Alexander is a trial lawyer, focusing on personal injury and wrongful death litigation, aviation litigation, and class actions. He also has extensive criminal defense experience and handles matters in the State and Federal courts.
Among the representative cases on which Alexander has worked are:
Commercial Aviation Cases:
- Aires Flight 8250 (landing in San Andres, Colombia, August 16, 2010, involving a Boeing 737-73V aircraft)
- Ethiopian Airlines Flight 409 (taking off from Beirut–Rafic Hariri International Airport, January 25, 2010, involving a Boeing 737-8AS aircraft)
- American Airlines Flight 331 (landing in Kingston, Jamaica, December 22, 2009, involving a Boeing 737-823 aircraft)
- Air France Flight 447 (flying over the Mid-Atlantic, June 1, 2009, involving an Airbus A330-203 aircraft)
- American Airlines Flight 908 (approaching Miami International Airport, October 10, 2008, involving a Boeing 777 aircraft)
- West Caribbean Airways Flight 708 (flying over Machiques, Venezuela, August 16, 2005, involving a Boeing MD-82 aircraft)
General Aviation Cases:
- Cessna Model T210N
- Beech 65-A90-1
- Bell 206L
- Cessna 414A
- Pilatus PC-12
- Piper PA-28-181
- Cessna 650 Citation
- Beechcraft Baron 58
- Bell 412EP
- Cessna Citation X 750-230
Class Actions/Product Liability Actions:
- In re: Chinese-Manufactured Drywall Products Liability Litigation, No. MDL-2047 (Eastern District of Louisiana)
- In re: Chinese Drywall Litigation, No. 09-200,000 CA 42 (Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida)
- In re: Oil Spill by the Oil Rig “Deepwater Horizon” in the Gulf of Mexico, on April 20, 2010, MDL-2179 (Eastern District of Louisiana)
- In re Marine Hose Antitrust Litigation (No. II), No. 08-MDL-1888-CIV-GRAHAM (Southern District of Florida)
- Scheck Investments, L.P. v . Kennsington Management, Inc. et al., Case No. 04-21160-CIV-MORENO (Southern District of Florida)
Alexander is a member of the Georgia Bar (admitted 2000); the Alabama Bar (admitted 2001); the District of Columbia Bar (admitted 2001); and The Florida Bar (admitted 2003). He is also a member of the Bars of the United States District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida, the District of Maryland and the Northern District of Georgia, and a member of the Bars of United States Courts of Appeal for the Fourth and Eleventh Circuits.
Alexander has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Florida Justice Association, as a member of the Executive Committee of the Aviation Section of the American Association of Justice, and as an officer of the Wilkie D. Ferguson Jr. Bar Association (formerly known as the Black Lawyers Association of Miami-Dade County, Florida). He is a member of the Dade County Bar Association, the Miami-Dade Justice Association; the Cuban American Bar Association; the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Alexander was born in Denver, Colorado. He earned an undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College (B.A., History, 1992) and a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D., 1999). Prior to law school, he was a Health Education Volunteer in the United States Peace Corps in Mali, West Africa, where he provided health care to a population of approximately 50,000.
In law school, Alexander was awarded the University of Pennsylvania Law School’s Public Interest Scholarship; was a Senior and Comments Editor of the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law; and was the recipient of the Law School’s Jefferson B. Fordham Human Rights Award. His article, Opting for Death: State Responses to the AEDPA’s Opt–in Provisions And The Need For a Right to Post–Conviction Counsel, is published at 1 U. Pa. J. Cont. L. 661 (1999).
After law school, Alexander clerked for the Honorable Andre M. Davis (who now sits on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit) while Judge Davis was a district court judge on the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. Following his judicial clerkship, Alexander was awarded a Post–Graduate Justice Fellowship by George Soros’ Open Society Institute. As a Soros Post–Graduate Justice Fellow, Alexander worked as a Staff Attorney at the Southern Center for Human Rights in Atlanta, Georgia, between 2000 and 2003, where he represented individuals in misdemeanor and felony cases and represented individuals on death row in Georgia and Alabama in capital post–conviction proceedings. As a Soros Fellow, Alexander also was a member of the State Bar of Georgia’s Indigent Defense Committee and worked with a coalition of lawyers who, through a coordinated campaign of class action litigation, public education and lobbying efforts in the Georgia General Assembly, brought about sweeping criminal justice reform in the State of Georgia. He has appeared before the Georgia Court of Appeals and the Georgia Supreme Court. Alexander continues his work with the Southern Center for Human Rights as a member of its Board of Trustees.
After moving to Miami in 2003, Alexander gained extensive courtroom and jury trial experience as an Assistant Public Defender in the Office of the Public Defender for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit in and for Miami–Dade County before entering private practice.