Until starting a successful solo practice in January 2013, Alex spent nearly his entire career with large, international firms in Los Angeles and Sacramento, including the largest law firm in the world, DLA Piper.
Complex Litigation Expertise
Alex excels in handling cases with complicated and novel legal and factual issues in every area of the law, on both sides of a case. He’s skilled at quickly becoming immersed in the applicable law of a given case as well as at learning his clients’ particular business and industry. He’s successfully represented some of the largest companies in California and the United States in multi-million dollar lawsuits. For more information on the types of cases Alex handles, click here.
Leading Northern California Litigator
For four years in a row, Alex’s peers voted him as a Northern California Super Lawyers “Rising Star” (awarded to just 2.5% of attorneys in the area) and in 2016 he was named a “Northern California Super Lawyer.” The Sacramento Business Journal named him to its prestigious “40 under 40” list for 2016 and included him as one of a select few Sacramento-area lawyers in its “Best of the Bar” list four years in a row. He has also been named to Sacramento Magazine’s inaugural “Top Lawyers” list for 2016.
Strong Academic Credentials
Alex graduated with honors from UC Berkeley (where he also played alto saxophone in the University of California Marching Band). After leaving Cal, he graduated Order of the Coif (in the top 10 percent of his graduating class) from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, where he was an editor on one of Loyola’s three law reviews and competed for two years on a top-ten nationally ranked mock trial team.
Alex has been praised in the legal community for his legal writing, including his unparalleled attention to detail. He has scored many victories for his clients “on the papers.” He’s also a skilled oral advocate: he’s quick on his feet, knows his way around a courtroom, and doesn’t lose his temper.
“Few lawyers anywhere can match Alex’s litigation skills. And he can flat-out write.”
– David M. Levine
In-House Counsel, UC Davis Health System
Committed to His Profession
Alex holds and has held numerous leadership positions, including as the past president of the Federal Bar Association and as a current attorney representative of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, where he interacts closely with federal judges and practitioners to serve the bench and bar. He’s dedicated numerous hours to serving clients on a pro bono basis, recently celebrating a victory where fines levied against two local farmers by a county department of agriculture were dropped. Alex is also a member of the following professional organizations:
- Christian Legal Society (local and national chapters)
- Federal Bar Association (local and national chapters)
- Asian Bar Association of Sacramento
- Sacramento County Bar Association
- Roseville Chamber of Commerce
- Secretary and Board Member, Placer Rescue Mission
Committed to Integrity and to His Community
Alex holds to the highest possible ethical and moral standards in his practice and in his personal life. These convictions lead him to be active in his community and to support numerous local and international charitable organizations. One recent example of this is Medina McKelvey’s support of local food banks. More information can be found here.
Committed to His Family
Alex has been happily married to his wife of more than 12 years. He’s also the proud dad of four ball-throwing, dad-wrestling, Lego-building, book-loving, couch-jumping, vegetable-avoiding young boys.