Brad Leventhal graduated College with BS in Criminal Justice from LIU CW Post Campus in 1985 and Graduated Hofstra Law School in 1988. He first worked as a criminal defense attorney, first as a public defender and then in private practice for 8 years from 1988 to 1996.
Brad has represented clients in NYS Courts within the five boroughs, Nassau & Suffolk Counties, and in the Federal Courts in the Eastern & Southern Districts of New York. In 1996 he left private practice and joined the Queens County District Attorney’s Office as an Assistant District Attorney. In 1998 he was promoted to the Homicide Trial Bureau where he was responsible for investigating and trying homicide cases. In 2000 he was promoted to the position of Deputy Bureau Chief of the Career Criminal Major Crimes Bureau which was responsible for the investigation and trial of major crime prosecutions including, pattern burglaries, armed robberies, the attempted murder of uniformed police officers and the prosecution of violent repeat offenders.
In 2006 he was appointed to the position of Bureau Chief of the Homicide Trial Bureau. The bureau was responsible for trying all homicide cases that occurred within Queens County. Brad was Chief of the homicide bureau for 15 years until he retired from public service in 2021.
Around 2009, he led a team which successfully conducted the first Frye hearing (Scientific admissibility hearing) in the U.S. relating to the admissibility of low copy/high sensitivity DNA for use in a criminal prosecution.
Brad has also served as an adjunct professor at St. John’s Law School for approximately 9 years teaching courses in Evidence, Criminal Procedure, and Advanced Trial Advocacy.
During the span of his 33-year career as both a criminal defense attorney and prosecutor, Brad has investigated hundreds of cases and has tried approximately 85 to 90 criminal cases to verdict.
The Law Offices of Michael J. Alber is a team of Attorneys experienced in the areas of Criminal/Federal Defense, Matrimonial/Family Law, Litigation, Real Estate, and Personal Injury.