Richard Alexander


Alexander Law Group

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San Jose




RICHARD ALEXANDER is a specialist in personal injury litigation with 30 years in-depth experience. Emphasizing working relationships with clients has led to an exceptional record of success. He has served as a member of the Board of Governors of The State Bar of California, President of the Santa Clara County Bar Association and the Board of Governors of Consumer Attorneys of California. He is a founding member of the National Association of Consumer Advocates, and heads Alexander Hawes, LLP. The firm holds Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating and is recognized in the List of Preeminent Law Firms in the U. S. Additional information about Mr. Alexander:

Specialist in personal injury, defective product and toxic chemical litigation representing individuals, families, workers and owners of small businesses.

The Best Lawyers: The Valley’s Sharpest Legal Minds, San Jose Magazine.

First recipient of the “Man of the Year” Award by The Women’s Fund – a “special recognition for supporting women and significantly contributing to the betterment of women in today’s world.”

Pro Bono Award for advocacy and service on behalf of persons injured in the work place by the Santa Clara Center for Occupational Safety and Health, August, 1993. First recipient of this award.

Santa Clara County Youth Commission Medal.

Publisher of The Consumer Law Page [] providing a wide range of practical legal information with articles on selecting a lawyer, handling accident and insurance claims, defective products, investment fraud, cancer/birth defects caused by chemical exposure at work, discrimination and pollution, among 100 topics of interest to anyone with an injury, wrongful death, property damage, or investment fraud claim. Recognized as a pioneer in providing legal information to the public. The page has received high praise: “A gold mine.” One Key Search. “Excellent.” Yahoo Unplugged. “Excellent.” America On Line.”Excellent.” The Web Magazine. “Excellent.” Your Personal Net. “Exemplary.” Top 5%. Rated 4th of 4,000 law firm sites by Red Street Consulting. Recommended by the Encyclopedia Britannica. A Wall Street Journal Select website. Highest rating by Infoseek.

Outstanding Achievement Award by Consumer Attorneys of California for exceptional service and contribution on behalf of injured victims and consumers.

Commendation for outstanding contributions to the delivery of pro bono legal services in Santa Clara County, by the Santa Clara County Bar Association and the Pro Bono Project of Santa Clara County.

National Board of Trial Advocacy California Certification Examination Review Panel.

Highest evaluation for legal ability [AV Rating] and ethical standards by nationally recognized Martindale-Hubbell.

“Recognized Trial Lawyer,” California Trial Lawyers Association with experience in the fields of Products Liability, Insurance Bad Faith, General Personal Injury, and Professional Negligence litigation.

National Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers: Civil Trial, Personal Injury and Environmental Law.

Founding Member, The National Association of Consumer Advocates.

Featured as a role model for community leadership efforts by author Tom Hayes, You Can Make A Difference In Silicon Valley.

Outstanding Achievement Award, California Trial Lawyers Association.

California Trial Lawyers Association President’s Service Award.

Vice-President of The State Bar of California, 1987-88; Board of Governors, 1985-88.

Vice President of the California Trial Lawyers’ Association, 1995; Board of Governors 1990-94 and 96-.

President, Santa Clara County Bar Association, 1984.

Fellow, Roscoe Pound-American Trial Lawyers Foundation.

Mayor’s Commendation for Distinguished Service, City of San Jose.

Former President, Democratic Century Club.

F.A.A. Licensed Pilot.

Outstanding Young Man of America.

Who’s Who in America.

Who’s Who in the World. Who’s Who in American Law. Who’s Who in California. Who’s Who in the West.

2008 Finalist Street Fighter of the Year Award by Consumer Attorneys of California

2008 Trial Lawyer of the Year, Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association

Obtained a record-setting additur of $7 million to the final judgment for a 12 year old child who darted out into the street and suffered permanent brain damage.