Alan Rosenthal

Criminal Defense and Civil Rights Attorney

Center for Community Alternatives

Alan Rosenthal is a criminal defense and civil rights attorney with over 30 years of experience. A graduate of Syracuse University College of Law he has litigated cases involving police misconduct and violations of civil rights in both jails and prisons. He is currently the Co-Director of Justice Strategies, the research, training and policy initiative of the Center for Community Alternatives. As the Co-Director of Justice Strategies he has supervised and provided mitigation services in capital cases for the past five years. He has lectured on such topics as "Race and the Criminal Justice System," “Police Misconduct Litigation,” “Collateral Consequences of Criminal Convictions,” “Sentencing Advocacy and Mitigation,” “Reentry and Reintegration,” and “Understanding the Interplay Between Sentencing and Department of Correctional Services Programs,” He authored the CCA publication Sentencing for Dollars, a tool for criminal defense lawyers to use when reviewing the financial consequences of a criminal conviction, and a working paper,Unlocking the Potential of Reentry and Reintegration. He has presented training for lawyers for both the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and New York State Defenders Association on sentencing, sentencing advocacy, mitigation, the collateral consequences of criminal convictions, Rockefeller Drug Law Reform, and ethics.