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About Me

Alexander graduated Cum laude from Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Management and received his Juris Doctorate from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 2007. While enrolled in law school, Alexander was a member and president of the UNC Broun National Trial Team from 2005-2007. He was also honored as Best Oral Advocate-Appellant in the 2005 Moot Court Competition.

Upon his graduation from law school in 2007, Alexander joined Teague Campbell Dennis & Gorham, LLP in Raleigh, North Carolina as an Associate Attorney. While at Teague Campbell, Alexander concentrated his practice in the areas of workers’ compensation and general civil defense. Alexander represented hundreds of North Carolina employers, including privately owned and governmental entities, before the North Carolina Industrial Commission and in District and Superior Courts. He successfully argued and defended various motions before Courts throughout the State of North Carolina.

After three years of practice in North Carolina, Alexander returned to Memphis to join the family firm in September 2010, where he currently concentrates his practice in civil litigation, including personal injury, workers’ compensation, premises liability and municipal law, in addition to criminal defense. Alexander is married to LaToya Monique Wharton, a native of Alexandria, Virginia, and they have one daugher, Alexandria Camille Wharton.


Practice Areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    5 years
  2. Litigation: 45%
    8 years
  3. Government: 5%
    8 years



Hourly ($175-225/hour), Contingent (33-50%), Retainer (Always), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Terita Hewlett Riley

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Terita Riley Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Sonya Pfeiffer

    Alex Wharton is a smart, ethical lawyer who practices with care and attention to detail. He is also a pleasure to interact with personally, and encourages confidence through his humor and intelligence.


    Sonya Pfeiffer Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

The Wharton Law Firm

1575 Madison Ave.
Memphis, TN, 38104



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Trial Law Academy ParticipantAmerican Board of2012
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AssociateThe Wharton Law Firm2010 - Present
AssociateTeague Campbell Dennis & Gorham2007 - 2010
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Memphis Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present
National Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present
American Bar AssociationLitigation Section- Young Lawyers Leadership Program2007 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State of Tennessee v. Cynthia J.Acquittal
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Publication NameTitleDate
The Commercial AppealJury acquits woman who hit girl with her car2015
The Memphis FlyerBrown Contempt Case Remanded Back to Juvenile Court2014
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of North Carolina School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
Hampton UniversityAviation ManagementBS - Bachelor of Science2004
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Tips For Junior Associates When Speaking With ClientsGet Practical Advice for Interacting with Clients2013
Pathway to SuccessPathway to Success2012
EmbodiLaw & Order- Domestic Violence2012