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Daily Journal Adds Mary Alexander to Top Plaintiff Lawyers List for 2019

The Daily Journal has honored Mary Alexander by naming her one of the Top Plaintiff Lawyers of 2019. The journal has recognized and stated that Mary, as a founder of Mary Alexander & Associates, P.C., “has started a movement to hold wrongdoers accountable in the courtroom.” Over the past three decades, it has been Mary’s … Read More

Mary E. Alexander Appears in Podcast About Former $13.3 Million Bicycle Accident Case

    Mary E. Alexander appeared on the Great Trials Podcast, which aired on May 14, 2019. She was interviewed about a 1980 California trial where she won a $13.3 million verdict for a University of Arizona student. The student, 40-year-old Mary Hall, suffered a life-altering injury from a bicycle crash while riding down a … Read More

National Law Journal Awards Mary Alexander with 2019 Trailblazer Award

The National Law Journal (NLJ) has honored Mary Alexander with the 2019 Plaintiff Trailblazer award. The journal recognized Mary’s “Pioneer Spirit” through her recent successful verdicts and her impressive legal background. NLJ awarded Mary with this prestigious award because of her hardworking attitude and her determination to help others. Recently, she obtained a $21.4 million … Read More

Supreme Court of the United States Ruling Holds Lead Paint Makers Liable for $400 Million Ruling

October 15, 2018 – San Francisco, CA – The Supreme Court of the United States refused to hear a challenge to a California Supreme Court ruling, thus upholding a $400 million decision which holds makers of lead paint responsible for cleaning up hold homes. The lawsuit was initially filed in 2000, and soon 10 California … Read More

How Has the Role of Female Trial Attorneys Changed in 30 Years?

Since the beginning of the American justice system, our country’s legal theater has been dominated by men. This dominance has led to the men-first culture that can found in many U.S. courtrooms, but that mentality is changing. Women are stepping into skilled roles that were previously the domain of men, and they are creating a … Read More

What Kind of Damage Did the Wine Country Fires Leave Behind?

California wildfire season has been especially nightmarish this year. In Wine Country, fires destroyed over 5,000 homes and killed 44 people. Usually by this time of the year, the season would be ramping down as fall showers move in, but this year has been different. Just a few weeks ago, more fires popped up in … Read More

What Does It Take to Be Selected as One of 2018’s Best Law Firms?

The personal injury attorneys here at Mary Alexander & Associates, P.C. have good news to share with the Bay Area. We have been chosen as one of the best law firms in the San Francisco area by US News and Best Lawyers. But what does that mean to our clients, and how was our law … Read More

PG&E Lawsuits Filed, Will More Wildfire Victims Join?

On October 8-9, wildfires raged through the countryside of Northern California. These blazes burned nearly 6,200 homes, wiped out around 150 commercial buildings and killed 43 people. Thankfully, the fires were contained a few short weeks ago, but many families are returning to find they no longer have homes. Now, these wildfire victims are banding … Read More

Can Medical Facilities Be Held Responsible for Not Reporting Child Abuse?

It was late January of 2011 when a seven-week-old baby was brought into Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson, California. The boy had injuries to his eye, bruising on the face, and a mouthful of blood, yet doctors only treated the child and sent him home with his teenage parents and maternal grandmother. Now, several years … Read More

Are San Francisco Bicycle Accidents Common?

San Francisco is known as one of the most bicycle friendly cities in the entire country. However, that doesn’t mean that bike accidents don’t happen in the Bay Area. Medical costs from bicycle accidents are rising, even though there have been fewer biking fatalities in the area. That could mean more cyclists are finding themselves … Read More

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