Practice areas

Personal Injury – General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury – Products: Plaintiff, Personal Injury – Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Brain Injury, Construction Accident, Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Motor Vehicle Defects, Personal Injury – Plaintiff, Pharmaceutical, Premises Liability – Plaintiff

Mary E. Alexander, an esteemed attorney, is the founder and proprietor of Mary Alexander & Associates, PC, situated in San Francisco, California. She is nationally acknowledged as a preeminent trial advocate and extends unparalleled guidance and assistance to a diverse clientele across the greater Bay Area and throughout the state, addressing legal concerns encompassing:

  • Cases of clergy abuse
  • Incidents of child sexual abuse
  • Claims related to brain injuries and other severe injuries

Throughout her legal journey, Ms. Alexander has achieved exceptional accomplishments by championing the rights and compensations of individuals adversely impacted by the negligent, reckless, or unlawful actions of others. Among her noteworthy achievements, she led a legal team that secured a settlement exceeding $305 million from various paint manufacturers in a case involving lead paint exposure. Additionally, she obtained a verdict of $45 million for a victim left paralyzed due to a preventable car accident.

Ms. Alexander has procured numerous other multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts on behalf of her plaintiff clients, establishing herself as one of the most sought-after trial lawyers in the state. Her professional excellence has been acknowledged by The Daily Journal, which named her a Top 100 Attorney in California in 2018 and 2019, and the San Francisco Chronicle, which recognized her as one of the Top 10 Trial Attorneys in the San Francisco Bay Area.

She has garnered distinctions as one of California’s Top Women Lawyers and among the Top 30 Plaintiff Attorneys in the state. Her peers have consistently recognized her achievements, leading to accolades such as recognition from The Best Lawyers in America and an AV Preeminent* peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Actively engaged in her legal community, Ms. Alexander is a member of various esteemed legal organizations, including The Bar Association of San Francisco, where she has served on the board, and the American Association for Justice, where she assumed the role of president. Furthermore, she holds the position of Senior Life Fellow with the American Board of Trial Advocates and is a member of the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Medical Professional Liability.

Ms. Alexander is an alumna of The University of Iowa and earned her Master of Public Health degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 1976. She obtained her Juris Doctor from Santa Clara University School of Law in 1982. Her legal practice extends to the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.

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