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Jerome M. Alper, American lawyer, specializing in the field of Environmental Law, Transportation Law.


Alper, Jerome Milton was born on August 26, 1914 in New York City. Son of David Samuel and Ethel (Gordon) Alper.


University of Chattanooga (Bachelor of Arts, 1934). University of Chicago (Juris Doctor, 1937).


Worked at Alper, Mann & Weisbaum, P.C. (Washington, DC) specializing in General Practice before all Courts and Government Agencies. Railroad Safety Litigation, FELA Litigation, Personal Injury, Corporate, Utility, Labor, Transportation, Securities, Probate, Employment and Family Law. Trials.

Admitted to the bar, 1937, Illinois and Tennessee.

1950, District of Columbia. Author: "Regulatory Obligations of the Gas Producers," Public Utilities Fortnightly, Volume 54, No. 8, 1954; "The Controversy Over Federal Regulation of Independent Producers of Natural Gas," Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 8, No.

3, 1955. Principal Attorney, Public Utilities Division of Securities and Exchange Commission, 1939-1950. Counsel to Joint Transportation Commission (Interstate Negotiating Commission for Transit Matters between Maryland, Virginia and District of Columbia), 1959-1965. Counsel, Governor's Steering Committee on Mass Transit for Baltimore Metropolitan Area, 1967-1969.

Special Counsel, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, 1965—. Member: The District of Columbia Bar. Bar Association of the District of Columbia.

Federal Power Bar Association. Tennessee and American Bar Associations. American Judicature Society.

In addition to a general trial practice, for more than 30 years, our firm has specialized in railroad safety matters, including legislation, rulemaking and litigation.


  • Bar: Tennessee, Illinois, District of Columbia.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


President Montgomery County Art Center, Inc. Chairman business committee Folger Shakespeare Library, 1975-1976. Trustee Urban American, Inc., 1964-1967, American Planning and Civic Association, 1960-1964.

Served to lieutenant Commander United States Naval Reserve, 1941-1945, European Theatre of Operations, PTO. Member American Bar Association, District of Columbia, Tennessee, Federal Power bar associations, Bar Association of District of Columbia, American Judicature Society. Club: National Democratic (Washington).


Married Janet Adrian Levy, January 4, 1948 (deceased). Children: Jonathan Louis (deceased), Alan Irwin, Andrew Michael. Married Muriel C. Pearl, (deceased) January 17, 1981.

David Samuel Alper

Ethel (Gordon) Alper

Janet Adrian Levy

Muriel C. Pearl

Jonathan Louis Alper (deceased)

Alan Irwin Alper

Andrew Michael Alper