Mary Alexander & Associates, P.C.
44 Montgomery Street
Ste. 1303 San Francisco, CA 94104
(415) 433-5440 www.maryalexanderlaw.com
Most lawyers take on a case - a few take on a cause. Over the past 30 years, Mary Alexander has earned a national reputation for her work protecting consumer rights, winning the respect of clients and colleagues alike. A past president of both the Association of Trial Lawyers of America and the Consumer Attorneys of California, Mary's career - both in and out of the courtroom - has focused on one thing: ensuring that those who have been harmed by the negligent, preventable actions of others get their day in court - and get the answers, and justice, they deserve.
In the process, Mary has built a notable record of success, both before juries and at the negotiation table. Some of the highlights include:
A $45 million verdict for a San Mateo victim, who had her neck broken, was paralyzed for life, and became a quadriplegic when her car was struck by a driver speeding through a red lightA $13.3 million verdict for a severely injured client in Hall v. Yosemite Park and Curry Company, in which faulty bicycle brakes triggered a crash resulting in quadriplegiaA $5.5 million settlement for a long haul trucker was run over by another trucker while outside of the cab of his rig safely locking and inspecting his load.A $4 million settlement in a San Francisco Municipal Railway accident, Landsverk v. CCSFA $4 million settlement in a pedestrian accident, Ruszak v. State Farm
But it's not just the results that have made Mary one of California's most sought-after trial attorneys. It's also a unique combination of capabilities and compassion that few lawyers can bring to their cases - or their clients. A scientist before she studied law, Mary leverages her technical background in every matter she takes on, and is well known for her ability to explain complicated theories to juries - and for using high-tech courtroom exhibits that help make difficult points easy to comprehend. She's taken on cases other lawyers won't, or can't - such as child sex abuse cases - and assisted clients from all walks of life. Because someone who has been harmed is someone who should be helped.
Along the way, Mary, a graduate of Santa Clara University Law School, has been recognized repeatedly by her peers, and the press, for her work. Her awards and honors include:
Named one of the San Francisco Bay Area's "Top 10 Trial Attorneys" by the San Francisco ChronicleNamed a Northern California Super Lawyer in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 & 2010Recognized as one of the Top 30 Women Litigators in 2002 and Top 50 Women Litigators in 2003 and 2004 by the California Daily JournalRepeatedly named one of the "100 Most Influential Attorneys in California" by the California Daily JournalPast editor-in-chief of Forum, a publication of the Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaAmerican Board of Trial Advocates, 1997
Areas of Practice
Personal Injury ? Plaintiff
California, 1982U.S. District Court District of Arizona, 1986U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1982
Past Editor-in-Chief of Forum, Consumer Attorneys of California Publication
Hall v. Yosemite ParkLandsverk v. CCSFRuszak v. State Farm
Honors and Awards
ABA Pursuit of Justice Award, 2003ABOTA Foundation Life Fellow, 2002AAJ Distinguished Service Award, 2007AAJ Women's Trial Lawyer Caucus Special Recognition Award, 2006AAJ Minority Caucus Trailblazer Award, 2002AAJ Women's Caucus Marie Lambert Award, 1996AAJ New Lawyer's Division of AAJ Joe Tonahill Award, 1995Outstanding State Delegate Award, 1993Outstanding State Delegate Award, 1996AAJ Wiedemann Wysocki Award, 1993AAJ Wiedemann Wysocki Award, 2000AAJ Wiedemann Wysocki Award, 2002AAJ Wiedemann Wysocki Award, 2004Edward T. Pollack Award, Consumer Attorneys of California, 2004Marvin E. Lewis Award, Consumer Attorneys of California, 1998Outstanding Achievement Award, Consumer Attorneys of California, 1997Trench Soldier Award, Consumer Attorneys of California, 1994 - 1996Trench Soldier Award, Consumer Attorneys of California, 1996President's Award, Consumer Attorneys of California, 1991, 1994, 1995, 2002, 2004, 2005President Public Justice Award, 19962003 Special Achievement Award, Santa Clara University School of LawNamed by San Francisco Chronicle One of the Top Ten Trial Lawyers in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1990Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating, 1986Lawdragon Top 500 Leading Plaintiff Lawyers in America, 2007Northern California Superlawyers, 2005 - 2010US Action Leadership Award, 2003Daily Journal Top 50 Women Litigators, 2003Middlesex County Bar Association Minuteman Award ? Special Guest of Honor, 2002Maryland. Trial Lawyers Association Award of Appreciation, 2002Daily Journal Top 30 Women Litigators, 2002Trial Lawyer of the Year Award Themis Capital Corporation, 2001Top 100 Most Influential Lawyers in California ? Daily Journal, 2001 - 2003Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association Award of Appreciation, 1999Democratic Caucus of California State Assembly Award of Appreciation, 1996Named one of the San Francisco Bay Area's "Top 10 Trial Attorneys" by the San Francisco ChronicleNamed a Northern California Super Lawyer, 2006 - 2010Top 50 Women Litigators, by the California Daily Journal, 2004Repeatedly Named One of the "100 Most Influential Attorneys in California" by the California Daily JournalTrial Lawyer Hall of Fame for the State Bar of California: Litigation Section Professional Associations and Memberships
American Bar Association, Member, 1982 - PresentAmerican Board of Trial Advocates, Member, 1997 - PresentAmerican Board of Trial Advocates, Member, National Board, 2005 - 2006College of Master Advocates and Barristers, MemberCollege of Master Advocates and Barristers, Senior CounselBar Association of San Francisco, Member, 1984 - PresentBar Association of San Francisco, Board Member, 2004 - 2007American Association for Justice, President, 2003American Association for Justice, President Elect, 2002American Association for Justice, Vice President, 2001American Association for Justice, Secretary, 2000American Association for Justice, Treasurer, 1999American Association for Justice, Parliamentarian, 1998American Association for Justice, Chair, State Delegates, 1996 - 1997American Association for Justice, Chair, Council of Presidents, 1996 - 1997American Association for Justice, Chair, Membership Committee, 1994 - 1995American Association for Justice, Chair, PAC Task Force, 1995 - 1996American Association for Justice, Secretary, AAJ Endowment, 2007American Association for Justice, Secretary, AAJ Endowment, 2008American Association for Justice, Member, Board of AAJ Endowment, 1998 - PresentRoscoe Pound Institute, President, 2005AAJ Leaders' Forum, Member, 2002 - PresentConsumer Attorneys of California, President, 1996Consumer Attorneys of California, President-Elect, 1995Consumer Attorneys of California, Vice President, 1994Consumer Attorneys of California, Parliamentarian, 1993Consumer Attorneys of California, Member, Board of Governors, 1988 - 1992California Women Lawyers, Member, 1982 - PresentNational Center for State Courts, Attorney Board Member, 2004 - PresentSan Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Board Member, 1984 - 1999Public Justice, Member, 1982 - PresentPublic Justice, Member, Board of Governors, 1995 - 1999Western Trial Lawyers Association, Member, Board of Governors, 1995 - PresentWashington State Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 1997 - 1999Consumers Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, MemberSan Mateo County Trial Lawyers Association, MemberSanta Clara University School of Law, Member, Board of VisitorsNational Crimes Victims Association, President