Alex is a pragmatic counselor and litigator that brings a wide-range of experience to the service of his clients. Alex focuses on corporate litigation, with a particular emphasis on the defense of financial institutions. He represents banks, mortgage lenders, portfolio managers, loan servicers, and other creditors in state and federal courts and arbitration forums in a variety of consumer and commercial actions. Aside from his financial services work, Alex maintains a substantial general commercial litigation practice, representing clients in real estate litigation, oil and gas litigation, coal litigation, state governmental investigations, and a wide range of business disputes.
Through his wide-range of experience as a commercial litigator, Alex has developed an expertise in class action and mass action work. He has significant experience in successfully litigating class actions in state and federal court, in addition to matters before West Virginia’s Mass Litigation Panel and the Federal Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation.
Alex also has significant appellate experience and resulting successes. He regularly represents clients before the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia, the Intermediate Court of Appeals of West Virginia, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
West Virginia University College of Law, J.D., 2015
CALI awards: Seminar, Pre-trial Litigation, and Business Transactions and Drafting
Marshall University, B.B.A. Economic, B.B.A. Finance, 2011, magna cum laude
Four-year student athlete varsity cross country; member of Conference USA Student Athlete Advisory Committee; four-year recognition on Conference USA Commissioner Honor Roll
Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of West Virginia
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch®, Commercial Litigation, 2022-2024
National Institute for Trial Advocacy’s Trial Skills program, December, 2022
Betta Gamma Sigma Honor Society
The West Virginia Bar Association – Member, Young Lawyer Executive Committee
Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia – Member, Young Lawyer CLE Planning Committee
Commissioner – City of Charleston Municipal Planning Commission
Tuesday Legal Connect Volunteer – A service provided by Legal Aid of West Virginia and the West Virginia State Bar
Lawyer in the School – Mary C. Snow West Side Elementary, Legal Aid of West Virginia
Planning Committee- Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia Young Lawyer CLE
Student Contributor, “From Liability to Viability, A Legal Toolkit to Address Neglected Properties in West Virginia,” 2015.
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