Skip to main content

About me




9318 Hito Court 

San Diego, CA 92129

(301) 595-2820 telephone




Alex T. Sliheet is an experienced attorney whose primary practice area involves representing plaintiffs in legal disputes with their employers. His litigation focus is in the areas of disability discrimination and failure to provide reasonable accommodation, federal sector employment, and wage and hour claims. In addition, Mr. Sliheet represents victims of financial elder abuse. Mr. Sliheet is admitted to state and federal courts in California and the District of Columbia. He earned a Masters of Law degree in Employment Law, with Distinction, at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. He was first admitted to the Bar in California in 1991, and then in the District of Columbia in 1993. Mr. Sliheet’s Juris Doctorate is from California Western School of Law, where he graduated cumlaude.  In employment law, Mr. Sliheet chooses to represent employees only. He often selects cutting edge cases, regardless of their inherent difficulty. Mr. Sliheet has been particularly successful in this regard, having expanded the law in two significant areas: Mr. Sliheet presented oral argument to the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Spriggs v. Diamond Auto Glass, 165 F.3d 1015 (4th Cir. January 28, 1999), which applied the protection of 42 U.S.C. section 1981 (prohibiting race discrimination) to at-will employment. Previously, the 4th Circuit had only applied section 1981 to employment law if the parties had a contractual relationship.  Mr. Sliheet was lead counsel in Norden v. Samper, 503 F. Supp. 2d 130 (D.D.C. 2007). This case achieved an important victory by expanding the definition of disability to include sexual dysfunction. In financial elder abuse, as far back as 2007, Mr. Sliheet filed one of the first cases in California opposing the practice of manipulating seniors to use reverse mortgages to fund annuities (while at another firm). The U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Aging and Senator Claire McCaskill held hearings on the issue shortly thereafter. Mr. Sliheet provided Senator McCaskill’s office with assistance in this area. Mr. Sliheet is also a musician. He is an accomplished guitarist, talented singer, and composes nocturnes on the piano. Mr. Sliheet is an avid tennis player. He speaks English and Arabic.



Languages spoken: Arabic

Practice areas


  1. Contracts: 55%
  2. Class Action: 25%
    8 years
  3. Franchising: 20%
    5 years



Hourly ($350-450/hour), contingent (30-40%)

Attorney endorsements

2 total 

Are you an attorney? Endorse this lawyer

  • Christopher Daniel Leroi

    Mr. Silheet is an outstanding attorney who provides exemplary advice on Avvo. I would recommend everyone and anyone to him for representation. Even though I have been practicing fo 24 years, as a judge, magistrate, prosecutors, and in private practice, I learn valuable new information from him every day. A superb attorney.


    Christopher Leroi Mediation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Marilynn Mika Spencer

    Alex is completely dedicated to his clients and the legal profession. He takes full advantage of his strong intellect and excellent legal education to find creative and aggressive legal solutions to his clients' legal issues. He is one of the hardest working attorneys I know, and he truly enjoys what he does. Working with him is a delight!


    Marilynn Mika Spencer Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Law Office of Alex Sliheet

9318 Hito Court
San Diego, CA, 92129


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Employment Lawyers AssociationMember2012 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterEmployment LawMasters of Law1996
Wayne State UniversityFinancial MarketsOther - Bachelors1985