- U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of Texas
Baylor University, JD, Cum Laude, 1983
University of Central Florida, BA, Summa Cum Laude, 1979
Joe Alexander practices in a wide range of general civil litigation areas, including aviation, oil and gas, products liability, personal injury, medical malpractice, professional malpractice, professional liability, consumer litigation, commercial litigation, and business litigation. Having tried over 50 cases to a verdict, he has successfully tried cases involving medical malpractice, commercial disputes, negligence, wrongful death and products liability. Following settlement in the Estate of Rory Moore v. United Crane case, Joe testified to an OSHA subcommittee, resulting in the enactment of new law to prevent similar accidents from occurring.
Joe’s professional achievements include the AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubble as well as being named a Texas Super Lawyer from 2005-2016.
Joe began his legal career at Andrew & Kurth, where he specialized in the defense of professional liability matters. He continued that practice for a short time at the law firm of McFall & Sartwelle. In 1992, Joe founded the firm of Hanen, Alexander, Johnson & Spalding, where he served as managing partner and was engaged in a general civil litigation practice. In 2002, Mr. Alexander joined Mithoff Law, where he has continued his general litigation practice. In 2016 he set up the Alexander Law Firm.
Joe received his BA, summa cum laude, from the University of Central Florida in 1979 and later received his JD, cum laude, from Baylor University in 1983, where he served on the editorial board of the Baylor Law Review.
Joe’s personal interests include participating in community theater, flying, golf, writing, playing keyboards, physical training with the Houston SEAL PT program as well as participating in the KAIROS prison ministry program.
Represented the family of a 19-year-old man who was electrocuted and died when a crane operator made contact with a power line that was being directed by Mr. Moore. The case was ultimately settled. Following the settlement, after the young man's father and Joe testified to an OSHA subcommittee, a law was enacted which will prevent this occurrence from happening again.
Product Liability & Wrongful Death
Member of team that represents a motorist who sustained serious and permanent injuries, including paraplegia, when the motorist’s Nissan Titan truck rolled over during the course of driving along a roadway that was under construction, where the roadway surface had been excavated with a drop-off into dirt and/or gravel. Plaintiff has asserted negligence claims against the roadway contractor, SMC Builders, Inc., and the Texas Department of Transportation, and has asserted design, manufacturing, marketing, stability, handling, instruction, and warning product defect claims against Nissan. The suit is presently pending in state district court in Travis County,Texas.
Represented the family of a young man who was killed when the vehicle in which he was a passenger rolled over. One of the tires on the vehicle lost its tread as a result of a negligent repair of a flat by Sears. The jury returned a verdict.
The vehicle in which our client was driving was struck from behind by an unlicensed drunk driver who had been provided with a rental car by Progressive Insurance immediately after getting out of jail on a charge of DWI. The trial proceeded against Progressive Insurance for negligence in providing the rental car under those circumstances. The jury returned a verdict.
Oil and Gas
We filed suit on behalf of a West Texas oil and gas operator because the adjacent lease holder wrongfully injected hydrogen sulfide into a defective injection well. The hydrogen sulfide permeated into our client’s field in high concentrations. As part of the settlement, the adjacent lease holder was made to purchase our clients’ reserves.
Young mother who underwent an endovascular coiling of a brain aneurysm which was not medically indicated. During the procedure she suffered a stroke, leaving her with the inability to speak or swallow her own saliva. The trial proceeded against the neuroradiologists who elected to perform the procedure. The jury returned a verdict.
The family of Houston fire Capt. Mark Braswell, killed three years ago in a bike wreck won a wrongful death verdict of $39 million, targeting one of the nation's largest landscaping companies.
- As clock winds down mineral owner wants payment calculation verified
A Karnes County mineral owner has sued Marathon Oil Corp. to figure out whether the company is paying royalties correctly -- a common lawsuit in South Texas' 400-mile Eagle Ford Shale oil field and one that's in the rise.
American College of Trial Lawyers
American Board of Trial Advocates
State Bar of Texas
Honors & Awards
- Texas SuperLawyers, 2005-2016
- Best Lawyers in America 2015-2017 in the field of personal injury litigation - plaintiff