Leading international aviation trial attorney with more than 23 years experience. FAA rated pilot.Successfully representing victims and their families in complex aviation litigation for decades.Unique expertise in international aviation litigation throughout Europe, Asia and Africa.
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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.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||New York Super Lawyers||2016|
|Super Lawyer||New York Super Lawyers||2015|
|Super Lawyer||New York Super Lawyers||2014|
|Super Lawyer||New York Super Lawyers||2013|
|Super Lawyer||New York Super Lawyer||2008|
|Super Lawyer||New York Super Lawyer||2007|
|Super Lawyer||New York Super Lawyer||2006|
|Jessup International Moot Court Award||ILSA||1993|
|Excellence in Trial Advocacy||International Academy of Trial Lawyers||1993|
|American Jurisprudence Award for Trial Advocacy||Jurisprudence||N/A|
|Partner||Kreindler & Kreindler, LLP||1995 - Present|
|Law Clerk||Hon. Robert D. Potter, United States District Court, Western District of NC||1993 - 1995|
|Captain||United States Army||1985 - 1990|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Association for Justice (AAJ)||Committee Member - International Relations||2011 - Present|
|AAJ - American Association for Justice||Committee Member - Public Relations||2011 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||Patron||1993 - Present|
|Association of Trial Lawyers of America||Chairperson - Aviation Law||2005 - 2006|
|ABA Aviation and Space Law Newsletter||Torts and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS)||2016|
|Civil Litigation Reporter||Overview of and Update on 9/11 Litigation||2006|
|ABA Book Publishing||Litigating the Aviation Case from Pre-Trial to Closing||1998|
|Notre Dame Law School||Law||JD||1993|
|United States Military Academy||Economics/Engineering||BS||1985|
|8th National Forum on Aviation Claims & Litigation||Flight Crew Mental Health Issues||2016|
|On Demand Online Seminar||Aviation Litigation: The View From 30,000 Feet||2015|
|International Bar Association Conference - Vienna, Austria||Mock Mediation of Aircraft Accident Liabilit||2015|
|AViCON Aviation Insurance Conference||The Other Side of the Aisle: The Plaintiff’s View of Aviation Litigation Trends||2015|
|8th Annual Aviation Liability & Insurance Conference - Montreal, Canada||The Complexity of International Aviation Litigation Against Multiple Tortfeasors: Do We Need a Single Forum?||2015|
|International Air & Transportation Safety Bar Association Annual Conference||Government and Government Contractor Liability for Injuries and Deaths in Combat, Combat Zones and Elsewhere||2014|