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Brian Joseph Alexander


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Brian J. Alexander is a nationally-acclaimed aviation trial lawyer and partner of Kreindler & Kreindler LLP which has been consistently recognized as one of the nation’s most prestigious aviation plaintiff law firms since 1950.

After graduating from the United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point in 1985, Mr. Alexander served as a helicopter and fixed wing pilot from 1985-1990. Mr. Alexander graduated from the Army Aviation Accident Investigation Course and is a licensed FAA commercial multi-engine airplane and helicopter pilot with instrument ratings. 

Following his military service, Mr. Alexander attended Notre Dame Law School at the University of Notre Dame. While in law school, Mr. Alexander won several honors, including International Academy of Trial Lawyers Award for Trial Advocacy and the Jessup International Moot Court Award.

Since joining Kreindler & Kreindler LLP in 1995, Mr. Alexander has litigated numerous international and domestic airline, commuter, military and general aviation crash cases. Many of the aviation cases in which Mr. Alexander has been involved have had notable results, including several of the highest individual settlements in the United States. 

Mr. Alexander has appeared on television and radio shows as an aviation expert and legal analyst, including CNBC, NPR, BBC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, CNN and The Today Show.  He was also interviewed by Mike Wallace of “60 Minutes” in connection with his efforts on Capitol Hill to address aviation safety.

Since 2006, Mr. Alexander has repeatedly been selected by his peers as one of The Best Lawyers in America and also as a New York Superlawyer.

Mr.  Alexander is an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Rutgers School of Law where he teaches a course on Aviation Accident Litigation.


Practice areas


  1. Aviation: 75%
  2. International Law: 25%

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Kreindler & Kreindler LLP

750 3rd Ave
New York, NY, 10017-2703


NYCurrently registered 199707/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerNew York Super Lawyers2016
Super LawyerNew York Super Lawyers2015
Super LawyerNew York Super Lawyers2014
Super LawyerNew York Super Lawyers2013
Super LawyerNew York Super Lawyer2008
Super LawyerNew York Super Lawyer2007
Super LawyerNew York Super Lawyer2006
Jessup International Moot Court AwardILSA1993
Excellence in Trial AdvocacyInternational Academy of Trial Lawyers1993
American Jurisprudence Award for Trial AdvocacyJurisprudenceN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerKreindler & Kreindler, LLP1995 - Present
Law ClerkHon. Robert D. Potter, United States District Court, Western District of NC1993 - 1995
CaptainUnited States Army1985 - 1990
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Association for Justice (AAJ)Committee Member - International Relations2011 - Present
AAJ - American Association for JusticeCommittee Member - Public Relations2011 - Present
American Association for JusticePatron1993 - Present
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaChairperson - Aviation Law2005 - 2006
Publication nameTitleDate
ABA Aviation and Space Law NewsletterTorts and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS)2016
Civil Litigation ReporterOverview of and Update on 9/11 Litigation2006
ABA Book PublishingLitigating the Aviation Case from Pre-Trial to Closing1998
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Notre Dame Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
United States Military AcademyEconomics/EngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science1985
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
8th National Forum on Aviation Claims & LitigationFlight Crew Mental Health Issues2016
On Demand Online SeminarAviation Litigation: The View From 30,000 Feet2015
International Bar Association Conference - Vienna, AustriaMock Mediation of Aircraft Accident Liabilit2015
AViCON Aviation Insurance ConferenceThe Other Side of the Aisle: The Plaintiff’s View of Aviation Litigation Trends2015
8th Annual Aviation Liability & Insurance Conference - Montreal, CanadaThe Complexity of International Aviation Litigation Against Multiple Tortfeasors: Do We Need a Single Forum?2015
International Air & Transportation Safety Bar Association Annual ConferenceGovernment and Government Contractor Liability for Injuries and Deaths in Combat, Combat Zones and Elsewhere2014