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James Stephen Alexander

James Stephen Alexander

also known as Steve Alexander

About me

J. Stephen Alexander has been practicing law for more than 30 years and is the founder and managing partner of the Alexander Law Firm. Mr. Alexander has tried over 150 jury trials to verdict, and has been recognized for his litigation abilities by numerous organizations and publications.

From 1979 to 1992, Mr. Alexander was an Assistant State Attorney in the Seventh Judicial Circuit practicing in the Saint Johns County office, where he prosecuted murder, sexual battery and robbery cases. For several years Mr. Alexander served as the Division Chief of the Saint Johns County office supervising local attorneys and staff.

From 1989 to 1992 Mr. Alexander was a law partner in the law firm of Upchurch and Alexander P.A. representing the people of Saint Johns County and neighboring counties.

In 1993, Mr. Alexander was elected as the State Attorney of the Seventh Judicial Circuit serving four counties: Volusia, Flagler, Putnam and Saint Johns. As the State Attorney, Mr. Alexander tried over twenty (20) first degree murder cases, all which resulted in convictions of the defendants.

In 1997, Mr. Alexander left the State Attorney’s Office and opened the Alexander Law Firm in Downtown, Saint Augustine, Florida. Since opening his firm, Mr. Alexander has earned a reputation for being a meticulous lawyer and outstanding trial advocate. Mr. Alexander’s tenacity and passion for justice have been the foundation of his remarkable career as an attorney.



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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 60%
    36 years
  2. Family: 25%
    18 years
  3. Personal Injury: 15%
    18 years



Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

51 total 

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  • Mark V. Clay

    I highly endorse Mr. Alexander. Very knowledgeable and caring attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact him for help.


    Mark Clay Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Andrea Elaine Serene Kerr

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Alexander and I had a very highly emotionally charged case. While we did not always agree on how to proceed legally, his professional demeanor was always appreciated and I learned from him


    Andrea Kerr Child Abuse Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Alexander Law Firm LLC

19 Old Mission Ave
St. Augustine, FL, 32084


FLMember in Good Standing197909/08/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Paul Harris Fellowship AwardRotary2006
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell1991
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell1990
Persecutor AwardNational District Attorneys Association1982
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerAlexander Law Firm LLC1996 - Present
Elected State AttorneyState Attorney's Office1992 - 1996
Assistant District AttorneyState Attorney's Office1979 - 1988
Association namePosition nameDuration
St. Johns County Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Rotary ClubPast President1990 - Present
Gator Club of St. AugustinePast President1990 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh CircuitAdmitted to Practice1981 - Present
Florida BarMember1979 - Present
MemberMiddle District Court of Florida1979 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
Wofford CollegeHistoryBS - Bachelor of Science1977