As a trial lawyer, Alan litigated news-making cases in federal and state courts throughout the country.
His clients included international corporations, media moguls, cabinet members, government bodies,
prominent citizens and charitable institutions, among many others. Handling both civil and criminal
litigation, he won or otherwise favorably disposed of more than four hundred cases. Alan has worked on private or pro bono matters with six U.S. presidents and as many Counsels to the President, Attorneys General and presidential aides. In 1981, he was tapped by then-Governor High Carey to serve as a Commissioner of the New York State Executive Advisory Commission on the Administration of Criminal Justice. Additionally, Alan has served as president or chairman of various professional and community institutions.


Alan Hruska is a graduate of Yale (’55) and Yale Law School (’58).  At Yale Law School he holds the record for having taught more classes than he attended.




"A History of Our Rights - The First Amendment"


A short film by Lisa Russell about one of Alan's most famous cases.   (Part of a 13 episode series.)