Jerry C. Alexander
The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.
- William James, American Philosopher
A former aide to Congressman Earl Cabell, United States Congressman from Texas' Fifth District, Mr. Alexander has been practicing law since 1972 and joined the firm the same year. He has handled complex business litigation for over 30 years in the areas of antitrust, business torts, patents, trade secrets, unfair competition and labor-related business issues. He has also been involved in major litigation pertaining to officer, director and professional liability. He practices before federal agencies, including the FTC and FAA.
Mr. Alexander’s recent accomplishments include:
- Representing a bankruptcy trustee to recover claims against a bankrupt corporation's parent, its competitors and certain individuals, resulting in recoveries over $55 million.
- Mr. Alexander headed the Dallas Bar Association drafting project for the Local Rules of Practice in the Civil District and County Courts at Law Courts for Dallas County, which are presently in use; served as co-chair of the Judiciary Committee of the Dallas Bar Association in 1997 and 2008; was secretary-treasurer of the Dallas Bar Association in 2008; and was chair of the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program Campaign in 2010. He also chaired the Vision 2020 Project for the Dallas Bar Association. Elected to serve on the board of directors of the Dallas Bar Association for the two-year term, 2009 to 2010, and a subsequent two-year term from 2011 to 2012, he was elected vice-chair of the board of directors in 2011 and chair of the board of directors in 2012, and was elected as the 107th president of the Dallas Bar Association. He was recently elected as director of District 6, Place 3 of the State Bar of Texas and presently serves in that capacity.
J.D., Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law, 1972
B.A., Southern Methodist University, 1968
State Bar of Texas – Board of Directors, District 6, Place 3 (2018-2020) (Member of the Law Focused Education Committee: 2007-2009)
American Bar Association
Dallas Bar Association: president 2016; president-elect 2015; second vice president 2013; vice-chair 2011-2012; secretary and treasurer 2008; member, board of directors 2008-2009; co-chair, Judiciary Committee of the Dallas Bar Association 1997 and 2008; vice-chair 2007; chairman, Judicial Polls Study Subcommittee of the Dallas Bar Association 2007-2008; chairman, Local Rules Subcommittee 1993-1996, 1998-1999
Texas Super Lawyer 2007, 2009-2016
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5