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Mary Alexander & Associates, P.C.

At Mary Alexander & Associates, P.C., we dedicate our entire practice to helping clients who have been seriously injured in accidents that occurred because of another party’s negligence. From our office in San Francisco, we represent clients in Oakland, San Jose, San Mateo and the surrounding areas. Our dedicated focus on motor vehicle accidents, catastrophic injury, nursing home abuse, injuries to children and other personal injury claims allows us to effectively guide our clients through these often complex processes.


44 Montgomery Street
Suite 1303

San Francisco CA 94104

Phone : (415) 433-4440
Mary E. Alexander

Mary E. Alexander

Widely recognized as one of San Francisco’s top personal injury attorneys, Mary Alexander established her stellar reputation in the legal community after obtaining some of the largest and highest profile verdicts and settlements in the state of California over the course of her career.

She earned a national reputation for her work protecting consumer rights, and her dedication to her clients has won her numerous awards from attorneys, clients, legal publications and others.

Ms. Alexander is a Past-President of both the Association of Trial Lawyers of America and Consumer Attorneys of California, and her lobbying work for consumer rights is matched only by her success on behalf of her clients.

Results

Mary has built a notable record of success, both before juries and at the negotiation table. Some of the highlights include:

  • She was a lead attorney working tirelessly to negotiate a $305 million settlement on behalf of ten California counties against several paint companies involved in the nearly 20-year lawsuit over lead paint in California. Ms. Alexander worked on this case for its entirety with the settlement ending two decades of litigation, which included a $1.5 billion bench verdict.
  • A $45 million verdict for a San Mateo victim who had her neck broken and as a result became a quadriplegic who was paralyzed for life when her car was struck by a driver speeding through a red light.
  • A $21.4 million jury verdict on behalf of the families of two brothers who died of cancer as a result of their exposure to the known cancer-causing chemical benzene.
  • A $13.3 million verdict for a severely injured client in Hall v. Yosemite Park and Curry Company, in which faulty bicycle brakes triggered a crash resulting in quadriplegia.
  • A $5.5 million settlement for a long-haul trucker who was run over by another trucker while outside the cab of his rig safely locking and inspecting his load.
  • A $4 million settlement in a San Francisco Municipal Railway accident, Landsverk v. CCSFA.
  • $4 million settlement in a pedestrian accident, Ruszak v. State Farm.

But it’s not just the results that have made Mary one of California’s most sought-after trial attorneys. It’s also a unique combination of capabilities and compassion that few lawyers can bring to their cases – or their clients. A scientist before she studied law, Mary leverages her technical background in every matter she takes on, and is well known for her ability to explain complicated theories to juries – and for using high-tech courtroom exhibits that help make difficult points easy to comprehend. She’s taken on cases other lawyers won’t, or can’t – such as child sex abuse cases – and assisted clients from all walks of life. Because someone who has been harmed is someone who should be helped.

Along the way, Mary, a graduate of Santa Clara University Law School, has been recognized repeatedly by her peers, and the press, for her work. Her awards and honors include:

  • Being named a Top 100 Attorney in California by the Daily Journal in 2018 and 2019
  • Named one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s “Top 10 Trial Attorneys” by the San Francisco Chronicle
  • Named a Northern California Super Lawyer every year since in 2006
  • Recognized as one of the 2019 Top Women Lawyers in California and a 2019 Top 30 Plaintiff Attorney in California by the Daily Journal
  • Past editor-in-chief of Forum, a publication of the Consumer Attorneys of California
Areas of Practice
  • Personal Injury — Plaintiff
Bar Admissions
California, 1982
U.S. District Court District of Arizona, 1986
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1982
Published Works
  • Past Editor-in-Chief of Forum, Consumer Attorneys of California Publication
Representative Cases
  • For an extensive list of Mary’s cases, please click here
Honors and Awards
2020: Daily Journal, Top 30 Plaintiff Attorney in California
2020: Lawdragon, 500 Leading Lawyers in America
2020: Global 100, Civil Litigation Lawyer of the Year (Civil, Boutique, Personal Injury)
2019: Consumer Attorneys of California’s Consumer Attorney of the Year Award
2019: The Daily Journal’s Top 100 Attorneys in California
2019: The Daily Journal’s Top 30 Plaintiff Lawyers in California Award
2019: National Law Journal’s Plaintiff Trailblazer Award
2019: The Daily Journal’s Top Women Lawyers in California Award
2019 (since 2006): Super Lawyers in Northern California
2019: Top 50 Women Northern California Super Lawyers
2019: Lawdragon, 500 Leading Lawyers in America
2019: Top Attorneys of North America, Who’s Who Directory
2018: The CAOC Edward I. Pollock Award
2018: The Daily Journal’s Top 100 Attorneys in California
2018: The Daily Journal’s Top 30 Plaintiff Lawyers in California Award
2018: Top 50 Women Northern California Super Lawyers
2018: Best Lawyers in America
2018: Top 10 Attorney Award, National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys
2018: Lawdragon, 500 Leading Lawyers in America
2018: Top 25 National Women’s Award, National Trial Lawyers
2018:  Top 25 National Women Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers
2018: Top 100 Attorneys, Lifetime Achievement Northern California
2018: Top Attorneys of North America, Who’s Who Directory
2017: Top 100 Northern California Super Lawyers
2017: Top 50 Women Northern California Super Lawyers
2017-2018: 10 Best Attorneys, American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
2017: Best Law Firm, Best Law Firms of America
2016-2019: Best Lawyers, Northern California
2016-2019: Best Lawyers, Northern California
2015: Daily Journal, Top 25 Plaintiff Lawyers - California
2014: "The Heavyweights" Award, The 500 Leading Lawyers in America
2014: Trial Lawyer of the Year, Public Justice
2014: Trial Lawyer of the Year Award, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association (for Lead Paint Verdict)
2013: Top Rated Lawyers, Top Lawyers of San Francisco Recognized for Excellence & Achievement by the Legal Community
2012-2013: Best of 2013, The Recorder, The Best Legal Services and Solutions that Readers Have Rated Highly Across Multiple Categories
2012: "The Influencers" Award, The 500 Leading Lawyers in America
2012: Top 50 Women Attorneys in Northern California, San Francisco Magazine
2012: Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame, California State Bar Litigation Section
2010: The Recorder, Million-Dollar Settlements
2009: Trial Lawyer of the Year, CAOC Women's Caucus
2005: Presidential Award of Merit, CAOC
2004: CAOC, Presidential Award of Merit
2003: Doctor of Law Degree, Santa Clara School of Law, upon giving the Commencement speech at the graduation of the Class of 2003
2001: Trial Lawyer of the Year by Themis
1996: Marie Lambert Award, AAJ
Professional Associations and Memberships
2016: ABOTA Foundation Senior Life Fellow
2015: Supreme Court of the United States of America, Admitted
2015: ABA Standing Committee on Medical Professional Liability, Member
2010: AAJ President, AAJ Endowment
2009: AAJ Endowment, Treasurer
2008: American Association for Justice, Secretary, AAJ Endowment
2007: American Association for Justice, Secretary, AAJ Endowment
2005-2006: American Board of Trial Advocates, Member, National Board
2005: Roscoe Pound Institute, President
2004-2007: Bar Association of San Francisco, Member of Board of Directors
2004-2007: Bar Association of San Francisco, Board Member
2004-Present: National Center for State Courts, Attorney Board Member
2003: American Association for Justice, President
2002-Present: AAJ Leaders’ Forum, Member
2002: American Association for Justice, President Elect
2001: American Association for Justice, Vice President
2000: American Association for Justice, Secretary
2000: Foundation of the American Board of Trial Advocates Life Fellow
1999: American Association for Justice, Treasurer
1998: American Association for Justice, Parliamentarian
1998-2017: American Association for Justice, Member, Board of AAJ Endowment
1997-Present: American Board of Trial Advocates, Member
1996-1997: American Association for Justice, Chair, State Delegates
1996-1997: American Association for Justice, Chair, Council of Presidents
1996: Consumer Attorneys of California, President
1995-1996: American Association for Justice, Chair, PAC Task Force
1995-1999: Public Justice, Member, Board of Governors
1995-Present: Western Trial Lawyers Association, Member, Board of Governors
1995: Consumer Attorneys of California, President-Elect
1994-1995: American Association for Justice, Chair, Membership Committee
1994: Consumer Attorneys of California, Vice President
1993: Consumer Attorneys of California, Parliamentarian
1988-1992: Consumer Attorneys of California, Member, Board of Governors
1984-1999: San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Board Member
1984-Present: Bar Association of San Francisco, Member
1982-Present: California Women Lawyers, Member, 1982 – Present
1982-Present: Public Justice, Member
1982-Present: American Bar Association, Member
Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, Member
College of Master Advocates and Barristers, Member
College of Master Advocates and Barristers, Senior Counsel
National Crimes Victims Association, President
Consumers Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Member
San Mateo County Trial Lawyers Association, Member
Santa Clara Trial Lawyers Association, Member
Santa Clara University School of Law, Member, Board of Visitors