Judge Alper was appointed as an Administrative Law Judge to the District of Columbia Office of Administrative Hearings in July 2016.
From 2004 until his appointment with OAH, Judge Alper was a Staff Attorney with the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia. At PDS, he practiced indigent criminal defense in felony, misdemeanor, and juvenile courts in the District of Columbia Superior Court. He also advised and represented clients in revocation and parole grant proceedings before the United States Parole Commission and assisted incarcerated clients with sentence calculation and prison-condition issues. He also helped develop and implemented outreach and training for private law firm pro bono representation in parole revocation proceedings.
In 2003 and 2004, Judge Alper practiced general litigation, employment, corporate, government affairs, and contract law with what was then called Piliero, Mazza & Pargament, PLLC in Washington, DC. In 2002 and 2003, he clerked for The Honorable Robert E. Morin in the District of Columbia Superior Court.
Judge Alper grew up in Newton, Massachusetts. He received his A.B. in Political Science, Magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Brown University in 1995 and his J.D. from New York University School of Law in 2002. Prior to law school Judge Alper served as a Legislative Assistant to former Representative Barney Frank in the United States House of Representatives.