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Alan J. Tauber


Alan J. Tauber has over 30 years of experience as a trial and appellate attorney in state and federal criminal courts and has recently led one of the nation’s premier criminal defense offices as Chief of the Defender Association of Philadelphia. Through his experience and his commitment to justice, he has earned a reputation as a zealous and effective advocate and accomplished negotiator.

Mr. Tauber’s criminal practice began with trials at the Defender Association of Philadelphia where appeared day in and day out in the crucible of the Philadelphia court system. After three years, Mr. Tauber was selected to serve in the Defender Association’s renowned appeals unit where he argued before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

In 2000, Mr. Tauber’s term at the Defender Association ended and he took up a private criminal and civil rights practice where he sued on behalf of victims of police abuse and government misconduct.

Also in 2019, Mr. Tauber’s career came full circle when he returned to help lead the 250 attorneys Defender Association of Philadelphia as its First Assistant and, in 2021, as Chief Defender.  During his tenure, he helped navigate the office through the unprecedented hardships caused by the pandemic and pursued justice reforms that lowered the county prison population by 20 percent.

While in private practice, Mr. Tauber brought his expertise to bear on federal prosecutions and has taken on increasingly complex matters involving allegations of public corruption, racketeering, and business fraud.

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • Civil Rights


  • Juris Doctorate, May 1989 Rutgers
  • Camden Law School, Camden, NJ
  • Bachelors of Arts (English), May 1986, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Bar Admissions

  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (1989)
  • State of New Jersey (1989
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (1989)
  • District of New Jersey (1990)
  • Third Circuit Court of Appeals (2003)
  • United States Supreme Court (2010)

Professional Experience

Defender Association of Philadelphia

  • Chief Defender 2021
  • First Assistance 2019 to 2021

Management of 250 attorneys nonprofit corporations with a $46 million budget providing legal counsel to indigent persons charged with criminal offenses in Philadelphia

Law Office of Alan J. Tauber, P.C.

  • Partner 2017-2019

Lindy and Tauber, P.C.

  • Partner 2011-2017

Levant, Martin & Tauber, P.C.

  • Partner 2001-2011

Defender Association of Philadelphia

  • Assistant Defender, 1996-2000
  • Trial attorney, 1996-1999
  • Appellate attorney, 1999-2000.

Fineman & Bach, Associate

  • Associate, 1991-1996

Civil trial attorney managing a litigation caseload of personal and property-casualty defense and commercial claims.

Seyfarth, Shaw, Fairweather, and Geraldson

  • Associate 1989-1991

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