Professional Experience
Originally from Brooklyn, NY, Alanna Coopersmith is an Ivy-League educated attorney living in the San Francisco
Alanna Coopersmith Bay Area and practicing criminal defense. She developed her skills as a seasoned courtroom advocate working as a deputy public defender at a Bay Area public defender’s office.
Alanna Coopersmith began her legal career clerking for a United States District Court judge, Hon. Stewart Dalzell. She was an associate in the litigation department of the firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, representing individuals and companies in a wide range of commercial cases. Most recently, she practiced criminal defense as a deputy public defender at the Solano Public Defender’s Office. She was also a volunteer attorney at the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office.
Alanna Coopersmith specializes in criminal defense, including DUI. She represents people against a wide variety of felony and misdemeanor charges. She also handles criminal appeals and proceedings in Traffic Court and DMV.

University of Pennsylvania Law School ’01
Law Review, Cum Laude
, Order of the Coif
Brown University ’95 Magna Cum Laude

Professional Associations
Alameda County Bar Association
California Public Defender’s Association
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
California DUI Lawyers Association
DUI Defenders

Admitted to the California and New York Bars

Speaks Spanish