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Thirty years of personal commitment and oustanding results for survivors of • spinal cord injury • brain injury • burns and • disabling injuries See alexanderinjury.com for my track record and my client evaluations in cases involving • dangerous drugs and medical devices • car, truck and motorcycle crashes • defective products from SUVs to construction equipment • toxic chemicals: cancer and birth defects • insurance "bad faith"


 


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Licensed since 1971

  1. Personal Injury: 100%

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    Dick has intellect, integrity, and a practical approach to his cases. He has that intangible edge present in the best lawyers. And he fights aggressively, although fairly, for his clients.

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    “An excellent attorney, well known and respected in the legal community. I give my highest recommendation without any reservations for this lawyer."

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Contact Info

Alexander Law Group, LLP

1 Sansome Street #3500
San Francisco, CA, 94104

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive197102/26/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 100 California LawyersAmerican Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA)2008
Leading Lawyer FeatureSan Jose Magazine2008
Statewide Finalist for Street Fighter of the YearConsumer Attorneys of California2008
Trial Lawyer of the YearSanta Clara County Bar Association2008
Pro BonoSanta Clara Center for Occupational Safety and Health1993
"First" Man of the YearThe Women's Fund1987
Community Service AwardSilicon Valley Toxics CoalitionN/A
Dedication to WorkersSanta Clara School of Law Community Law CenterN/A
Special CommendationPro Bono Project of Santa Clara CountyN/A
Medal of HonorSanta Clara County Youth CommissioinN/A
National Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-HubbellN/A
Who's Who in the WestWho's Who in the WestN/A
The Best LawyersN/AN/A
Who's Who in American LawN/AN/A
Who's Who in the WorldWho's Who in the WorldN/A
Who's Who in AmericaWho's Who in AmericaN/A
Outstanding Achievement AwardN/AN/A
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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Alexander Hawes, LLP2007 - Present
Alexander, Hawes & Audet, LLP 1999 - 2006
Alexander Law Firm1992 - 1998
Alexander & Bohn1986 - 1991
The Boccardo Law Firm 1974 - 1986
Lieff, Alexander & WIlcox1972 - 1974
Belli, Ashe, Ellison, Choulos & Lieff1971 - 1972

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
California Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Governors1996 - 2000
California Trial Lawyers AssociationVice President1995 - 1995
California Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Governors1990 - 1994
State Bar of CaliforniaVice President1987 - 1988
State Bar of CaliforniaBoard of Governors1985 - 1988
Santa Clara County Bar AssociationPresident1984 - 1984
National Association of Consumer AdvocatesFounding MemberN/A

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Nothingbut-the-truthFood Safety Failure by the FDA2009
Nothingbut-the-truthFood Safety Failure by the FDA2009
Nothingbut-the-truthGovernment Failures Endanger All Americans2009
Nothingbut-the-truthGenetic Testing: A Major Consumer Fraud2009
Nothingbut-the-truthChemical Exposure at Work: Cancer and Birth Defects2009
Nothingbut-the-truthSPECIAL EDITION; Study Proves ADHD Drugs Are Killers2009
Nothingbut-the-truthPrevent Personal Injuries with Standard Bumper Heights2009
Nothingbut-the-truthDrugging Children For Profit2009
Nothingbut-the-truthDeception, Deceit, Denial Of Insurance Claims2009
Nothingbut-the-truthSafe Products Before Corporate Profits: 195 degree coffee2009
Nothingbut-the-truthTire Ruptures Are Killers2009
Nothingbut-the-truthBotox Facial Injuries2009
Nothingbut-the-truthBeware Byetta2009
Nothingbut-the-truthAdoption Fraud Fractures Families2009
Nothingbut-the-truthHold Medical Device Makers Responsible2009
Nothingbut-the-truthWe’re Happy To Help The FDA2009
Nothingbut-the-truthMetabolife And Other Supplements Deliver Danger2009
Nothingbut-the-truthLevaquin — Rupturing Tendons, Ruining Lives2009
Nothingbut-the-truthHydroxycuts Health Supplements: Very Dangerous to your Health2009
Nothingbut-the-truthBotox Injuries, Disasters and Death2009
Nothingbut-the-truthDuragesic Patches Cause Wrongful Deaths2009
Nothingbut-the-truthFord Explorer Injuries2008
Nothingbut-the-truthBattling Insurance Companies in Bad Faith: The Story of a $2.65 million Recovery against a $100,000 Policy2008
Nothingbut-the-truthExxon and the Supremes2008
Nothingbut-the-truthFreeway Safety: Fixing the Government’s Blind Spot on Sideview Mirrors2008
Nothingbut-the-truthTrauma the Leading Cause of Death for Children — Not Kidnapping: The Disservice of Sensationalized News2008
Nothingbut-the-truthPaxil Harms Those Who Trust GlaxoSmithKline2008
Nothingbut-the-truthGive Up Your Right to Sue for Defective Products? Not a chance.2008
Nothingbut-the-truthFire Victims Get Hosed2008
Nothingbut-the-truthAllstate Forced to Pay2008
Nothingbut-the-truthBuying Government: Are Corporate Campaign Contributions An Inalienable Right?2008
Nothingbut-the-truthMaxwell’s Pledge Will Not Change the Culture of Carnage: An Honest Discussion of Teenage Speeding, Deaths and Killing2008
Nothingbut-the-truthAnnuity Scams Rob Elderly of their Golden Year: Allianz Insurance Fined $10 Million for Scamming Seniors2008
Nothingbut-the-truthFord Explorer: A Lousy Roll Model that Kills and Maims2008
Nothingbut-the-truthHow Off-Label Drug Research Supports Profits — Ethical Questions of Harvard’s Biederman’s Drug Research Raised in 20062008
Nothingbut-the-truthWhose Body is It Anyway? The FDA Thinks Your Body Belongs to Them2008
Nothingbut-the-truthChemicals that Mimic Hormones Explain Birth Defects and 8 year-olds Reaching Puberty2008
Nothingbut-the-truthSurviving 12,000 Volts2008
Nothingbut-the-truthFDA Whitewashes the Dangers of Trasylol and Panders to Bayer2008
Nothingbut-the-truthFight the Media Smear Campaign Against Lawyers2008
Nothingbut-the-truthUnited Nations Award for San Jose Judge Eugene Hyman — First Juvenile Domestic Violence Court in the US. First UN Public Service Award for an American2008
Nothingbut-the-truthSleep Deprivation and a $5 million recovery2008
Nothingbut-the-truthMortgage Crisis: Impose Class Actions on Abusive Mortgage Practices2008
Nothingbut-the-truthUpdate on Ortho Evra Patch: FDA Changes Warning Label on Ortho-Evra in Wake of Increasing Cases of Blood Clots2008
Nothingbut-the-truthHeart Surgery Followed by Kidney Failure, Stroke or Heart Attack: The Impact of Bayer’s Trasylol2008
Nothingbut-the-truthDangerous MRI’s2008
San Jose MagazineBest Lawyers - Personal Injury Law2007
alexanderinjury.comConsumer Advocacy Demands National Coordination: A Call to the American Council on Consumer Interests2007
San Jose Mercury NewsArrest Records Should Be Secret Until Judge's Review2007
Nothingbut-the-truthHolding Drug Manufacturers Responsible for Personal Injuries: Why Pharmaceutical Makers Are Not Immune from Liability2004
Nothingbut-the-truth“Cable Barriers” are Worthless2003
alexanderinjury.comDefective Firestone and Bridgestone Tires on Ford Explorers and other SUVs2000
8 Our Toxic Times 1 Chemical Injury NetworkLitigating Chemically Induced Cancer Cases Years Later1997
CAOC Tahoe Convention HandbookConsumers' Rights: A Primer for Delivering Legal Services1996
CTLA San Francisco Convention HandbookCutting Edge Litigation: Computer Simulation and Animation in The Courtroom - The New Wave1993
22 CTLA Forum 13The Cancer War Needs an Informed Public: Known Carcinogens to be Avoided1992
21 CTLA Forum 357A Protocol For Increasing Client Communication and Successful Case Outcomes: Replicating the Medical Model of Service Delivery ina Remedial Practice1991
21 CTLA Forum 226Being Media-Savy in the 90's1991
21 CTLA Forum 195A Developing Toxic Tort: Lumber Mills, Log Cabins, Leukemia, Lymphomas and Soft Tissue Sarcomas - The Case Against Pentachlorophrnol1991
21 CTLA Forum 103Ending Secrecy in Defective Product Litigation: New Federal Reporting Rule for Consumer Products1991
20 CTLA Forum 299Limiting the Application of Proposition 51 in Cases of Liability Based on Public Policy1990
20 CTLA Forum 221Proving a National Real Estate Franchisor's Joint Venture Tort Liability1990
18 CTLA Forum 123New Directions in Product Liability Warning Cases1988
17 CTLA Forum 173Civil Litigation Specialist--Time for Comment1987
16 CTLA Forum 173The Effect of Inflation on Damages for Future Losses1986
15 CTLA Forum 290The Litigation Explosion Myth and the Confusion About Court Congestion1985
15 CTLA Forum 234It's Time for the Bar to Meet the Press1985
15 CTLA Forum 234Attorney's Fees for Pro Bono Services1985
The RecorderWhy I am Proud to be a Lawyer1984
21 In Brief 7Ethical Considerations: Organized Labor Actions By District Attorneys and Public Defenders1984
13 CTLA Forum 338Punitive Damages: Corporate Liability for the Acts of Agents and Employees1983
18 Trial Magazine 74, Washington, D.C.How to Harness the Information Explosion1982
12 CTLA Forum 190Admissibility of Experimental Evidence1982
12 CTLA Forum 95Product Liability Cases: A Game Plan for Success1982
18 In Brief 33Products Liability: Proving the Plaintiff's Case1981
54 California State Bar Journal 314Consumers' Rights in the Legal Marketplace1979
alexanderinjury.comDefective Sulzer Hip and Knee ReplacementsN/A
alexanderinjury.comDiscrimination In Burial Insurance PoliciesN/A
alexanderinjury.comHigh Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Constitutional and Historic Limits on ImpeachmentN/A
alexanderinjury.comCalifornia Workers' Compensation Attorneys for On-The-Job InjuriesN/A
alexanderinjury.comCalifornia's One Year Statute of Limitations: Extended until Suspicion of InjuryN/A
alexanderinjury.comPersonal Injury: How Long Will a Lawsuit Take?N/A
alexanderinjury.comA Winning Strategy in Defective Products CasesN/A
alexanderinjury.comPersonal Injury and Wrongful Death: An Outline of Common Claims under California LawN/A
alexanderinjury.comChemically Induced Diseases: Synergistic Effects and Cumulative Injuries caused by Toxic ChemicalsN/A
alexanderinjury.comPersonal Injury Law in California: Advice from an Experienced Trial LawyerN/A
Premier Outlook: Brain InjuryTraumatically Brain Injured and the LawN/A
alexanderinjury.comPersonal Injury: Do I Have To Go To Court? Can I Settle Out of Court?N/A
San Jose State UniversityRape Crisis: The Victim's RightsN/A
alexanderinjury.comRollovers: Death, Brain Damage and Quadriplegia - The Failure and the Fault of Roof "Standards"N/A
alexanderinjury.comCalifornia Workers' Compensation Attorneys for On-The-Job InjuriesN/A
alexanderinjury.comCancer in the Electronics IndustryN/A
alexanderinjury.comGas Tank Fires: The Historical Case Against the Placement of Gas Tanks Outside the Frame Rails on the 1973-87 General Motors C & K Model Pickup TrucksN/A
alexanderinjury.comEnvironmental Pollution and Property Damage: Overcoming the Permanent Nuisance Three Year Statute of Limitations - Anatomy of a $2,000,000 Property Damage Settlement, Part IN/A
10 Southwestern University Law Review 13Privacy, Banking and the Supreme Court: A Before and After Look at MillerN/A
alexanderinjury.comEnvironmental Pollution: Overcoming the Defenses of Consent and Custom and Practice - Anatomy of a $2,000,000 Property Damage Settlement, Part IIN/A
alexanderinjury.comSports Utility Vehicles: Dangerous Propensities In An Emergency - 4x4 RolloversN/A
alexanderinjury.comCalculating Property Damage in Pollution and Environmental Cases - Anatomy of a $2,000,000 Property Damage Settlement, Part IIIN/A
State Bar of California Legal Specialization Digest Confidential Settlements Should Be Banned in CaliforniaN/A
alexanderinjury.comAir Bag Safety: Sit Back, Buckle Up, Children in the BackseatN/A
alexanderinjury.comContact Lenses: Settlement of Bausch & Lomb Lens Wearer Class ActionN/A
alexanderinjury.comGas Tank Fires: The $4.9 Billion Verdict Against General Motors for the Explosion of a 1979 Chevrolet MalibuN/A
American College of Legal MedicinePatient Safety and Elder AbuseN/A
alexanderinjury.comConsumer Fraud: Spotting and Protecting Yourself Against It [A General Primer]N/A
9 University of San Francisco Law Review 299Arrest Record Expungement in California: The Polishing of SterlingN/A
alexanderinjury.comClass Actions Protect Investors and Consumers from Abuse: An Overview of the Requirements for Prosecuting and Certifying a Class ActionN/A
alexanderinjury.comAircrash Fatality and Survival Factors for Commercial PilotsN/A
alexanderinjury.comFen-Phen California Warning: Silent Injury - Secret Disease made worse by California's Statute of Limitations that Starts Running When Injury is First SuspectedN/A
alexanderinjury.comAirbus A-300 Defects: FAA Delay in Ordering Inspection and American Airlines Flight 587N/A
alexanderinjury.comConfidential Settlements Should Be Banned in CaliforniaN/A
California Atorneys for Criminal JusticeThe Right to Privacy and Arrest Record Retention of the InnocentN/A
alexanderinjury.comHandgun Use Banned for Misdemeanor Domestic Violence ConvictionN/A
alexanderinjury.comPesticides and LymphomaN/A
alexanderinjury.comContaminated L-Tryptophan and Eosinophilia Myalgia Syndrome [EMS]: the 1989 Epidemic and the 1998 WarningN/A
alexanderinjury.comJury Duty in California: An Overview of Jury Trials EditorJury Duty in California: An Overview of Jury Trials EditorN/A
alexanderinjury.comIBM: Cancer and Birth Defects at San Jose, Fishkill and Essex JunctionN/A
alexanderinjury.comBirth Defects Caused by Herbicides, Insecticides, and Industrial ChemicalsN/A
alexanderinjury.comClass Actions Protect Investors and Consumers from Abuse: An Overview of the Requirements for Prosecuting and Certifying a Class ActionN/A
25 Hastings Law Journal 977Grand Jury Indictment Versus Prosecution by Information - An Equal Protection - Due Process IssueN/A
alexanderinjury.comChemically Induced Diseases: Synergistic Effects and Cumulative Injuries caused by Toxic Chemicals -- Understanding the Gulf War Syndrome and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity [MCS]N/A
alexanderinjury.comEnvironmental Exposure to Toxic Chemicals Cause CancerN/A
alexanderinjury.comDefective Thyroid Medication: levothyroxine sodium, EditorN/A
alexanderinjury.comLes Ethers de Glycol: les risques et les enjeux pour la SanteN/A
alexanderinjury.comStop Corporate Rip Offs - Blow the Whistle on CrimeN/A
alexanderinjury.comChild Molestation: School's Failure to Supervise a Volunteer Senior Citizen - A Case ReportN/A
alexanderinjury.comAfter the Accident: What To Do ImmediatelyN/A
alexanderinjury.comPaxil Reaction: Wrongful Death Caused by the Failure to Treat Husband's State Aggravated by PaxilN/A
alexanderinjury.comToxic Carcinogens in the Construction IndustryN/A
The Advocate Journal of Criminal Justice Education & ResearchThe Traumatically Brain Injured and the LawN/A
alexanderinjury.comPersonal Injury Negligence Law in CaliforniaN/A
alexanderinjury.comUnderstanding the Legal Fee Agreement: Consumers' Rights in the Legal MarketplaceN/A
alexanderinjury.comLeukemia, Solvents and Glues: Proving the Connection, a Case Study, with HawesN/A
alexanderinjury.comWhen an Insurance Company Breaches Its Contract: A Brief Summary of the General Law in the United StatesN/A
alexanderinjury.comToxic Exposures in the Construction IndustryN/A
alexanderinjury.comAvoiding Fraud When Buying Long-Term Care Insurance: A Guide For Consumers And Their Families, EditorN/A
alexanderinjury.comIn Utero Workplace Injuries: Children Harmed By Solvents During PregnancyN/A
alexanderinjury.comWhat is the Law of Negligence in California?N/A
23 CTLA Forum 27Fraud by Adoption AgenciesN/A
alexanderinjury.comWhat damages can be collected in a personal injury or wrongful death case under California law?N/A
alexanderinjury.comPassive Seatbelt Systems and the 65 MPH Speed Limit: A Cause for ConcernN/A
alexanderinjury.comAccident Law: Questions and Answers for people who have suffered an InjuryN/A
alexanderinjury.comProving Toxic Torts: A Primer on PharmacokineticsN/A
alexanderinjury.comToxic Exposures in the Construction IndustryN/A
CTLA San Francisco Convention PublicationTraumatic Brain Injury - Proving a Lifetime DisabilityN/A
alexanderinjury.comHow to Fix GM Pickups: A Public Letter to the Attorneys Objecting to the Settlement of the GM Pickup Gas Tank LitigationN/A
alexanderinjury.comMethyl Ethyl Ketone, Fetal Neurotoxicity, Microcephaly and Mental Retardation: In Utero Brain Damage Caused by Toxic Solvent ExposureN/A
alexanderinjury.comBefore You Hire a Personal Injury LawyerN/A
CTLA Tahoe Convention HandbookA New and Developing Tort: Adoption FraudN/A
alexanderinjury.comOver-the-Counter Herbicides Pose a Significant Threat of Soft-Tissue Sarcoma, Leukemia and LymphomaN/A
alexanderinjury.comExplosive Devices, Public Schools, and Lenient School AdministratorsN/A
alexanderinjury.comDioxin Proven to Cause Cancer and Heart DiseaseN/A
alexanderinjury.comAdoption Fraud in CaliforniaN/A
alexanderinjury.comAsthmatic Children with Seizures: Theophylline May Be the CauseN/A
alexanderinjury.comExplosive Devices, Public Schools, and Lenient School Administrators: The June 8, 1994 Smoke Bomb Prank at Palo Alto's Gunn High School that Injured EighteenN/A
alexanderinjury.comEarly Diagnosis of Industrially Induced Cancers and Birth DefectsN/A
alexanderinjury.comSurvivors of Sexual Assault: A General Information Guide for Women, Their Families and CounselorsN/A
alexanderinjury.comIn Utero Workplace Injuries: Children Harmed By Solvents During PregnancyN/A
alexanderinjury.comThe Development of Consumer Rights in the United States Slowed by the Power of Corporate Political Contributions and LobbyingN/A
22 CTLA Forum 31Proving Chemically Induced Asthma Symptoms: Reactive Airways Dysfunction Syndrome, A New Medical DevelopmentN/A
alexanderinjury.comUnderstanding the Americans with Disabilities ActN/A
22 CTLA Forum 22Product Liability: Preventing Deaths From Tire Explosions Caused by Known Design DefectsN/A
alexanderinjury.comWrongful Adoption: Fraud by Adoption AgenciesN/A
alexanderinjury.comGas Tank Safety: Polyethylene Liners Inside Metal Tanks the Corvette HistoryN/A
alexanderinjury.comThe History of No-Fault: Voters Say "No" to So-Called "Reforms" 13 Out of 13 TimesN/A
alexanderinjury.comCollectable Damages in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death CasesN/A
alexanderinjury.comDioxin Proven to Cause Cancer and Heart DiseaseN/A
The California Legal SecretaryPreparing the Defective Product CaseN/A
alexanderinjury.comFetal Brain Damage, Developmental Delays and Intellectual Impairment as a Result of Exposure to Polychlorinated Biphenyl [PCB] in PregnancyN/A
21 CTLA ForumAviation Litigation: Protecting Government from Liability - The FAA's Approach to Flight SafetyN/A
alexanderinjury.comProtective Helmets Prevent Traumatic Brain Injury: Horseback-Riding Injuries Prove the CaseN/A
49 Brooklyn Law ReviewAdmiralty, Federalism and the New York Direct Action Statute: Seaman's Rights to Enforce Jones Act JudgmentsN/A
alexanderinjury.comAsthmatic Children with Seizures: Theophylline May Be the CauseN/A
UnknownThe Hazards of Overhead Electrical Catenary Railroad Systems: A Detailed Case Report Of A $8.5 million RecoveryN/A
alexanderinjury.comOver-the-Counter Herbicides Pose a Significant Threat of Soft-Tissue Sarcoma, Leukemia and LymphomaN/A
alexanderinjury.comDioxin in Pentachlorophenol: A Case Study of Cancer Deaths in the Lumber IndustryN/A
alexanderinjury.comConsumer Fraud: Spotting and Protecting Yourself Against It [A General Primer]N/A
alexanderinjury.comThe Development of Consumer Rights in the United States Slowed by the Power of Corporate Political Contributions and LobbyingN/A
alexanderinjury.comDesigner Poisons: How to Protect Your Health and Home from Toxic PesticidesN/A
alexanderinjury.comRepresenting Victims of Crime: A Perspective on the Disaster of American Public Policy and Proposals for ChangeN/A
alexanderinjury.comHidden Safety Hazards: (And How to Protect Yourself Against Them)N/A
alexanderinjury.comHow to Hire the "Right Lawyer": Consumers' Rights in the Legal MarketplaceN/A
alexanderinjury.comTop 10 Hazardous Household ChemicalsN/A
alexanderinjury.comAll Terrain Vehicles: Deaths and Injuries to ChildrenN/A
alexanderinjury.comThe Traumatically Brain Injured and the LawN/A

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Chicago Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1969
Ohio Wesleyan UniversityEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1967