Yale Galanter (born December 3, 1956, in Cherry Hill, New Jersey) is an American criminal defense attorney based in Miami, Florida best known for representing O. J. Simpson since 2000.
Galanter was born Dec. 3, 1956 just outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Robert and Beverly Galanter. Galanter first wanted to become a professional golfer, but then he studied law at the University of Miami and Shepard Broad Law Center at Nova Southeastern University. He worked as a state prosecutor in Florida at the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office under Janet Reno.
Galanter first represented Simpson in a road rage trial in October 2001. He was also Simpson's attorney for the federal drug raid case on Simpson's home in 2001, a speeding ticket in 2002, a domestic violence call to his residence in 2003, and his writing of a fictional account of the murders of his former wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Goldman, called If I Did It.