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Biography

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.

Other Info About Alex

Education

Law School

West Virginia University College of Law, J.D., 2015

CALI awards: Seminar, Pre-trial Litigation, and Business Transactions and Drafting

Undergraduate School

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

Bar Memberships

Alex is licensed to practice in the following state(s):

West Virginia, 2015

Courts

Alex is admitted to practice before the following court(s):

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

Recognition

Local & National Recognition

The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch®, Commercial Litigation, 2022-2023

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

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

Civic Activities

Civic & Charitable Organizations

Tuesday Legal Connect Volunteer – A service provided by Legal Aid of West Virginia and the West Virginia State Bar

Trout Unlimited

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

Major Publications

Alex is an author or contributor to the following publications:

Student Contributor, “From Liability to Viability, A Legal Toolkit to Address Neglected Properties in West Virginia,” 2015.

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