J. Michael Alexander (retired)


Personal Injury
Products Liability
Legal & Medical Malpractice
Insurance (Coverage Matters, Plaintiff)

Admitted to the Oregon State Bar, 1975
Admitted to the U.S. District Court, District of Oregon, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, and U.S. Supreme Court


Stanford University (B.A. 1968)
Willamette University College of Law (J.D. 1975)
Associate Editor, Willamette Law Journal, 1974-1975
2nd Lt.-Capt., U.S. Air Force, 1968-1972


Distinguished Trial Lawyer, 2011, Oregon Trial Lawyers’ Association
AV-Rated peer review rating with Martindale-Hubbell, Oregon Super Lawyers 2007-2009


American Academy of Appellate Attorneys
American College of Trial Lawyers
American Association for Justice
Marion County Bar Association
National College of Advocacy
Oregon State Bar
Oregon Trial Lawyers Association (Board of Governors, 1984-1988, 1996-2002, President 2002-2003)

Mr. Alexander’s practice emphasizes civil litigation and appeals, particularly personal injury and insurance coverage disputes. He has tried approximately 100 jury trials, and has handled approximately 300 civil appeals.

Mr. Alexander was born in Beaumont, Texas. He is married and has two grown daughters. He served in the United States Air Force as a missile launch officer from 1968-72, receiving an honorable discharge at that time.


2006 Oregon Rules of Appellate Procedures Committee
American Academy of Appellate Attorneys, 1991-Present.
American Board of Trial Advocates, Inducted 2003
American College of Trial Lawyers, Inducted March 2002
American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America) 1982-Present.
American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America) Nat’l College of Advocacy (Advocate), 1993-Present
AV-Rated in Martindale Hubbell
Civil Law Advisory Committee, 2001-2004
Conflict of Laws Study Group, 2000-2001
Best Lawyers in America
Oregon Super Lawyers
Marion County Bar Association, 1975-Present
Oregon Council on Court Procedures, 1995-2000; Chair, 1999-2000
Oregon Jury Foundation Project, Board of Directors, 2000-2001
Oregon Rule of Law Program – Russia, 2002-2007
Oregon State Bar, 1975-Present
Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, 1975-Present
President, 2002-2003
Distinguished Trial Lawyer, 2011, Oregon Trial Lawyers’ Association
Awards Committee, 2000-2003
Board of Governors, 1984-88, 1994-200
Ethical Rule Change Committee, 2001-2003