:

Civil Rights


Settlement for malicious prosecution

Our client was falsely arrested, maliciously prosecuted, and served 28 years in prison. After we won our client’s exoneration, the City of Philadelphia settled the case pre-suit for a record amount.

Civil Rights


Settlement for malicious prosecution and false arrest

Our client was falsely accused of shooting at the police, and he was wrongfully jailed for more than three years. He was acquitted in a criminal trial, and the City of Philadelphia ultimately paid a $3.8 million settlement.

Personal Injury


Medical Malpractice

Surgeon left medical device in patient during surgery resulting in a critical infection.

Personal Injury


Automobile negligence

Fatal car accident ended with payment of all available insurance proceeds.

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Why Choose Tauber Law as Your Philadelphia & NJ Law Firm?

  • Passion

    No other criminal lawyer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania can match our passion for justice. This, more than any other factor, is why our representation succeeds while others fail.
  • Experience

    Mr. Tauber knows the Philadelphia criminal and civil justice system inside and out as both a practitioner and as the Chief of the Defender Association of Philadelphia. We know (from decades of experience) how to win at trial, giving us leverage that other law firms lack.
  • Track Record

    Alan J. Tauber has a proven record of achievement and is ready for action. All the time. He served as Chief Philadelphia Public Defender, responsible for the management of a 500 person criminal defense practice and negotiations with Philadelphia court administration on criminal justice policy.
    His outstanding reputation and client-centered approach put him a cut above the rest.

Client’s Testimonials

Alan took on my case after I lost faith in my prior lawyer. His relentless effort and pride made me feel like he was representing his own son. In the end, I recovered nearly ten times what my prior lawyer was even seeking. The money was great but Alans counsel made me believe in our justice system.
Alan Tauber, attorney at law is one who loves the law and loves practicing law. He holds a passion for the fight of and in it. Not only is Alan Tauber a great legal mind of the law, he is a man of integrity. Attorney Alan Tauber represented me for well over 15 years as we battled to right an egregious miscarriage of justice. After serving 28 years of a life sentence, it is attorney Alan Tauber who fought tirelessly to have the wrong made right. In 2019, my release and exoneration became a reality. Today Alan Tauber is still a great attorney, but more importantly, he is someone I call my friend.
Mr. Tauber's expertise was absolutely critical to my case and settlement. He helped and guided me every step of the way through a very difficult time. I never would have been able to do it without him. Having Mr. Tauber on my side is what made the difference!
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Succesful appeal in a child endangerment case

Trial Co-counsel for Monsignor William Lynn, Secretary of Clergy for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia in the landmark clergy abuse trial in Philadelphia. Monsignor Lynn's conviction for endangering the welfare of a child was reversed on appeal and a new trial was ordered. He continues to fight the charges and is currently awaiting trial.
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Youngest person charged with terrorism offense

Our client Mohammad Hassan Khalid was the youngest person ever charged  in the United States with terrorism offenses. Due to our representation, he received a short prison term. He has turned his life around and is now a college student who has dedicated his life to fighting terrorism and extremism.

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If you’re seeking a New Jersey or Philadelphia attorney, get in touch with us today. We’re ready and waiting to help you with your case and to bring you the justice you deserve.
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