Alan J. Baverman

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Alan J. Baverman has been a United States Magistrate Judge, an author, an attorney, a law professor and a legal commentator.


Alan Baverman was born in Baltimore, Maryland on May 19, 1956. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia and is married to Elida Baverman. He has three daughters.[1]


Alan Baverman received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of Maryland in 1978. He was selected to the Psi Alpha Theta History Honor Society and the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. Mr. Baverman won an Edelweiss Award for his paper on National Socialism. Mr. Baverman clerked for criminal defense attorneys in Towson, Maryland during his undergraduate studies. Alan Baverman received his Juris Doctorate degree from Emory University in 1981.[2]

Attorney - Early legal career[edit]

While at Emory University, Alan Baverman was a summer intern for the Honorable Charles E. Moylan, a judge for the Maryland Court of Special Appeals. Alan Baverman wrote the petition for writ of certiori and brief in Steagald v. United States, 451 U.S. 204 (1981).

In the early 1980s Alan J. Baverman helped with Chilivis & Grinder defense of a 16-count Atlanta federal indictment against Bert Lance (the former director of the Office of Management and Budget under President Jimmy Carter) in a well-publicized case related to the troubled international banking giant, Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI).[3]

Alan Baverman then went on to clerk for United States District Court Judge Harold L. Murphy in Rome Georgia. From 1983 to 1986, Alan Baverman worked for attorney Mark J. Kadish, the attorney who partnered with attorney F. Lee Bailey in the Vietnam court-martial case of the My Lai Massacre. Alan Baverman practiced criminal defense, civil litigation and entertainment law.[4]

U.S. Magistrate Judge[edit]

Alan J. Baverman was sworn in on February 1, 2001 as a United States Magistrate Judge for the Northern District of Georgia[5]

In 2007, Magistrate Judge Alan Baverman was involved in the case of Emmy Award winning performer, T.I., also known as Clifford Harris.[6]

In 2010, Magistrate Baverman dismissed a case against a United States subsidiary of Kuwait's Agility Logistics, which has been alleged to have defrauded the United States of billions of dollars [7]


Alan Baverman, with Mark J. Kadish and Rosalyn Suna Kadish, co-authored, "The Continuing Criminal Enterprise Statute: A Powerful Weapon for Federal Prosecutors."[8]

Legal Commentator[edit]

Magistrate Judge Alan Baverman has been a commentator on a wide range of legal topics. In 2010, Judge Baverman provided commentary to the banking industry in regards to predatory lending practice concerns.[9] In 2011, Judge Baverman provided commentary to the banking industry in regards to foreclosure errors, ‘Robo-Signing’ Practices, and the heightened scrutiny of lenders and servicers [10]

Law Professor[edit]

Judge Baverman has been a law professor, and frequent speaker, at local Atlanta-area law schools. Judge Alan Baverman was last an adjunct professor at Georgia State University where he taught litigation law classes.[11]


  1. ^ GSU Biography. "[1]"
  2. ^ Alan Baverman education. "[2]"
  3. ^ Alan Baverman helps with the case of U.S. v. Lance. "[3]"
  4. ^ Alan Baverman legal practice. "[4]"
  5. ^ U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. "[5]"
  6. ^ Judge Alan Baverman denies bond to TI."[6]"
  7. ^ Judge Baverman dismisses case against Agility DGS."[7]"
  8. ^ Kadish, Kadish & Baverman."[8]"
  9. ^ Predatory lending practices."[9]"
  10. ^ Preparing for the New Generation of Claims."[10]"
  11. ^ Georgia State University law professor."[11]"